“If we don’t laugh, we’ll cry”: São Paulo UoM student on poverty, democracy and life in Brazil
Maju Muchon, a first-year psychology student at UoM, tells the Mancunion about the crises of poverty and democracy in Brazil, as well as how Brazilian students in Manchester are struggling with the cost of living.
The Bolivian crisis represents the latest manifestation of American imperialism
In his opinion piece, writer George Walker addresses the Bolivian situation with a focus on American interventionism…
Is this what modern Spanish democracy looks like at its worst?
Where does state-led aggression fit into a liberal democracy?
First Senate session of the academic year – live updates
The Mancunion will be giving you live updates of motions debated and passed in Senate
Student elections and ongoing contradictions
Elliott Mills illustrates how continued low voter turnout in Student Union elections is widening the gap between students and those representing them
Is it okay to punch a Nazi?
David Moseley considers punching a Nazi, musing over the ethics of such an act and its place in the current political climate
War on drugs: Fabric reopens the debate
With new rules put in place, Fabric is due to reopen, and with it the age-long debate on drugs is back
Let’s give British democracy the voting system it needs
Admist the rapidity of political events in the last several weeks, we must step back and use the results of the 2015 general election to reopen the debate about our voting system
The burkini: what’s behind it ?
Lioui Benhamou addresses the deeper connotations of the debate surrounding France’s banning of the controversial ‘burkini’
A response to “The Burkini: What’s behind it?”
The debate over the burkini tells us a lot about the treatment of women in the continuing tensions between the ‘West’ and Islam
Student activist forms new democracy party in Hong Kong
Wong gained public recognition through ‘the umbrella movement’ and seeks to protest the One Country, Two Systems policy with his newly-formed party
Defend the Freedom of Information Act at universities
We must back what is simply the only way to hold the institutions that have an impact on our lives to account. Stand with The Boar and Warwick Globalist
People’s Assembly National Week of Action
This week saw the People’s Assembly’s Week of Action protesting the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester
Interview: Peter Tatchell
Peter Tatchell, the human rights campaigner, spoke to The Mancunion ahead of his General Election event on the 30th of April
The hypocrisies of censorship
Guest contributors Edgar and John Beswirck argue against the unnecessary censorship of the recent Charlie Hebdo Muhammad cartoon at the Students’ Union’s Refreshers’ Fair
Should we increase regulation of the press?
Thomas McEvilly and Lauren Wills debate the issue of press regulation, weighing up the need for freedom of expression, a transparent media, and ethical journalism