Activism

When It’s OK to Oppose Same Sex Marriage

July 9, 2012

Orthodox Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks found himself on the front page of the Jewish Chronicle this week for, unsurprisingly, being against gay marriage. Or actually, having put his name to a response to the government consultation on same sex marriage by the London Beth Din, the Orthodox religious law court. In response, the Jewish Chronicle […]

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Roger Hayes, Merseyside Police, and Wirral Council

July 3, 2012

  Roger Hayes is the chair of the British Constitution Group, a group which campaigns for lawful rebellion against governmental intrusions like Parliament, magistrates, and council tax, on the basis of our rights under Magna Carta. This morning he was arrested and imprisoned in Liverpool Prison by a magistrate’s court, and my Facebook feed went […]

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UMSU Exec Election Results 2012

March 16, 2012

Final rounds only: Activities and Development: Tommy Fish: 1309 Rachel Longworth: 764 Wellbeing Catriona Gray: 967 Kaspar Lisa Murgatroyd: 407 Campaigns: Khalil Secker: 1039 Zoe Creighton-Hird; 674 Communities: Kaz Dyson: 867 Nick Wilkinson: 761 Women’s: Tabz O’Brien-Butcher: 976 Grace Skelton: 750 Diversity: Saad Wahid: 1007 Lucy Kravariti: 951 Education: Luke Newton: 1136 Hafsa Mahmood: 1133 […]

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Peter Reynolds and the

January 13, 2012

Related Posts:Peter Reynolds and the MPs who Weren’tPerverts in the Fashion Industry and Cannabis Law ReformEveryone Vs. Peter Reynolds (Lol)Peter Reynolds vs. Everyone (Apparently)Peter Reynolds and the Rampant Sexism (Aimed at Me)

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Perverts in the Fashion Industry and Cannabis Law Reform

January 4, 2012

There is currently something of a storm erupting in the cannabis law reform community. Peter Reynolds, the leader of Clear, the cannabis law reform party, is known publishing right wing and controversial opinions on his personal blog, and somewhat more dubiously, on his Facebook profile which he uses for both personal and public commentary. Fair […]

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Why I’m not in Tahrir, I mean, Albert Square

October 5, 2011

There is a peculiar trend within the activist community that all occupations, all protests, and all protesters must be defended at whatever cost from the tyranny of the state. That’s a fair enough stance to take, though I think given our manpower compared to that of the state, that’s too optimistic for me to agree […]

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Help Wanted: Were You at the 9th of December Student Fees Protest?

April 18, 2011

Please see below for a shout-out for witnesses by two of my friends who got beaten up and nicked by the police on the 9th December at the student protests. They need help, so please spread widely! Help Wanted With Our Defence Were You at the 9th of December Student Fees Protest? Did You see: […]

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Reclaim your Night: Feminist Chants for Marches, Protests, and Parties

April 10, 2011

Here is a list of helpful, feministy chants for every occasion you might need to shout down patriarchy. Hannah Paterson, the amazing Welfare Officer of UMSU, compiled these, but she wanted a wider audience. Fly, my pretties, fly! Chant and cheer and win us our rights! Oh you know. You might find these useful. *shrugs* […]

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A New Phase for the Student Movement is Starting

March 14, 2011

Newly published from myself on Manchester Mule: The student movement against fees and cuts has been a pretty big fail by our stated goals so far. Tuition fees have tripled, our teaching budgets are still being cut by 80 percent, and I don’t think anyone outside the student bubble even noticed the day the Commons […]

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UMSU Exec Election Results 2011

March 11, 2011

Final rounds only. Non-Sabb Officers Life Sciences Faculty Officer: Luke Newton: 1310 RON: 282 Humanities Faculty Officer: Nick Pringle: 1112 Ben Green: 298 Ionut Luzinschi: 215 RON: 151 EPS Faculty Officer: Ghalia Albarazi: 927 Cory Bernard: 889 Dean Phythian: 286 Medical Faculty Officer: Markus Arnold: 661 Simon Gupta: 392 Rashad Roufi: 171 International Students’ Officer: […]

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