….One Rogue Reporter…Rich Peppiatt, was a Daily Star tabloid hack who was so angry with his paper’s obsession with sensationalism and dishonesty that he decided to turn the tables on his bosses and use their own tactics against them. Originally he created a stage show which was made into this documentary. Join the local NUJ at a screening and meet Rich to discuss what can we do about the corruption in our press media on February 17,at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge St, M1 5BY Manchester.Further info see
Tickets: £6 general admission and £3 for students and unemployed.
…..StopG4S campaign…you could not make it up. Manchester City Council, after forcing thousands of its workers to take voluntary early retirement or be privatised into organisations run by private companies such as G4S, are organising a demo to Stand up for Manchester (Council) against the Cuts! Its like Marie Antoinette calling for starving people to eat cake. Just another symptom of the rotten borough status of our local authorities. The Stop G4S campaign who are calling for Manchester to boycott G4s as a contractor have organised a protest on the same day. Join them on Tuesday 3rd Feb 2015 Albert Square Manchester. 4.30 to 6pm
You can sign their petition if you live or study in Mcr at
about Radical Women; from Mary Wollstonecraft to Votes for Women Michael Herbert will be teaching this 10 week course starting on Wednesday 4 February at the Working Class Movement Library, 11am – 1.00pm. It will explore the role of women, both in radical movements in the 19 and early 20 Century and in movements for women’s rights. Michael’s definitive history book on local women’s history is “Up Then Brave Women”; Manchester’s Radical Women 1819 to 1918 was published in 2012. He is a radical historian who has been researching, teaching and writing about radical history for many years. For more information or to book a place on the course, please contact Michael : firstname.lastname@example.org
…to a modern radical woman. Lisa McKenzie is a working class woman and has a doctorate in sociology. She got it the hard way, she didn’t have middleclass parents or an Oxford education. In this interview with the Artist Taxi Driver she talks about her life, politics and new book; Getting By. Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain. See
… Mainstream Modern website launch on 12 February. Richard Brook, is the Principal Lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture and at this event he will launching his new website It collates nearly twenty years of architectural research and photography. It features many of the most well-known buildings from the Greater Manchester area and the less well known including Blackley Crematorium and the Ritz Ballroom. A fascinating photographic history. Further details see