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Friday 4 July 2008

Security guards refuse free entry to the Manchester Pride AIDS candlelight vigil (video)

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The candlelight AIDS vigil on the final night of Manchester Pride has always been a key event and, to some people, the most important part.

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Filed under: Documentary,LGBT,Manchester,Politics,Rushes,With video — GS @ 12:35 pm
Sunday 20 April 2008

Protest by Chinese students, Manchester (video)

More than 1000 people protested about Western media coverage of the Beijing Olympics and Tibet. After a two-hour demonstration outside the BBC, they marched up Oxford Street to Manchester Town Hall.

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Filed under: Manchester,Politics,The media,With video — GS @ 7:29 pm
Saturday 5 April 2008

MP fights for photographers’ rights

Labour Member of Parliament Austin Mitchell, a photographer himself, has tabled an early day motion supporting the rights of people who take pictures in public places.

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Filed under: Photography,Politics — GS @ 6:50 am
Tuesday 25 March 2008

Urban hipsters face repossession and negative equity

As marketeers, estate agents and other vested interests continue to talk up property in Britain’s city centres, the reality begins to emerge in newspaper articles.

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Filed under: Buildings,Politics — GS @ 6:56 pm
Saturday 8 March 2008

Reclaim the Night march, Manchester

UPDATE (October 2008): due to controversy surrounding the actual motives behind the ‘queer trans bloc’, this video has ‘retired’ into the archives and I have withdrawn permission to show or distribute it. On a personal note, I filmed this event with the best of intentions: to report the march and record it for posterity.

Original text description:

Saturday 1 March 2008, The Reclaim the Night march set off from Manchester University on Sackville Street. Travelled along Oxford Road, Portland Street and through the gay village. Despite torrential rain everyone was in good spirits.


Filed under: LGBT,Politics — GS @ 2:12 am
Saturday 1 March 2008

Global warming has passed the tipping point, and catastrophe is unstoppable says James Lovelock

Climate science maverick James Lovelock believes catastrophe is inevitable.

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Filed under: Environment,Politics — GS @ 1:12 am
Thursday 28 February 2008

The true cost of the war in Iraq

‘In 2005, a Nobel prize-winning economist began the painstaking process of calculating the true cost of the Iraq war. In his new book, he reveals how short-sighted budget decisions, cover-ups and a war fought in bad faith will affect us all for decades to come.’

Read more at The Guardian.


Filed under: Politics — GS @ 6:13 pm
 
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