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Friday 6 March 2009

Mandelson hit by slime instead of sleaze, for a change

Above: Channel 4 News reports

Unelected Business Secretary, ‘Lord’ Mandelson was hit by slime rather than sleaze when Leila Deen, a member of environmental group Plane Stupid, threw green custard over him this morning. The move was a ‘last resort’ after the democratic process had failed, she said.

Plane Stupid is campaigning against a third runway at Heathrow. (more…)


Filed under: Environment,Politics — GS @ 8:27 pm
Friday 12 December 2008

Manchester votes on the congestion charge

The population of Greater Manchester has been voting to decide whether a congestion charge should be introduced and the result is expected this evening. Motorists would have to pay if they crossed either of two rings around the city at certain times of the day. (more…)


Filed under: Environment,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 7:58 am
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.

(more…)


Filed under: Photography,Politics — GS @ 6:50 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
Thursday 21 February 2008

LGBT History Month: the 20th anniversary of the Section 28 Rally, at Manchester Central Library (video)

Well done to Manchester Libraries for the program of events they’re running for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) History Month. My guess is they haven’t had much money to spend on this and I hope next year they will be given more. But they’ve put on some interesting events.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics,With video — GS @ 5:03 pm
Tuesday 19 February 2008

What people are asking this week (no. 789): The LGF

Why doesn’t the name of the LGF (or ‘Lesbian and Gay F**kwits’ as the poppets are known locally) include bisexual or transgender? Who could be dropped next? Lesbians perhaps?

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 1:53 pm
Thursday 14 February 2008

LGBT History Month

I’m a bit late posting about this. February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender History Month. Details of events in Manchester can be found here and see the leaflet below.

(more…)


Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 5:27 am
 
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