The Pirate Party in Manchester

The Pirate Party in Manchester. Looking forward to the Ancoats and Clayton By-election, December 2013

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The Right To Protest

Like cities across the UK Manchester has seen protests about the current crisis unfolding in Gaza. As a city and citizens, what we do is connected to the rest of the world, and of course that includes what happens in our city centre and how we shop. Manchester's Labour council has chosen to react to this not by taking on Mancunians' concerns, but by ramping up spin against protests. The pressure was to abandon speaking out. Chief Constable Peter Fahy made ridiculous claims that the city centr...
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Manchester MPs Back Mass Surveillance

In a stitch up between the 3 big parties Manchester MPs opted to back rushing through “emergency” mass surveillance laws. Back in April the EU and its member countries were told to think again about mass surveillance by the European Court of Justice who found that blanket data collection violated the right to a private life. In other words, keeping a record of your text home asking whether you need to buy milk is not necessary for fighting the bad guys. However, the government along with t...
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Manchester Labour Break “Zombie” Carpark Pledge

The blight of shoddy parking facilities that many residents have complained about continues in Manchester city centre. Despite pledging to oppose so-called “zombie carparks” Manchester Labour approve...
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July Meetup

Let's meet and chat about current affairs and how they affect normal citizens, including civil liberties, digital rights, internet filters and censorship, individual privacy vs public security, Britis...
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Changes to Voter registration

The way we register to vote is changing from July 2014. The government is describing it as the “biggest change in a generation”. The main difference is that we will all be individually responsible fo...
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Time for Manchester to Stand up on Surveillance

We hear all the time that the British public don't care about mass surveillance, privacy and Edward Snowden, but we know that's not true. It may be that those inside the Westminster bubble have been a...
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