A year of campaigns: Manchester students secure historic rent strike win – but the fight doesn’t end here

In this Challenge article from last November, Hannah Phillips writes on the Manchester University student rent strike, arguing that the success must be a call to action for students across Britain to fight against sky-high fees, extortionate accommodation and inadequate courses.

Manchester celebrates 100 years of the Communist Party of China

rades of the North West District Communist Party and Young Communist League and the Party’s General Secretary, Robert Griffiths, attended a celebration of the centenary of the Communist Party of China held in Manchester on Saturday (26 June 2021). Challenge carries a transcript of Comrade Griffith’s speech in full.

Man United fans disrupt Liverpool match in protest against US owners

Manchester United’s derby game with Liverpool was postponed yesterday (3 May 2021) following direct action by an organised group of United fans. The fans, upset at the direction American owners The Glazers had taken their beloved club, stormed the stadium and managed to get onto the playing field.

Manchester students secure historic rent strike win – but the fight doesn’t end here

Fresh from the victorious Owens Park Occupation, Hannah Philips says the success must be a call to action for students across Britain to fight against sky-high fees, extortionate accommodation and inadequate courses.

Britain & Germany’s Communists hold joint celebration of Engels’ 200th birthday!

The 28th of November 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the founding thinkers of Marxism-Leninism – Friedrich Engels!

To mark the occasion, the Greater Manchester Branch of the Communists Party are hosting an Internationalist meeting along with comrades of the German Communist Party (DKP) to celebrate the the bicentenary of Engels’ birth.

Manchester holds a special significance as a place where Engels spent much time living and writing, including his book The Condition of the Working Class in England. Today the city features a statue of Engels which was saved from fascist vandals in Ukraine.

Covid-19 outbreaks across university campuses

Over the weekend, it was announced that students in Scotland and in Manchester were to be placed under further restrictions following significant outbreaks of Covid-19. In Manchester, 127 students have tested positive for the virus, while around 1,700 university students have been told to self-isolate.

Calls for action following deaths of Mercy Beguma in Glasgow and Abdullah Alhabib in Manchester

Mercy Baguma, a Govan mother originally from Uganda, was found dead in her flat last Saturday (22 August 2020) beside her starving baby causing public outcry across Britain.