Islamic society’s feed the homeless campaign

By Noorulann Shahid It’s a chilly evening in Manchester, and I’m waiting with my sister across the road from the Mabel Tylecote building. We are clutching two trays full of warm meat and vegetable pies, and have come to distribute food and drink to some of Manchester’s homeless people. We are here as part of … Continue reading

IMF slashes UK’s growth forecast

By Philip Cockayne The UK’s 2012 and 2013 growth forecasts have been slashed in the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook report, which was published at the end of January. The UK’s predicted GDP (Gross Domestic Product) figures have been cut from 1.6% to 0.6% in 2012, and are down from 2.4% to 2% … Continue reading

The battle for US presidency continues

By Ciji Singletary At long last, the list of potential Republican presidential candidates has been whittled down to a manageable number. The final four consist of Ron Paul, the eminently Google-able Rick Santorum, New Gingrich, and, Mister Inevitable himself, Mitt Romney. Realistically, however, out of all four men, we are down to just two viable … Continue reading

From student to suspected terrorist

By Noorulann Shahid I’m standing outside the Mabel Tylecote building to meet former MMU politics graduate, Rizwaan Sabir. Sabir is a human rights campaigner and a PhD student at the University of Bath, where he is researching UK counter-terrorism. I am here, however, to talk about his experiences of being arrested as a suspected terrorist … Continue reading