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

MMU closes Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies Course

Noorulann Shahid Over a year ago, Manchester Metropolitan University made the decision to close down the Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies course. The course was established in 1989 and had been successfully running for twenty years prior to the decision being made. PULP wanted to do a follow-up article on this decision, to inform readers … Continue reading

Where were you?

James Jarvis & Katie Lee On the 30th November, Pulp joined the ranks of the workers and got involved in the national day of industrial action called for by the public sector workers and respective Unions. Alongside 25,000 likeminded protesters we matched through Manchester to show solidarity against pension cuts and the general dissolution with … Continue reading

Editorial: 2011 In News

Katie Lee On reflection, the year 2011 has seen a lot with regards to the world of news. Who knew on the first of January 2011 what the following year would become. It would be a laborious task to analyse everything that has happened in the news over the last year and the product wouldn’t … Continue reading

N30 Profits Go Where?

Katie Lee On the 30th November, 24 unions and approximately 2 million people took strike from their jobs. This was an opportunity for people to demonstrate thatthey will not stand down in the struggles with the tory-led government. Like the rest of the UK, ManMet got involved with lecture walkouts, marches and mass strikes but … Continue reading

Funding Cuts Hit the Humanities the Hardest

By Harriet Ryder What a lot of students don’t realize is that lecturers are assessed and valued by the university mostly through the research they do and the publications they make in leading journals in their field. Lecturers have to juggle their own research as well as organizing lectures and seminars, for which they often … Continue reading

Proof of the use of WMDs in Iraq?

Duncan Hannavy There can be little doubt that given the cost of the war in Iraq, the failure to find any evidence of Weapons of Mass Destruction has proven to be something of a political embarrassment to all involved. The death toll for Coalition forces is getting dangerously close to the 5,000 mark, which although … Continue reading

MMU Action Palestine Launches Film Screenings

Noorulann Shahid MMU Action Palestine Society launched their weekly film screenings recently, and PULP went to the first screening. “Occupation 101: Voices of the silent majority” is an independent documentary film surrounding the truth behind the Israel-Palestine conflict. It has won eight international awards, including best documentary at the deadcenter film festival. It was written … Continue reading

Tensions Treble in Fees Fight

Jacob Hewlett Case Up to ten thousand students took to the streets of London on the Ninth of November to protest against the increase in tuition fees. This came one year on from the large scale student marches to oppose the trebling of fees under the Tory-led coalition. The police had a very heavy presence … Continue reading