These are the writers who have contributed to Radical Manchester. If you’d like to join us, please take a look at the Write for Us page. Please note that the author is credited at the bottom of each article, and is not necessarily the person who posted it to the website, who is named at the top.
Arwa Aburawa is a freelance journalist based in Eccles. She specialises in local politics, Palestine, climate change, women’s rights, and arts & culture, and holds an MA in International Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.
Andrew Bibby is a writer and journalist who works as an independent consultant for a number of international and national organisations (including the International Labour Organization, UNI Global Union and the International Co-operative Alliance), and as a regular contributor to British national newspapers and magazines (including the Observer, Independent, Guardian and FT). He is also also the author of a number of books, the most recent of which is The Backbone of England: Landscape & Life on the Pennine Watershed.
Michael Herbert first came to Manchester in 1973. He has a degree in history from the University of Manchester and an MA in the History of the Manchester Region from MMU. He is a Trustee of the Working Class Movement Library and has edited the North West Labour History Journal. He has run courses on Manchester’s radical history for the WEA and from time to time leads radical history walks. His published work includes Never Counted Out! The Story of Len Johnson, Manchester’s Black Boxing Hero and Communist (1992) and The Wearing of the Green: A Political History of the Irish in Manchester (2000). Copies of both books are still available and can be bought by contacting Michael directly at mossley [at] phonecoop.coop.
Sarah Irving is a full-time freelance writer and editor. Sarah has been active since the early 1990s in anti-fascist, anti-globalisation, feminist and anti-roads campaigning, social enterprise and Nicaragua solidarity work. She is co-author, with Sharyn Lock, of Gaza: Beneath the Bombs (Pluto 2010) and of two forthcoming books, a new edition of the Bradt Guide to Palestine (late 2011) and a biography of Leila Khaled (Pluto 2012).
Aidan Jolly is a musician, songwriter/composer and multimedia artist, taking inspiration from world wide cultural movements, and the history, identity and undocumented stories of particular communities and environments. He is involved in touring, performing, events and projects, and in 2006 released his first solo CD ‘System Fault’. A second album, ‘State Of Hysteria’ was released in October 2008. He is also a member of Manchester based Virtual Migrants Association, a digital arts group connecting migration, class and race.
David King is a former geneticist who has been writing and campaigning on ethical and social issues raised by genetics for the past 20 years. He has been active in the anti-GM food campaign and was the founder of Human Genetics Alert, an independent, pro-choice secular watchdog group. He often gets called a ‘Luddite’.
Derek Pattison is a freelance writer and blogger living in Tameside. He is an editorial panel member and writer for Northern Voices magazine and publicationsm and former Press Officer Greater Manchester Association of Trades Union Councils. His areas of interest include: writing on social policy issues, the surveillance society, labour history, politics and true crime. Publications contributed to include: ‘Chomsky and his Critics’, ‘The Workers’ Next Step’ and ‘The Spanish Civil War – 70th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet’.