Category Archives: Socialism

Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch …The Yellow Balloon(DVD)..made in 1953 and in black and white it is the story of Frankie, a 12 year old boy living in London with his parents. Whilst out playing in a bombed out building, his friend dies and … Continue reading

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Building a Socialist Library(9) Left for the Rising Sun,Right for Swan Hunter

Left for the Rising Sun, Right for Swan Hunter. The Plebs League in the NorthEast of England 1908/1926 £6.99. Mark Twain said; I’ve never let my schooling interfere with my education. In 2014 all the educational doors that I managed … Continue reading

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Building a Socialist Library (8) The Village Against the World by Dan Hancox

Reading this book reminded me of visiting republican areas such as the Bogside in Derry in the 80s and 90s. As I walked the streets of Derry with SF councillor Mary Nelis I saw a landscape not unlike my own … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch….Cotton Couture….a film and exhibition at Manchester City Art Gallery. Cotton was king in these parts until its decline in the mid- 20 century. In the 1950s the Cotton Board, which was based in Manchester tried to promote cotton products … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…..Spyship (DVD).Based on the true story of the disappearance of the Hull based deep sea fishing boat Gaul which sank in the Barents sea, near Norway, in 1974. No trace of the ship was found for many years and 36 … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…Tracks (AMC)..based on the book by self taught explorer Robyn Davidson who in 1977 set off across the Australian desert with a dog and four camels. It was a walk of 1,700 miles. Robyn was, and is, particularly interested in … Continue reading

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Building a Socialist Library (6) Hunger March by Dot Allan

Is it 2014 or we are going back to the 1930s? Instead of mean testing we have the bedroom tax, two weeks ago Labour joined the ConDem government in voting for a cap on benefits which really means a cut, … Continue reading

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