Category Archives: Socialism

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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Classic LP’s; Our Favourite Shop by The Style Council

    In 1982 I stood in a Liverpool theatre watching the Jam as they performed in Liverpool on their farewell tour. They were not my favourite group, I loved some of the lyrics but that concert confirmed my prejudices. … 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…The Invisible Woman (2013/general release). A real Victorian drama telling the story of Charles Dickens and his relationship with actress Nelly Ternan. They met when he was 45 and she was 18. He was already married with ten children and … 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….Shirley Valentine (1989), written by Liverpool playwright Willy Russell and starring Pauline Collins. Living in Liverpool in the 80s as I did was to be part a cultural renaissance for working class writers. TV drama led the country with programmes … 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…The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology(DVD) a film made by cuddly philosopher Slavoj Žižek. I love films that try and to educate us about big ideas and Zizek is the opposite (!!) of the usual squeaky clean presenter. The film exposes … 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..…Kuma. .the story of Ayse, a young Turkish woman, who leaves her village to join her husband and his family in his adopted country of Austria. But, as we watch Ayse arrive in Vienna, the story becomes more complicated and … 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….. Parks and Recreation (DVD) it was on BBC4 but the series has now finished. Set in the fictional town of Pawnee in Indiana,USA, it centres on a group of people working in the Parks and Recreation department. Actor Amy … Continue reading

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