Category Archives: Socialism

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

Watch…Wajdja….the story of a girl growing up, living with warring parents, a mother trying to hold onto her job and with problems getting to work, a girl dreaming of buying a bike. This could be a story about any girl … 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…CRICFEST..at Moston Small Cinema a festival of cricket inspired films. Including Out Of The Ashes a film about the Afghan cricket team ( I didn’t realise they had one) and their hopes of qualifying for the 2011 World Cup. The … 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…..We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks one of the most fascinating stories in recent years has to be that of Wikilleaks a website set up to expose the deepest and dirtiest secrets of the USA. Julian Assange is now … 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…..Tsar to Lenin (Cornerhouse 27 May) Released in 1937, this ranks among the twentieth century’s greatest film documentaries. It presents an extraordinary cinematic account of the Russian Revolution; from the mass uprising which overthrew the centuries-old Tsarist regime in February … Continue reading

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Book Review; Militant Liverpool, A City On the Edge by Diane Frost and Peter North (Liverpool University press)

In 1982 I moved to Liverpool to take up a job as a careers adviser, working in an office on a council estate in the north of the city. Two questions were asked of me as I started my first … 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…Kino Film Shorts at our own 3Minute Theatre…just stepping through the door you become part of John and Gina’s world. It’s a special Kino Shorts on the first day of the Afflecks and Northern Quarter Festival on 1st April from … 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 Spirit of 45. Ken Loach’s homage to post war Britain:We have been the dreamers, we have been the sufferers, now we are the builders. (Nye Bevan) Nowadays its more a case of trying to hold onto what hasn’t been … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women for the 21st Century

For the sisters, mothers, friends and lovers Who would not accept defeat Who’ve been cut by broken promises Been pounded by deceit And still hold out for justice Against brutality……. Hitting Home by Claire Mooney  from her CD Slow Riot … 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…Tull at the Octagon Theatre…what has happened to political theatre I am constantly asking myself,  and then up pops a brilliant play. It’s the real story of Walter Tull, the second black professional footballer in Britain,  and one of the … 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….Chasing Ice ..as part of Climate Week (4-10 March), Manchester Film Co-op invites you to a screening of the brand new environmental documentary, Chasing Ice by photographer James Balog. In 2005 Balog decided to prove the effects of climate change … Continue reading

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