Category Archives: Tameside

Building a Socialist Library (7) Occupational Hazards

Occupational Hazards, Occupying Hospitals; some inspirations and issues from our history produced by past tense 2013 past tense are a group of anarchists who present history from below: this is just one of their thought provoking and important publications. It … 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 are the Best (Cornerhouse) punk music, in this country is associated with high levels of youth unemployment, a hatred of the establishment and the creation of an alternative culture so what can a film set in 1982 in socialist … 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…Punk Syndrome(DVD and youtube)…a documentary about a punk band in Finland made up of men with learning disabilities. It follows their lives as a band and also the realities of living with a disability including the day-to-day frustrations of living … Continue reading

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The Spirit of International Women’s Day 2014

International Women’s Day was created to offer hope to working class women that they could collectively get together with other women (and men) to improve their lives. That was in 1911 and, although women’s lives have improved dramatically since then, … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful in 2014!

Many people feel isolated and depressed about the constant onslaught on our civil society by the Con/Dem government but you can do something about it! There are plenty of campaigns to get involved in. Here is my selection for 2014…… … Continue reading

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Remember, remember the 5 November…..

In the news this week the Department for Work and Pensions announced that more than 400,000 people have lost Jobseekers Allowance under new government sanctions. Employment Minister Esther McVey said that people were paid Jobseeker’s Allowance only if they were … 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 Happy Lands (2012) Set in Fife in Scotland in 1926,  it uses a combination of dramatic scenes, archive film and local people as actors  to tell the story of the miners’ strike which lasted from May to November. … 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…..Libertarias (1996), a film showing organised by the Manchester Film Co-operative. It’s a historical drama that explores the role that women played in the Spanish Civil War. In 1936 Spain was a deeply conservative Catholic country and the SCW offered … 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.  Tameside NHS campaigners have arranged a special showing of Ken Loach’s documentary The Spirit of 1945 on Saturday 21st September, 6.30pm, in Mossley Community Centre, Roughtown Road.Mossley. Entrance is free.Premiered earlier this year, the documentary looks … 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…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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