Category Archives: young people

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

Nowadays everybody celebrates International Women’s Day including the banks!!! Help, this is not what socialist feminists Clara Zetkin and Louise Zeitz would want. They created the day to highlight the importance of women’s struggles for equality at home, at work … 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… Nebraska..life is not all black and white and a seemingly simple story of an older man’s belief that he was won a million dollars forces a family to confront their feelings about each other. Woody(played by Bruce Dern) is … Continue reading

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Book review; How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women by Lindsey German

Published by Pluto Press. ISBN 976 0 7453 3250 5 Turning on the television it seems this country is obsessed with war. If its not past episodes of Allo, Allo or Dad’s Army there are constant documentaries about the Nazis. … 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… a documentary – the Stuart Hall Project. Hall created what we now know as cultural studies. No, not about studying Coronation Street, but about the way in which culture influences and shapes society. It is not easy nowadays to … 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… GASLAND 2 by Josh Fox and Matthew Sanchez – the frightening story of what fracking is doing to people’s lives in the USA. Over there its called a fracking frenzy as companies are drilling thousands of wells in major … Continue reading

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“Even the pigeons have black feet”; coal and community in Salford

Salford in Greater Manchester is one of those places that still boasts a lively community  hell bent on reminding all the rest of us of what it means to be working class. The Irwell Valley Mining Project, run by local … Continue reading

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Book Review; Miss Nobody by Ethel Carnie

Ethel Carnie grew up in one of the most vibrant and progressive eras for working class people. It was a period of the birth of the trade union movement, of mass unrest on the streets and in workplaces and 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..…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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