Category Archives: young people

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…Jimmy’s Hall (Cornerhouse) Set in Ireland in 1932 the theme of the film is the end of the dream of a republican Ireland. Based on the real story of communist and republican Jimmy Gralton who fought against the British in … 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.. Blood In The Mobile screened this week by the Manchester Film Co-operative. The film was made by Frank Poulsen, Winner of Berlin’s Cinema for Peace Award for Justice in 2011. The north west has had a Congolese community for … 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.. Ilo Ilo,(Cornerhouse) a film set in 1997 in Singapore. The Lim family employ a Filipino maid, Teresa, to look after their son, and whilst the family (and society generally) are obsessed with money she provides their son with much … 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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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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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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