Monthly Archives: September 2012

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

Watch..Big Flame by Jim Allen, Tony Garnett and Ken Loach. It was made in 1969 by the BBC when trade unions had some political as well as militant credibility. Jim was a Marxist and his politics reflect the subject matter … Continue reading

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Political Women (4) Pia Feig

Retired active socialist feminist Pia has been a political activist for over 40 years. She did not come from a political family but; They were avowedly non-political, we did discuss politics at home but there was a real fear of … Continue reading

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Political Women (3) Claire Mooney

Funny, as I meet the golden age My life’s been one long story yet I have hardly filled a page When (1997) Claire was born and brought up in Manchester: My parents were not really political but had a sense … 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….Berberian Sound Studio….a strange but haunting film with a homage to Italian horror giallo films. Set in the 70s,  Toby Jones plays Gilderoy,  an audio engineer who usually makes films about nature. Suddenly he is in Rome working on a … Continue reading

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Political Women (2): Mandy Vere

Feminist, campaigner for social justice, mother of 2 grown up children, radical bookseller……….. Mandy Vere was born and grew up in Stockport. Her parents were Quakers and socialists, activists of the Labour Party: I grew up in a Quaker household … 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…Salvador Allende a film made by Chilean director Patricio Guzman. The film documents the struggle within Chile to establish a left government, headed by Salvador Allende. His government strove to give the economy back to those people who created the … Continue reading

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Political Women: (1) Christine Clark

This is the beginning of a series. My aim is to profile women who are active in left campaigns including the women’s movement, peace, trade unions and single issue campaigns. I want to explore their reasons for being politically active … Continue reading

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