Monthly Archives: October 2012

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

Watch…Shine on Harvey Moon (DVD) Made in 1982 it tells the story of Harvey Moon and his working class family in London following the end of the Second World War. Not the usual sentimental rubbish about soldiers returning to home … Continue reading

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Political Women (8) Voices of Trade Union Women

Education has always been the escape route for working class children out of low paid work but in 2012 it is not just the demise of Education Maintenance Awards and the rise of student fees that are changing their lives, … 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…..Manchester Film Co-op and Manchester Open Rights Group are screening The Real Social Network, a film about the new generation of protest. Between the first UK student protests in November 2010 and the global uprising in the spring of 2011, … Continue reading

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Political Women (7) Ana Lucia Cuevas

Socialist, feminist………. Lucia was born in Guatemala ,one of the poorest countries in Latin America, and one with a tragic history. Between 1944 and 1954 a democratic government tried to bring in basic human rights in education and labour, reforms … 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 Watch…Barbara …it is 1980, in East Germany, and she is a doctor who has applied to leave the country to be with her West German lover. As a punishment she is sent to a rural town to work in … Continue reading

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Political Women (6) Karen Reissmann

Socialist, nurse, woman, fighter against injustice……….. Karen has been involved in politics from the age of 16. She is a shop steward and member of Unison Executive. She was not from a political family but… Neither of my parents 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……Budrus (2009) a film about a Palestinian village which was threatened with having its land sequestrated by the Israeli government as it drove the building of a so-called security wall through Palestinian land. The documentary shows how the village people, … Continue reading

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