Monthly Archives: January 2013

Celebrating the Manchester International Brigaders!

Squeezed between the cosy couches and afternoon teas in the Sculpture Hall of Manchester Town Hall is a plaque to those people who dedicated their lives to one of the most important struggles of the 20th Century, the fight against … 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…….William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe(DVD) You may have heard of Chartist journalist and lawyer Ernest Jones who went to prison for his politics in the 19th Century or Gareth Pierce and Michael Mansfield who have taken a rigorous political view … Continue reading

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Book review: Special Category; The IRA in English Prisons vol.1; 1968-78

Special Category: The IRA in English Prisons vol.1; 1968-1978 by Ruan O’Donnell Irish Academic Press ISBN 978 0 7165 3141 8 It will come as a surprise to many people in this country that there have been political prisoners 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…….films about Iceland and hear some short stories from author Agust Borgpor Sverrisson. Agust has worked as a journalist, copywriter and translator and is a well-known blogger and commentator in Iceland on literature and politics. He is an acclaimed Icelandic … Continue reading

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Getting back on track…………

Dear readers welcome to the first of an occasional series of thoughts from you about important issues today. The first guest post is by George Waterhouse, Young members Representative, Manchester South RMT. Following a media scandal, a botched contract and … 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….Vampires in Havana, another interesting film being shown by the Manchester Film Cooperative. Juan Padron’s animated film is a spoof on gangster and vampire movies. Set in 1933, at a convention of vampire-gangsters who are meeting in Havana to get … Continue reading

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Book review; This Changes Everything Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement

This Changes Everything Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement Edited by Sarah van Gelder and the staff of YES! Magazine ISBN 978-1-60994-587-9 The Occupy movement in this country was dominated by events at St. Paul’s in London, but smaller … Continue reading

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