Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dr Who and the Communist: the politics and work of Malcolm Hulke

Update. March 2016. Michael Herbert has written a revised and updated version of  this post on his blog  on science fiction which is called Fantasies of Possibility. You can read the article    here   Dear readers,  here is 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….Chasing Ice ..as part of Climate Week (4-10 March), Manchester Film Co-op invites you to a screening of the brand new environmental documentary, Chasing Ice by photographer James Balog. In 2005 Balog decided to prove the effects of climate change … Continue reading

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Temperature rises in Greater Manchester campaign to save NHS!

If Nye Bevan’s famous statement the NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it is anything to go by, then the NHS is far from being finished in Greater Manchester. Stephen Hall … 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…..Modernity, municipalism and light: 100 years of Blackpool Illuminations at Manchester City Art Gallery on 21 February at 6.30pm. Sadly going to see the illuminations is one of the few reasons to visit Blackpool these days. Blackpool Illuminations, the seaside … Continue reading

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Community Cohesion at its best : Oldham Unity Destitution Project

22 February is Destitution Awareness Day- what is the reality for people who are destitute and and do we have a responsibility towards helping them? This is an account of a day I spent at the Oldham Unity Destitution Project … 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…..No(at Cornerhouse)..set in Chile in 1988, where the fascist dictator Pinochet is still in power and wants another 8 years. Under pressure from the international (read the USA) community to legitimize his regime he agrees to hold a referendum, to … Continue reading

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People Power Can Save Our NHS!

In the North West of England the threat of privatisation of the NHS is being opposed by a mixture of traditional, such as trade unions, and new organisations, such as 38 Degrees: a reflection of the fact that many people … Continue reading

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