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

Watch…. Food, Inc….another engaging collaboration between Manchester Film Cooperative, Trauma at MMU and FoodCycle Manchester. This film, set in America, exposes the links between a small number of corporations and the food chain, sanctioned by the agencies that should be protecting consumers; the regulatory agencies. In Food, Inc, filmmaker Robert Kenner shows how profit comes before consumer health, how farmers and workers are exploited and our environment pays the biggest price:
Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
Date: Tuesday, 18th of June.
Time: Doors open at 6.30pm, the film starts at 7pm.
Admission: £3 waged, £2 unwaged/student.
Venue: New Business School G.36 – Lecture Theatre 3 (All Saints Campus).
Optional RSVP: Facebook.

Support ….The Northen Grove Publishing Project, a not for profit organisation. It publishes the works of writers interested in the history of the working people of Britain and Ireland, both fictional and historical. From the 28th September 2012 all profits from paperback books and eBooks will be paid directly to the Working Class Movement Library.
The website is an education in itself with information about the history of working class people, as well as news items and links to campaigns see

Get invoved…..Left Unity are holding a meeting next Wednesday, 12th June, between all the groups in Manchester to discuss how they can start the process of building the party manifesto from the roots up. It’s at Green Fish Resource Centre on Oldham St, Manchester 6-8:30pm
Further info see

JoinQuarantine Theatre to eat, act, and make a change…they have several projects running over the next few months and are looking for people to get involved….meet with them on their regular free curry lunches to find out more…
Further info see

Celebrate…. Refugee Week, women from Greater Manchester’s refugee and migrant communities take you to the heart of their lives in this production and tell stories that are significant to them and to their communities, these women invite you to share their dreams – and nightmares. IF YOU HAD TO RUN FOR YOUR LIFE TODAY, WHAT WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?
Heart’s Core (6.30pm)
15th June 2013
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm For further information:
Tel: 0161 234 2975 or see

Donate to take Health Minister Jeremy Hunt to court….our A&;E Depts are under threat of closure and a campaign to take Hunt to court to stop this has been started in Lewisham, South London, where local campaigners want to take the government to court over plans to slash their A&E and maternity services. If they win their court case, it would be a huge boost for battles to protect A&E services up and down the country. They need money for the court case and have launched an appeal through 38 degrees see

Organise,picket and oppose the Bedroom Tax…. new group starts this week in Tameside…organiser Steve Starlord says:
I have organised a Tameside Against The Bedroom Tax at the Church of the Nazarene on Stamford Street Ashton this coming Thursday 13th June 2013. I’ve kindly been offered the use of a room that seats 10+ people during one of their coffee mornings/afternoons that run from from 10am to 3pm. The entry fee is 1 cup of coffee circa 70pence. I hope we can all afford that! I shall be there myself at 12noon. Arrival therefore from 12noon to 12pm30 when we shall start a meeting lasting as long as it takes, perhaps a couple of hours?

Also..tenants to lobby Housing Conference with ‘don’t evict us from our homes’ plea. 12.30pm Tues 25th June, Manchester Central Convention Centre Protest as Tory Minister Lord Feud who will speak at Housing Conference 2013 9am Thursday 27th June, Manchester Central Convention Centre Bedroom tax tenants, supporters, trade unionists and other campaigners from across the country will flock to the city at the end of June to demonstrate and lobby at the biggest corporate event in the social housing calendar.
Further info see

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About lipstick socialist

I am an activist and writer. My interests include women, class, culture and history. From an Irish in Britain background I am a republican and socialist. All my life I have been involved in community and trade union politics and I believe it is only through grass roots politics that we will get a better society. This is reflected in my writing, in my book Northern ReSisters Conversations with Radical Women and my involvement in the Mary Quaile Club. I am a member of the Manchester and Salford National Union of Journalists.If you want to contact me please use my gmail which is lipsticksocialist636
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