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

Watch
home
Manchester Film Co-op‘s first screening of 2015; Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s film ‘HOME’. A documentary that is mainly aerial shots of places on Earth showing the diversity of life and how we are threatening the future of the planet. Another interesting venue Manchester Museum’s Living World Gallery. Film is on 22 January and starts at 630pm.Book your free seat(s) by emailing museum@manchester.ac.uk or ringing 0161 275 2648 – donations for Manchester Film Co-Op will be gratefully accepted at the door.

Listen to..
john pilger
….John Pilger and his analysis of the corruption in the media. He believes that had journalists told the truth about Iraq then there would not have been a war in 2003 and that today we would not see the rise of Islamic State. Pilger condemns the hypocrisy of the Guardian in being handed the Edward Snowden story but failing to uncover the truth behind the attacks on Julian Assange. He condemns the American press including the Washington Post and New York Times for their cretinous behaviour toward the US government. Pilger asserts that the world is facing a new world war due to the US’s policy of the isolation of Russia. It is a fascinating lecture and Pilger is at his most insightful and humane.See

Learn about
mule
becoming a community journalist and tell the real stories about Manchester. Manchester Mule, the alternative paper, are organising a free community journalism course starting in March with weekly evening sessions. The trainer will be Stephen Kingston, editor of Salford Star, and there will be guest lecturers for individual sessions who will hold workshops about feature writing, local politics, media law, etc. Anyone can apply to take part, it doesn’t matter what level of experience you’ve got. The only condition is that you commit to becoming a member of Mule and help to carry on the project. Further info editor@manchestermule.com

Support
iww
…the Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union in South Africa as they face a crippling court-ordered debt for assisting farm-workers during industrial action in 2012-13. The trade union could be bankrupted by the debt. The event is organised by the IWW in Manchester. It sounds a fun event (not like the usual trade union social!) including a film, speed bingo (!), a quiz and a talk on “Decolonising Solidarity” which is probably more interesting than its title. Its at 12 on 18 January at SubRosa, 27 Lloyd St. Moss Side Manchester. 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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