Category Archives: disabled people’s campaigns

Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics…Hull’s Angel,Guantanamo Boy, Rights not Games Day of Action, Victoria Baths

                Watch Hull’s Angel (2002)  In post Brexit UK, apparently, there has been an increase in hate crime and racist attacks – not too sure about that – is it the losers of … Continue reading

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North West campaign launched to defend Mental Health Services

Why is it in 2014 that writers and celebrities are often the chosen speakers at many demos or public events about the austerity? Is it because the left is so disengaged from the people on the frontline of the cuts? … 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 at 7pm on 18 July organised by the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign. Written and directed by Julia Bacha the documentary has won many awards. Ayed Morrar is a Palestinian community organiser who brings together local Fatah and Hamas members with … Continue reading

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Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers

Dear readers here is the latest in my occasional series of guest posts. Christine Clarke has been an activist for over 30 years in women, peace, community politics. She is a member of the Green Party and Tameside Keep Our … Continue reading

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Lipstick Socialist Awards 2012

Welcome to 2013! Thanks to everyone who made nominations. Hope it is inspirational for all of us in 2013 and there is certainly lots to be learnt from the choices made. Here’s to the New Year!! Trade Unionist of the … Continue reading

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Community Unions; more questions than answers

In the 1930s,  at a time of national and global economic meltdown (sounds familiar) the coalition  government cut the benefits of the poor. In those days trade unions were not interested in the unemployed so a militant group – the … Continue reading

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Vote for the Lipstick Socialist Awards 2012!

It’s that time of the year again when we look back on the last 12 months. I am very pleased to announce that the nominations for the Lipstick Socialist Awards for 2012 are now open, and the categories are: Campaign … Continue reading

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