Category Archives: labour history

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

This week is the beginning of the celebrations of International Womens Week so I have highlighted some of the very few events going on that actually reflect the origins of IWD. It was two German socialist women, Luise Zietz 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     ….a film about women partisans in Italy during the Second World War.“We Weren’t Given Anything For Free”. A fascinating documentary that interviews former Italian partisan Annita “Laila” Malavasi, who was active in the battle for Italy’s liberation … Continue reading

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Building a Socialist Library (10) Born to Struggle by May Hobbs

May Hobbs was a cleaner from Hoxton, in the east end of London. In 1973 she wrote a book about her life called; Born to Struggle. She decided to write this book because she was fed up of middleclass writers … 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…… Selma….its 1965 and in this small town in Alabama black people make up 50% of the population but only 2% have been allowed to vote. This is the story of the campaign in Selma to get the vote and … Continue reading

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Book Review;Getting By, Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain. by Lisa McKenzie

It is 30 years since the end of the Miners Strike in March and looking back, for those of us who were involved, has been a mixture of being amazed by what happened during that year and being angry when … 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 ….One Rogue Reporter…Rich Peppiatt, was a Daily Star tabloid hack who was so angry with his paper’s obsession with sensationalism and dishonesty that he decided to turn the tables on his bosses and use their own tactics against them. … 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…. it is a 100 years since Ewan MacColl ( 25 January 1915 – 22 October 1989) was born in Lower Broughton. He had a love/hate relationship with the city-  mostly hate. This is one of his most  famous songs, … Continue reading

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