Category Archives: labour history

Book Review; Rebel Crossings New Women,Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States by Sheila Rowbotham

  For Sheila Rowbotham history is both personal and political. In her latest book, Rebel Crossings, she links the lives of the six main characters – and their quest for a better world  – with her own history of political … Continue reading

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Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics…I Daniel Blake,Birdsong; Stories From Pripyat,Off Beat:Jeff Nuttall and the International Underground, Scapegallows

                Watch I, Daniel Blake for free next Sunday, 25 September, through this link.  Like many of Ken Loach’s films it’s a polemic about the state of society in the UK today. For … Continue reading

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Writing up Women’s Trade Union History: The Transcription Project for the Manchester and Salford Women’s Trade Union Council 1895-1919

1895 In this post I am going to talk about a unique organisation, which from the start encouraged working class women to join trade unions and support unions that already exist; collected  information about the conditions of women’s work;  and … Continue reading

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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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Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics…julieta, Right to Remain Gathering, Salford and Cheetham Hill in Focus Exhibition and Voices across Borders

                Watch   julieta the latest film from Pedro Almodovar. I love his films because they take on real issues, and also have actors that look like real people both in size and … Continue reading

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Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics…Cuba es mi Marca, Four Pound Film Club, History of Radical Women, The Flight of the Black Necked Swans

                Watch Some Cuban films presented by Burjesta Theatre in Liverpool from Wednesday  31 August –Saturday 3 September at The Casa. ‘Cuba es mi marca’ (Cuba is my Brand) is a mini festival … Continue reading

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Finnish by design: my trip around Finland

There are three things I love about Finland: the music of Jean Sibelius, the writings and art of Tove Jansson, and the architecture of Alva Aalto. Sadly, all dead, but in their lives they embody much of  the history of … Continue reading

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