Category Archives: Middle East

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

Watch.…. Dirty Wars..another fascinating film put on by Manchester Film Cooperative. It is the story of the secret war by the US to eliminate people that they see as their enemies and this includes US citizens. Reporter Jeremy Scahill exposes … 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

Nowadays everybody celebrates International Women’s Day including the banks!!! Help, this is not what socialist feminists Clara Zetkin and Louise Zeitz would want. They created the day to highlight the importance of women’s struggles for equality at home, at work … 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 documentary – the Stuart Hall Project. Hall created what we now know as cultural studies. No, not about studying Coronation Street, but about the way in which culture influences and shapes society. It is not easy nowadays to … 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…The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology(DVD) a film made by cuddly philosopher Slavoj Žižek. I love films that try and to educate us about big ideas and Zizek is the opposite (!!) of the usual squeaky clean presenter. The film exposes … 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..the Battle of Algiers (1965) Like the North of Ireland to people in Britain in the 70s, so Algeria was to many French people in the 50s and 60s. An unknown part of the empire that few people visited or … 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..…Kuma. .the story of Ayse, a young Turkish woman, who leaves her village to join her husband and his family in his adopted country of Austria. But, as we watch Ayse arrive in Vienna, the story becomes more complicated 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…..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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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch.. Lust / El Shooq…showing as part of a very small Arab Film Festival at the Cornerhouse in Manchester. Made in 2011 and exploring the lives of people living in al-Labban a poor neighbourhood in Alexandria, Egypt. Central to the … Continue reading

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The kindness of strangers: some reflections on exile and refugees

Dear Readers welcome to a guest post from Ruth Eversley who gave this talk at the International Women’s day  event at the Working Class Movement library earlier  this month Some of what you read here may not be strictly accurate. … 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..the Spirit of 45. Ken Loach’s homage to post war Britain:We have been the dreamers, we have been the sufferers, now we are the builders. (Nye Bevan) Nowadays its more a case of trying to hold onto what hasn’t been … Continue reading

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