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

Watch…Punk Syndrome(DVD and youtube)…a documentary about a punk band in Finland made up of men with learning disabilities. It follows their lives as a band and also the realities of living with a disability including the day-to-day frustrations of living … 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 Invisible Woman (2013/general release). A real Victorian drama telling the story of Charles Dickens and his relationship with actress Nelly Ternan. They met when he was 45 and she was 18. He was already married with ten children 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.…. 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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Building a Socialist Library (3) Ellen Wilkinson From Red Suffragist to Government Minister by Paula Bartley

In 1924 Ellen Wilkinson returned to her home city of Manchester as a newly elected Labour Member of Parliament and spoke to several thousand people in a cinema in Moston. She attacked the capitalist system and its effects on declining … 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…Gasland Part 2. Find out about what fracking is about and how it is now taking place in over 32 countries across the world. Fracking is a dangerous process and one that can seriously destroy local communities, never mind destroy … 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….Shirley Valentine (1989), written by Liverpool playwright Willy Russell and starring Pauline Collins. Living in Liverpool in the 80s as I did was to be part a cultural renaissance for working class writers. TV drama led the country with programmes … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful in 2014!

Many people feel isolated and depressed about the constant onslaught on our civil society by the Con/Dem government but you can do something about it! There are plenty of campaigns to get involved in. Here is my selection for 2014…… … 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… Nebraska..life is not all black and white and a seemingly simple story of an older man’s belief that he was won a million dollars forces a family to confront their feelings about each other. Woody(played by Bruce Dern) is … 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… Anno 1790(DVD)..a historic drama made in Sweden and set in 1790. I knew nothing about Swedish history when I started watching this series which is not just a foreign drama but is a insight into the way in which … Continue reading

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Remember, remember the 5 November…..

In the news this week the Department for Work and Pensions announced that more than 400,000 people have lost Jobseekers Allowance under new government sanctions. Employment Minister Esther McVey said that people were paid Jobseeker’s Allowance only if they were … Continue reading

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