Category Archives: occupy

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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Book review; This Changes Everything Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement

This Changes Everything Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement Edited by Sarah van Gelder and the staff of YES! Magazine ISBN 978-1-60994-587-9 The Occupy movement in this country was dominated by events at St. Paul’s in London, but smaller … 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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Still Anarchy in the UK in 2012!

My politics have been influenced by my background, including class, and the era that I grew up in. So trade unions, community and the women’s movement have dictated where I have put my political energies in past years. But in … 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…..Manchester Film Co-op and Manchester Open Rights Group are screening The Real Social Network, a film about the new generation of protest. Between the first UK student protests in November 2010 and the global uprising in the spring of 2011, … Continue reading

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Political Women (2): Mandy Vere

Feminist, campaigner for social justice, mother of 2 grown up children, radical bookseller……….. Mandy Vere was born and grew up in Stockport. Her parents were Quakers and socialists, activists of the Labour Party: I grew up in a Quaker household … Continue reading

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Book review; Socialism with a Northern Accent……

Socialism with a Northern Accent; Radical traditions for modern times by Paul Salveson Lawrence & Wishart ISBN 978-1-907103-39-1   In 1998 at the Brit awards the anarcho punk band Chumbawamba attempted to throw a bucket of water over John Prescott … Continue reading

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