Category Archives: peace campaigns

My review of “second world second sex” Kristen Ghodsee

    In this new history book Kristen rescues an important episode in the history of women’s activism at the United Nations – the contribution of women from the state socialist countries in Eastern Europe (“the Second World” as they … Continue reading

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Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics..Up for Love, Thorn,Javier Camanas and Chernobyl Prayer

                Watch Up for Love (Home). It looks like your average French film-glamorous woman, Diane, who is a lawyer meets attractive architect. Big difference is that architect, Alexander, is only 4ft 5inches tall. … 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  Public Eye (DVD.) As drama on our television screens seems to be dominated by murder and violence, it’s good to remind ourselves that there was a time when stories about the seediness and smallness of  people’s … 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 Welcome to Leith…Leith as in North Dakota USA. A documentary set in a barren, if beautiful landscape. It is a landscape that is slowly emptying of people; there are only 24 people in Leith including one black … 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 Bridge of Spies (nationwide): the latest Steven Spielberg film. It is 1962 and the Soviets have captured Gary Powers, the pilot of a US spy plane. In New York the CIA have arrested Rudolf Abel a Soviet spy. … 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.. Marie Curie (DVD). Made in 1977 and starring Jane Lapotaire this is a fascinating account of a pioneering female scientist. Marie was Polish, had to work as a governness to pay for her own and her sister’s education, so … Continue reading

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Political Women; Honor Donnelly

Working class, Socialist, Activist.… Honor comes from a working class background. She was born in Manchester; her father was a skilled manual worker while her mother came from a poor background, of Irish descent, in the Hulme area of Manchester … Continue reading

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