Category Archives: Socialism

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..East of Everything, Second anniversary of Tameside against the Cuts,We weren’t given anything for Free and Syd Shelton’s photos of Rock against Racism

              Watch East of Everything (youtube/free) another fantastic series from Australia. Forget Neighbours and Home and Away this is grown up television. Art Watkins is a travel writer who returns home to a neglected … 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 Ladies who Do (free on this link ) a fascinating comedy set in London in 1963 about women cleaners from the east end of London who use their inside knowledge to play the stock market, well, … 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 Janis: Little Girl Blue (Home) She sounded like a black woman singer but she was born into a middle class family in the conservative town of Port Arthur, Texas in 1943 – a town that had a … 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 Spotlight (nationwide). A fantastic film about the importance of investigative journalism in rooting out the abuse of power in high places. Set in Boston (USA) in 2001 the film  is about how the local paper, The Boston Globe, … Continue reading

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Hotel and Catering Workers Unite!

    Reading these two pamphlets reminds me of a poem by Bertholt Brecht, Questions from a Worker who Reads. In it he points out that real history is made by the people at the bottom of society; in this … 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 Winifred Carney: A reflection on the life and times of the suffragist and trade unionist. In this fascinating documentary we learn about a woman who was a revolutionary socialist feminist. She was born into a lower middle class family … Continue reading

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