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

Watch Now More than Ever the premiere screening of a new film about people, protest and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Greater Manchester. CND has been one of the most important national organisations in the history of radical movements … Continue reading

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My interview with TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady

Frances O’Grady is the first woman to be appointed to the job of General Secretary to the TUC. She faces a difficult task as trade union membership is in decline and trade union representatives are being victimised and sacked on … 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 London Road (Home/AMC) I don’t usually like films about serial killers and particularly ones that are based on the murders of real women but this is an interesting and complex film about the murders of sex workers in Ipswich … Continue reading

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Building a Socialist Library (11): Notoriously Militant The Story of a Union Branch Sheila Cohen

Published by Merlin Press Why would anyone join a trade union? Why would anyone want to be a trade union activist? It seems that every day we hear of trade union representatives being sacked for nothing more than representing their … 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 Some films about Hulme at Hulme Film Night. I lived there in the early 80s when it was a weird mix of students, ex-students and locals. The flats were deemed as “hard to let” and rent for a flat … 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 My favourite comedians Laurel and Hardy and support a local independent cinema. Stockport Plaza is a glorious art deco building. It was opened in 1932 as a super cinema and variety theatre with fabulous surroundings and a superior cafe … 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… Girlhood(Home)…set in unfashionable Paris,about the children of French African families, it follows in the footsteps of films such La Haine and 35 Shots. And once again shows how French filmmakers are leading the world in expressing the alienation and … Continue reading

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