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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 AmaZulu The Children of Heaven (2006) (youtube), a documentary  made in South Africa about a high school, its Head Teacher and seven students. Velabahleke High School in Durban South Africa is the best of schools: it 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 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 And start the year by being inspired by northwest writer and socialist Jim Allen at a retrospective at Home.Jim would have hated it. In the 80s he did make an appearance at the Cornerhouse (now Home) but he said … Continue reading

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Book review; Catching Hell and DOING WELL

This is an important book. There are few books about the lives of black women in the UK and even fewer about working class black women. Set in Moss Side in Manchester it shows the resilience of black women to … 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 This Changes Everything based on Naomi Klein’s best selling book this film asks us not to fear the impact of climate change on our environment but to seize the opportunity to build a better world. Made in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marxism and Women’s Liberation by Judith Orr

Recently fundraising for a play about Mary Quaile, an Irish trade unionist, our group contacted all the feminist historians in this country and Ireland. Only 2 responded and made a donation they were the socialist feminists. One of them was … Continue reading

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