Category Archives: young people

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

Watch.. a documentary that shows how even a group of working class girls can stop their friends from being deported. They are the Glasgow Girls, a group of seven school friends, who live in Glasgow. In 2005 one of their … Continue reading

Posted in anti-cuts, book review, Communism, drama, feminism, human rights, political women, Tameside, Uncategorized, women, young people | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Book Review;Getting By, Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain. by Lisa McKenzie

It is 30 years since the end of the Miners Strike in March and looking back, for those of us who were involved, has been a mixture of being amazed by what happened during that year and being angry when … Continue reading

Posted in anti-cuts, book review, feminism, human rights, labour history, political women, Socialist Feminism, Uncategorized, women, young people | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in anti-cuts, feminism, human rights, Irish second generation, labour history, Manchester, peace campaigns, political women, Socialist Feminism, trade unions, Uncategorized, women, young people | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Watch… Playtime..at last a happy film but…it does have underlying themes about modern society…Frenchman Jacques Tati is one of my favourite actors although the word “actor” does not do justice to the man’s talents. Made in 1967 we follow Tati … Continue reading

Posted in anti-cuts, Communism, drama, education, feminism, films, human rights, labour history, Manchester, music, Uncategorized, women, young people | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Watch..     The Kirkby Rent Strike (1974 Documentary) made by Nick Broomfield. This is an in your face film showing the anger felt and not often expressed by working class people. It begins with a woman speaking to the … Continue reading

Posted in anti-cuts, book review, Catholicism, drama, education, feminism, films, human rights, labour history, music, North of Ireland, Uncategorized, young people | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Watch…       Citizenfour (Cornerhouse) a documentary about Edward Snowden, the man who exposed what is really going on by governments in their efforts to find out what we are doing in every aspect of our lives. He had … Continue reading

Posted in anti-cuts, drama, education, feminism, films, human rights, Ireland, labour history, Manchester, music, Palestine, poetry, Uncategorized, women, young people | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Watch…Manuscripts Don’t Burn (general release) ….one of the most frightening films I have seen in a longtime. Why? Because it was made by Mohammad Rasoulof, a filmmaker who has been banned by the Iranian government from making films so the … Continue reading

Posted in anti-cuts, Communism, drama, education, feminism, films, human rights, labour history, political women, Socialist Feminism, trade unions, TV drama, Uncategorized, women, young people | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment