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My review of Liverpool Dockers A History of Rebellion and Betrayal by Mike Carden

    This book  is about Liverpool, about dockers, about their families and communities. It is also about democracy, trade unions and the Labour Party. It is about the past and  the present. Mike Carden was one of the key … Continue reading

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My review of “Sound System, The Political Power of Music” by Dave Randall

Dave Randall is a professional musician and ex-member of the SWP. In this new book he charts his own awakening into the world of music and politics and tries to explain why music is so important to all of us. … Continue reading

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Book Review: DOCKERS The 95-98 Liverpool Lockout by Dave Sinclair

In 2015 the number of people on zero hour contracts make up 2.4% of the UK workforce of 31 million people. (Office of National Statistics). And where are those contracts? Well in the work places you might expect such as … Continue reading

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Political Women (10) Alice Nutter

Alice Nutter … Formerly in Chumbawamba, now a regular scriptwriter for TV and radio, Alice is from a working class family in Burnley, Lancashire: It’s a myth that all working class people are leftwing. My parents were weavers, but were … Continue reading

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Book review; Socialism with a Northern Accent……

Socialism with a Northern Accent; Radical traditions for modern times by Paul Salveson Lawrence & Wishart ISBN 978-1-907103-39-1   In 1998 at the Brit awards the anarcho punk band Chumbawamba attempted to throw a bucket of water over John Prescott … Continue reading

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Stop! Look! Listen! a weekly selection of some of my favourite films/books/people…

Watch… Testament of Youth.  The autobiography  of Vera Brittain, who grew up in pre-war  Buxton.  It’s a reminder of the restrictiveness of women’s lives in that period. Her parents did not see any point to her going to University,  but … Continue reading

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