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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women for the 21st Century

For the sisters, mothers, friends and lovers Who would not accept defeat Who’ve been cut by broken promises Been pounded by deceit And still hold out for justice Against brutality……. Hitting Home by Claire Mooney  from her CD Slow Riot … 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……Budrus (2009) a film about a Palestinian village which was threatened with having its land sequestrated by the Israeli government as it drove the building of a so-called security wall through Palestinian land. The documentary shows how the village people, … Continue reading

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Political Women (3) Claire Mooney

Funny, as I meet the golden age My life’s been one long story yet I have hardly filled a page When (1997) Claire was born and brought up in Manchester: My parents were not really political but had a sense … 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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