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Political Women: Betty Tebbs

Betty Tebbs…peace, women’s rights and trade unionism Betty is like many of the people whom I have come across over the years, people who have spent their lives working for all kinds of campaigns and who have a truly internationalist … Continue reading

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Belle Vue; more than just a theme park….

East Manchester used to be one of the most vibrant areas of the city. People flocked there to work in engineering, manufacturing and its own colliery in Bradford. My parents moved there after they got married in the early 50s, … Continue reading

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Building a Socialist Library (3) Ellen Wilkinson From Red Suffragist to Government Minister by Paula Bartley

In 1924 Ellen Wilkinson returned to her home city of Manchester as a newly elected Labour Member of Parliament and spoke to several thousand people in a cinema in Moston. She attacked the capitalist system and its effects on declining … Continue reading

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Book review; A World between Us by Lydia Syson

  A World Between Us by Lydia Syson Hot Key Books ISBN 978-1-4714-0009-4 Taking part in the march on the 75th anniversary of Cable Street in October 2011 made me feel very proud of the history of working people’s opposition … Continue reading

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Political Women(9) Linda Clair

Communist, political activist…….. Linda comes from a Jewish, Communist background in Manchester: My father joined the Young Communists at 14, he wanted to fight in the Spanish Civil War but was too young. He was my biggest influence , he … Continue reading

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Book review; After the Party;reflections on life since the CPGB

After the Party, Reflections on life since the CPGB Edited by Andy Croft (Lawrence & Wishart) 2012  ISBN 978-1-907103-47-6 It is twenty years since the demise of the Communist Party, a party which the editor Andy Croft says, “was unlike … Continue reading

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