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Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics…julieta, Right to Remain Gathering, Salford and Cheetham Hill in Focus Exhibition and Voices across Borders

                Watch   julieta the latest film from Pedro Almodovar. I love his films because they take on real issues, and also have actors that look like real people both in size and … 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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“Even the pigeons have black feet”; coal and community in Salford

Salford in Greater Manchester is one of those places that still boasts a lively community  hell bent on reminding all the rest of us of what it means to be working class. The Irwell Valley Mining Project, run by local … Continue reading

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Vote for the Lipstick Socialist Awards 2012!

It’s that time of the year again when we look back on the last 12 months. I am very pleased to announce that the nominations for the Lipstick Socialist Awards for 2012 are now open, and the categories are: Campaign … 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..Even the Rain (2011) Written by Paul Laverty,who has written most of Ken Loachs’ films, and immediately you know that you are going to learn something and be challenged about our understanding of history. A Spanish film company arrives in … Continue reading

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Manchester Marxman

To get the most out of life you must be active, you must live and you must have the courage to taste the thrill of being young” Engels 1840 Friedrich Engels, was born in Germany in 1820. He was an … Continue reading

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