Tag Archives: Selma James

My review of “Wages for Housework A History of an International Feminist Movement 1972-77” by Louise Toupin (2018)

In this new and fascinating book about the Wages for Housework campaign we are looking back to a period of history when  radical women were redefining  the nature of women’s work and   challenging the role of women in  society. The … Continue reading

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Book review; “Ujamaa The hidden story of Tanzania’s socialist villages” Ralph Ibbott

From 15-20 October 1945 a meeting of the Pan African Congress took place in the Town Hall, Chorlton-on-Medlock in Manchester. Activists from across the Caribbean and Africa got together with trade unionists and anti-imperialist groups to raise the issue of … 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……… Selma James speaking about Women, Race and Class. She is still one of the most important thinker, speaker and activist on politics today. Selma asks; where has the women’s movement gone wrong, why is it women are more interested … 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…..two films and hear some live music…Manchester Film Cooperative’s next event is at the Antwerp Mansion in downtown Rusholme. Antwerp Mansion is: a renovation project, aiming to turn a beautiful but run down Victorian Mansion into a Music, Art and … Continue reading

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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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Lipstick Socialist Awards 2012

Welcome to 2013! Thanks to everyone who made nominations. Hope it is inspirational for all of us in 2013 and there is certainly lots to be learnt from the choices made. Here’s to the New Year!! Trade Unionist of the … 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…..Manchester Film Co-op and Manchester Open Rights Group are screening The Real Social Network, a film about the new generation of protest. Between the first UK student protests in November 2010 and the global uprising in the spring of 2011, … Continue reading

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