Tag Archives: Working Class Movement Library

The Irish Collection at the WCML: a new chapter- the role of the Irish in Britain Representation Group. Part One.

  Over the centuries the Irish  have played a key role in the labour and trade union movement in this country. The Working Class Movement Library has some of the most important archives which  document this activity and show the … Continue reading

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“How many magnificent battles will be won…”Our Enid The Life and Work of Enid Stacy 1868-1903

Over the last few months we have seen a revival in grassroots trade union activity, much of it by working class women. From the Kinsley Cleaners in Wakefield to the Teaching Assistants in Derby and Durham – women working in … Continue reading

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Book Review; Miss Nobody by Ethel Carnie

Ethel Carnie grew up in one of the most vibrant and progressive eras for working class people. It was a period of the birth of the trade union movement, of mass unrest on the streets and in workplaces and the … Continue reading

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Northern white slaves and the campaign for the 10 hour day . My interview with John Fay writer of The Mill.

The Mill, a new historical drama on Channel 4, written by John Fay is set during one of the most turbulent periods of British history. Fay says; It is set in 1833 where a period of resistance is just beginning, … Continue reading

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Book review; NHS SOS – a weapon in the struggle to save the NHS

NHS SOS How the NHS was betrayed – and how we can save it Edited by Jacky Davis & Raymond Tallis   ONEWORLD PUBLICATIONS £8.99 Ken Loach is clear about the importance of NHS SOS; Across society, there is a realisation … Continue reading

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The Spirit of 45 and my hopes for 2013

Ken Loach’s new film The Spirit of 45 looks back to a time in the history of this country that now seems almost impossible to imagine. I spoke to Ken last year when he was filming at the Working Class … 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….Community It’s a US series set in an adult education college with a collection of unconventional students and the script one long satire on sitcom tropes and popular culture from Star Wars to zombies. The leader of the gang is … Continue reading

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