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Seven shades of red
November 11, 2014 – 10:00 pm | No Comment

While passing the line of teenagers like ourselves we couldn’t but help notice that some of them were wearing black bin liners. We stood and stared. “What ya looking at?” “Why the bin liners?” “‘Cause …

Darn that Picasso – anti-fascist sewing comes to Salford
October 31, 2013 – 3:23 pm | No Comment
Darn that Picasso – anti-fascist sewing comes to Salford

Taken with permission from the blog of the Working Class Movement Library. A Storify account of the day in photos and tweets can be found at http://storify.com/wcmlibrary/darn-that-picasso
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On 26 April this year, the anniversary of the …

Remembering Chile, forty years ago today
September 11, 2013 – 4:43 pm | No Comment
Remembering Chile, forty years ago today

Salvador Allende’s democratically elected Popular Unity government in Chile was overthrown in a military coup 40 years ago today.
Victor Jara, singer and activist, was arrested the next day and taken, along with thousands of others, …

Course You Can Malcolm: 7/9/13
September 6, 2013 – 4:35 pm | No Comment
Course You Can Malcolm: 7/9/13

Saturday’s CYCM sees the return of the ever popular Westwells tater ash, cheese & onion pies and wimberry charlottes.
The veggie hotdog kettle makes its bow for the season and there’ll be a selection of treats …

Seven Dangerous Women
March 8, 2012 – 1:05 am | No Comment
Seven Dangerous Women

Ellen persuaded Parliament to pass the 1946 School Milk Act that gave free milk to all British schoolchildren.
“Freedom is always, and exclusively, freedom for the one who thinks differently.”
She helped to establish the Dependents Aid Committee, an organisation which raised money for the families of men who were members of the International Brigade.

February 5th. A 3-3 draw
February 6, 2012 – 11:08 am | No Comment

Footage from United’s 1958 European Cup match against Red Star Belgrade, the day before many of the team perished.
Remarkably, the scoreline was repeated yesterday, allbeit against different opposition in a different competition and in a …

The Flowers of Manchester
February 6, 2012 – 8:00 am | No Comment
The Flowers of Manchester

Remembering: Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Duncan Edwards, Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor, Liam Whelan, Walter Crickmer, Bert Whalley, Tom Curry, Alf Clarke, Don Davies, George Follows, Tom Jackson, Archie Ledbrooke, Henry Rose, Eric Thompson, Frank Swift, Kenneth Rayment, Bela Miklos, Willie Satinoff, Tommy Cable.

“Up Then Brave Women…”
August 19, 2011 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

Saturday 20 August 11am “Up Then Brave Women…” – a walk exploring sites connected with radical women’s movements in the city including trade unionism, the Clarion movement, Votes for Women and the Manchester Guardian. …

Looting with the lights on
August 19, 2011 – 10:35 am | 2 Comments
Looting with the lights on

Great piece here from Naomi Klein:
Shock Doctrine in Practice: The Connection Between Nighttime Robbery In the Streets and Daytime Robbery By Elites
When you rob people of what little they have, in order to protect the …

…pour on water
August 8, 2011 – 9:37 pm | 2 Comments
…pour on water

The usual suspects in the media and parliament queue up to condemn the ‘mindless thugs’ on a wrecking mission throughout London and seemingly elsewhere, without so much as a thought as to why we are currently witnessing a situation reminiscent of the early 1980s and, in fact, the early 1900s.

A shit-cycle to change everything
July 27, 2011 – 1:21 pm | No Comment
A shit-cycle to change everything

Marx’s revolution isn’t instigated by the comfortable middle class and to wait in expectation for it here is to piss in the wind.

The Queen is coming, be bloody grateful…
May 17, 2011 – 2:30 pm | 14 Comments
The Queen is coming, be bloody grateful…

Proving we now live in a post-mither world, the Queen of England (and some other countries that haven’t yet got rid of her) is visiting the Republic of Ireland, where dissenting voices are being told to stop living in the past and just get with the programme man, everything’s cool now, so why bring bad vibes to a joyous occasion like this…

Orwellian Truth
May 5, 2011 – 2:25 pm | 4 Comments
Orwellian Truth

It amazes me how the ruling elite are always able to turn
something beautiful and good into something ugly and nasty.

If you know your history
April 26, 2011 – 9:16 pm | No Comment
If you know your history

People in Manchester can enjoy an alternative to the royal wedding on Friday, by going on a walk which explores the city’s radical and rebellious history.
The walk is being led by Michael Herbert who has …

Fight the cuts. There’s no other way
January 23, 2011 – 8:34 pm | One Comment
Fight the cuts. There’s no other way

Rally for a future that works – Saturday 29 January
The TUC have called ‘A Future That Works’ march and rally in Manchester on 29 January.
Please come along on 29 January and add your voice to …

Come for ‘em all, leave us till last
September 15, 2010 – 2:05 pm | One Comment
Come for ‘em all, leave us till last

The old bill have reacted in a surprisingly brazen way to suggestions that they might not escape the coming cuts to public services.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11291616
Police Superintendents’ Association president Derek Barnett has told the coalition government that while …

Learn the lessons of history
April 12, 2010 – 7:22 pm | One Comment
Learn the lessons of history

The Working Class Movement Library (it belongs to us all, but it’s situated in Salford) hosts many artefacts to warm the hearts against the chilly rise of the racist right.

The kind people at the Crescent-based, house-come library are currently highlighting a number of anti-fascist leaflets in their collection. The focus is on how working class people have repelled the evils of fascists from Mosley to the BNP.