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‘We are determined to be free’ – remembering the Pan-African Congress of 1945
September 23, 2013 – 12:01 pm | No Comment
‘We are determined to be free’ – remembering the Pan-African Congress of 1945

The fifth Pan-African Congress, held in October 1945, was a major event in the 20th century. Decisions taken at this conference led to the independence of African countries – and it was held right here …

Safe in our hands
September 2, 2012 – 7:16 pm | No Comment
Safe in our hands

How do you get people to rise up against the abolition of Primary Care Trusts when they don’t even understand what a PCT is in the first place?
All this means that, depending on where you live, treatments for certain routine conditions such as cataracts and hernias are no longer available to everyone

Save Ancoats Dispensary (updated)
August 18, 2012 – 11:16 am | 2 Comments
Save Ancoats Dispensary (updated)

 
 
Ancoats is one of Manchester’s oldest districts (the name means ‘lonely cottages’), it was part of the original Manchester which was created in 1838 and in it there stands a building that predates this, Ancoats …

Standing Museum
August 17, 2012 – 2:11 pm | One Comment
Standing Museum

……during their on-duty time they are forced to stand for hour upon hour.
Albert Square is being occupied by an extremist minority that are intent on destroying the very fabric of society,

Down Mexico Way
August 14, 2012 – 8:01 am | No Comment
Down Mexico Way

By Jonathan Allsop (http://nowtmuchtosay.wordpress.com)
A few months ago someone asked me if I was going to the Olympics. After all, they’re right on my doorstep in that there London.
In typically miserable fashion I responded with something …

Pussy Riot
July 31, 2012 – 11:45 am | No Comment
Pussy Riot

Interesting stuff going on in Russia at the moment, with all-girl Punk band Pussy Riot standing trial for playing what the state seems to agree was a blasphemous gig in a church. They’ve been kept …

Time to bring back badges
January 30, 2012 – 12:54 pm | 2 Comments
Time to bring back badges

I love badges. At the moment on my sixties style green winter coat I am wearing the anti-government badge I bought on the national demo against the cuts on 26 March 2011.

St Pauli let the nazis know the score
January 11, 2012 – 12:27 pm | 2 Comments
St Pauli let the nazis know the score

According to numerous media sources, St Pauli fans had clashed with rival fans of VFL Lübeck and the police, leading to the cancellation of this long running tournament. Just blanket coverage, ignoring many important details of what actually happened, meant my colleagues thought that I was spreading the “English disease”. They though that those St Pauli “rowdies” were at it again.

LFC’s chips were fried down the East Lancs
January 8, 2012 – 11:08 am | No Comment
LFC’s chips were fried down the East Lancs

I cannot help but fear that Liverpool’s behaviour is born out of their rivalry and dislike of United and not the non-existent injustice Dalglish would have us all searching for.

How we die today
December 20, 2011 – 9:07 am | No Comment
How we die today

Hospitals don’t want their mortality stats adversely affected.
I waited for a minute or two, expecting to see the rise and fall of the chest again, hear that grating intake of breath. But there was nothing.

2011 – the year of the hog
December 10, 2011 – 8:57 pm | No Comment
2011 – the year of the hog

“Living Newspapers” were one of the most successful of the theatre forms pioneered by Agitprop groups of the pre-Second World War years – groups like the Salford “Red Megaphones”, in which Ewan McColl (aka Jimmy Miller) played an instrumental role.

Strike one…
December 1, 2011 – 5:22 pm | No Comment
Strike one…

Manchester had become, for a very brief time, a city of the working class – Tory propaganda dispersed, Tory lies torn and trodden on. We were one, we the many.

Occupy All Streets
December 1, 2011 – 4:55 pm | No Comment
Occupy All Streets

There are more of me than you (the number of 16-24 year olds not in employment education or training is 1,163,00), so look out you bunch of bastards were coming to nick all your stuff and piss on the Hydrangeas.

Strike a light! It’s a bloody inconvenience, I tell you
November 28, 2011 – 5:55 pm | 2 Comments
Strike a light! It’s a bloody inconvenience, I tell you

As the country prepares for the widespread horror set to be wreaked by selfish public sector workers this Wednesday, the wonderful British media are gearing up for what they do best.

Wapping: the workers’ story
November 20, 2011 – 10:35 pm | No Comment
Wapping: the workers’ story

Wapping: the workers’ story is an exhibition at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford put together by print workers and trade unionists involved in the year-long dispute which began when Rupert Murdoch moved production of his newspapers overnight from Fleet Street to a secretly equipped and heavily guarded plant at Wapping

Counterpower
November 8, 2011 – 5:01 pm | No Comment
Counterpower

On Wednesday 16 November at 2pm the Working Class Movement Library in Salford will host a book launch by activist and author Tim Gee, fresh from the London and Edinburgh ‘Occupy’ protests.

The rest is silence
October 14, 2011 – 4:31 pm | No Comment
The rest is silence

Librarians are here to help their communities, and an attack on a library is an attack on a community

Pipe Casting
October 8, 2011 – 9:51 am | No Comment
Pipe Casting

The great fracas and swirling around of this historic event was brought back to life.
Wayne pushed his organ to its extremes.

4 October 1936 – the Battle of Cable Street remembered
October 4, 2011 – 2:14 pm | No Comment
4 October 1936 – the Battle of Cable Street remembered

On this day in 1936, a fascist march on London’s east end was stopped by a large counter-protest. It became known as ‘The Battle of Cable Street’. There’s a link to some good quality …