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London Labour film Festival: One week to go

06 Sep 2012, By

It’s just one week before the inaugural London Labour Film Festival, when we will officially join the global movement of labour film festivals from the USA and Turkey to Canada and Australia. It’s an important cultural event for the UK labour movement and one not to be missed. Many people think of documentary films when…

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Welcome to the London Labour Film Festival!

21 Aug 2012, By

A celebration of social commitment through cinema, the first ever London Labour Film Festival this September will bring eighteen phenomenal films touching on the issues of labour to the heart of London. Across three days, we’ll be presenting a fascinating and varied take on issues of work, labour struggle and the emotional and societal importance…

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The ‘Big Meeting’ this weekend

13 Jul 2012, By

This weekend sees the 128th Durham Miners Gala, or the ‘big meeting’ as it’s known. The popularity of the Gala has grown and grown in recent years, it is literally the biggest trade union gathering in Europe with over 100,000 trade unionists descending on the Cathedral and University City so closely associated with the heart…

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Learning from Grassroots

06 Jun 2012, By

For the last few weeks I’ve blogged here about the role of grassroots organising in mounting successful campaigns and in prioritising building activism within a campaign in the run up to our Grassroots conference at the end of May.  As we often say on this site, there is no silver bullet in the work that…

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Unions and the Occupy movement

23 Oct 2011, By

Peter Wallsten had an interesting article in the Washington Post on Thursday about the links between unions and Occupy Wall Street. As I’ve said here before, unions won’t want to co-opt the protests – and the protesters wouldn’t want them to. But there is a clear alliance to be formed with a new social movement,…

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Labour film festivals: A growing movement

20 Oct 2011, By

The first ever conference of labour film festival organisers took place in Washington last week, trying to kick start a worldwide labour film festival movement. The number of organisers attending from across the globe was a testament to the growing interest in this area of film-making. Although these films do not formally constitute a distinct…

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