Monday, 21 November 2011

Two great events at Salford's working class movement Library this week

Thank you to Michael Herbert for sending through some of the latest events to be taking place at Salford's working class movement library.

Running on the 22-24 November,between 10am-5pm,is Wapping: the workers' story.

It is an exhibition 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 in East London.

During the course of the exhibition there will be a public meeting, Taming the Media Moguls,on Wednesday 23 November at 7pm (at 6pm there will be a reception and guided tour of the exhibition).

In 1986 Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, backed by a Tory government, sacked his staff and got rid of the unions. 25 years on the intense focus on News Corp's ethics offers a chance for fairer and better media to give the public the news they need.
Speakers will include Tony Burke, assistant general secretary, Unite the Union, Ann Field, former leader of clerical staff on The Times, Wapping strike organiser, and Granville Williams, Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom.

On Friday 25 November 2011 at 2pm the Strawberry Thieves choir will be filling the stairwells with song

The Strawberry Thieves are from London and have offered to come and sing to us on their way to the Raise Your Banners Festival of political song in Bradford.

Their repertoire draws on modern songs, as well as the wealth of political song which chronicles the history of struggle over the centuries, both in Britain and abroad. They will perform a special set of poetry, prose and songs to tell the story of workers' struggles from 1649 to the present day, linking historic events to current efforts to resist cuts and privatisation.

Admission is free; light refreshments available

The library is located atJjubilee House, 51 Crescent Salford M5 4WX

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