Sunday, 27 September 2009

Blacklist Support Group - House of Commons meeting, 6th October 2009

Our friends over at the Blacklist Blog are advertising a meeting to be held at the House of Commons at 6 p.m. on Tuesday 6th October. Speakers at the meeting include:
The background to the meeting is a debate to take place in Parliament about the proposed outlawing of Blacklisting. We'll keep readers up to date with any developments.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Northern Voices #10 still available.

The 10th issue of Northern Voices (Summer/Autumn 2009) is still available.

Inside you'll find articles on Bolton art-forger Shaun Greenhalgh, Blacklisting in the building trade, the hunt for the grave of Ashton lad James Keogh murdered by Fascists in the Spanish Civil War, as well as local gossip in Burnley, Bury, Tameside and Salford. We also look at Liverpool in the 'Capital of Culture' year and you may have already read the article on 'welfare to work' that we've posted here.

The reviews section has features on the 'six of the best' top Northern towns, a review of 'Gangs of Manchester', a new book by Andrew Davies, plus restaurant reviews of Mitton Hall in Clitheroe and Ramsons of Ramsbottoms, and the letters page is livelier than ever.

Sending us a cheque for £4.00 (made payable to 'Northern Voices') will get you a two-issue subscription. Send cheques c/o 52 Todmorden Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 4AH.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Northern Voices @ Manchester Anarchist Bookfair

This time of year is the time for Bookfairs, and a week on Saturday, Northern Voices will have a stall at the annual Manchester Anarchist Bookfair.

On the day, you can chat to us about the magazine, buy current and back issues and perhaps, if you feel you have something to say, talk to us about contributing to the next and subsequent issues.

The Bookfair is being held at the Jabez Clegg, which is located at 2 Portsmouth Street, M13 9GB (opposite Manchester University Students Union on Oxford Road - click here for a map) between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm on Saturday 26th September. There's food and talks too (as well as lots of other stalls), so plenty to keep you occupied if you're in town.

Hope to see you there.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Motivating the Workshy: New Deal or Bum Deal? by Alfred Doolittle

We thought we'd reprise an article from Northern Voices 10 which seems to be doing the rounds on the internet (currently featuring on Indymedia, New Deal Scandal and the site of the The United Socialist Party). So here it is in all its glory:

I’ve just finished a 10-month sentence. Although I wasn’t an inmate in a prison or a mental institution, at times it certainly felt like it.