Army Recruitment Advert — Health Warning! – click Film link above

If only all army recruitment adverts were like this one . . .

Simon of the Desert — click Film link above

Simon of the Desert (1965) is Luis Buñuel’s interpretation of the life of devoted ascetic Saint Simeon Stylites, who waited atop a pillar surrounded by a barren landscape for six years, six months, and six days, in order to prove his devotion to God. Yet the devil, in the figure of the beautiful Silvia Pinal, huddles below, trying to tempt him down. A sceptic’s vision of human conviction, Buñuel’s short and sweet satire is one of the master filmmaker’s most renowned works of surrealism.

The Hangman — click Film link above

The Hangman (1964 – Maurice Ogden) Narrated by Herschel Bernardi

Dave Douglass reads from Ghost Dancers (RIB, Glasgow) … click Films link above

 
Dave Douglass reading from his new book “Ghost Dancers

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Dave Douglass reads from his book, Ghost Dancers, at the Radical Independent Bookfair in Glasgow (May 2010). Ghost Dancers is the final volume in Dave Douglass’s mining trilogy Stardust and Coaldust, published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the end of the miners strike. A first-person, insiders view of, probably, the last generation of miners and their union. David Douglass is a long-standing and well-known member of the National Union of Mineworkers in the Durham and Doncaster coalfields. He was a coalminer for 40-plus years and a branch official of the Union for 25 years, as well as a member of its Yorkshire Executive during its most testing and dynamic period. He remains a full member of the NUM and is still active in the internal affairs of the Union, as well as being one of its more public and well-known representatives and a published author and historian of the coal communities.Vol. 1: Geordies Wa Mental; Vol. 2: The Wheel’s Still in Spin; Vol. 3: Ghost Dancers (ChristieBooks)

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BBC R4 – Graham White’s ‘The Trial Of The Angry Brigade’

Stoke Newington Eight Trial (No. 1 Court, Old Bailey 30 May – 7 Dec 1972)
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Produced by Peter Kavanagh (Broadcast August 9, 2002). The Angry Brigade. Britain’s own urban guerillas. Libertarian socialists. Genteel by comparison with Italy’s Red Brigades and West Germany’s Red Army Faction (Baader-Meinhof Group). Active in the late 60s/early 70s. Made symbolic attacks on property (not people) – embassies of repressive regimes, boutiques (including Biba), police stations, army barracks, government departments, and the homes of Cabinet ministers, the Attorney General & the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. It’s not publicly known how many attacks they made – for a while their activities were concealed. Research implies that there were about 200. They took direct action because – in their view – the old left had failed to bring change. But this view was transformed when the 1974 strikes brought down Heath’s government. In light of what happened under Thatcher, they were mistaken. But one thing’s for certain though, their analysis of the growing damage consumerism was doing – would continue to do – to society and the planet was spot on. Eight people were selected for trial from two branches of a much larger ‘community’. Four were acquitted. The others each got ten years. Their trial was the longest in British criminal history. And it still looked like a fit-up. This is a reconstruction of the trial combined with other background information. Cast Includes Kenneth Cranham, Juliette Stevenson Mark Strong