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cork / arts and media / event notice Friday November 23, 2012 17:37 by Eric   image 1 image
Join us on Wednesday 28th November 8pm for a showing of the powerful documentary "Hillsborough " (2012) Dir. Matt Walker

Film description follows "‘'Hillsborough' - a powerful documentary describing the events and aftermath of the 1989 tragedy - was aired on LFC TV to mark the 20th anniversary of the day 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives at a football match. Featuring contributions from Liverpool fans and ex-players alike, ‘Hillsborough’ is essential viewing not just for football fans, but anyone interested in how the state and media have mis-handled such a gross injustice.
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cork / arts and media / event notice Thursday November 15, 2012 18:06 by Eric   image 1 image
Join us at Solidarity Books next Wednesday 21st November 8pm for a showing of the classic "Bicycle Thieves" (1948) Dir. Vittorio De Sica

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cork / arts and media / event notice Friday November 09, 2012 10:06 by Eric   image 1 image
Join us at Solidarity Books next Wednesday 14th November 8pm for a Cork Premiere showing of "Welcome to Our World" (2012 Dir. Margaretta D’Arcy) a film which asks what is daily life like for those with wheelchairs? read full story / add a comment
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cork / arts and media / event notice Wednesday November 07, 2012 14:58 by Eric   image 1 image
(1935-2012): The Weeping Meadow and The Dust of Time.

A short introduction will be presented by Mario prior to each film and these weekend films are as a homage to perhaps Greece's most distinctive director.
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cork / arts and media / event notice Thursday November 01, 2012 19:11 by Eric   image 1 image

Film description follows"

Nov. 7th: Little Murders (1971) Dir. Alan Arkin
‘Little Murders’ is a black comedy starring Elliott Gould and Marcia Rodd. It is the story of a girl, Patsy (Rodd), who brings home her boyfriend, Alfred (Gould), to meet her severely dysfunctional family amidst a series of random shootings, garbage strikes and electrical outages ravaging the neighbourhood. A great piece of cinema for those who find joy in how pain can make us laugh. read full story / add a comment
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cork / arts and media / event notice Thursday October 18, 2012 13:18 by Eric   image 1 image
Film description follows”

“Documentary look at the 1996-97 effort of the dancers and support staff at a San Francisco peep show, The Lusty Lady, to unionize. Angered by arbitrary and race-based wage policies, customers’ surreptitious video cameras, and no paid sick days or holidays, the dancers get help from the Service Employees International local and enter protracted bargaining with the union-busting law firm that management hires.

We see the women work, sort out their demands, and go through the difficulties of bargaining. The narrator is Julia Query, a dancer and stand-up comedian who is reluctant to tell her mother, a physician who works with prostitutes, that she strips.”
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cork / arts and media / event notice Thursday October 11, 2012 19:34 by Eric   image 1 image
"Life in a Day" (2011)
Wednesday 17th October 8pm

"A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a
time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive
on the 24th of July, 2011. Amongst the 19 directors who put the film
together is Kevin Macdonald ("Last King of Scotland", "Touching the Void")." read full story / add a comment
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cork / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday October 09, 2012 11:18 by Eric   image 1 image


Delicious Vegan food (..not just for Vegans!), at the Veg Out Cafe every Tuesday from 7pm in Solidarity Books, 43 Douglas Street (across from Fionn Barra's) read full story / add a comment
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cork / arts and media / event notice Monday October 08, 2012 13:28 by Eric   image 1 image
Yes Cinema Night Returns at Solidarity Books is back for a new season of thought provoking fabulous films with a change of night to Wednesdays at 8pm. The October programme starts with "Germany in Autumn" this Wednesday :
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cork / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday September 26, 2012 01:00 by Prisoner Solidarity Group
'HIstorian Caught in Ambush Row' Justine McCarthy Sunday Times 26 August 2012
cork / history and heritage / other press Monday August 27, 2012 14:03 by Justine McCarthy   text 5 comments (last - monday september 10, 2012 20:40)   image 2 images
A SON of a war of independence veteran has accused a historian of publishing "untrue and unchecked claims" relating to a disputed IRA ambush in which his father participated 92 years ago.

Edward "Ned" Young was the last known survivor of the Kilmichael ambush, when the IRA killed 17 police auxiliaries on November 28, 1920. His son John Young has described as "palpably untrue" assertions made by Dr Eve Morrison about a phone conversation he had with her last month. Morrison's claims appear to contradict an affidavit Young signed five years ago, in which he denied that his father co-operated with a controversial book about the ambush. read full story / add a comment
cork / history and heritage / event notice Sunday August 19, 2012 14:13 by Sports History Ireland   1 attached file
The 8th Annual Conference of Sports History Ireland takes place in University College, Cork on the 15th September. read full story / add a comment
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cork / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday August 04, 2012 10:42 by Eric   image 1 image
Taking in some of the most headland beautiful walks in Ireland, and also Ireland's only Cable-Car! read full story / add a comment
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cork / arts and media / event notice Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:44 by Eric   text 2 comments (last - wednesday august 01, 2012 12:42)   image 1 image
Solidarity Books presents...Howard Zinn's 'Marx in Soho' and Wallace Shawn's 'The Fever'

This July/August Solidarity Books will present….Howard Zinn's 'Marx in Soho' and Wallace Shawn's 'The Fever'. The last time actor and activist Jerry Levy graced these shores he had sell out shows across the country. He returns to perform Howard Zinn's "Marx in Soho" as well as Wallace Shawn's "The Fever". 

Together these plays illustrate the humanity, care and frailty that lie at the heart of struggles in solidarity for justice and equality. His one person performance are simply brilliant as Jerry brings to life the nuances and contradictions in both Zinn and Shawn complimentary pieces.

Come see them yourself and you'll be talking for ages. And often the case Jerry himself is happy to rejoin the audience to break the barriers between performers and consumers.  read full story / add a comment
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cork / arts and media / event notice Thursday July 26, 2012 17:19 by Eric   image 1 image
This July/August Solidarity Books will present….Howard Zinn's 'Marx in Soho' and Wallace Shawn's 'The Fever'. The last time actor and activist Jerry Levy graced these shores he had sell out shows across the country. He returns to perform Howard Zinn's "Marx in Soho" as well as Wallace Shawn's "The Fever".

Together these plays illustrate the humanity, care and frailty that lie at the heart of struggles in solidarity for justice and equality. His one person performance are simply brilliant as Jerry brings to life the nuances and contradictions in both Zinn and Shawn complimentary pieces.

Come see them yourself and you'll be talking for ages. And often the case Jerry himself is happy to rejoin the audience to break the barriers between performers and consumers. read full story / add a comment
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cork / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday July 26, 2012 14:58 by Kev   text 8 comments (last - thursday august 09, 2012 12:04)   image 1 image   video 2 video files
The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is proud to invite you to a public talk by Haneen Zoabi MK, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Parliament on Friday 10th August in the Metropole Hotel, McCurtain Street, Cork City at 8pm.

This is a rare opportunity to find out directly from a public representative in the Israeli parliament how the self proclaimed “only democracy in the Middle East” truly functions. It promises to be an informative and eye-opening experience, and will afford those in attendance the opportunity to learn about issues relating to both the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the continuing erosion of democratic freedoms inside Israel, including the crackdown on the work of domestic and international NGOs. read full story / add a comment
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday July 25, 2012 13:02 by cropbeye
Need for people to ring Radio and Public reps to support

the going ahead of Cork World Naked Bike RIde on Saturay 28th July. read full story / add a comment
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cork / miscellaneous / event notice Friday July 20, 2012 12:28 by Eric   image 1 image
On Thursday 26 July Solidarity Books will host "Ireland and the Shadow Banking System", a talk by Dr. Conor McCabe author of "Sins of the Father: Tracing the Decisions that Shaped the Irish Economy (2011)". Start time is 7pm. Hope to see you there.

Conor McCabe is a journalist and writer with the online publications Dublin Opinion and Irish Left Review. His specialities are economics and Irish politics. read full story / add a comment
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cork / arts and media / event notice Thursday July 19, 2012 11:00 by Eric   image 1 image
Join us this Thursday, July 19, 8pm, for a showing of 'The Time That Remains' ( 2009 dir. Elia Suleiman 109mins ) Presented by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Group

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cork / arts and media / event notice Friday July 13, 2012 11:28 by Eric   image 1 image
Cinema night – Thursday, July 19, 8pm, 'Paradise Now' @solidaritybooks

Join us this Thursday, July 19, 8pm, for a showing of 'Paradise Now' ( 2005 dir. Hany Abu-Assad 90mins ) Presented by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Group
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