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politics2.jpgThis category covers footage of trade unions, communism, protest, revolution and terrorism.
People’s Holiday, late 40’s, is just one of many May Day documentaries in Contemporary’s footage library. 1916 archive footage of the Easter Uprising in Ireland showing the ruins of Dublin after the battle. Free Voice politics.jpgof Labour covers the history of America’s famous Yiddish Anarchist paper. Exclusive footage of Fidel Castro, Aaron Copeland and Dimitri Shostakovich attending the Cultural and Scientific World Conference in the late 1940’s. Rare footage of the Peekskill incident when anti-communist whites organized and attacked a Communist Party outing, smashing buses and injuring those in them whilst the police stood by. Our section on unions contains portrayals of women activists from the US and Britain as well as archive material going back to the 30s. From Latin America comes footage of the grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo searching for their lost children and grandchildren.
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Excludables interviewed, some cry

country of origin: Cuba

Stills of Vienna and Budapest as workers demonstrate. "Bloody Sunday" in Prague

country of origin: Czech Republic

UN congress 1947, speech dividing Palestine and Israel

country of origin: Israel

Empty city streets

country of origin: United States

Students and others line up to attend HUAC hearings in San Francisco Town Hall

country of origin: United States

Adults in school in front of blackboard in Angola

country of origin: Angola

6th convention of the NMU (National Maritime Union)

country of origin: United States

Man sitting on grass outside senate house

country of origin: United States

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