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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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People sign a petition - the "Stockholm Appeal" - calling for the abolition of the atomic bomb

country of origin: Poland

Students march with banners

country of origin: United States

Churchill in senate

country of origin: United States

On farms

country of origin: United States

Scenes outside Sing Sing

country of origin: United States

Foreign comrades applaud

country of origin: China

Red Square: parade of military schools and workers' regiments

country of origin: former USSR

US Nazis

country of origin: United States

Pigs

country of origin: Cuba

Loading goods into crates, loading crates onto ship

country of origin: Angola

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