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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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Female newsreporter films her piece, argues with woman

country of origin: United Kingdom

King Alexander of Yugoslavia assassinated

country of origin: former USSR

Arms being loaded onto ships at dockyards

country of origin: Poland

Angela Davis in her office

country of origin: United States

At river

country of origin: Cuba

Family eating soup round kitchen table

country of origin: United States

Drilling in street

country of origin: United States

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg leave court

country of origin: United States

Ship sinking from distance

country of origin: United States

Band plays, Chinese flag

country of origin: China

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