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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 in parks

country of origin: United States

Over 2000 deputies inside great hall, applaud Mao and others

country of origin: China

Newsreel 1959: B/W buses in street, raising flaw, trying people at tribunal presided over by Castro

country of origin: Cuba

Police cars

country of origin: Cuba

Marches in Paris, Germany , Moscow, Budapest, Tokyo, Prague, New York

country of origin: United Kingdom

The Smith Act explained

country of origin: United States

Union leaders speaking

country of origin: United States

Chickens slaughtered on conveyer belt

country of origin: Angola

Huge rally, rioting

country of origin: United States

Deomolished buildings

country of origin: Israel

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