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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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country of origin: United States

Trays of chicks loaded onto plane

country of origin: Angola

Eugene Debs, out of prison, greets friends

country of origin: United States

Fields, goats

country of origin: Israel

Marching through the streets of Moscow, crowds line streets peace march 1982

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Unloading agricultural tools from truck

country of origin: Angola

Speeches in Moscow- people listen, march, cheer

country of origin: Czech Republic

Bread lines, soup kitchens

country of origin: United States

German soldiers march through Europe (Paris, Greece)

country of origin: former USSR

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