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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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Cops on campus

country of origin: United States

Troops on street

country of origin: United States

Union song- bits of "which side are you on"

country of origin: United States

Workers in steel works

country of origin: China

Women hanging washing

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Prisoners led off plane, chains around feet taken off

country of origin: Cuba

May Day 1920

country of origin: former USSR

Anti-nuclear demo

country of origin: United States

Potatoes on conveyer belt

country of origin: Angola

"Red Special" train

country of origin: United States

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