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Don’t mention the 47 E1

Location: UK » London » E

When: Sunday 12 May 2013, 7:00pm

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Where: Richmix, 35 Bethnal Green Road, London E1

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Don’t mention the 47 is a documentary that re-opens a crucial chapter in Liverpool (& British) history. In the years between 1983 and 1987 a group of 47 elected Labour councilors refused to transfer the cuts implemented by Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government onto the Liverpool community they represented. Instead they tried to implement socialist ideas and built 5000 houses, created thousands of jobs and set up many vital public services.

The documentary begins to explore how that possible and why did they end up being surcharged and expelled from office? Through a series of interviews with some of the councilors, a housing worker & others, the film gives voice to some of those who were closely involved, assembling an inspiring example of solidarity and resistance.

The film is being screened at a time of unprecedented cuts in a borough that also has a history against passing on cuts, with the poplar councilors who coined the slogan ‘Better to break the law than break the poor’ in the 1920’s and then used in Liverpool.

There will be a discussion after the film chaired by Suzanne Muna (Unite Housing Workers) with Kingsley Abrams (Unite EC) & Liverpool 47 councilor, local Labour councilors (invited) & Trade Unions & Socialist Coalition (invited) & Filmakers & Photographer Dave Sinclair about the 47 campaign and alternative to austerity today.

TICKETS £7/4 concessions to cover costs
Book online or by phone 020 7613 7498
http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/dont-mention-the-47/

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