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SALFORD CENTENARY CELEBRATION OF ROBERT TRESSELL
 

Star date: 5th February 2011 

RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS COME TO SALFORD 

Robert Tressell Centenary Exhibition
Working Class Movement Library until March 10th

Robert Tressell, author of the most gripping socialist novel of the last century, died 100 years ago this week. His famous book, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, about working class life and struggles, has been published over 150 times around the world.

"It characterised class divisions at a time of extreme poverty and mass unemployment" says Dennis Skinner MP "but its message lives on today in Britain…"

Further details here…


Dennis Skinner MP on The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists…

"Robert Tressell is responsible for one of the most important books about the working class. He produced a work of art when he wrote The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. It characterised class divisions at a time of extreme poverty and mass unemployment but its message lives on today in Britain…

"Manufacturing base shattered - pits, textile mills, steel industry, shipbuilding and the rest almost gone. Now, at a time when trades unions are shackled, the Tory and LibDem coalition are hell-bent on an ideological war on workers.

"Robert Tressell did not only write a book for the last century - its powerful message resonates today in almost every facet of working class life. Celebrate his life and his work but act upon the book's message and fight back."

Robert Tressell's The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists was a novel that inspired would-be activists and that lost breed of conviction politicians all over the world. Now, to commemorate his centenary, the Manchester Trades Union Council has organised an exhibition of Tressell's work, plus manuscripts and documents from The Robert Tressell Family Papers.

There's also going to be talks, workshops, debates and events associated with the exhibition. Watch this space…

Robert Tressell Centenary Exhibition
Working Class Movement Library until March 10th
51 The Crescent Salford M5 4WX
(big black and white building opp Salford Museum).

The exhibition is open to the public Wed-Fri afternoons
Further details: 0161 736 3601
www.wcml.org.uk

 

Red Dave wrote
at 08:41:33 on 12 February 2011
All Workers must read and be educated by Robert Tressell's brilliant work , as relevant today as ever.The vicious thatcherite policies being imposed on Workers by the treacherous conlib alliance prove that nothing has changed .The War against the Working Class continues ,as ever. Resistance must be built,accelerated and focused -until the Workers free themselves from the exploitive horror of the capitalist nightmare.
 
Red Dave wrote
at 21:31:40 on 05 February 2011
Nice to read Dennis Skinner explaining the true nature of this corrupt,degraded and hideous society.Such a shame he is now the only remaining voice of sanity in that cesspit, the house of thieves,liars,cheats and swindlers.Our labour council should read Robert Tressell's magnificent work - it may just shame them into following the lead shown by Liverpool . But I doubt it.
 
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