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Issue No. 2374

Nothing but a man

Newly restored. In cinemas now

This 1964 landmark of anti-racist American cinema has now been restored and released in Britain for the first time. Directed by Michael Roemer, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany, it tells the story of railway worker Duff and teacher Josie falling in love in segregated Alabama. Reputed to be Malcolm X’s favourite film, Nothing But a Man is a poignant exploration of the effects of racism on human relationships.

Iain Duncan Smith’s realistic unemployment simulator

How long can you last before being sanctioned? This social media hit shows up the unfairness of the hoops that the Tories make unemployed people jump through. Don’t miss any interviews, dole appointments or volunteering sessions or you’ll lose your benefits—and try not to collapse of exhaustion while you’re at it.

Top Five Fiction Bestsellers at Bookmarks, the socialist Bookshop

Strumpet City James Plunkett‘s tale of Dublin in the 1913 lockout

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists The socialist classic by Robert Tressell

A World Between Us Teen fiction set in the Spanish Civil War by Lydia Syson

The Quarry The last novel by the great Iain Banks

Red or Dead David Peace tells the story of Liverpool coach Bill Shankly

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Tue 8 Oct 2013, 16:32 BST
Issue No. 2374
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