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Philanthropist Rain Fields By Dionne Fields
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In the near future, funds raised from Baby Philanthropist children’s novel will be use, to purchase a new facility for rain's Community Center. Once I receive funding for a building, I will be... More > able to except donated baby clothes, baby shoes, baby furniture, diapers, baby hygiene sets, baby food, to give away for free. This community center will help every single mom with babies or toddlers. In need of our help with baby clothes, baby shoes, baby furniture, diapers, baby hygiene sets, baby food. Rain's community center, will be a huge monthly baby and toddler shower for single moms all across America. http://rainfields.webs.com/< Less
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists By Robert Tressell
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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists was one of the most influential political works of the 20th Century. Published in 1914, following the author's death in the lead up to the First World War, it... More > was widely circulated amongst British troops during the Second World War and is credited with playing a major role in Labour's landslide victory in 1945. With the forces of neo-liberalism intent on rolling back the Welfare State and reversing all the gains made by working people since its first publication it remains an inspiring read. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent,Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists By Robert Tressell
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There is no other novel quite like The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. George Orwell called it 'a wonderful book'; its readers have become a living part of its remarkable history. Tressell's... More > novel is about survival on the underside of the Edwardian Twilight, about exploitative employment when the only safety nets are charity, workhouse, and grave. Following the fortunes of a group of painters and decorators and their families, and the attempts to rouse their political will by the Socialist visionary Frank Owen, the book is both a highly entertaining story and a passionate appeal for a fairer way of life. It asks questions that are still being asked today: why do your wages bear no relation to the value of your work? Why do fat cats get richer when you don't? Intellectually enlightening, deeply moving and gloriously funny (complete with exploding clergyman), The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a book that changes lives.< Less
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists By Robert Tressell
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There is no other novel quite like The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. George Orwell called it 'a wonderful book'; its readers have become a living part of its remarkable history. Tressell's... More > novel is about survival on the underside of the Edwardian Twilight, about exploitative employment when the only safety nets are charity, workhouse, and grave. Following the fortunes of a group of painters and decorators and their families, and the attempts to rouse their political will by the Socialist visionary Frank Owen, the book is both a highly entertaining story and a passionate appeal for a fairer way of life. It asks questions that are still being asked today: why do your wages bear no relation to the value of your work? Why do fat cats get richer when you don't? Intellectually enlightening, deeply moving and gloriously funny (complete with exploding clergyman), The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a book that changes lives.< Less
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists By Robert Tressell
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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists was one of the most influential political works of the 20th Century. Published in 1914, following the author's death in the lead up to the First World War, it was... More > widely circulated amongst British troops during the Second World War and is credited with playing a major role in Labour's landslide victory in 1945. With the forces of neo-liberalism intent on rolling back the Welfare State and reversing all the gains made by working people since its first publication it remains an inspiring read. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, Salford.< Less
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists By Robert Tressell
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'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' (RTP) is a very readable account of how capitalism operates in the workplace, but in some ways it is also a very contradictory book. It rarely lets the bosses... More > and 'Idlers' off the hook, yet the nearest thing to a working-class hero, Frank Owen, shows little faith in winning economic reforms through collective action. It shows that some workers get 'some of their own back', some of the time, but marginalizes trade unions. However, it demonstrates that do-it-yourself reforms are temporary, and that individual workers are powerless against the bosses, so it provides an excellent case for organising against capitalist exploitation, which is why it has been part of many trade union activists' tool-kits for almost a century.< Less
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists By Robert Tressell
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Clearly frustrated at the refusal of his contemporaries to recognise the inequity and iniquity of society, Tressell's cast of hypocritical Christians, exploitative capitalists and corrupt councillors... More > provide a backdrop for his main target — the workers.< Less
Adventure Philanthropist: More Fear By Erin Michelson
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Traveling alone across the globe, I began to eat fear for breakfast—taking large bites and swallowing any doubts that lingered at the edge of my consciousness. I learned to devour danger, to... More > fry up fright and serve it sunny-side up with my morning coffee. Even though I was afraid, my scary encounters were exhilarating. Nothing gets your heart pumping like swimming with crocodiles or hearing a scream in the dead of night, being caught up in an inescapable maze or hitchhiking through a Middle Eastern desert. Fear consumed me during my trip and I consumed it. Here—try a taste with me.< Less
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