Twenty-five years ago today John Lennon was killed in New York. There was a mass outpouring of grief all over the world. This was because he symbolised something different from the mainstream music industry. He gave expression in the words of some of his songs the genuine feeling of disgust of many workers and youth at what capitalist society stands for.

The Cuban revolution continues to resist all attempts to undermine it. This recent film shows different aspects of Cuban life today, its positive and negative sides, and although there are problems the overall impression is that a large part of the population understands the need for the revolution to survive.

“I Ask the Night” is a translation of selected poems by Javed Shaheen, the famous Pakistani poet, published by Struggle Publications in Lahore. Javed Shaheen witnessed the terrible bloodshed at the time of the partition of India and that marked him for the rest of his life. Ever since then he has sided with the downtrodden and oppressed.

Moleres and Hine are two photographers, the first contemporary the second from the first half of the 20th century, who have accumulated a large number of photographs dedicated to exposing child labour around the world. There work is presently being exhibited at the Side Gallery, 9 The Side, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and will continue until November 19. Here we provide a review of the exhibition.