Saturday, 31 October 2009

EDL Leeds


English Defence League members scream at members of the press. The Leeds EDL protest was countered by Unite Against Fascism.

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Read NUJ statement, Death threats for journalists covering right wing demos here

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Proud


Candle-lit vigil against gay hate crime. Trafalgar Square, London.


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Monday, 26 October 2009

For Police Eyes Only


This is enlarged from an image I took in 2004 which shows a police officer with named photo ID's of individuals on a Stop the War coalition protest outside an election fundraising dinner where George Bush Senior was after dinner speaker (pic is used in the Guardian story related today)


Not only does it contain prominent peace activists but also outrageously, two journalists (names and faces have been blurred to protect the identity of individuals listed)


The spotter card is used by police to identify potential 'trouble makers'.


See Guardian article; Police in £9m scheme to log 'domestic extremists' here


and Domestic Extremist blog piece here


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Domestic Extremist


May day demonstration at Bank. Organised by Space Hijackers. London 2009.

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See Mark Thomas Guardian article on the civil liberties and the police secret database here


Read For Police Eyes Only blog piece on the Guardian Domestic Extremist story here


Our reputation on surveillance also extends to the New York Times here

Friday, 23 October 2009

Post Strike


National postal workers strike against jobs, conditions and threats to the service. Poplar and Isle of Dogs Delivery Office. Tower Hamlets. London.


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Thursday, 22 October 2009

Question Time


Unite Against Fascism demonstration opposing the invitation of BNP leader Nick Griffin onto Question Time. BBC Television Centre, White City.


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Wednesday, 21 October 2009

CWU Voice - Tearsheet

Signs of Revolt

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Signs of Revolt – Creative Resistance and Social Movements since Seattle


EXHIBITION AND TALKS

Space Hijackers/Ultimate Holding Company/Reel News/Peter Kennard/Kat Phillipps/ Cactus Network/Jonathan Barnbrook/Pedro Inhoue/Noel Douglas/David Gentlemen/Guy Smallman/Jody Boehnart/ Jess Hurd/Notes from Nowehere/Movement of the Imagination/Rebel Clown Army/ Indymedia London/Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination/Creative Resistance Research Network/ Turbulence/War Boutique/Josh On


Opening FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER 6pm then SATURDAY 14–SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER
Opening Times: Weekends 10-10pm, Weekdays 12–9pm
Map

The Old Truman Brewery, London, E1 6QL


10 years ago, in November 1999 an alliance of direct action activists, environmentalists and trade unionists shut down the meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Seattle, stopping the next trade round of Capitalist Globalisation. In the process they sparked a Movement of Movements right across the globe its slogan became ‘Another World is Possible’.

This November exactly 10 years from that momentous demonstration, and with most of the predictions of the movements rapidly coming true what with the crisis of the economy, a permanent state of war and the collapse of our eco-system wrecking lives across the planet, the rich and powerful meet again in Copenhagen to discuss the next Climate treaty after Kyoto, yet again activists are preparing to challenge the idea that the Market can solve the problems of the world, and take another step toward that possible world after Capitalism.

Signs of Revolt is an exhibition that weaves together the story of the past decades social movements, drawing out the influences and connections between and across the movements against Capitalism, War and Climate Change. Using archive material and documentary photography and video from movement photographers and filmmakers. It reveals the story of how we got from Seattle to Copenhagen.

Interspersed in this narrative are works by artist and designer activists and collectives, produced during, within and for the movements, this is the first time such a collection has been brought together in the UK and it will be a chance to reflect upon and celebrate the new creative impulses that the movements spawned and the possibilties for developing the creative capacity of future movements, these issues will also be discussed in greater depth during a series of talks during the exhibition. (timetable here).

As Capitalism threatens our very existence, Signs of Revolt defiantly maps out possible routes to a future filled with hope…

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Monday, 19 October 2009

Toy Graveyard


Toy Graveyard, France.


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Saturday, 17 October 2009

Climate Camp Swoop


Climate Camp Swoop at the Nottingham based, E.ON owned, coal fired power station, Ratcliffe on Soar.


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Thursday, 15 October 2009

Perpetual Displacement


Hundreds of refugees evicted from the 'jungle' remain in Calais, freezing, destitute, continually harassed by the police, sleeping rough and forced to queue for food. France.


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Beach Breakers


Beach breakers on the Calais beach at the nearest point to Dover, with Sea France ferry sailing. France.

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Sunday, 11 October 2009

EDL - Manchester


English Defence League march in Manchester against Islamic Extremism is countered by Unite Against Fascism.


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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Tory Conference - Highlights


Kenneth Clarke MP. Conservative party Conference.

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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

1984


Propaganda posters displaying the 'core aims and beliefs' of the Tory Party in the Conservative Party press room.

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