Tory policy vacuum

From what I’ve seen, this Tweet screengrab is pretty accurate. Even Boris himself only criticises Corbyn rather than talking about his own policies. Tory policies tend to be centred around self-interest of the wealthy, or those who want to gain wealth irrespective that it will be at the expense of others. That’s not good to

Gary Younge’s article about the disgusting Zimmerman verdict, removed by the Guardian

Article removed “pending investigation”. Here’s the full text: Let it be noted that on this day, Saturday 13 July 2013, it was still deemed legal in the US to chase and then shoot dead an unarmed young black man on his way home from the store because you didn’t like the look of him. The

To Post or not to Post

Today’s meditation: Over the last few days on a few occasions I’ve started to write different statuses about it, but then deleted them rather then pressing send, as I don’t want to get into a debate about it. But there is so much to say about it, but I don’t want to spend my time

Where can young people go for refuge? (Open letter to the Principle and Governors of Life Learning Academy, San Francisco)

Courtni Webb, one of your 17 year old high school students, is now facing the possibility of being expelled from your school after writing a poem about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the poem Courtni wrote she understood why someone like Adam Lanza might do what he did. She wasn’t agreeing with

THE DAY ANGELS WEPT: Ideology, Television and Rodney King

Written in 1995 when I was in my second year of my undergraduate degree, I wrote this essay about Rodney King, the LA riots, and the role of the media. I thought it was apt to upload it here today, on the day of Rodney King’s death. To access the Pdf click here.

Bristol police miss opportunity to work with community filmmakers to build dialogue after riots

See below the latest street news video by the South Blessed Community Channel, as a follow-up to their anti-Tesco film, (see previous post).  Last night the local police used vans and deployed a helicopter to stop the screening of a film in a park about last week’s riots.  When the screening moved to a local house, at first the police then

Photography, protest and politics (deliberate small’p’s)

Over the next year I’m going to go back to my roots and make more pictures, both still and moving, as well as writing words (which I may do less).  As a political (small ‘p’) animal at heart, it is work that has something to say, or maybe more importantly work that asks questions, that

Islington people attacked by the police. Activist Suzanne Jeffery & councillors speak out.

Message from my activist colleague Corine Dhondee about the heavy-handed tactics she witnessed by the police when secretly filming protests at the council building.  We might look at what is happening in Libya today and say we are lucky and have nothing to complain about, but I feel we must protect the freedoms that we have today, as if we take

The media hype and crushing reality of UK politics

  The national anthem of this election is undoubtedly Public Enemy’s ‘Don’t believe the Hype!’  The Lib Dems weren’t as popular as all the media hype suggested throughout the campaign  after the first Leaders’ debate.   On April 18th The  Times ran the headline “Nick Clegg nearly as popular as Winston Churchill“, but today the party came in with just