Jess Hurd

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Scroogeonomics

scroogenomics02Very pleased to be asked to open this event with my commissioned “Review of the Year” – 2015 in photos.

SATURDAY 19th DECEMBER A SEASONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST AUSTERITY WITH BRIDGET CHRISTIE

A Philosophy Football Seasonal Night Out Against Austerity In association with the RMT, supported by the Fire Brigades Union and in partnershp with the People’s Assembly and New Weather Institute. An evening of comedy, ideas, live music and poetry to revisit the meaning of Dickens’s Scrooge in the cause of an economics for the many not the few.

A headlining stand-up set of razor-sharp wit from Bridget Christie preceded by an in-conversation with Guardian columnist Zoe Williams. Plus sparkling spoken word from poet Salena Godden. And closing the show Thee Faction playing anthems to dance, or march to and in hot musical pursuit South Coast Ska legends The Meow Meows. If that lot doesn’t get you laughing and dancing all we can say is, bah humbug!

We’re not short of ideas either. Opened by the renowned writer on inequality Danny Dorling an international discussion on austerity and its discontents with Marina Prentoulis of Syriza joined by NUS Vice-President Shelly Asquith one of the leading activists in the Corbyn4Leader 2015 campaign.

If thats not enough we have commissioned new work specially for the night inspired by the message of The Christmas Carol  from poet Matt Abbott and musician Nia  plus David Boyle reading an account of the meaning of Scrooge from his book How To Be English. Opening the show photographer Jess Hurd presents her visual review of the year. Throughout the night filling the dancefloor the Melstars Music soundsystem.

Doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm at the superb Rich Mix Arts Venue in East London.

#EndAusterityNow

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G8 Not Welcome

G8 Not Welcome, No To Austerity. Trade union protest in Belfast against the G8 summit, Northern Ireland.

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Santa Cruz de Sil – Miners Occupation

Alfredo Fernández  in Santa Cruz de Sil where miners have been occupying 3kms down in the mine for a month. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Leon, Northern Spain.

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Many thanks to Blanca Fernández & Emy Castelao

 

 

Spanish Miners Burning Blockades

Miners make a road blockade out of burning tires in La Robla. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Leon. Northern Spain.

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Spanish Miners Mountain Battle

Miners win running battles with police in Cinera after they have blocked the mountain road. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Leon, Northern Spain.

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Spanish Miners – Asturias

Miners march past Pozo de Soton coal mine after fighting between police and miners to keep control of the pit. The miners have been on strike since the government announced cuts to mining subsidies due to austerity cuts which will mean an end to mining. Asturias. Northern Spain.

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Clegg’s Street Party

Fuck Clegg Victoria Sponge cake. UK Uncut Great London Street Party outside Nick Clegg MP’s London home. Putney.

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2011 End of Year Slideshow

2011 was a year of riots and revolutions. I’ve put together a 150 sec review of a crazy year…Beginning with the Egyptian Revolution, austerity protests in Athens, Madrid and London…Slutwalk, UK riots, Occupy LSX, the Dale Farm traveller eviction & more. Thanks to everyone who has helped and supported me through an at times traumatic, but inspiring year x

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Check out Jason N. Parkinson’s video review of 2011 here

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Seasons Greetings!

A half-dressed santa makes a swift exit from riot cops as the Greek government announces yet more austerity cuts to the 2011 xmas present budget…

Greek Revolution

Demonstrators with a hangman’s noose outside the Greek Parliament. Against IMF imposed austerity measures. Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece.

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Greek General Strike

Man stands in front of graffiti on the Eurobank as running battles between police and protesters take place outside the Greek parliament. Trade unions hold a general strike against IMF imposed austerity measures. Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece.

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The Indignant movement planned to circle the parliament in a huge show of public opinion against the savage IMF austerity measures. Thousand began gathering early Wednesday morning in Athens, many who had never previously joined demonstrations. Carrying banners with “Traitors” and waving Greek flags.

Around the polytechnic those involved in the general strike were also massing and planning to march to Syntagma Square.

It wasn’t long before battle ensued. Early attempts to pull down a fence guarding the parliament building were fought back with volleys of tear gas from the the Greek police. Fights broke out between right-wing opposition supporters, who were also in large numbers outside the parliament and those intent on fighting the police and who planned to occupy parliament. Street fighting between left and right gave way to intensified police attacks from all corners of Syntagma Square which drew the protesters away from the parliament building and into the side streets.

Running battles ensued, barricades were built, buildings spray painted, banks attacked and marble was chipped from any available surface for use as ammunition. The police were brutal, tear gas grenades, high powered pepper spray, concussion grenades and violent arrests.

It looked like a war zone, the police repeatedly saturated Syntagma Square with gas, which had become a permanent tented protest camp, leaving many chocking and blinded, ambulances arrived to collect the wounded.

By early evening word was spreading about the proposed changes to parliament, the reshuffle was met with distain, “it’s still the same people” said one man working near the square. More protests are planned tonight.

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Insert Coin – We are Hungry

Web gallery of (belated) images during the Democracia Real Ya protests in Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain.

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La Crisis Es El Capitalismo


Mass meeting in Puerta del Sol in defiance of a government ban of protests on the day of the local and regional elections. They are demonstrating about austerity measures, have renamed place “Plaza Solución” and are calling it the Spanish Revolution. Madrid, Spain.
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Plaza Solución

Thousands of young people gather in Puerta del Sol in defiance of a government ban of protests. They are demonstrating about austerity measures, have renamed the place “Plaza Solución”and are calling it the Spanish Revolution. Madrid, Spain.

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March for the Alternative

March for the alternative. Jobs, Growth and Justice. Organised by the TUC.

With images from Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square later in the evening.

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The Siege of Millbank

The Siege of Millbank – UCU/NUS National Demonstration for Education occupies Conservative Party HQ. London.

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No Austerity

ETUC day of action, unions from the UK and across Europe march in Brussels against austerity cuts, Belgium.
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