Jess Hurd

Photographer
Posts Tagged ‘occupation’

E15 Mothers

 

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The Focus E15 Mothers are a group of vulnerable young mums who were threatened with eviction and rehousing outside London by Newham Council.

They won their fight to be rehoused, albeit in sub standard, overpriced, private London accommodation and are now are fighting for the issue of social housing versus gentrification.

The women and their supporters have occupied a small block of abandoned flats on the Carpenters Lane estate. It is shadowed by the Stratford Olympic site and glitzy glass blocks, that tower out of the rent reach of the original local population.

People seem very happy with the new residents, who have breathed life back into the boarded up houses. The mood was pretty jubilant, despite defeat in the court the Mothers campaign will see the opening up of up to 40 previously abandoned houses.

See my Guardian commissioned piece here:

The Focus E15 protests – in pictures | Cities | The Guardian

See Jason N. Parkinson’s Guardian video here:

London’s housing crisis: the story of the Focus E15 mums – video

 

Lawyers Occupy Istanbul Court

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Relatives and friends gather outside the Central Criminal Court where lawyers staged an overnight occupation to demand due process for the 171 detained May Day protesters. Lawyers claim their clients have been beaten and denied food and water. Istanbul Turkey.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

 

Taksim Square Mass Rally

People rally in Taksim Square, some with pictures of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Turkish Republic. Protests began when police attacked a camp occupation against the redevelopment of Gezi Park but protests have escalated across the country against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, his AKP government’s conservative policies and state repression. Istanbul, Turkey.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

 

 

We Are Not Inbreds!

 

City Clean workers in Brighton march on a council meeting calling for the Green Party council leader, Jason Kitcat to be sacked, in an unofficial dispute over a proposed £4,000 pay cut for some staff. GMB workers were also angered by the comments of  Cllr Anita Kitcat, the wife of the council leader, also Green Party, who allegedly called the locals “inbreds”. Workers occupied their canteen at the city’s Hollingdean refuse depot in a dispute with the only Green-led council in the UK. Brighton.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

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Brighton & Hove Green Party speak out against Jason Kitcat’s pay negotiation strategy.

The Argus


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.

See photo story here

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Many thanks to Blanca Fernández & Emy Castelao

 

 

Occupy Leyton Marsh

Local supporters climb under a tanker to prevent it entering the planned Olympic site. Activists are arrested after blocking the site entrance to construction vehicles and breaching the site. Hackney, East London.

See slideshow here

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Occupy Everywhere

Occupy the London Stock Exchange against corruption and the banking crisis. Banner reads “Make Money Free – Take back the Bank of England”. St Paul’s, London.

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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.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk


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