Jess Hurd

Archive for October, 2008

Trick or Treat!

Young Bengali children Halloween trick or treating. Tower Hamlets, East London.

Dancing on the Grave of Capitalism

Dancing on the Grave of Capitalism – Anti Capitalist Halloween Street Party. Canary Wharf, London.

Ian Rankin Interview – tear sheet

Ian Rankin Interview – The Learning Rep.

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Stop Deaths in Police Custody

Protest march against death in custody, in prisons and mental health institutions by the United Families and Friends Campaign. London.

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Pensions Lobby

National Pensioners Convention annual lobby of Parliament. London

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The Times – Focus Report Tear Sheet

Engineering – The Future

Article on a Diploma course in engineering. Lambeth College  teaches 14yr olds from Lilian Bayliss School.

Story shot on assignment for The Times.

RMT Seafarers

RMT demonstration is prevented from marching to the European Parliament by riot police. Brussels, Belgium.

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Climate Rush

Climate Rush marks the 100th anniversary of the suffragette movement as they attempt to storm Parliament. Westminster, London.

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Hackney council housing which has been part boarded up awaiting regeneration for more than ten years..and a lovely shade of orange the boards are as well. E2, East London.

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Tel the Tripper – video

The short video is a little belated, but made as part of a PA video training course for photographers I did last year.

Thanks to Jeremy Nicholl
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Capitalism Isn’t Working

Anti-Capitalists protest against the government’s bail-out of British banks. City of London.

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No Bigots, No Borders

Demonstration Against Human Rights Abuses and Deportation of Ugandan Asylum Seekers outside the Ugandan Embassy on Independence day. Organized by the NUS and Trafalgar Square, London.

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Extend Abortion Rights

Alliance for Choice campaign from Northern Ireland hold a symbolic protest outside parliament to represent the 40 women who travel from Northern Ireland every month for abortions in Britain. 

They are campaigning for the extension of the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland. Parliament Square, London.

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Oh Darling

Chancellor Alistair Darling arrives at Downing Street for an emergency meeting on the day he announces a 500 billion bailout for UK banks. London.

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Rush hour

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MI5 Giant lobsters

Strange pic of the week – 

Giant lobsters walk past the MI5 building. London.

End Child Poverty

End Child Poverty Rally 

Keep The Promise. London.

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Aylesford Newsprint

Aylesford Newsprint paper mill in Kent which announced redundancies today.

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Belching Out The Devil

Earlier on in the year I had the privilege of working with activist, journalist and comedian Mark Thomas on his new book Belching Out The Devil

We visited trade unionists in Colombia living under paramilitary death threat and Coca Cola workers and their families in Istanbul who were brutally attacked by the police in the company HQ. 
This book is a serious investigation in to the activities of Coca Cola the global corporate brand, but it also makes you laugh out loud roughly every three pages.
A must get Xmas present for all the family!
Guardian : ‘John Pilger with laughs’
Image of Mark Thomas with Che Guevara in the Sinatrainal trade union offices, Bogota –
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The Reddog Experience

Reddog @ Chats Palace 

This year I have visited Roma communities in Istanbul and Rome. Sulukule is a gypsy neighbourhood inhabited by Roma since the 11th Century and faces demolition under plans to gentrify parts of Istanbul.

Roma families living in Italy are facing increased persecution, I travelled to Rome in August to document conditions in the camps. There is also a short documentary available on the Reel News October DVD release and screened at the Foundry this Sunday.

Tdog has put together a slideshow of my images with Roma music and it will be screened at the Reddog event at Chats Palace in Hackney, London on Friday 3rd October 2008.

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