Jess Hurd

Archive for November, 2009

Blood on Their Hands

Stop the War protest representing Tony Blair, George W Bush and Gordon Brown with blood on their hands at the first public hearing of the Iraq Inquiry.

They demand that Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are held to account for war crimes which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and 179 British troops. Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, London.

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Round One

Dean Berry wins the BWB Championship Boxing. Firefighters and emergency personnel raising money for charity through sport. Clapham Grand. London.

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I’m a Photographer Not a Terrorist @ Signs of Revolt

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’.

The exhibition celebrates a decade of creative resistance.

As part of the Festival of Radical Communication I will be chairing a session on Sunday 15th November 11am:

I’m a Photographer, not a Terrorist, Bringing Home the Real News

The panel includes photojournalist and investigative journalist Marc Vallée, film and print journalist Jason Parkinson and filmmaker Shaun Day.

“This panel looks at the impact of digital photographic tools on reporting events, particularly post-G20 and how the State is trying to criminalise image taking and the ways photographers are getting organised to resist this. This will be interspersed with photo shows and film clips from the archives of some of the key movements photographers and filmmakers.”

Get information on the weekend talks here

Shop 14, The Old Truman Brewery, London, E1 6QL Map

Criminalise Bankers Not Prostitutes

Sex Workers demonstrate against the Policing and Crime Bill and the Welfare Reform Bill. Parliament Square, London.

They demand:

an end to the criminalisation of sex work
safety and other rights for all workers in the sex industry, including the right to unionise
the right to stay and not be deported
the right not to have a criminal record so we can apply for other jobs
decent wages and benefits for all so that we can refuse violence and exploitation in any industry

Organised by the English Collective of Prostitutes.

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