Entries Tagged as 'politics'

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

brandalism

documenting this project has been a little baby of mine. i was invited by the brandalism crew on a road tour – mostly nestled in the back of a blackened van with tall ladders, buckets of paste, artwork and a clutch of hi-vis vests. they’d try to put up over thirty billboards in five cities […]

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

peter kennard’s haywain upsets national gallery over arms trade

Shhhhhhhhh. We may or may not have had something to do with the events that led to this diary entry in the Evening Standard: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/londoners-diary/bbcs-hanging-offence-upsets-national-gallery-7706829.html However, the Standard missed the point. It’s not just a TV stunt. It’s a TV stunt with a purpose and that is to highlight and criticise the National Gallery’s continuing […]

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

piggies v the one percent

It was about how the 99% weren’t allowed in to feed at the trough of the 1%. Considering David Cameron, his wife and men in ermine and wigs were going to feasting on expensive dead things, I had a little idea.

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

the long hand of the mukhabaraat

Those stalwarts of justice at Amnesty International sent me a text the other week: “We have a report coming out about Syrian regime intimidation of anti-government activists outside Syria…stories of horrific consequences for their families and friends at home. We’d like to help Syrians abroad say that they don’t have to be afraid to speak […]

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

jonnie marbles’ sentence sends a clear signal

Comedian Jonathan May-Bowles was yesterday sentenced to six weeks in jail for throwing a shaving-foam pie at Rupert Murdoch whilst the media tycoon was giving evidence at the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. Better known as “Jonnie Marbles”, May-Bowles was also ordered to pay £250 costs and a £15 victim fine after pleading guilty […]

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

“any information relating to anarchists should be reported to your local police”

London’s Metropolitan Police has called for large businesses and the public to report suspicious anarchist activities immediately. A weekly communiqué (see below) issued by the City of Westminster’s Counter Terrorist Focus Desk said: “Anarchism is a political philosophy which considers the state undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, and instead promotes a stateless society, or anarchy. Any […]

Monday, July 11th, 2011

news of the screwed

Thanks to a fateful week in journalism, I got to have a little fun at the expense of Rupert Murdoch, Andy Coulson, Rebekah Wade and the Metropolitan Police…with a coupla dudes in dirty macs and cheap hats….

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

greenwash dream….

Filmed this recently…. One HDV camera and one mobile phone. It was for Stop Sweatshop Greenwash at Thanet Earth. It’s to the tune of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”. Not a bad stab for a bunch of green and labour activists in green hair and a man with an inflatable guitar eh?

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

juliano mer-khamis tribute at amnesty uk

On 20 April 2011, a tribute event was held in London in memory of director, actor and filmmaker Juliano Mer Khamis. Juliano was assassinated on 4 April 2011 in Jenin, in the occupied West Bank, where he established the Freedom Theatre in 2006. The son of a Arna Mer, a Jewish woman, and Saliba Khamis, […]

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

shooting@earth: peter kennard and war boutique at black rat projects

here’s a short video featuring war boutique’s work at black rat projects. he and peter kennard set up a series of installations exploring the relationships between citizen, state and commerce and geopolitics as a power structure.