Friday, July 25th, 2014

Disobedient Objects

 This is happening. 26 July 2014 – 01 February 2015. See if you can spot our naughty little paws in the exhibition (clue: billboards). It’s a “Look mum, we’re in the V&A” moment. We’re also making an interactive film on the London Recruits as the Disobedient Film Company which is out this autumn. Follow us […]

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

irhal [amnesty video]

Here’s another short film made by Peter Kennard and I for Amnesty International’s Global Day of Action for human rights across the Middle East and North Africa. It premiered at a rally of thousands in London’s Trafalgar Square on 11 February 2012…one year on from Hosni Mubarak stepping down from power in Egypt.

Monday, November 21st, 2011

olympic ideal puts money before democracy

A series of Home Office proposals could ban protests during the London 2012 Olympic games. In reaction to the longevity and scale of recent Occupy London takeovers of public and private space at St Paul’s Cathedral, Finsbury Square and a former UBS bank, ministers are reported to be drafting legislation loosely based on part 3 of the Police […]

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 […]

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….

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Adam Curtis talks to me for Tank Magazine

Adam Curtis is a documentary filmmaker and academic who is best known for his use of videomontage to relay sociopolitical analyses of the modern age. His films include The Century of the Self and The Power of Nightmares. His latest project is a three-part BBC internet series called All Watched Over by Machines of Loving […]

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Peter Kennard mumbles at me for Tank Magazine

Peter Kennard is an artist and teacher who has been creating photomontages for nearly half a century. Dubbed the “master of the medium” by the critic John Berger, Kennard’s ‘Broken Missile’ image for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is still deployed in protests today. Journalist and filmmaker Leah Borromeo is a former deputy foreign editor at […]

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Understanding Politics Through Eurovision

Today we have been busy working out the lyrics to Belarus’ entry into the Eurovision Song Contest. Seems a reasonable break from looking Indian cotton farmer suicide statistics. Twenty-year-old Anastasiya Vinnikova sings the praises of her homeland with a Stalinist disco swagger. The audience nods with sycophantic gusto. “You’re my passion, do it old-fashioned / […]

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

jonnie marbles, chris coltrane and the jammy dodger

one cold winter morning comedians chris coltrane and jonnie marbles went to the conservative party offices to give chancellor george osborne a jammy dodger. why give fatty a biscuit? he came up tops in a national Tax Shirker poll.

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

netroots [notroots]

A spot of ‘reporting’ for the boys at the netroots conference yesterday. Here we’re speaking with Donnacha Delong, an NUJ activist. Although the premise for netroots was admirable [how to get from clicktivism to activism], I didn’t find the sessions or the crowd representative or challenging. There was an overwhelming acceptance of existing power […]