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 […]

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

space hijackers: nhs for sale [random acts]

The second instalment of my Random Acts films for Channel 4 aired on Monday night. This one is on the Situationist-inspired anarchitect collective, the Space Hijackers. Troublemakers with a dapper cut and a razor-edged wit, they saw fit to tackle moves by the UK’s coalition government to privatise bits of the NHS. Their mode of […]

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

reverend billy and the occupy movement [podcast]

The Reverend Billy came to London one autumn weekend to connect Occupy London with Occupy Wall Street. He landed, made his way to St Paul’s and found himself sleeping in Emily James’s vacant tent [complete with inflatable mattress under the bells of the cathedral]. He gave a rousing sermon livelinked with our friends in New […]

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Wanna Buy a Tank?

For Sale. One Space Hijackers Tank. Last seen 01 April 2009 – at London’s G20 demonstrations – steaming down Bishopsgate with Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries blaring from its soundsystem. 11 careful owners all registered on the DNA database. Many of us popped our arrest cherry that day. Our mobile oppression palace was bedecked in […]

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Smellie’s Acquittal Stinks

Metropolitan Police Sergeant Delroy Smellie was cleared of assaulting protestor Nicola Fisher at the memorial to Ian Tomlinson’s killing at last year’s G20 Demonstrations. District Judge Daphne Wickham ruled he acted lawfully despite video evidence posted on the internet showing Smellie thrashing a woman half his size with the back of his hand and a […]

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

All Charges Dropped Against Space Hijackers

Crown Prosecution Service drops all charges against 11 Space Hijackers for impersonating police officers. Elated. Over the moon. Downing a stiff gin to celebrate. But shaking with anger at the drama I and my friends have had to endure over the past ten months. Many of us have suffered throughout this ordeal, a farcical attempt […]

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

G20 vs 34C

Despite the fact that photographs from the first day of the G20 protests in April 2009 show me astride an armoured personnel carrier in black bra and blue boiler suit with another woman straddling me in red stockings and lipstick heels, the Crown Prosecution Service has charged me and 10 others with impersonating police officers. […]