Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

causing trouble on teh internetz

Cause and effect. Duke Street. Edinburgh. The pub downstairs is called “The Marksman”. After posting this on Twitter, a bit of a Twitstorm happened and Primesight, owners of the billboard spaces, apologised and said they’d take them down: http://edinburgh.stv.tv/articles/299264-primesight-insensitive-billboards-on-duke-street-in-leith-removed/

Friday, March 15th, 2013

syria: two years of bloodshed [amnesty film]

The latest in my series of films for Amnesty International on torture and violent oppression from all sides of the Syrian conflict…and the need for a human rights revolution. This film coincides with the release of two new briefings from Amnesty International. The first focuses on summary killings and other abuses by armed opposition groups. […]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

free syria air force [random acts]

When I asked Channel 4’s legal department what they thought of me making a film about a bunch of artist / activists launching an airstrike on the Syrian Embassy, I received the most passive-aggressive invite to a legal and compliance workshop. Something along the lines of “we would love to see you at this”…. When […]

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 […]

Friday, January 27th, 2012

amnesty international trailer [video]

The 11th of February sees a national rally at Trafalgar Square in solidarity with the people in the Middle East and North Africa resisting tyrannical regimes [and some of the bastards who’ve come to replace them]. Human rights knows no borders. Unfortunately, neither do the more negative aspects of suddenly finding yourself in a position […]

Friday, November 19th, 2010

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine

I’ve been making a series of short films and a promo for the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. The London session 20-22 November 2010 will focus on corporate complicity in Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Some very clever people will be there and it will most likely be accused of a) preaching to the converted, b) not […]

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Copenhagen, Cop Off….

Environmental pressure groups have abandoned their moral integrity by clubbing together with arms manufacturers and corporate energy giants. So why should you go to Copenhagen? Over 50,000 members of the “I Only Fly to India” militia will descend on Copenhagen over the next week to demonstrate over a shopping list of demands longer than J-Lo’s […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Palestinians Are Losing the PR War

“Your coverage of the Gaza Holocaust continues to appear biased. How can you be so cruel? don’t you have children yourselves? Why do you carry on giving the Israel officials airtime and refuse similar time to Palestine officials? What about interviewing doctors/ UN Officials/ journalists in Gaza? Why have you not tried to send someone […]

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Police Get Shirty At London Gaza Protests

“If you don’t move, we’ll move you!” “Press!” The line of fluorescent yellow police officers pushed. A sea of bodies wavered, toppled, then crashed on the Kensington street. “Angela!!!” I was holding on to the tripod. The camera and cameraman had long since vanished to another part of the steadily advancing police line. I grabbed […]

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Israel Attacks Gaza, Killing Hundreds of People

27th and 28th December 2008. Israeli warplanes dropped a payload of over 100 tonnes of bombs on security sites in the Gaza strip. Hamas security sites. Hamas targets. Hamas weapons warehouses. A police station. Hamas commanders’ homes. At least 270 dead. Over 600 wounded. “The Mideast conflict’s bloodiest assault in decades”. For their part Hamas […]