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Pick Your Labour Party Leader!

September 28, 2016

Today is the conclusion of the Labour Party Conference. Pick your leader!

Niel Kinnock. London 1992

Niel Kinnock. London 1992

Niel Kinnock. London 1992

Niel Kinnock, London 1992

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Niel Kinnock. London 1992

Niel Kinnock. London 1992

Tony Blair (photomontage)

Tony Blair (photomontage)

Gordon Brown and Tony Blair on Brighton Pier

Gordon Brown and Tony Blair on Brighton Pier, 2003

Tony Blair and John Prescott

Tony Blair and John Prescott at a Labour Party conference, early 1990s

Tony Blair as Jesus

Tony Blair as Jesus. After Caravaggio 2003.

Photomontage with a message and Tony Blair. Demonstration against the war, London 2003

Photomontage with a message and Tony Blair. Demonstration against the war, London 2003

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Gordon Brown c.1994

Gordon Brown 1994

Gordon Brown c.1992

Gordon Brown 1992

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Owen (aged 4) with his older best friend Tony Blair

Owen Smith (aged 4) with his older best friend Tony Blair

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Owen Smith (aged 4) with his pet cat 'Nye' (named after Nye Bevan)

Owen Smith (aged 4) with his pet cat ‘Nye’ (named after Nye Bevan)

Owen Smith during the Miners Strike

Owen Smith during the Miners Strike

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Jeremy Corbyn gives a live BBC interview before the Rally

Jeremy Corbyn gives a live BBC interview before the Rally in Liverpool 2016

Jeremy Corbyn by the statue of Prince Albert shortly before he addressed the rally

Jeremy Corbyn by the statue of Prince Albert shortly before he addressed a rally in Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Plans to replace Her Majesty the Queen once he is elected

The winner!

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Child Poverty In The UK

September 27, 2016

Poverty affects one in four children in the UK today. When children grow up poor they miss out on the things most children take for granted: warm clothes, school trips, having friends over for tea. They do less well at school and earn less as adults.

Oscar looks out, Whitechapel c.1997

The number of children in absolute poverty has increased by 0.5 million since 2010.

Brick Lane art installation with Oscar

As a direct result of tax and benefit decisions made since 2010, the Institute for Fiscal Studies project that the number of children in relative poverty will have risen from 2.3 to 3.6 million by 2020.

Children playing in Poplar, 1983

There were 3.9 million children living in poverty in the UK in 2014-15. That’s 28 per cent of children, or 9 in a classroom of 30.

Children playing in puddles. Liverpool 8, 1982

Work does not provide a guaranteed route out of poverty in the UK. Two-thirds (66 per cent) of children growing up in poverty live in a family where at least one member works.

Children walk past the seven stars pub

Families experience poverty for many reasons, but its fundamental cause is not having enough money to cope with the circumstances in which they are living. A family might move into poverty because of a rise in living costs, a drop in earnings through job loss or benefit changes.

Children playing. The Holland Estate, London early 1980's.

Housing benefit is under attack. This year brought new restrictions on backdating and temporary absence and further plans to cut expenditure. However, an estimated 4.6 billion pounds of housing benefit goes unclaimed by over one million households, particularly within the growing numbers of in-work claimants.

Demonstration against education cuts, c. 1988

Families struggle with the costs of schooling: school dinners, school trips, cooking costs, equipment, uniforms and shoes.

Anti War Demonstration. London 1990

Any family can fall on hard times and find it difficult to make ends meet. Poverty isn’t inevitable. With the right policies every child can have the opportunity to do well in life, and we all share the rewards of having a stronger economy and a healthier, fairer society.

Child at the only source of running water on site. Essex, Late 1980

Child poverty blights childhoods. Growing up in poverty means being cold, going hungry, not being able to join in activities with friends. For example, 60 per cent of families in the bottom income bracket would like, but cannot afford, to take their children on holiday for one week a year.

Sclater Street c.1998

Child poverty imposes costs on broader society – estimated to be at least £29 billion a year. Governments forgo prospective revenues as well as commit themselves to providing services in the future if they fail to address child poverty in the here and now.

Source: The Child Poverty Action Group (Updated June 2016).

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Justice For The Miners!

September 26, 2016

The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign includes ex-miners, Trades Unionists, activists and others who are determined to get justice for miners who were victims of police lies and cover ups at Orgreave in June 1984. Most of these photographs were taken during the time of the Miner’s strike.

Women in support of the miners, London c. 1984

Women in support of the miners, London 1984

East London meeting in support of the miners, c. 1984

East London meeting in support of the miners, 1984

Striking Miner, Kiveton Park, c. 1984

Striking Miner, Kiveton Park, 1984

Dog supporting the Miners on strike, 1980's

Dog supporting the Miners on strike, 1984

Posters supporting the miners. Brick Lane Bridge 1984

Posters supporting the miners. Brick Lane Bridge 1984

Striking Miner, Kiveton Park, c. 1984

Striking Miner, Kiveton Park, 1984

Collecting food and money for the miners in East London 1984

Collecting food and money for the miners in East London 1984

Inside a pub in Kiveton Park (on Strike), 1984

Inside a pub in Kiveton Park (during the miner’s strike), 1984

Support the miners meeting at Toynbee Hall 1984

Support the miners meeting at Toynbee Hall, East London 1984

Kiveton Park (on Strike), 1984

Kiveton Park (on Strike), 1984

Collecting food and money for the miners in East London 1984

Collecting food and money for the miners in East London 1984

Niel Kinnock. London 1992

Niel Kinnock – he failed to support the miners. London 1992

East London women in support of the miners, Kent c. 1984

East London women in support of the miners, Kent 1984

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#SaveLabour 1,2,3,4,5

Tonight in Liverpool there will be a free screening of the anti-war film ‘Not In Our Name’ featuring veteran anti war campaigner Tony Benn and peace campaigners from around the world. ‘Not In Our Name’ opens up a rich visual landscape to explore the folly of war. Six years in the making Directors Hazuan Hashim and Phil Maxwell wanted to take the anti-war message to a wider audience through an examination of the work of a diverse range of artists against the war. The film includes footage from around the world, including Iraq and the USA. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the Directors chaired by Audrey White, a founder member of the Merseyside Anti-war movement.

Not in Our Name is part of The World Transformed Festival Programme. http://theworldtransformed.org/monday-schedule/

Protest For Change

September 25, 2016

Nothing changes unless we fight for it.

Cuts protest, TUC March London 2011

‘Tory cuts medicine’, TUC March London 2011

Protest opposite the 10th anniversary dinner. Docklands, 1991

Protest opposite the 10th anniversary dinner of the London Docklands Development Corporation Docklands, 1991

Capitalism in Crisis protest, St Pauls Cathedral 2011.

Capitalism in Crisis protest, St Pauls Cathedral 2011.

Liverpool protest (CND). Early 1980's.

Liverpool protest (CND). Early 1980s.

Protest 2002

Anti-war protest 2002

Housing protest, early 1990's

Housing protest, Canary Wharf early 1990s

Protest, Whitechapel 2008

Protest against education cuts, Whitechapel 2008

Protest outside Bethnal Green Town Hall, c. 1980's

Trade Union Protest outside Bethnal Green Town Hall, 1980s

Protester 2002

Anti-war protester, London 2002

Young protestors. London 1983

Young protestors. London 1983

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#SaveLabour 1,2,3,4,5

Tomorrow on Monday September 26th in Liverpool there will be a free screening of the anti-war film ‘Not In Our Name’ featuring veteran anti war campaigner Tony Benn and peace campaigners from around the world. ‘Not In Our Name’ opens up a rich visual landscape to explore the folly of war. Six years in the making Directors Hazuan Hashim and Phil Maxwell wanted to take the anti-war message to a wider audience through an examination of the work of a diverse range of artists against the war. The film includes footage from around the world, including Iraq and the USA. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the Directors chaired by Audrey White, a founder member of the Merseyside Anti-war movement.

Not in Our Name is part of The World Transformed Festival Programme. http://theworldtransformed.org/monday-schedule/

The People Behind Jeremy Corbyn

September 24, 2016

There is a mass movement of people supporting policies against austerity and injustice.

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

A supporter for democracy in the Labour Party

A supporter for democracy in the Labour Party, Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

A supporter for democracy in the Labour Party

A supporter for democracy in the Labour Party, Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Liverpool Rally 2016

Liverpool Rally 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

A supporter for democracy in the Labour Party

A supporter for democracy in the Labour Party, Liverpool 2016

Royal Liverpool Hospital 2016

Royal Liverpool Hospital 2016

Corbyn supporter on the way to Church Street

Corbyn supporter on the way to Church Street for a rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn. Liverpool 2016

Scousers for Corbyn

Scousers for Corbyn

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Crowds in Church Street

Crowds in Church Street, Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Val Colvin in Church Street

Corbyn supporter in Church Street, Liverpool 2016

Jeremy Corbyn by the statue of Prince Albert shortly before he addressed the rally

Jeremy Corbyn by the statue of Prince Albert shortly before he addressed the rally

What Jeremy Corbyn saw when he addressed the rally (photo Hazuan Hashim)

What Jeremy Corbyn saw when he addressed the rally (photo Hazuan Hashim)

Corbyn supporters march to Church Street

Corbyn supporters march to Church Street in Liverpool, 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Elizabeth Hayden speaks to the crowd

Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn supporters in Church Street

Corbyn supporters in Church Street Liverpool 2016

Liverpool Pride 2016

Liverpool 2016

Crowds in Church Street

Crowds in Church Street, Liverpool 2016

Corbyn supporter on the way to Church Street

Corbyn supporter on the way to Church Street, Liverpool 2016

Liverpool Socialist Singers on the picket line 2016

Liverpool Socialist Singers on the Junior Doctors picket line 2016

Crowds in Church Street

Crowds in Church Street, Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Crowds in Church Street

Crowds in Church Street, Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Crowds in Church Street

Crowds in Church Street, Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Thousamds march for Corbyn in Liverpool 2016

Thousands march for Corbyn in Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Jeremy Corbyn gives a live BBC interview before the Rally

Jeremy Corbyn gives a live BBC interview before the Rally in Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

Corbyn Rally Liverpool 2016

A supporter for democracy in the Labour Party

A supporter for democracy in the Labour Party, Liverpool 2016

Liverpool Pride 2016

Liverpool Pride 2016

A supporter for democracy in the Labour Party

A supporter for democracy in the Labour Party, Liverpool 2016

Crowds in Church Street

Crowds in Church Street, Liverpool 2016

Corbyn supporter on the way to Church Street

Corbyn supporter, on the way to Church Street, Liverpool 2016

You may also be interested in the following films supporting Jeremy Corbyn:

#SaveLabour 1,2,3,4,5

On Monday 26th in Liverpool there will be a free screening of the anti-war film ‘Not In Our Name’ featuring veteran anti war campaigner Tony Benn and peace campaigners from around the world. ‘Not In Our Name’ opens up a rich visual landscape to explore the folly of war. Six years in the making Directors Hazuan Hashim and Phil Maxwell wanted to take the anti-war message to a wider audience through an examination of the work of a diverse range of artists against the war. The film includes footage from around the world, including Iraq and the USA. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the Directors chaired by Audrey White, a founder member of the Merseyside Anti-war movement.

Not in Our Name is part of The World Transformed Festival Programme. http://theworldtransformed.org/monday-schedule/

 

Hands Together & Apart

September 23, 2016
Hands playing the Tabla, London 2009

Hands playing the Tabla, London 2009

Petticoat Lane hands

Hands on Petticoat lane, early 1980s

Hands on the underground

Hands on the underground in London

Richard Hickox - conductor's hands, c. 1990's

Richard Hickox – conductor’s hands, 1990s

Painted hands, Near Hastings 2007

Painted hands, Near Hastings 2007

Malaysian hands in Greece, 2000

Malaysian hands in Greece, 2000

Hands at the lightbox gallery. Woking 2005

Hands at the lightbox gallery. Woking 2005

Hands in the City, 2012

Hands in the City, 2012

Shaking hands. New Road, Whitechapel London c.1985

Shaking hands. New Road, Whitechapel London c.1985

Shaking hands. Watney Market, London 2009

Shaking hands. Watney Market, London 2009

The World Through A Window

September 22, 2016

Looking through windows to the world.

Hanbury Street through the window of Rossi's Cafe. London 1998

Hanbury Street through the window of Rossi’s Cafe. Spitalfields, London 1998

A window in Budapest 2006

A window in Budapest 2006

Lady passes shop window with oil heater. Brick Lane, London 1982

Lady passes shop window with oil heater. Brick Lane, London 1982 (contact sheet)

Mannequin in shop window. Venice 2005

Mannequin in shop window. Venice 2005

Shop window, Brick Lane 1998

Shop window, Brick Lane 1998

Shop window, Brick Lane c. 1999

Shop window, Brick Lane 1999

Window, Greece 2000

Window, Greece 2000

Window, New York 2005

Window, New York 2005

The cell window, Bethnal Green Police Station. London 1985 (Bishopsgate collection)

A cell window, Bethnal Green Police Station. London 1985 (Bishopsgate collection)

Brick Lane window c. 2005

Brick Lane window 2005