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Favourite Photographs Over Recent Months

May 27, 2016

Here are some of my favourite photographs from recent blogs.

Harry Leslie Smith

Harry Leslie Smith

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Seville 2013

Seville 2013

Seville 2013

Seville 2013

Anti-racist TUC demo, Whitechapel 1994

Anti-racist TUC demo, Whitechapel 1994

Hanbury Street c.1984

Hanbury Street c.1984

Chester Cathedral 2015

Chester Cathedral 2015

Whitechapel 2015

Whitechapel 2015

Children play on swings in Plashet park, Newham 1985

Children play on swings in Plashet park, Newham 1985

Newham 7 demonstration 1985

Newham 7 demonstration 1985

Cheshire Street East London Over The Years

May 26, 2016
Cheshire Street c.1984

Cheshire Street c.1984

Cheshire Street 2003

Cheshire Street 2003

Cheshire Street c.1984

Cheshire Street c.1984

Cheshire Street 2015

Cheshire Street 2015

Cheshire Street c.1984

Cheshire Street c.1984

Cheshire Street 2002

Cheshire Street 2002

Cheshire Street c.1983

Cheshire Street c.1983

Alan Gilbey & Steve Wells at Cheshire Street Sunday market 2010

Alan Gilbey & Steve Wells at Cheshire Street Sunday market 2010

Cheshire Street c.1984

Cheshire Street c.1984

Cheshire Street 2014

Cheshire Street 2014

Young In The East End Of London (3)

May 25, 2016
Chicksand estate c.1985

Chicksand estate c.1985

Whitechapel Market c.1995

Whitechapel Market c.1995

Brick Lane c.1983

Brick Lane c.1983

Brick Lane c.1988

Brick Lane c.1988

Brick Lane c.1984

Brick Lane c.1984

Whitechapel Road c.1987

Whitechapel Road c.1987

50th anniversary of the battle of cable street, Stepney

50th anniversary of the battle of cable street, Stepney

Newham c.1985

Newham c.1985

Cheshire Street c.1985

Cheshire Street c.1985

Arnold Circus c.1988

Arnold Circus c.1988

Sclater Street c.1987

Sclater Street c.1987

Poll Tax: 25th Anniversary

May 24, 2016

Twenty five years ago we got rid of Margaret Thatchers hated Poll Tax. A massive campaign of non payment culminating in a huge demonstration in Trafalgar square combined to end the tax. The demonstration ended in a riot provoked by the police.

Anti Poll Tax demonstration, 1990

Anti Poll Tax demonstration, 1990

Poll Tax Protesters, Chicksand Estate 1990

Poll Tax Protesters, Chicksand Estate 1990

Anti Poll Tax messages. Glasgow 1990

Anti Poll Tax messages. Glasgow 1990

Public organising meeting against the Poll Tax. The Davenant Centre, East London

Public organising meeting against the Poll Tax. The Davenant Centre, East London

Anti Poll Tax demonstration. Lambeth, London 1991

Anti Poll Tax demonstration. Lambeth, London 1991

Anti Poll Tax Art, 1990

Anti Poll Tax Art, 1990

Anti Poll Tax demonstration, 1990

Anti Poll Tax demonstration, 1990

Anti Poll Tax demo. Trafalgar Square 1990

Anti Poll Tax demo. Trafalgar Square 1990

Poll Tax Demo with Yorkshire Miners banner, Trafalgar Square 1990

Poll Tax Demo with Yorkshire Miners banner, Trafalgar Square 1990

Police face demonstrators in Trafalgar Square at Poll Tax demo 1990

Police face demonstrators in Trafalgar Square at Poll Tax demo 1990

Poll Tax Riot, Trafalgar Square 1990

Poll Tax Riot, Trafalgar Square 1990

Police face demonstrators in Trafalgar Square at Poll Tax demo 1990

Police face demonstrators in Trafalgar Square at Poll Tax demo 1990

Junior Doctors Liverpool Rally

May 23, 2016

Last Saturday junior doctors, their supporters, trade unionists and members of the Merseyside Pensioners Association gathered at St Georges Hall Liverpool for a rally supporting the historic struggle of the junior doctors. The assembled crowd listened to an assortment of speakers who spoke of the importance of the battle to protect conditions of service and the NHS.

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

The strikes of the junior doctors have received massive support from the public who want to see a publicly funded accountable NHS for all. Jeremy Hunt wrote that he would like to see the NHS privatised and business is lining up to get its hands on NHS budgets.

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

The public understands that high standards of patient care can only be delivered by doctors and nurses who have reasonable working hours and conditions. The new contract that Jeremy hunt has tried to impose on the junior doctors is a slave wage contract.

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Trade Union speakers stressed the importance of solidarity and industrial action to defeat government privatisation plans.

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

A wedding party walked past the speakers and received a big cheer from the crowd!

Liverpool Rally 2016

Liverpool Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool Rally 2016

Liverpool Rally 2016

Liverpool Rally 2016

Liverpool Rally 2016

Harry Leslie Smith

Harry Leslie Smith

Harry Leslie Smith

Harry Leslie Smith

The final speaker was 92 year old Harry Leslie Smith who recalled the days of his youth before the NHS and welfare state was established. He told us about his 10 year old sister who died of TB in the workhouse and remembered the harrowing cries of people in their final days of cancer; they could not afford morphine to ease their pain. Health care was only for the wealthy.

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Liverpool NHS Rally 2016

Harry Leslie Smith

Harry Leslie Smith

Harry Leslie Smith

Harry Leslie Smith

 

Harry Leslie Smith

Harry Leslie Smith

Congratulations to the junior doctors for standing up against our obnoxious criminal government for the rich and powerful!

Below is a short film with junior doctors and their supporters. It was made by Hazuan Hashim & myself.

Whitechapel In Colour & Black & White

May 22, 2016
Whitechapel Station c.1984

Whitechapel Station c.1984

Whitechapel Market 2013

Whitechapel Market 2013

Whitechapel 2014

Whitechapel 2014

Whitechapel 2015

Whitechapel 2015

Whitechapel c.1984

Whitechapel c.1984

Whitechapel Market 2013

Whitechapel Market 2013

Whitechapel Market c.1986

Whitechapel Market c.1986

Whitechapel Market 2013

Whitechapel Market 2013

Whitechapel Market 2014

Whitechapel Market 2014

Whitechapel 2015

Whitechapel 2015

Liverpool Then & Now

May 22, 2016
Liverpool 2005

Liverpool 2005

Liverpool c.1982

Liverpool c.1982

Liverpool 2005

Liverpool 2005

Liverpool Cathedral c.1980

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral c.1980

Berry Street, Liverpool 2014

Berry Street, Liverpool 2014

March Against unemployment. Liverpool early 1980s

March Against unemployment. Liverpool early 1980s

Liverpool c. 1980

Liverpool c. 1980

Liverpool c. 1981

Liverpool c. 1981

Liverpool Cathedral c. 1976

Liverpool Cathedral c. 1976

A wave with a hand, c.1982 Liverpool

A wave with a hand, c.1982 Liverpool

George pub, Liverpool 1979

George pub, Liverpool 1979