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EMORY DOUGLAS: Free Palestine

Great to see that Emory Douglas is still hard at work in his neighbourhood. Here’s a nice shot of the legendary revolutionary artist, who gave us the Black Panther Party’s most evocative artwork, standing next to his contribution to a … Continue reading

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Finding Fela – The Movie

A couple of nights ago I had the privilege of taking in an advanced screening of Alex Gibney’s ‘Finding Fela’ documentary and I came away thinking, “Yeah, yeah….Fela Anikulapo Kuti… people need to see this film.” Over the years I’ve … Continue reading

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GAZA – A 21st Century Tragedy

Everyday I get up and read the news from Gaza. I think about my old man who served in North Africa in WW2 and was a fervent supporter of the state of Israel. He admired the spirit that was invested … Continue reading

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Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: David Simon – Some People are More Equal than Others

Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: David Simon – Some People are More Equal than Others When I read about this contribution to the Festival Of Dangerous Ideas in Australia by David Simon I thought I’d love to hear it in … Continue reading

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Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars

Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars is the latest documentary from Robert Greenwald who also directed Iraq For Sale, Out Foxed and Wal Mart. The use of drones has intensified under President Obama’s leadership as the number of troops on the ground … Continue reading

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MARTIN LUTHER KING & THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON

MARTIN LUTHER KING & THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON is another magical film from the Hackney based Smoking Dogs. Directed by Jon Akomfrah this evocative and historically illuminating documentary celebrates the pivotal moment in modern history when the the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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JAZZ WARRIORS INTERNATIONAL celebrates the life of EMILY WILDING DAVISON

THIS THURSDAY at St George’s Bloomsbury THE JAZZ WARRIORS INTERNATIONAL/Nexus celebrates the life of suffragette EMILY DAVISON – an unrepentently militant activist who, on June 4th 1913, stepped onto the racetrack at the Epsom Derby with the intention of disrupting … Continue reading

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‘FREE ANGELA and All Political Prisoners!': A Film by Shola Lynch

‘FREE ANGELA and All Political Prisoners!’ Fanny Feeny and her daughter Coco ventured to a small cinema in Paris in search of a legend from the past. Despite being busy touting her own film projects and marking university exam papers … Continue reading

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ANARCHIST – The Malcolm McLaren Generation

Sadly, I missed the preview of this epic documentary film which its director, Phil Strongman, described as the “Apocalyse Now version”. However, he assured me another showing was imminent! Obviously, negotiations are afoot and in the meantime I’m sharing with … Continue reading

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BLUE MURDER: The Radical Art Of KENNARDPHILLIPS

FOLLOWING HARD ON THE HEELS of the media coup that was Margaret Thatcher’s funeral Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips present their latest collaboration – BLUE MURDER – which takes on Tory leader, David Cameron’s smooth and line-less visage (do I … Continue reading

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