ACTIVISM

The Vigil for Sarah Everard

The Vigil for Sarah Everard

Double Down News, 2021 (5 mins) 

Labour MP Zarah Sultana breaks down while recounting her own experience as a woman and her reaction to the murder of and vigil for Sarah Everard, pointing the finger at Priti Patel and Cressida Dick and saying: ‘Having women at the top doesn’t mean women’s issues are going to be solved’. Change has to be more deep-rooted and profound. 

Labour Activists 4 Justice (No.7) – Chris Wallis

Labour Activists 4 Justice (No.7) – Chris Wallis

LA4J, 2021 (2 mins)

Chris Wallis has promoted antiracist and antifascist ideas throughout his 40 year career in the entertainment industry, including recording the autobiography of Nelson Mandela. He is accused of hostility or prejudice based on race or religion. The charges are based on definitions of antisemitism in a version of an antisemitism code of conduct that the Labour Party will not publish. Mr Wallis denies all the charges.

The River Says “NO”

The River Says “NO”

Talking Wings, 2021 (10 mins) 

The PUCARL Collective (United Communities of the Antigua Watershed for Free Rivers) in Mexico has successfully defended the Antigua Watershed from large hydroelectric projects. But they remain vigilant, and continue to guard the river and water, the lifeblood of their land. For them one thing is clear, water is life and it must be protected. Activists also talk about the collective nature of their struggle and their rejection of a ‘leadership’ that can be picked off and isolated. 

Blood On Your Hands

Blood On Your Hands

Captain SKA, 2021 (2 mins)

Captain SKA’s timely and powerful video about the incompetence and corruption of the Tory Government at the moment when it’s offering NHS workers a 1% pay rise. A biting and well directed indictment of the lies of the Prime Minister and the disconnect his entire team has with ordinary people in this country.

Robeson at HUAC

Robeson at HUAC

Radio Play excerpt, 1988. Post and edit, 2019 (11 mins)

Paul Robeson, an actor, singer, civil rights activist, and communist laid the groundwork for the civil rights movement in the US and a witch hunt was started, while many African-American witnesses subpoenaed to testify at the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) hearings in the 1950s were asked to denounce Paul Robeson (1888–1976) in order to obtain future employment.

Black Panthers Palestine

Black Panthers Palestine

Jewish Voice for Peace, Rebecca Pierce, 2017 (13 mins) 

The film follows Moroccan Jewish activist and former Israeli Black Panther leader Reuven Abergel as he leads a tour of the Musrara neighbourhood in Jerusalem. Reuven recounts the history of the Israeli Black Panthers, a protest group started by Mizrahi Jews from the Middle East and North Africa struggling against Israeli state violence against their communities.

Labour Activist 4 Justice (No.6) – Mike Howard

Labour Activist 4 Justice (No.6) – Mike Howard

LA4J, 2021 (2 mins)

Mike Howard is Jewish member of the Labour Party, accused of antisemitism. He explains why he’s joining the legal action by Labour Activists for Justice (LA4J), a group of Labour Party members who have been caught up in the absurdities of Labour’s disciplinary processes.

Labour Activists 4 Justice (No.5) – John Davies

Labour Activists 4 Justice (No.5) – John Davies

LA4J, 2021 (2 mins)

John Davies is an actor in his late sixties, who has been falsely accused of antisemitism. Here John explains why he and other members have been forced to use the law to try and get justice in the Labour Party.

Chomsky on Propaganda

Chomsky on Propaganda

Chomsky on Propaganda, BBC The Big Idea, 1996 (3 mins)

This short clip from Andrew Marr’s interview of Noam Chomsky shows the astounding moment when Chomsky patiently explains to a perplexed Marr why the systemic bias of the media does not require journalists to self-censor.

Labour Activists 4 Justice (No.4) – Colin O’Driscoll

Labour Activists 4 Justice (No.4) – Colin O’Driscoll

LA4J, 2021 (2 mins)

Colin O’Driscoll is a Labour Party member falsely and anonymously accused of antisemitism. His is the fourth of a series of interviews issued by Labour Activists 4 Justice (LA4J), a group of Labour Party members who have been caught up in the absurdities of Labour’s disciplinary processes.

Labour Activists 4 Justice (No.3)

Labour Activists 4 Justice (No.3)

2021 (3 mins)

Jonathan Rosenhead is a retired university professor in his eighties. His is the third of a series of interviews issued by Labour Activists for Justice (LA4J), a group of Labour Party members who have been caught up in the absurdities of Labour’s disciplinary processes.

Antisemitism Weaponised Against Universities

Antisemitism Weaponised Against Universities

Orson Nava & Stuart Shahid Bamforth, Javelin Media, 2020 (3 mins)

Gavin Williamson is threatening cut funding to universities if they don’t adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism. But the definition confuses antisemitism with criticism of Israel, and suppresses freedom of expression.

Labour Activists 4 Justice (No.1)

Labour Activists 4 Justice (No.1)

2021 (4 mins)

Labour Activist Number One is Diana Neslen, an 81 year old Jewish member of the Labour Party, accused of antisemitism. She tells her story, and why she’s been forced to use the law to get justice in the Labour Party.

Labour Activists 4 Justice (No.2)

Labour Activists 4 Justice (No.2)

2021 (3 mins)

Michael Ellman is an 83 year old member of the Labour Party, falsely accused of antisemitism. His is the second of a series of interviews issued by Labour Activists for Justice (LA4J), a group of Labour Party members who have been caught up in the absurdities of Labour’s disciplinary processes.

There is a Field

There is a Field

Jen Marlowe & Peñasco Theatre Collective, Donkeysaddle Projects, 2018 (1 min)

A police officer shot and killed an unarmed a 17 year old boy. His story is tragically familiar for Americans, but Asel was not killed in the USA. He was a Palestinian teenager murdered by Israeli police for calling for an end to the occupation.

Farm Laws ‘Wapas Jao’

Farm Laws ‘Wapas Jao’

Poojan Sahil, 2020 (3 mins)

This is not a translation of the original Bella Ciao but just a rendition of it in Punjabi. Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, UP and across India are protesting against the Farm Laws at the Delhi Border. This song is in solidarity with them.

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