Ten Years On: Fighting The Dale Farm Production Order

Below are two articles written during the time of the legal challenge against the Dale Farm production order. Dale Farm was an Irish Traveller site at Cray’s Hill in Essex that in October 2011 was brutally evicted by hundreds of riot police. The first article was released on the NUJ London Photographers Branch website, the second released in the March 2012 edition of The Journalist magazine.

The eight month legal battle was fraught with multiple obstacles, from preparing to be raided after midnight one winter’s night, to having to fend off false accusations from a very small and specific group of people that my footage had already been handed over to Essex police.

Even though ten years have past since the eviction and the subsequent legal battle many of the concerns raised in these articles still hold true today. Continue reading

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The Year That Was 2017

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2016: The Year That Was – Of Refugees and Racists

2016, for me, became a year of refugees and racists. Stuck predominantly in three locations, London, Dover and Calais in France, all a few miles from each other, but the stories different worlds apart.

Herald Scotland: Of Refugees and Racists

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Castro and Cuba: The Northwoods Project

© Jason N. Parkinson 2004.

Recently declassified documents proved US military and intelligence officials planned to fake terrorist attacks to justify a war with Cuba, seven months before the Cuban missile crisis.

Obtained from the George Washington University, JCS 1969/321 was authorised by the Joint Chiefs of Staff on March 13, 1962, and signed by JCS chairman, Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer.

Operation Northwoods stated: “It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner en-route from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama or Venezuela Continue reading