November 2018 complete

November seemed a short month and one of short days with the clocks having gone back and evening coming in around 4pm.¬† The protests by Extinction Rebellion which were launched on the last day of October occupied me on two days, though I didn’t try to cover their series of smaller actions during the week, but without them it would have been a relatively quiet month.

When I began to write this post about the month I discovered that there were a couple of protests and a few pictures from a walk in Burnham Beeches that I’d managed to leave out, and had to go back and add them.

Back in the days when we worked on film I made a conscious decision to lock away colour film in the autumn to avoid wasting too much on colourful leaves, autumn and particularly ‘fall’ colour making a fortune for Kodak but producing nothing of any real interest.

Of course I didn’t literally lock the film away – the cupboard didn’t have a lock, but back then I had neither the time nor money to waste on such things (though I did just occasionally sin.) But there are some things that it is better to simply stand and admire rather than photograph, and that¬† photographs seldom if ever do more than hint at the glory of the real. Its something I feel too about sunsets and magnificent landscapes, where few of those I’ve taken really satisfy, and many I see simply look false.

The two missing protests were both outside meetings of south London councils, Lewisham and Southwark and both took place on the same cold wet night. At least there was reasonable street lighting on Tooley St, but it was curiously dark in front of the civic centre at Catford. Both Labour councils are trying hard to push through housing schemes against the interests of their current residents, many of whom will be forced out of the area.

Nov 2018

Protest at Lewisham Council & Mayor


Southwark protest estate demolitions
Free Political Prisoners in Iran
Extinction Rebellion Buckingham Palace


Extinction Rebellion Funeral Procession
Extinction Rebellion Parliament Square


IWGB at London University Founders Day
No10 Vigil says stop Brexit
Focus E15 protest former Newham Mayor
Extinction Rebellion form Citizens’ Assembly
Unity Against Fascism and Racism
Extinction Rebellion: Southwark, Blackfriars, Waterloo
Extinction Rebellion Bridge blockade starts
Burnham Beeches


South Norwood stands with Grenfell
Class War picket the Ripper ‘Museum’
Global Day to save the Sunderbans
Leave Voters say Leave Now!
Save Old Tidemill Garden & Reginald House


Class War protest Labour Housing record
No Demolitions Without Permission
Save Our Libraries march
Euston to Kings Cross Coal Drops

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