Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Blacklist Support Group at Glastonbury

Glastonbury Festival will be hosting the public premier of the new film:
 'Blacklisting 2013 - the workers strike back'
Venue: Speakers Forum Tent, Green Futures Field
Time: 6:30pm, Thursday 27th June 2013

Followed by Q&A with the film director Shaun Dey from the Reel News and Dave Smith (Secretary Blacklist Support Group)

The documentary features:
Ricky Tomlinson, Len McLuskey, Paul Kenny (GMB), John McDonnell MP, Michael Meacher MP, John Hendy QC, Professor Keith Ewing, Sean Curran (solicitor for High Court legal claim)
Plus interviews with blacklisted construction workers and environmental activists including:

Frank Morris (Crossrail), Helen Steele (McLibel - spied on by undercover police), Steve Acheson (Fiddlers Ferry) and dozens of others.

The film covers blacklisting on the Olympics, Crossrail, the Select Committee investigation, High Court legal claims, Local Authorities banning blacklisting firms from public contracts, the role of undercover police and the ongoing campaign of civil disobedience to expose the scandal and win justice.

Any media organisations wishing to review the new film:
Notes to Editors:

Speakers Forum is a stage where the political debates take place at Glastonbury (it attracts huge crowds) - speakers this year include Tony Benn, Caroline Lucas MP, Michael Eavis.

Blacklist Support Group (BSG) is the grassroots campaign led by blacklisted workers themselves.

BSG is the organisation taking the High Court claim against Sir Robert McAlpine for conspiracy.

It is BSG legal cases that exposed the role of the police.

BSG are the organisation that have lodged a complaint to the IPCC and IPT about collusion of undercover police and security services in blacklisting. 
Ricky Tomlinson will also be speaking about the Shrewsbury Pickets Justice Campaign and blacklisting at Left Field Stage - Saturday 1:30pm
Blacklist Support Group




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