Samosas for Social Change? Food Activism and Media Ecologies

by Eva Giraud The title of this blog is a tribute to local Nottingham collective Veggies Catering Campaign, who – along with Brighton’s Anarchist Teapot – are two of the UK’s most well-known ‘campaign caterers’. This post isn’t focused purely on Veggies, though, but a long-standing food-activism campaign that some of their members have been…

Jim Hubbard: Framing ACT UP activists

In March 1987,  the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) was formed in New York as a response to the lack of U.S. government action and mainstream media coverage on the AIDS crisis. UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP is a new feature-length documentary that puts the audience on the ground with activists…