In 2018/19 I will be releasing parts of my documentary about Domestic Extremism in a series of articles. The final full feature doc is still in production. In May 2015, I set out to make a documentary about the increasing risk of extremism in the UK. I wanted to get a first-hand experience and understand what threats exist to the British public.
The British government had just announced their new counter-extremism strategy, the news breaks in the wake of the Snowden revelations of the government's overreach into our lives is unprecedented, The Five Eyes, often abbreviated as FVEY, is an intelligence alliance including NSA and GCHQ and now is said to have an alliance with 50 counties and circumvents laws of domestic spying Laws by sharing data with foreign allies.
I move to London and close to ground zero of the 2011 London riots. I wanted to see if the Guardians claims of conditions being worse now than before the riots were true. It was 2015 and the height of the Anti Austerity movement, within 6 months I find my way into the heart of London's revolutionary currents.
The film shows an unreported world, my film focuses on the different ideological groups to understand the radial left, communism and Anarchism and their relationships and differences.
Chapter Two - London [Subscriber Access]
In January 2018, the Guardian produced a damning article about British billionaire Guy Hands and his property company “Annington Homes”.
In 2015 I helped Channel 4 report on a housing estate in North London owned by Annington Homes called Sweets Way.
Despite a large amount of media coverage at the time important parts story went unreported, until now. Here is the exclusive story of why Annington Homes went bankrupt and the people who rose up to kill a corporation.
ACTIVE INVESTIGATION PREVIEW
I spent 3 months inside the Anarchist compound known as Sweepstopia in North London. It was here I met Tom Palmer and filmed what was to become his final occupation before his death in 2016. The press covered his Death but failed to do any in-depth reporting.
As leader of the Anarchist group ANAL (Anonymous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians), London's most renowned Anarchist group, famed for occupying some of London's most famous royal buildings. Tom was an ardent anti-pedophilia activist and had waged war on Mi5 accusing them of covering up institutional pedophilia and information about Jimmy Savile. Using the alias agent Kingfisher, Tom was rumored to hold information that he believed made him a targeted individual by the British Government.