Blacklisted book highlighted at Massive Attack gig in Bristol

Issue date: 02 September 2016


A researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will be talking about his co-written book 'Blacklisted' at the Massive Attack gig on the Bristol Downs on Saturday 3 September.

Phil Chamberlain, author and Associate Head of Broadcast and Journalism at UWE Bristol, said, “My talk will be based in the Information Tent where people will be talking about social injustice issues. Blacklisted is about to be printed in second edition with an extra 100 pages give the background on the successful high court action, the ongoing public inquiry and has new documents and revelations.”

About Blacklisted

Blacklisted tells the controversial story of the illegal strategies that transnational construction companies resorted to in their attempt to keep union activists away from their places of work. This is a story of a bitter struggle, in which collusion with the police and security services resulted in victimization, violence and unemployment, with terrible effects on families and communities.

Drawing on first-hand accounts of the workers, Blacklisted reveals how, when major construction projects were unionized, those involved were unlawfully victimized. From the building sites to the High Court, this is a story of ordinary working people taking on some of the most powerful transnational companies in the world. The book also reveals how blacklisting extended beyond construction activists to environmental campaigners, journalists, politicians and academics. And it adds an international perspective with related stories from America and Europe.

The new edition of Blacklisted will be available from 16 September.

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