Video: Janine Booth verses Cops and Covid

Cops and Covid

On 27 September 2020, Janine Booth broadcasted an hour-long show on Facebook Live, tackling the two biggest issues of the year: the coronavirus pandemic and police brutality.

Video: Poeting 4 Punk 4 the Homeless

Punk 4 the Homeless

Janine Booth performing at the online Punk for the Homeless gig on 6 April 2020. Poems: – Disaffected Middle-aged Women – The Girl from Clapham – Why Can’t You Just Be Normal? – Thoughts and Prayers – This Place – … Read more

RMT: two-minute video guides

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Janine is making a series of two-minute videos explaining aspects of democracy and representation in the RMT trade union. Click here to view the full playlist, and these links for individual videos: How RMT makes its policy What is an … Read more

Author interview – premiere!

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Five Leaves bookshop, publisher of Janine’s biography of Minnie Lansbury, interviews Janine about writing, lockdown, politics, motivation and lots more. Warning: may contain book extracts and poetry.

Video: Unpublished Author

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Finally getting round to posting this video from four years ago. It is one of my favourite of my poems!  

Video: Stay the F*ck Home

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Five Leaves Bookshop hosts Janine reading her poem, Stay the Fuck Home, which features in the anthology, Coronaverses: poems from the pandemic.

Video: Speaking Up for Osime Brown

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Janine addresses the protest in support of Osime Brown outside the Home Office on Friday 4 September – includes the poems Free Osime Brown and Bearing Down. Please sign Osime’s petition here.

Video: Poeting for Punk4TheHomeless

Punk 4 the Homeless

Janine Booth performing at the online Punk for the Homeless gig on 6 April 2020. Poems: Disaffected Middle-aged Women – The Girl from Clapham – Why Can’t You Just Be Normal? – Thoughts and Prayers – This Place – Stonewall … Read more

Video: Janine interviews Rhoda Dakar

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Janine Booth interviews musician Rhoda Dakar, who talks about Two-Tone, policing, the centrality of class and much much more! Read the full text of the interview here. Rhoda was in The Bodysnatchers and The Special AKA, and performed in “Free … Read more

Janine Booth at the WSO Isolation Fest

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Janine’s video contribution to We Shall Overcome’s Isolation Festival, held online on 11 April 2020, featuring the poems: Disaffected Middle-Aged Women Clap for Carers Wherefore Art Thou, Capitalism? Unskilled Thoughts and Prayers  

Video: Coronaverses Live

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More than twenty poets read their contributions to the anthology Coronaverses: poems from the pandemic. Buy the book here.  

Video: Poeting for NEU Women

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Janine Booth performs poetry for the National Education Union’s ‘Everything is possible – celebrating working women everywhere’ online event on 30 May 2020.

Video: Free Our Unions

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Janine’s video making the case for free trade unions, accompanied (with permission) by Billy Bragg.