Friday, 28 February 2014

Circled A Radio, On Scottish Independence.

This episode of Circled A discusses Scottish independence:
      Rants and raves with Mr G on Scottish independence and Ukrainian revolution. Will this rising nationalism provide a path away from doom or just leave us all with bed sores?
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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Sorry, Your High Street Is Closed, For 20 Years!!

An appeal from AVAAZ:
Dear friends,

Israeli soldiers shot tear gas and rubber bullets at Palestinians peacefully marching to demand access to their main commercial street. More than a dozen were injured or detained. Now, they are calling on us to help get key diplomats to visit the city to expose this repression. Send a message now:

    I just witnessed as Israeli soldiers shot tear gas  and rubber bullets at Palestinians peacefully  marching to demand access to the main commercial  street of their city. The youth responded with stones,  and chaos ensued. More than a dozen were injured  or detained. Now, they are calling on us for help.
     The situation is totally unjust -- Hebron is a city  with nearly 200,000 Palestinian residents, who are  banned from their main street, while 800 Israeli  settlers, protected by Israeli soldiers, are allowed  full access. If we can get key diplomats to visit the  city, we could help expose this repressive  segregation.
     When diplomats themselves bear witness to this  injustice, they will be more motivated to act. We  have  to act fast as more peaceful actions are  planned now and there could be more violence.  Let’s  flood key Consuls General in Jerusalem with  messages to send a mission to visit the Governor of Hebron and speak out. Send an urgent message now:
     Shuhada Street is an iconic symbol of the crushing subjugation of Palestinians under the Israeli occupation. What used to be a bustling shopping street has now become a ghost road with massive concrete boulders and heavily armed young soldiers at checkpoints at each end. Palestinians who need to pass through to go to work or home can be held for hours for no reason, harassed or humiliated. 
      Israel says it pushed out thousands of Palestinian families and shop owners from the heart of their city for security reasons. But the closure and increasing illegal colonisation by violent Israeli settlers in the area is in fact increasing tensions and insecurity.
     Right now, the US government says it is negotiating a peace deal, but until there is an end to these endless violations of Palestinians’ basic rights, it's hard to imagine real peace. Let’s send the Consuls General an urgent message to meet with the Governor of Hebron before anyone else is detained or hurt:
     Months ago our community came together to raise funds for these courageous families that are peacefully standing up to the daily violence of living under occupation. Now they are calling on us to stand with them. Let’s answer their call and help get them their rightful access to the heart of their city.
With hope and determination,
Nick, Alice, Rewan, Ari, Ricken and the entire Avaaz team
Palestinians demand Shuhada St. reopened after 20 years

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Glasgow Diary Date.

A reminder from Glasgow Games Monitor 2014: 
Hi all,
    Our next group meeting is on Monday 3rd March, 7-9pm, Unite the Union offices, John Smith House, 145/165 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4RZ. Meeting Dates:
      Also, giving advance notice that we will be holding a joint HOUSING CRISIS meeting with Unite the Community Union at the Bridgeton Community Learning Campus, on Tuesday March 18th, 7-9pm: We will be examining the promises of housing made for the Games and Clyde Gateway and more generally drawing attention to the annihilation of social housing in Glasgow, Scotland and the UK more generally. More details to follow soon, please add to your diaries and let others know if interested. Cheers,

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Big Brother, He's Everywhere.

     Big brother is everywhere, cops masquerading as anarchists, to entrap and destroy the voice of dissent, military intelligence agents doing likewise, this is the shape of Western representative democracy. A sham, an illusion, a system of total control. We don't want it, we can change it, the voice of dissent has to get louder and more persistent.

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Homeless In A Forest Of Empty Houses.

       In any civilised society it would seem natural to take as a basic given, that everybody has the right to a roof over their head. Homelessness, when and if it happens, should be a very short and temporary affair. However this insane system of capitalism, that we seem to tolerate, creates homelessness by its economic policies. Not that it pulls down houses so that there aren't enough, it just makes them unaffordable to millions across Europe, and then demonises those unfortunate enough to become victims of its greed driven policies.
      It is estimated that there are more than 4 million homeless across Europe, and highlighting the insanity of the system, Europe has more than 11 million empty houses. More than enough to give every homeless person two homes. In that very rich conglomerate we call Europe, you can pick your country and the picture is much the same.
      The most recent statistics on homelessness in Ireland are from the Special Census report on homeless persons in Ireland. Of the 4.5million persons in Ireland on Census night (10th April 2011), 3,808 were in accommodation providing shelter for homeless persons or were sleeping rough. 62% (or 2,375) were living in Dublin on Census night, and 644 (17%) were under the age of 20. 15% or 553 people were non-Irish, compared to 12% of the total population. Almost one-third of homeless persons had health which was ‘Fair’, ‘Bad’ or ‘Very bad’, compared with 10% of the general population.
      There are so many empty houses in Ireland there is talk of bulldozing some to protect the housing market and keep prices up, not a new idea, as this has been done in Spain. Deutsche Bank figures suggest that there are 289,451 empty houses in Ireland, including almost 60,000 vacant holiday homes. This represents a vacancy rate of 15 per cent. A recent report suggested that it would take 43 years to fill them. With sanity we could fill most of them tomorrow..
      So homelessness is not a matter of not enough homes, we are awash with empty houses, it is the system that prices people out of the ability to have that basic right, of a roof over your head. It is the system that sees houses as a means of making a profit, rather than a place to live. It is the system of gross inequality where one person can have two or more houses and others have to sleep rough. If sanity prevailed, the system would be scrapped and people's needs would be seen to, and a roof over your head would there for all.
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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Show Your Anger By A Stroll Through Town!!.

     He marched them up to the top of the hill and then marched them down again!! The British people are seeing their living standards being decimated, and the TUC wants us to show our anger by going for a walk on a Saturday afternoon in 8 months time. That'll teach the ConDem coalition buggers not to mess with us!!
I enjoyed this article from A World To Win:
      Yes, in eight months’ time we are being invited to march through London to a rally in Hyde Park.  Not on a weekday because that might involve people going on strike (God forbid) to take part. No, as usual, we will all walk calmly through the centre of the city on a Saturday afternoon.
     There, if you care to stay for the rally, you will hear speeches from TUC luminaries and probably Labour leader Ed Miliband. They will be standing under the banner of “Britain Needs a Pay Rise”. Not workers, you notice, but “Britain”.
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Yes, in eight months’ time we are being invited to march through London to a rally in Hyde Park.  Not on a weekday because that might involve people going on strike (God forbid) to take part. No, as usual, we will all walk calmly through the centre of the city on a Saturday afternoon.
There, if you care to stay for the rally, you will hear speeches from TUC luminaries and probably Labour leader Ed Miliband. They will be standing under the banner of “Britain Needs a Pay Rise”. Not workers, you notice, but “Britain”.
- See more at:
Yes, in eight months’ time we are being invited to march through London to a rally in Hyde Park.  Not on a weekday because that might involve people going on strike (God forbid) to take part. No, as usual, we will all walk calmly through the centre of the city on a Saturday afternoon.
There, if you care to stay for the rally, you will hear speeches from TUC luminaries and probably Labour leader Ed Miliband. They will be standing under the banner of “Britain Needs a Pay Rise”. Not workers, you notice, but “Britain”.
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The Poisonous Tentacles Of The State.

      We are all aware of the fact that we live under a state surveillance society. Every day we see the apparatus of the overt side of the surveillance, CCTV in all avenues of our lives, we know that we are profiled by where we draw cash, where we spend it, etc.. However we should be very aware that there is another side, the covert surveillance, the snooping in our private affairs unknown to us. Like it or not, the poisonous tentacles of the state reach into all aspects of our private life. Your texts, phone calls, your contacts on social networks and Internet viewing. Without being paranoid, to what extent are our actions, unknown to us, being shaped by agent provocateurs, paid servants of the state?

        One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents.
       Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking “Five Eyes” alliance. Today, we at the Intercept are publishing another new JTRIG document, in full, entitled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations”.
     By publishing these stories one by one, our NBC reporting highlighted some of the key, discrete revelations: the monitoring of YouTube and Blogger, the targeting of Anonymous with the very same DDoS attacks they accuse “hacktivists” of using, the use of “honey traps” (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses. But, here, I want to focus and elaborate on the overarching point revealed by all of these documents: namely, that these agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself.
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Sunday, 23 February 2014

ATOS Is Dead, Long Live ATOS!!

      French IT firm Atos saying they are planning to pull out of Work Capability Assessments, the shambolic and cruel tests designed to strip away benefits from sick and disabled people, is the most humiliating blow yet for Iain Duncan Smith’s bodged attempt at reforming social security.
      In a stunning victory for campaigners, Atos say the Work Capability Assessment isn’t working, for them, claimants themselves and even the hapless DWP.  The attempt at early withdrawal from the contract comes just days after protests were held outside Atos assessment centres in towns and cities across the UK.

      If ATOS pulls out of this bludgeoning of the sick and disabled, it will be due to the sustained persistence of those who campaigned relentlessly against their savage implementation of the DWP policy, of punishing the most vulnerable in our society. It is of course only a partial victory, as there is an army of blood sucking leeches waiting to jump into the place vacated by ATOS. It is Ian Duncan Smith and the whole stinking system that he represents that has to be flushed down the toilet.
       We are a very rich country, we can afford to keep a family of parasites, that we call "Royals" in unimaginable splendour and pomp, we can buy and maintain the most expensive weapon systems on the planet, we can spend billions of pounds on spectacles such as Olympics, Commonwealth Games, we can indulge in endless wars. However, we can't keep our sick and vulnerable in reasonable comfort, we have people dying from hypothermia, because they can't afford to heat their homes, and we have 25% of our children living in poverty. Any sane person can't accept this, we have the wealth and resources for a fair and just society, all created by the people, but sadly we leave that abundant wealth in the hands of thieving parasites, and call it a market economy, as if that made everything OK. We can do better than this.

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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Let's Play.

What is the world coming to!!

Muitelingen - Let's play - 14/2/2014 from Muitelingen on Vimeo.

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A Date For Your Diary.

     On Wednesday 9th April 2014 to coincide with the visits of Morgan Gibson (Queensland) and Vicente Ordóñez Roig (Jaume I University, Castellón, Spain) to the Dumfries campus of the University of Glasgow there will be a symposium (or perhaps something similar with a slightly less pompous sounding title)  on the theme: “Contemporary Anarchist Theory and Practice: Critical perspectives”. With ‘critical’ playing multiple roles, meaning either important, relevant/vital, analytical, supportive, evaluative or from opposing traditions. 
      The venue will be in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, Rutherford McCowan Building, Crichton Campus Bankend Road, Dumfries (it is about 2.5 miles from the train station to the Campus). It  will start at 11am and finish formally at 5pm, so that those travelling on the day by public transport from Glasgow, Stirling, Edinburgh and Carlisle, Newcastle and Lancaster can attend without missing any of the formal event.  
        If you wish to travel from further afar and need to stay over, some colleagues/friends/comrades up in Glasgow have offered accommodation and something might be available in Dumfries too. Please let me know ASAP. 
      As well as Vicente and Morgan, there is a strong line-up of activists and academics contributing (a brief line up will be available soon). We also inviting other contributions – it can be a formal presentation/paper or something different - so if you are interested, please send an abstract or a description and a title by Wednesday  19th March., though please let us know sooner if possible. The deadline for submitting completed papers, if you wish to have them circulated beforehand is Wednesday 26th March (this is by no means compulsory).
       The deadline for confirming attendance (for those not formally contributing) is also Wednesday 26th March (just so I know what size rooms to book and see if I can get any catering). 
      The event will be free for anyone to attend, however, I have not been able (as yet) to raise funds to subsidise travel.  
        For those not in a hurry back, there are some good pubs and reasonable eateries around Dumfries town centre, and so something in the evening might spontaneously arise. 
       If you have any questions, suggestions or advice, on any detail of the plan for this symposium (colloquium, gathering…), please let me know. 
All the very best 
Dr Benjamin Franks,
Lecturer in Social and Political Philosophy,
School of Interdisciplinary Studies,
University of Glasgow,
Rutherford McCowan Building,
Crichton Campus,
Bankend Road,
Dumfries, DG1 4ZL
0 (044) 1387 702055​staff/benjaminfranks
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Friday, 21 February 2014

Rape And The Death Penalty.

Where rape merits the death penalty--- for the victim!!
In August, a pregnant Ethiopian immigrant was lured into an empty flat by seven men, who held her there against her will and subjected her to a brutal gang-rape. They recorded the assault, and the video went viral online, drawing the attention of the authorities. How did the police react to this footage? By arresting the victim and throwing her in jail for "indecent behavior."
Now, things have gone from bad to worse. The Attorney General of Sudan has refused to prosecute the rapists, and has announced that he will pursue the death penalty for the victim in the case. Even if the victim isn't found guilty, Sudan's laws won't allow a new trial based on the evidence being used against her -- meaning that she will never be able to get justice.
Care2 member Lisabeth has started a petition to bring public pressure on Sudan's government. Let's show Sudan that the world is watching, and we won't stand by while a woman already traumatized by a brutal crime is punished for seeking justice.

Thank you for your support,
Julie R. Care2 and The Petition Site Team
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Thursday, 20 February 2014



  • Terrorism is the systematic use of violence (terror) as a means of coercion for political purposes.

    Example: As in Iraq and Afghanistan by UK and American governments. 
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Big Brother Ain't Leaving Of His Own Accord.

        Some interesting facts about our modern day “democracy”. No matter what you do, e-mail, phone, chat on social media, walk down your main street, stand at a bus stop, walk into a bar, shop at the local supermarket, draw cash from a cash machine, you are being watched and listened to, you are being profiled. Big Brother wants to know what you are up to, who you communicate with, who you meet and where. 

        This is the extent of your freedom, this is the shape of your “democracy”. Do you believe that they are doing this for your benefit? There was the day when you could expect the “bad guys” to be followed and spied on, but in today's “democracy”, everybody is treated like the “bad guys”. Today the state sees no reason why it shouldn't poke its nose into every aspect of everybody's life, to them, everybody is a possible “bad guy” and has to be watched constantly.
       This mass surveillance, this over all scrutiny of our every action, is not going to go away anytime soon. It will only get more intrusive as technology is driven by the paranoid state, which wants total control over its citizens. The state has a constant fear that people will always strive to control their own lives and this would negate the state's existence, obviously it can't let this happen.

     If you want a free democratic society, free from constant intrusive surveillance, then it has to be a society without the state, a community based society organised from the bottom up. The only answer is a society based on co-operation, mutual aid and mutual respect, not one of power and authority.
  • The NSA "has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world." The New York Times
  • The NSA "is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world." Washington Post
  • The NSA "is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world." Washington Post
  • The NSA collects the content and metadata of emails, web activity, chats, social networks, and everything else from fiber-optic cables "that carry much of the world's Internet and phone data." Washington Post
  • NSA "officers on several occasions have channeled their agency's enormous eavesdropping power to spy on love interests." The New York Times
  • NSA "is secretly piggybacking” on Internet advertisers' "cookies" and location data “to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance." Washington Post
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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Combat Stress Reaction, So Shot At Dawn.

     The recent floods in the south of England has kept our millionaire Oxbridge parasite leader, in wellies for a while. This has probably taken his mind, temporarily, off his arrogant grandiose scheme of trying to turn that imperialist blood letting known as the First World War, into a glorious struggle for the freedom of the people. No doubt his minions will still be beavering away in the back rooms of power, dreaming up methods to turn it all into a pompous spectacle. A spectacle where the parasite class will put on all their finery, stand under flags listening to “Land of Hope and Glory”, drunk on that poison “patriotism”.

No, I shall not die for the fluttering flag,
if truth be known, ’tis nothing but a multi-coloured rag
held aloft by some foolish hand
inciting worker and peasant to kill
on some green and wooded hill,
peasant and worker from some other land.
Nor shall I shed blood for the fluttering rag
that brings out fools to stand and brag
of brutal deeds painted grand,
deeds where rustic and craftsman lie so still
killed by my brothers' misguided hand.
No allegiance have I for the Nation
this man made autocratic creation
that divides my brothers in a world so small,
binds us to a country's cause, right or wrong,
bids us follow its drum, sing its song,
then sheds our blood in some border brawl.
No, I'll be no slave to flag or nation,
have no ear for power oration,
though its iron heel is on my breast,
my back feels its leather thong,
at patriotism's barracoon, I'll be no guest.

     Perhaps as they stand with their shining medals, chains and badges of phony honour, they will reflect on the 306 young men that their class had shot at dawn for “cowardice”. 306 young men that had experienced their mind being crush by the endless pointless slaughter all around them. Young men that had seen their friends and in some case family members blown to pieces and maimed, and could see no end in sight. Men as young as 17, tied to a stake and shot at dawn, by their own comrades, on the orders of the blood crazed defenders of imperialism, for what today we would refer to as post-traumatic stress syndrome and combat stress reaction. 

Shot at dawn memorial, at the National Memorial Arboretum  

   Another thought that should permeate through their warped minds is the fact that the UK was one of the last countries to end this barbaric dawn murder of its own troops. The die-hard UK imperialists would cling to this savagery until the bitter end. It was two different classes, the arrogant upper class, officer prats, and the worthless working class, who had to be treated brutally to keep them in line. Nothing much has changed in their mental attitude, it is still them, who believe they were born to lead, and us, who need to be kept in line, or we might start doing what we want to do.
   We owe it to those 306 young men and all those who suffered during and after that imperialist land grab, to remember it for what it was, a massive blood letting, so that the European aristocrats could settle their greed driven differences.

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Is It Spring Time In Europe?

      When ever people take to the streets in protest at the corruption, inequality, and injustice, that is rife in this stinking system, it is difficult to get a true picture of what is happening. That babbling brook of bullshit, the mainstream media, always put a slant on it that it is just a bunch of hooligans looking for trouble. It is never portrayed as genuine anger, nor is it reported as demand for real change. Bosnia Herzegovina has been in turmoil for the last few weeks, and the truth on what is going on, is a scant visitor to our media.
       The following is an extract taken from a detailed report on Crimethinc from those involved: 

The Graffiti reads; “Let’s fire all [politicians]—death to nationalism”
       The past two weeks have seen a fierce new protest movement in Bosnia, commencing with the destruction of government buildings and continuing with the establishment of popular assemblies. Unlike the recent conflicts in Ukraine, this movement has eschewed nationalistic strife to focus on class issues. In a region infamous for ethnic bloodshed, this offers a more promising direction for the Eastern European uprisings to come.
     To gain more insight into the protests, we conducted two interviews. The first is with a participant in Mostar, Bosnia, who describes the events firsthand. The second is with a comrade in a nearby part of the Balkans, who explains the larger context of the movement, evaluating its potential to spread to other parts of the region and to challenge capitalism and the state.
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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

A Truth Of Our Era, ATOS Kills.

     ATOS Kills, is not a slogan, it is a truth. Across the country we have seen deaths and suicides as a result of this so called “assessment policy”, which translates as, cutting welfare to the most vulnerable in our society. Whatever the result of the “assessment” the stress and trauma of having to face this humiliating treatment is often enough to push vulnerable people over the edge. We have, sitting in the Westminster Houses of Hypocrisy and Corruption, a millionaire cabal, who, in their pampered bubble world, know nothing of the struggles and suffering of the ordinary people, nor do they care. They are all worshippers in the temple of Mammon, the poor and vulnerable are mere sacrifices on the altar of finance.
      ATOS is just one of the many tools in their armoury as they plunder the public purse, but it is a brutal tool being used against a vulnerable section of our community. We can all say what we feel about this savage attack on our communities by attending the organised Day of Action against ATOS, which takes place tomorrow Wednesday, 19 February. There will be one in your town or city, if not create one. Protests are taking place in towns and cities across the UK including Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Croydon, Hull, Birmingham, Truro, Portsmouth, Edinburgh, Wimbledon and many more. To find a protest near you visit:
This from The Void:
     Someone recently commented that there was once a time when a government policy which led to spate of unintended deaths would have been halted to find out what the fuck was going on.

     Yet the death toll linked to the horrific Atos run Work Capability Assessment grows ever higher with a spate of tragic suicides reported throughout December.  Life is cheap under neo-liberalism and neither the Tory Party, or Labour – who merely say they will replace Atos but the assessments will continue – are opposed to this terrible regime facing sick and disabled claimants.

     Barely any of those found ‘fit for work’ by Atos have actually found jobs, despite Iain Duncan Smith’s magical Work Programme.  The number of successful appeals against decisions made to throw people off benefits remains sky high.  The stress and suffering caused by Atos is more than well documented by hundreds, if not thousands of people on the internet.
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Monday, 17 February 2014

Direct Action Needs Organisation.

Campaign Strategies: 
Four Talks on Self-Organised Activism

FREE EVENT: Saturday 22nd February 2014 at Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA

      Celebrate the power of protest! Come along to Rivington Place and explore strategies for creating political pressure to further your cause. Learn how to galvanise groups into direct action from our afternoon of free talks.
      Find out more about the tools used by activists from photographs and DIY printing to tweeting. You’ll be able to see special campaign related archive material from The George Padmore Institute while New Beacon Books (Black culture specialists since 1966) will have a selection of publications to browse and buy.
     You can also visit our free exhibition Congo Dialogues: Alice Seeley Harris and Sammy Baloji to discover why Alice Seeley Harris represents one of the earliest human rights campaigners in the world, and how Sammy’s work exposes the ongoing need for activism

Join us for one or more of the following:

1pm – 1.45pm 
Analogue Activism: DIY before the Digital Era
2pm – 2.45pm 
Archives and Activism: Why are Archives and Records so Valuable for any Activist?
3pm – 3.45pm
Art and Activism: The Role of Art in Campaigning and Direct Action
4pm – 4.45pm 
Social Media Activism: A Guide to Online Tactics

Free event, we recommend booking in advance to ensure a place. To book, phone us on 0207 749 1240 or email

Rivington Place is in Shoreditch, London, and fully accessible. For directions please visit
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Local Politics Is Global Politics.

     As we vent our anger at the Cameron millionaire cabal, about the “austerity” ideology being forced onto us, we should realise that this attack on the ordinary people is not a UK phenomenon. There is no use looking to one of the other parties of puppets of the financial Mafia, to set things right for us. This is a well co-ordinated, world wide assault on the conditions of the ordinary people. The financial Mafia is organised across the globe, and running to a ballot box, here in the UK, to change the smiling suit that sits on the throne of the Westminster Houses of Hypocrisy and Corruption, will change nothing. The policies in country after country across the planet, mirror each other, no matter the shade of the political party in power.
     Our real enemy is capitalism, we are just experiencing its latest phase, global corporatism, and we should realise that it can only be beaten on a global scale. They are well organised globally, and can only be beaten by us being similarly globally organised. It may look like local politics, ATOS, the bedroom tax etc. but these policies are shaded and moulded to fit every country. It is the system that stinks, the politicians are merely the managers of that stinking system. Welcome to Australia's bedroom tax.

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Sunday, 16 February 2014

The Armed Forces Are No Friend Of The People.

      To all those who say “support our troops” I think they should ask themselves, “what are the troops really for?”. They are portrayed as, there to protect the people, but can be, and are, brought onto the streets to suppress the people and protect the state apparatus. The armed forces are the strong arm of state expansionism and the body guard of corporate globalisation. It is ordinary kids from our communities that are hoodwinked by the state propaganda, the deal is you hand in your freedom and you get a uniform, with the promise of learning and travel. In truth, the kids are brutalised and moulded into robots that will always follow orders, no matter what. Then they are sent to the out posts of the corporate imperialist's empire, there they will employed to crush any local resistance to the march of Western corporate greed, corporate globalisation. 

     People of the world don't need protecting from people of the world, we the people, need protection from the various states and their partner, corporate imperialism, who are wedded in a festering marriage of greed and destruction. 

Symbols of state repression.

  ------We see them recruiting in the towns, colleges and jobcentres, luring in the exploited and excluded classes with bloodmoney, moronic patriotism and the promise of adventure to replace their misery, with macho bootcamps or the controlrooms for videogame-style remote killing technology. Despite cuts Britain still has the fourth largest military budget in the world as it clings to an imperial legacy of genocide and enslavement. Today the Western armies are flexible for democratic-expansionist wars, 'peacekeeping' interventions to facilitate the new colonial age of corporate globalisation, counterinsurgery, geopolitical manoeuvrings and resource control, or prepared for internal policing and strikebreaking. Their ends are the same as ever, here as in Afghanistan, Mali or Libya - the rulers lie, the poor die, capitalism profits. 
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