Monday, February 28, 2011
Derek Wall looks at the outcomes of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancún The reality of climate change becomes more evident every day with devastating floods in countries as far apart as Pakistan and Australia, forest fires in Russia, and another severe drought affecting the Amazon. Yet the process whereby the world’s nations come together to tackle climate change seems to be
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Boyd Barrett has taken the last seat at Dun Laoghaire.Nail biting stuff but good to see him win and enjoy the video above.I hope that he speaks up for green ideas now the greens in Ireland have been wiped out.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Just had thisThis is an urgent appeal from religious scholars (faqihs and Sufi sheikhs), intellectuals, and clan elders from Tripoli, Bani Walid, Zintan, Jadu, Msalata, Misrata, Zawiah, and other towns and villages of the western area of our beloved Libya to all of humanity, to all men and women of good will, The Libyan regime has been firing live ammunition at peaceful demonstrators who have
update: looks like bad losers labour are calling for a recount!Socialist Workers Party member Richard Boyd-Barret is very close in Dun Laoighaire!!
Joe Higgins stated recently“Far from being a bail-out, your IMF/EU intervention in Ireland is a mechanism to make vassals of Irish taxpayers to the European banks,” “You are destroying our services and the living standards of our people."Good to see him elected, figures hereDUBLIN WESTturnout 82.3%quota: 8,495Lab Joan Burton 9,627FG Leo Varadkar 8,359SOC Joe Higgins 8,084FF Brian Lenihan, Jnr
UA request - Sandra Viviana environmental researcher disappeared Sandra Viviana environmental researcher was 'disappeared' en route to give a lecture at National University, Palmira, near Cali, Colombia. Please see urgent action from Friends of the Earth below CENSAT 'Agua Viva', Friends of the Earth Colombia International solidarity needed: Pressure the Colombian authorities to find Sandra
Glad to see this!Joe Higgins is on 8,304 and needs 8,495.As its an STV election he is guaranteed to win on transfers.He is the veteran Socialist Party activist, presently an MEP.John Gormley is on 6.7% but the Green Party leader will lose in Dublin South EastFine Gael are going to win and will be just as bad as Fianna Fail but the left are doing well.Ireland is ruled by the IMF and the ECB, if
I had breakfast with Jen and Owen on thursday morning , who took part in this protest at the York council meeting making the cuts, with Jen asking me should me chain ourselves to the balcony or something similar.To which I said of course but 'find a third person'.Debt is an excuse to create a low wage corporate Britain.....but protest could get results, we have have already defeated the sale of
Friday, February 25, 2011
Join us on our protest against the Equity and Excellence bill thatthreatens to decimate our beloved NHS.Date: SATURDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2011Time: NOONStart: North Carriage Drive entrance to Hyde ParkEnd: 10 Downing StreetSpeakers include:Dr Ron Singer – Medical Practitioner Union Rep for Unite a role which herepresents with Keep the NHS Public and the British Medical AssociationDerek Wall – Former
The video is from an independent source but Al Jazeera's reporting remains sold gold.Violence flared up even before the Friday sermons were over, according to a source in Tripoli."People are rushing out of mosques even before Friday prayers are finished because the state-written sermons were not acceptable, and made them even more angry," the source said.Libyan state television aired one such
The courage of the protesters in Tarhir Square, facing the stones, clubs and bullets of the pro-Mubharak thugs.And the extraordinary courage of so many ordinary people in Libya, armed only in their belief in democracy and human rights.Contrast that to the actions of our own Prime Minister, David Cameron.I have to confess that when I first saw him on TV in Tahrir Square earlier this week, I
'WE ARE GOING TO ROCK ULU'*ALL* University of London students can vote, ie, you do NOT need a ULU card. The University of London Union needs a President who sticks to their manifesto pledges and defends education for all, unlike the Cleggs and Camerons of this world. I promised a campaigning ULU: you got it, with ULU at the heart of the student protests over cuts and fees. Voting details: ONLINE
Well at least they have a sense of humour....And they no longer support biofuels....Can I think of one other positive thing to say about the eco gombeen men and women?No!
"When an environmental issue is probed to its origins, it reveals an inescapable truth - that the root cause of the crisis is not found in how men (sic) interact with nature, but in how they interact with each other - that to solve the environmental crisis we must solve the problem of poverty, racial injustice and war - that the debt to nature, which is the measure of the environmental crisis,
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Irish Green Party has provided a textbook example of how not to do green politics. Who would have thought a Green Party would cut bus services and support motorway-building through a heritage site? Who would have believed that a Green government elected partly because of its opposition to the Iraq war would allow US war planes to refuel in Ireland at Shannon?The Irish Greens have had
Romayne Phoenix 'As public services are cut and redundancy notices hit the doormat the people of Britain will find a voice'
Romayne will make an excellent Green Party London Assembly Member hope she, Noel Lynch, Farid Bakht and Andy Hewett get a massive vote and show Greens are committed to fighting the cuts.A rebellion is developing across Britain in the face of huge spending cuts by the Conservative Party-Liberal Democrat coalition government.The scale of the cuts is huge. The government is seeking to privatise huge
My friend Jessica Goldfinch is standing in a Green Party internal election, I loved the line above, any way have a look at her blog.Fast forward - Adrian Ramsay and I met via our work on the 'Wright Stuff', then recorded in Norwich. Norwich Greens look away now - they've heard this story a million times, but I never tire of it!). He was too young to stand as a candidate and asked me if I would.
For many of the defendants, this was their first introduction to the judicial system. One of the defendants, speaking after court stated that 'having just experienced the highly flawed and outdated justice system for the first time, there has never been a more urgent need for people to utillise civil disobedience as a tactic for campaigning.'Campaigners from the 'Manchester Airport on Trial'
Last Friday night I went to one of the most exciting political events I have ever been to. It was a Friday night, yet at least 600 people are crammed in, cheering the news of the revolutions in Egypt, Libya, Yeman wildly. I would say 95% are under the age of twenty, this is Britain’s revolutionary youth fresh from fighting the EMA cut and looking to new battles.MORE HERE
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Green Party and Working Class RepresentationA Workshop with:Karen Bell - Environmental justice activistJose Sagarnaga - Latin American Workers’ Association· Why do many see the Green Party as a middle class party?· Does this prevent the party from growing?· How does the party represent and include working class people?This workshop is an opportunity to get together to
Article from Jagdeesh, graphic from LGBT Sikhs WOMEN : From Guru Nanak to present day Panjaabi-Sikh community -a sombre reflection for International Womens Day, 5th March 2011 In the fifteenth century, Guru Nanak (1469-1539), not only delcared but actively championed the principle that women are not equal but in fact superior to men, for a whole range of reasons - physical, emotional, biological
Very proud to have hosted a 'prominent anti-systemic actor' at myhome here in Winkfield.Hugo Blanco: Blanco is an unaffiliated radical leader that led the effort to block roads in Anta Province outside Cusco city, according to local contacts. Blanco is a prominent anti-systemic actor who was jailed for leading an indigenous insurgency in Cusco in the 1960s. He now publishes a newspaper called "
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
SOLIDARITY WITH THE ARAB PEOPLESAs millions in the Arab world take to the streets against repressive, western backed regimes, it is very important that people here show their support for the protestors. Libyan, Bahraini, Egyptian and Yemeni organisations have called a United We Stand: Solidarity with the Arab Peoples demonstration in London this Friday 25 February.DEMONSTRATE SOLIDARITY FOR THE
“Non violent direct action is essential to fight climate change, most politicians take an ostrich position, denying there is a problem or using ineffective methods like carbon trading to tackle it. In the same way that any sober analyst understood that the crazy practices of ‘investment’ bankers would lead to a financial crisis, any sober analyst understands that climate chaos is on its way.
Superb article by Laurie Penny, a billion right wing trolls are commenting on it, kick'em out companeros.Excellent, please reblog and spread the word, I used to be a bit of a weekend squatter (lol!).Squatting is such an ugly word. It implies that young, skint and precariously housed people who set up homes in the vacant properties of the landed elite are somehow crouching there to defecate,
Excellent post by Chicken Yoghurt, British politicians Labour and Tory are just pimps for arms dealers.Cameron's weapons tour of the Middle East is particularly sick given the timing.Is chicken yoghurt really vegan? Perhaps I thinking too much.So, following Cameron’s logic, it’s cool to flog things that kill people to countries as long as they’re on an ‘open and participatory’ trajectory. If
Con Dem plans to privatise England's 258,000 hectare forest estate, run by the Forestry Commission, have been defeated for the time being. There have been big and rowdy demonstrations, Mark Harper the Tory MP for the Forest of Dean was egged by constituents, a flurry of newspaper articles opposed the sell off and back bench Tory and Lib Dem MPs have become restive, indeed the Daily Telegraph
Monday, February 21, 2011
Venezuelan government rejects totally false claim by William Hague that Gaddafi is on way to Venezuela
Venezuelan government rejects totally false claim by William Hague that Gaddafi is on way to Venezuela Venezuela's Information Minister and its Deputy Foreign Minister moved swiftly earlier today to reject the false claims made by Britain’s Foreign Minister William Hague that Colonel Gaddafi was heading to Venezuela. The Venezuelan Embassy in London also strongly rejected claims from Hague that
Just got this, I salute you companeros!The trial of six climate protesters who breached airside security at Manchester Airport began today at Trafford Magistrates Court. The defendants will argue that they acted to prevent death and serious injury by stopping emissions from the airport, a plea which echoes the defence of Greenpeace campaigners acquitted of closing down Kingsnorth Power Station.
Hapless New Labour politician Aaron Porter has just announced that he will not run again for NUS President.More like Batista than Che, says Vince my 17 year old son, bitter as he is at Porter's attacks on militant studentsVictory is sweet!Even in defeat Porter is still full of it:So this new regime brings with it a new landscape, and I believe NUS now needs reinvigorating into the next phase of
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Its another embarrassment for Miliband, if true it shows that his party still has a serious corruption problem and it looks true to me.Just a vehicle for profit and in this case open cast coal. Killing our planet and pocketing at the same time.Councillors who take gifts, cops who spy and fuck the people they spy on, the UK is closer to countries like Libya and Bahrain than you might think. If
This is footage just in from Clare Solomon in Tunisia, people celebrating Gadaffi fleeing.Not sure he has gone, fingers crossed.If he goes to Venezuela a) the people will kick him out b) Rory Carroll and the CIA will use it to attack Venezuela.If he goes to Brazil Carroll et al will say nothing!Any watch this space, I have got my ear to the ground, will let you know when I know more.
Just got this confirmation:9:40 pm Mohamed, a doctor from Al Jalaa hospital in Benghazi, confirmed to Al Jazeera that members of the military had sided with the protesters.We are still receiving serious injuries, I can confirm 13 deaths in our hospital. However, the good news is that people are cheering and celebrating outside after receiving news that the army is siding with the people ... but
Aaron Porter the hapless Blairite President of the NUS has had his re-election manifesto draft leaked.Clearly even in Mubarak (I mean Porter's) inner circle dissent is growing.NUS is dominated by career Labour Party politicians of the worst kind and has consistently failed to fight attacks on students.Sadly some kind of New Labour bureaucrat is still likely to win, this is because students who
PROTESTERS set up an impromptu library and comedy gig at Barclays branches around Britain over tax avoidance claims.UK Uncut supporters hit banks in London and other cities to “open them up” and said one per cent corporation tax was “not acceptable”.In Piccadilly Circus they waved banners saying “books not bonuses!” Barclays, which paid £113million corporation tax on profits of £11.6billion in
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Alan Garcia, rot in hell!The British government will ignore your abuses just like they ignore all their other puppets, human rights abuse is fine until it makes it on to prime time television!Be great if Chris Bryant MP raised his voice, he was useless of course when Garcia was having indigenous people shot at Bagua, when Chris was a Foreign Office Minister tasked with Latin America.Go on Chris,
I am working to oppose the cuts. After receiving many constituency letters on proposed changes to the civil service compensation scheme, I raised concerns in parliament. I have tabled an Early Day Motion questioning Defra proposals to sell off parts of the Public Forest Estate, threatening 865 Forestry Commission jobs.The cuts are not inevitable: they are an ideological choice. This
The world would be warmer than during any part of the period in which modern humans evolved, and the rate of climate changewould be faster than any previously experienced by humans. The world’s sixth mass extinction would be in full swing. In the oceans, acidification would have rendered many calcium-shelled organisms such as coral and many at the base of the ocean food chain artefacts of history
'Bahrain is a stalwart friend of the West. It’s the headquarters of America’s 5th Fleet. It’s a liberal and tolerant quasi-democracy.’ David Mellor, the former Tory Minister says it like it is for the Con Dem government.The bullets used to shoot the democracy protesters are British.The British Arms trade is profitable, the dictators support the USA, so its Ok!At least the arms exports licences
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Friday, February 18, 2011
EGYPT: A Good Beginning [col. writ. 2/12/11] (c) '11 Mumia Abu-Jamal The events in Egypt of the past few weeks have raised more questions than answers, and while things seem in a state of flux, some things are clear, among them:1) Revolutions don't just change rulers - they change systems.2) Revolutions designed to gain democracy cannot lead to military rule, for the two are inherently opposed
I am off to University of London Union for the Equality movement event tonight, which other political meeting gets a 1,000 people planning to go.The Equality movement is cutting edge, Jody McIntyre and Lowkey's movement for resistance.Revolutionary hip hop is shaking even our nation.....Jody has been banned from speaking with Chomsky at Cardiff University.Free speech, democracy....hope I live to
Thursday, February 17, 2011
After seeing some of the offensive materials on the Optimum Population Trust stall at Blackpool Conference I just don't see how their bitter philosophy has any place in a party which stands for social and ecological justice. This email list is for discussion of Trade Union issues and workers rights. Trade Unions are organizations which should represent the collective interests of workers.
The entire EDL mob presents itself as a hooligan mob. Imagine them coming into a gurdwara! They are a very unpleasant lot, who have all the appearances of racists with their intimidating mob chanting, typical of the NF, BNP, etc. Gurmeet 'Singh' is not a representative of the Sikh community, any Sikh group. Nor does he qualify as a 'Sikh'. The EDL are as much dangerous a group as are all other
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Yes, this man is voting Fianna Fail, looks like they and the Irish Greens could be on a winner!
2nd December from Michael Watts on Vimeo.Video of December 2009 attack by the Police on the village of Cajas Canchaque, located in the North of Peru, where two farmers were shot dead. Peru is a country loved by the British government. I am very very bitter about former foreign office minister Chris Bryant MP's failure to criticise them.You know how it works, human rights abuse, allows resources
I am sick with rage when I read stuff by the Guardian Latin America correspondent, its all too rare stuff below gets reported, the Guardian human rights abusers are of course Hugo Chavez and Raul Castro.The paradox is the countries without death squads are challenged over human rights but it is no real paradox, the Western governments and media love countries that abuse indigenous people because
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Yes if you do good and work for a future for the next generations, you will be spied on, harrassed and perhaps even assaulted.The good news is that the quality of spying is falling.Some of the cops have been outed.The private sector are also proving to be rubbish.....can you imagine paying people like this to spy, I mean your corporation would never dig open cast coal or kill seals or be able to
I have signed this in today's Guardian but there are real authors like Phillip Pullman!Speaking to the Oxford Mail last week, culture minister Ed Vaizey said: "People have to come with ideas. They have to look at different options." People the length and breadth of the UK have come up with ideas. They have discussed options. Between five and ten thousand people have rallied round their libraries
Monday, February 14, 2011
DebateTHURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY, 7pmEgypt in revolt: WHAT NEXT FOR THE ARAB REVOLUTIONS?SOAS, Brunei Gallery (off Russell Square)Speakers:Adam Hanieh, SOAS lecturer, Palestinian-Australian who has lived in Ramallah. John Rees, Counterfire, just returned from Egypt will give a first hand report.Roland Rance, Socialist Resistance, anti-Zionist socialist Jew Farid Bakht, Green Leftand Tunisian democracy
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Green Party candidate for South West Devon, Vaughan Brean stated (it is said): “I have a son that is at University at the moment and living at home, he attends about 3 half days per week (if that)it costs a lot of money to run a university that inefficiently and somebody has to pay the bill for a 4 year course that could be covered in 2 (or maybe less), currently that is largely the taxpayer,
Porter has now admitted that he heard no 'anti-semitic' chants from AWL activists or anyone else during his controversial visit to Manchester, where he had to run away from angry students.When MULE asked to speak to the NUS official who heard the chants, who is believed to be an aide to Porter, an NUS Press Officer said: “We cannot allow you to speak to the person directly. As there is an ongoing
Last week it was mutiny, I think this week I will take a look at this, see you there, political parties are necessary but sharp edge is imaginative new forms of political structure, you need electoral parties and need to take power change structures but you need this as well.....change is coming or the human race is going!‘How can we resist?’ – Public meetingTime – Friday 18th February,
US Greens celebrate Egypt's giant step towards democracy, assert that the Egyptian people must build a new government according to their own interests, not US strategic demands · Green Party 'Egypt in Revolt' page with news feeds http://www.gp.org/egypt.html · Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on international issueshttp://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-foreign-policy.php
Special UpdateYellowstone Park Rangers captured approximately 321 of America's last wild bison on Monday and Tuesday.Park officials plan to send some of the buffalo to slaughter and hold some in the pens until spring. Please take action now and urge the ParkService to set the buffalo free:CONTACT: Acting Superintendent Colin CampbellPHONE: 307-344-2003EMAIL: email@example.comThe buffaloes
Saturday, February 12, 2011
From the Green Group of Councillors, Brighton & Hove City Council TORIES PUT TRANSPORT INTO REVERSE Following the release of Tory proposals for Brighton & Hove City Council’s budget for the coming year, Green Transport spokesperson Cllr Ian Davey has charged the Conservative administration with wasting public money on ill thought out transport projects. In the council’s budget papers released on
Today, Glasgow students visited young Labour conference in order to tell Aaron Porter what a crap job he’s doing as NUS president. Having been sacrificed to us by his Labour bosses so they could clear the door of the clearly terrifying mob, Aaron was kettled by us. Much screaming of “I don’t expect to be filmed!” and “I don’t want to be hit!” followed (nobody was hitting him, and he in fact broke
Colombia Solidarity Campaign London Branch Meeting 7pm Tuesday 15 February * “BP in Colombia: Browne’s Disgrace” The Apple Tree pub, 45 Mount Pleasant, WC1 (Russell Square, Farringdon, Kings X or Angel tube) Students and lecturers rallying against tuition fee increases recommended by Lord Browne should know what we are dealing with. Browne was for nine years chief executive of oil multinational
Friday, February 11, 2011
Sunday, February 13th, 7.30pm, Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ“POLICING, SURVEILLANCE, AND COMMUNITY SECURITY” Liz Davies and Kat Craig (Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers) have represented students in cases arising from recent demos and occupations. They will be joined by a speaker from No2ID to discuss policing and surveillance issues. And JSG member Julia Bard will look at
Wonderful.After similar events in Latin America, left government swept the board and smashed US control.We have another world, created by creative people not political parties.Wondeful.People power needs to move forward and make sure that rule by an elite ends and democracy is created in Egypt.Remember how British leaders from Blair to Clegg supported the dictator in Egypt.Just been sent this
Government isn’t being genuine over forestry statement, says Green MP Green Party leader will seek to amend forestry bill Responding to today’s statement from DEFRA about the sale of Forestry Commission land (1), Caroline Lucas MP, Green Party leader said:No one should be misled into thinking that today’s statement represents a reprieve for the nation’s forests and woodlands. It refers to the
Marx has passionate sex with Foucault to their mutual satisfaction to produce a strange and wonderful child.
I had a pretty good time at Love on Trial (Mutiny) last night.I had some very mixed and far from pure motives for going:(uno) with slightly falltering health I did want to get out and do something this week which was kind of political and social and going out (but nothing too energetic frankly). So Mutiny ticked this box, a very pleasant bit of socialising and politics.Second (dos), it struck me
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The commons is the incarnation, the production, and the liberation of the multitude. Rousseau said that the first person who wanted a piece of nature as his or her own exclusive possession and transformed it into the transcendent form of private property was the one who invented evil. Good, on the contrary, is what is common (Empire 303). one begins not from the fact or necessity of private
Yesterday Manchester Labour council leader Sir Richard Leese announced wholesale savage cuts whilst he talked of disaster, despair and misery. On the same day as the latest council wielded its axe, BA rolled over Unite, again using the anti union laws brought in by the Tories, left unchanged by 3 terms and 13 years of Labour and unchallenged by the TUC. This time without even going to court!Jerry
I've heard that Daniel Cooper has won the Royal Holloway students union election. He got my vote, so I really hope it's true, though the results don't seem to be have been published by the union anywhere yet. This is amazing - a real left cnadidate has potentially just won the union election at supposedly one of the least political university's in the country, what a result! Quote above is from
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Yes, sometimes political parties mess up big time.The Irish Green Party will lose all their seats in the General Election having gone into coalition with a centre right party who have literally bankrupted Ireland.So they are attacking Sinn Fein in a vain attempt to gain more than 0.5% of the vote, disgusting. The mainstream Republican movement has embraced peace. Peace is a green value, they
Markets have a tendency to invade every area of life. If profit declines in one area of the economy, firms are driven to turn new areas into cash cows. You name it, from sex to shamanism, everything can be turned into a commodity to be bought and sold. As Marx noted in the 1840s quoting Sophocles's play Antigone, markets tend towards universal prostitution. "Money! Nothing worse in our lives, so
Monday, February 7, 2011
When Puppets Fall?[col. writ. 1/29/11] (c) '11Mumia Abu-Jamal It may prove too early to predict the fall of Egypt's 'President-for-Life', Husni Mubarak, but events do not look hopeful for long term success. Mubarak's regime has been the cornerstone of U.S. Middle-East strategy for decades, for, as an Arab state (in North Africa), it boasts the biggest population -- and as Egypt goes, so
Most of you know all about this but I thought it would be good to write something for Green Left Weekly on the sex/spying/climate camp story over here....GLW are based in Australia. In 2009, more than a 100 activists were arrested in a swoop on a community centre in Nottingham in an operation involving hundreds of police. They were alleged to be planning to close down Ratcliffe-on-Soar power
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Puta madre this is strong meat, see what you think!Still not convinced that Buddhism can give Žižek's shofar a run for its money? This should do it. It's the best way a yogi can die. Most ecological too. Before this happens, the Sky Butcher chops your flesh into little piecesOne of the things that modern society has damaged has been thinking. Unfortunately, one of the damaged ideas is that of
It is said that Clare Short held talks with the Green Party about becoming a Green Party MP, after she left the Labour Party, could I comment on this, well what would I know! LOL!Seriously despite some disasters that she was very honest about, she did some great things as MP.She has a great blog and reviews Francis Wheen's Marx bio here.(apologies for the stupid photo, its my blog innit, and if
Well they kept the Labour Party in even after Tony Blair killed 100,000s in Iraq, guess they are desperate but yes last week the Socialist International gave Hosni's Party the heave ho.Dear General Secretary,The National Democratic Party of Egypt became a member of the Socialist International in June 1989, at the XVIII Congress held in Stockholm.This decision was based upon the desire of the
PUBLIC RALLY: DEFEND WIKILEAKSMONDAY 7 FEBRUARY, 7.00PMCONWAY HALL, 25 RED LION SQUARELONDON WC1R 4RLSpeakers: TARIQ ALI , JEMIMA KHAN, TONY BENN, JOE GLENTONJEMIMA KHAN: Until proved otherwise, Julian Assange has done nothing illegal.There is a fundamental injustice here. There are calls for the punishment(execution even) of the man who has reported war crimes, but not for those thatperpetrated
Spent six hours on a train once, because of a shooting incident on the line, with Mark Serwotka, we had a lot of time to talk.Paul Mason came up, Mark definately rated him and so do I. Oh and he is not this Paul Mason and even this Paul Mason.Ok for middle aged journalists and writers like Paul and I, grime is wrongly labelled dubstep.He is though a superb journalist (not un gordo hombre).
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Well I hate Top Gear with a vengence obviously.....however plenty of people who love it now see its scripts as 'lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight... 'Comedy should ofcourse be offensive but if its just idiots recycling cliches and racist ones at that....well not so good.The video is entitled 'Mi mensaje para la gente mexicana' well worth a listen if you can understand Spanish or speak English
Some of the protesters at the New Cross Library read-in have decided to occupy the library and try to stay there until midday tomorrow. You can follow the action with @bitoclass and @wiilassie on Twitter, or #NCoccupation. Or get down there and join them of course!
Mumia Abu-Jamal decades on death row in the dungeons of the USA is the man! Socialist, ecosocialist, focussed revolutionary! I cry many tears thinking about Mumia imprisoned and the MOVE people murdered, but I am far sadder that Mumia is for too many an icon and a symbol.Mumia ain't no icon, he is the poetic realization of the crimes being committed on our planet, Lenin for the 21st century in a
Capitalism doesn't function we need an economic alternative based on commons, ecological sustainability and economic democracy....capitalism will kill us all but we can have prosperity with a different system. This is my mantra and always has been, pleasantly surprised to see Ban Ki-Moon proclaiming it too.Got to get organised and fight, future already mortgaged to morons!If you want some points
New to BBC Children's television its Rastamouse.How cool is this.So what is this ding Rastamouse:Rastamouse is the main character in a mouse gang named "The Easy Crew". He wears a traditional Rasta woolly hat and sports dreadlocks. His supporting cast include the female Scratchy, dressed in a 1950s balloon skirt and ribbon bow on her head and the contemporarily styled male Zoomer. Others include
Friday, February 4, 2011
AV its a clusterfuck and could keep the Tories and neo-liberals in power for ever, please join the campaign against it. This is from Joseph Healy.The suggestion by Andrew Grice in the Independent this morning that David Cameron might be planning to assist the Lib-Dems over electoral reform — just as he did in the Oldham East & Saddleworth by-election — changes the whole nature of the AV
just had this from Trident Ploughshares.Another TP woman got locked up today! There'll be none of us left soon at this rate!Write letters and cards of solidarity to:Sylvia BoyesHMP New HallDial WoodFlocktonWakefieldWest YorkshireWF4 4XXEngland / United Kingdom
Thursday, February 3, 2011
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------As Britain’s coalition government starts to trim billions of pounds of welfare funding, local organisations throughout the country are springing up in opposition. A new body, the Coalition of Resistance (CoR), seeks to unite these groups under a national banner, protesting against the proposed cuts to health services,
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
DEMONSTRATE Saturday 5th Feb 2.30 assemble outside the US embassy, Grosvenor Square, London W1K.March to the Egyptian embassy. Solidarity with the Egyptian people. Freedom for the Middle East. No more US/British/EU intervention.Events in Egypt are at a turning point.The movement has forced Mubarak to announce his departure, but demonstrators are demanding he goes now.Pro-Mubarak thugs - many of
Craig Kelly, the U.S. ambassador to Chile, drew up a secret list of strategies to undermine Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president. His memo - dated June 15, 2007 (click here) - was one of a series drawn up by various U.S. embassies in the Southern Cone region. Kelly summed up his vision as follows: "Know the enemy: We have to better understand how Chavez thinks and what he intends; —Directly
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Members of the socialist group the Alliance for Workers Liberty have blogged claiming that their members led the chants of 'Aaron Porter you are a f******ing Tory too', which were heard as something rather more racist by a Daily Mail journalist:Yesterday’s incidents were begun by a group of students from the Hull and Leeds anti-cuts campaigns accosting Porter. This group included several AWL
Inside the Revolution film screeningFollowed by q and a with Director Pablo Navarrete and Derek WallWhen02/03/2010 7pm-9pmWhereSOASBrunei Gallery Room 104 SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XGRory Carroll and other western media sources are constantly attacking Hugo Chavez.Guess what, if a leader emerges in Egypt who does not think the country should be Washington's 'bitch' Carroll et al will