Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?

Remember ‘OccupyLSX’?

Well now, it seems some of the ‘main people’ (the informal leadership) involved has got themselves a nice little earner in the shape of their own record label, complete with a shop selling a CD with millionaire Billy Bragg wailing about his tax returns, and limited edition Jamie Reid prints for £85 a pop..as well as a ‘pay what you can afford option (” those donating over £5 will be entered into a draw for an Occupation Records bundle!  This pack includes a “V” mask and copy of the “V for Vendetta” graphic novel, both signed by Alan Moore; a limited edition signed Folk the Banks print by Jamie Reid; plus vinyl and CD copies of the album” OOOH, FANTASTIC MARKETING!!!)..they say that ‘all profits benefit Occupy and other movements’…’benefit’ eh?  In their own words –

‘Occupation Records is the record label of and by the 99%. The label was founded by occupiers from Occupy London and is a vehicle for artists and people in the music industry to support Occupy London, occupations in the UK and Ireland, and the global movement.’

As usual, cunty middle class ‘social entrepreneurs’,  hucksters and aspiring, ambitious, musicians seeking to feather their own career nests with some smooth moves on the back of a protest movement…Self-appointed leaders who gained positions of control in the Occupy scene through means such as the finance, legal, and process teams, both at St.Pauls and Finsbury Square, the likes of Ronan McNern, Saskia Kent, Mark Weaver and Naomi Colvin…all great for your CV and future prospects in various medias…

There could, however, be an even more sinister side to it all though…

I do recall that there were complaints of financial irregularities involving £25,000 worth of donations made to the St.Pauls camp, which were denied by Occupy poster-girl and media darling Colvin-and surely there cannot be a  connection between that and the appearance of a record business…

(All of which reminds me of the alleged relationship between Richard Branson and the Security Services in the 60s, and how payments made for information on subversive students paved the way for his business empire, founded on a record label)…

Even if this record label was put together by ‘well meaning people’ it still goes to show there is no escape from the capitalist paradigm, the form and structure of class domination and the bullshit marketing of commodities.

ALL ROUNDED OFF WITH PROMISES THAT THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT WOULD ‘BOUNCE BACK’ IN 2012- MY ARSE! WHAT A LOAD OF FUCKING SHIT.

 

THE RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE!

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