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Ian Bone

Well done to those in Bristol who robustly pursued Johnson round Bristol dockside today with repeated shouts of ‘TORY SCUM’. Congrats – you acted – you gave the tories some fucking stick. Others please copy. He was rattled whispering ‘ leftie tossers’   and ‘crusties’ as he was harried. top work.

Johnson and the two tory cadidates for mayr and police commissioner then fled into an arts cafe:

Boris attempted to carry out a harbourside press conference, flanked by the two candidates – who both looked nervous about the descending situation – but the initial boos, jeers and shouts of “who owns the Bank of England Boris?”, descended into a more grizzly torrent of verbal abuse.

The protestors – some of whom are believed to have been involved in last year’s Occupy Bristol movement – began to use the most offensive kinds of swearing, while snarling angrily close to Boris’ seemingly…

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ARE WE FUCKED, OR ARE THEY?

The following is a comment from Damien Engine on the previous posting ‘DARE TO DREAM’-

‘I went to the Bookfair on Saturday no longer calling myself an anarchist (labels seem irrelevant) but sympathetic and still sort of emotionally tied to my involvement in the anarchist movement in the late 80s. I’m glad it’s all still there. But, the most important thing to realise, for all the left, is how completely fucked we all are. An inconsequential irrelevance to most people’s lives. But I don’t think that realisation is a bad thing, it can teach humility and clear the head to see things as they are. We’re fucked. Perhaps the problem today is with people who take their ideas too seriously because they think we’re on the verge of winning? We’re not. We’re fucked. On a related note: my view is that the Class War Fed back in 1991 was it, were on the verge of a major breakthrough symbolised by that amazing International Conference. How did that come about? Because of the times and because of an organisation. Until those things come about, as i might have said before: we’re fucked.’
While I would agree that we are indeed fucked, from a viewpoint of politically organised and effective opposition to the class war now being waged against our class, I’d contend that it is Capital that is well and truly fucked.  The current crisis of capitalism is insoluble and can only lurch into a deeper and more uncontrollable economic maelstrom of unpredictable, catastrophic proportions:-

  • China is entering a hard landing if not an outright economic collapse.
  • Europe is facing a recession, banking collapse, sovereign crisis, and a potential break-up.
  • The US is in a stagflationary recession.
  • Japan is in a sovereign debt crisis, approaching armed conflict with China
  • Inflationary pressures are increasing worldwide: new record food prices will hit within the next 12 months.
  • The risk of armed conflict is increasing in the Middle East as well as Asia along with food inflation creating civil unrest/ riots.

Right now central banks are pumping billions in liquidity into their financial systems, from Tokyo and Beijing, to New York and Brussels.  The US elections means that the world is holding its breath before a new round of economic uncertainty and the strong possibility of war- Greece may yet exit the euro and pull the entire European banking system with it, failing that, Spain may request a bailout where it and Italy must, bizarrely, contribute 30% of their own wealth in order to save themselves through the EFSF…Eventually, global capitalism will hit either a deflationary depression or hyperinflation, (though stagflation is the preferred option, which is what we have now- rising unemployment coupled with rising prices).

Their may not be an organised opposition, but the explosive, ferocious and spontaneous, power of mass collective proletarian action is never far away- (See Albania in ’97 or Argentina ’01-’02), this is what the rich fear more than anything, and are desparate to stave off. Let’s remember that Social revolutions have never been made through political methods…

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DARE TO DREAM!

I was much amused at the Anarchist Bookfair last Saturday, to see the above poster, designed many years ago by a lifelong friend and companero, being sold as a ‘vintage anarcho poster’ (it was originally free!)- I thought that the ‘vintage’ part now puts my comrade and I in the same league as a finely matured bottle of wine or a treasured vinyl disc, or perhaps,on the way to the knackers yard, depending on how you look at it…

Later on, I thought about the times it was produced in,  back when instead of SolFed, AF, ALARM, ABC and the IWW, there was the ACF, DAM, Class War, ABC and Solidarity…and it struck me that twenty years later the anarchist movement is still as divided against itself as it ever was.  It’s ironic too, that the poster’s slogan is what it is, because a dream, waking or sleeping requires imagination- exactly what is lacking when you have so many groups splitting ideological hairs, simultaneously wanting to build ‘mass movements’, praising ‘unity’ against the common enemy, espousing the anarchist principle of COOPERATION over COMPETITION and criticising the Trots for the very same sectarianism…The same collective egoism and parochialism, as if each group has the ultimate, correct answer where in fact, they have all failed to make any great progress, in their own terms, for years.

Where, I ask myself is the cooperation, the mutual aid, the sharing of resources, the comradely unity or the simple good faith? Where is the human kindness of the future, desired, revolutionary society (and being in public service, I know a little kindness goes a long, long way)? I saw how SolFed were selling a T-shirt with the slogan ‘violent anarchists for communism’ on it- but surely, the Syndicalists cannot possibly want the same thing the Anarchist Federation wants- anarchist communism? I saw how, at the meeting on ‘anarchist economics’ (which for once connected the politics with the reality) two of the speakers display an unseemly disdain for each other’s ideas, even though they shared very similar approaches and a desire to end capitalism. All I saw was rigid thinking, fixed ideological positions and a tenacious, all-or-nothing belief in being ‘right’. No fluidity, no openness to working together or to trying things out- being experimental. There is no real reason why anarchists cannot unite into one big flexible organisation, one worth joining, apart from their own psychological barriers to doing so- and so they are left with the usual criticism of not being able to organise a ‘piss up in a brewery’*, which is both damning and dangerous given the current climate. Honestly, what the fuck is wrong with you people? DARE TO DREAM!

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* I actually wanted to say “not being able to organise a ‘fuck in a brothel’ “, but then I realised that it might offend some people, so I censored myself…

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FOAM AT THE MOUTH WITH HATRED!

What can you say, apart from:-

THE (RATHER PATHETIC) RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE.

 

 

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LIES, DAMNED LIES, AND RECESSION STATISTICS

The recession is over, unemployment is down, GDP is up, inflation is down, the sky is filled with flying  unicorns shitting Skittles and prosperity all over the nation…Not. These statistical lies mean nothing to the 1,400 people  in Southampton and  Dagenham being made redundant by Ford, to the 750 people due to lose their jobs in the Rotherham NHS trust, to the 1,000 council workers in Birmingham set to get the boot.  All of them, their families and their communities are paying the price for the greed of the bankers and the rest of the upper classes… They think we’re all mugs who have forgotten that this is what caused the crash, well we’ve not forgotten, nor will we forgive.


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POWER CORRUPTS.

What are we to make of the Saville revelations and those spilling across the internet like so much stinking slurry?

When we hear that Saville was one of many visitors to the Duncroft School- ‘celebrities and minor Royals’, when we  hear that Prince Charles was a close friend of Saville’s and stayed at his Scottish cottage with him, when we read that the Wrexham child abuse scandal also involved ‘famous’ and ‘important’ people, when we were told that the Police’s Operation Arundel that lead to the prosecution of BBC Radio One’s DJ Jonathan King had revealed multiple other leads which were never pursued, when we learn that Operation Ore, the international police operation to track down paedophiles online, had also netted senior police officers, politicians and members of the establishment, when the investigation into the paedophile ring in Warrington care homes had an ‘international’ dimension, when the mother of Holly Greig alleges that senior people in Scotland have raped and molested her daughter, when the investigation the paedophile Peter Righton contained clear intelligence of a widespread and ‘powerful’ paedophile ring, leading up to the door of Downing Street, when Edwina Currie, former Tory minister admits she and many others knew that Sir Peter Morrison, former Conservative MP and parliamentary aide to Margaret Thatcher, was a ‘noted pederast’, when Prince Andrew publically acknowledged his close personal friendship with convicted billionaire paedo Jeffrey Epstein with whom he ‘partied’, when the investigation into Jersey’s Haut de La Garenne involving systematic child abuse and murder was abruptly halted (which had far-reaching links to North London), when we know that MI5 used the Kincora Boys home in Northern Ireland to blackmail senior paedophiles in the 1970s, when there are persistent rumours that police frequented Fred and Rose West’s house in Cromwell Street for sexual purposes, when we read of Roger Took, Barbican Arts Director who abused his own daughter’s children, who quite possibly was involved in child rape and murder in Cambodia, how when he went to trial he had 23 letters of support as a leading and repspected member of Britain’s art Establishment from the wealthy and ‘respectable’, when we hear that former Prime Minister Edward Heath was warned off soliciting for sex from young men while he was in office, when we read that (now Lord) Grenville Janner QC was due to be tried for child abuse until the main witness in the case died…

IT FUCKING STINKS IN HERE

…when we read that Millionaire French politician, Dominique Strauss Kahn, who was tipped to become head of the IMF enjoyed the ‘clandestine practice in certain powerful circles of French society: secret soirees with lawyers, judges, police officials, journalists and musicians that start with a fine meal and end with naked guests and public sex with multiple partners…. The exclusive orgies called “parties fines” — lavish Champagne affairs costing around $13,000 each — were organized as a roving international circuit from Paris to Washington by businessmen seeking to ingratiate themselves with Mr. Strauss-Kahn…. when he was being investigated for involvement with organised prostitution… and what of the Marc Dutroux affair in Belgium, where police ‘incompetence’ muddied the investigation into the murder of two little girls, with allegations that Dutroux was supplying children from across Europe to wealthy and powerful clients, and the ‘Bunga Bunga’ parties of Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi where he ‘enjoyed the company’ of under-age prostitutes, and the ‘D’-Notice slapped on the Cullen enquiry, which examined the peculiar links between the then Labour MP, George Robertson and the paedophile-turned mass murderer Thomas Hamilton, , or the millionaire William Goad convicted of child abuse in Plymouth with the rest of his paedo ring, or the aborted raid on Eton College looking for evidence of child abuse ?  What are we to make of the terrible allegations across the internet of very famous and well known public and political persons, dead and living, being involved in the most heinous of sexual crimes against children? (Allegedly-Edward Heath, Cyril Smith, Nigel Lawson, Leon Brittan, Lord McAlpine, Lord Mandelson, William Whitelaw, Gordon Brown, Lord Louis Mountbatten…allegedly ) What are we to make of all this? Are these all malicious rumours?

THERE IS NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE?

It seems self-evident that some of the very wealthy, and those with political power of one sort or another, once they tire of accumulating material objects, turn to accumulating sensual experience –erotic gratification, regardless of morality, regardless of the human cost, in fact it would seem that the paedophile activity of wealthy people, both proven and alleged, in particular, fulfils a need to ‘own’ and to dominate people by sexually abuisng them, penetrating their very beings, invading them psychologically and physically, to attempt to capture and destroy the essence of their humanity.

We know that the very rich and famous, like petulant children, enjoy having their every whim met, whether it be pop stars demanding puppies in their dressing rooms, film stars needing to have a particular brand of soda wherever they go, clothing tycoons demanding that their staff be a certain age and wear the right clothes- and this is on top of having super-yachts, car-lifts for their penthouses, multiple homes around the world and collections of 20 cars, their consumption of high-grade cocaine and other drugs etc, etc.  We know that the upper classes put no great store by the fidelity of marriage, despite the constant lecturing of the rest of society about ‘family values’ and ‘rights and responsibilities’, and are renowned for their extra-marital affairs and illegitimate children. It must be very easy to become very jaded in such a short time, when money is no object and when one has tired of all available amusements.  It is without doubt, an easy transition, to go from choosing ‘what’ to own to choosing ‘who’ to own, whether temporarily as a prostitute or a sex-slave, be it an adult or a child ‘pleb’. After all, the very rich buy and sell people’s lives every day, in the form of their labour; they can also destroy people by making them redundant to maintain profits.

THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII?

We are not so very far from the decadence of the ancient Imperial Romans- We live in a world that is also infinitely corrupt, one that desperately tries to deny the fact, and yet fails miserably to do so. See how the Catholic Church has been revealed to be a nest of internationally organised paedophiles, how the banks and other financial institutions are all riddled with corruption and run by crooks in expensive suits who rig the markets, how politicians have been on the fiddle for years through expenses, lobbying, gratuities and kick-backs, how the army is riddled with bullies and war criminals, how journalism has no ethical backbone at all and is prepared to hack the phones of murder victims, how multi-nationals fix prices and con their customers with lies, how sports-people will dope themselves up to win races and corporate sponsors, how the police collude with the bent press, when they are not too busy covering-up their own criminality, from deaths in custody and phone hacking, to Hillsborough and Orgreave, how the clothing and cosmetics industries sexualise children in the name of profit and politicians do nothing about it…

Of course there have been scandals before- Profumo, Jeremy Thorpe, countless Tory MPs fucking their secretaries, other MPs caught with rent-boys- but this is of a different stripe altogether- the rape and molestation of children- which breaks every civilised taboo there is, vulnerable children too, as if stealing an ordinary child’s innocence wasn’t enough, the children involved were already victims of abuse and neglect, and in need of care, not of unsolicited, unwanted sexual advances from revolting old men.

What strikes me about this situation is how utterly debauched and decadent it is- almost as if the wealthy are the living heirs of the Emperor Caligula- seeing it as their right and privilege to indulge every fantasy and every desire- Just as Jimmy Saville talked about how he had the ‘Ultimate Freedom’ which was coupled with his ‘political clout’, I have no doubt that the rich and powerful paedophile network that lurks in the darkest recesses of the black heart of power in the UK, nestled as it is in the general moral hypocrisy of politics, also feels the same way…

‘Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all … ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.’

Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French author. Juliette, in L’Histoire de Juliette, ou les Prospérités du Vice, pt. 2 (1797).

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* I do not believe in an age of consent, but that children and young people should be free to explore their sexuality as they see fit, I have no problem with any sexual activity so long as it is based on informed consent, or an informed consent that is age-appropriate,  I’m aware that paedophilia is a society-wide problem, and not just confined to the elite networks of rich perverts,and believe that no adult has the right to impose their mature sexuality on children or young teens. One day, society will develop a psychologically healthy attitude to social and family relations and to sexuality-Or at least I hope it will…

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LONDON ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR 27/10/12

 

 

The venue is Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS.

If you are coming by public transport the following buses stop near the college on Mile End Road: 25; 205; 339.

If you are coming by tube the two nearest stations are Mile End (central line / Hammersmith & City line or District line) or Stepney Green (Hammersmith & City line or District line). From Mile End tube come out of station and turn left. Walk along Mile End Road until you get to Harford Street and entrance to venue is opposite Harford Road. From Stepney Green tube come out of station and turn left. Walk along Mile End Road and venue entrance is on your left opposite Harford Road.

Tube closures!
A number of lines that run to the bookfair are closed on Saturday 27th.
For details of closures, check out http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravelnews/realtime/track.aspx?offset=weekend.

 

First person to correctly identify me buys me a pint- like ‘Where’s Wally?’ but with lager, unless you’re Branch, Box or NPOIU in which case you can fuck off.  Ha ha.

THE RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE.

 

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I’M SPARTACUS!

Lord Bichard, rich ex-civil servant and quango-twat, told the BBC the other day that retired people should be made to do ‘community work’ or face losing some of their pension- this work would involve such things as ‘looking after the elderly’-tantamount to being to look after yourself or your partner ( which is what alot of people do already, often in poverty).

We are also being told that in future there will be no state pension worth having and that essentially we’ll all have to work ’til we die, all because those filthy, greedy banksters broke their roulette wheel. Naturally, this sounds not unlike ancient and modern slavery, where every last drop of labour-value was sucked out of people until they became economically worthless, an attitude that is shared by the bosses when it comes to the ageing populations across Europe (the nazis defined such people as being ‘useless eaters’– a term not unlike ‘bed-blockers’ as used in relation to the elderly in healthcare).

It’s as if we are supposed to either apologise for living longer or accept being punished for it. This fits neatly with the Tory government’s recommendations in ‘rehabilitating’ prisoners, to field them out as cheap labour for the corporations to force them to be ‘responsible and productive citizens’ (the very same language used in the education system to churn-out more wage slaves)…Meanwhile, Lord Bichard has an index-linked pension is in excess of £120,000 per annum. What a total and utter BASTARD!

(And it was nice to see that somebody had hacked his Wikipedia page to protest the fact)

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AMERICA IS Soooo 20TH CENTURY…

 

Let’s give a big welcome to our new Capitalist Overlords! Out with the old, and in with the new! What is the Mandarin for ‘Work, Consume, Die’?

 

 

THE RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE!

(  有錢人是我們的不幸!)

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MORE WARPED LOGIC FROM THE RULING CLASSES

Trenton Oldfield, the anti-elitism activist, whilst recieving a draconian six month sentence for essentially going for a swim and slowing down some posh pricks silly rowing game,( disrupting the Oxbridge Boat race last summer) was lectured by the judge, that  ‘No good comes from prejudice– as if the wealthy elite are some sort of persecuted minority, (never mind the mass-mugging of the poor to bail out the bankers through austerity)!!  Not only was this sentence an entirely political judgement designed to act as a deterrent to anyone else thinking of challenging the status quo through direct action, but it was also an important indicator of the  mentality of the establishment- the way they happily twist logic for their own ends- in much the same way as the demented fascist Nick Griffin did recently, when he declared that people had a ‘right to discriminate’- in this case to raise a homophobic mob to protest outside a gay couple’s home after they had won a discrimination case against some equally demented Cretinous Christian bigots.  It also reveals just how paranoid and fearful they must be feeling- that indeed they are an endangered species in need of legal protection – not unlike the badgers of Somerset who are due to be pointlessly culled by the Tory government for supposedly spreading TB to cattle, except of-course, culling this particular breed of predatorial human parasites would be necessary and useful- and they know it.

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‘FISH ROT FROM THE HEAD DOWN’

Politically directed police harassment of the population- though no mention of the notorious, murderous, racism that festers in the NYPD…Crime is big business in the US, and business correlates with crime-

Not to forget the ever-expanding private prison system there which uses prisoners as profitable assets and as cheap labour in manufacturing too- As recommended by the Tory government here, where stop and search is just as rife and just as unjustified… Last week the trial of PC Alex MacFarlane, a Metropolitan police officer based at Forest Gate in east London, who was accused of racially abusing 21-year-old Mauro Demetrio in the back of a police van during the riots in August last year, ended without a verdict. MacFarlane was recorded by Demetrio 0n his phone saying “The problem with you is that you will always be a nigger,”- The cop justified this self-evident racism by saying in court that he siad it in order to boost the young man’s self-esteem…”I had formed an impression in my mind that he had low self-esteem,” and that “I wanted him to reconsider his lifestyle, to not view his skin colour as the reason behind the problems he had, not to blame the police, not to blame other people.”. How considerate of him– Form your own opinion.

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