Something big, very big, is going down today. MSM keeping their mouths shut.
THE RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE.
THATCHER’S TORY HEIRS AND THEIR LICKSPITTLE LIBDEM LACKIES AIM TO ABOLISH THE GENERAL DUTY TO PROTECT WORKERS FROM DISCRIMINATION, HARRASSMENT AND VICTIMISATION-
‘Campaigners are urging the public to help stop the government from repealing Section 3 of the Equality Act, 2006 using campaigns on twitter and encouraging them to write to their MP. This hard-won equality law is due to be abolished on Tuesday 16 April when MPs will be asked to vote about whether or not to repeal it. Removing section 3 would remove the general duty on the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
In summary, the general equality duty works to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, to promote equality of opportunity and to foster good relations between people. It is powerful because it puts fundamental human aspirations at the centre, recognising a basic desire in all of us to be treated with dignity, equality and respect. ‘
THE RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE.
While the Police have said that although their role is not to ‘uphold respect’ for Thatcher at her funeral, they have said that they will ‘Fucking Nick’ anyone causing ‘distress, harassment or alarm’ under Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 (Thatcher’s own nasty Act) – an incredibly broad law, totally open to subjective interpretation and one widely regarded as a menace to free speech and the right to protest. It has been repeatedly abused by ‘over-zealous’ (read, cunty) coppers and prosecutors, to variously arrest gay rights campaigners, Christian street preachers, critics of Scientology and even students making jokes.
So even the act of simply turning your back on the hearse / gun-carriage could be deemed as ‘distressing’…Although I’m sure that won’t deter people from doing so. This is all very reminiscent of the death of another authoritarian pig in 2011, and perhaps tells us something about the supposed democracy that we all live in:-
‘Since Kim Jong Il’s death was announced on Monday, many people have marvelled at the mourning scenes featured on North Korean state television, made viral on the Internet: North Koreans prostrate, weeping, hitting the ground. Many have asked whether the anguish is genuine. How could citizens mourn the passing of a totalitarian, such a gross abuser of human rights?
The answer may be found in the human rights abuses themselves.
It is a lamentable characteristic of totalitarian regimes that they often demand acts of deceit from those they oppress. Often it is a matter of simple survival. Those who hate the regime are obliged to demonstrate patriotism. To fail is to risk persecution.‘
This is probably how our current lords and masters would prefer us to behave on Wednesday:-
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What a magnificent night of joy and solidarity! Despite the pissing rain and police intimidation, I don’t think so many people (I’d say 3-4000) have had such fun in Trafalgar Square for years…When I arrived at 6pm there were about a thousand standing about in something of a tense and apprehensive way- until some wag (who might have been me- modest, I know)) shouted ‘Is everybody happy!?’ and ‘DING DONG!’- then the spell was broken as the assembled throng broke out into the repeated and raucous chant of ‘Maggie, Maggie, Maggie, dead, dead, DEAD!’ . The vibe went from great, to terrific, as the tunes of the samba band and the sound system belted out, and especially when the banner for the North East NUM turned up- people shared drinks, memories and their common anger for the wasted 80s and the shit we’re in now. We created an Autonomous Zone, and while we didn’t manage quite as much mischief as we’d have perhaps liked, I think everybody there can be proud that they made the fucking heroic effort to have a massive piss-up at the expense of Thatcher’s memory. The unctuous SWP showed up with their bourgeois pergola and miserable paper sellers who were roundly ignored (and who buggered off when the sun went down and it got a little fruity with the Old Bill).
Apparently a few fascists made their presence felt, one of ours got bottled by one of the cunts, but word has it the scum were tracked down to a pub on Whitehall by some Durham miners and Antifa comrades and ‘politely‘ seen off.
Plainclothes cops also mingled in with the crowd making crass attempts to gather information from pissed people, but a woman I spoke to rumbled one arsehole who scuttled off without a word…
A rather inebriated Irish guy took exception to the union flag umbrella being used by a bloke doing a live feed to the net, it was unceremoniously ripped from him and completely destroyed.
A lovely welsh woman told me and my comrade the miners are planning to turn up to Maggot Catcher’s funeral and protest by lining the route and turning their backs on her coffin…
Retiring to the Chandos pub for a pint or five, the place was heaving with pissed and happy Thatcher-haters of all hues, united in the joy of her demise, we chanted and danced to ‘I’d rather be a picket than a scab’. The warmth and solidarity flowing through both young and old was palpable, and living proof that there is, and will always be, such a thing as ‘society’ despite Thatcher’s demented, sociopathic, claim otherwise…
Long live the anti-capitalist Conga-line!
Dave Douglass’ speech (NUM)
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Courtesy of Ian Bone’s blog, a diamond of a comment for anyone that missed it-
5ml of lurv
It has been a while since I read it, but it was one of those things that just kind of stuck with me, probably because I laughed a little too hard at it upon my first reading.
This is what Chuck Pahalinuk, author of fight club said,
“Years later, in London, a young man pulled me aside before a book event. He was a waiter at a five-star restaurant–one of only two five-star restaurants in the city–and he loved how I depicted waiters spoiling food. Long before they’d read my book, he and other servers had messed with the food they served celebrities.
When I asked him to name one celebrity, he shook his head. No, he couldn’t risk telling.
When I refused to sign his book, he waved me closer and whispered:
‘Margaret Thatcher has eaten my cum.’
He held up one hand, his fingers spread, and said:
‘At least five times. . .’”
‘TASTELESS’, I HEAR YOU SAY? WELL… THAT’S HARD TO KNOW NOW SHE’S DEAD! (BOOM BOOM!!)
THE RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE.
‘THE DIABOLICAL FIENDS AIM TO SMUGGLE HER HOLY REMNANTS FROM THE CHAPEL OF ST.MARY UNDERCROFT TUESDAY NIGHT, THEN FEED IT TO THEIR SKINNY DOGS, AFTER DESECRATING IT IN UNIMAGINABLY HORRIBLE WAYS, DENYING THE NATION ITS MOMENT OF SYCOPHANTIC MYTHOLOGISING AND PATRIOTIC MASTURBATION’.
…Or so the Daily Mail might have the public believe…
THE MILLIONAIRE POLITICIANS ARE OUR MISFORTUNE.
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The reactionary old bag has kicked the bucket at last, and I for one, among hundreds of thousands of people will be celebrating the demise of one the greatest class enemies in history, whose hatred for the working class was unsurpassed…Why did, and do, we hate The Grantham Witch? A quick refresher:-
For supporting apartheid racism, for destroying the Mining communities, for sinking the Belgrano and murdering 323 Argentine sailors, for selling off OUR council housing, for destroying worker’s rights, for militarising the cops and backing their every crime, for ‘shoot to kill’, for Gibraltar, for the Birmingham 6 and the Guildford 4, for Wapping, for the ‘sus’ laws, for Cherry Groce and Cynthia Jarrett and all the many, many deaths in custody, for Trident, for The Poll Tax, for Orgreave, for Hillsborough, for Liverpool, for the Peace Convoy in the Beanfield, for the beginnings of the destruction of OUR NHS, for her arms-dealing, warmongering, for deregulating the City and landing us in the present shite, for snatching kid’s milk, for ‘care in the community’ for ‘there is no such thing as society’, for her racism at home -stealing the vote from the NF, for enabling and protecting her paedo chums, Jimmy Savile, Sir Peter Morrison and her ‘British Lion’, for giving Murdoch the power he has, for her cuts and privatisations, for the H-Block Hunger Strikers, for the missiles at Greenham Common, for the bombing of Libya, for the first Gulf War, for Peterhead, for Strangeways, for her support of slum landlords, property speculators and exploitation in the workplace, for producing Tony Blair, for turning us all into prostitutes, for having a politics based on nothing more than ‘I’m alright Jack- fuck everybody else’ (disguised as a cod-philosophical ‘Freedom’) , for turning this country into a de-unionised, de-industrialised, commercialised, Americanised, privatised, wasteland filled with greed, materialist banality and envy, rampant self-interest and greed, magnified by a vacuuous celebrity culture peddled through shallow, prurient tabloid gossip- a shithole that depends on the tax-evading, casino-money laundering economics of the City of London, and a vast service sector that produces nothing of any consequence, where working class communities are reduced to living off meagre benefits and wages because the ‘job-creators and ‘wealth-producers’ , so beloved of Thatcher, can’t see any return or benefit to investing in them…
MAGGOT CATCHER– ROT IN PIECES !
For national and international parties:-
England – – –
London – Trafalgar Square
Bristol -City Centre, opposite the Hippodrome Theatre.
Brighton – Clock Tower
Bradford – Centenery Square
Burry St Edmunds – Chequer Square
Birmingham – Victoria Square
Carlisle – Club Victoria
Coventry – Fountain on the Precinct.
Cambridge – Mid-Summer Common
Doncaster – Town Centre (from Hatfield Colliery)
Falmouth – The Moor
Hastings (East Sussex), The Town Centre.
Hull – Queens Gardens
Liverpool – St Georges Plateau
Leeds City Square.
Leicester – Clock Tower
Luton – St Georges Square
Manchester – Albert Square
Oxford – Bonn Square
Norwich – Forum
Nottingham – Market Square (something about Sneinton?)
Newcastle – Monument
Plymouth – Armada Way The Sun Dial
Portsmouth – Pompey – Guildhall Square
Rotherham – All Saints Green (or Orgeave)?
Sheffield – Devonshire Green
Sunderland – Stadium of Light (atop Munkwearmouth Pit!)
York – The Naivesmire
Worcester – Elgar Statue
Warrington – Market Gate.
Scotland – – –
Edinburgh – The Mound
Glasgow – George Square
Dundee – The counting house
Wales – – –
Wales – Cardif – City Hall
Wales – Aberystwyth – ????
Wales – Swansea – Castle Square
Northern Ireland – – –
Republic of Ireland – – –
Dublin City Centre – Temple Bar
Thailand – Nong Khai
Italy – Venice – St Marco
Spain – Barcelona – Plaza Real – midnight!
New Zealand – Aotea Square
Norway – Oslo – National Theatre Station (outside)
Sweden – Stockholm – Sergels Torg 6 pm saturday after.
USA – – –
Denver – Colorado – 16th Street Mall
12 countries and counting… Lets make it a Global Party!
THE RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE -ONE DOWN, MANY MORE TO GO!
Oh yes, this is the latest idiotic crime-fighting initiative from the soon to be National Police Force- grass up your neighbour for having had a bit of good luck, or a distant relative die leaving them a few quid… Somehow I doubt they’d appreciate calls about Barclay’s Jamie Dimon , Fatty Hester at RBS, Iain Duncan Shits, or even Queen Madge (with a £5m swag increase this month- Her bonus for keeping schtum over her paedo mate Jimmy Savile methinks). Stealing billions from the public isn’t a crime so long as it props up what were private banks, and what passes for civilisation, a class society built on profit, theft, deception and lies… If their collars are white- well, that’s quite alright!
Needless to say-
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[Stagflation = no growth, high unemployment, rising prices. ]
I love the way economists and newspaper pundits ‘predict’ what is already happening, producing a time-lagged reality for the general population, who for the most part don’t have a fucking clue about economics, because the rich don’t want us to. Meanwhile wages and benefits are being cut, prices are rising, even if the official statistics deny the fact, and now, post-Cyprus, and not content with robbing people’s pensions, it turns out no depositors money is safe in the bank. A perfect recipe for social unrest, you might think, but as long as the Central Banks around the world keep on digitally printing more money and keeping interest rates at zero or just above, they can maintain the illusion that all is well and that the global economy is all fine and dandy, except that this strategy cannot last forever, the banks, as we’ve seen with Cyprus are all but insolvent, bankrupt, and there is a limit to how much paper-shuffling and thieving from ordinary people’s accounts they can manage, without the game being up. See this from the US-
‘So the Main Street economy is failing while Washington is piling a soaring debt burden on our descendants, unable to rein in either the warfare state or the welfare state or raise the taxes needed to pay the nation’s bills. By default, the Fed has resorted to a radical, uncharted spree of money printing. But the flood of liquidity, instead of spurring banks to lend and corporations to spend, has stayed trapped in the canyons of Wall Street, where it is inflating yet another unsustainable bubble…. When the latest bubble pops, there will be nothing to stop the collapse. If this sounds like advice to get out of the markets and hide out in cash, it is.’
The financial system is now trembling on the brink of a economic apocalypse daily, courtesy of the central banks propping up a $1 quadrillion house of derivatives cards. Coutts, the elite investment bank ( ‘By Appointment to HM the Queen’) is warning its clients against exposure to a potential collapse in the bond markets as a new global debt bubble strains against reality. The Japanese government is on the verge of pumping trillions of Yen into their economy to stave off a deflationary nose-dive.
There will come a point where it will be obvious to all but the most politically and economically unknowledgeable that the game of capitalism is up…
Should the bubble not actually burst, then we are set for a long, long period of stagflation with grinding poverty, unemployment, draconian welfare cuts and rules (see how some councils will force their tenants to work for nothing in order to keep their homes) and no hope for any kind of future prosperity or material happiness, and at some point, things will start to unravel in a very big way:- As Major General Sir Frank Kitson, the military-political theorist, wrote during the economic crisis in the 70s-
‘If a significant and serious grievance arose such as might result from a significant drop in the standard of living, all those who now dissipate their protest over a wide variety of causes might concentrate their efforts and produce a situation which was beyond the control of the power of the Police to handle. Should this happen, the Army would be required to restore peace rapidly. Fumbling at this juncture might have grave consequences, even to the extent of undermining confidence in the whole system of government.’
(Low-Intensity Operations, 1971)
Should the UK government begin to really lose the confidence of the majority of the people, we are likely to see the emergence of forces that will act to protect their own class interests, either working with the state, or outside it, or a grey zone in-between. This was seen during the crises in the 20s and 30s in the UK and across europe, with the rise of ‘defence forces’, private armies and a range of fascist groups willing to use force against those of the majority who would rightfully protest their rights in the face of gross injustices perpetuated against them. They aim to divert social discontent into racism and nearly always claim to be for ‘peace and order’, but are more than happy to employ force against strikers and protesters (see Golden Dawn in Greece and Casa Pound in Italy). These forces have already made an appearance in the UK during the 2011 riots, and would doubtless make for happy allies with other reactionary groups such as the EDL that also came onto the streets during that summer of rage, with the aim of ‘restoring order’ to a situation initially made chaotic by the banks and police rather than ordinary, skint, working class people…
The recent benefit cuts , the Bedroom tax and the obscenely generous tax breaks given to the boss class, by the boss class, is only the beginning of an offensive against our class, the crisis is far from over, its merely in suspension, and when the next wave hits the middle classes will be targeted for asset stripping by the rich (meanwhile witness the miserable, pathetic, sop of cutting 1p off the price of a pint). The political and financial elites in the EU and IMF have openly talked about using the Cyprus model as a template for future bank bailouts. This raises the prospect of raids on bank accounts, pension funds, and any investments governments can get their hands on. No one’s money is safe in any bank in Europe. Bank runs are now a certainty in future crises, as the middle classes realize that they do not really own the money in their accounts.
They will see their wealth and status under direct attack, perhaps some of them will be won over to a working class perspective, but the bulk of them will feel disenfranchised and angry, these are the sort of people who will turn to more extreme political solutions to maintain their social position and would in the event be supported in their efforts by elements of the upper classes- Fascism is merely the middle class armed, funded by the rich ( armed, politically, not necessarily with weapons of violence, but also symbolically, as the Broom Army was armed with a simple domestic tool- one that represents the sweeping out of ‘filth’).
With growing impoverishment, and a complete lack of representation for those pushed into misery, it seems the capitalist class has set itself on a collision course with both the working and middle classes, there will be no concessions to former, while the latter will be encouraged to vent their anger on the class beneath them for being ‘undeserving and ungrateful’ and will reach a compromise with authority to scrape together what remains of their former status.
Make no mistake, there will be more eruptions of class anger in the coming years, and the middle class will, like the slimey scum they are and as they always do, ensure their own safety and survival, even if it means swinging to the right and abandoning their previously held liberal, ‘tolerant’, and ‘cultured’ convictions.
THE RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE.
“Man has the right to deal with his oppressors by devouring their palpitating hearts.”