Doing Donny?..

June 1, 2011

We’re getting really jealous of all the new ALARM groups forming down in London. So we wondered if anyone fancied doing something similar in Doncaster?..

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We all know that the BNP are crackers in every sense of the word, but Rachel Firth, the BNP’s Kirklees organiser, takes the biscuit 😀

Last week she posed for photos holding a replica handgun during the BNP’s St George’s Day ‘celebrations’ at Hooton Lodge Country Pub & Campsite in Rotherham (the owners of the site have said made it clear they were unaware that the BNP were using their facilities). Never mind the fact that she looks like a bit of a knob – or that there are probable grounds for criminal charges under The Violent Crime Reduction Act – what really pisses us off is that these are grown men and women waving authentic looking firearms on a public site filled with children!  You’d have thought that these (supposedly) paedophile hating people would have more sense…

When the Huddersfield Examiner reported the incident a grammatically challenged individual named ‘Rachy’ (now who could that be?) commented…

“This was a BB gun! it is about time people lightened up, or maybe put their energy into persicuting the 25 convicted Labour peadophilles!”

Take note, these weren’t just ordinary, everyday fictitious paedophiles (the BNP often like to make up some paedophiles when they’re trying to counter an indefensible argument – even though the BNP have the highest rate of spouse and child abusers of any political party), they were fictitious Labour paedophiles!

And before we get accused of defending paedophiles it’s worth pointing out that we’re actively opposed to all abuses of power and non-consensual violence, which, of course, includes paedophilia and fascism 😉 

The World Health Organisation has revealed that Glasgow’s wealthiest live on average 28 years longer than its most deprived inhabitants. The British government’s belief that a compassionate ‘Big Society’ will make up for savage cuts in public budgets is not likely to narrow that gap

Julien Brygo: writing in Le Monde diplomatique

And the British media have the cheek to portray anarchists as violent!


Topple the Toffs!

March 23, 2011

As we have the dubious honour of having posh twat Ed Miliband as our MP we’ve teamed up with the AMP to work on a new ‘TOPPLE THE TOFFS‘ campaign.

The working class are now under constant attack and the poorest sections of society are paying for the mistakes of the rich. And yet we’re expected to believe that a bunch of over-privileged Oxbridge elites are going to deliver a fairer, just society.

Everything that is currently in jeopardy, the NHS, education, libraries, etc – i.e. the welfare state – was created as a concession to a powerful and militant working class who were well organised and prepared to fight for their beliefs. Unfortunately those days are long gone. Three decades of neo-liberal policies from Tory and Labour alike have dis-empowered the working class and nowadays most political parties don’t even bother to pretend that they’re on our side (the BNP allege that they’re pro-working class to try and get votes, but they’re led by a money grabbing toff and their policies are as anti working class as you can get) – apparently, as Lord Prescott once said ‘we’re all middle class now’; try telling that to the pensioner who can’t afford to put the heating on.

We can afford £500 billion to bail out the banks and we can spend billions more on oil-wars, but we can’t afford to take care of the most vulnerable people in our society? Posh Dave reckons we need to take care of each other voluntarily in a nice ‘big society’, but if that’s the case why to we need government? What use is the state? The answer is same as it has always been, NO USE AT ALL!

The simple truth is that ‘representative democracy’ is sooo last millennium. We no longer want or need a layer of corrupt politicians to look after our interests. We have the ability and the technology to take control of our own lives. We just need to find the kind of strength, solidarity and willingness that our grandparents had and fight for what we believe…

And the first thing we need to do is TOPPLE THE TOFFS! 😉

Click here to download the TOFF ALERT poster.

Click here to download the MILIBAND ALERT poster.

A message from Resist26

STAY 4 ONE DAY IS NOT CANCELLED

Facebook have kindly cancelled the facebook events (Stay 4 One Day, Seed Drop etc) not to mention accounts that were linked to the events. Apparently we aren’t allowed our own facebook revolution (too many paid advertisers in the west) 😀

Please help us get the word out by posting on your blogs, tweeting and changing your facebook status to the following in solidarity!

“PLS SPREAD! Hyde Park Occupation is still on, cops closed FB event and accounts. More information http://www.resist26.org

Apparently private security guards in London have been given ‘limited policing powers’ as part of a Government scheme to ‘relieve the petty crime burden on forces’. The ‘Community Safety Accreditation Scheme’ (catchy!) is a Home Office initiative which enables police chiefs (cuz we all know how trustworthy they are) to designate targeted police powers to private firms (private and power, a recipe for disaster if ever there was one!).

Under the scheme the security guards are given the power to: Request a name and address for a string of offences including criminal damage, begging and anti-social behaviour; to confiscate alcohol being consumed within a designated public place or by a person under the age of 18 years; confiscate cigarettes from under 16s; and stop cyclists riding on footpaths!

Now your average plod is a fascistic little twat by nature, but they look positively human compared to your average security guard. The job seems to attract every LITTLE HITLER and S.A.S. WANNABE on the planet!

Seriously, when they’re off duty most of them spend their time sitting around in Ex-Army combat fatigues watching re-runs of ‘The A Team’; do we really want to give them the power to HARASS our kids?

And take a look at ‘the firms’ involved… The first bunch of empowered security guards (aka privatised police force) are 15 employees of Ultimate Security Services; a company who have based their logo on, who else?…, the SAS…

Spot the difference?

Who Dares Wins! Eh, Rodders?

Here’s the latest on the new 0742 Club in Sheffield which we previously mentioned in this post

The 0742 Club is now open: the semi residential community art/social centre squat adjacent to Debenhams on the Moor is asking for artists, photographers, collectives and political groups to get in contact and to come down and help make the squat as vibrant and active as Possible.

The 0742 Club (a squat adjacent to Debenhams on the Moor) initially squatted by students under the name “The Free Abbey National” and began life as a convergence centre for political protestors in response to the Liberal Democrat Conference is now open as a social centre and community art project.

The Collective invites a broad variety of artists, collectives, and political groups to come and make use of the space (which is huge) as well as opening it’s doors to those wanting to show independant films (A projector is avaliable), hold poetry sessions, or generally hang out. Spaces can be booked or aquired by inpromtue informal discussion with the residents as and when they are needed, and doors will open on monday to the wider public for the display of an art exhibition, a poetry session (to which any poets are invited to take part in), and the provission of hot beverages.

The Collective also puts out a request for Residential Artists and persons who can help to maintain the security of the space (this does not have to mean every night and day, but it would also be useful to have volunteers willing to stay a night or two).

The 0742 can be contact via its SQAUTLINE on 07806414837 or via the contact number that has already been given out in other articles written in reference to the Centre.

NICE ONE!

 

The trouble with the cuts is that the worst hit, those of us who are among the lowest income bracket who have seen no real-term wage increase for nearly a decade and/or those with young families, etc, find it increasingly hard to get to the big, London-based demos. The situation can be very frustrating, but as Ian Bone says in this blog post there are many blocs involved in the March 26th UPRISING Ok, ‘March’, but there’s nowt wrong with a bit of optimism now and then 😉 – including the Armchair Army!

Modern technology means that even if you can’t afford – or find it hard… – to travel to London, are stuck at work, or are just not a fan of big protests, then you can still take an active role in opposing the cuts on the 26th.

Take a tip from UK Uncut and make sure the Banks (who caused the problem in the first place) and Tax Dodgers (who are still making record profits in this time of ‘austerity’) get the message on this important day of action.

Until very recently we weren’t big fans of Twitter (and we still hate the cyber-fascism which is encouraged by Facebook), but – as we said here social networking is rapidly becoming one of the most important weapons in the fight for social justice. A Twitter account not only allows you to keep up with unfolding news without the usual media bias, it means anyone can help disseminate that news to the right people, while also allowing them to send a direct message to the corporations who are causing such damage and distress.

So go on, grab some beers and snacks, switch on Sky News or Beeb 24, turn the volume down, fire up Twitter and join the most important protest of the year so far!

*If you’re new to Twitter just remember to mark tweets for the 26th with #Mar26, #March26th and/or #UKUncut hashtags.

But why leave your local banks and tax-dodgers out? Keep an eye on local UK Uncut actions here, and if there’s no active group in your area then you can always go solo – the internet is full of anti-cuts posters to download and share 😉

**Our Twitter address is @barnsbrigade if you fancy following, but we’re a bit rubbish at tweeting.

The 0742 Club is a new social centre in a squatted bank on The Moor, Sheffield. They’re planning art events, music nights, film screenings, info stalls, talks, workshops and much more. This will also provide a much needed space for the anti-cuts movement in Sheffield.

They’re in urgent need of residents! So if you’re in Sheff pop on down to the Moor and offer your support.

0742 is the old area code for Sheffield. It was also the name our dearly departed mate Mozaz used on his Urban Exploration posts. We can think of no more fitting MO-morial; Mark would have loved it – though he’d probably have banned the middle class from the place 😉

The beautifully named ‘Jasmine Spring’ popular uprisings in the Middle East have inspired people all over the world. One by one people are finding the courage to take a stand against their own corrupt governments. The good news for the all too passive UK is that the wave now seems to be moving northward over Europe. Understandably our media is not so enthusiastic when it comes to reporting uprisings in an EU country, but that’s exactly what’s happening in EU and NATO member state, Croatia.

As France 24 reports:

Every other evening for the past ten days, the streets of Croatia’s capital city Zagreb have been filled with a miscellaneous hodgepodge of several thousand citizens united around a single goal: getting rid of their corrupt government.

See the full France 24 report here.