“THE RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE.” is how Incubus signs off each of his informative and thought provoking posts. We think it’s a slogan which should be spread wide and far… so we’re gonna do just that
Life has been getting kinda hectic, as it sometimes does, and we haven’t been as active as we’d like. Hopefully normal service will be resumed in the near future, but in the meantime here’s a message for all those bankers, politicians, police chiefs and assorted rich scum out there (if you happen to be at work, fuck your boss and crank-up the volume)…
‘Oggy, Oggy, Osborne… Out! Out! Out!’ – Join the Pie March from Pudding Lane #pastytax #pastygate #ukuncut18 Apr
THE GREAT PASTY MARCH – APRIL 26TH PUDDING LANE
The march of bakers from round the country and supported by THe Sun will start at PUDDING LANE and head to Downing street . London Class war will be on the march – and we urge you all to join us. We will have different aims than the organisers but we expect our anti-toff message to go down well like a fine pastie with our comrades from the Bakers union. We’ll be having none of the class collaborationist stuff from the bossesof Greggs and other workfare slave owners. But we’ll make sure these wankers dont dominate the class war message of the march.TOFFS OUT.I doubt there’ll be any other anarchists or lefties on the march – far too snooty for such banalities – so BRING THE CLASSS WAR FROM PUDDING LANE TO DOWNING STREET APRIL 26TH . Times when I get them. A maximum turnout i needed comrades………..
Cigfran sent us another version of this classic Class War poster to work on (see previous designs here). If anyone else has any ideas for posters then just let us know (either email us at anarchistmediaproject[at]gmail[dot]com or leave a comment below), as long as we agree with the sentiment – or just find it funny – we’ll try our best to accommodate
Love In, Peace Out,
Maria, Nadezhda and Ekaterina face up to seven years imprisonment for their alleged involvement in “hooliganism” (hooliganism being playing loud music apparently) at the ‘Christ the Savior Cathedral’ in Moscow, as Amnesty International reports:
Several members of the punk group ‘Pussy Riot’, with their faces covered in balaclavas, sang a protest song titled “Virgin Mary, redeem us of Putin” in the cathedral. The Russian authorities subsequently arrested Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova on 4 March and Ekaterina Samusevich on 15 March claiming they were the masked singers. Although the three women admit to being members of the larger ‘Pussy Riot’ group, they deny any involvement in the particular protest in the cathedral.
The next day of action is scheduled to coincide with the first day of their trial and the Free Pussy Riot website has some suggestions for ways in which you might like to show solidarity with Pussy Riot…
April 19th, the day of the trial is the action day to show your real support and solidarity with the Pussy Riot and their three alleged members unfairly jailed in Moscow!
Take Action and Make Noise:
- protest in front of Russian Embassy in your country
- phone Russian Government
- call press
- wear your balaclavas
- organize a gig
- post on FB / Youtube / Twitter
- send solidarity letters
Join Our Protest and Demand Immediate Release of Maria, Nadezhda and Ekaterina!
More details can be found at the Free Pussy Riot website.
Inspired by the irrepressible Mr Bone:
SIR MATHEW PINSENT of the OLD ETONIAN ROWING CLUB has stated that Trenton Oldfield was lucky that Sir Stephen Redgrave did not get hold of him. ‘When someone tried to protest at Henley a few years ago Stephen punched a whole in the side of their canoe with his bare fist’. OOOooooer…missus……………so comrades the challenge is laid down……….fiticuffs under Queensbery rules on the tideway at Henley….where’s Jeff Monson when we need him? Such advocation of criminal damage by a KNIGHT OF THE REALM is deplorable.We must not rise to the bait…………….FORWARD TO HENLEY JUNE 30TH 2012………….
Many of you have asked the meaning of ‘punching a hole in your canoe’ . I am therefore indebted to m’learned friend Dr. Dora Kaplan of the Dept. of Semantics at the university of GOOLE for this explanation:
‘Punching a hole in the canoe’ is upper class slang for anal sex with a fag or other minor. Cognate terms include ‘oriental embroidery’ and ‘making the eight.’ Oxbridge pederasts will never directly allude to the act of sexual abuse, and avoid legal problems by using esoteric euphemism in place of direct reference. For example:
“Last year at Henley got frightfully annoyed at some beastly roughs. When he got home he requisitioned a young Tarquin and punched a hole in the canoe, and right in the middle of the drawing room, too. His lady discovered him in flagrante delicto, and was incandescent. She still hadn’t forgiven him for making the eight with her youngest nephew last Chrsitmas. Dreadful business.”
Hope this clears it up.
Poster coming soon
Yesterday we showed our support for a Global General Strike on May 1st, and we thought we’d better make a more photocopy friendly poster. We’ve also been thinking a lot about William Benbow’s 19th Century call for a Grand national Holiday and how sadly relevant the opening lines to his famous treatise still are:
LIFE, when good for any thing, consists of ease, gaiety, pleasure, and consequently of happiness. All men enjoy life but do not enjoy it equally. The enjoyment of some is so very limited, that it does not deserve the name of enjoyment; that of others is without bounds, for they have the means of procuring fully ease, gaiety, and pleasure. Thus happiness is circumscribed, and is becoming every day more and more so, that is, the numbers who are deprived of it are hourly increasing.
Benbow argued that a month long General Strike would lead to a full scale uprising and force a change in the newly established capitalist political system. During this month-long holiday the working class would have the opportunity “to legislate for all mankind; the constitution drawn up… that would place every human being on the same footing. Equal rights, equal enjoyments, equal toil, equal respect, equal share of production.”
The idea of a Grand Global Holiday is not only beautifully inclusive – who doesn’t want a holiday! – it would also be a very powerful economic weapon. Yesterday British television news was filled with the woes of economists who complained that a single Bank Holiday Monday costs the economy billions… what then would a whole month do?!?
Fuck the economically minded… let’s head for the beach!
When it comes to Occupy we feel that real change will come only when we OCCUPY THE LAND… especially the near 60% of the land in Britain which is currently ‘owned’ by 0.6% of it’s people… the aristocratic rich scum who’s best trick, like that of the devil, is to convince people that they are no longer a threat. As The Land Magazine says in it’s manifesto:
The market (however attractive it may appear) is built on promises: the only source of wealth is the earth. Anyone who has land has access to energy, water, nourishment, shelter, healing, wisdom, ancestors and a grave. Ivan Illich spoke of “a society of convivial tools that allows men to achieve purposes with energy fully under their control”. The ultimate convivial tool, the mother of all the others, is the earth … Rome fell; the Soviet Empire collapsed; the stars and stripes are fading in the west. Nothing is forever in history, except geography. Capitalism is a confidence trick, a dazzling edifice built on paper promises. It may stand longer than some of us anticipate, but when it crumbles, the land will remain.
That said, the latest call from the instigators of the Occupy movement, the social engineers at Adbusters, is a mighty multinational General Strike (see Tactical Briefing #28). This is a fantastic idea because, unlike with other Occupy strategies, absolutely anyone can – and should – get involved
And while you have some spare time on your hands why not turn your hand to a spot of Insolence!