Calais Migrant Solidarity update

Apparently there has been a shameful lack of press coverage in response to Calais Migrant Solidarity’s recent press release, and visiting reporters didn’t manage to coincide their visits with those of large numbers of activists. I figured I’d do what little this blog can do to help get the word out and reproduce the release […]

Gaza from a distance

Here are two videos, via the New Left Project, that relate to Israel/Palestine and are worth watching. First up is a short 3-minute piece that restates some of the simple facts about the siege of the Gaza Strip and the recent assault on the aid flotilla. Following that, here is a clip from the Colbert […]

The importance of the Greek case

“I would say that this is a very very dangerous situation. We are entering a new phase which respectively… what we have been living so far in terms of concrete application of neoliberal policies might appear as just a kind of mild starter compared to what is happening now. “This is the importance of the […]

These greedy fools

The banks have pronounced which party they want to govern us, and the Credit Rating Agencies are preparing to tell us who’s really in charge An alliance of the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties to form a British coalition government would “almost guarantee” a credit downgrade, BNP Paribas SA said, recommending investors sell the pound against […]

“this electoral morass”

. “The issue of the deficit and who pays for it is the single biggest issue in this electoral morass. There is nothing that comes close to how important this is for the City, for British capitalism, and for the future of welfare and public services in this country. It is in this light that […]

Election summaries: “oh, shit”

As per usual lenin has some good early analysis over at the Tomb which is well worth reading for those wondering where the left can go from here. Enemies of Reason also has a couple of good posts that nicely express the confusion and emotionally bipolar reactions most British people are probably feeling right now. […]

Exciting post-electoral scenes

I was at band practice last night, and opted not to stay up late following any election coverage as no one really knows what’s going on anyway. This morning I had to hurry into work whilst being accused by my landlord of taking a bottle of tomato food (I didn’t take his sodding tomato food), […]

Election day, aka. vote for your ideals, or at least not Tory

Here’s the front cover of today’s miserable excuse for a collection of words and images, British wankrag The Sun: Piss off, you shower of miserable cunts. This is the most toe-curlingly embarrassing appropriation of Obama iconography I’ve yet seen. As though Cameron represents anything more than the triumph of PR over issues, of a shallow […]

Killing children

There seems to have been limited coverage of this incident so far. A cursory search with the obvious keywords turns up nothing on the Guardian or Beeb websites.

More callous lies from peddlers of racist hysteria

I’m quite  a fan of the Enemies of Reason blog as 90% of the time author Anton Vowl mirrors my response to media trends and furores – right down to the tirades of colourful invective. Best of all, he reads the tabloids so I don’t have to. I’m impressed that he is prepared to return […]