Plurality is strength

From a comment thread over at Liberal Conspiracy, this remark from Sunny Hundal: We need the people who roll up their sleeves, we need the workers, the agitators, the students, the feminists, environmentalists and even… (shock horror!) meeja types like myself who will fight for and defend the left in the media. There should be […]

R.I.P. Howard Zinn

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys […]

Abortion doctor’s killer’s executioner prepares to tell court he was right

The tense standoff in America between extreme anti-abortion protesters and doctors who provide abortions has been ruptured by a judge’s ruling in Kansas that the executioner of a killer of a doctor will be allowed to argue in court that he believed he was justified in trying to save unmurdered doctors. Continues page 5… (Actual […]

Hey Tories

Fuck y’all.

10 things I would like the British press to shut up about

1. Baby P. 2. Gordon Smart (everything “written” by). 3. “Political correctness” (get a clue, or at least look it up on Wikipedia). 4. How the British economy is recovering (shut up bankers, you are despicable liars). 5. Faux-controversial puff pieces about waning artists and actors designed to promote their latest attempt to arrest their […]

Fascists thrashed in Harrow

I didn’t catch this story unfolding on Friday night, but I did spot it on TV in a pub in London yesterday and what little I managed to gather looked positively heartwarming. Turns out those impressions were correct – the, uh, collective might of the fascist English Defence League was broken in Harrow, mainly thanks […]

This is not the end of movements

A website called Arthur Magazine brings us Douglas Rushkoff’s An End To Movements: “That’s right. Mass organization may just have been a twentieth century thing: collective actions of all sorts—good and bad—were responses to the corporatization of government and industy. As such, they took the form of the entities with whom they sought to do […]

If only reality lived up to advertising

An advert for an Israeli mobile phone service provider which purports to show how the segregation wall can be good fun: The less light-hearted results of an attempt to reproduce the advert: Both videos originally found via the Tomb (one and two).

Fortunately, Nick Griffin really *isn’t* my MEP

Much kerfuffle today as the results of the European elections come in. I’ve not much to add as those that care will already know all this, and those that don’t won’t want to hear it. That said I’m pleased to see that Caroline Lucas (Green Party) has been re-elected as the one of the South-East’s […]

Brighton’s Mass Street Party against war and greed

Brighton locals and other folks with their ear to the ground may have heard about Brighton’s own May Day protests and street celebrations this weekend. Well, the march is well underway, and by the sounds of it is slowly making progress towards EDO MBM’s offices, despite the best efforts of police to stop it. If […]