The U.K. Riots And The Coming Global Class War
The riots that hit London and other English cities last week have the potential to spread beyond the British Isles. Class rage isn’t unique to England; in fact, it represents part of a growing global class chasm that threatens to undermine capitalism itself.
Yes, it’s Class War.
The obese, brain-dead, middle-aged, middle-class, who are still stuck in front of the TV getting their daily dose of disinformation from the criminally-tainted Murdoch-dominated corporate media, still believing the fairy tale of retiring with a paid-up mortgage and a comfortable pension, may scoff at the suggestion and the affluent, consumerist working class may still not see it but their children are on the streets fighting the war they forgot – the Class War.
Buffett calls for rich to stop class war
Today Warren Buffett, the third wealthiest man in the world, has come out demanding his mega-rich friends play a part in the American economic recovery.
Burning Questions of London – Class War or Pure Criminality
And to these people I would say this: you are not only wrecking the lives of others, you are not only wrecking your communities, you are potentially wrecking your own lives too.
— David Cameron, Prime Minister of Britain
Don’t be told what you want
Don’t be told what you need
There’s no future, no future,
No future for you…
— The Sex Pistols, God Save the Queen
If today is Wednesday and you are in #Belarus, join the protest! #europeanrevolution
Hundreds of young people in Belarus take the streets weekly, bonding through social networking sites. They are protesting against the lack of free speech and the iron fist of the regime.
When is a riot a rebellion?
Several days of unprecedented revolt by the most impoverished minority-populated neighborhoods of London have shaken the normally staid and reserved British aristocracy. Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his Italian vacation in sunny Tuscany to return to the red-orange glare of a burning city. The prime minister was not the only one inconvenienced.
Why I Riot
There are reasons why I riot. You might not like them, but they’re mine.
The sad truth behind London riot
As political and social protests grip the Middle East, are growing in Europe and a riot exploded in north London this weekend, here's a sad truth, expressed by a Londoner when asked by a television reporter: Is rioting the correct way to express your discontent?
"Yes," said the young man. "You wouldn't be talking to me now if we didn't riot, would you?"
Nothing 'mindless' about rioters
Although riots are complex social phenomenona, the recent unrest in England has inescapably political roots
Britain's riots are the fruits of anti-human austerity
As the coalition government, headed by the Conservatives, went ahead and slashed the budgets of local governments and set in place the most drastic cuts to social services in fifty years, the predictions of social commentators and budget analysts was that the effect upon the young in London and in the UK more generally would be highly detrimental.
Are the biggest barriers to global recovery 'political, not economic'?
George Osborne believes the world faces a crisis of confidence in governmental efforts to address structural problems holding back global recovery, and that more political courage is needed. Writing in the Financial Times, he says the biggest barriers to sustainable recovery are political, not economic.
Boff Whalley: 'In defence of anarchy'
It's the catch-all term that's being used to describe this week's riots. But is this really anarchy? Not even close, says Chumbawumba's Boff Whalley, a self-professed anarchist
Londoners on the Riots
Check out some people’s commentaries and pictures from the march in North London today.
Penny Cole: Challenge the Hate-Filled State
The low level of debate at the emergency recall of Parliament underlines the yawning gulf between rulers and ruled, and the establishment’s poisonous hatred for working class youth.
North London Take The Square Unity Demonstration "Give Our Kids A Future." Following the Riots
On August the 13th, a coalition of groups marched from Dalston to Tottenham Green, calling for unity with those communities affected by the London riots. The event was named "Give Our Kids A Future."
Posted on August 13, 2011For this first post I felt that something like a foreword was needed. I definitely found it in the preface to Hellas, a dramatic poem by P. B. Shelley.
This is the age of the war of the oppressed against the oppressors, and every one of those ringleaders of the privileged gangs of murderers and swindlers, called Sovereigns, look to each other for aid against the common enemy, and suspend their mutual jealousies in the presence of a mightier fear. Of this holy alliance all the despots of the earth are virtual members. But a new race has arisen throughout Europe, nursed in the abhorrence of the opinions which are its chains, and she will continue to produce fresh generations to accomplish that destiny which tyrants foresee and dread.
From the Pheonix Program.
Remembering Brian Haw & The Victims of War: Stop The Arms Fair!
Just made this video to remember Brian Haw, who passed away last night, and all victims of war. I would like to remember Brian by calling people to stop the DSEi Arms Fair. More info here: http://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/
I found Brian a continual inspiration, from having met him at the start of the protests and dismissed him a bit to seeing the man everyewhere and thinking WOW I love that guy. Brian always said "They're my kids!" When referring to the children being bombed in Iraq and Afghanistan and he was definitely an inspiration to me in my attitude.
Pictured are his protests and his arrests along with pictures from Iraq, Afghanistan and Abu Ghraib.
MK Ultra Home Edition
Montauk: 13x13x13 matrix of the mind when tortured
Meet the Global Financial Elites Controlling $46 Trillion In Wealth
The economic elite have at least $46 trillion in wealth – but who are they? We look at the people and the industries picking the pockets of the working class.
History is about to repeat itself
Heretic Productions Present: From the pen of Mike Rivero: History is about to repeat itself. http://whatreallyhappened.com/
The Beast File: Google ('HUNGRY BEAST', ABC TV)
Meet Google. The noun that became a verb. The world's favourite search engine, and the company whose motto is "Don't be evil..."
Graphics by Patrick Clair, written by Elmo Keep.
Full list of sources available here: http://hungrybeast.abc.net.au/stories/beast-file-google
Effing the ineffable
My mind never felt so clear or lucid. The voices were very far away. I was in a crystal paradise.
In 1969, John and I were so naïve to think that doing the Bed-In would help change the world.
Well, it might have. But at the time, we didn't know.
It was good that we filmed it, though.
The film is powerful now.
What we said then could have been said now.
In fact, there are things that we said then in the film, which may give some encouragement and inspiration to the activists of today. Good luck to us all.
Let's remember WAR IS OVER if we want it.
It's up to us, and nobody else.
John would have wanted to say that.
Yoko Ono Lennon
I have had so many of you contact me and ask if we can keep BED PEACE playing for longer, so I have decided to extend the deadline for another week -- until midnight on 21st August -- so everyone can get a chance to see it.
Tell your friends to go to http://imaginepeace.com/archives/15702 to watch the film, read about it, Tweet and Facebook message about it -- discuss PEACE with your friends.
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE
IMAGINE PEACE: Think PEACE, Act PEACE, Spread PEACE.
i love you!
ABOUT THIS EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF BED PEACE
BED PEACE is FREE to watch exclusively here on YouTube and IMAGINEPEACE.com for ONE WEEK ONLY, ending at midnight (NY time) on Sunday 21st August 2011.
ABOUT BED PEACE
1969 was the year that John & Yoko intensified their long running campaign for World Peace. They approached the task with the same entrepreneurial expertise as an advertising agency selling a brand of soap powder to the masses. John & Yoko's product however was PEACE, not soft soap, and they were determined to use any slogan, event and gimmick in order to persuade the World to buy it.
BED PEACE (directed by Yoko & John and filmed by Nic Knowland) is a document of the Montreal events and features John & Yoko in conversation with, amongst others, The World Press, satirist Al Capp, activist Dick Gregory, comedian Tommy Smothers, protesters at Berkeley's People's Park, Rabbi Abraham L. Feinberg, quiltmaker Christine Kemp, psychologists Timothy Leary & Rosemary Leary, CFOX DJs Charles P. Rodney Chandler & Roger Scott, producer André Perry, journalist Ritchie York, DJ & Promoter Murray The K, filmmaker Jonas Mekas, publicist Derek Taylor & personal assistant Anthony Fawcett.
Featured songs are Plastic Ono Band's GIVE PEACE A CHANCE & INSTANT KARMA, Yoko's REMEMBER LOVE & WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND & John's acoustic version of BECAUSE.
"As we said before: WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It)" - yoko
Directed by Yoko Ono & John Lennon
Starring John Lennon & Yoko Ono
© 1969 Yoko Ono Lennon.
University of Luxembourg have developed a new technique that may help photographers protect their anonymity. This idea came from Prof. Shishir Nagaraja, professor for IT Security at the Institute for Information Technology in Delhi (IIIT), after seeing how public authorities had used pictures of demonstrations to hunt down those people that had been carrying cameras.
Canadian Federation of Univ. Women - Criminalization of Non-state Actor Torture
Canadian Federation of University Women
....Both MacDonald & Sarson have worked tirelessly on the resolution
“Criminalization of Non-state Actor Torture.” Now that it has passed
at the AGM, the CFUW will urge the Government of Canada “to amend,
immediately, the Criminal Code of Canada to include torture committed
by private individuals and organizations, (non-state actors) as a
specific and distinct criminal offence.”
Canadian Federation of University Women
Fédération Canadienne des Femmes
Diplômées des Universités
Adopted Resolutions 2011
As passed at the AGM, August 6, 2011
CRIMINALIZATION OF NON-STATE ACTOR TORTURE
Proposed by the CFUW International Relations Committee....
RESOLVED, That the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) urge
Government of Canada to amend, immediately, the Criminal Code of
Canada to include torture committed by private individuals and
organizations, (non-state actors) as a specific and distinct criminal
RESOLVED: That CFUW urge the Government of Canada to:
I. Exercise due diligence by initiating into Canadian policies and
practices without delay, all appropriate measures to ensure that no
person is subjected to torture by non-state actors; II. Respect the
priority of gender-sensitive frameworks on the United Nations agendas,
given that women and girls are disproportionally affected by extreme
forms of violence; and III. Uphold Canada’s commitments to United
Nations human rights instruments to which Canada is a signatory.
Psychotronic Mind Control 101
While consciously pursuing your spiritual development is commendable, joining an established religion such as Christianity, Islam, or Hinduism is one of the worst ways to go about it. In this article I’ll share 10 reasons why you must eventually abandon the baggage of organized religion if you wish to pursue conscious living in earnest.