- Day 5: Online Action on workfare and sanctions – the finale
- 210,000 Pensioners Face Last Year’s Vicious Autumn Statement Cut
- Shameless! Are TCV and Groundwork Britain’s Biggest Benefit Scroungers?
- DWP Lose Again: Atos Assessments Do Discriminate Says Appeal Court
- Day 3: Target the companies replacing paid work with workfare
- Poorest Pensioners Could Be Made Homeless By Osborne’s Benefit Slashing
- Day 2: Stop Traineeships – workfare for young people
- Rowdy Mob Confronts Workfare Conference and Spoils Their Lunch
- Day 1: Take Online Action Against The Workfare Conference Monday 2nd December
- This week: take action to stop workfare and sanctions
- Second Suicide Linked To Welfare Reform Reported This Week: RIP Victor Cuff
- Tax-Payer Funded Charity Workfare Subsidy Tops £50 Million!
- Boris Plans To Build 27,000 Unaffordable Houses A Year To Ease London’s Housing Crisis
- Another Tragic Atos Death: RIP Jacqueline Harris
- What if the whole workfare industry got together in one place?
- RT @CalderdaleSF: Today we braved the rain and gales to distribute @boycottworkfare's How To Avoid Workfare leaflets at Todmorden Jobcentre 10 hours ago
- Student protests are changing tack – and facing heavy police repression | Aaron Bastani gu.com/p/3yxdv/tw via @guardian 11 hours ago
- RT @slsolfed: #CopsOffCampus national day of action against police brutality next Wednesday, 11th December facebook.com/events/5655808… 11 hours ago
- RIP Mandela: "50 years of non-violence brought the African people nothing but more and more repressive legislation" anc.org.za/show.php?id=34… 12 hours ago
- RT @IanBFAWU: @johnmcdonnellMP @michaelb1936 @EllenClifford1 @johnnyvoid @Calderbank latest Foodworker bfawu.org/cms/session/up… 13 hours ago
- PRESS RELEASE: Government appeal against Work Capability Assessment discrimination ruling is rejected ~ Mental Health Resistance NetworkMental Health Resistance Network: Court of Appeal rejects DWP appeal against landmark ruling by Upper Tribunal that the DWP-Atos Work Capability Assessment discriminates against people with mental health problems Continue reading →
- PRESS RELEASE: Government appeal against Work Capability Assessment discrimination ruling is rejected ~ Mental Health Resistance Network
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- EDUCATE DON’T SEGREGATE! ALLFIE’s CALL FOR ACTION on the 10th DECEMBER! 1pmALLFIE WILL BE VISITING THE DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION on the 10th DECEMBER TO DEMAND THE GOVERNMENT BANISHES THE GHOSTS OF SEGREGATION PAST BY WARNING ABOUT THE NEW GHOSTS OF SEGREGATION FUTURE CALL FOR ACTION on the 10th DECEMBER! WHERE & WHEN: Date: 10th December @ 1 pm Meeting place: the Café in Abbey Centre, 34… Continue Reading EDUCATE DON’T S […]
- EDUCATE DON’T SEGREGATE! ALLFIE’s CALL FOR ACTION on the 10th DECEMBER! 1pm
- VOTE CLASS WARcheers Tom C.
- VOTE CLASS WAR
- On Back to Work Courses.There must be many people, if not all of us, who read Ipswich Unemployed Action, who’ve done (and have had to have done) courses on helping you back to work. Despite having finished the Work Programme I just did a Course (half a day) on Effective Job Searching. The back-to-work industry is focused on getting […]
- On Back to Work Courses.
- Bail Conditions point the way to the potential future of protestThis is a guest post by Harry Stopes (@HarryStopes) The use of restrictive bail conditions on protestors, many of whom have been arrested en masse, is a worrying trend evident in policing over the last two and a half years. The most recent example to be reported was that of Michael Chessum, the President of […]
- Bail Conditions point the way to the potential future of protest
- Universal Credit: Full list of HMRC data shared with the DWPPersonal Information sent by HMRC to DWP for individuals who are claiming Universal Credits • National Insurance Number • Surname • Forename • Second Forename • Initials • Date of Birth • Gender • Payroll ID • Employment Start Date • Employment End Date • Taxable Pay in this pay period including payrolled benefits in kind … Continue reading → […]
- Universal Credit: Full list of HMRC data shared with the DWP
Monthly Archives: July 2011
It’s open season on the News of the World and that, by any sane indicator, is probably a good thing. Let’s hope they get some real justice delivered to their doorstep at tomorrow’s protest outside their offices.
The real story is that the police sat on this information for so long and Cameron’s cosy relationship with all things Murdoch. This is already disappearing under the reams of self-satisfied liberal tweeters and guardianistas announcing the latest multi-national blood sucker to pick up a bit of free PR by pulling an ad from this weekend’s newspaper.
It already looks like Cameron and no doubt Murdoch will walk away unscathed. They’ve had a long time to prepare for this, thanks to the inaction of the filth. The NOTW will either cling on or merge with the Sun and normal service will be resumed after this break from their sponsors.
Of course hacking a missing teenager’s phone is fucking out of order, particularly as it led to false hope for her parents. The same applies to 7/7 victims and dead soldiers families, although possibly not to celebrities and MPs. No-one really gave a shit about that. At the very least what we’re seeing is some boundaries set as to who the public consider fair game.
It may surprise some people but most NOTW readers aren’t stupid. They know, probably more so than holier than thou Guardian readers, that the press are a bunch of hypocritical lying wankers. They read it for the footie, the telly, the horoscopes or because they want to know who Ryan Giggs is shagging this week. It’s entertainment with a bit of news on top. And it fits in your back pocket.
It may be that the News of the World has crossed a line with it’s readers, just as the Sun did in Liverpool over the Hillsborough tragedy. A mass boycott this Sunday is possible and would be genuinely fucking funny. Pleading with other capitalists to sort it all out for us and make that nasty Mr Murdoch go away is just silly.
Whether a mass boycott does happen remains to be seen. If it does it will have little to do with anything some liberal said on twitter. For now people still appear to be buying the Sun. Compared to actively working to destroy working class communities, engineering hate campaigns against the sick, disabled and unemployed, or ruthlessly slandering a city in mourning, this all seems just a bit, well, under-whelming. People have got bigger shit to worry about at the moment. This was grubby hacks doing grubby hack shit. No-one died as a result of their actions.
The likes of Ford and NPower currently enjoying the
free corporate PR moral high ground by pulling ads do worse shit than this every fucking day. And meanwhile the rest of the corporate press, who are equally up to their necks in it, will enjoy the boost in ad revenue the current campaign is gifting them.
This hasn’t stopped the liberal twitterati jumping up and down with glee every time some corporate parasite grabs a bit of free air time by withdrawing an ad from the NOTW. Vote now says Sunny Hundal (ever the opportunist), email them, tweet, jump up and down in outrage, let’s see who we can boot out of the Newscorp house this week.
It’s capitalism that has driven the tabloids to become ever more intrusive and drag every last drop of sensational copy from every tragedy. It’s capitalism that has driven the tabloid witch hunts, the hate campaigns and the alienation which means some people know more about what Chezza’s up to than their neighbours. And it’s capitalism that has forced all of the corporate press, along with politicians, so far to the right of the political spectrum that it’s become the default setting even in the Guardian and the Mirror. It’s all about the money.
Appealing to other capitalists to change things is worse than futile. They will point to the inbuilt morality of the market whilst milking the situation for every last penny they can get. Perhaps NOTW will go down, perhaps not. Either way the market will be shown to have triumphed. Enjoy the spectacle folks. I’d rather watch X Factor.