- Criticising Government Policy Online Is “Unacceptable Intimidation” According To Treasury
- Shameless – Workfare Exploiting Charities Slam The Benefit Sanctions They Are Responsible For
- Hundreds Of Disabled People Sent On Workfare Every Week, Is Unpaid Work The New Segregation?
- Liars! The National Charity Who Are Deceiving The Public About Their Role In Workfare
- Fightback Against Byteback And Their Grubby Workfare Exploitation
- Young? Unemployed? Don’t Expect A Job At The DWP
- Beggars To Be Grassed Up To DWP On New Scheme, Can The Salvation Army Sink Any Lower?
- Snouts In The Trough, Let’s Make Sure Everyone Knows What Welfare-to-work Industry Parasites Are Up To #intowork2014
- Take Action: CESI Festival of Workfare Exploiters and Apologists #intowork2014
- Reducing Unemployment To Zero Neither Feasible Nor Desirable Says Iain Duncan Smith’s Think Tank
- Iain Duncan Smith In The Dock Again Over Unlawful Atos Assessments
- DWP And Homelessness Charities Link Up To Bully Homeless Benefit Claimants
- Shame Of The Church of England: Dean of Westminster Allows Hundreds of Police To Attempt Stamp Out Of Disabled People’s Peaceful Protest
- Disabled Protesters Occupy Grounds of Westminster Abbey and Set Up Camp
- Housing Minister Encourages Landlords To Breach Discrimination Laws
- Criticising Government Policy Online Is “Unacceptable Intimidation” According To Treasury wp.me/p1Awq-274 1 day ago
- RT @BadPutty: @salvationarmyuk Jeremiah 22:13...Who makes his fellow man serve him for nothing, Whose wages he refuses to pay @boycottworkf… 2 days ago
- RT @BadPutty: @salvationarmyuk james 5.4 Hear the cries of the wages of your field hands. These are the wages you stole frm those who harve… 2 days ago
- Shameless – Workfare Exploiting Charities Slam The Benefit Sanctions They Are Responsible For wp.me/p1Awq-26Z 2 days ago
- RT @patrickjbutler: Poverty/inequality now 5th in @IpsosMORI "important issues" list: highest public rating since 1998 https://t.co/TfKqmir… 2 days ago
- Second court case to challenge ILF closure in England and Wales launchedClaimants are asking the courts to again quash the decision to close the Independent Living Fund Continue reading →
- Second court case to challenge ILF closure in England and Wales launched
- The list of shame: Court tells DWP to reveal workfare users“It is to be expected that some charities find it difficult if not impossible to defend themselves against the actions of Boycott Workfare.” – Upper Tribunal Judge Wikeley (reaffirming the First Tier Tribunal decision) The DWP has lost its appeal to try and keep the list of those using workfare out of the public domain. The […]
- The list of shame: Court tells DWP to reveal workfare users
- Response to the Work and Pensions Committee report into WCA, Joint statementJoint statement by Black Triangle Campaign, CarerWatch, Disabled People Against Cuts, Mental Health Resistance Network, Pats Petition, #NewApproach and WOWPetition The WCA presumes that there are too many people on disability benefits because disabled people are too lazy or too comfortable living on benefits to work. It is founded in the idea that disabled […]
- Response to the Work and Pensions Committee report into WCA, Joint statement
- THE LEVELLERS ‘DISAPPOINTED’ WITH BLACKHEATH FOOD FESTIVAL – WILL DONATE TO CLASS WAR FOODBANKClass War contacted THE LEVELLERS asking hen not to play the posh foodie fest taking place in Lewisham one of London’s poorest areas where currently 5 foodbanks are operating. Class War will be running a pop-up foodbank with the WE … Continue reading →
- THE LEVELLERS ‘DISAPPOINTED’ WITH BLACKHEATH FOOD FESTIVAL – WILL DONATE TO CLASS WAR FOODBANK
- Oakley Sanctions Report – DWP, all we need is better “communication”.Benefit sanctions hit most vulnerable people the hardest, report says (This came out earlier this week.) Claimants not told about hardship system and sanctions imposed when they were not at fault, DWP study finds. Patrick Wintour Guardian. Systematic problems in the way the government administers and imposes benefit sanctions, including disproportionate bu […]
- Oakley Sanctions Report – DWP, all we need is better “communication”.
- Netpol calls for abolition of police bail conditions for protest arrestsNetpol has called for an end to “extremely broad and deeply authoritarian powers” allowing the police to apply stringent bail conditions against protesters following arrest but prior to deciding upon formal charges. In a submission to a consultation by the College of Policing, we argue that the repeated use of conditions that are poorly defined, …
- Netpol calls for abolition of police bail conditions for protest arrests
- Excellent video: Living Wage Thurrock Council vote against #workfareThurrock Council vote against Workfare: youtu.be/pgMO5gAsGDk?a via @YouTube— YourThurrock (@yourthurrock) July 25, 2014 If u exploit #workfare conscripts for 'community benefit' u should expect the community to know who u r Item 62. docs.google.com/viewer?url=htt…— (@refuted) July 24, 2014Filed under: … Continue reading →
- Excellent video: Living Wage Thurrock Council vote against #workfare
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.