- Number of Sick And Disabled Claimants Facing Sanctions Triples In Just Six Months
- One Last Push! Sign and Share The Petition Calling For An Inquiry Into The Sanctions That Killed David Clapson
- The TUC And Workfare: Sadly It’s Worse Than You Think
- TUC Side With Bosses To Back Tory Workfare Scheme
- Is This What They Mean By #disabilityconfident? Disabled Staff Twice As Likely To Get Sacked From The DWP
- Sign The Petition For An Inquiry Into The Benefit Sanctions That Killed David Clapson
- RIP David Clapson, Another Man ‘Helped’ To Death By Iain Duncan Smith
- 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
- RT @gmb_Durham: Our Branch has passed a motion condemning the use of workfare.We will also be sending a letter of concern to #tuc for suppo… 2 days ago
- RT @imajsaclaimant: Call for boycott of #workfare schemes by Corby councillor bit.ly/1o2I7JB @boycottworkfare 3 days ago
- RT @IzzyKoksal: Lots of support for @__HSG__ anti-workfare picket @NLondonHospice charity shop calling on them to sign @keepvolvol http://t… 3 days ago
- RT @PARRY1956: David Cameron: Hold an inquiry into benefit sanctions that killed my brother change.org/en-GB/petition… … via @UKChange PLEASE S… 4 days ago
- RT @boycottworkfare: "84% of respondents said they did not agree with mandatory Community Work Placements" evoc.org.uk/blog/keep-volu… @keepvolv… 4 days ago
- Go ahead, Scotland: Vote NO to independence and sign your own death warrantA lot of people wish that this referendum campaign had never happened. They wish the whole damn thing would go away and be forgotten.But a wish for a return to “normal” is a wish for a Scotland that is already … Continue reading →
- Go ahead, Scotland: Vote NO to independence and sign your own death warrant
- 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
- Second Court Case on #saveilf : 22nd&23rd October Join the #DPAC VigilA second court case against the DWP on the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) will take place at the Royal Courts of Justice on the 22nd and 23rd of October. It is expected to last one and half days. There will be a vigil outside the courts from 12.30 on the 22nd… Continue Reading Second Court Case on #saveilf : 22nd&23rd October Join the #DP […]
- Second Court Case on #saveilf : 22nd&23rd October Join the #DPAC Vigil
- Sanctions, Should We Film the Process? Video example.Yesterday the Guardian published reponses to its report on the sactioning of David Clapson. ‘Even the sight of a CV would give me an anxiety attack': Guardian readers on benefit sanctions Our story on David Clapson, who died after his benefits were stopped, prompted a deluge of stories from Guardian readers struggling with the […]
- Sanctions, Should We Film the Process? Video example.
- Reclaim The Power Briefing – Resisting Surveillance of ActivistsNetpol was unable to hold its workshop at this year’s Reclaim The Power due to the Solidarity Sunday march along Blackpool seafront running late. The briefing for workshop participants is now available online Resisting Police Surveillance of Activists: a briefing for Reclaim the Power 2014 – download a copy here (,4 Mb). See below for the …
- Reclaim The Power Briefing – Resisting Surveillance of Activists
- Extensive Tips on JSA and ESA sanction appeals and claiming Hardship Payments353,540 cases of jobseekers' allowance sanctions that were sent for review, almost half – 172,426 – were overturned independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…— (@refuted) August 14, 2014 Content 1) JSA or ESA claimant and sanctioned? 1.1) Types of sanction 2) Mandatory reconsideration (Appeal … Continue reading →
- Extensive Tips on JSA and ESA sanction appeals and claiming Hardship Payments
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.