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- It’s Time To Learn From History, Direct Action and Disobedience Is What Brings Governments Down
- And The Minister For Housing Is … A Fucking Landlord
- Minister for Disabled People’s Cosy Relationship With Mayor Sacked In Disgrace For Disability Hate Comments
- The Worst Of Margaret Thatcher Meets The Worst Of Tony Blair, We Need To Fight These Bastards Like Never Before
- Over 4 Million People Who Want Jobs: Is The So-Called Jobs Miracle Shuddering To A Halt?
- New Unelected Pensions Minister Ros Altmann Wants Us To Work Till We Drop
- Priti Patel Appointed Minister Of Death At The DWP
- The London Mob Is Rising, Rage Against The Tories Hits The Streets Within A Day Of Election Result
- When Politics Is This Broken It’s Time To Get Out In The Fucking Streets – Starting Tomorrow, 3pm Conservative HQ
- How Easily The Fickle Rich Are Swayed, Russell Brand Puts Down His Pitchfork
- Shameful: Scottish Charity Journal Publishes Terrorism Allegations Aimed At Boycott Workfare
- The 2.25 Million Hidden Unemployed People Reveals The Stark Truth: There’s No Fucking Jobs
- What Do We Want? More Fucking Money. Vote Class War To Double The Dole!
- .@pplsassembly "Our solidarity will be based on respect for a diversity of tactics and the plans of other groups." 18 hours ago
- And you @pplsassembly read this: rnc08report.org/archive/224.sh… "actions and tactics used will be organized to maintain separation of time or space" 18 hours ago
- @pplsassembly @UKuncut no mention of UK Uncut on your website, or Class War and NCAFC on May 27th 18 hours ago
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- Why not support @UKuncut protests on May 30 @pplsassembly instead of calling your own day of action. What the fuck you playing at? Twice now 18 hours ago
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- Saturday 27th June, National Day of Action against B&M Bargains – the DWP’s pet exploiterB&M Bargains have just won a ‘prestigious’ workfare industry award for their use of forced upaid labour. We need to let them know this has not gone unnoticed. They need to understand that it is unacceptable to have this sort of exploitation take place in our communities. B&M bargains are a private, profit making company […]
- Saturday 27th June, National Day of Action against B&M Bargains – the DWP’s pet exploiter
- Know your rights: old ESA50 forms and Work Capability AssessmentsFollowing Benefits and Work’s article about a claimant negotiating with Maximus to use an up to date ESA50 form for a Work Capability Assessment (rather than using an ESA50 Form completed 2 years earlier), there has been much debate about how this situation arose. A number of scenarios have been considered, but in the absence… Continue Reading Know your rig […]
- Know your rights: old ESA50 forms and Work Capability Assessments
- DEFEND LISA McKENZIE TOMORROWDEFEND LISA McKENZIE – TOMORROW FRIDAY at Bethnal green police station 10.30 am Lisa has been subject to continual police harassment since her arrest for putting a sticker on the window of No.1 commercial street during a poordoors protest. Now … Continue reading →
- DEFEND LISA McKENZIE TOMORROW
- Official: One in five benefit-related deaths involved sanctions.The number of people I see trudging in and out of the central Ipswich Library every day doing ‘job search’ shows no sign of decline. The number of people begging in the streets of Ipswich shows no sign of declining – but they are more careful of attracting police attention. The number of people severely […]
- Official: One in five benefit-related deaths involved sanctions.
- Why cover up? The case for protest anonymityThe campaign launched by Netpol last week, which is seeking to challenge attitudes towards greater protection of protesters’ privacy, has sparked considerable feedback about the ethics of wearing a face covering or mask. Some have argued an established position that protest is fundamentally about making a public stand in support of individual beliefs. Wearin […]
- Why cover up? The case for protest anonymity
- #FOI Watch: 243 pages of 11393 Jobbridge #workfare exploiters named and shamed in IrelandWhilst the UK’s DWP, has for years, refused to disclose the names of #workfare exploiters, 243 pages of 11393 workfare exploiters has just been published in Ireland. The #WorkMustPay Campaign is made up of a small network of young activists who … Continue reading →
- #FOI Watch: 243 pages of 11393 Jobbridge #workfare exploiters named and shamed in Ireland
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.