Saturday, 20 December 2014
Ready for Christmas.... Fuck... I'm never bloody ready for christmas, it's all a illusion, as they smash us up, over and over again, don't leave us with many crumbs, as coldness and starvation takes hold, but those tory blighters will still be having a toast, sitting comfortably in their cozy homes, filling their bloated faces with cake. Yes the spectacle of consumerism and distraction draws close, but in these times of austerity and crisis, it is crucial to remember that the seeds of a better society already lie embedded in the contradictions of the current one. In these dark times, when hope seems lost, we must constantly remind ourselves that the seeds for a better world already lie deep in the scorched earth of the present one. As they continue building their walls of oppression, tommorrow we must carry on confronting and challenging head on, let us be the spirit of revolution reincarnated, striking down upon the scrooges of our time, as darkness seems to envelop the world.
Bah humbug, merry crisis and a happy new fear. Hope the future is brighter, reignites all with passion and integrity.
Posted by teifidancer at 12:00
Friday, 19 December 2014
Switch off your lights tonight 7pm -8 pm in solidarity with Palestinian families in Gaza.
Currently they only get electricity for 6 gours a day.Power off for 18 hours.
Today there is a global solidarity campaign highlighting this problem and the innocents living with a blockade on the Gaza strip and its ongoing power crisis.
The Palestinians in Gaza suffer from power shortages for long hours, that has been exasperated after the last Israel war.
Combined with poor electricity infrastructure, there is shortage of industrial fuel to generate power and technical issues with Gaza's power plant, linked with Israel's recent bombing campaign.
Daily life is a constant battle for the deprived residents of one of the worlds most densely populated places on earth.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Surprise, surprise - 3 state employed private security guards working for G4S accused of 2010 manslaughter of deportee Jimmy Mubanga, walked free earlier this week after being cleared by an Old Baily jury - like the police, except somebody,somewhere makes a profit from public money and nobody anywhere is held accountable, and Justice once again gets blindfolded.
It is difficult to reconcile this verdict with the evidence at the trial that over 20 people heard Jimmy Mubanga say "I can't breathe".Another sad signifier of the numerous cases of private companies wholly inappropriate conduct over the last few years.
It was revealed earlier in the week by her Welsh aunt,( Chelsea herself attended Tasker Millward school Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire for four years) that US authorities tortured her with barbaric techniques. which posed, a psychological threat to her health.
These allegations add further to the growing calls to investigate US interrogation techniques, as well as the roll of British intelligence played in this process.
No circumstances whatsoever can ever justify the use of #torture. Perpetrators must be held accountable.
Chelsea manning has always claimed she acted in the public interest, hoping to spark a meaningful debate on the costs of war, specifically on the conduct of the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan. However she was not permitted to present this as evidence at her trial, and was only allowed to explain her motives at the sentencing phase.
Before her conviction, she had already been held for three years in pre-trial detention, including 11 months in conditions which the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture described as cruel and inhumane.
Today marks her fifth birthday spent in prison. For many across the world we perceive her as a heroine who was not afraid to speak out, blowing the whistle on war crimes. Her treatment is an example of how far the U.S will go to try and cover up its crimes. There will be vigils and standouts in a number of cities across the world, to mark the occasion, and calling for her freedom.
Her supporters are gathering in London between 14.30-16.00 on the steps of St Martin in the fields Trafalgar Square.
Please sign Amnesty International's petition calling for her immediate release.
Happy birthday/ Penblwyd Hapus Chelsea Manning
Link to Amnesty International Petition
" In our zeal to kill the enemy, we internally debated the definition of torture. We held individuals at Guantanamo for years without due process. We inexplicably turned a blind eye to torture and executions by the Iraqi government. And we stomached countless other acts in the name of our war on terror."
- Chelsea Manning
Letter asking for clemency, August 2013
Monday, 15 December 2014
In a facebook post Strike said after complaints were received ' if only the met put this much effort into investigating their own crimes and corruption.'
The police remind me of alcoholics, who do not deal with their problems, until they put their hands up and say, yes, think we've got ourselves a problem.
The posters which borrow the logo of the Metropolitan Police have been seen occupying advertising spaces on bus stops across the capital, and have also been spotted outside the Mets own headquarters. Another ad says " We caused the 2011 riots by shooting an unarmed civilian and then ling about it. And we got away with it."
Have always admired the likes of Adbusters myself, and I must say it is always nice when people try to redress the balance a little bit.
Meanwhile some of the posters have been cordoned off while police look for evidence.
Posted by teifidancer at 16:09
Sunday, 14 December 2014
If this is to continue for say another 7 years, this would mean that the 1% would earn 100% of the world's wealth. Crazy. It does not take an economist to point out that it's just not possible.
Dorling concluded therefore that in the next 7 years something is going to happen. No one can tell what, but I have a few ideas. It is clear that if things continue as they are, something seismic is going to happen. Hope people are pushing in the direction I want it to go.
Waiting for the great leap forward.
Posted by teifidancer at 15:30