Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Peter Young: vegan straight-edge political prisoner

"My shift to activism was inspired by the mid-90s straight-edge scene. Bands like Abnegation brought me from the “self-hating vegan” phase to one of action, and understanding this was not another “single issue,” but something much more urgent than I had admitted. We listened to the Earth Crisis demo every night before masking up and hitting those farms in 1997. I’ve been vegan and straight edge for 11 years."

full interview

(thanx Allan)

Know your enemies

If you care about the lunacy of the revisionist fascism of Michelle Malkin,
go here

drive this stake through Microsoft's heart

Vampire hardcore rose from the grave!

Ink & Dagger are suing Microsoft over the use of 3 I&D songs used without permission for the videogame Amped.

legal paperwork PDF

Monday, November 28, 2005

a fire inside

some of the best music I have heard in a while!

(thanx Mel)


Private companies AND the US government are hiring private security contractors to circumvent any law or treaty.
Watch mercenaries fire at civilians in Iraq for fun!

(thanx Francis)

See you in prison!

fundamentalist culture creep

Fundamentalist Christians have declared war on anyone or any company that uses the slogan "happy holidays" instead of "merry Christmas."

We can have fun with Jesus too!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Oakland pig

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Minuteman Congress

Founder of racist/xenophobic militia, The Minuteman Project, Jim Gilchrist, is running for Congress in OC, CA.

check out what Immortal Technique has to say about it
(scroll down)

"Wrath Of God"

If you are like me, you have been wondering where all the publicity posters for the Zionist film, Munich, are.
Well, Spielberg is keeping the publicity "low-key."

world perspective

Bush reportedly wanted to attack al-Jazeera news and Blair persuaded him not to.
It must be true because now the British government is invoking special powers to silence the claim.

The UN is convinced the US is hiding truth about Guantanamo Bay

EU is set to quiz US concerning secret CIA prisons in Europe

Free Jose Padilla!

Abdullah al-Muhajir (aka Jose Padilla) has had charges brought against him after 3 years of illegal detainment by the US military.

.. and they aren't even the charges that the US government hyped upon his arrest!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Chavez will heat your home

football Palestine

Betar Jerusalem Football Club (Israeli's top squad) may get their 1st Arab player, Abbas Sian (who currently plays for the league's only Arab-Israeli team).

The club has a reputation of fierce racism and the supporters are pissed.
The club's owner is an alleged arms dealer with an international warrant on his head.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

know your enemies

If you use that term you better be able to define it!

Chip Berlet of Political Research Associates breaks it down

"Political correctness" was born out of a right-wing critique on multicultural projects at universities circa 1988-1992.
It turned into a general critique accusing liberals and the left of engaging in coerced thought control.

So, what was being criticized?
Attempts to redress inequalities of power!

By focusing on the language issue, the right-wing transferred discussion away from who has power and privilege.

If you are using the term, you already bought into the right's framework. You've already lost.
Let's debate the definition.

"That's not what I'm saying at all!"
"Well, what are you saying?"

(thanx Harjit)

The Weekly Standard is celebrating its 10th birthday.

The Standard has become one of the most powerful political magazines ever.
It is the child of neo conservative born and raised, William Kristol.

It started with a $3 million annual subsidy from Rupert Murdoch.

It was passed out around Washington and personally delivered to Beltway influentials.

With Fox News, the Standard played a key role in a synergistic triangle of neoconservative argumentation.
Neo-cons could write about shit and talk about it on TV... and get paid!

The Weekly Standard matured with post-9/11 USA.
It used the occasion to shape history.
It diverted American anger away from al Qaeda and turned it against Iraq.

A war of the elites.
Perfect neo conservative Machiavellianism!

"only on the left side. ya, that's the crip side"

Stanley "Tookie" Williams is asking Gov. Schwarzenegger for clemency.
It is his last chance to escape being murdered by the state.

I am hoping that if CA executes him, crips and all ghetto youth revolt and riot.

Monday, November 21, 2005

California Uber-Alles

I am convinced that 2 of the best live bands I have ever seen are LIGHTS OUT


Tonite, I realized that this was it. These were the bands. That was the place.
It is rare to realize that while it is going on rather than after the fact.

photos stolen from Laura Lucero

Sunday, November 20, 2005

kinkajou: 1 Paris Hilton: 0

Need another reason to hate Paris Hilton?

It has been widely reported that Paris Hilton was attacked by her pet kinkajou, Baby Luv, as she shopped for bras in Los Angeles.

Also known as Honey Bears, these are nocturnal rainforest animals with sharp teeth. They are usually not seen by people. They are generally tame but sometimes have unpredictable vicious attacks.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

"People shouldn't fear their government. Governments should fear their people."

V For Vendetta is the story of an anarchist revolutionary hero in Fascist Britain.
The film has just released a new series of posters that are amazing.

ending occupation

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

what am I left to do?

one of us

Timur Kacharava was an active member of St. Petersburg's hardcore punk and anarchist community.
He also played in the band, Sandanista!

Timur and his friends were attacked by 8-10 fascists. He died from multiple stab wounds to the neck.


Just last week, some knuckleheads yelled nationalist and racist remarks at an anarchist band playing 924 Gilman.
It was supposed to be a joke and according to one involved "the American way."
When addressing the issue, most advised that such remarks should be ignored or simply not addressed.

As if addressing such "humor" gave the remarks legitimacy.
I realize the kids were just heckling and heckling has a long history in punk/HC.
It is usually supposed to be semi-offensive and arouse a response.
However, racism and nationalism are dangerous ideas.
Dealing with them doesn't give them power. Ignoring them does!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

shark ethic

Most Precious Blood's video for "Shark Ethic" is online.

I like MPB and all, but this is another example of why HC bands shouldn't make videos.

Fallujah napalm "shake and bake"

USA admits to using white phosphorous in Fallujah.

White phosphorous is a colorless-to-yellow translucent wax-like substance with a pungent, garlic-like smell. The form used by the military ignites once it is exposed to oxygen, producing such heat that it bursts into a yellow flame and produces a dense white smoke. It can cause painful burn injuries to exposed human flesh.

"I treated people who had their skin melted"

Italian TV aired a program detailing USA's use of the napalm and their subsequent cover up.
(I have the program but don't have a link to post)


FBI is watching

The FBI collected detailed data on political activities and Web postings of suspected members of a tiny commune in southern California two years ago as part of a high-profile counterterrorism probe.
This was done as part of stepped-up monitoring of domestic political activity by FBI counter-terror agents.

When ELF launched arson attacks on four Hummer dealers, the case was considered serious enough that Director Robert Mueller briefed President Bush.

Supposedly tipped off by a neighbor to "suspicious" activity, FBI agents arrested 27 yr old Josh Connole at gunpoint on Sept. 12, 2003, then raided the commune. After being interrogated and held for four days, he was released.

Agents placed the commune under surveillance and developed a political profile of the residents, discovering the owner of the house and his father "have posted statements on websites opposing the use of fossil fuels," another says the owner had ties to a local chapter of Food Not Bombs, an "anarcho-vegan food distribution group." Among activities flagged in bureau docs: the father of the owner had conducted a "one man' daily protest" outside a Toyota office, was interviewed for an article called "Dude, Where's my Electric Car!?" and posted info on a Web site announcing "Stop Norway Whaling!"

(stolen from Newseek 21Nov05)

Sunday, November 13, 2005

riot is the rhyme of the unheard

For over 2 weeks, French (primarily young and not White) have rioted throughout France.

Wikipedia has an excellent map showing areas involved.
Websites & mobile phones have played a role in organizing the masses.

Just now, the French (and all of White Europe) have taken notice and started listening to "moderate" voices in immigrant communities.
Of course, the powers paid no attention to immigrant communities until FORCED to listen by burning suburbs and cities!

In Greece, radicals attacked the Athens French Institute in solidarity with French rioters.

Friday, November 11, 2005

a beginning

god damn let's hit it on the weak spot,
everybody knows that we all had enough
smell the scent of gasoline fumes cause we're not victims and we know what to do
right now a systematic shutdown of new world orders and restructuring plans
hold tight cause here comes the latest craze i've got news baby and this is what i say
yeah, a new morning, the weather's changing
god damn let's build a new movement, DEAD TIME PACIFIES so let's do it
this time all these slogans will come alive, we're not going to be bored this time
right now a systematic shutdown of neo-liberals and assorted clowns
so strike the match and baby clench your fist,
here comes a party that we don't want to miss
yeah, a new morning, the weather's changing
hey, independence, we have got it on the way