Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Coup: Not Your Soldier!

The Coup are going on tour and taking the Not Your Soldier Project along with them.

Not Your Soldier aims to give youth "the tools we need to stop the military invasion of our schools and our communities."

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

another reunion

Negative Approach will play a reunion show in Chicago.

Biggs scene

A missing scene from Star Wars: A New Hope has been posted online.

It shows a lot more of the relationship between Luke and Biggs Darklighter.

Friday, May 26, 2006

video (war) games

A US video game has pissed off Venezuela for depicting an invasion of that country.

A Dutch video game-based movie is being used by Islamic militants as a recruiting tool.

border wars

The US government is pissing off Mexicans with the militarization of the border.
This is turning into growing support for left-wing Mexican presidential candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

If elected, Lopez Obrador could solidify a growing leftist bloc in Latin America challenging USA's hegemony.

National Review is full of lies

The National Review’s bullshit story on global warming being a myth, has several serious errors, distorted evidence, and omissions.

What if it was ok for Iran to have nuclear energy?

It used to be.

Bin Laden: Moussaoui had no 9/11 role

Assuming his audience's intelligence much more than the US government does, bin Laden explains how Moussaoui had no role of or knowledge of the attacks on 9/11/01.

It makes perfect sense to anyone understanding warfare.

Desmond Dekker

Ska legend and pioneer Desmond Dekker has died.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


An interestingly looking documentary on the only US soccer club that carried international weight; The NY Cosmos.

Including how, apparently, Henry Kissinger told Pele to sign with the club.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

football factory

Britain has a reality show based on the premise of the film, The Football Factory.
Basically lads supporting their clubs and having a ruck.

torture, spying, and fences

The entire world knows the USA loves torturing Arabs & Muslims.
Where do you think those guards learn it?
We mistreat inmates in our domestic prisons too!

Accuracy In Media pretend they are a media watchdog group. They are really just upholders of right-wing propaganda.

AT&T helped the NSA spy on us in San Francisco.
They even had a secret room.

The government isn't restricted by laws from collecting personal information when they can just purchase it from the private sector.

Isn't it nice that when the border patrol is incorporated into Homeland Security, massive militaristic construction is "needed"?
Now, Bush can give the contracts to his friends that are lining up.

help Monty!

Monty is an amazing eyeless Boston Terrier.

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retractions are always quieter

Corporate media recently hyped up 2 stories then didn't follow through with investigating them.

-I kept reading headlines reporting that Iran had proposed assigning badges to non-Muslims.
It was just cleverly placed neo-con lies.

-I read about the Guantanamo "detainees" who coordinated an attack on guards. What brave men. Hope does indeed die last.
Here is more beyond the headlines.

spirit of vengeance

not too convincing...but then I rarely see supernatural skeletons riding around

Start Today!

Gorilla Biscuits tourdates!
(they are, unfortunately, touring with Christian band, Comeback Kid)

8/4 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
8/5 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Downstairs
8/6 Philadelphia, PA @ Starlite Ballroom
8/7 Auburn, NY @ Auburn Public Theatre
8/8 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
8/9 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
8/10 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys Downunder
8/11 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
8/12 West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
8/13 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
8/15 Denver, CO @ Cervantes
8/16 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/17 San Francisco, CA @ Pound SF
8/18 San Francisco, CA @ Pound SF
8/19 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
8/20 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
8/21 TBA
8/22 San Diego, CA @ Soma
8/23 Las Vegas, NV @ The Clubhouse
8/25 Austin, TX @ Emo's
8/26 TBA
8/27 Houston, TX @ Meridian
8/29 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
8/30 Nashville, TN @ Rocket Town
8/31 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
9/1 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
9/2 New York, NY @ BB King's

fuckin reunion shows

Monday, May 22, 2006


Again, AFI have taken their music in a very different direction. I suppose that should be expected.
I was hoping for something as epic as Sing The Sorrow... It certainly is not.
Overall, I enjoy the album quite a bit.
Most of the songs have a much slower tempo than past AFI and those slower songs are much stronger than the faster ones.
The album has a distinctly 80's pop feel mixed with what I can only describe (at this early juncture) as reminiscent of the band Thursday and a lot of very AFI style vocals and guitar trickery.
The problem with that pop sensability is that a lot of contemporary pop that I despise (i.e. Fall Out Boy) borrows from the same HC pool that AFI grew from.
The production is top notch (assuming that I have only heard a rough mix and the guitars get turned up) and AFI's increasing use of electronic sounds/drums fits very well throughout the album.

(thanx Mel)

M.I.A. refused entry

Radical British-Tamil musician and visual artist, M.I.A., was refused entry into the USA.

Her father is a well-known Tamil Tiger.
M.I.A.'s work often alludes to support of Tamil Liberation and support for liberation fighters labelled "terrorist."

M.I.A. was scheduled to begin work on a new album with Timbaland.

Friday, May 19, 2006

fight for the internet

Proposed legislation would force ISPs to track your online activities!

There is a fight going on right now to preserve internet "neautrality."

34 big companies oppose Net Neutrality.

news from the belly of the beast

Bill O'Reilly is ranting against "zealots" that want to change the "white power structure that controls America".

Have you seen the recently released footage of a supposed commercial airliner crashing into the Pentagon on 9/11/01?
Are you buying it?

Some capitalists want you to believe that carbon dioxide is good and has already "freed us from a world of back-breaking labor".

MPAA is helping the government keep torture out-of-sight.


An interesting article on Christian fundamentalism in the US.

Putting National Guard troops on the US/Mexico border probably violates the Posse Comitatus Act.

I thought they already trampled over Posse Comitatus with the Patriot Act.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

film:Street People Armed with Radical Knowledge

could be an interesting film.


Being easily fooled may lower one's blood pressure

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Know your enemy: John Gibson

John Gibson, host of The Big Story on FoxNews gave an insanely racist rant about how White people need to have more babies because soon the majority of the population will be non-White immigrants.

You have to see him to believe it!

Even his clarification, in hopes of proving he is not racist, was absurdley racist and xenophobic.

I don't think John Gibson is fit to live.

(thanx Colbert)

border walls

The US Senate has approved building a massive wall along the USA/Mexico border.
Pres. Bush wants National Guard to patrol the border.
So, the effective militarization of the border is happening.

I remember in the early 90's I was involved in tracking White supremist groups. One of their major tenets was securing the border with Mexico.
The White supremist groups would organize border patrols and advocate building a wall between the 2 countries.
These groups were viewed with as extremists. Now, their programs are supposed moderate positions!

The only reason our border with Mexico is being focused on as a "problem" is 1)at the urging of right-wing fascists, The Minuteman Project 2)as a distraction from real problems affecting this administration.

Most Americans polled supported immigrants and massive immigrant solidarity marches/demonstrations took place across the entrie country.

What was Pres. Bush's response?
Acting as if appeasing all sides involved, he adopted a position championed by Bill O'Reilly!

know your enemy: chef

Douchebag chef, Kaz Yamamoto, illegally kills rare animals to feed rich people who will pay enough.

He is in Airzona.
Can't someone find him?!

tappin' phones

The National Security Agency is spying on us all.
Not surprised, eh?

Just a week before USA Today broke the story that the NSA is psying big time, U.S. intelligence chief & South American death squad supporter, John D. Negroponte, strongly denied any of such spying was going on.

still not surprised?

In the 1970's, appointed Pres. Gerald R. Ford extended executive privilege, which shielded those involved from testifying publicly, to the telecommunications companies on the recommendation of then chief-of-staff Dick Cheney and then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.

So, don't expect the same bunch to force telecommunications companies to give us any info.

BellSouth & Verizon have denied accusations of helping the government spy..
Or have they?

Their carefully worded denials actually deny nothing.

Neither the government nor their business friends will ever offer up evidence of legal or extra-legal spying.

Friday, May 12, 2006

target: Iran

What if the US government's real concern was not Iran's nuclear capability?
What if that was just a facade to get the media to pick up that spin and turn it into support for war with another country?

Then, what if the US could pin responsibility on yet another country that they dislike?

news tidbits

The telephone companies have been helping the government spy on us.
Maybe we can sue them for it!

Mexico shows politics shaping from the bottom up.

Right-wing anti-environment forces are joining with Christian fundamentalists to hasten the destruction of the Earth.

A British man hacked into US government computer networks and caused $900,000 in damage.

The US government is still NOT listening to the people.

onward Christian fascists

Right-wing Christian Fascist youth have been showing strength in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country.
These Christian fascists make their fundamentalism seem hip and militaristic to attract and train teenagers.
On their websiteinvitation to the rally was “on the very same steps where just months ago gay people were married”.

Battlecry a Christian Youth Organization held another rally at SF City Hall (and various other City Halls across the country).
They demanded an end to secular education and to teach Biblical law.
They also seek to protect men from the sin of sexual temptation (and masturbation).

Battlecry also held a two day event at SF's SBC Park that attracted 25,000 people.
Along with musical groups, the event featured the Navy Seals, an Oakland Raiders quaterback, Miss Black California, and images of automatic weapons, a Hummer on stage displaying a red revolution style flag, military fatigues and dog tags.
Battlecry say "they are building an army for God."

It is a multi-million dollar operation that sends over 5,000 missionaries to more than thirty-four countries each year and has friends in VERY high places.

We must fight these Christian fascists any time they attempt to show their faces!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

online celebrity: MySpace + Playboy

The only thing worse than a celebrity is an online wanna-be celebrity!

Playboy is featuring a 'Girls Of MySpace' feature in the June issue of the magazine.
MySpace is not taking an active role in the feature but has sold Playboy MySpace advertising.

Playboy has "been overwhelmed with the number and quality of submissions".
Playboy recognizes how hot a cultural property MySpace has become and only asks that the applicants be 18 or over.

I find it unfortunate that a despicable business such as Playboy has been able to easily insert itself into the largest community website.
I don't doubt that a large portion of MySpace users have no qualms with Playboy.
The problem is that what could be used as a more-or-less peer-to-peer "communication" tool so easily supplants that "communication" with the seeking of approval as deemed by the unreal standards set by Playboy.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Star Wars revisionism

THIS site gives an incredibly extensive list of all changes/revisions in the various releases of Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope.

Quite amazing!

Friday, May 05, 2006

oil for Euros?

Iran took a step toward establishing an oil market denominated in euros (not dollars).
Although unlikely to materialize anytime soon, it would destroy the US economy.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

nu metal military

Have you heard those rockin' advertisements recruiting for the US military?
They feature songs by shitty nu-metal band, Godsmack.

Godsmack's singer is a buffoon!
It is a classic!

rhyme of the unheard

Want some excellent riot photos?
Click on the pictures:

Star Wars: death of revisionism

George Lucas is finally ceding to fans' demands and releasing the original theatrical versions of Star Wars Episodes 4-6!

On Sept. 12 the new two-disc DVDs ($30 each) of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi that include the films as they first appeared in theaters, along with the new, restored versions will be released.

Greedo did NOT shoot first!!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

a little late, but MAYDAY

1May was our day... International Workers' Day!

Previously, I recounted some of the happenings here in the belly of the beast.

The rest of the world really knows how to party:
-Puerto Rico

Moussaoui : life

Moussaoui got life... no execution.

What did he do again?
What did he have to do with the 9/11/01 attacks?
Oh right, nothing.

This trial was such a joke.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

imperial news

Little Eichmans?
The new Freedom Tower is "likely to be a government citadel" housing federal agencies, "possibly enhancing its profile as a terrorist target."

The US has dropped Taliban from its list of terrorist groups.

fight : UFC anarchist!

fight : WWE / UPN racism

Professional wrestling has a long history of playing to jingoist reactionary politics.
Recently, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) cut off a man's wrestling career out of sheer racism.

Mark Copani, known in the WWE as Muhammad Hassan, is half Jordanian and half Italian.
The angle of his Arab WWE Hassan character was outrage at the stereotypical portrayals and oppression of Arab-Americans after 9/11/01.
The world of pro wrestling is no stranger to racist stereotypes. Stereotypes have often been used to cast chartacters in a negative light.
Casting Hassan as a "heel" (bad guy) was more insipid though for it suggests that standing against prejudice, stereotypes, and oppression is wrong or bad.

Copani stopped giving praise to Allah after complaints from Muslims (he is not a Muslim).
His matches still invoked Islamic references.

The week of the 7 July 2005 London bombings, UPN told WWE they did not want Hassan on that week's program.
UPN then told WWE they intended to edit Hassan's speech where he reiderates that he is an Arab-American and not a terrorist. WWE decided to pull the segment and only air it on their website.

Hassan had apparently been booked as the winner in his #1 Contender's match and set up for a championship match.
However, due to not being allowed on the show, another wrestler was booked instead.
The HAssan character was then involved in an injury that allowed him to be written out of the WWE.
Copani was then dropped by the company.

science for war

immigrant solidarity: "backlash"?

Even before over a million people marched in support of immigrants, while the popular uprising was gathering steam, right-wing opposition was skeptical about our success and forever predicting a "backlash."

Already, right-wing Republican leaders are declaring a "backlash" against the show of force by immigrants and supporters!

There is NO backlash!
Immigrant communities have proved to have massive support.
There is NO immigration "problem" needing reform.
The right-wing created that idea (and "solution").

This is all in order for lawmakers to ignore the demonstrated will of the people in support of immigrant communities!

Hey anarchists and other radicals!
You want an exciting fight? You want some extralegal fun? You want to fuck shit up?
Get ready to go to the Mexican border and fight the Minuteman Project ( and destroy any attempt they make to construct a border wall!

Monday, May 01, 2006

MayDay: over 1 million strong!

More than 1 million immigrants and their supporters skipped work and took to the streets.
The nationwide boycott succeeded in slowing or shutting many farms, factories, markets and restaurants.

-over 400,000 marched in LA
-over 400,000 marched in Chicago
-over 50,000 marched in San Jose
-over 30,000 marched across Florida
Cities all across the country saw demonstrations in the hundreds or thousands.

Tyson Foods Inc., the world's largest meat producer, shuttered about a dozen plants and saw "higher-than-usual absenteeism" at others.
Goya Foods suspended delivery everywhere except Florida.
Some areas saw most all seasonal laborers not show up.
In LA, truckers avoided the nation's largest shipping port and about one in three small businesses was closed downtown.
1 in 4 students at Los Angeles Unified School District were absent.

Today was a show of great courage for immigrant communities who face real legal and financial implications.
The forces attacking immigrant communities are far less popular. We must never let them think otherwise.


Pres. Bush's reaction:
"The president is not a fan of boycotts," said press secretary Scott McClellan. "People have the right to peacefully express their views, but the president wants to see comprehensive reform pass the Congress so that he can sign it into law."

Comprehensive reform?!?!?
Until the lawmakers adopt the platform's demanded by marchers today, let there be no "reform!"
Their "reform" is only changes to benefit corporations and the extreme right-wing.

Because of the surmounting odds facing immigrant communities, let today be a wake up call to the White left and anarchists.
The call has gone out... We must stand in solidarity with these communities and seek to eliminate laws that declare people "illegal."