Thursday, December 31, 2009

Blasphemy Is Fun

From today, 1 January 2010, the new Irish blasphemy law becomes operational, and we begin our campaign to have it repealed. Blasphemy is now a crime punishable by a €25,000 fine. The new law defines blasphemy as publishing or uttering matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion, with some defences permitted.

“Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time! But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, talk about a good bullshit story. Holy Shit!”
-George Carlin

What If Punk Is Dead?

I went to a punk show last week at 924 Gilman St. I am almost 35 years old and I still attend shows at Gilman regularly. We saw a boy who was maybe around age 11 and we were hyped. I looked around and confirmed, like I have a lot recently, that the average age of people attending punk shows has continued to rise. Where are the youngbloods? Where are the crews of kids rejecting the banality of the suburbs for the rebellion of punks shows?!
They aren't there.

I think punk is dying. It is not in danger of disappearing but it can't continue the way it has since the early 80's. The lifers like myself are still there and so is a huge segment left over from the multiple explosions the scene saw in the 90's. Fresh faces are few and far between.

Punk no longer has the attention of the young rebel. It is old news. With the internet, there is no underground. With no underground, there is little obvious difference between true DIY ethics as rebellion and slick viral marketing. Musically, punk isn't as shocking as it was created to be. I can hear punk riffs, screams, and influences in a lot of top rock acts. So maybe punk as rebel music is dead.

I mentioned 924 Gilman earlier. When it first opened in the late 80's, it took dedication to even want to go there to see bands. Now kids can go to the gentrified section of former-industrial Berkeley and go to Gilman set between a family mega-pub and a bourgie meat and wine joint.

I am not even sure many of the youths who would have been attracted to punk rock even want to genuinely rebel. In this post-modern world, rebellion is less a political act and more a choice of genre. I don't know what kids in the suburbs are into but if AP Magazine and the internet are any clue, teen rebellion/acceptance is purley about buying into styles divorced from any context (a la screamo crunk).

Maybe I don't go to shows that attract the younger crowds. I wonder what those shows are. I don't think the aspect of band and audience being equals that is core to punk resonates with young people anymore. Young people want flashy celebrity that they can dream of or aspire to be but that is always out of reach. Kids don't want a three dimensional "hero" they can interact with (and be let down by). They want (former supposed punk) Pete Wentz who is always on TV and marries the plastic-surgery-pretty psuedo celeb to have babies for TMZ.

We can keep carrying the flag. Our scene won't go anywhere except get smaller and tighter. I would love this rant to be proven wrong, if only because of the value I feel in punk as rebellion.

12 Things That Became Obsolete This Decade

(from HuffPost)

Text messaging, BlackBerry Messaging, Instant Messaging, Tweeting, Google Wave-ing, and emailing have taken over communication. The popularity of text messaging is gradually edging out calling. The AP reports that Americans sent more than 110 billion text messages in December 2008, double the number in the last month of 2007.

Very interesting and true. Sending a quick text seems so much easier than engaging in pleasantries to express a simple message. The big shift for me was receiving texts from my mom.

-Newspaper classifieds
Not only have ad dollars followed audiences online, but the expansion of Craigslist -- from one city, San Francisco, to over 500 -- has sent chills down the spines of newspaper publishers everywhere, thinning newspapers and reducing ad sales.

I can remember searching for apartments pre-Craigslist but I can't imagine job searching w/o online resources. Good-bye newspapers.

-Dial Up Internet
Noisy, slow, erratic, and wired.

It almost feels nostalgic to think that I am the last pre-internet generation. I can remember the early internet and dial-up. It built character to witness the difference in information exchange, business, and porn.

Users have traded Britannicas on the bookshelf for the collaboratively-built, online-only Wikipedia.

Just the other day, an older film made an encyclopedia reference. I joked that it was obviously pre-internet. Despite corporations using backdoor tactics to influence wiki entries, I like the notion of a decentralized cooperative resource.

CDs, and the stores that sold them, have all but been replaced by digital music that can be downloaded online, one track at a time.

CDs are still around to some extent and I can't wait until they are gone! My car's stereo can't catch up fast enough.

-Landline Phones

I haven't used a landline phone as my primary phone since around 2002. It doesn't make much sense to.

-Film (Film Cameras)
Digital cameras--on phones, point-and-shoots, or computers--are capturing memories, instantly and cheaply, in place of film cameras.

It is almost a little sad to think of all the energy and money I put into film photography.

-Yellow Pages & Address Books
Phone books, address books, and the Yellow Pages have been made obsolete, their information transferred from paper onto smartphones, and the web.

What does anyone do with the phonebooks they keep delivering now but throw them away?!

Earlier this decade, "spam" came through the mail slot, not into your inbox.

As a youngster, I would spend hours and hours pouring over catalogs. Now I spend hours and hours on blogs featuring the newest products. When will the scourge of Victoria's Secret catalogs cease?!

-Fax Machines

Fax machines have always seemed antiquated to me since I only began using one for work in 2001.

Wireless internet, wireless updating, wireless downloads, wireless charging, wireless headphones: Although wires are still around (for now!), they're well on their way to being a thing of the past.

This is one area I am still trying to catch up on. My computer and TV are still tethered to wires.

-Hand-Written Letters
Love letters, thank you notes, and invitations have gone being hand-written to typed, and from the mailbox to the inbox. Sending online messages is a bargain next to $.44 stamp.

As long as I am thanking people older than me, a physical letter will still be in use. I must also admit- things like physical love letters are art and electronic versions don't compare (yet).


In the Ukraine, in response to the sexual trafficking and gender oppression, a group of 150 women is seeking autonomy from men.
They call themselves Asgarda.
Reviving the tribal traditions of the Scythian Amazons of ancient Greek mythology, the Asgarda train in martial arts and learn skills and sciences.

While the above is most likely over embellisment by a sensationalistic journalist, something is going on.

Quick Links

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2009: The Best

The Gaslight Anthem- "The '59 Sound"
The Gaslight Anthem’s 'The '59 Sound' might be my #1 anything of 2009. I kept hearing about The Gaslight Anthem, so I downloaded their album for free (illegally, of course). It has stayed in rotation ever since. Their extremely catchy Americana wouldn’t let go of me and the lyrics surely resonated. The comparisons to Springsteen are pretty accurate. I want to also note that after downloading the album, I not only turned as many people as I could on to The Gaslight Anthem but I went to see them live. This is a perfect example of building a (paying) audience from free music.

If there ever was a film worthy of all accolades, Precious is it. My mind was blown at how amazingly Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique handled their roles. Precious is shocking, tragic, humorous-at-times, and endearing. You should see it!

Tumblr is like a cross between Flickr and Twitter which sounds kinda lame but it isn’t. I enjoy the connected-ness of all the Tumblr blogs as they “reblog” things all with links back to the source. Like all good things on the internet, Tumblr is fantastic for porn.

The Girlfriend Experience
I realized that I primarily go to disappointing movies based on fanboy content of which I am a fan of. The Girlfriend Experience was like a welcome shock to my senses. I loved this film. The format, visuals, and score were all fresh and enjoyable. I loved how the topic of prostitution (both sexual and legal wage slavery) was handled. Plus, let’s face it- Sasha Grey is hot.

AFI- "Crash Love"
If I made a worst list or biggest disappointment list for 2009, 'Crash Love' would also make that list. However, I can’t deny that I was really waiting for this. It is a catchy album and it beats Decemberunderground. It is more simplistic in every way and I wonder how much producer issues played into that end product. I don’t know if everyone is sold on AFI’s new non-glam simplistic pop incarnation but if you measure it on its own and not against older AFI, it is quite enjoyable.

Remington R-15
This rifle type is as popular as it fucking gets right now. As soon as I shot Remington’s R-15, I loved it and knew I needed one!

Blacklisted- "No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me"
I may regret adding this to my top list as new as it is but I am betting that it will hold up. This album came out of nowhere and sounded fresh. Blacklisted went from an American Nightmare clone in my mind to this incarnation that blends Every Time I Die, Guns N Roses, and Death In June with rockin HC. If I had any criticism of the album, it would be the lack of variation in the vocals. Talk to me in 6 months and see if I still love this album. Good thing Blacklisted didn’t breakup.

American Idiot
I had never been to a musical before (despite being a huge fan of musicals in film). American Idiot was fun and amazing. You can read my full review HERE. I did go see it a 2nd time which says a lot. Hopefully, this show continues on to bigger things.

Lady Gaga
Everything about Lady Gaga makes my top list. I can’t get enough of her. Take parts of my favorite dance artists (Fischerspooner, Peaches), add some flair of Grace Jones, and mix heavily with pop… How could you go wrong?! She slowly built my interest and then exploded with Paparrazzi. Fame Monster and the video for Bad Romance were enough to have me hooked for sure.

How I Became An Anarchist

I stumbled upon this blog meme 'How I Became An Anarchist'. Not only is it fun to read about how other people came to identify as anarchists, I also think it helps develop a narrative to better understand our unseen peers. My story won’t be too lengthy. That would be boring. Feel more than free to ask me questions and I encourage you all to write your own story, post it elsewhere online, or post it in the comments section.

As far back as I can remember, my parents instilled in me the belief that it is correct to stand up to authority if necessary. When I got in trouble in 5th grade, my Dad came to the school and stood by my story and told the administration they were lying. In Junior High, I would violate my school’s dress code and then ask for reasons why such dress was not permitted- telling the administration that just ‘because they said so’ was, in fact, not a reason. In high school, the administration was shocked when my parents and I refused to accept their authority 'just because'.

I don’t know if all of the standing up to school officials had any correlation to my attraction to rebel subcultures but I did find myself engulfed in punk as early as 13yrs old. I think I am lucky to have discovered punk when I did. It was impossible to ignore the anti-authoritarian left wing ideas within the scene. My close punk friend quickly came to identify as a (godless) communist. It was the first time in my life that I came face to face with the two tenets I had been taught were evil since birth. That did a lot to question what I had always accepted and move me from fitting politics into my life to fitting my life into my politics.

By age 19, I fully identified as an orthodox Marxist. For the next maybe 5+ years, I studied Marx and socialism and dedicated myself to social struggle. While most of this time was still spent within punk circles, a great deal of my time was also spent among hip hop heads and people of color. After a while, I struggled with my political ineffectiveness amongst my friends of color. I also took to heart the lessons of SDS/WUO. This was a major breaking point with traditional (authoritarian) Leftism. I wanted to be correct and effective. To do that, I began to raise consciousness among my White punk peers. At this point in time, I identified as a post-modern Marxist or maybe even an anarcho-syndicalist but I was still rooted firmly in Leftist thought.

After graduating college and entering the (semi) adult world, my conflicts with likeminded Left groups continued. I desperately wanted to plug into a group where I could use my resources to further our struggle. To be completely honest, I was straight up rejected by some of these groups. I understood their reasoning but it was extremely frustrating. It was then that I made the outright conscious decision to abandon the label of socialist and become an anarchist to work with my punk peers.

It has been a long long time since I adopted the label of anarchist. I realize how little I knew of anarchist principles when I first took on the label. Ironically, I still find myself at odds with most popular contemporary American anarchy.

How I ended up calling myself an Anarchist by A Division By Zero

How I Became an Anarchist by BroadSnark

70min Review of Phantom Menace.

I can't believe I watched the whole thing! It was worth it though. This 70 minute critique of Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace is extremely thorough and engrossing. I won't even attempt to explain it.


I must say, the one extremely bothersome aspect of the whole video review is the creator's attempt at humor. We get it- This is nerd stuff. No need to constantly make references to violence against women for laughs. Fuck off dude.


Recently, in anarchist circles I have heard a term uttered more times than I care to hear it: Intuition.

There is an assumption that all of this dead society is bad and so we cannot trust it. Instead, we should get back to some mythical intuition and throw the baby out with the bath water. Let me be clear, whatever we cannot change or rebuild, we shall destroy. That understood, I didn’t get attracted to radical politics so that we could become idiots.

I was attracted to struggle through the prism of Marxism and dialectical materialism. Yes, science. I still think of politics in terms of a science (albeit more post-modern now). I want no part of a supposed radical critique that tells us not to trust science and to instead trust our intuitions. Science has a set of rules and no matter how un-anarchist that sounds, it is a set of rules so that we can judge and learn from the objective world as unfettered by our acknowledged subjectivity as possible. I have read plenty, usually from the likes of Crimethinc and primitivists, that espouses the value of intuitive folk science. Folk science. Uh, no thank you. It was, and continues to be, the politics of intuition and emotion that creates and perpetuates systems of hierarchy.
I realize one’s mind might be poisoned by their surroundings to even think that their self(ish) interests should drive social institutions over common interests but that is what has happened in all “primitive” stages of history. I want nothing to do with intuitive beliefs wrapped in new gods.
My radicalism is grounded in the material world. A world that can be tested by more than my feelings.

Link Roundup

-Anyone can be stripped, with NO RECOURSE, of all their legal rights on a Presidential say so.
The Constitution is clear: no person can be held without due process; no person can be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment. And the U.S. law on torture of any kind is crystal clear: it is forbidden, categorically, even in time of “national emergency.” And the instigation of torture is, under U.S. law, a capital crime. No person can be tortured, at any time, for any reason, and there are no immunities whatsoever for torture offered anywhere in the law.
And yet this is what Barack Obama — who, we are told incessantly, is a super-brilliant Constitutional lawyer — has been arguing in case after case since becoming president: Torturers are immune from prosecution; those who ordered torture are immune from prosecution….let’s be absolutely clear: Barack Obama has taken the freely chosen, public, formal stand — in court — that there is nothing wrong with any of these activities.

- former grand jury resistor Chris Boette has turned snitch

- Activist Maurice Joseph Schwenkler received one year of probation and was ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution for smashing windows at the Colorado Democratic Party headquarters.

I found this interesting because of how easy I imagine such an action. Plus, it is on our terms not at a rally where police have already massed.

Pulling up new rogues all along the way. I'm just another face in this desperate youth parade.

Monday, December 21, 2009

No Public Health = $$$$

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Big Ups to Gareth Thomas

I don't know the first thing about Rugby but I know Gareth Thomas is brave and awesome and gay.

Naughty or Nice

I find it very disturbing to hear parents using Santa as a bribe for good behavior.

I don't like the idea of parents instilling in children belief in made up characters for any reason. Be it Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, or Jehovah. It creates a culture that denigrates the material world and true responsibility.

Bribing someone with a reward for their behavior is a cornerstone of our society. Without it, no one would consent to behavior that in and of itself is not rewarding. People's minds are so clouded by this bullshit that they end up re-defining 'work.' Work as an advertising firm administrative assistant is NOT even in the same world as work such as growing and cooking one's food. The latter is not work and is intrinsically rewarding.

But back to Santa.
There can be nothing positive about bribing a child to behave well for toys supposedly brought from a make believe being. It might be a more complex idea, but why shouldn't a child be taught to behave well because to not do so is unacceptable and it brings no reward?

Disclaimer: I am no parent and I am sure a pragmatic method is desirable when dealing with a screaming two year old.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Anarchism As Responsibility

Conservatives like to talk about personal responsibility. By that they mean taking responsibility for your own well being and perhaps that of your family and community. But if you are not within the circle, what that comes down to is “fend for yourself.”

Liberals talk about taking responsibility for the less fortunate. By that they mean donating time or money to organizations (that employ other liberals) and letting them help people in need. But that creates dependency and doesn’t question the privilege underlying their altruism.

Anarchism, as a system based on cooperation, addresses the weaknesses in both liberal and conservative philosophies.

Like conservatives, anarchists think we should be taking personal responsibility for ourselves, our families, and our communities. But where conservatives want to put up a wall, beyond which their responsibilities don’t go, anarchists have always understood that resolving our problems requires taking responsibility on a worldwide scale.

Like liberals, anarchists are concerned with the vast majority of people who struggle to have even the basic necessities of life. But anarchists don’t want to install themselves in positions of power where they can met out drips and drabs of whatever liberals have been willing to give up. Anarchists want to work side by side with people, questioning the hierarchies and privileges that cause those inequities. We are not creating dependency, we are recognizing interdependency.

And anarchist principles work.

(from BroadSnark)

Mercenary State

What if the USA privatized our military? It would certainly heighten the desire to go to war and to create conflict because it would be even more profitable, right? Whose interests would a private for-profit military serve?

What if I told you that private contractors now comprise a whopping 69% of the Department of Defense’s total workforce?! They do.

The current total US force in Afghanistan is approximately 189,000 personnel (68,000 US troops and 121,000 contractors). The US has spent more than $23 billion on contracts in Afghanistan since 2002.

There is a theory that is gaining support. The idea is that a private military is cheaper than the armed forces which promise too much to enlistees and that this mercenary force can move quicker without regard to law, procedure, or a bureaucracy bound by such conventions. This is not only popular with politicians sucking at the teet of war profiteers. This thought is gaining popularity with the public. Afterall, who wants to actually bear the burden of raised taxes or joining the military?

My big question mentioned above is whose interests does this all serve? As a private mercenary force engulfs the US war machine and bleeds a weakening government dry (via creating more conflicts for profit as well as billing the state for said conflicts), what we will have on our hands is a force larger and more powerful than a (supposedly) democratic state ready to crack the skulls of the resistance that is also sure to grow alongside this mercenary-state.

Link Roundup

- Rage Against X-Factor. No one outside of the UK knows (or cares?) but there is a grassroots campaing to dislodge American Idol-esque pop from the Christmas charts with Rage Against The Machine. RATM explain and rock out:

-There's a war going on! Hipsters vs. Jews in Williamsburg. haha

-Avatar's Great White Hope... or When will White people stop making movies like Avatar?

-Maoists declare Kathmandu Autonomous Zone

- Marvel Comics announced a series written, drawn, lettered, colored, and edited by women. The line will not necessarily feature female characters or storylines targeted at women. Sounds cool to me! But why the fuck would Marvel then name the project something as stupid as "Girl Comics?!"

-Palestinian security agents who have been detaining and allegedly torturing supporters of Hamas have been working with the CIA!
"The [Central Intelligence] Agency consider them as their property, those two Palestinian services."
How are these lackey dogs being allowed to retain power??!

Climate in Copenhagen

OK, so a bunch of world leaders got together to work out some agreement that will make them feel like they are helping the earth... or just helping industry to the earth!

Anarchists and other radicals voiced their opposition to this sham quite visibly. Cobble stones were-a-flying! And then the Copenhagen pigs vamped. Over 1,000 Black Bloc'ers were arrested in one fell swoop.

"What if They Threw a Black Bloc and the Police Arrested Everyone?"

Anyone arrested, including those arrested for "looking suspicious" got a stay in an overcrowded cage.

Local account of the police state vibe.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Atheist Super Heroes

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Iron Man 2 Trailer Crit

I should start by saying that I never liked the character of Tony Stark/Iron Man nor was I ever interested in the Iron Man book. I did really enjoy the Iron Man film however.

This trailer is significant because it plays with what makes Tony Stark interesting; The warped values of American capitalism.
We see Stark brashly refuse to surrender his property to the government. What a patriot! Then Stark promptly calls for the privatization of law and order. In contrast, we hear the supposed villain rightfully claim that Stark is a thief. Too bad the good guys won't win.

Oh, and the first look at War Machine is pretty cool too.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Increasing Zionism in IDF

We hear a lot about the need to fight religious extremism. What if the US's motives were to defend a nation based on racism and religious purity? What if this ally nation was in danger of its armed forces turning even more fundamentalist and extreme?
(And no, I ain't talking about Pakistan.)

The Zionist Israeli Defense Force (IDF) is undergoing radical changes in favour of a religion-infused ideology that is increasingly putting it at odds with the Israeli establishment.

-The IDF army chief Rabbi quoted a near-millennial religious commentary to conclude that soldiers who show mercy to the enemy will be ‘damned’.
-Orthodox soldiers in active duty displayed banners calling for disobeying orders.
-Rightwing Rabbis offer financial support to soldiers advocating refusal to carry orders.
-Israel allows special religious schools to cooperate with the army to integrate military service with their Torah curriculum.

These Zionists want a religious war that the USA has seemingly been willing to help foster and pay for.

The desire of the sons of anarchy

(thanx Mel)

Links to Enjoy

-The US military is using a "God Gun." This electronic weapon instantaneously "kills" personnel or vehicles and removes them from the fight when participants are within the kill zone or blast radius..."

-Kobe Bryant posed on the cover of ESPN Magazine in a Barca kit. Then he had his new signature shoes modeled after football/soccer boots. Now the below image has been released to market his shoes from Nike.

I can't imagine appealing to soccer supporters would garner him much marketing force, so why has Nike gone this route?

-American Apocalypse is a newly released book. It is a post-civ novel written from a rightwing perspective. I am curious what scenarios it envisions but I think it may focus more on the main character becoming "a formidable force of harsh justice in a lawless land."

-The douchebag cast of douchelord show Entourage are apparently racist and homophobic tools off camera. Surprised?

-HEre's another reason to hate The Twilight Saga and its deplorable messages to young people: Top 20 Unfortunate Lessons Girls Learn From Twilight

Desired Penis Size

I found this very interesting. A graph illustrating women's preferred penis size.

click to enlarge

I actually don't put a whole lot of faith into this graph. How about you?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Soldier Of Love


Monday, December 07, 2009

Beauty in Athens

She was probably in her mid-forties, dressed in black, with a ring through her nose. She was screaming abuse at the riot police, who had made some arrests, and were leading the suspects away.
I asked her if she wanted to tell Al Jazeera how she felt. She looked at me with disgust.
"You are a journalist!"
This was true, so I nodded.
"****ing media, full of lies, **** off!"

Just round the corner, a menacing group of youths approached us. Their faces were covered in masks, and they carried rocks and sticks.
"Stop filming", they ordered, "Or you and your equipment will be damaged. Get away from here."

On the roof, their colleagues were busy lowering the blue and white Greek flag, and raising the black and red flag of Anarchy.

in my capacity as a journalist, I have rarely felt myself the focus of such hatred and suspicion as I have here in Athens.

Video: KiD CuDi feat. MGMT & RATATAT - Pursuit of Happiness

I been waiting for this.

Too bad it doesn't feature MGMT or Ratatat in the video and too bad the video is pretty cliche.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Onward Christian Mercenaries

Blackwater/Xe seem to be the US government's extra-legal death squad.

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

"You can't handle the truth"?

The USA is paying right-wing Christian fundamentalists to wage war in a country that the US has not declared war on. These mercenaries are being shielded from international law by the US.
Now, the head mercenary (who may, in fact, work directly for the CIA not as a contractor) is insuring against any potential limp governmental inquiry.

Obama will have tripled the amount of US troops in Afghanistan to 100,000.
The number of mercenaries on the US payroll is already more than 100,000.
Obama is the war President.


There has been a major hoopla in the corporate media about the Salahis "crashing" a White House state dinner. The entire focus has been on security and thus, suggesting that we need more security around state functions.
Nothing has been said about the fact that entrance to this party was based solely on having the money to pay to get in!
Vetting is done by White House security but the current climate suggests that we should not worry about those who have the cash to pay their way in.

And, uh... What up with that White woman's Indian get-up!?

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Abortion coverage ban to be introduced in Senate

Republican Senator Orrin Hatch and Democratic Senator Ben Nelson are planning to introduce an amendment to the Senate health care reform bill that is virtually identical to the Stupak ban that passed in the House. With both Republican and Democratic support for this damaging amendment, it is entirely possible that the resulting health care reform legislation will eliminate access to private health insurance coverage of abortion for millions of women.

This is the easiest sending of a message I have ever seen. I encourage you all to do it.
CLICK HERE and fill in the info and click send.

Isn't it ridiculous for an anarchist to be asking folks to contact government representatives regarding legislation, you ask. Well, until we have radical doctors providing free and safe abortions in our medical clinics, I am supporting all efforts to defend abortions and to hopefully see them made more available.


(thanx to aag)

Link Roundup

-Here is a map of the "Whitening" of lame ass TV show Heroes.
You can look at it to see how they cut out the color or just laugh at how many characters they wrote in/out.

-"plastic, we see it as being against nature but it's come out of nature. We didn't create plastic, nature created plastic."
Damon Albarn is an idiot.

-USDA listed PETA as a terrorist threat.
If PETA gets on the terrorist list, anyone who ever donated money to PETA can be charged with aiding terrorism. OF course, it is all just the government's attempt to limit the scope of struggle.

- Where is the American working class?
I grew up always being told that unions were bad and never helped workers. This helps explain that odd way of thinking.

- Hawkeye's Avengers costume will be "modern"
"It's going to be a guy in sunglasses and a vest." Oh wonderful.

- Global cities – global gangs
States are outdated. Gangs are global. So shall resistance be!

- Call for Celtic fans to wave Palestinian flags
I want photos from this match!
States are outdated. "Gangs" are global. So shall be resistance!

- Power To The People??
Global Guerrilla's John Robb lays out what an anti-statist pro-business model would look like. (Ayn Rand would wet her panties.)

Goldman Sachs And Guns

The scumbags and charlatans at Goldman Sachs have stolen our tax dollars and now Vanity Fair has published a piece detailing just how amazingly these douchelords are fucking us all over.
They are fully aware of the public outcry and hatred against them. It is for that reason, Goldman Sachs bankers are beginning to arm themselves!
And if the proles really do appear brandishing pitchforks at the doors of Park Avenue and the gates of Round Hill Road, you can be sure that the Goldman guys and their families will be holed up in their safe rooms with their firearms.
Think about it? Would anyone care if some of those Goldman Sachs execs were offed?

Cute Memes: Rescued Dogs

Everyone knows I am sick of cute memes. Apparently those of us who aren't looking at porn, just use the internet to find oh-so-cute pics and vids of cats. Well, here are some pics of the cutest dogs who were all rescued from dog fighting. So sad and so heartwarming.


Fuck Michael Vick T-shirts

Coming Soon: Nature's Express

Coming to Berkeley (on Solano Ave apparently): Nature's Express.

Some of that menu looks bomb!

JMJ Documentary

The sad thing is that people know who did it. They have to. Now I ain't saying you have to run to the cops but that person/those people should be dealt with... and for all I know (which is nothing), they may have been dealt with.

SOA: Na Triobloidi

I am obsessed with 'outlaw culture.'

Do yourself a favor: Get a TV, watch seasons 1 and 2 of Sons Of Anarchy... just so you can witness the humdinger of Season 2's finale, Na Triobloidi!

Freddy Corbin!
Anarchist books on tape!