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THE Labour Party

I have been dismally disappointed by the Labour Part ever since I can remember. It started when they stole my parents from me for most of my Childhood on the promise of a bright and better Country.

Then John Smith Died.

Then came the Joker…

And it got worse and worse and worse… until finally about 5 years ago I realised that they are a bunch of Tories wearing red ties. But anyway, enough about me, I just like to complain and do nothing.

Check these guys out THE Labour party.

June 5th 2009
Time 10:00 pm – 7:00 am
Title The Death and Astonishing Resurrection of THE Labour Party

Location London & Brighton pub, 139 Queens Road, Peckham, London SE15 2ND

Speaker Mister Mayhem

Phone Contact 07 769 695 359

Topic / Issue Race & Class

Sponsor The Government of the Dead

Map and Directions

Facebook Event

Anarchy Conference 2009

home-img3I like Anarchy. Its good. Its doing something at least for what you believe in and from what I have experienced there can be a whole lot of fun involved if you’re not taking it all incredibly seriously…

So with that I bring to you the Anarchist Movement Conference 2009. Take a look at the call to the Movement

“The anarchist ideals of mutual aid, solidarity and the desire to live as equals have been echoed throughout our history, in every country, by women and men, regardless of race or ethnicity. We have a proud history, this conference is both about recognizing where we have come from and organizing where we want to go. Be a part of it!”

Register

6th-7th June 2009
Queen Mary and Westfield College
London
E1 4NS
http://www.conference09.org.uk

Awesome remix of those lame `spy-on-your-neighbours` posters

LOVE IT!!!

police find dead man after G20 protests

Brisbane News – London police find dead man after G20 protests.

I couldn’t believe this at first when I saw a comment posted on a friends facebook… Strangely its not in th UK News as of yet.

He added later “I was in the vicinity. I had to get away from the main area as it was getting very heated indeed. I could just about see what was going on. Some people were covered in blood…. Felt like a horror movie. Some of the protesters were throwing things at the police therefore delaying medical attention to the dying man – Police version: natural causes!! I am shocked”

London imposes de-facto 9PM curfew on under-16s

BoingBoing has a great posting from London resident Cory Doctorow here.

Basically, if you’re under 16,  in a public place after 9pm, and a police officer decides they don’t like the look of you and your mates, they can tell you to go away. Even if you are doing absolutely nothing wrong.

London and the UK’s inexplicable slide into a half-arsed, amateurish Orwellian future continues.

I can’t wait to vote in the next General Election.

Actually – can we skip that and proceed straight to the revolution?

Ride a motorbike or scooter in London? Clear your diaries…

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Major demo, on Tues 31st March. Protesting against Westminster Council’s cash-grabbing and opportunistic fees. The scheme to make you pay to park your bike isn’t permanent yet. If enough people kick up an inconvenient fuss, they will quietly bin the scheme. So – protest!!!

Meet in Trafalgar Square at 5.30ish, Tues 31st March.

It’ll be noisy, shouty and fun!

Full details here

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Not all coppers are bad.

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These lovely Community Support Officers agreed to have their picture taken with a rose given to them by The Optimists Society on Valentines day.

However when we asked them about how they felt about the New Anti-Terrorism 2008 acts, they had absolutely no idea what we were talking about.

Heh, nice picture though!

Motorbike Parking Tax from Westminster Council

No to the Bike Parking Tax

You may have noticed that motorbike parking bays in central London have suddenly sprouted new signs, demanding payment for what has always been free.

This is Westminster Council’s latest bright idea. They admit, in writing, that this is nothing more than a method for extracting cash. So – a new tax on motorcyclists. No doubt, cyclists will be next, and then – who knows? – pavement tolls!

What London needs is a transport infrastructure that works better – and a vital part of that is heterogeneity. You need a mix, people on buses, people on tubes, people who cycle, people who walk, and people who ride scooters and motorbikes. Motorbike riding has been on the rise lately, to London’s benefit. So what do Westminster do? They think “Aha! Money!!”

Right now, the scheme is a test. Here is a video, from last night, of what Westminster Council can expect more of, if they don’t cease and desist with this idiotic plan.

Boris backs Thatcher | News |

Boris is at it again….

Boris backs Thatcher over golliwog sacking.

Secret Police?

Jail for photographing police?

The relationship between photographers and police could worsen next month when new laws are introduced that allow for the arrest – and imprisonment – of anyone who takes pictures of officers ‘likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism’.

Set to become law on 16 February, the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 amends the Terrorism Act 2000 regarding offences relating to information about members of armed forces, a member of the intelligence services, or a police officer.

The new set of rules, under section 76 of the 2008 Act and section 58A of the 2000 Act, will target anyone who ‘elicits or attempts to elicit information about (members of armed forces) … which is of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism’.

A person found guilty of this offence could be liable to imprisonment for up to 10 years, and to a fine.

The law is expected to increase the anti-terrorism powers used today by police officers to stop photographers, including press photographers, from taking pictures in public places. ‘Who is to say that police officers won’t abuse these powers,’ asks freelance photographer Justin Tallis, who was threatened by an officer last week.

This government’s contempt for civil liberties continues…

Will this “anti-terror” law be used by the police to harrass anyone they want to? Of course it will.

Complete story, from the British Journal of Photography here.

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