What I’m Doing This Thursday Teatime

March on the US Embassy!


Thursday April 29th, 5pm, Assemble outside SOAS, Malet Street (nearest tubes Goodge St and Russell Sq)
Called by Stop the War Coalition, Student CND and FOSIS

Well, how else can I register my anger at the atrocities being committed in Iraq by the occupying US military? Writing these rants at 6am when I’m too fucking angry to sleep can only achieve so much.

The most important action you can take is to get on the streets, show the governments of the world what real people power looks like. Just like the March For Women’s Lives did last Sunday, undermining in one day a deacde of crypto-fascist Republican bullshit.

So, if you’ve been reading and connecting with these antiwar rants and you can get down to London on Thursday, please do your best to make it. Every single body counts, every single person is another slap in the face for Bush’s occupation of Iraq and pacification of war criminal Ariel Sharon. Bush is ripping our world into bloody shreds around us, we have to do the utmost to stop this psychopath and his insane Christian vision of an American Empire.

I can tell you now, you won’t be on the telly. It’ll barely be a footnote on the news. These huge popular movements aren’t getting any mass-media coverage. 1.5 million of us marched in London last year and where’s the analyses, the in-depth documentaries? There’s not enough time, they’ve spent it all on making programmes about who Becks may or may not be shagging. Anything to distract and deceive.

So you won’t get famous, your mates won’t see you, mid-frame, looking cool like Che.

But you may help to change the world and save many, many lives.

It’s your life, your choice. Do you want to live it as an empowered free human being or as merely an obedient consumer?

Lion or sheep? Take your pick.

Blair Is A Poodle – It’s Official!

“In possibly the most stinging rebuke ever to a British government by its foreign policy establishment, 52 former ambassadors and international officials have written to Tony Blair telling him he is damaging UK (and western) interests by backing George W. Bush’s misguided policies in the Middle East. It would be comforting to imagine that their comments will be heeded.”(Source Financial Times)

Good quote, innit? Taken from that filthy communist publication, The Financial Times. First The Torygraph publishes an account of a British Army officer calling the US military Nazis and now the FT puts the boot in.

Who has Blair got left on his side?

Apart from the FT running it, this attack is also important because of the nature of the attackers. These aren’t idealistic, lefty kids. These people are all professional diplomats. Think about that. These people have been at the very peak of their profession, a profession that relies on tact, non-confrontational approaches and a solid grasp of international relations.

These are the people condemning Blair for his poodleism.

“The organisers of this most undiplomatic d?marche are, moreover, Atlanticists. Yet, in essence, what they are telling Mr Blair is: if you really have influence with the Bush administration, now is the time to use it. If that proves “unacceptable or unwelcome” in Washington, they write, “there is no case for supporting policies which are doomed to failure”. (Source Financial Times)

Put more simply, “Try growing a fucking backbone, Tony.”

My wife pointed out an even more worrying aspect to this story. These diplomats aren’t anti-establishment. In fact, they’re probably as establishment as you can get.

So how terrible must the situation be in terms of international relations for them to break ranks and attack Blair in such a public manner?

And according to Robin Cook, their views are also held by current serving ambassadors:

Mr Cook, writing in The Independent, says it is inconceivable that agreement on a common text could have been reached among the former diplomats “without widespread sympathy for their views among the ambassadors who have replaced them”.

Underlining the unprecedented importance of their letter, Mr Cook adds: “By the standards of diplomatic communiqu?s, their statement is off the Richter scale.” (Source: The Independent)

Poor old Butcher Blair… will his tears ever manage to shift a drop of the blood on his hands?

Fuck Blair: Fallujah has just undergone the most intense shelling so far from the Nazi-like (?British Army) US military. US AC130 gunships have been slaughtering the innocents of Iraq once again while we do nothing. The US military is massacring civilians, simply by labelling them “insurgents.” We won’t see the bodies on our TVs, it won’t be in the headlines.

But it’s happening. With Butcher Blair’s total support.

Screamadelica 27/4/2004

Yaaay! Back on form tonight, the irritating twats from last week weren’t out tonight. Probably all at a cocking Jet gig.

I danced considerably, from pretty much the start till the very end. Great atmosphere, no beerboy blokes trying to start fights plus I saw some peeps I haven’t seen in ages.

This night just continues to piss all over the sad offerings that Notts dishes up. And it’s here! And it’s FREEE! OBRIGADO!

Click here for all-nude girl-on-girl action (no, I am lying)