Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Sometimes the most amazing juxtapositions happen: I watch the Steven Soderbergh film traffic which was on the TV over the Easter weekend and partway though during the ad break and an advert came on for reebok fronted by former low-level crack dealer 50 Cent talking about how many times he got shot, followed by an anti-cocaine advert from the state then back to the film about the failure of the war on drugs. You cant make this shit up!

The film ends with the former US drug Czar giving an amazing speech where he says (and I am paraphrasing) if we are fighting a war on drugs then some of the enemy are our own friends and family.

Few other things I would recommend on the net –
-Ward Churchill and Derrick Jensen in conversation. Amazing stuff.
-Plus an interview with Derrick in NoCompromise.org.
-Naomi Klien gives one of the best dissections of the Iraq war I have heard.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Hassellhoff Boot Scotty
After lots of depressing posts, I came across somthing cheering: reviews on amazon.com of Hassellhoff's greatest hits album:

Reviewer: Al-Zarquarwi (Baghdad, Iraq) - See all my reviews
I used to be an Iraqi insurgent but after attacking and blowing up the lastest road block I stumbled upon what I can only describe as nirvana - David al-Haselhoff's greatest hits. Why oh why was this walking god amongst men not sent to us before? When I played it on a looted stereo I was instantly struck by the melodies that could only have been sent to earth by angels, I was sent into a frenzy of excitation that could only be previously achieved by shooting Americans.

I have now given up my bloody resistance and have pledged to become German.

The track 'Hot Shot City' is particularly good.

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Reviewer: Lech (Poland) - See all my reviews
Here in Poland, David not wellknown famous person. Baywatch not on our television sets because we have no beaches in Poland. Shipyards, yes - beaches, no. Some smuggle in betatapes of the show and people meet and watch together and cheer when David lifesaves. One day, people accidentally smuggle musictape instead. We all listen and start crazydancing. Now we are planning on defecting so we can go to America and dance all day to David. Only bad thing : my girlfriend in love with David. She says he has sexy tan. I love him too, but in different way.

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Reviewer: Rockin Rachel - See all my reviews

Me and my man were cruising for a real romantic night on the town. We had left our 14 children with their grandfather, all though he has also a father to 2 of them...but thats another story. We headed to the local Walmart for our big date in our Chevy.

Had a little problem with opening the door cause Randy had padlocked it shut to keep the Racoons out of the door while it was in the trailer park. When we got to Walmart, Randy took me to the music counter for a big surprise. He had pre ordered a copy of David Hasselhoffs best of album. I was so excited I thought I would pee. Sadly, due to a little problem with Walmarts pre order system, they had forgotten to place it on their list and they had sold all 5 copies they had brought in within 2 months. I was devastated. However, Randy made it up to me by taking me to Dunkin donuts. It was the best night ever! I think I am now pregnant with my 15th child - who I am going to call David in honour of the Master!!! Hot Shot City is our theme song! Go the leather panted David!!

PS:Since I wrote this review I have given birth to a lovely little girl we honour with the name David.

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Who de man! The Hoff is!

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Craig the Fighter
In my last post I give the nasty truth of torture being used as part of the so-called 'war on terror (tm)' and now I am happy to follow the post with some good news, Craig Murray, straight-talking British Ambassador, Craig Murray unmasked the tyrannical 'Karimov' regime, in Uzbekistan. While others kept quiet, our man in Tashkent hit the headlines, working tirelessly to expose the mass-murder at the heart of this Central Asian dictatorship - who has decided to take Jack Straw 'Dogs' on in the upcomming election. Good on him, as it will be an uphill battle. He has already found it hard to rent a HQ as the local property people don't want to piss Straw 'Dogs' off.

According to Bu$h and Bliar, the Karimov regeme, that has boiled people alive, is an ally in the 'war on terror (tm)' - a fitting addition to the war criminals, rapists, sadists and corporate whores in the war so far. I want to write more but am away in France for the Peace Off gig to see local crew Parasite and Anakissed fly the flag for Bristle alongside Sickboy, Rotator, Drop the Lime, Krumble and the very top named Fishcat (or chatpoission to translate). So will write more later.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Torturing Kids
I'd written before about the totally unreported fact that the US has been torturing children in Iraq as part of the 'War on Terror', and here is more:

...other soldier said in January 2004 that troops poured water and smeared mud on the detained 17-year-old son of an Iraqi general and "broke" the general by letting him watch his son shiver in the cold.

From the excellent Empire Notes.

This war is soooooooooooo fucked up that it is hard to see how much lower it can go, but I am sure those war criminals Bu$h and Bliar will figure out a way.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Gunboat Diplomacy
I've been following the Chechnya situation ever since I read the amazing book by herione reporter Anna Politkovskaya. Anyhow, Aslan Maskhadov, one of the guerrilla commanders has been killed by the Russians. The Sun, being simplistic bleats out, 'Army kill Beslan Butcher' but there are more sober examinations if this event and what it means from the Toronto Star:

The death of Aslan Maskhadov, Chechnya's onetime president and chief guerrilla commander, will be hailed in Moscow as a victory for the demoralized Russian military. But those who have closely watched the tiny mountainous republic's slide into chaos and despair view it as a defeat for any hope of a peace process to end a decade of bloodshed that has taken tens of thousands of Chechen and Russian lives.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

The War of Terror Gets Terrifying

Via the so-called anti-terror law, Neo-Labour are busy dismantling what little democracy social struggle has gained us over the last 600 odd years. Apparently the threat to democracy is soooooo great that they feel they should remove it before the Taliban do. Whatever. What really bugs me is all the prattle about how not being killed in a terror bombing is a civil right too. It is not. Being alive is survival and not something at the whim of legal rights. Being alive is nature's gift to us. What we do with that gift is to (in most cases) try to build something with value – a community/culture – and that is where rights come in. To follow Bliars ridiculous rhetoric, factory farmed pigs, confined to their sheds and force-fed steroids and grain are enjoying the greatest 'civil right' there is – they are alive. If that was all nature wanted for us it would have removed any desire to break free from the cage.

Lots of people have been talking about Magna Carta here. You can read it yourself as it is online: TO ALL FREE MEN OF OUR KINGDOM we have also granted, for us and our heirs for ever, all the liberties written out below, to have and to keep for them and their heirs, of us and our heirs…..No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land.

Another aspect of this criminal anti-terror bill is that disruption to economic activity is now terrorism. This gets more and more Orwellian by the day! Terrorism is now so broad a word that it includes everything from blowing things up to picketing a McDonalds. No wonder Dick Cheney said this would not be a war that will end in our life time. It’s a forever-war against liberty and us pigs will always want to be free.

PS. I met one of the local Hunt Sabs the other day. A brave guy. He and 9 others went to a hunt on Dartmoor on the day hunting was banned. There were over 1000 hunters and supporters. To march into an area outnumbered by 100 to 1 with people who hate your guts. That takes some.