Sunday, January 15, 2006

Choke Back
It's great to see that Choke Mag is going to be back!!

Team Choke, Bristol's very own shoestring publishers and DIY music promoters, is relaunching its magazine for the radically altered world of 2006. The original Choke zine ran for thirteen issues between 2001 and 2004 before collapsing under the weight of its own pomposity and missionary zeal. 1st April will see the publication of our first issue in over a year....

V.Cool. You can get involved in it - see details by following the link.

PS. I wrote about US air strikes in Iraq over Xmas and how they, by definition of what they are, must also hit civilians. Well the recent botched strike in Pakistan goes to prove this point. Problem is that even in the target had been there (which he wasn't) - it still would have killed women and children in the process. I read that the difference between this attack and a 'terror' attack is that a 'targeted assassination' does not aim to kill civilians while an terror attack does. Its a lame point as its no consolation to the victims families - plus under what authority are you acting to be able to judge others lives in this manner? Plus more often than not it does not achieve the aim of reducing terror as each strike generates new recruits for terror groups and so on. What a crock of shit. This is terrorism; state terrorism - slightly different rules and paramters - but the end result is the same.

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