Damage Report: 9th-15th January, 2017

trumpgreatagaingifHaving failed at giving up smoking, I’m determined to stick to this one of my New Year’s Resolutions – documenting and sharing some of the most interesting things from Ann Narkeh Media‘s prolefeed each week.

This series has been retitled; ‘Damage Reports’, because unfortunately that’s how it’s shaping up this year…I’m struggling with it all to be honest, virtually everyone I know is.

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You can read last week’s report here if you’re interested.

Keep it lit.

Strike for Victory!

Monday 9th was #tubestrike day, when fake corporate news encouraged workers to get angry about their own exploitation being delayed by tube workers fighting for everybody’s safety. Solidarity with all striking workers!

Maximum Wage

  • Q. Who’s afraid of the ?
  • A. The very very very very rich. The very very very very rich are scared shitless by the .

Tuesday 10th, billionaire media owners scrambled to spin the news that Jeremy Corbyn wants to address absurd levels of inequality in the UK. Meaningful discussion was shut down by telling right wingers that a maximum wage was ‘utterly mad’ (because it would ‘kill aspiration’), and by telling left wingers that Corbyn had capitulated on ‘immigration’  racism. Needless to say, the Maximum Wage proposal is proving to be wildly popular with the 99%.

Fracking

#Fracking idiots #Cuadrilla are still assaulting Nanashire. The knitting nanas and protectors all around the world are still resisting. Real Media are publishing Tina Louise Rotheray’s daily diaries from the frontlines in Lancashire. Utopian Bohemians mashed up this excellent (albeit tragic) slo-mo Funeral escort.

Your taxes at work:

  • Q. How many police does it take to slow march a lorry?
  • A. About 36. (And 4 vans…)

Over 50, 000 people have signed Friends of the Earth’s petition to Save Sherwood Forest from Fracking.

Drill or Drop‘s Ruth HayHurst is publishing weekly reports on protests against dirty fuel in the UK. frack-off.org.uk have published this map detailing all the current threats and the growing resistance around the country.

Westmonster

Caroline Lucas led cross party objections to UK Gov. Plc’s asset stripping of the Green Investment Bank on Wednesday 11th. Predictably, the Tory minister responding had only mealy mouthed cut and paste responses.

The ‘Homeless Reduction Bill‘ which “aims to put a new duty on councils to house people living rough within 56 days”, is still working it’s way through parliament. This follows the “No Second Night Out” initiative lie, which was rolled out in 2010…Meanwhile, a Shoreditch City worker complained  yesterday (Saturday), that he and his neighbours are being “terrorised” in their block of (warm) flats by (cold) homeless people living outside it. (My heart bleeds…)

NHS Crisis

As of Thursday, over 20 UK hospitals are on ‘Black Alert’At least 23 hospital trusts in England declared they were unable to manage demand last week…twitter said in no uncertain terms that the ‘Health Secretary’, Jeremy #HuntMustGO. The hashtag was trending at number one in the UK as protesters braved extreme weather to gather outside the Department of Health, calling for Hunt’s resignation.

Big Brother Corporation

The BBC have announced their ‘Reality Check’ series will become a permanent fixture, debunking (whatever they’re told to say is) on social media. ‘The Ministry of #PostTruth‘…

The Beeb also ran this extremely arrogant, (yet insightful) article about #PostTruth including quotes I can’t be bothered to cut n paste from some toff who I can’t be bothered to research properly. Apparently, he thinks better than we precarious proles waffling away on social media….and that’s what Post Truth is all about…at least he’s brave enough to share what will I assume be largely unpopular and out of touch sentiments about an already deeply unpopular phenomenon. ‘Post Truth’ is OLD. Older than Orwell, older than Bernays and Machiavelli…

Paul Mason Turns Out to be Just Another Capitalist.

I used to think he was cool, but there’s nothing #PostCapitalist about @PaulMasonNews now.

He wants freedom of movement,…but only for the rich.

paulmasonnotcool

I’m glad I didn’t get around to acquiring a copy of his book now.

HOPE!

A group of activists are using a derelict building owned by an Oxford college as a shelter for the city’s homeless population. Fourteen people have been sleeping at the shelter since New Year’s Eve.

Brilliant news from Finland’s #BasicIncome experiment, where they’re recommending it be expanded. MEPs have warned EU countries must “seriously” consider introducing a  Basic Income to prepare for technological unemployment.

LULZ

I discovered another fantastic comedian managing to find ways to laugh at the horrific state of it all. Here’s , Chris Coltrane‘s  excellent standup show, ‘Left-Wing Propaganda Machine’: 

In addition to being a hilarious standup, Chris also does a brilliant YouTube show called The News For Idiots. Why not watch an episode? You might like it!

As we’re fast approaching #J20, I must also share with you this tragi-comedic sketch from @SKZCartoons:

ALTERNATIVE MEDIA LIST: RECOMMENDATION

extinctionsymbol.jpg This symbol represents extinction. The circle signifies the planet, while the hourglass inside serves as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species.

The world is currently undergoing a mass extinction event, and this symbol is intended to help raise awareness of the urgent need for change in order to address this crisis. Follow @ExtinctSymbol on twitter to keep track of the 6th great extinction.

There’s also this website, extinctionsymbol.info

Extinction Symbol has been added to the Alternative Media List.

Help Sue Murdoch – Crowdfunder

Neil Clark is trying to raise £10K, to launch legal actions for libel and harassment against Rupert Murdoch,  & alleged cyberstalker, Oliver Kamm.

Read Neil’s story and if you’re able, sling him a few quid, here.


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