WTF!!? Brexit Obsessed Idiots Need Slapping About the Face With Wet Fish

UK citizens are so hopelessly hypnotised that some (many) of them explicitly care more about Britain’s future trading relationship with the EU than they do about the ongoing extinction level event which is likely to kill them, their friends, family and quite possibly all vertebrate life on planet earth.

The CGI weather report from the Weather Channel, from which the stills in this meme are taken shows the grim reality of flood projections, which sadly most people on earth are too poor to evacuate from.

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To the braindead ‘Brexiteers’ and ‘remainers’ though, it was just another opportunity to meme about their favourite all encompassing, divisive, disempowering distraction: Fucking Brexshit.

Whoever made this meme seriously needs a good slap about the face with a wet fish.

That is all.

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Backwards Together!™©® a new but familiar British political party

After a lifetime of not understanding how ‘centrism’ could possibly be a helpful idea for a healthy, functioning democracy, I’ve finally seen the light. Having heard that there is a serious prospect of one Mr Chuka Ummuna MP forming a new, radically regressive ‘centrist’ political party, undermining the huge gains Corbyn has made for Labour and for the quality of public awareness fills me with delight*.

The fact that it’s apparently called ‘Back Together’ leaves it wide open for this obvious pun, and probably much more hilarity.

So I’ve started designing some concept art for ‘inertia™©®’, an imaginary new centrist activist group, to spread the good word about Backwards Together! and why we should keep things how they’ve been going for the last three decades or so.  If you think I should keep going with this, let me know.

*This entire post is just satire.

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If you loved Neo-Liberalism, Thatcherism, Blairism, Centrism and want to keep Britain going the way it had been for the last three decades or so, join us, Backwards Together! to fight against the progressive politics that is threatening to redistribute our wealth and power.

Concept art by annnarkehmedia.com for the imaginary grassroots group, inertia™©®

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Hear Hear, Mr James O’Brien. [Brexshit Pantomeme]

Erudite and concise analysis.

Speaks for me.

Most memeworthy.

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UPDATE – since creating this meme, Mr James O’ Brien has disappointed me with some tasteless, unhelpful comments relating to kitkats. I wish I hadn’t made this now. Still it was an elucidating observation at the time. Leaving here for posterity.

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Voting. [Flowchart]

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I saw this old ‘anti-statist’,  flowchart meme on my prolefeed again recently and it gave me pause for thought.
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Followers of this blog will know that after many years of refusing to participate in party politics (beyond taking the piss out of it all), I was finally persuaded to vote for the first time ever during last year’s general election.

Broadly, I was persuaded by the work of Caroline Lucas, Jeremy Corbyn and others. I wrote extensively about my angst-ridden decision making process at the time.

I used to see the world as simplistically as this meme puts it. “If you vote, you’re a statist”. End of.

Maybe it’s my age showing, but I take a slightly more nuanced view now…

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Not trying to persuade anybody, just sayin…

VoteLabourSquareThe way I see it now, if I’m going to go to the trouble of campaigning, marching, demonstrating, protesting, occupying, blockading etc etc, it can’t hurt to tick one of their fucking little boxes every few years or so. Minimal effort for potentially significant grains of sand up the old mountain. Mutual aid for comrades like Lucas and Corbyn, who have consistently been there on the frontlines of so many struggles with us.

Anyway, I couldn’t really give a fuck if you vote or not, or who you vote for…(though I would have to question the morals of anybody who votes Tory or UKIP….). Whatever you’re doing, (or not doing) to unfuck the planet, keep it lit and be excellent to each other.

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STOP ARMING ISRAEL Occupy The Arms Fair [meme]

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The world’s largest arms fair, DSEI have set up shop at London’s Excel centre every two years since 2001. Deals are struck at DSEI which destroy the lives of entire civilian populations. The UK Government exports weapons to 22 out of 30 countries on their own human rights watchlist.

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Trading arms with Israel makes the UK complicit in Israel’s continuing violations of human rights and international law. The Israeli assault on Gaza in July-August 2014 killed 2,205 Palestinians (including 521 children). This was just one example of Israel’s ongoing acts of violence against the Palestinian people, however UK-made weapons and military technologies continue to be sold to and used by Israeli forces.

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The Watchkeeper Surveillance Drone has been developed under a £1 billion joint venture contract, awarded by the Ministry of Defence to Thales UK and Israel’s Elbit Systems. This allows the UK military to benefit from weapons that have been ‘field tested’ on the occupied Palestinian people.

Another world is possible.

The Asia-Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition (APDSE), the Australian equivalent of the British Defence and Security International (DSEI), has been scuppered three times, in 1991, 1986 and 2008.

Let’s make 2017 the year we finally turn this brutal industry the way of sustainable peace. Join Occupy The Arms Fair‘s direct action camp to stop the DSEI arms fair.

You can read more about Stop The Arms Fair‘s upcoming week of action, 4th-11th September 2017, here.

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End Terrorism #StopDSEI – Occupy The Arms Fair [meme]

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The world’s largest arms fair, DSEI have set up shop at London’s Excel centre every two years since 2001. Deals are struck at DSEI which destroy the lives of entire civilian populations. The UK Government exports weapons to 22 out of 30 countries on their own human rights watchlist.

These weapons are fuelling an unholy global war of error, which is escalating by the hour.

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Another world is possible.

The Asia-Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition (APDSE), the Australian equivalent of the British Defence and Security International (DSEI), has been scuppered three times, in 1991, 1986 and 2008.

Let’s make 2017 the year we finally turn this brutal industry the way of sustainable peace.

Join Occupy The Arms Fair‘s direct action camp to stop the DSEI arms fair.

You can read more about Stop The Arms Fair‘s upcoming week of action, 4th-11th September 2017, here.

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UK Government Sold Weapons to 22/30 Countries on Their Own Watchlist. Occupy the Arms Fair [meme]

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Since 2010, The UK Government has sold arms to 39 of the 51 countries ranked “not free” by Freedom House, and 22 of the 30 countries on their own human rights watch list.

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UK Gov. plc.’s own export statistics report shows that it’s principle customer is Saudi Arabia and it’s largest market (63%) is the middle east, where these weapons are escalating multiple deadly conflicts. Arms are free to cross borders, while refugees fleeing them are not.

DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) is the world’s largest arms fair, where arms buyers and sellers get together to network and make deals, profiting from the death and suffering their weapons cause worldwide.

Every two years since 2001, the DSEI arms fair has taken place at London’s Excel exhibition centre and the peace movement has mobilised to oppose them.

This year the arms dealers will once again be blockaded by a massive coalition of civil society, who are determined to shut them down.

Another world is possible.

The Asia-Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition (APDSE), the Australian equivalent of the British Defence and Security International (DSEI), has been scuppered three times, in 1991, 1986 and 2008.

Let’s make 2017 the year we finally turn this brutal industry the way of sustainable peace.

Join Occupy The Arms Fair‘s direct action camp to stop the DSEI arms fair.

You can read more about Stop The Arms Fair‘s upcoming week of action, 4th-11th September 2017, here.


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Over 100 MPs From All Parties Unite to Condemn The Murdoch Problem.

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107 MPs from all UK political parties are finally doing something about the Murdoch problem.

They’ve signed a scathing letter to The S*n’s editor, calling for the scalp of the journo who wrote their most recent incendiary, racist article. The article in question plumbed new depths for the S*n’s depravity and has been likened to nazi propaganda.

OS5in5The letter was organised by Naz Shah, the Labour MP for Bradford West and details precise examples of how the S*n’s increasingly racist content correlates with spikes in hate crimes.

It follows a joint complaint about the article to the press regulator, IPSO (the Independent Press Standards Organisation), issued by Jewish and Muslim organisations last week. IPSO have received a further 150 complaints about the article so far.

Given that IPSO are famously toothless and Murdoch is notoriously powerful, letter writing and complaining might appear like futile gesture politics at this point.

Here’s why I think it might not be just that.

Firstly and most broadly, gesture politics are not in and of themselves futile. They are a means to an end. An end to the beginning. Doors opening to new possibilities. Politicians from all parties, people of all faiths and none are uniting against racism and Murdochian propaganda. This marks yet another significant milestone in the struggle for real democracy.

During Occupy Democracy‘s occupations of Parliament Square in 2015-16, we heard from numerous ‘insiders’, including politicians and ex-politicians that they and their colleagues were terrified of the tabloids’ power to snoop, smear and blackmail. The corrupting influence of the media was then and is still now one of the fundamental pillars of corruption in Westminster’s Prostitute State and beyond. No politician would propose or support legislation to meaningfully reform the media, for fear that their character and career would be assassinated by the gutter press, such was the reputation of the billionaires behind the curtain.

Reforming and democratising media ownership became one of Occupy Democracy’s principle demands. During these occupations, some of us co-founded Occupy The Media Billionaires working group. One of the core objectives we set ourselves was to embolden and empower good politicians to end the tabloids’ stranglehold over our democracy.

Two years ago, a gesture like this letter from such a large number of the political classes seemed impossible.

The fact that the letter has cross-party support might also prove to be significant in terms of the progressive alliance for electoral reform, which continues to evolve backstage, regardless what the various party leaderships say. (Jeremy Corbyn’s signature was notably absent from the letter of condemnation, though he has warmly welcomed it’s contents).

Out of all the hatred and fear, does this cross-party political faction represent real hope?

dontletmurdochshitinyourheadMurdoch’s power and influence is not to be underestimated. His empire is vast. We must not be complacent or naive, but we should certainly celebrate the victories when they come. We can also celebrate (but not overstate) the fact that newscorp suffered another loss of £629m (2%) in the first quarter of this year.

Two years ago, corporate 1% media held the monopoly on information and the way in which it was shared.

They were ignoring, censoring or distorting social media and citizen journalism.

Over the last year or so, #PostTruth, #AlternativeFacts and #FakeNews was them laughing at us, trying to distract, divide, demoralise and disempower everybody with infantile astroturfing, gaslighting, flame wars and worse.

Now they’re so desperate that they’re literally printing nazi propaganda, blatantly inciting violence. They’ve been fighting citizen journalism since long before social media arrived. The internet offers us the edge we have desperately needed.

This letter marks another significant win in the struggle for a truly independent media, a real democracy and a fairer, more truthful and compassionate world.

This was only the politicians’ first hurdle though. Next, they should be bringing criminal prosecutions against all the Murdochian, Machievellian hatemongers masquerading as journalists.

If they can introduce some meaningful, strong legislation to democratise media ownership then that would be the cherry on the cake.

Here’s the full letter, as originally published by the independent.

Sincere thanks to all the MPs involved, even the Tories and Blairites.

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if you enjoyed reading these musings, you might also enjoy the Alternative Media ListOver 100 more credible, interesting and challenging alternatives to the 1%’s corporate media.
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STOP ARMING SAUDI – Occupy The Arms Fair [meme]

OTAF2017_fedbookbannerEvery two years, the DSEI arms fair takes place at the Excel centre in London docklands and they are greeted by a massive coalition of civil society, determined to oppose them.

DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) is the world’s largest arms fair, where arms buyers and sellers get together to network and make deals, profiting from the death and suffering their weapons cause worldwide.

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Saudi Arabia is the UK’s biggest arms customer and one of the world’s most authoritarian regimes. It’s repression at home and aggression abroad is propped up and supported by UK arms sales. Not only does Saudi brutally repress it’s own population, it has used UK weapons to crush pro-democracy protests in Bahrain and now UK-made warplanes are playing a central role in Saudi Arabia’s attacks in Yemen.

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Campaign Against the Arms Trade‘s legal challenge to the UK government’s decision to continue licensing the export of military equipment to Saudi Arabia continues.

You can read more about Stop The Arms Fair‘s upcoming week of action, 4th-11th September, here.

Join Occupy The Arms Fair‘s direct action camp to stop the DSEI arms fair.

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Make Today The End of DIS-MAY [The Occupied Sun]

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Make Today The End of

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ELECTION 2017

Make up your own mind. But please, for the love of commonsense, DON’T VOTE TORY

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The Occupied Sun Says

TODAY you can help rescue Britain from the catastrophic corporate takeover we have all been suffering under.

It’s not really about who wins though. It’s about us and what we do next, regardless the results on Friday. It’s about how many of us maintain our focus once the election is over and how many of us go back to consuming shit and waiting to die.

Stay strong. Keep it lit.


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