Extinction Report: Headlines

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Everything’s going so batshit that I feel the need to do another shocking, current dystopic headlines round up, for my own sanity and for anybody else who’s paying attention to the collapse of objective reality and/or organised civilisation and/or all life on planet Earth.

Don’t forget there’s good stuff happening too but the scale of the converging shitstorms is quite overwhelming. Look away now if you’re feeling fragile. There’s no shame in practicing self-care when you need to.

Spoiler alert: it’s still pretty much all getting worse.

  • Everywhere is either burning, flooding or suffering other ‘natural’ disasters. killing people in unprecedented numbers worldwide. Lethal #ClimateChaos is accelerating, hydrological extremes are escalating. Corporate media and other pillars of power are acclimating people to accept this is an inevitable ‘new normal’. Heatwaves have destroyed so many crops across Europe that farmers have described it as a crisis threatening the availability of #AdequateFood.
  • Trump has openly threatened war with Iran who have basically responded with ‘come on then’. The Global Peace Index 2018 found last month that the global level of peace has deteriorated by 0.27% over the last year. This is the fourth successive year of deterioration.
  • The smear campaign against lifelong anti-racist and epitome of the struggle for equality of all faiths and none, incumbent PM, Jeremy Corbyn, has reached outrageous proportions. Torygraph churnalist has plumbed new depths of insensitivity and hypocrisy.
  • UK Gov. Plc has ‘given fracking the green light’.  Tina Louise Rothery, Maple Indie Media and others have been reporting a return to unnecessarily violent corporate policing of peaceful water protectors. ‘Protecting’ Cuadrilla from the peaceful #UnitedResistance has cost the taxperfunded public police at least £7million at Preston New Rd alone.
  • The toxic fossil fuel industry and their chums in corporate media have tried and failed to smear anti-fracking activists at Preston New Rd as paedophiles, grooming children.  The Torygraph has apparently STILL not yet retracted the pernicious false story, despite the grauniad now having retracted and published a corrected version. #DarkPR
  • The #NopeToArms Collective have welcomed the Design Museum’s “small step” ofcommitting ‘not to have any arms, fossil fuels and tobacco corporate hires in the museum for the period of time during which we undertake our review‘ but still intend to remove their work this Thursday.
  • Homelessness due to private rented sector evictions in the UK has increased by 600% since 2010. The European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) examined rising housing costs for the poorest people in society. It placed the UK second to last.
  • A coalition of members of the dental profession, dental charities and homelessness outreach organisations, have responded to that shitty grauniad article where the head of the British Dental Association, Mick Armstrong referred to homeless people as ‘no-hopers’. #NoMoreDeathsOnOurStreets
  • The ‘Hostile Environment’ has prevented international acts being able to perform at Womad festival, with some describing the visa process as ‘humiliating’.
  • Green Party of England and Wales co-leadership candidate, Jonathan Bartley says the Greens must ramp up non-violent direct action.
  • UK Gov. Plc are using children as #SpyCops.
  • Rumours are circulating that wikileaks founder Julian Assange is facing imminent extradition to torture land. Simultaneously, the US has suddenly bought up a shitload of Ecuadorian oil, apparently. Assange has become a contentious controversial figure because of the rape allegations which he refutes and more recently for allegations that he colluded with the Trump election campaign.
  • Proxy warmongering, death and suffering continuing worldwide, from Palestine to Syria.

There’s more and worse (and better) but that’ll do for now. Understandable confusion and hysteria is already spreading, I don’t want to make it worse. That’s not the point of monitoring and summarising these horrorshows.

It still looks to me like it’s going one of two ways. Utopia or Dystopia. All or nothing. WE can still influence the outcome. Network. Prepare. Do whatever you can. Be kind to yourself and excellent to each other.

If you’re able to stockpile #AdequateFood for yourself (and others), it might be a good idea. I doubt very much that the Tories will share theirs.

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The Extinction Symbol represents extinction. It is quite important to raise awareness of the 6th Mass Extinction, particularly as corporate power invests so much pretending that it isn’t really happening…

 

BLOCK AROUND THE CLOCK!

Join the United Resistance Against Fracking For a Safe, Clean Future.

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  • Maple Farm, Preston New Rd
  • Mass Camp and Blockade
  • 27th June – 1st July, 2018

On the 2 year anniversary of the historic victory at Lancashire County Court (which UK Gov Plc. shamefully overruled), Reclaim the Power intend to bring some party spirit to the United Resistance, with a mass camp and blockade.

There is no clearer picture of UK Gov Plc’s total disregard for the people of this country and the ecosystems we rely on than their support for fracking. Thankfully, there is also no better example of the indefatigable power of the people to resist the corporatocracy’s vile machinations.

Block Around the Clock sounds like its going to be a lot of fun! A 48 hour jig at the rig to send a powerful message of love and defiance to the fracking bullies and their chums in Westmonster.

Cuadrilla’s share price is on it’s arse.

The People have the power.

Original Photo of Cuadrilla’s fracking rig by Maple Indie Media.

Other words and stuff by Ann Narkeh.

Join the facebook event page, here, or just turn up with your party shoes at the ready!

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Cop Drops BARS on Amber Rudd in Poetic Police Petition

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A COP has started a poetic petition to the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd to stop single crewing (screwing) them. It has been written in bars of emotional rhyming verse.

I recommend reading the whole thing but here’s an excerpt:

Last week I was hit, spat at and punched.
There wasn’t one day that I ate my lunch.
I held a man’s hand who’d just lost his wife,
I took a child from his Father who was wielding a knife.
I pulled a girl off a bridge who was mentally ill,
I locked up a worker who had nicked from the till.
I persuaded a battered woman to finally speak,
After seeing her every day, week after week.
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At time of writing, the petition has received over 100, 000 signatures. 

As an artivist and anarchist, it gave me some serious pause for thought before signing it. Locking up anybody, let alone workers who are so skint they have to steal is extremely problematic for me, as is any monopoly on the use of violence, but still,

Not All Cops Are Bastards

(the ratio is debatable).

Despite my currently taking legal action against the police.

Despite my being appalled by their track record of endemic racism.

Despite my outrage at the way they are used as corporate-state enforcers to infiltrate, distract, suppress and destroy peaceful, democratic protest in the UK and worldwide.
 
Despite all these reasons (and more), I recognise that not ALL cops are bastards. I doubt very much that the individual who started this petition is a bastard. 


I’ve made the same point about ACAB before. Now, in light of the recent police violence in Catalonia, I think we would all do well to heed Julian Assange’s warning that this change of relationship between state and population threatens to ripple throughout Western Europe and America.

These ‘ripple effects’ have been ebbing and flowing for centuries…where are we now?

In the UK, where public police numbers have already been cut dramatically, private security firms G4S and Serco are soon to be given the power of arrest in a £290 million deal with the Tories.

We must prevent these ripples of neo-fascism becoming a wave as they have in the past. We need to focus on resisting the apparent rise of extreme fascism in the new millennium through all non violent means.

That’s going to mean more than just repeatedly getting our fucking heads kicked in for practising non-violent civil disobedience.


The Wrong Side of History

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The police and security services are tools which can be used to either create, or destroy individuals and societies. Historically, the police have always been on the wrong side of civil rights movements. When they go native en masse tends to mark the end of one struggle and the beginning of a new one. This petition isn’t exactly going native, but it does send a stark message which deserves support.

Grinding down the public police while creating and now empowering private police as the war drums grow ever louder are extremely disturbing trends which echo the rise of fascism in the past.

I value, respect and extend solidarity to all those cops who are not bastards. Those who save lives and especially those who have sacrificed their lives to save lives; those who try to keep us safe from the fascist corporatocracy, rather than enforcing it; those who find a way to actually do the job of protecting people in spite of the impossible situations they are placed in.
 
In particular, I respect those who find the courage to speak out. Those who refuse to follow orders which they know to be wrong, those who blow the whistle on their colleagues who ARE bastards. Those who stand up to UK Gov Plc and their chums in positions of power.
 
Hopefully, the cop who started this petition will read this and know that they have the public support of at least one anarchist. I hope this small gesture gives cops and private security pause for thought the next time they receive orders to spy on us, or to drag us out of a peaceful demonstration, occupation or lock-on.

I will almost certainly lose a few subscribers for reiterating my position on the ACAB trope. This is a contentious point for an anarchist to make but I don’t give a fuck, I think it’s a necessary discussion, particularly as we are rapidly sliding into ecocide and neo-fascist dystopia.

In my anarchist utopia, we would still have cops but their only role would be to protect people from violence. As things are now though, I would far rather a publicly accountable police force than the clunking fist of G4S, an unaccountable, profit driven transnational corporation who have an appalling track record of oppression and human rights abuses.

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We Can’t Afford the Arms Trade, Economically or Existentially [The Occupied Sun]

Another World is Necessary.
#StopDSEI

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Join the blockade and occupation to prevent the world’s largest arms fair from taking place in London Docklands, 4th-11th September 2017.

Bring tent.

#StopDSEI because…

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One Week Today – #StopDSEI Blockade and Occupation

One week today, Occupiers will be joining Stop The Arms Fair‘s week long blockade, setting up camp to prevent the world’s largest arms fair from taking place.

DSEI (Defence Security Equipment International) gather once every two years, dripping in blood and oil. Arms dealers and governments buy and sell weapons which kill, maim and torture.

The peace movement have been dancing this dance against the festival of death since well before 2001, when DSEI first moved to the ExCeL Centre, London Docklands.

As comrades in Australia have demonstrated, it is possible to shut down an arms fair, but only with sufficient numbers of people prepared to seriously disrupt their setup.
  • Stop the Arms Fair 4th-11th September 2017.
  • DSEI Arms Fair 12th-15th September 2017.
  • ExCeL Centre, London Docklands.
There definitely seems to be much more momentum building this year. Various groups have been organising for months now all over the country. Unfortunately, I can’t be there. My health and finances are shit and I’m not up for getting arrested again. I’ll be in the back office doing my bit to reflect a truthful account of the spectacle; mirroring, ripping, editing, uploading and sharing livestreamed reports throughout the week of action for Occupy News Network.
Followers of this blog will know that I haz been making things and stuff to help promote this year’s blockade and Occupy the Arms Fair camp.
Here are some memes;

 

(9000 points go to whoever spots protest stencil‘s excellent subvert in one of these…) 😉

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(I pinched the skyline silhouette off the inspirational Stop the Arms Fair memes).

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Here are some #StopDSEI videos.

If they speak for you, please like, share, download and mirror this stuff, and all the other wonderful things everybody’s making and doing to help art the arms fair.

If like me, you can’t get to London there’s probably a weapons producer, military supplier or surveillance and security company somewhere near you. Why not pay them a visit?

Also. Let’s own the interwebz. #StopDSEI.

4th-11th September – NETWORK IT!

Please help share the things and stuff leading up to and throughout the blockade, however long it needs to last. Make and do and say the things. Find and sign all the petitions. Write a personal letter to your MP. Write to them again. Meditate. Pray. What ever works for you.

Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, stay safe, stay strong and look after each other.

Solidarity.

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NO FAITH IN WAR Occupy The Arms Fair [meme]

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The world’s largest arms fair, DSEI returns to London’s Excel centre this September. Deals are struck at DSEI which destroy lives.

Theresa May’s Government exports weapons to 22 out of 30 countries on their own human rights watchlist. A vicar’s daughter should know better.

NO FAITH IN WAR

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More Occupy The Arms Fair memes:

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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Occupy News Network are planning to broadcast LIVE throughout the week of action.

Here’s Tarpaulin Simon‘s video report from London Docklands on Friday:


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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.

Stop Arming Israel

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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More memes:

END TERRORISM, #StopDSEI [Video]

Join Occupy The Arms Fair‘s direct action camp to #StopDSEI, the world’s largest arms fair. 4th-11th September 2017, Excel Centre, London docklands.

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Video by Ann Narkeh for the Occupy News Network and Occupy The Arms Fair.

Music: ‘Instrumental’ by Adam Kidd.

More memes:


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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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