novibot:

Oh shit! a bird on the train

OH SHIT CODE 3! CODE 3! BIRD ON THE TRAIN!

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LCM A/W 13 Editor’s Pick: Mr. Hare

thelondonstylejournal:

One of the many highlights at the London Collections: Men exhibition included the very talented shoe designer Mr. Hare, we were instantly drawn to these futuristic holographic foil trainers.

http://www.mrhare.com/

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willisco:

Attack the Block poster now available in my etsy store. Reduced in price for the winter sale, A4’s are now just £10 ($16) and A3’s £15 ($24).
www.etsy/com/shop/theartoftimwillis

willisco:

Attack the Block poster now available in my etsy store. Reduced in price for the winter sale, A4’s are now just £10 ($16) and A3’s £15 ($24).

www.etsy/com/shop/theartoftimwillis

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 Attack The Block (2011) | Brewis

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anglophonic:

Hey Congress…are you paying attention?  Coming soon to capitol near you.

London Riots : Don’t expect the BBC to replay this clip! | Dangerous Minds

By Richard Metzger
August 9, 2011

Darcus Howe, well-respected West Indian-born intellectual, New Statesman columnist, TV host and political activist, is interviewed on the BBC about last night’s rioting and he eloquently states what a lot of people in the country must be thinking right about now.

“I don’t call it rioting. I call it an insurrection of the masses of the people. It is happening in Syria, it is happening in Clapham, it has happening in Liverpool, it is happening in Port of Spain, Trinidad.”

Instead of listening, the BBC newsreader keeps interrupting him with nonsense until, in the end, he just goes off on her in the most hilarious way. This clip needs to be passed around, please tweet and share.

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Look At How Excited I Am For The Olympic Games

pengaling:

Yeah… Up here we’ll be hosting some events (I think Olympic Soccer at Hampden… Which is one of the events that the UK doesn’t usually take part in) and they’re building all fancy new shit for the Commonwealth games in 2 years…

It’s going to be the most fun ever. Haud me back.

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pinkie-shy:

FUCK PIGS!!

pinkie-shy:

FUCK PIGS!!

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Human Zoos: The Invention of the Savage

Paris’s most talked-about exhibition of the winter opened on Tuesday with shock and soul-searching over the history of colonial subjects used in human zoos, circuses and stage shows, which flourished until as late as 1958. Human Zoos: The Invention of the Savage, curated by former French international footballer turned anti-racism campaigner Lilian Thuram, traces the history of a practice which started when Christopher Columbus displayed six “Indians” at the Spanish royal court in 1492 and went on to become a mass entertainment phenomenon in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Millions of spectators turned out to see “savages” in zoos, circuses, mock villages and freak shows from London to St Louis, Barcelona to Tokyo. These “human specimens”, and “living museums” served both colonialist propaganda and scientific theories of so-called racial hierarchies. The exhibition at Paris’s Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac’s museum dedicated to once-colonised cultures – is the first to look at this international phenomenon as a whole. It brings together hundreds of bizarre and shocking artefacts, ranging from posters for “Male and Female Australian Cannibals” in London, which was the world capital of such stage shows, to documentation for mock villages of “Arabs” and “Sengalese”, or juggling tribeswomen in France, which was renowned for its extensive human zoos. Thuram, who was born on the French Caribbean island Guadaloupe, said the exhibition explained the background of racist ideas and “fear of the ‘other’” which persisted today. You have to have the courage to say that each of us has prejudices, and these prejudices have a history,” Thuram explained. He said he was appalled that Hamburg zoo still had sculptures of Indians and Africans at its entrance, a sign that humans as well as animals were on display.

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

WHAT IS ANTI-IMPERIALISM?Monday 28 November, 6.30pm, University of London Union



This year we have witnessed something that should be very worrying to all those that consider themselves anti-war, anti-imperialist and anti-racist. The British state has been at the head of a colonial war in North Africa, and there has been practically zero meaningful opposition to that war within Britain. In February 2003, two million people marched in London against war in Iraq. Only eight years later, all it takes is some reasonably sophisticated propaganda from the press and suddenly nobody is motivated to take a stand against wholesale destruction, widespread massacres and racist lynchings. 

The western empire is pushing its agenda of complete domination of Africa and the Middle East, by destabilising and attempting to overthrow all resistant, independence-minded states and groups (in particular Libya, Syria, Iran, Algeria, Hezbollah, Hamas). Dressing this up as a movement for democracy, they have thrown most people off the scent. We need to fully understand imperialist strategy and tactics, and develop our own strategy and tactics to oppose them. 
Speakers include: MARCEL CARTIERBronx-based rapper and activist, talking about organising against the US empire from within the belly of the beast.FRANCISCO DOMINGUEZChair of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, talking about opposing imperialism from a Latin American perspectiveOBIANG NSANGActivist from the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, talking about opposing imperialism from a Pan-African perspectiveDANIEL RENWICKYouth worker, writer and activist, talking about the anti-war movement in BritainThere will be rap, poetry and beatbox from Marcel Cartier, Samira Musa and more.MORE SPEAKERS/PERFORMERS TBA.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

WHAT IS ANTI-IMPERIALISM?

Monday 28 November, 6.30pm, University of London Union

This year we have witnessed something that should be very worrying to all those that consider themselves anti-war, anti-imperialist and anti-racist. The British state has been at the head of a colonial war in North Africa, and there has been practically zero meaningful opposition to that war within Britain. In February 2003, two million people marched in London against war in Iraq. Only eight years later, all it takes is some reasonably sophisticated propaganda from the press and suddenly nobody is motivated to take a stand against wholesale destruction, widespread massacres and racist lynchings. 
The western empire is pushing its agenda of complete domination of Africa and the Middle East, by destabilising and attempting to overthrow all resistant, independence-minded states and groups (in particular Libya, Syria, Iran, Algeria, Hezbollah, Hamas). Dressing this up as a movement for democracy, they have thrown most people off the scent. We need to fully understand imperialist strategy and tactics, and develop our own strategy and tactics to oppose them. 

Speakers include: 

MARCEL CARTIER
Bronx-based rapper and activist, talking about organising against the US empire from within the belly of the beast.

FRANCISCO DOMINGUEZ
Chair of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, talking about opposing imperialism from a Latin American perspective

OBIANG NSANG
Activist from the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, talking about opposing imperialism from a Pan-African perspective

DANIEL RENWICK
Youth worker, writer and activist, talking about the anti-war movement in Britain

There will be rap, poetry and beatbox from Marcel Cartier, Samira Musa and more.

MORE SPEAKERS/PERFORMERS TBA.

If you can’t imagine a situation being bad enough to lead to rioting, you’re so fucking privileged it hurts.

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In times when the bourgeoisie is up against the wall, when the masses have risen suddenly and unexpectedly, the bourgeoisie gets most lyrical in abjuring violence. It conjures up all sorts of lies and deceits about the unruliness of a few among the masses as against the orderly, law-abiding many.

Marxism here again cuts through it all. The Marxist view of violence flows from an altogether different concept. It first of all distinguishes between the violence of the oppressors as against the responsive violence of the masses. Just to be able to formulate it that way is a giant step forward, away from disgusting bourgeois praise for nonviolence. It never occurs to any of them to show that the masses have never made any real leap forward with the theory of nonviolence. Timidity never made it in history.

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Sam Marcy, “Marxism and Insurrection: The Los Angeles Rebellion,” Workers World, May 14, 1992 (via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

rivetsorabsinthe:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Cop points a gun at a 15-year-old in Manchester, England, in the witch-hunt following the August 6-9 rebellion in British cities.

This is what imperialist democracy looks like.

rivetsorabsinthe:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Cop points a gun at a 15-year-old in Manchester, England, in the witch-hunt following the August 6-9 rebellion in British cities.

This is what imperialist democracy looks like.

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Do NOT remove all the benefits of convicted London rioters.

whatfreshhellisthis:

Petition: Do NOT remove all the benefits of convicted London rioters.  

Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions

Petitioners accept that it would be counter-productive to remove all benefits for those convicted of felony in the London riots. Petitioners accept that, with the root cause of the riots being mainly financial in nature, making those involved even poorer will do nothing to help the current situation, or prevent similar acts occurring again in future. Petitioners accept that removing benefits will likely increase the amount of homelessness and potential for crime. Petitioners accept that those who are actually convicted will likely be punished effectively anyway, without creating the further social tension and unrest that a cessation of all benefits would generate.

Sign, sign sign and reblog and sign!

This is important. The fact that ”Convicted London rioters should loose all benefits [sic]” is being discussed in commons because of the overwhelming support it has is important. And terrifying.

Not because it will go through; but because people will seize upon the evident anger and fear to gain popularity for extremist right wing groups such as the English Defence League and the British National Party.

People are angry, and they are frightened. These groups will start making sense to the scared, angry folk who have found that when it comes down to it their government is helpless. Their noises and promises of a securer, better Britain will sound pretty sweet then.