Monday, 18 March 2019

New Music: Brats & Suzi Quatro

To start off the week here are two new pieces of music from two of my favourites. First up is the Japanese band Brats. Their music seems to be only available digitally in the UK or as an over-priced import (£35!) as far as I can see which is a pity as I rather like their music.

Brats was formed by two sisters Rei Kuromiya and Aya Kuromiya. They are joined by Hinako on Bass.



The next act needs no introduction and is the second video release from Suzi Quatro who's new album is released on 29th March. It's a double album and available for pre-order now.




Sunday, 17 March 2019

It's just a fashion says Les

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Poor old Barry Humphreys better known to most as Dame Edna Everage has been attacked by self appointed guardians of political righteousness for daring to air his views on the subject of trans-politics that usually get censored.  How dare he contradict the agenda pursued by those who know what's best for us to think. The Spectator writes

I ask if his biggest crowd-pleaser, Dame Edna Everage, has attracted the attention of trans activists, who are swift to take offence at anything they perceive as transphobic. I take him through their case in detail. They say that more than 40 per cent of trans men and women have attempted or considered suicide and from this they argue that because transphobia is capable of catalysing an act of self-harm it ought to be treated in law as a form of assault. ‘Terrible rat-baggery,’ he says. He calls transgenderism ‘a fashion — how many different kinds of lavatory can you have? And it’s pretty evil when it’s preached to children by crazy teachers’. He recalls provoking a torrent of outrage when he used the word ‘mutilation’ to describe gender-reassignment surgery. ‘They had their genitalia chopped off and tucked in and whatever they had to do. And that aroused a lot of indignation — probably among the people who’d spent a lot of money having it done.

Forthright and to the point. Does he have a right to this point of view. Yes he does. As does Germaine Greer, Posie Parker and the lesbian activists who get fed up with being told they are transphobic because they won't accept people with dicks as women and sleep with them.
Transphobia is the new Islamophoia and will be replaced by another trend in due course.

Meanwhile from the era when men were men and women were women either straight or gay or greedy here's some humour that probably won't go down well with the snowflake brigade. Do I care what they think. Nope because it's all about attention seeking. Learn to play the piano or something. Everybody is a wannabe these days.




Saturday, 16 March 2019

ACT NOW: Britain must honour its word at UNHRC – Email the Foreign Secretary

Christians United for Israel


CUFI is calling upon supporters to write to the current Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, calling for the UK to make an important stand against hatred for Israel at the United Nations.

In June last year, Britain warned the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that the UK will vote against ALL anti-Israel resolutions unless it stopped its anti-Israel bias by the end of 2018.

Six months is up, however the UNHRC has not changed. With the Council meeting next week, Britain MUST keep its promise.

The six-month ultimatum was made by the then Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, who took issue with the UNHRC’s inclusion of “Agenda Item 7”, which mandates that allegations against Israel must be debated at each of the Council’s sessions.

Not only is Israel the ONLY country in the world to be singled out, but the agenda item is used to hurl discriminatory and biased accusations against Israel.

Item 7 will again feature when the UNHRC meets between 18-22 March in which 47 member states will debate a biased report into Israel’s defensive actions at the Gaza border. There is no evidence of any change at the UNHRC.

Australia and Denmark have voiced their opposition to the inclusion of Item 7, saying that they will not participate in the debate, whilst the United States has repeatedly placed pressure on the UNHRC to scrap the item altogether.

The United Kingdom should honour its word by voting against all anti-Israel resolutions under Item 7. Britain should demand that the UNHRC ends its bias against Israel and take further action if necessary.

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ACT NOW
Please copy and paste this wording into your own email, add your name at the end, and email to fcocorrespondence@fco.gov.uk

(Please also Cc. info@cufi.org.uk so that we can keep a record of number of emails sent to the Foreign Office, thank you)


Dear Foreign Secretary,

In June last year, the British government warned the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that the UK will vote against all anti-Israel resolutions unless it ends its anti-Israel bias by the end of 2018.

Six months is up, however the UNHRC has not changed. With the Council meeting next week, please can you give me assurances as Foreign Secretary that Britain will keep its promise.

The six-month ultimatum was made by your predecessor, Boris Johnson, who took issue with the UNHRC’s inclusion of “Agenda Item 7”, which mandates that allegations against Israel must be debated at each of the Council’s sessions.

Not only is Israel the only country in the world to be singled out, but the agenda item is used to hurl discriminatory and biased accusations against Israel.

Speaking at the opening of the UNHRC’s 38th session, Mr Johnson said, “We share the view that the dedicated Agenda Item 7 focused solely on Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories is disproportionate and damaging to the cause of peace, and unless things change we shall vote next year against all resolutions introduced under Item 7.”

Item 7 will again feature when the UNHRC meets between 18-22 March in which 47 member states will debate a biased report into Israel’s defensive actions at the Gaza border. There is therefore no evidence of any change at the UNHRC.

Australia and Denmark have voiced their opposition to the inclusion of Item 7, saying that they will not participate in the debate, whilst the United States has repeatedly placed pressure on the UNHRC to scrap the item altogether.

The United Kingdom should honour its word by voting against all anti-Israel resolutions under Item 7. I also believe that Britain should demand that the UNHRC ends its bias against Israel, call for the end of Item 7 itself and, if necessary, take further action against the UNHRC’s “disproportionate” and “damaging” attitude towards Israel and towards peace.

Thank you for your concern in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

Friday, 15 March 2019

Posting after an atrocity against humanity








Unusually I was awake in the middle of the night waiting for an urgent medical delivery when the news of the massacre in New Zealand broke. A far-right fascist, one who in his absurdly long "manifesto" admires Oswald Mosley the British Blackshirt leader was responsible for killing 49 people in two Mosques. A well planned attack that caught the authorities by surprise.

New Zealand much like Norway was very much on the edges of world politics and both have suffered from attacks by politically motivated bigots wanting to save what they refer to as the white race. Anders Brevik attacked Norwegian society with a bomb in Oslo and mass shooting at a children's camp where young political activists were meeting.

Brenton Tarrant decided to kill Muslims and published over seventy pages of hateful bilge to justify his actions.  He apparently wants to start a race war as did Brevik. At the time of writing it is not clear if Tarrant acted alone.

Our sympathy has to be with the victims of this atrocity. There is never any excuse to kill anyone, Muslim, Jew, Christian or anyone else. If your beliefs, religious or political allow for this then there is something seriously wrong with the original idea.

In this modern age we can see at almost first hand the continuing violence around the world based on intolerance. There are differences between us, there are difficult problems to resolve. I'm no pacifist sometimes like against Hitler or ISIS there is a time to fight but within our democracies  we must seek to learn tolerance.

Human rights are for all whether men or women, straight or gay, Muslim or Jew all must learn to live in a society where people are able to freely live their lives regardless of who they are or what they believe.

There should be no violence in politics. I'm sure most people think that but there never has been any new kinder politics anywhere.

And none seem in sight any time soon. Whilst we weep for the latest victims there are those preparing to act against us waiting for their chance.

Don't give into the men and women of violence. Ever.

We have a world to win.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

The Communist Party gets uppity

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The old "official" Communist Party of Great Britain died a death back in the eighties as the pressures of Eurocommunism and old style Stalinism fell apart. One faction under Sid French had already buggered off in the seventies to found the ultra-Stalinist New Communist Party of which a minute ageing group of pensioners still remains to this day. You might find one selling The New Worker on a Saturday afternoon if you are unlucky.

There still is a groupscule claiming to be the Communist Party of Great Britain which publishes the sectarian rag the Weekly Worker and has currently set up interventions in the Labour Party via two fronts The Labour Party Marxists and Labour Against the Witch Hunt (LAW) the latter attracting considerable attention due to it's defence of anyone accused of anti-Semitism.

However it is the Communist Party of Britain that continues to fly the flag for "official communism" in this country and is trying hard to try and not let us forget that. The CPB sort of (its complicated) publishes The morning Star, a daily newspaper with a circulation of basically fuck all but subsidised and distributed by several Major trade unions.

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Recently there was uproar over the free distribution on every delegates seat a copy of the paper sponsored by some union. The comrades got uppity about a report in the mainstream media:

Despite the abuse we received for a free distribution (thanks to support from the CWU and Unite unions north of the border) at Scottish Labour conference — abuse which included a Times columnist offensively comparing it to the Conservatives allowing distribution of a BNP paper — we remain a paper of the movement, with 10 trade unions — representing a majority of Britain’s trade union members — on our management committee. And that movement needs to fight in unity. At the moment we are under siege

The faux offence of Marxist-Leninists being compared to another group that also follows an ideology of mass murder is laughable. Communists from Lenin & Trotsky through Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot killed more people in the name of socialism than the Nazi's managed. T this day I cannot understand why this pernicious ideology is treated with the same disdain and contempt as National Socialism or Fascism.

Hitler had the concentration camps, Stalin had the gulags. In both cases it was the masses of innocents who suffered from these ideological mass murderers.

Today the process continues on a different level in China and Tibet as minorites are sidelined for the benefit of the nation and party.

These are the people who support Corbyn not just from the outside but his main lieutenants Andrew Murray and Seamus Milne are unreconstructed Stalinists which explains Corbyn's lax attitude to Maduro, Castro and even such despotic regimes as Iran.

These people are the enemies of democracy and the Marxists should not be allowed to continue getting off scott free as the young forget history.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Late night interlude with Peaches

One of the more shall we say entertaining music performers is the lovely Peaches who's music sometimes takes a little getting used to but she does make for good viewing.

Since all the kiddies have gone to bed here's her track Dick In The Air. If you are easily triggered now is the time to fuck off! 😈

Socialist Worker promotes racism



The Socialist Workers Party was never one of the brightest sparks on the far left in that being a sort of "socialist Sun" it always had the tendency to oversimplify things. Over the years it's influence has progressively declined as fall outs with George Galloway and spats over comrade delta produced several splits and the creation of yet more Trotskyist fragments on the far left of the political spectrum.

The SWP have also suffered from political degeneration due to it's absurd "alliance" or rather subservience to the "Islamist" agenda. You would have thought they had learnt a lesson with their experience in the failed Respect organisation. Far from it. Blinded by their devotion to the religion of "palestinianism" and their support for both Hamas and Hezbollah as a result their politics have become rotten to the core.

Having spent months backing Corbyn from the sidelines and denying there is any anti-Semitism problem in Labour the SWP have continued to attack Jewish concerns as "Zionist" muck raking and like so many others on the far-left see the hand of either the Israeli state or Mossad being behind these attacks on the "dear leader and his disciples".

Of course the SWP see Islamophobia everywhere as they attempt to woo the Muslim community to their case which also for some strange reason includes a defence of Shamima Begum as being a "victim of Tory racism". In their own words:

The treatment of Shamima Begum has highlighted the racism at the heart of the government and its immigration rules.

Shamima’s baby son Jarrah died in a Syrian refugee camp last week.

A month before, Tory home secretary Sajid Javid had stripped her of British citizenship. And now Javid has taken away British passports from sisters Reema and Zara Iqbal.

All three are trapped in the al-Roj refugee camp in north eastern Syria.
The death of Jarrah in a refugee camp was wholly predictable—and the responsibility lies with Javid.
No comrades she's not a victim of anything or anybody except her own and unrepentant actions in joining a up with a bunch of genocidal terrorists.  It's nothing to do with race that's just the SWP being racist itself by trying to promote racism where it doesn't exist. It's not even Islamophobic. Even her local Imam doesn't think it's a good idea to bring her home nor do her Muslim neighbours.

The SWP, like Diane Abbott have attempted to blame the death of her child on Sajid Javid. No one but the parents are responsible.
The SWP go much further in their scare mongering as their front-page suggests. According to them fascism is on the rise, the police are on the rampage and worse. 
No comrades fascism is not on the rise in this country. The scare-mongering of Socialist Worker is targeted at vulnerable communities where they hope to get recruits. 
If there is racism to be worried about these days it comes from the far-left not the far-right.