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Don’t You Know That There’s A War Going On.

From The Progressive Populist:

      "For days, images of the Philadelphia public school system have haunted me. More than 30 children in one class share 11 math books. Bathrooms locked because there aren’t enough hall monitors. What’s most heartbreaking is to know that just a few miles away other school students attend some of the highest rated public and private schools in the nation, where they are lavished with cutting edge technology and enrichment opportunities.
        Then there are the images of elected officials turning a deaf ear to the protests of the students, teachers and parents angered at the extreme cuts. And the image of the Philadelphia Board of Education voting to cancel the contract with the teachers’ union. Shame on the board and shame on everyone else who blames Pennsylvania’s and American’s crisis in public education on teachers or believe the solutions to the problem all involve taking money out of the pockets of these highly skilled professionals."
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       Does the above sound familiar?
        If there is anybody out there who still can't see that we are in a brutal global class war, they must be blind. In country after country the  flag at the masthead of the powers that be is, "AUSTERITY". An ideology being directed by the financial Mafia, which is made up of individuals and institutions of unimaginable wealth. Their wealth is increasing by means of plundering all public assets, if it belongs to the public, it has to be transferred to private hands at a bargain price. All public spending must be curtailed and where possible eliminated. Incomes have to be squeezed, cheap labour is a wonderful wealth creator for the leeches that feed off our backs.
       The world is awash with wealth, but more and more of it is being syphoned into the coffers of that small band of parasites that make all the rules, to guarantee such an outcome. It is no accident, it is a well thought out policy driven by greed, at our expense.
        Here in this country, official figures showed that disposable income available to households fell by 1.7 per cent between the end of last year and the first three months of this year, the biggest fall since early 1987. A recent report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation stated that a typical couple, both of whom work full-time, who have two children, would now need an annual income of just under £39,000 to maintain a “minimum” standard of living. Another result of this global class war being waged against the ordinary people, is the fact that the amount of money needed to afford ordinary, not luxury, food, clothes and leisure activities, has risen by 25 per cent since the so called "crisis" in 2008,

        As this global class war goes on unabated, this country has seen an explosion of food banks, hardly a sign of an economic recovery for us the ordinary people. In the year 2008/09 the number of people receiving food parcels from these food banks numbered, 25,899. The latest figures for 2013/14 puts that number at 913,138, almost one million people seeking free food to survive. The increase in the number of food banks is continuing, averaging two more a week opening. Where will it end, will it be when we all depend on food banks? 
           Do we just get on with it and accept that the multi-billionaires who are engineering this plundering of our wealth, after all we create all of it, will one day be compassionate and start to reverse the process? Or do we accept that it is a global class war, act accordingly and start to take back all that we created, creating a society that sees to the needs of all our people and gets the parasitic leeches off our backs, once and for all.

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Police, Criminal Gangs And Disappearing Students.

       Ukraine, Kobane and Hong Kong, all getting coverage, but our babbling brook of bullshit, the mainstream media, has given little or no coverage of a struggle for justice against a brutal regime on the other side of the world. Of course the Hong Kong protests are against an enemy and rival of Western hegemony, while the protests in Mexico are against a "friendly" state of the West, so that would tilt the balance. In Mexico, 43 students and teachers disappeared on the night of September 26. Police beatings, killings and disappearances are not a rare occurrence in corrupt Mexico, but this mass disappearance has spark rightful outrage among the people. If the babbling brook of bullshit wont spread this we must.
     It is accepted by everybody that the police in Mexico, work hand in hand with the various criminal gangs. This from Aljazeera;
More facts from 



They are disappearing the future of Latin America.



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Demonstrators shut down workfare provider Learndirect in Edinburgh

Demonstrators shut down workfare contractor Learndirect, as the company cancelled its session for jobseekers forced onto the government’s compulsory work-for-your-benefits programmes.  Learndirect’s office in Conference...

Edinburgh East Save Our Services – Next Meeting

6.30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014                                                                                                                                                              Northfield Community Centre, Northfield Road EH8 7PP                                                           ...

A Wee Break.

       Hi, ann arky will be away for a few days, so the rants will disappear until I return, probably Monday. 

See Yea.

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Categories: anarchism, anarchy

London Anarchist Bookfair.

       An event worth a visit, meet like minded people, pick up new ideas, new contacts, buy a book, have a chat, a laugh and build solidarity.

 The 2014 London Anarchist Bookfair 

will be on Saturday 18th October
From 10am to 7pm.

anarchist bookfair 2014 poster

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An Anarchist Manifesto.

     On Tuesday 14th. October I posted the introduction to the oldest artefact we have in our collection at Spirit of Revolt Archive, An Anarchist Manifesto, printed in 1895. For those interested we have now put the full pamphlet up on our "read of the month" section for you to read in full. I hope you find it as interesting as I did.
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Home Sweet Home!!!

    The recent E15 London squat brought squatting back into mainstream media. It was put forward as an anomaly, something that doesn't happen very much, a one of event by some odd people. However one startling fact that the babbling brook of bullshit, the mainstream media, didn't highlight, was the fact that more than 10% of the world's population are squatters. Another one of the many, damning facts, that show this system of capitalism doesn't work. As far as the vast majority are concerned, it fails miserably to supply the basic needs for a decent life. 

Population 1 million outside Mexico City.

      We have cities with empty property, and people sleeping rough, we have families desperately seeking shelter in abandoned buildings, all a reality just beneath the surface of the glitzy shopping malls with their "must have" designer labels and cappuccinos.

 The glaring inequalities of capitalism, Brazil.

     In the developed world squatting is usually small groups or individuals dotted around our cities and towns, but in the developing world, in many cases, they are they towns.

Dhaka, a familiar face of capitalism.

     Across the globe, capitalism has driven millions into deep deprivation while showering the few with unimaginable wealth and power. A sure recipe for the destruction of our planet.

Mumbai, a normal life for millions.

   No matter where we go in this profit drive nightmare, there are people desperate for somewhere to live and and under this system, desperation makes for untold misery.

A familiar sight in South Africa.

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Events from the 20th October onwards

Hi all, It is a busy couple of weeks here in anarcho-towers, so apologies if the update comes in a little later than usual; so without further ado… ********** Witchcraft Accusations in Africa – Leo Igwe | Glasgow Skeptics Monday, … Continue reading

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Workers, Know Your History, Mary Brooksbank.

     We should always honour our heroes, we have many, but if we don't record them they will disappear from history, and we will be the poorer for that.
Mary Brooksbank:

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