Is anyone surprised by this?

IDS gloating after a hearty breakfast of working class children.

IDS gloating after a hearty breakfast of working class children.

Is this the start?

Originally posted on The Heckler:

The previous post drew attention to the question of when the next financial crash will occur. This was prompted by a complex of crises in China including an ongoing stock market plunge which was echoed across a number of emerging economies and markets last week. Well, hey presto, come today and we now have a global stock market crisis! We could take credit for an accurate prediction but to be honest, it was a no brainer…

Is this the start of the next, uglier and considerably more dangerous phase of the crisis which first emerged in 2008? Well, at the moment, there are a fair number of commentators saying that while what’s happening is dramatic, it’s a ‘necessary market correction’. If you read ongoing commentaries such as this – China stock market panic: £74bn wiped off FTSE 100 – live updateshttp://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2015/aug/24/global-stocks-sell-off-deepens-as-panic-grips-markets-live – the line being taken by a…

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From Genocide to Resistance: Yazidi Women Fight Back – By Dilar Dirik

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Protest march of Yazidi women in the Sinjar Mountains on the first anniversary of the Islamic State group massacre

Having suffered a traumatic genocide, Yazidi women on Mount Sinjar mobilize their autonomous armed and political resistance with the PKK’s philosophy.

SHENGAL – The old Kurdish saying “We have no friends but the mountains” became more relevant than ever when on Aug. 3, 2014, the murderous Islamic State group launched what is referred to as the 73rd massacre on the Yazidis by attacking the city of Sinjar (in Kurdish: Shengal), slaughtering thousands of people, and raping and kidnapping the women to sell them as sex slaves.    Ten thousand Yazidis fled to the Shengal Mountains in a death march in which they, and especially children, died of hunger, thirst, and exhaustion. This year on the same day, the Yazidis marched in the Shengal Mountains again. But this time in a protest to vow that nothing will ever be the same again.

Last year, the Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) promised the people to guarantee Shengal’s safety, but ran away without warning when the Islamic State group attacked, not even leaving arms behind for people to defend themselves. Instead, it was the guerrilla of the PKK, as well as the the Kurdish People’s Defence Units, or YPG, and its women’s brigade the YPJ from Rojava, who in spite of having Kalashnikovs and a only handful of fighters, opened a corridor to Rojava, rescuing 10,000 people. … Read full article at teleSUR.

ADVOCACY IS NOT A CRIME!- Solidarity with Tony Cox. Britain Wide Demo.

Originally posted on IWW Scotland:

ADVOCACY IS NOT A CRIME!
In solidarity with arrested Dundonian welfare advocate Tony Cox from Scottish Unemployed Workers Network(SUWN),  the IWW, Edinburgh Anarchist Federation and Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty (ECAP) will join a host of groups including (SUWN themselves) who will take part in a Britain wide day of action in solidarity with him.
WHAT HAPPENED AT ARBROATH JOB CENTRE
Tony Cox was arrested on 29th January after Arbroath Jobcentre management called police to stop him representing a vulnerable jobseeker. Tony was accompanying a vulnerable woman claimant, who suffers from severe dyslexia and literacy problems. The claimant, D, had been signed up to the Universal Job Match (UJM), the computerised job search system, and was being forced to complete five job searches per day, the pressure of which had led to her having several panic attacks.  Tony proposed that D’s UJM account be closed, and that her number of job…

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Red And Black Telly: THE LUMPENPROLETARIAT- An anarchist assessment

And to the commenter (on youtube) ‘socialist worker’, (we doubt you are either) – Not if we get to you first mush, fuck off back to the 20th century and wallow in your abject failure to live up to your own propaganda.

Have a look at them, sorry-arsed fascist without the bollocks to own up to it.

Let me tell you a war story

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Soon our class will have nothing to rely to rely on but mutual aid, fuck all those aspiring petty bourgeois, they can just eat each other.

Originally posted on Amila Bosnae:

When I was 12 and war was raging in my country, I lived with my mother in a block of flats. One day, as we entered the front door, we were stopped by the old lady who lived with her husband on the ground floor. In her hands she had a bowl of flour which she held out to my mother. ‘Here, you have a little one. Bake her a bread.’

My mother, struck dumb by the gesture, accepted the bowl, shared a silent moment with the old lady who then slowly made her way back into her flat. It wasn’t even a time for smiles, because we all knew why we were in this situation in the first place.

You have to understand, this was food from their own table at a time when we hadn’t seen a full meal in months, flour was incredibly scarce, and you never…

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It’s not a question of if but when…

Originally posted on The Heckler:

Ever since the financial crisis hit in 2008, there have been numerous articles and commentaries in the intervening years stating that this was merely the start of a more devastating and profound crisis. However, given that many of these commentaries have been appearing on alternative financial news sites such as Zero Hedgehttp://www.zerohedge.com/ – the tendency of the political classes and the mainstream media has been to marginalise or dismiss them as part of the pretence that everything is fine and the ‘recovery’ is on track. That is until last week when this appeared on the Telegraph website – Doomsday clock for global market crash strikes one minute to midnight as central banks lose controlhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/11805523/doomsday-clock-for-global-market-crash-strikes-one-minute-to-midnight-as-central-banks-lose-control.html

There you have it, discussion about the timing of the next financial crash has gone mainstream which means that sooner rather than later, the pretence that everything is fine will start to…

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