Things fall apart By William Bowles

10 August 2011

It’s fashionable to call them the ‘underclass’ that the state has buried away, out of sight–out of mind on ‘sink estates’ or trapped and invisible in the poorest neighborhoods of our cities. Demonized and/or sentimentalized by the state/corporate media (‘Shameless’ and ‘East Enders’ come to mind), exactly as in Victorian times, an entire section of the working class have been reduced to some inferior, sub-human species by the political class and its media partners-in-crime. Continue reading

Clegg Predicting Riots

10 August 2011 — Via New Left Project

The ‘I told you so’ of the week:

In the run up to the 2010 General Election Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warned of riots if the Tories were elected, stating that, ‘There is danger that having any government of any composition led by a party which doesn’t have a popular mandate across the country trying to push through really difficult decisions.  I think a lot of people will react badly to them.’

Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: August 10, 2011

10 August 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Gruesome Trophies: Britain Brings ‘Civilization’ To Afghanistan Again
  • They Died in Vain; Deal With It
  • Finland’s Defense Minister: Savings Lead To NATO Membership
  • Russia Warns NATO On Missile Shield
  • U.S. Troops In Europe ‘Closer To Current Battlefields, Future Fights’
  • Pakistan: Another NATO Oil Tanker Set Ablaze
  • NATO Planning Military Attack On Iran
  • NATO Membership: Georgia Will Be ‘Protected And Cannot Be Conquered’

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