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29 November 2006

Liberal Democrat MP in ASBO-behaviour shocker!

Via Guido, Liberal Democrat AM Mick Bates in anti-social behaviour shocker!! Seen holding up his middle finger during a debate in the Welsh Assembly chamber yesterday.

This is the sort of behaviour that, if Bates was working class, would see him thrown onto the streets and his home and children confiscated at the express order of the Home Secretary.

"Our way of life"? Only if you're one of the privileged few.

Ludicrous Diversion - J7 does LD

Back in September 2006 an anonymously produced video documentary dealing with the events of 7th July 2005 was released via Google video. Since its release the film, Ludicrous Diversion, has been watched over 80,000 times and attracted a lot of high praise from most of the people who bothered to leave comments. There have also been one or two disparaging comments, but these stick out like the sorest of all thumbs and their presence in the comments thread defines the word 'dissonant'.

Alongside the Ludicrous Diversion video upon its release was a brief introduction to its contents:
On the 7th of July 2005 London was hit by a series of explosions. You probably think you know what happened that day. But you don’t.

The police have, from the onset of their investigation, chosen to withhold from the public almost every bit of evidence they claim to have and have provably lied about several aspects of the London Bombings.

The mainstream news has wilfully spread false, unsubstantiated and unverifiable information, while choosing to completely ignore the numerous inconsistencies and discrepancies in the official story.

The government has finally, after a year, presented us with their official ‘narrative’ concerning the event. Within hours it was shown to contain numerous errors, a fact since admitted by the Home Secretary John Reid. They have continuously rejected calls for a full, independent public inquiry. Tony Blair himself described such an inquiry as a ‘ludicrous diversion’. What don’t they want us to find out? Contact ludicrousdiversion@hotmail.com

If you haven't read the official Home Office report into the events of 7th July 2005 referred to above, you should, and can do so by clicking here. It takes minutes to read and you won't learn anything from it about the events of 7th July 2005 because, as the Home Secretary has graciously addressed on more than one occasion, it is full of errors.

What you might learn from the Home Office report, however, is the sub-text behind where State policy and policing in the UK has been headed for long enough to get even the right-wing libertarians a little hot under the collar. Essentially the UK policy of the State Vs. the people (yes, that means you, dear reader) in recent times boils down to:

  • No protests, unless you've got express permission from the people against whom you're protesting;
  • No flag burning, because flags are symbols of States and people might think that both the symbols and the states they represent are worthy of such treatment;
  • No headgear - not a hoodie, nor baseball cap, nor niqab, nor jilbab, nor facial covering of any sort because every working-class person -- now affectionately known as 'criminals', 'terrorists' (there is little, if any, distinction, as Sir Ian Blair told us) and occasionally, still, the 'underclass' -- must now be identifiable and trackable at all times so the large gangs of real, provable, organised criminals, terrorists and the 'overclass' can go about their daily criminal business of being responsible and unaccountable for the greatest crimes against humanity the world has seen for generations, and terrorism that kills innocent lives through the perpetration of 'mass murder on an unimaginable scale' ((c) Herr Doktor John Reid, President Minister Blair, et al), except we don't have to imagine the terror of these criminal gangs for it is very real and it happens every day of the year, not just days with catchy, memorable dates that rhyme like 9/11, 3/11, or even 7/7;
  • No chanting - thanks to the ingenuously clever trick of making the most fascistic of all police officers a man of Asian descent, Tariq Ghaffur, the cops' new and vocal mouthpiece, there must definitely be no chanting of chants at the protests you're not allowed to have.

    Especially not allowed would be chants from the days when working class people could still afford to go and watch 11 local lads play football against 11 local lads from somewhere else and have a sing-song at the same time in honour of working class heroes such as Harry Roberts.
Reference (to the tune of London Bridge is Falling Down):
Harry Roberts is our friend
Is our friend, is our friend
Harry Roberts is our friend
He kills coppers

Shoots the bastards with a gun
With a gun, with a gun
Shoots the bastards with a gun
Harry Roberts

Shoots the bastards two by two
Two by two, two by two
Shoots the bastards two by two
He kills coppers

Harry Roberts is our friend
Is our friend, is our friend
Harry Roberts is our friend
He kills coppers

Let him out to kill some more
Kill some more, kill some more
Harry Roberts

More of Harry's story later as, even though Harry Roberts' story is over 40 years old and still ongoing, it is perhaps more relevant now than at any point in its 40 year history. However, The Antagonist digresses, albeit not in a ludicrously diversionary sort of way, from the original point - the film, Ludicrous Diversion....

If you haven't seen Ludicrous Diversion yet, you should, and can watch it on Google Video, in three parts on YouTube, via SmallFish Online, or using the video window below.

As a consequence of its anonymous release, Ludicrous Diversion has raised a lot of questions from a lot of people about who is behind the film's production, their motivations for making the film, and what they were endeavouring to achieve by doing so. It is perhaps interesting that the same people weren't asking the same questions about the provenance of the anonymously penned Home Office account of the events of 7th July 2005 which, despite it being the official version of events that took ten months to produce, contained far more verifiable errors than an anonymously produced documentary on the Internet.

In order to try and tackle some of the questions about the film, the July 7th Truth Campaign, never being a group to be hindered by the lack of information about something in the public domain, took it upon themselves to find out more about the film, its producers and their intentions.

You can read the results of the exclusive J7 interview with the makers of Ludicrous Diversion here on the July 7th Truth Campaign web site.

Making the headlines

The Antagonist writes Mathaba News' straplines, without even knowing about it.

Taken from the front page of Mathaba News on 24/11.

All of which happened in much the same way as 'London 7/7: How to Be Good - Part 1" - first published one year ago today and part 2 of which is long overdue - was picked up by rinf.com, but incorrectly attributed to mparent7777, who mirrored the article shortly after it was first published.

Gotta love the Internet new economy of community!

28 November 2006

Oyster Card - the transport policeman in your pocket

Still think Oyster Cards are innocuous, convenient time and paper saving devices? Think again, especially if you're working class, poor, or are otherwise somehow classified as the policeman's favourite pastime, the underclass, and would like your child to be able to use London's oxymoronically named 'public' transport system.

Quoting directly from a 14-15 Oyster Photocard application form:

Section 2: Signature (Parent/Guardian's consent) (Mark [x] where appropriate)

I consent to the Metropolitan Police Service and other police forces in areas where TFL services operate transferring the information set out in Section 3 paragraph 5 (see page 4) for the purposes specified.

If you do wish to give such consent, mark [x] here [ ]. If you do so, the applicant will be eligible for the free travel concession on London's buses and trams.

If you do not wish to give such consent, mark [x] here [ ]. By doing so the applicant will not be eligible for the free travel concession on London's buses and trams.

To what Faustian pact does Section 3 paragraph 5 consign the souls of your children?
Section 3, Paragraph 5

If you have been granted the free travel
concession on London's buses and trams and your parent/guardian has given consent in Section 2 overleaf, the Metropolitan Police Service, British Transport Police, City of London Police and other police forces in areas where TFL services operate may transfer to TFL details of any criminal convictions, warnings or reprimands, and the circumstances relating thereto, issued in relation to offences committed by you on the TFL public transport network. We will use this data for the purpose of ticket administration, including the possible withdrawal of the photocard and/or free travel concessions.

Draw your own conclusions.

17 November 2006

Muslim Student Tasered at UCLA

Still think the War OF Terror isn't a War on People? Forgotten your ID card today? Expect 30,000 volts delivered via taser not once, but five times.

Picked up via Europhobia and Crooks & Liars, the latter of which carries more information about the incident, as does this report from Channel 9 News.

Other students who tried to intervene were also threatened with the taser treatment. Daily Bruin has a report, complete with subtitles and comments from a bunch of kids who obviously think it couldn't happen to them, which seems to suggest that the police stopped the student from leaving, as instructed, as he was on his way out.

The Antagonist is guessing that the cops abusing their power and position in the above clips have forgotten the name Rodney King.

24 October 2006

What lies behind Jack Straw's veil

Update: 09/05/2007: If you've arrived at this page looking for information about the arrest of Hasina Patel and the latest 7/7-connected arrests, see here.

If the Home Office had commissioned a report following the race riots of 2001 to look into the problems of integration in the UK and the results of the two year study known as the Burnley Project, submitted to the Home Office in September 2006, stated categorically that, in fact, white people are the barrier to successful integration, wouldn't you be tempted to wonder what prompted Jack Straw's tirade against Muslim women?

Jack Straw's veil, and the veil of state, has fallen yet again.

Suspect Paki has the lowdown on the United KKKingdom.

20 October 2006

The Cause of Death, The 4th Branch & The Poverty of Philosophy

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, and it is. The pen of rapper Immortal Technique is honed to the highest degree, bar none.

The issues

Immortal Technique - The Cause of Death

Why you never hear about the issues

Immortal Technique - The 4th Branch

The solution to the ills of the world is a correct historical class analysis

Immortal Technique - The Poverty of Philosphy

More from the living legend that is Immortal Technique

13 October 2006

Jarvis, Tim and some words of wisdom

Pulpman Jarvis Cocker has penned a beautiful and poignant anthemic song called Running the World and made it available on MurdochMySpace for the Internet-connected world to enjoy.

The Antagonist can almost guarantee that the Antagonista in you will be singing the chorus for as long as it takes to make things right.

The song also represents a short break in blogging from Bloggerheads in favour of a new project. Good luck with the new venture, Tim, not a moment too soon.

07 October 2006

Shhh! Police score anti-terror raid success

It looks like police have undertaken their first successful anti-terror raid of recent times and there's not a Mosque or a Muslim in sight:

"....the largest haul of chemicals of its kind discovered in someone's home in the country." - Burnley Citizen

"Police sealed off the home of Robert Cottage in Talbot Street, Colne, after storming the address and discovering chemical components that could be used to make explosives." - Lancashire Telegraph

"The home of another man charged with similar offences contained a rocket launcher and a nuclear biological suit...." - Socialist Worker

The chemicals were found at the home of an apparently lapsed British National Party member, as opposed to the home of a Muslim, so no front page national newspaper headlines for the discovery of the largest haul of chemicals ever found in this country.

It could be argued that the chemicals found might be used for a number of purposes other than manufacturing explosives but this wouldn't explain the press and media silence about the rocket launcher or the NBC suit that were also found in the raids.

Update: Ex-BNP member? Not quite, not according to the BNP's own rules. Ministry of Truth does the math.

Update 2: More on this story from: Blood & Treasure - large bomb apparently found, not many informed, Picked Politics - Ex-BNP member caught with “record haul” of explosive chemicals and Lenin’s Tomb - the bomb factory you won’t hear about.

Update 3: The BBC explains in an email why they never covered the story:
I have investigated how the story was missed. It appears a reporter from BBC Radio Lancashire investigated initial reports but the police "played it down". Our regional televison centre in in Manchester found out about the story only after it was reported in the Colne Times. By this time it was several days old. On investigation they discovered that reporting restrictions were in place which severely curtailed what could be said by the media.

Meanwhile, in the blog world, 'Rachel North' defends the BNP's right not to be labelled as terrorists against an Israeli national with legitimate fears about Fascism, even though white man's got a bomb complex - Mother of Satan, May 2005.

Update 4 24/10/2006: The two Fascists appeared in Preston Crown Court today and confirmed their names.
Court 10 T20061011
Plea and Case Management - Case Started - 10:51

The case was adjourned until January 15, 2007 for a plea and case management hearing. Trial date provisionally set for 12 February 2007 at Manchester crown court.

Of course, far-right terrorism has never yet been classified as terrorism by the state so it's unlikely this case will be any different.

What about the Home Office race relations report that preceded Jack Straw's attack on Muslims - the other story that's not making the news?

01 October 2006

Sex crimes and the Vatican

In May 2006, an article about the Catholic church appeared in the London Guardian, written by Mark Honigsbaum, which covered the ongoing work of Patrick Wall, a former Benedictine monk turned international investigator who now leads an international crusade against paedophile priests.

Wall's job is to hunt down Roman Catholic priests retired by the Vatican in the wake of sexual abuse scandals. Wall's original plan had been to become a priest but within weeks of taking his vows for the priesthood, he was invited to join the church's "sexual abuse response team". That any organisation much less the church might require such a team should perhaps be sufficient cause for concern in itself.

Wall is quoted as saying, "My job was to firefight cases of sexual abuse - basically, take the place of the perp and calm the waters," he says. "Our definition of success was that no one ever found out about it."

Wall, along with two other former priests, has written a book called 'Sex, Priests and Secret Codes: the Catholic church's 2,000-year paper trail of sexual abuse'. The book references a previously secret document called Crimen Sollicationis - Latin for "the crime of solicitation" - issued in 1962 by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), an office attached to the Vatican. You can read the full document courtesy of the BBC.

The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith instructs bishops to investigate claims of abuse, "in the most secretive way" or face the "penalty of excommunication". In 2001 the CDF issued only its second ever directive on such matters. The new directive removed the burden from local bishops by ordering bishops to send their reports directly to the Vatican for processing.

At the time the second directive was issued, the head of the CDF was none other than Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, the former Hitler-youth and Nazi anti-aircraft unit operative who caused outrage among Jewish peoples when he was first appointed and, more recently, outrage among Muslim peoples when he joined Bush and Blair in the other favourite pass-time of the ruling classes, the endless crusade against Islam. Once a Nazi, always a Nazi.

The BBC's Panorama, to be broadcast on BBC1 at 22:15 on Sunday 1st October, has more information about Hitler-youth Pope Ratzinger's endeavours to cover-up child abuse within the Catholic Church in Sex crimes and the Vatican. The programme will also be available for on-demand viewing on the BBC web site.

20 September 2006

If links back to UK or US sources are revealed

"All the world is a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances; each man in his time plays many parts."

"Dealing with Islamist extremism, the messages are more complex, the constituencies we would aim at are more difficult to identify, and greater damage could be done to the overall effort if links back to UK or US sources were revealed."

- William Ehrman
Director General (Defence & Intelligence), FCO

The stage for the the war on terror was once again set in that most unlikely of places, East London.

East London's Forest Gate recently featured in the news, as part of the global anti-Islamic witchhunt, when 250 of Reid's armed State bootboys raided the home of Abul Kahar Kalam and Abul Koyair Kalam, 'accidentally' shooting Abul Kahar Kalam in the chest while doing so. The raid had been instigated by 'intelligence' which even the 'torturers-R-US' 'intelligence' services in the United Mistakes of America would have discounted, owing to it having been passed by a mentally challenged MI5 informant with an IQ of just 69.

Both of the Kalam brothers have since been released without charge.

Today Leyton, less than a mile from the Forest Gate shooting, played host to the British Home Secretary, Dr John Reid, who made an appearance in order to 'challenge British Muslims to come forward with information about suspected terrorists', urging parents to "look for the tell-tale signs" of radicalisation in their children. Brainwashing against brainwashing.

Half way through Herr Dr Reid's speech and faux appeal - right on cue - a British Muslim, Trevor Brooks, now known as Abu Izzadeen - yet another in the long line of British converts to Islam that always rear their heads for the odd press and photo call - interrupted the Home Secretary with a tirade in defence of the over 1,000 Muslims that have been rounded up by the state.

That Izzadeen even managed to find and attend the invite-only event at all, much less subvert Reid's 'security' as someone associated with two banned organisations, and interrupt it in such a manner, was rather an impressive feat being, as the event was reported to be by the Press Association, "at a secret location in Leyton".

"How dare you come to a Muslim area when over 1,000 Muslims have been arrested?" Izzadeen said to Reid. "You are an enemy of Islam and Muslims, you are a tyrant. Shame on all of us for sitting down and listening to him."

For the record, of the over 1,000 Muslims that have been rounded up by the state, the majority are released without charge and, of those that are charged with anything at all, the charges are for petty crimes entirely unrelated to terrorism. The release without charge of innocent Muslims, however, is not something that receives much, if any, media coverage at all, especially in the face of such 'radical' outbursts as that by Brooks today.

Izzadeen continued with accusations against the Government of 'state terrorism' which, given the overt examples such as the illegality of the invasion of Iraq and the ongoing butchery of Iraqi civilians, in conjunction with the calls from wide cross sections of the community, including the likes of Military Families Against the War, for Tony Blair to stand trial for his war crimes at the International Criminal Court, are accusations that could be said to be not entirely unfounded, nor without considerable evidence to support an easy and successful prosecution.

Following his outburst, Izzadeen was ejected from the venue by the world's smallest policeman, but not before being allowed to utter some choice words in front of the assembled crowd, cameras and microphones, thereby making sure that everyone received the full weight of the not-quite-so subliminal messages being conveyed.

World's smallest policeman in action

Trevor Brooks aka Abu Izzadeen

Izzadeen just happened to be the latest leader of a group proscribed by The State, Al Ghurabaa (the strangers), an offshoot of another previously banned group, Al Mujahiroun, as led by Omar Bakri – the 'Islamic' radical who fled Britain after his work here was done, and just prior to being arrested. Quite how Omar Bakri might have known he was about to be arrested and quite how he made it out of the country despite the imminent arrest from which he was fleeing, is left as an exercise for the reader to fathom.

Abu Izzadeen was born in Hackney, East London, to a family originally from Jamaica, as Trevor Brooks, a communication engineer by profession, who converted to Islam at the age of 17. His conversion to Islam was influenced by his brother Abu Abdul Rahman, another convert to Islam.

Abu Izzadeen, or Trevor Brooks if you prefer, is no stranger to controversy. Shortly after the London bombings, Brooks told BBC2's Newsnight programme that the bombings were "mujahideen activity" which would make people "wake up and smell the coffee." On the surface, his comments were sensational, unfounded and controversial. Beneath the surface, however, it would appear there is more truth to his allegations of the 'mujahideen activity' behind the London bombings than the controversy they provoked might suggest.

Afghanistan, the CIA and the London Bombings

On 17 January 1999, the Guardian published an article by Jason Burke in Peshawar, entitled, 'Frankenstein the CIA created'. The article was subtitled, 'Mujahideen trained and funded by the US are among its deadliest foes, reports'. The article cited the estimations of American officials that, "from 1985 to 1992, 12,500 foreigners were trained in bomb-making, sabotage and urban guerrilla warfare in Afghan camps the CIA helped to set up", and that $500 million poured into Afghanistan, directly from the CIA.

Two years later, in December 2001, Scottish born James McLintock, dubbed the 'Tartan Taliban', was arrested while trying to cross illegally from Pakistan to Afghanistan under the guise of being an 'aid worker'. At the time both Scotland Yard and Britain's Foreign Office declined to comment on McLintock's arrest but confirmed that anti-terrorist officers had flown out to Pakistan.

Confirmation of McLintock's arrest and detainment came instead from the concern of a Scottish Nationalist MP, Mike Weir, who wrote to the then Home Secretary, Jack Straw, about the issue and who said of McLintock, "He has been held in Pakistan for almost a month and we're still not sure what, if anything, he's been charged with or what is to happen to him."

Regional home secretary for Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, Javed Iqbal also confirmed the story of McLintock's arrest and was quoted as saying: "We have not ruled out a link between this man and other al-Qaeda suspects. We are not happy with his story. Even if he has committed no other offence, it is a serious matter to cross the border at a no-entry point. He may be tried or deported."

Further confirmation of the arrest came from his wife, Shaffia McLintock, who eventually spoke publicly about her husband's plight. She described his arrest as a "huge mistake" and criticised the lack of action from the UK government to have him released.

James McLintock aka Mohammad Yacoub aka the 'Tartan Taliban' and 7/7

The 41-year-old Scot was born to two University of Dundee lecturers. His mother taught maths and his father was a chemistry lecturer, chemistry being a particularly useful skill in bomb-making. McLintock also speaks several languages including Arabic, Pashtu and Urdu although how, when and where he acquired such versatile linguistic skills is unknown.

The young James McLintock was raised as a Catholic and developed an interest in Islam while at university. He grew a beard, donned traditional Muslim clothing, dropped out of his university course in Zoology and began attending mosques in Dundee. So great was his apparent commitment to Islam, McLintock went on to fight against the Communists in Afghanistan with the CIA trained, armed and funded - to the tune of $500 million - mujahideen.

In the mid-1990s, James McLintock had moved to Bradford and in June 1995 married a Muslim woman, Shaffia Begum, now Shaffia McLintock, having taken McLintock's non-Islamic name, perhaps indicating the level of McLintock's committment to his new-found 'Islamic' persona. By 2000, McLintock was working at "Rays of Truth", an Islamic bookshop in Leeds, where one of his colleagues was Martin “Abdullah” McDaid, a fellow Muslim convert and former UK Special Forces operative who served in the elitest of British regiments, the Special Boat Service.

Martin "Abdullah" McDaid would later go on to work 'several hours a week' at the Iqra Islamic bookshop in Beeston, Leeds, at which it is alleged at least some of the alleged perpetrators of the London bombings were radicalised by extremist propaganda. This Jihadi material and 'extremist propaganda' was not produced by either McDaid, or McLintock, nor even by a British convert to Islam, but instead by a white, British former Hells Angel by the name of Martin Gilbertson.

When the Sunday Times approached Martin "Abdullah" McDaid about Mohammed Yacoub's involvement with the Iqra bookshop shortly after 7/7, McDaid responded with typical radical convert-to-Islam aplomb, “Whether he was at the Iqra bookstore or not is none of your business — you should fear Allah.”

Little has since been heard regarding the activities of James "Mohammed Yacoub" McLintock, but, given his history of fighting for the mujahideen, illegal border crossings, his connections to the Rays of Truth bookshop in the run up to the Bradford race riots of 7/7/2001, and his involvement with the government-funded Iqra bookshop that the alleged London bombers are meant to have attended, Abu Izzadeen's comments about 7/7 demonstrating 'mujahideen activity' appear to have rather more foundation in reality than anyone might have suspected.

Dr John Reid, Abu Izzadeen, 7/7 and "mujahideen activity"

Dr John Reid's appearance at the 'secret location' at which he patronised Muslims today, Izzadeen's amazing discovery of, and interruption at, the 'secret location', after circumventing the invite-only and on-site security, in conjunction with his outspoken comments about the 'mujahideen activity' that facilitated the planning and execution of the London bombings have indeed led a great number of people 'to wake up and smell' something.

The smell, however, is not of coffee, but rather the putrid stench of the now blown cover of radical conversions to Islam behind which British ex-special forces, ex-anti-terror operatives and CIA-trained militia-men have hidden themselves from public view.

At least some of William Ehrman's much feared 'links back to UK or US sources were revealed' and they provide, in part, the explanation for Abu Izzadeen's post-7/7 comments about the 'mujahideen activity' of the London bombings of 7 July 2005.

15 September 2006

London 7/7: Ludicrous Diversion

It's Friday, it's a quarter past five and it's the start of the weekend. Time to put old media to shame. Again.

Ludicrous Diversion

On the 7th of July 2005 London was hit by a series of explosions. You probably think you know what happened that day. But you don’t.

The police have, from the onset of their investigation, chosen to withold from the public almost every bit of evidence they claim to have and have provably lied about several aspects of the London Bombings.

The mainstream news has wilfully spread false, unsubstantiated and unverifiable information, while choosing to completely ignore the numerous inconsistencies and discrepancies in the official story.

The government has finally, after a year, presented us with their official ‘narrative’ concerning the event. Within hours it was shown to contain numerous errors, a fact since admitted by the Home Secretary John Reid. They have continuously rejected calls for a full, independent public inquiry. Tony Blair himself described such an inquiry as a ‘ludicrous diversion’. What don’t they want us to find out?

If much of what The Antagonist has written about the events of July 7th 2005, the alleged perpetrators; the anti-terror rehearsal running that day; the evidence-free, nonsense-'narrative' that is the Official Report; the futile, oft-repeated and flogged-to-death calls for a public inquiry that ignore the issue of the Inquiries Act 2005, and the devastating consequences on life in the UK, were to manifest as a short documentary, it would probably look a little something like this.

The Antagonist may write more on this soon. In the meantime, tell everyone you know to dedicate half an hour to watching this little gem.

07 September 2006

George Carlin on being owned

Here's what's up with America, the UK and rather a number of other places.

Succinct as ever.

Via Stef, again and Chimes of Freedom.

27 August 2006

7/7/2005 Your time is gonna come soon....

Nobody, anywhere in the world, buys the lies about the terrorism of alleged 'Fascists' who allegedly 'hate our freedoms', as told by the world's biggest, provable, Fascists and terrorists, all of whom really do hate our freedoms so much that they will happily legislate them all away at a moments notice.

Even two Co-Chairmen of the 9/11 Commission, Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton, don't buy the lies the American State and Administration spun about the 'new Pearl Harbour' that befell America on 11 September 2001, as reported on the Red, White and Blue News of CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight.

Those responsible for the lies should be very afraid indeed. Below is a photograph of what happened to the lying Fascists, who hated our freedoms, when the plebs got their hands on them last time around.

This post has been brought to you by the letter 'J' and the number '7', in conjunction with dissident bloggers, Stef and dissident.

18 August 2006

Rage Against The Machine

Mario Savio (December 8, 1942 – November 6, 1996) was an American political activist.
In 2004, it was revealed that Mario was the subject of a massive FBI surveillance program even after he left the Free Speech Movement. The FBI trailed Mario Savio for more than a decade after he left UC Berkeley, and bureau officials plotted to "neutralize" him politically, even though there was no evidence he broke any federal law. According to hundreds of pages of FBI files, the bureau:

  • Collected, without court order, personal information about Savio from schools, telephone companies, utility firms and banks and compiled information about his marriage and divorce.

  • Monitored his day-to-day activities by using informants planted in political groups, covertly contacting his neighbors, landlords and employers, and having agents pose as professors, journalists and activists to interview him and his wife.

  • Obtained his tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service in violation of federal rules, mischaracterized him as a threat to the president and arranged for the CIA and foreign intelligence agencies to investigate him when he and his family traveled in Europe.

  • Put him on an unauthorized list of people to be detained without judicial warrant in event of a national emergency, and designated him as a "Key Activist" whose political activities should be "disrupted" and "neutralized" under the bureau's extralegal counterintelligence program known as COINTELPRO.

Savio's crime was that of a passion for humanity which never fails to antagonise the state into the most extreme forms of illegal and underhand activities.

On 2 December 1964, Savio gave one of the most impassioned speeches you will ever see or hear, a revolutionary address in which he struck at university establishment, wider society at large and which inspired a massive student sit-in that the authorities feared would spread beyond their ability to control it.

Here's how Mario Savio became an enemy of the state....

17 August 2006

New Labour - New Labour Camps

For those that are still wondering what the point of the air terror plot of the 'terrorists' with no aeroplane tickets and no passports was, the Sun explains it all today:

"CAMPS are the answer to our overcrowded prisons"

It goes on:

"The Sun today calls for disused army camps to be turned into jails to solve the UK'S prison crisis."

Sure enough, Rupert's Rag names a big long list of empty army camps, complete with the odd prison ship, presumably because the soldiers that once inhabited these locations have all died in the service of those that would throw the rest of us into camps, all ready to roll. Of course, this is nothing new on the New Labour Camp known as Prison Ship Britain.

DRAKELOW TUNNELS, WORCS: This 53-acre underground complex at Wolverley, near Kidderminster, is privately owned. There were plans for it to be a job training centre.

RAF NEATISHEAD, NORFOLK: The 40-acre former radar station, due to be sold by the MoD by the end of March 2007, was once set to be turned into a worm farm.

RAF LOCKING, SOMERSET: The 200-acre former Weston-super-Mare training school was closed in 1998 and still no decisions have been made about its future.

RAF COLTISHALL, NORFOLK: The 750-acre base will not close completely until later this year. But operational flying has ended after 66 years, draining £20million from the local economy.

HMS DAEDALUS, LEE-ON-SOLENT: The 483-acre Royal Naval Air Station contains a million square feet of buildings, some currently used by coastguards and police.

RAF ST MAWGAN, CORNWALL: The 840-acre airfield near Newquay was doomed when it was overlooked in 2005 as a future base for the Joint Combat Aircraft.

CULTYBRAGGAN CAMP, PERTHSHIRE: The 64-acre base is a former prisoner of war camp and SAS training centre. Its 1940s Nissen huts were in use until 2004.

RAF WEST RAYHAM, NORFOLK: The 684-acre site, which closed a decade ago, was recently acquired by a consortium in a multi-million pound deal, but no plans have been submitted.

RAF THROCKMORTON, WORCS: The 150-acre former airfield, which was owned by the MoD, was considered for use as an asylum seekers’ centre during 2002. It is still derelict.

RAF NEWTON, NOTTS: The Government failed to get permission to use this 560-acre site for an accommodation centre for asylum-seekers.

RAF SEALAND, FLINTSHIRE: The 400-acre base, a civil airfield until taken over in 1916, closed amid defence cost-cutting in 2004.

RAF BICESTER, OXON: The 580-acre site was the only one of four ex-bases given the go-ahead as a centre for asylum-seekers in 2004. Some £24million was spent on it until plans changed.

RAF YATESBURY, WILTS: The former home of a Radar and Wireless training school in Marlborough has lain derelict for more than 40 years.

CONNAUGHT BARRACKS, KENT: The last 85 soldiers left the 80 acre-site in April. The Parachute Regiment’s departure ended 1,000 years of Dover being a stronghold protecting Britain from invasion.

BROUGHTON MOOR, CUMBRIA: The vast 1,740-acre site was earmarked in 2004 as the venue for the UK’s first endurance sports village. But the £80million scheme has stalled.

RAF HULLAVINGTON, WILTS: This vast Chippenham site has not been fully operational since 1965 and is now only partly used by the Army for glider training.

Elsewhere in the Sun, brown-skinned Muslims appear as eager as the Jews of Nazi Germany were to queue up for racial profiling and be thrown into Labour Camps, for their own good, of course:

LILU is 33, prays five times a day and loves Britain. But the father of three, who works for The Sun as an editorial assistant, says he has never met any extremists preaching jihad in Britain’s mosques. He says:

I don’t have a problem with profiling. I have never been stopped and searched by the police and I have never been stopped at an airport. I try to avoid trouble. But if they had a policy of extra searches on some Muslims I wouldn’t worry because I don’t have anything to hide.

Lilu, who goes by the nickname Naz, was born in Bangladesh and moved to England when he was eight. He lives in Southend, Essex, and is a Liverpool and England footie fan.

It looks like Lilu's job with the myopic Murdoch Media Empire is safe for at least another few weeks.

All together now, "Arbeit Macht Frei!"

PS: Sign the July 7th RELEASE THE EVIDENCE Petition today and guarantee your place in one of New Labour's New Labour Camps.

UPDATE: raincoaster gets into trouble with photobucket for having designed posted a copy of a flag that fits all the news (see comments for info), as featured in the film everyone should see before the book and film banning and burning starts. Click here for a 'V' trailer and a bit of historical context.

10 August 2006


The July 7th Truth Campaign have launched a petition to RELEASE THE EVIDENCE that conclusively proves beyond reasonable doubt the story outlined in the 'Report of the Official Account of the Bombings in London on 7th July 2005', as published by the 'not fit for purpose' Home Office on 11 May 2006.

If the government won't go the huge expense and diversion of resources that they have repeatedly claimed a full, independent public inquiry into the events of 7th July 2005 would be, surely they'll jump at the chance to avoid any such inquiry and choose instead to RELEASE THE EVIDENCE with suitable haste?

Sign the petition and tell everyone you know to do the same.


Release the Evidence

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To: The British Government

On 11 May 2006 the Home Office published the 'Report of the Official Account of the Bombings in London on 7th July 2005'.

The official report has since been discredited owing to a factual inaccuracy, namely the departure time of the train the accused are alleged to have taken from Luton to Kings Cross. This error was announced to Parliament by the Home Secretary on 11 July 2006.

To date, only one piece of evidence has been placed in the public domain showing all four suspects - a single CCTV image, outside Luton station, in which three of the faces are unidentifiable.

No credible explanation has ever been given for the lack of CCTV footage from Luton and Kings Cross stations, despite there being numerous references to CCTV in the official report.

In the absence of a truly independent public inquiry, outside of the Inquiries Act 2005, we call on the British Government to RELEASE THE EVIDENCE that conclusively proves the official report beyond reasonable doubt.


The Undersigned

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09 August 2006

Assault of the dead trees

Following a couple of recent comment pieces in the dead-tree organ known as the Independent, pieces which consisted entirely of transparent sideswipes at bloggers who are capable of doing to the same degree - and often-times to a much higher degree, for free - what dead-tree columnists do for vast sums of cash, argument from the UK blog world soon came in the form of this, this and this.

Until now, The Antagonist has steered clear of entering such debate, favouring instead taking on the likes of the Home Secretary, and winning.

Now though, long time Brit-blogger nosemonkey - aka J Clive Matthews, who revealed the name behind the nosemonkey moniker in the hope of having more luck blagging paid work from his blogging efforts, has officially lost the plot and categorically stated in the Press Gazette something which cannot go unchallenged:

"Blogs cannot and will not threaten newspapers."

Were such nonsense true, newspapers wouldn't be trying to turn themselves into blogs and a whole world of wonderment could be entered imagining the reasons why dead-tree columnists would feel such a compelling need to dedicate their valuable column inches to hammering home a point that, by their own 'better-than-bloggers-because-we're-paid-to-do-it' judgement, didn't need making.

Blogs, Internet multimedia technologies such as flickr.com and youtube.com, along with the underlying Internet infrastructure on which these systems operate, present the biggest threat to every capitalist mode of media production in existence, bar none, than the corporate world will dare admit. The capitalists know it and, in reality, there is absolutely no denying it.

Private Companies Refuse Refuse Accord

From a notification issued by Haringey Council:

Rubbish collection industrial action
Friday 4 August 2006

Staff from refuse collection contractor, Accord, are still taking industrial action. The dispute is a matter for the contractor to resolve with its staff. The company is still contractually obliged to provide waste collection services and has assured us that they will continue to operate their contingency plans. We apologise to residents for any inconvenience that this action is causing but would like to reassure residents that we are closely monitoring the situation to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

Rubbish is being left to rot in Haringey's streets after refuse collectors walked out, over a week ago, in protest about their working arrangements.

A Haringey resident interviewed on LBC News Radio in the small hours of this morning explained that rubbish collections are still occurring from outside business premises while large dumps of vermin and disease infested rubbish are rotting away, in the height of summer and children's school holidays, on council estates and in other residential areas throughout the borough.

One more time with feeling, "The dispute is a matter for the contractor to resolve with its staff". So claims Haringey Council. Yet, if The Antagonist isn't much mistaken, it is Haringey Council to whom residents of Haringey pay their Council Taxes and it is Haringey Council whom Haringey Council Tax payers should rightly expect to organise the collection of their refuse.

Haringey residents have tried a number of methods to work around the dispute, including asking the council to provide vehicles that they can use to collect and dump the amassed stockpiles of rubbish. Thus far, residents efforts have been thwarted by the council who refuse to provide any assistance in resolving an issue it believes is the sole problem of the company contracted to fufill these obligations.

"The dispute is a matter for the contractor to resolve with its staff"

In fact, the dispute is a matter for the residents of Haringey to resolve with its council, the body proactively refusing to help residents to help themselves and further compounding what is already an environmental and health and safety crisis.

With the application of a little thought, this presents no great problem and can easily be resolved. The resolution to Haringey residents' refuse collection problems is simply that they need cut out the middle-men who have no interest in meeting their demands, namely the private firm, Accord, and the Council who accepts no responsibility for outsourcing refuse collection to that private firm which has no other interest than its own private profit.

Haringey Council spends £13M a year on refuse collection alone. This figure rises to nearer £50M, if similar and related services such as environmental health and recreation are factored into the equation.

"In order to globalise resistance, you must first localise it"

If the residents of Haringey refused to pay the portions of their council tax levied for the purposes of refuse collection and disposal, and all associated environmental services, choosing instead to use that funding to employ local borough workers, so sick to the back teeth of being held hostage by private companies at every turn, and that are sufficiently motivated to do something constructive about the problem that won't go away unless each and every one of us actively does our bit to make it go away, the problems they are experiencing with refuse collection would vanish almost instantly.

With between £13 and £50M in the kitty, a few hired vehicles, complete with HGV drivers, labourers and anyone fit, healthy and pissed-off enough to dig themselves out of the rat-infested pits in which their council has left them to fester, all at the behest of nothing more than the private profit of faceless shareholders with whom they would otherwise have no connection, and Haringey residents need never again worry about finding themselves living in piles of their own rat-infested rubbish.

Furthermore, once the need is eliminated to meet projected private profit demands of shareholders in an organisation over which residents can affect no useful change, not only would the current refuse collection predicament be resolved but, without doubt, borough residents would also be left with significant sums of cash with which they can then set about rebuilding their community that, like all others that once existed, has all but been eradicated by the introduction of limitless private profit at the infinite expense of public services and public well-being.

If not you, who? If not now, when?

07 August 2006

Galloway on Sky News

The Antagonist remembers well the good old days of political turmoil when it was not unknown for activists to storm live news broadcasts in order to draw attention to causes that would otherwise receive no attention. Newly be-bearded Respect MP for Bethnal Green George Galloway's effort on Sky News, below, is about as close as we've got to anyone taking a stand since Nicholas Witchell sat on a lesbian.

"Have a slightly longer memory than four weeks!"

"The Observer has learnt that one senior commander who has been involved in the air attacks in Lebanon has already raised concerns that some of the air force's actions might be considered 'war crimes'.

Yonatan Shapiro, a former Blackhawk helicopter pilot dismissed from reserve duty after signing a 'refusenik' letter in 2004, said he had spoken with Israeli F-16 pilots in recent days and learnt that some had aborted missions because of concerns about the reliability of intelligence information. According to Shapiro, some pilots justified aborting missions out of 'common sense' and in the context of the Israeli Defence Force's moral code of conduct, which says every effort should be made to avoiding harming civilians.

Shapiro said: 'Some pilots told me they have shot at the side of targets because they're afraid people will be there, and they don't trust any more those who give them the coordinates and targets.'"

Source: The Observer

It is worth noting that the IDF consists largely of conscripts, not people who chose the military as a sensible, lifelong career path. Similarly, the American army is stocked-up with college students who signed-up on the basis that their college tuition fees will be paid if they make it back the United Mistakes of America alive.

Throughout the Middle East, the military industrial complex is waging war on people who have absolutely no choice left but to fight for their lives and land and who have a somewhat greater motivation to win the battle started by the alien invaders of their lands than those who wage that war because they have been conscripted to do so, or because their college fees might be paid.

As Malcolm X correctly pointed out a long time ago in a speech entitled The Ballot or The Bullet, white man cannot win the guerilla wars that he instigates.
The same thing happened in Algeria, in Africa. They didn’t have anything but a rifle. The French had all these highly mechanized instruments of warfare, but they put some guerilla action on, and a -- and a -- and a white man can’t fight a guerilla warfare.

Guerilla action takes heart, takes nerve, and he doesn’t have that.

He’s brave when he’s got tanks. He’s brave when he’s got planes. He’s brave when he’s got bombs. He’s brave when he got a whole lot of company along with him, but you take that little man from Africa and Asia, turn him loose in the woods with a blade, with a blade -- that’s all he needs, all he needs is a blade –- and when the sun comes down -- goes down and it’s dark, it’s even-steven.

Stop War March, London, August 5, 2006

In Memory of the Children

Killed by Blair

Anyone eagerly awaiting news coverage of the London efforts in the Stop War march that took place on Saturday would have been sorely disappointed by the mainstream media's coverage of the event.

Watch this speech given by Rose Gentle of Military Families Against the War to the assembled masses in Parliament Square at the end of the London demonstration on Saturday 5 August 2006 and understand for yourself why there has been no media coverage of the event; for to cover such would be tantamount to heresy and treason of the highest order. Understand also that no longer can innocents abroad be slaughtered without active resistance and opposition against those who commission such atrocities, even from those who have wittingly sacrificed their children to the war OF terror.

Despite what seems to be in the region of 100,000 people turning out at the London protest alone, the setters of the global news agenda decided that the uniting of the disenfranchised unpeople's of the world in their collective global protestations against the murderous rise of Global Fascism at the hands of the International Ruling Class Terrorists who, quite openly and honestly, are doing nothing more than what they say they are doing and protecting 'their way of life', from us, the great unwashed, disenfranchised unpeople's of the world - usually referred to as 'terrorists' - upon whom 'their way of life' is entirely dependant. Well, fuck 'em all, there are billions of us unpeople and now we have the Internet.

Marching Piccadilly: Our number is legion

The march was bigger and louder than the powers that be had anticipated and you can bet your last, worthless, US petro-dollar that the powers that be were both shaken and stirred by events, particularly on one or two notable occasions.

The first of these occasions was, perhaps unsurprisingly, outside the American Embassy when the march came to a complete standstill and the passions, ire and voices of the people raised themselves to levels that could not, and can not, be ignored any longer. The ordinary cops on march patrol duty looked a little non-plussed by it all and so it fell to the blackened-hands of humanity's black-legs and blackened-souls in the black-clad 'special' group of enforcers, who were lying in wait down a side street, to storm protesters and manhandle a group of teenage kids whose only crime was chanting 'Hezbullah, Hezbullah' with more ardent fervour than the 'authorities' would have liked. Curiously enough, mainstream media cameras were on hand to film this incident, although quite where the footage of this altercation is now, is anyone's guess.

The second occasion, again perhaps unsurprisingly, was on Whitehall outside Downing Street where the UK's terrorist-in-chief, Tony Blair, currently resides. Once again, the energies and passions of the crowd raised themselves to levels that could not, and can not, be ignored any longer.

Protecting the UK's Terrorist-in-Chief

Hundreds of children's shoes symbolising the children slaughtered under the guise of Zionist imperialism were thrown over the barriers in the direction of Downing Street, many of them bouncing off the state troopers - who just like Nazi concentration camp guards - were 'only doing their job' and protecting the London property of a mass-murderering war criminal from the mass of humanity that had assembled outside to make its collective voice heard.

The Cenotaph: The Glorious Dead

Outside Downing Street, Rhythms of Resistance provided the background beats to a Die-In that was staged, with dozens of protestors dropping to the ground, many daubed in red dyes, in an enactment of the countless hundreds of innocent children, women and men slaughtered, not just in Lebanon and Palestine, but also in Iraq, Afghanistan and anywhere else in the world upon which the corporate, oligarchal terrorism of the few has visited. The police refrained from removing these individuals from their sit down protest while there was anyone around to watch the proceedings, although the area had successfully been cleared by the time the speeches in Parliament Square came to an end.

Blair Must Go

Also worthy of a mention are a couple of the speeches in Parliament Square, particularly that of Rose Gentle linked above, one of the few working class voices to be heard from any podium. Craig Murray doffed his cap to those assembled with the words, "But I see hope, when I look over this crowd. You can't see yourselves from here, you go on and on back to Trafalgar Square. Every race, every ethnicity, every religion. You are typical of modern Britain and when Lebanon bleeds we bleed for them." Watch Craig in action for yourself, courtesy of Ady Cousins.

People of Britain, America, Israel, the time has come to hold the real terrorists in our own countries, the real, provable International terrorists and war criminals that form the real 'arc of extremism', the real 'axis of evil' to account, to bring each and every one of them to justice, once and for all. If the respective populations of these countries can't sort out the huge mess in their own back yards, what possible hope do any of them have of affecting change in any other country led by mendacious, mass-murderers cut from the same cloth as our own?

US Flag on its way to a burning

Burn baby, burn


Elsewhere, Lord Patel of The Internet queried of the shoes: "now how does Sir Ian Blair deal with this pile of footwear - send in the street cleaners no doubt."

And, sure enough, that is precisely what happened! No sooner had the speeches in Parliament Square ended, in steamed Westminster Council, in the form of a large dustcart and the employees of a private firm, Onyx, to sweep all the children's shoes away. This process, no doubt project-managed to the highest degree to ensure that all traces of the demonstration were removed within the hour, however, was not allowed to pass without incident.

Upon spying yet another State clean-up and cover-up campaign, several members of the public who have yet to have their hearts torn out, became insensed that the shoes representing the children slaughtered by the ZioNazis were being treated as rubbish and took it upon themselves to empty the assembled bags of swept-up shoes back onto the street. Man, woman, child - young and old alike, rallied together as one - some with quite some fervour and a definite antagonistic nature towards the State's operatives - dustman and plod alike, for they are one - to ensure that, for a while longer at least, the children's shoes, unlike the lives of the Arab children that the shoes represented, were saved from that most contemptuous of beasts, State organs on overtime.

Overtime plod ("Stay there as long as you like, that's all I can say. I need some new tyres for my motorcyle, £200 each.") now slightly relieved from their duty of protecting the UK's terrorist-in-chief - instead of tearing down the gates of Downing Street and arresting the lying war criminal who would hang were the Nuremburg trials running today - handled the tense situation very well and ordained that the remaining shoes should be placed at the Cenotaph, conveniently and brilliantly already emblazoned with the chiselled in stone words, "The Glorious Dead", until after all the plebs had gone home when, of course, the shoes could all be binned as per the original plan; plod and street-sweeper get their overtime and everything is back to normal in time for raking in the usual Saturday night west-end profits. By Monday, it's business as usual and Tony won't even have to sneak in the back way.

This is, lest we keep fucking forgetting, the fascistic cancer of capitalist imperialism.

Photos: Snapped and anti-copyrighted by The Antagonist.

Update: Links to Ady Cousins' coverage of the speeches, compiled by Davide:

06 August 2006

Video resources on the Israeli war against Hamas and Hezbullah in Gaza and Lebanon

Thanks to freedomfiles who posted this hugely comprehensive set of video links on the J7 forum yesterday, all of which help fill in the background behind the ongoing mass-murdering Zionist land grab in the middle east.

For the idiots that think Anti-Zionism - or, more correctly, the anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist sentiments which drive anti-Zionism - somehow equates to anti-semitism, The Antagonist recommends Neturei Karta, Jews who opposed, refused, and still refuse to recognise the existence or authority of the so-called "State of Israel" and make a point of publicly demonstrating their opposition to what they refer to as "the illegitimate, so-called "State of Israel.


The group was founded in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1938, splitting off from Agudas Yisroel. Agudas Yisroel was established in 1912 for the purpose of fighting Zionism. Gradually lured by money and honor they sold out to the "Golden-Calf" (see Exodus, XXXII) of Zionism. Those who wanted to maintain their faith and continue the struggle against Zionism, dissociated themselves from Agudas Yisroel and associated parties.

Over the years, a number of Neturei Karta activists and followers settled outside of Palestine. Some of the reasons that these individuals abandoned the country in which they and their families had lived for many generations (having lived there many years prior to the establishment of the illegitimate so-called "State of Israel") include; ideological refusal to live under the illegitimate heretical "Israeli" regime, them being exiled by the Zionist government for their insistence of remaining independent of the illegitimate heretical regime or them being unable to live a normal family life due to them and their families being persistently harassed, repeatedly incarcerated and many times even physically tortured by the Zionist police and agents.


Neturei Karta oppose the so-called "State of Israel" not because it operates secularly, but because the entire concept of a sovereign Jewish state is contrary to Jewish Law.

Jews persecuted by Jews? Or Jews persecuted by the same Imperialist, Capitalist Zionists that persecute the Palestinians, the Lebanese and any other poor unpeople that stand in their way?

Back to the video links, circulate and educate:

Video resources on the Israeli war against Hamas and Hezbullah in Gaza and Lebanon:

Attacks on Israeli cities

War in Lebanon

War in Gaza

Involvement of Syria

Role of Hezbullah

Involvement of Iran

United Nations

Music clips dedicated to this conflict

Some more video resources:

(dates used are the dates clips were published on youtube.com)

The War of Lebanon:

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