Announcing the immanent launch of a new free Osscyclopedia, written from the other end – no longer referring to the DDR as Former East without remembering the BRD is the Former West; no longer lauding Captain Cook as anything other than a daft chook-chasing pom; no longer reading the history of plunder and ursprüngliche Akkumulation as adventure; no longer thinking the middle passage was some sort of migration/travel narrative, rather than murder-death-kill genocide; no terra nullis, no thinking that Calcutta was only the second city of Empire; no thinking that Marco Polo and Vasco de Gama were heroes; no axis of evil; no deaths in custody; no mockery of cynicism (which after-all is a valid response to the fucked up way the mainstream media describes this vale of tears … you get the drift – so get Osscyclopedia [still in pre-beta testing]
This from Tom Henri. It looks to me to be an attempted State premeditated murder, aka Capital Punishment, for a minor offense. There is also an open letter to the Ministry of Justice, signed by various luminaries.
Daniel Roque Hall suffers from Friedreich’s ataxia, this debilitating and fatal illness means he requires around the clock care. In 2011 Daniel pleaded guilty to smuggling cocaine into the UK. The judge sentenced Daniel to three years in prison, on the proviso that a prison place could be found which would meet his health care needs. The Governor of Wormwood Scrubs (widely regarded as the London prison with the worst health facilities) stated that his prison could meet Daniel’s needs. After three weeks of neglectful treatment in the Scrubs, Daniel was rushed to hospital and placed on a life support machine. Without exaggeration, the care (or lack of) that Daniel received in prison nearly killed him. His man has a fatal degenerate disease, he requires full-time care, he is no harm to anyone else and he need to be with his family – NOT in Wormwood Scrubs. Earlier this week, Daniel and his family won a seven day reprieve on Daniel’s return to jail.
You can read more about Daniel’s story at http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/jan/02/disabled-daniel-roque-hall-injunction-return-prison
Somehow I have been targeted by pranksters who keep making up neoliberal sounding fictive conferences that could not possibly exist even in this benighted corporatized world. This one is a spoof on the UfSO, no? The fee is £395, with a whopping £70 off if you are gullible enough to even consider going to this bore-a-thon. ‘opportunities to network’ – wow.
no ADF, no Stones, not even Donovan – could any of them even face performing at that Nuremberg rally? on that stage that was a cross between a police kettle and a technicolor swastika? With Boris, Harry and Cameron pretending to dance, to George Michael singing ‘freedom’ for the peoples of Helmand Province? I don’t think so.
Yeah, so I am realizing I did not really get into the spirit of the closing ceremony, as much as I liked the running, the bikes and the canoes. It just pisses me off no end that criminals like Rio Tinto can parade as sponsors (providing the nickel behind the plate covered medals. Especially during the closing ceremony when I thought maybe some sort of musical contribution, the UK has made some, might get noted. Here for the archive is part of the messy record of the tweets of despair: @sputnyk
A MEMORIAL IN EXILE