This afternoon, I thought about doing a Punk Rock gig and one email conversation later, will be hosting something at Power Lunches on Thursday 1 August.
Hooray, fuck, any bands up for this?
“The Case Of Antoine Rouge”
Five 3.5” floppy disks on Oral Traditions. Wrapped in greaseproof paper and sealed with wax.
THIS just went up. my heart is pounding. need to calm down so i can draw this week’s truth zone episode… please, no more death threats…
"Iain Duncan Smith doesn’t just think that he can magically fix unemployment, but also seems to believe that everyone can have a great well paid job. Except he doesn’t really believe this at all. The real reason for these reforms is not to bring down unemployment or to encourage employers to pay higher wages and give people more hours. It is not even to bring down the benefit bill – these reforms are coming at an astronomical cost to the tax payer. The intention is to create a society of isolated individuals constantly in competition with each other for the scraps thrown down from above. It is not enough anymore to be a parent raising a child and working part time – or even full time on low wages. We are to be expected to be in a constant state of competition with our neighbour for their slightly better paid job. The notion of workers acting together to improve wages and conditions is abandoned in favour of a vicious rat race – all watched over by profiteering sharks like A4e – ever ready to plunge someone into poverty and even homelessness if they don’t fight hard enough. This is not class war as waged by Thatcher – when the violence of the state was used to strengthen the position of rich employers in a string of set piece industrial conflicts. This an attempt to create internal class war within the working class by ramping up competition between ourselves and making any escape impossible. Instead of opposing those who profit from our labour, we are forced to fight each other in a desperate competition just to have even the essentials of life. Those who can’t make the grade, whether through illness, disability, life circumstances or even simple bad luck are to be plunged into homelessness or forced to work unpaid as an example of what might happen to the rest of us. Meanwhile the jeering gutter press will whip up hatred towards those at the bottom, labelling them scroungers at best or fraudsters, criminals, and now potential child murderers at worst. This ruthlessly individualist climate is how businesses – and many charities who have been well and truly suckered along for the ride – can happily trot out inhuman suggestions such as forcing those in part-time work to attend unpaid ‘work experience’ in the hours they aren’t working as suggested in this consultation. This is why it seems perfectly acceptable to these scum to discuss how parents should be mandated to attend bullshit training sessions to help them find ‘more or better paid work’ late in the evenings, at weekends, or early in the morning. This is how even claimants judged too unwell to work by their own GPs are now forced into the endless and stressful cycle of assessments, benefit cuts and even workfare. Get a job at Tesco or die trying is the gangster inspired mantra of modern capitalism."
Johnny Void, DWP Plots Workfare for Part-Time Workers (via fourwindsshotgun)
Signing on again this Monday.
How does Prestel works? by Logica / BVT Marketing.