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The Great War – myths and realities
August 4, 2014 – 11:25 am | No Comment
The Great War – myths and realities

The Working Class Movement Library‘s exhibition, The Great War: myths and realities, opens on Wednesday 6 August.  It explores topics such as Salford’s response to the outbreak of war, the strength of the anti-war movement …

Benefit brain-washing courtesy of Murdoch
January 21, 2013 – 1:01 pm | One Comment
Benefit brain-washing courtesy of Murdoch

The right wing media have played a blinder with this – even those struggling on benefits themselves have been brainwashed into believing the myth of millions of scroungers enjoying lives of luxury on benefits. Which is factually and actually impossible.

Omnishambles
July 11, 2012 – 1:47 pm | No Comment
Omnishambles

“Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits,” writes Johnny Helzapopin…

Leaked budget papers reveal plans to end poverty
March 19, 2012 – 9:44 am | No Comment
Leaked budget papers reveal plans to end poverty

AFL has once again plundered the depths of journalism, using phone hacking, torture, wholesale thievery and blatant lies to exclusively reveal that the Chancellor will use Wednesday’s budget to announce that all poor people may be shot.

2011 – the year of the hog
December 10, 2011 – 8:57 pm | No Comment
2011 – the year of the hog

“Living Newspapers” were one of the most successful of the theatre forms pioneered by Agitprop groups of the pre-Second World War years – groups like the Salford “Red Megaphones”, in which Ewan McColl (aka Jimmy Miller) played an instrumental role.

Manchester against Tory CU(n)TS
October 2, 2011 – 6:33 pm | One Comment
Manchester against Tory CU(n)TS

FC United and A Fine Lung were well represented at the March for the Alternative in Manchester city centre on Sunday.
Estimates from the dibble (so add 5,000) put the participating numbers at around 35,000 and …

Mining for our future
September 22, 2011 – 4:06 pm | No Comment
Mining for our future

By Andrew Rhodes
The pictures of the Welsh Pit in which four miners were killed this week appear at odds with the modern world and the flat screen TV I’m watching the news report on. It will draw similar feelings from many people around the country who will find it difficult to understand why David Powell, Charles Brensin, Garry Jenkins and Phillip Hall were toiling in an environment that at a glimpse was decrepit and from another time, and as ultimately proved; a death trap.

Looting with the lights on
August 19, 2011 – 10:35 am | 2 Comments
Looting with the lights on

Great piece here from Naomi Klein:
Shock Doctrine in Practice: The Connection Between Nighttime Robbery In the Streets and Daytime Robbery By Elites
When you rob people of what little they have, in order to protect the …

Commodity wars
August 10, 2011 – 8:26 pm | 4 Comments
Commodity wars

What we saw in the riots was a war of ownership.
One of the most shocking things about the riots was the way very law abiding, so called peaceful people were willing to see and accept the extreme violence towards unarmed people.

Summer in the city
August 9, 2011 – 9:36 pm | 2 Comments
Summer in the city

So it begins, the predicted summer riots started.

Panic on the streets of London
August 9, 2011 – 3:00 pm | 10 Comments
Panic on the streets of London

By Chris Taylor

If I hear or read one more bell-end claim that the disturbance in London isn’t political but just about nicking and greed, I’m going to kick their windows in and nick their flat screen and all their shoes.

The Greggs that went up in Peckham? That’s my Greggs. That’s where I get my ham, cheese and pickle bloomers and sausage and bean melts from. It’s a ten minute walk from my door. The bus that got set on fire is the bus I take home from work.

Sheer criminality
August 9, 2011 – 8:36 am | 21 Comments
Sheer criminality

You start with a society in which material wealth is the only way to get ahead. You follow with a culture in which fame and money dominate. You bombard people with images of luxury …

Public sector scapegoats
August 3, 2011 – 3:05 pm | One Comment
Public sector scapegoats

The way the Conservatives transformed a crisis of the banks into a crisis of public spending was a stroke of political genius. This year, bankers got away with awarding themselves nearly £14bn of bonuses with barely a word of complaint. Meanwhile, the Tories have carefully constructed the image of a public sector workforce made up of idle, pampered pen-pushers who can easily be disposed of.

We must protest or the Tories will kill the NHS
January 19, 2011 – 11:36 am | 2 Comments
We must protest or the Tories will kill the NHS

As the Tories begin their stealth privatisation of the NHS, as predicted at afinelung.com several months ago, Kevin Maguire has written an excellent piece in today’s Daily Mirror. The TUC national protest marches will take place on Saturday, March 26 in London and other parts of the country. Get on it.

Mass debate at Granada
April 15, 2010 – 11:16 am | 3 Comments
Mass debate at Granada

The hype about the televised debate between the leaders of the three main political parties tonight at Granada has got me thinking.

Everyone keeps going on about how politicians should be more connected to the man in the street and the political gasbags are always keen to show that they are down to earth and all that, so surely they could come up with a better way of giving them the chance to prove it than sitting them in a studio full of politics students, who’ve just spent their loans in the greenroom getting leathered on Snakebite.