Tagg’s Political Links
Capitalist ideology sucks
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• Adbusters and the Culture Jammers Network " — a global network of artists, activists, writers, educators and entrepreneurs" who believe that "culture jamming will become to our era what civil rights was to the '60s, what feminism was to the '70s and what environmental activism was to the eighties". Includes anti-adverts, anti-corporate campaign information, etc
• The algebra of infinite justice by Arundhati Roy (Guardian, 29 Sept 2001). The real background to 11 September 2001 and to Western, especially US, involvement in Afghanistan.
• Les alternatifs. ‘Chômage, précarité, exclusion et pauvret, ingalités homme/femmes, guerres... Le monde reste transformer. La mondialisation capitaliste marginalise des millions de personnes et met en péril l'équilibre écologique de la plante. Nous voulons un autre monde!’ You have to be mad not to agree with that...
• Arts degree? Then earn less!... (BBC report)
ASSANGE — click here.
• Anti-communist propaganda - hilariously pics incl. ‘I Married a Communist’, Senator McCarthy, and ‘Red Rape’,
▪ The Atheist Apocalypse from VirusComix. YE-E-SS! May the day of judgement of the four horsemen be soon upon us!
• Baby Milk Action "is a non-profit organisation which aims to save lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate infant feeding."
• The Bilderberg conspiracy — world domination by a greedy and cynical lite (‘The High Priests of Globalization’ [Will Hutton]) ESSENTIAL READING
• Blair fabricates Iraq threat. UK government plagiarises out-of-date and questionable academic articles to whip up Bush’s case for war against Iraq (Guardian, 7 Feb. 2003).
• Bookmarks - socialist bookshop in London (UK).
• Brad and Joe: The system sucks (why running away from the problem solves nothing)
• Brick-a-Brand - online game: you slam corporate logos with well-deserved bricks. Very therapeutic.
• Bush & Blair have long, long noses (See what they chase after!)
• Bush in 30 Seconds anti-disinformation competition: fantastic audiovisual statements from young people in the USA.
▪ The Century of the Self. The outstanding TV Series about capitalism’s abuse of psychology...
• Children of Iraq — Photos from the war in 2004. Let no-one say ‘I didn’t know’.
• Climate Action Network "is a global network of over 287 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels."
• Consumption and Consumerism What are they? How do they work? Who controls who? Perverted individualism. Essential reading for anyone hoping to survive in the modern West.
• Corporate Accountability. Includes Corporate Dirt Archives / Researching Corporations Corporate Power Information / Anti-Corporate Email lists / Corporate Welfare Information Center 180: The Movement for Democracy and Education.
• Corporate Robot In Pursuit of Excellence (Snog album picture by Chris Woods).
• Corporate Watch. Keeps track of obscenities committed by international capitalism
• Counterpunch. US west-coast alternative political newsletter.
• ’Delivery services’: what a misnomer! Why bother?
• Esso (Exxon) deny global warming: lies and consequences
• La facture chez nous (magouilles and the city).
• Fast food production mayhem (Guardian, 16 May 2001).
‡ Fred Frith, freedom of movement and the “Land of the Free" (April 2005)
• Freedom to Care – promotes social conscience in the workplace, public accountability, ethics at work, support for whistleblowers; provides "free information on professional ethics, bullying at work, corporate responsibility, social and ethical accounting and auditing - especially in health care, nursing, social work, police, financial services, education, science and environment."
• Goebbels, Joseph: Knowledge and Propaganda (1928: you don't have to be niceto be clever)
• Global Action ("may our resistance be as international as capital!")
• Global Arcade Information and excellent anti-corporate games!
• Globalisation is not delivering for the poor. Our leaders are wrong. ‘The real anarachists are inside the cordon sanitaire... Blair and Brown's infatuation with globalisation is neither sensible nor sustainable.’ Letter to Guardian, 16 Aug 2001, from Alan Simpson, Labour MP for Nottingham South.
• GreenNet, "unlike many other Internet Service Providers, is geared to the needs of non profit organisations, activists and people working for social change."
• The Hacktivist - Electronic Civil Disobedience
• Human Rights Watch AMNESTY-style info about capitalism's abuse of human beings worldwide
• IMF and Structural Adjustment. The real International Monetary Fund
• Income differences in the UK (2001) Equality? Forget it!....
• inequality.org — there‘s plenty of resistance to it, even in the USA!
• Iran’s nuclear programme: Cheney, Rumsfeld & Wolfowitz backed it!
• Iraq Body Count — Adding indifference to injury
• Iraqi Children — Photos from the war in 2004. Please view these before saying ‘I didn’t know’.
• Jesus goods on E-bay (for real!)
Jackson: Smoke, Lies and the Nanny State — from tobacco corporation propaganda to pharma lobbying.
● The Koch Brothers, emperors of evil, doyens of destruction, societal robbers and parasites, enemies of empathy, of altruism and the environment, destroyers of democracy, traitors of truth, perverters of political justice, etc. Check out these diabolic entities by viewing
• Labor cartoons amusing and apt US political caricatures.
● Jaron Lanier: Sell your data to save the economy and your future (BBC, 2013-05-27).
• Lendovsky, Charles: ‘US sacrifices liberty for security’. Leader from local US newspaper, very critical of the negative effects of ‘the war on terrorism’ on basic liberties (May 2002).
• Letters to the New York Times and to President G W Bush from parents of Greg, killed in the World Trade Centre, 11 September 2001.
• Leviticus: an open letter asking for advice. Why can’t I own a Canadian?
• Lockerbie bombing. Evidence about the Lockerbie (PanAm) disaster was faked so that Libya could be framed as a ‘rogue’ nation. In the process, falsely incriminated policewoman Shirley McKie’s life and career were ruined. A complex web of cynical deceit, it seems, involving the FBI, the CIA, heroin smuggling and improper pressure on Scottish authorities to fall in line with US foreign policy agendas. For more complete picture, follow all links, e.g. those given by The Scotsman and the BBC. See also this site.
• The Low-Level Radiation Campaign just in case anyone still thinks humans aren't at risk from low level ionising radiation or from man-made fission products...
• Matsu slates the money paradigm — economic 'success' = ecological catastrophe!
• The Media Channel keeps an eagle eye on US media reporting and has links to many good alternative sites
• “Marry an American!” (philanthropic Canadian website for non-Bush voters)
• McSpotlight — "McDonald's spends over $2 billion a year broadcasting their glossy image to the world. This is a small space for alternatives to be heard." This site is an absolute MUST: well researched, well written, well designed, very disturbing and very entertaining. Includes excellent leaflets like What's Wrong With McDonalds, What's Wrong With Ronald McDonald, etc. that you can distribute at your local McDonald's.
• Move On — Democrary in action
• New inequality "Before the French Revolution, 1 in 20 of the French labour force worked for the Court - making wigs, building palaces, gilding statues, or as servants. Is the post-industrial economy a court economy, in which the work of many, exists for the status of a privileged few?"
• Nike's email correspondence with Jonah Peretti. Nike lets you personalize your shoes by submitting a word or phrase which they will stitch onto your shoes, under the swoosh. So Jonah Peretti filled out the form and sent them $50 to stitch "sweatshop" onto his shoes. Here are the responses he got. Hilarious reading!
• NoLogo — ‘The Book that became part of a movement’. An excellent site for Global Resistance to the kack of capitalism.
services: what stupidity! Why bother?
• Palestine page .
• Pilger on 'sanctions' in Iraq and other terror.
• The Postmodernism Generator This machine churns out more readable 'postmodernist' claptrap than most academics can.
• The Power of Nightmares — see it! Adam Curtis's BBC2 documentary about the exploitation of fear in the "war on terrorism". Must be seen! Another page. ||The politics of fear in the USA (détente could have been a reality but the neocons didn't want it!). What The Guardian says about the documentary. View one episode.
• PR Watch — Public Interest Reporting on the PR/Public Affairs Industry, incl. ‘Weapons of Mass Deception’.
• Protect yourself from mass marketing
To get rid of telemarketing in the UK, contact the Telephone Preference Service
• Private (Non-) Delivery services: what stupidity! Why bother?
• Québec as a police state? Very serious events in Montréal (spring 2012). Amnesty International is monitoring the situation critically. Almost all lawyers agree that the Draconian measures put into place by the Québec government against demonstrating students are in breach of the Canadian constitution.
• Reclaim Democracy! Why do (US) corporations have more rights than you? Includes a great Thomas Jefferson quote.
• Resentment among Roma Musicians. Goran Bregović’s use of work by Šaban Bajramović and other Roma musicians
• Revoke Plutocracy! Corporate America versus standard humanist bourgeois democracy
• TMark. Hilarious: pick any topic from the menu - Try "BMPB - Buy education", for example.
• Sandra Bennett in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about those gay pinko pot-heads north of the border (Canadians). Excellent, well-written little article
• Socialist Unity Network (England & Wales)
• Socialist Workers Party (UK website, excellent online newspaper, etc.)
• Studs Terkel interviewed on the Friday after Tuesday 11 Sept 2001.
• UNICEF: Rich countries (OECD), where 47 million children are poor — Worst in Mexico, USA, Italy, UK and Turkey - who also give least in foreign aid. Best in Nordic countries - who give most in foreign aid.
• The Universal Declaration of Human Rights–- Governments and corporations should not contravene it!
• United States - Punishment and Prejudice. Racial Disparities in the War on Drugs
• United States – ordinary people lose their basic human rights under Bush regime’s “war on terrorism”
• United States prisons. Free-enterprise slave labour, racial discrimination and human rights violation in the Gulags and concentration camps of the Land of the Free.
• Znet magazine: well-constructed, exhaustive and invaluable resource for what is really going on in the world