LET’S ROAR.


 

       Some of my friends are unemployed and receive £65 a week to live on and of course as anybody with half a brain cell knows it can’t be done. They’re part of a growing army of young and older people, who are going to join the ranks of those who need to rely on charity. Welcome to 21st century Victorian Britain. Living in these sort of conditions has a pattern, what happens next? Well of course their physical health starts to suffer, because they have to save on food to pay electric and gas bills and replace the odd thing that wears out. Then the social life goes out the window and depression can set in and we all know that the Cameron-Clegg plan for the health service means that they will get virtually no help from that source. So what should they do? Simple sit alone and let themselves suffer in silence, letting the millionaire club get it all its own way? No, they need to organise with the employed and pensioners to stop this vicious attack on the living standards of the working class. It is time to realise that this is an all out class war struggle, as far as the corporate world is concerned, the gloves are off. Likewise it is time that the ordinary people of this society acted accordingly. The niceties of empty illusions being woven by the millionaire class while the hack us to pieces has to be met with the brutality of an all out onslaught of the working class to defend ourselves and change society for once and for all to a society that sees to the needs of all its people. We cannot compromise on the future of our kids, we have an obligation to hand our kids a world better than the one we have.

  LET’S ROAR.

The problem’s too big
the perpetrators unknown
you can’t beat the system
all on your own.
So it’s easy to withdraw
find your own little cage
turn a blind eye to the suffering
stifle your rage,
but the greed goes on
the poverty’s still there,
you can’t just leave it
for your children to bear.
Others feel as you do
eager to put things right
but locked in isolation
it’s a hopeless fight,
so don’t sit in silence
behind a closed door,
your voice can help raise
a whisper to a roar.

ann arky’s home.

STICKING PLASTER HEALTH SERVICE??


 

        The Westminster House of Hypocrisy and Corruption’s well manicured millionaire twins plans for the NHS will not see it completely disappear, it will be transformed into a safety net where the poorest will get a minimum of care and those with the money to pay will get an excellent service avoiding waiting times. It will be a 1920/30s model where money will buy you what you want.

           The foundation trust hospitals will be able to offer private care along side the safety net services. Those with the money to pay will be able to choose their doctor and have their diagnosis and treatment done in rapid time avoiding the appointment and waiting time queues of the poorer members of society. The cash customers will get first call on what is the finite skills of the service, this of course will be at the expense of those unable to pay for that first class rapid service.

         What was the fundamental underlying principle of the health service, treatment for all at the time of need, will be sacrificed on the altar of Mammon, the god of the corporate world.

          Apart from being a disaster for the ordinary people, these plans for the Nation Health service will be bonus to the well manicured millionaire twins’ friends in the corporate world. They will now be able to scoop up billions of pounds from the health needs of the nation. Another public asset will be handed over to the corporate world.

         Good bye 21st century National Health Service, hello 1930s sticking plaster and delay service for the ordinary people. The ordinary people of this country should not accept such a blatant attack on their health and well being nor the plunder of their national assets without a rigorous and sustained battle. Just as the millionaire cabal is trying to change society forever to the benefit of the corporate world, so we the ordinary people should be organising to change society forever to the benefit of all our people. It should be seen for what it is a class war battle.

ann arky’s home.

SAME OLD NEW POLICY!!!


      

      Recently in Glasgow we have had a spate of school closures and campaigns to save them. This in turn sent my prowling through some old anarchist material and I came across some bits and pieces from 1996 that highligts that nothing ever changes on the agenda of the ruling class. It is always the same attack, cut spending on the needs of the ordinary people.

      The peom below was written during such a campaign in 1996 by Freddie Anderson, Irish born Glasgow based anarchist, poet, playwrite and activist. Freddie was born 11 September 1922 and died 10 December 2001.

WHO’S TO BLAME?

Whenever misrule grabs state power

and keeps in bond the nation,

the foremost of its great misdeeds

are cuts in education

for learning is a noble thing

and in its grans pursuit

we throw old predudice aside

and seek to find the Ttruth.

So those who shut our school-house doors

do so with vile intent

be they local councillors

or a gangster government,

they’ll blame each other endlessly

for crimes they common share,

conveniently forgetting that

two must make a pair.

Now who are the bigger vandals

the louts who burn our schools

or the scoundrels who just close the down

according to the rules.

 

ann arky’s home.

                                      

THE CORPORATE WORLD’S LAST STAND??


 

       Today we are witnessing a corporate pan-European attack on the living conditions of the working class. Governments across Europe, at the behest of the corporate/financial institutions are cutting back on the welfare state. Social services, education, health, pensions, libraries, museums, swimming pools, etc. are all being ripped apart to make it easier for the private sector to move in and provide these services, in part or in whole. In the eyes of the corporate world if you need it or want it then the private sector should be the provider, at a profit of course, and if you can’t afford it, then you do without or rely on charity. This policy helps to cut taxes for big business and at the same time creates a large pool of cheap labour as people become desperate for a job, any job, at any wage. At least, that’s the theory, how it work out depends on you and I.

        This is a co-ordinated attack on our living standards, a well organised class war battle by a grouping that knows it is a class war and will work in unison with each other to attempt total victory. To respond with piece-meal individual union action will be futile, your not dealing with a boss-man that lives down the road, it is faceless corporate institutions of international capital. If we hope to have any chance of claiming our right to a decent standard of living and controlling our own lives we have to think as they do. We have to be united across unions and across borders, our actions have to be co-ordinated. One day general strikes happening here and there will be snuffed out, it has to be pan-European action. There has been several one day general strikes across Europe, Greece has had at least 5 since this recent attack on our conditions, Spain has had several, Italy and the Basque Country have had well supported one day general strikes. Let’s make that a rehearsal for the real battle, Spain has called for another one day general strike on the 29th September. That leaves plenty of time for the workers in all the other European countries to co-ordinate and organise for that pan-European general strike. It should however not be a one day affair as this can be endured and overcome by the corporate world. It has to be a sustained general strike across Europe with the workers of Europe realising that this is a class war and we have to win or take our conditions back to the Victorian era of poverty.

Of course we don’t just want to get things back to the greedfest of the consumer society where the corporate world rips us off as we pile up the debt and the planet gets plundered and raped. This so called crisis is our opportunity to unite in one massive class war battle that will change the shape of society forever. Our chance to create a society based on mutual aid, free from the greedy profit motive, a society of federated communities that sees to the needs of all our people, a society that sees sustainability as the natural and most beneficial road to build a world for future generations one that we would be proud to hand over to our children and grandchildren.

        This could be our last chance, think of all the bitter struggles that it took to lift some of us above that Victorian poverty of the past, think how difficult it will be to do it all over again, how many generations will be destroyed in the process. Let’s think of this as the corporate world’s last stand.

ann arky’s home.

ONE BIG UNION!!


 

      As the “credit crunch” starts to bite ever deeper into the core of this corrupt system of greed called capitalism, the owners of this country, the corporate mafia, will be scurrying around looking for money to bail themselves out. Make no mistake about it, they own this country, they own all the best land, they own all the means of production and distribution and they own the media, they have you by the balls.

       At the moment we are hearing about lay-offs in the city, estate agents, lawyers etc. Most people don’t think that affects them too much. However, the grab for money will filter down to building workers and ancillary trades, distribution, retail and so on, white collar, blue collar, it won’t make much difference what colour of shirt you wear as you are disposed of, as the corporate mafia try to get money from any source to stay in control. You can expect a brutal assault on the social services, they have already grabbed most of your final salary pensions, they’ll be back for the rest and they will be making a grab for all that social security money.

        This is a crisis for the system, the gloves will be off and it will attack and impoverish everybody in its bid for survival. It is also an opportunity for the people to organise and change forever the social structure of our society. Forget the normal trade unions, fighting each little groups corner, trying to protect their individual members conditions, they will pick them off one at a time. Now more than ever is the time to form that one big union across all trades and groups. Not this union and that union defending the conditions of one little group. The IWW is the strongest route to go. One big union that will draw all the people together to fight in support of each other and for the total abolition of the wage slave system. The corporate world is organised and will fight a united fight as it savagely attacks the conditions of the people in its need for money, the only sensible answer would seem to be that we the people should defend ourselves as one united body. No war between the people, no peace between the classes.

One united brutal attack surely merits one united strong counter attack.

ann arky’s home.