UG#708 - Facing The Failing Culture of Control - 1 (Drugs, Addiction and Health)

We look at a culture obsessed with control, focusing this episode on the level of the individual. Charles Eisenstein briefly contrasts the old story of isolated individuals in competition with the emerging story of ourselves as parts of a larger self. Then we hear Tomi Gomory, co-author of "Mad Science: Psychiatric Coercion, Diagnosis, and Drugs" on the increasing efforts made to control and categorize people by classifying them as "mentally ill". After some thoughts from Ivan Illich on iatrogenesis, we hear Rebecca Tiger, author of "Judging Addicts", on how the public perception of addiction has been managed as part of the "War on Drugs".U

Posted by on 29 May 2015 | 12:27 am

GARY DAVIS UKIP'S WORST EVER HYPOCRITE @slatukip @edlnews @slatfascists @slatedl

Gary Davis has been exposed as UKIP's worst ever hypocrite. A loather of Muslims and immigration, and a follower of bluehand, he decides to leave Britain and immigrate to a Muslim country - Indonesia, whilst bleating on all day and all night about stopping Muslims from immigrating to the UK.

Posted by on 28 May 2015 | 4:24 pm

2nd International Antifascist Martial Arts Tournament

Aiming to coordinate our actions against fascism there will be fights in boxing, kick boxing, mma and other styles as well as seminars about self-defense and street fighting, concerts and updates/discussions about the anti-fascist movement in each place.

Posted by on 28 May 2015 | 8:46 am

WHAT NOW FOR TOMMY TIT? @edlnews @slatedl @slatfascists @misscheeky666 @slatukip

Since leaving the ranks of the EDL where he had arose to notoriety by assuming the identity of a real dead Luton football hooligan, stealing the MIG name for a new brand of crappy pseudo-hooligan gear, Stephen Yaxley Lennon has become an internet-only racist, logging onto facebook and twitter to racially abuse brown people outside of the media glare he craves, as as he tumbles arse-first into obscurity.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 5:15 pm

Printable version of The Acorn

A printable (and abridged) version of the latest Acorn info bulletin is available on the Winter Oak website.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 4:44 am

Liz Kendall vs Tower Hamlets - It is Rabina's Canvassers at the doors

In two weeks time, the embattled Council in Tower Hamlets may have a new occupant in the post of Executive Mayor

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 3:09 am

Europe’s share of the Arctic Pie

When the United States bought Alaska from the Russian Empire nobody could foresee the pending importance of the region.

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | 5:49 am

Brainwashed Britain!

Election result (tory) blues graffiti.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 8:10 am

ANTIFA fight club


Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 6:26 am


I didn't invent the hashtag, although I did think of it on the bus (and I don't have a smartphone). As it goes, I'm most certainly not in favour of killing Bahar, and I don't even think that she should be sacked.This is not the first time that she has been the subject of media attention at Goldsmiths, the university where my eyes were forced wide open on a Social Anthropology course a couple of decades ago.I can't say that I am entirely comfortable with her style of politics, whether it is the burning of Socialist Worker, or telling white people that they are not welcome at a union screening of Dear White People, a movie which I ended up watching alone in my front room, but might have got more from if I had watched it with others and there had been a discussion about it afterwards.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 5:09 am


As reported in the Express and Star newspaper, Jeff Marsh's cowardly Pie and Mash Squad have reinvented themselves into a brand new fascist street fighting group "All Football Fans/Firms Against Islamisation" (AFFFAI), and are marching on Saturday June 13th in Dudley. Casuals United's previous actions amounted to throwing female anti-cuts protestors down stairs.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 7:09 am

"Democracy" - another stick to beat us with

It was bad enough, for those of us who have seen through the lie of so-called “democracy”, to be constantly told we had some kind of moral duty to participate in the electoral farce.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 2:17 am

The 2015 Northern Vegan Festival in Manchester

On Saturday October 17, the Northern Vegan Festival returns to Manchester city centre for a bigger event than last year which this time features 4 venues.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 8:38 am

The 2015 Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival in Leeds

One Saturday June 13, the Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival returns to Leeds city centre for a bigger event than last year, which this time will be at the Town Hall. <br/><br/>

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 8:21 am

Manchester protests

Two student occupations and a roving homelessness protest camp

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 1:46 am

The Fuck Parade Strikes Back! - Reclaim Camden, Reclaim the Beats

Stand up to gentrification!

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 8:07 am

"Fuck Tory Scum!"

On this day 70 years ago joyous drunken revellers danced in the Mall and jumped in the fountains at Trafalgar Square – and today it’s a crime to drink outdoors. Now formally bustling public houses are virtually empty of local people. Not surprising, where a pint of beer can cost more than a meal in this land of austerity and taxes and cuts imposed by the Conservative Party. <br/>

Posted by on 18 May 2015 | 3:05 pm

Whistleblower McNeilly's statements compared

Able Seaman William McNeilly, an engineer with the Royal Navy, has exposed critical issues with the safety and security of Britain's Trident nuclear weapons system (based at Faslane) and has made a number of statements. <br/><br/>The attached pdf compares these statements. Main variations are towards the beginning and end of the text.

Posted by on 18 May 2015 | 9:57 am

TAILS/TOR/12P/how safe


Posted by on 18 May 2015 | 8:44 am

Workshop recordings from #SheffBookfair

Audio from Workshops and discussions at the Bookfair

Posted by on 17 May 2015 | 2:47 pm

#TransActing: A Market of Values

DEADLINE 1st June 2015: Open Call for #TransActing: A Market of Values on 11th July 2015 across from Tate Britain. Exploring value/valorisation and evaluation in a market of stalls held by diverse people, organisations and others intent on challenging the rampant financialisation of value. It's wealth beyond capital that will be produced at #TransActing. Join us!

Posted by on 17 May 2015 | 2:29 pm

Didcot no dash for gas Latest news Join us for an international weekend of climate action on 29 May – 2nd June :

Posted by on 17 May 2015 | 11:25 am

Royal Navy Sub Engineer blows whistle on Trident Nuclear Weapons System

William McNeilly, Royal Navy Submarine Engineer, who says he is now on the run, describes critical safety and security issues with the Trident nuclear weapons system. He writes: "This... document will enlighten you to the shockingly extreme conditions that our nuclear weapons system is in right now, and has been in the past..." "British, Americans, Chinese, Indians, Russians... We are all the same; most people all across the globe just want to live in peace. That peace can no longer be maintained by nuclear weapons (Fear)" and calls for "a new world order through peace and unity."

Posted by on 17 May 2015 | 12:10 am

Victim’s protest visit to HQ office of Reckitt Benckiser and Parliament, UK bet

Two European company’s products have killed 114 Korean consumers, 87% of deaths of humidifier disinfectant disaster. <br/><br/>UK’s Reckitt Benckiser has killed 100 and <br/>Denmark’s Cefu has killed 14 innocent babies, <br/>pregnant women and other consumers in Korea. <br/><br/>According to Korean Government’s official records, 99 certified death victims <br/>exposed to the Reckitt Benckiser’s humidifier disinfectant, <br/>and a 44 year old female consumer died on May 9th 2015 additionally. <br/><br/>Victim’s protest visit to HQ office of Reckitt Benckiser <br/>and Parliament, UK between May 19-22. <br/>International petition campaign against Reckitt Benckiser <br/>

Posted by on 16 May 2015 | 11:24 pm

IWW Introduction and Prefigurative Politics recordings from #SheffBookfair

Attached are two recordings from the Sheffield Anarchist Bookfair which was held on 16th May 2015 in the Workstation, the first is a short introduction to the Sheffield Branch of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) and the second is a presentation and discussion on Prefigurative Politics and Anarchism.

Posted by on 16 May 2015 | 4:26 pm