Archive for March, 2012

Capital Volume One reading group: Week three

Friday, March 30th, 2012

A bar in Hoxton is the venue for the Capital Volume One reading group this Monday evening at 7pm. So far we have gone through the first couple of pages with what verges on the ridiculous in terms of speed – people have been meticulous in their parsing of the text, and despite the hilarity [...]

Principia Dialectica loves the seaside

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

The Mechanical Elephant The first sign of sun and certain slackers round here bolt it out of the office straight down to the coast. On this occasion the workshy shirkers (ONE workshy shirker – Ed) headed for a seaside locale upon which the sun of the Empire has long since set. This particular seaside town [...]

Mod blues

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

A few years ago the Mod sold off it’s 116 jump jets to the US air force. Now the goons at the Mod are thinking of buying them back, since they have no planes for the next two aircraft carriers which are being built in Britain. Two were ordered, but only one will be needed, [...]

Driftin’ thru Woking

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Stewart Immobile-Home, the scribbler with not much to say, apparently comes from that neck of the woods. (As does the cretinous so-called ‘mod-father’ Paul Weller – Ed.) Woking is known for its cemetery, one of the biggest in Europe. But Immobile-Home can’t stomach the idea that art is dead. He klings on to the idea [...]

For a long time work was a right: now it is compulsory

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

News from France – scroll down for the translation: Un chômeur autrichien âgé de 56 ans s’est sectionné lundi le pied gauche à la scie électrique pour éviter, semble-t-il, d’être déclaré apte au travail. Longtemps un droit, le travail est devenu un devoir. Auquel certains sont prêts à tout pour se soustraire, même en s’automutilant. [...]

‘Welcome to Babylon!’

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Not for the first time, PD tips off our loyal fanbase with some hot news that can only benefit youselves, and in so doing of course, the geist itself. The thanks we get is minimal, nay, non existent. Donuts like Neg Pot or 21st century trotskyoids who defend barbarian theologians take up all the airtime [...]

Demonstration against war – in Israel

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

As someone said, can you imagine the theocratic regime tolerating 1000 people demonstrating against war with Israel in Tehran? Report from Israel here.

More on the revolting shit Richard Seymour

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Self styled Leninst supports Serbian fascists:

For those who didn’t buy the FT today…Alec Russell on Bosnia 20 years on

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Alec Russell arrived in the Balkans in 1990 aged 24 as a freelance correspondent, and covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia from 1991 to early 1993 for The Daily Telegraph. Visegrad, site of one of the worst atrocities of the Bosnian war, is still in denial about the past Mayor Tomislav Popovic has a [...]

Sandhurst: ‘a history of teaching suffering’

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

‘Managers of violence’ Buried in the BBC online archives is this fascinating 1974 documentary on the training of officers in the British army. Breaking in the young recruits in the early 1970s meant teaching them the dangers of home grown insurrection. The young toffs interviewed now look so young – like the children they recently [...]