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Nationalism is snake oil.

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Regressive nationalism will get you nowhere. Individualism has killed the individual, allowing liberal capitalism to absorb the self. The very economic and social woes you fear the most, will only be emboldened by this self inflicted isolation, the west has brought on itself. The abandonment of the internationalist mind, is the abandonment of all politics & social progress. ‘Sovereignty’ is just a synonym for being ruled by a few. We can not preach of mutual aid & cooperation if it does not encompass us all. There is no society but a global one.

The path of the nationalist abandons both empathy for your fellow man and hope for a better world. The path he takes is one that secures his own mutual destruction. He rather scurry as parasite to survive the harsh conditions, than build a world that can withstand any disaster. Their naivety interprets us as idealists, when in reality it is them who are blinded  by a false utopia. Their conservatism has deluded their senses, allowing the machinery of the state to harvest them while they whine about a life they never had.

Do not be charmed by the snake oil sales man that sells you fear, hate and points you at your brothers and sisters. His serpent tongue only spits a false narrative, to disguise the fact that he too wishes to be a master, rather than a comrade in arms. These foolish brutes only wish to divide and conquer, It is beyond their comprehension to unite & stand together.

Workers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains.

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It is ALWAYS okay to Punch a Nazi.

Note: [The majority of scholars identify Nazism in practice as a form of far-right politics.Far-right themes in Nazism include the argument that superior people have a right to dominate over other people and purge society of supposed inferior elements.]

In light of Richard Spencer (goon of the Alt right & self-proclaimed messiah of white power) being punched while on camera; a debate has began to form around whether or not it’s permissible to use violence against Far right members? Well, the answer is simple, yes, it is always okay to punch a Nazi.

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Fascism and racism embodies violence; it secures itself ideologically & politically through threat of violent acts & violent beliefs. Parasites like Richard Spencer are not here to present discourse, they are calling people to take up arms for their cause. He buys into the reactionary, liberal left, knowing full well that they will give him the platform to shout his poisonous rallying cry. Scum like the “Alt-right” are nothing new. Fascists have been putting on suits & ties for decades in an attempt to normalise their tribalistic bullshit.

The National Front did the same thing throughout Europe in an attempt to legitimise themselves, as did those laughing stocks of Right wing Britain, Paul Golding & Tommy Robinson whose group of slobbering idiots ‘Britain First’ & the ‘EDL’ both attempted to enter the mainstream. Do you know what these groups have in common, despite their sickening ideologies? They were all dismantled by a violent visceral opposition of Antifa activists. These groups were met by huge counter demos that often broke out into conflicts & fights on the streets, resulting in property damage and injuries on both sides. Not only were these fringe groups physically wounded, but their morale was often broken too, by constantly having their demos dwarfed in size by the opposition that turned up to confront them. Not only this, but the state could not handle the pressure of such groups. It was costing local councils thousands and exhausting local police forces who could no longer guarantee people’s safety. It was this escalation of risk caused by violent direct action that suppressed these far-right groups & inevitably pushed them back into the fringe. Although the ideology still exists & once again the far-right is on the increase in Europe; it was violent protests, not liberal debate that destroyed the material threat from our streets & protected targeted communities from the far-right menace.

The liberal stance of trying to ‘understand fascists’ & give them a right to “free speech” is an historically flawed concept if one recalls the ironic slogan of German liberals before the Nazis took over: ‘We are so liberal that we even grant the freedom to destroy liberty’, and it was made very clear what Goebbels intentions were, when he stated: ‘We have come to the Reichstag in order to destroy it. If democracy is stupid enough to reward us for doing this, this is the problem of democracy.’

By offering Fascists platforms, you legitimise their point; by knocking their teeth out, you force their subjects to be taboo from society. If you attempt rational debate, you allow these cretins to swindle & manipulate their rhetoric & policy. We can see contemporary examples of this in the far-right parties of England, Hungary & France who have been able to do this very thing. Parties like UKIP, Jobbik & Le Pen have gained traction over the years, and increased in popularity amongst the right wing, to the point where they have been able to push policy & frame debates within their own political territories. This has resulted in a spike in hate crimes within the UK & has spread an anti-immigrant sentiment across European borders resulting in death and violence against marginalised communities as well as the abandonment of humanitarian help.

This moralist stance that we must rely solely on pacifism to prove our points is juvenile & ahistorical. Such pure notions do not deserve to be recognised as legitimate opposition or tactics to deal with Fascism. Anti-fascism can be both defensive & proactive. If Richard Spencer wore all black & spoke Arabic, the liberal press would not be debating whether or not it is okay to use violence against him, it would be cheering his defeat. You cannot live complacent in violent societies while simultaneously condemning violence against a system (or body) that perpetuates it. These are pundits who have praised Obama despite the mass civilian casualties which are a result of his drone program. These same people who call foul & give liberal sob stories over Spencer being punched, cheered when Saddam Hussein was hung. Unlike the contradictory take on violence liberals give, Anarchist and Anti-fascist militants do not use violence to reinforce themselves as a dominant ideology, but rather as theatre that co-exists with its theory. Anarchists & socialists are fully aware that punching Nazis one by one does not tackle the root issue of far-right ideologies. It fully recognises that it must rely on political organisation and propaganda as well as its physical resistance. The violent political dissidents of the militant left is as much of a performance as it is practical. A reminder to both the status quo, and the encroaching threats to people’s liberty, that people in large groups still hold real power over the systems & contracts that bind us to obedience.

This is not to say that we should enjoy violence; far from it. “militant anti-fascist violence is an unpleasant method to achieve a greater political goal. It is not fetishized the way that fascism fetishizes violence, and it would be much more preferable to rely on passive resistance; but we cannot guarantee that what Trotsky referred to as ‘flabby pacifism’ will effectively inhibit fascist encroachment. Fascism views passivity as weakness, not as a political strategy; it will crush peaceful protests and the will to resist, and their violence must be met head on.” (Militant Anti-Fascism: 100 Years Of Resistance by M.Tesa). Rather we should see it for what it really is a violent movement in a more violent world.

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HSBC scum. The Triad Bank Secrets.

The following will document the HSBC scandals and crimes that date back as far as 2010-2015. HSBC has not only committed fraud through tax evasion, but also has ties to the controversial unit known as Hezbollah. The bank has been involved in laundering cartel drug money and has direct ties to several political establishments. The bank stands as an icon of austerity in England and something that should be despised.
In 2010, HSBC was cited by its federal regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), for multiple severe Anti Money Laundering (AML) deficiencies, including a failure to monitor $60 trillion in wire transfers and account activity; a backlog of 17,000 un-reviewed account alerts regarding potentially suspicious activity; and a failure to conduct AML due diligence before opening accounts for HSBC affiliates.  Subcommittee investigators found that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) had failed to take a single enforcement action against the bank, formal or informal, over the previous six years, despite ample evidence of AML problems. (http://www.hsgac.senate.gov).


These crimes persisted and in 2012 a U.S Senate report that was released, despite it’s embargo time, revealed that HSBC’ was involved in yet another lax anti-money laundering scheme to benefit the wealthy, as well as policies allowing the trafficking of suspected Iranian terrorists’ and cartel drug money. The bank had also violated several rules, exposing the financial systems within the U.S which allowed Cartel affiliates to channel $7 billion into the U.S. between 2007 and 2008, this was directly linked to illegal narcotics sale and criminal enterprise.
As well as it’s polices being flawed it seems corruption is also institutionalized, with several reports stating that management and CEO’s are turning a ‘blind eye’ to violations. Forbes magazine said “Furthermore, the investigation showed how the bank’s regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) failed to take a single enforcement action against HSBC despite numerous violations by the international bank.  (http://www.forbes.com/) A subcommittee which investigated the bank after the matter wrote a 330-page report here which witnessed high-end employees openly ignore violations.
In early February 2015  the media outlet ‘The Guardian’ through an international collaboration with Le Monde, BBC Panorama and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, leaked sensitive data revealing mass deception perpetrated by HSBC and linked them to crimes such as fraud & tax evasion as well as deep rooted ties to the British establishment (leak: here).  The first part of the leak exposed HSBC and their Swiss branch where:
  • They Allowed Customers to withdraw large piles of cash, often in foreign currency which customers had no use for in Switzerland implying the money was being laundered or used for criminal activities.
  • Using aggressive market schemes to allow wealthy customers to avoid European taxes.
  • To help elite customers by creating “Black Accounts” to hide from domestic tax authorities.
However, as well as various tax dodging schemes, its Swiss Branch was also caught actively helping criminal organizations and human right violators. Since 1988, banks by law are legally obliged to make ‘special’ checks on high risk customers. HSBC however, yet again, turned a blind eye. It was exposed that the bank was providing, and subsequently aiding, some of the worst among us – from notorious Blood diamond smugglers to  Kamlesh Pattni one of Kenyans most corrupt criminals and  the architect behind the Goldberg scam in which several high ranking Kenyan politicians were involved. This scam has often been referred to as ‘Kenya’s biggest corruption case’. The same branch was also involved in military sales and corrupt transactions.
One of the most despicable revelations from the leak were the political ties the bank had. One of the politically exposed clients revealed was Bashar al Assad’s ‘bag man’, Rami Makhlouf, one of the richest men in Syria. Despite being  involved in the bloody civil war that  has claimed the lives of so many civilians, HSBC allowed Makhlouf to hold $15 million in multiple accounts, despite the man being sanctioned by the U.S back in 2011.  However, its not just your garden variety dictator or human trafficker HSBC deals with. The list also includes criminals and warlords half way across the globe. 
HSBC is heavily tied to political groups within the British establishment- the British Conservative Party and Labour Party, as well as their peers. Some of the names exposed during the leak were  Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park, Ben Goldsmith, automotive heir Georg von Opel,  Lord Sterling of Plaistow and Lord Fink, who was a party treasurer under David Cameron. These political figures have donated huge six figure sums within the past two years to HSBC and were able to profit from off shore Swiss accounts.
What this highlights is not only the links between the banking system and the establishment, but also the exposure of capitalism itself. We often see these crimes as a “one off thing” yet this  is how the machine works and the cogs turn. Deep down, I like to believe that most switched on people understand the inherent flaws this system presents and that we also need to stop brushing these crimes off as “well power corrupts” as its not power that corrupts, but the system itself. The game is rigged, and banks will always win, as they are the foundation of capitalism itself. Those at the top of ‘trickle down economics’ know this and feed off it like the parasites they are. If you think that’s an exaggeration & that the banking sector, although flawed is integral & in no way as corrupt as I claim, you should note that in the time it took for me to write and research this post,  HSBC have committed yet another crime (reported by the http://www.hindustantimes.com/  on November the 2nd 2015). Whistle blower Hervé Falciani (a French citizen and former employee of HSBC Private Bank in Geneva) stated that millions of crores worth of illicit funds are flowing out of India and that he needed protection as a whistle blower from his government. It  is no wonder you have morons deluded by conspiracy theories and Illuminati when cabals like this exist so publicly.
This isn’t austerity, its class war…so soldier the fuck up.

Why you shouldn’t trust anything UK, America & Russia say about Syria and why you should oppose intervention of all 3 nations while simultaneously hate Bashar Al-Assad:

1) Leaked document show US plans to destabilize Syria back in 2006 after Syria turns down Qatar/Saudi Arabia (US/UK allies) pipeline in favour of Iran’s pipeline deal.

2) The Syrian Arab Spring want nothing to do with the U.S.supported armed opposition. Despite our political pundits claiming we are in support of the Arab Spring what they do NOT mention is how in Bahrain, peaceful demonstrations by the majority Shiites against the repressive Sunni monarchy were crushed by a Saudi-led invasion force tacitly supported by the U.S. & UK

3) Russia has had a military relationship with Syria since the 1950s, & NATO allies Turkey & USA have been fighting over Syria with Russia since the soviet era for control of oil in the Syrian region

4. Despite the title “President”, Bashar al-Assad is simply a dictator. He became leader of nation in 2000, unopposed, with the title being handed down by his father Hafez al-Assad, an air force commander who took control of the country in 1971 via a military coup

5) Russia during the Soviet Union era cooperated with Hafez Al-Assad (Bashar’s father) & still has deep rooted political ties with the country & the Assad family. On top of this, Russia originally vetoed military intervention along with China back in 2012, yet conveniently started their assault the minute Assad’s regime forces started losing to rebel factions.

6) Bashar Al-Assad brutally shut down the democratic movement of the Arab Spring & has killed more Syrians than ISIS & rebels combined.

7) Russia has never differentiated between ISIS & the several rebel factions fighting within the region meaning it can easily target non-combatants and dub the terrorists.

8) US & UK ally Saudi Arabia, has beheaded and crucified more civilians than ISIS, and are currently committing war crimes in Yemen targeting residential areas. It is reported that there have been 500 children killed so far. Saudi Arabia is currently heading the human rights panel at the UN.

Tl;Dr Russia, UK, USA, Assad GTFO of Syria