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You don’t want Corbyn, you want Communism.


When  Labour supporters in Britain call for the return of “Old Labour” they ignore the fact that the much of the celebrated Attlee government of 1945-51 that built the NHS, welfare state etc. did so through theft and genocide.( – mainly in Malaya but also in Iran and Nigeria). The burden of Britain’s post WW2 economy was pushed on to British colonies. The disingenuous colonial left in Britain, ignore the imperialist history of the Labour Party and make out its problems only started with the Thatcher eras & Blair. Revolutionaries should be aware  that Communism will inevitability smash the state & as pragmatic as it is to back Corbyn for now, many are under the delusion that the Labour Party are a good thing, they are not. At their root they are Trotskyist traitors & in their contemporary form they are revisionists.  If we are to seek a radical shift and liberate all peoples, it will be with the devolution of power, given to the people and their vanguard revolutionary party. Do not fall for the cult of personalities, the worker and common woman & man are the ones who should be lifted on pedestals, not career politicians (no matter how noble they are). Socialism is what is being offered not a messiah. Communism is not a dirty word & the spectre should not have wear the mask of a kind old white man to stake its case. If Corbyn’s economic view is popular,  Then Marxist economics is popular. If Corbyn’s view on housing the poor is popular, then communist views of property rights is popular. If Corbyn’s view on foreign policy is popular, the leftists view on imperialism is popular.  We neither want the party nor the man! We want revolution!


How hate festers in UK.

Due to the Liberal pragmatism that dominates the ideological field of the UK, Racism in this country becomes a much more insidious force. Due to this, bigotry and hate becomes far more institutionalised into our society. Our hate crime becomes subtle and disguised in a contradiction of ‘polite’ rhetoric. When people talk about “Britishness” rarely are they referring to the traits people in the UK hold, they are simply talking about anglo white faces. We wrap up our hate in a pretty package and call the other a foreigner or an immigrant and what we really mean is “you are not the same as I therefore you are less”. This allows us to internally accept our message of hate without feeling any of the guilt that would make us question our liberalism.

As of most things when viewed through liberalism, Chilcot has been framed badly.

“Hegel was among the first to see in the geographical triad of Germany, France and England an expression of three different existential attitudes: reflective thoroughness (German), revolutionary hastiness (French), utilitarian pragmatism (English). In political terms, this triad can be read as German conservatism, French revolutionary radicalism and English liberalism” – Slavoj Žižek

In 2003 the Iraq war ignited, with British prime minister Tony Blair fully backing the US led coalition, which was spear headed by George Bush and his administration. This bloody conflict, including the following occupation claimed over a million lives with the effects of this war still pumping out violence today. For those not in the know, we are currently (at last) having the Chilcot report dispensed. As a clear  attempt to quell dissidents and ensure the story fades into irrelevance, it has taken seven years for these documents to be made public,  in what can only be described as state suppression. This nearly decade long wait for this inquiry  was a result to convenient & unspecified “delays” in which evidence of war crimes were kept from the British public. Now it has been clear for many years now that the Iraq war was illegal & at it’s roots the inquiry states what many of us already knew.  However, despite stating the absolute obvious, these reports hold evidence to the crimes perpetrated.

Yet despite the value these reports hold, their is a fundamental criticism that must be addressed. The issue lies with Chilcot being solely framed from the liberal perspective. Liberalism key flaw is the idea of the individual being everything & at it’s heart rules out the reality of the dialectics. Because of this Historical correlation is being completely ignored within the framing of this debate. Because of Britain’s dominant liberalism, we are looking at these events as if they were in a vacuum. The divide and conquer of Iraq did not start in the early 2000’s more accurately it took form in 1914 with Britain, France at war with Germany. With Britain & France eyeing new territory in the decaying remnants of the Ottoman Empire, In 1916 British and French drew up the notorious Skyes-Picot agreement to partition the Arab peoples into new states that could become “Area’s of influence” for capitalism. France would take what is now known as Lebanon and Syria while Britain would seize Jordan, Palestine and what we today call Iraq.

This narrow field of perception is not only a fallacy in ignoring the basic concept of cause and effect but, it endangers any real Justice or progressiveness for us as a society to learn from. We must look at the narrative rather than the single sentence to understand how we can move forward. With the apologists & excuses that will come with the inevitable political fall out, we must not lose sight of the reality of the situation, nor allow this to become a sensationalist story to fade into the echoes of time.



This Capitalist swine need drowning in Panamanian water.


The papers have been ablaze with headlines about the recent exposé of Mossack Fonseca & Co and the 2.6 terabyte file containing 11.5 million leaked documents about the internal operations of one of the world’s leading firms in the incorporation of offshore entities, and which is head-quartered in the Republic of Panama. Dubbed the Panama papers by the media, the data shows that Mossack Fonseca was working/worked with more than 14,000 banks, law firms, corporations and other men in black to set up companies, foundations and trusts for clients who with the company’s expertise profited hugely from off shore accounts and various Tax havens. The files were originally obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and then shared with ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) and then leaked to more than 100 media partners.

The core of this investigation contains nearly 40 years of records, and includes information about more than 210,000 companies in 21 offshore jurisdictions. The countries most heavily implemented in the crime were Hong Kong, UK, USA and Switzerland with the British Virgin Islands being the most popular tax haven for clients of Mossack Fonseca to use. As well as corporations such as HSBC, Rothschild Trust and Landsbanki Luxembourg many of the world’s elite were implicated in the data. Dictator and agitator of Syria Bashar al Assad, authoritarian, manipulator Putin as well as Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson,who has now resigned after leaks exposed his offshore accounts he had set up secretly with Mossack Fonseca.

The British prime minister David Cameron was also exposed in the leaks, with his late farther Ian Cameron being linked to off shore accounts and profiting from a “unit trust” fund; this is where a group of people pool their money (by buying shares, or units) and use it to invest in a variety of companies, to spread out the financial risk. The money from this passed to David Cameron upon his father’s death. The documents also shine a light on Britain’s capitalist relationships, exposing Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan president of the UAE (United Arab Emirates) who up till now had secretly been UK’s biggest offshore landlord with a 1.2 billion property portfolio.


Now it is important to keep things in context by pointing out that under our current political structures, i.e capitalism, off shore accounts are not completely illegal; and instead they often exploit legal loop holes to bypass current laws set up to halt tax avoidance. In fact, the rhetoric from the bourgeois and Cameron’s allies would have you believe that nothing damnable has happened. Herein lies the fundamental problem which makes this much more criminal, and in turn, exposes the deeper rooted sickness embedded at the heart of our society’s ideology that allows such inequality to inherently exist within our economic systems.

These leaks are but a glimpse of the ruling class and no doubt just scratch the surface of the accumulated wealth hoarded by the rich. For those wishing to look at the raw data click here. What is so appalling about the revelations the data shows, and why so many are in an uproar, is due to the utter hypocrisy that is highlighted in the leaks. Although not everyone who uses off shore accounts is automatically a crook; it does seem to appear to be a morally questionable way to profit, especially seeing it was only last year British PM David Cameron took to a stage in Singapore and said “the corrupt, criminals and money launderers” take advantage of anonymous company structures. The government is trying to do something about this. It wants to set up a central register that will reveal the beneficial owners of offshore companies. claiming that UK companies will be forced to reveal their “significant” owners for the first time. which now seems almost laughable seeing when confronted about his affiliation with the data dump Cameron claimed he did not have to disclose the information calling it a “private matter”. Tory MP Alan Duncan yesterday described the non-wealthy as “low achievers” in defence of Cameron in the House of Commons. If it wasn’t so insulting, it would almost be laughable especially from a mostly self- employed oil tycoon millionaire, who back in May 2009 appeared on the satirical BBC programme Have I Got News for You. The programme showed footage of Duncan’s previous appearance on the show in which he boasted about his second home allowance, denied that he should pay any of the money back and stated it was “a great system”.

However finding hypocrites within the political class seems far too easy and at the heart of it, it should be expected from this fall out. The important thing outside of the data that the Panama Papers will inject into society is, that it will dispel this myth that the wealthiest amongst us got their wealth through hard labour that has somehow been adopted by the mainstream. We need only look to the London protests starting and the people of Iceland, who are now calling for their entire government to resign. The only benefit of these scandals are the power they give the left and its various movements, that blossom when economic corruption is exposed.


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 as a revolutionary I do not support Jeremy Corbyn.

As a self-proclaimed cultural Marxist & someone who is normally labelled a “leftist,” it may come to most people’s surprise that I’m not a Labour voter & never have voted for our very British, Red party. What will shock people who know me even more whether in real life, or through my online aliases, is that I am also not a huge fan of Jeremy Corbyn. Before I go on and explain my argument, I should clarify. Any observer of politics can see that Corbyn is a figure both under fire from the right and hailed by the left. I have nothing against Jeremy Corbyn as a man, I agree with a lot of what he says, and even what he stands for. However, I do not support him nor has this Labour reform really changed my mind about voting for them.

I can see now the flock of Corbyn disciples rushing in to defend their “personal Jesus”, but hear me out before group mentality sinks in, and you sweep me under the umbrella of “Corbyn haters”. I do not support Corbyn, not based on his values, but based on his position within mainstream politics. I do not personally see him as a vessel of change as so many of the UK’s ‘left’ do. This inherently lies with me considering myself more of a radical rather than a liberal. The difference between the two, being that most liberals believe they can change the system through ideology, normally through education. They hope that if a population becomes enlightened systematic change will happen. A radical on the other hand believes that only after the destruction of existing power structures & constraints can change & progress really happen.

To look at an example of why I personally do not throw myself at jezzer, we need only look to our European neighbours in Greece and the SYRIZA political party. Founded in 2004 by a coalition of leftist parties, SYRIZA was anti-capitalist, democratically socialist and seen as the hard left . The party itself was labelled as radical, unrealistic and mocked as ideological nonsense by mainstream media outlets as well as centre & right political figures (not too dissimilar to how the papers and pundits view Corbyn today). Despite this, the party was praised and hailed by anarchists, lefties and progressives all across Europe as a positive movement of real drastic change. The party was meant to help Greece break out of Europe’s class wars with the banking system and direct it away from the Americanization and potent corporate threat that plagues Europe. Greece, like many others, was a country hit hard by the 2008 global economic crash caused by Wall Street. By 2010, Greece had to avoid bankruptcy by taking a bail out from the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank. However, these came with strict austerity measures (Here). The price of this austerity hit pretty much instantly, and throughout 2010 several demonstrations sprung up around the country. These protests grew in mass and were provoked by the cuts to public spending and rise in tax. Protests and the anger behind them carried all the way up to 2014. The left relied on SYRIZA, and in 2012 began to throw itself behind the party hoping for a surge of socialism throughout Europe. This did not happen… Despite all the fancy words, violent clashes and anarchist mentality the party has been crushed by the blockades of capitalism & current politics. Despite its best efforts, the cries for cancellation of it’s debt from this “hard left” party quickly shifted from an ultimatum, to a debate and now lingers in political bureaucracy. With the exception of Ireland and Spain,

Greece is one of the few rare European societies that has had a hard left ideology drilled into its populace. Yet despite a huge anti-austerity backing and a history of being anti-fascist, the country was unable to bypass the ‘barriers’ of our modern political systems. Where are those leftists now? Well, without the party, riots have stopped, protests are much smaller & change has yet to come for Greece. A contributing factor that I believe is overlooked within the Greek Crisis is this blind faith in one icon, and lack of diversity in the political movements that Greece had. This has led to the stale mate in negotiations that SYRIZA is currently embroiled in. The anti-capitalist movements have crumbled and the anti-austerity protests have been quelled. This is because there was no other viable choice around to grab the movement, and once the party had failed or slowed down, those behind it began to have their faith shaken. The left soon disbanded and Greek citizens returned to their homes still discontent, yet, like a victim of beatings they had become silent in face of their abuser. I fear Corbyn may mean the same for the British public. The hysteria that surrounds him seems appealing to those disenfranchised with politics, or those on the fringe of it, but despite Corbyn’s views being socialist he himself is a bureaucrat. Yet again there is the tendency to throw ourselves behind a messiah figure regardless because the left seem so rare in mainstream politics. But no matter how hard we wish for it, Corbyn will be faced with those same barriers that SYRIZA came across in its confrontation with austerity, and will arguably crumble in the same fashion. It all boils down to whether one truly believes that change can come from within the system. I personally find this notion insulting. I’m not saying changes don’t happen from within, but true change arguably does not. To put this into perspective we don’t ask domestic abuse victims to try and change the relationship with their partner “from within” – we tell them to leave that partner and report them to the proper authorities. So why do we assume we can barter with abusive political systems? As if we ask nicely enough through the proper channels, that the same system that abuses so many will stop? Appealing to our oppressor’s humanity is an oxymoron in itself and I do not believe that without revolution that we will ever have true change. For me personally Corbyn becomes irrelevant to the fight against austerity, and capitalism as a whole, and despite being a bishop for the UK’s left he’s still a chess piece in a fixed game.


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