Gutter Gospel with your host General Labor: Free Assange Now! Fleeing The Hideous Hoarding Hordes Of Gentrification, Tech-Platforms Operated By Spooks, TV LIES, Pig-Media Whitewashes State Terror, Morris Day Last Call Tour, Moz in Exile, Billy & Steve Still Rock, Fighting Ruling Class Censorship, Supporting Railroad Workers Right To Strike.

Roger Waters calls for freeing Julian Assange at DOJ rally – The Grayzone

“It’s just a matter of time before only the extremely docile, pro-authoritarian bootlickers are allowed to live.” 

(-John Dissed)

“I’m just a Black Dude raising 2 men living in a poor neighborhood that only winds up with one Party that wants to pretend that race doesn’t matter at all, and the other that doesn’t care about my community that uses race for everything just to get votes. I don’t vote for them.” (-Black In The Empire)

“Tucker is right. Our empire was more than just genocide. There was slavery, plundering, occupation and much more.” (-Richard Medhurst)

“The dark power of royalty. In 1971, the Chagos Islanders were expelled by the British to make way for a US base. This was made possible by a meeting of the Queen’s Privy Councillors (advisers) and approved in person by the Queen. Using the same power, Blair invaded Iraq in 2003.” (-John Pilger)

Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW.

Glenn Greenwald: Defense budget is spent ‘spying on American citizens’ – YouTube

George William Bush acknowledged under oath — as part of a deposition in a lawsuit brought by a nonprofit group seeking records on Bush’s past — that he was the junior officer on a three- to four-man watch shift at CIA headquarters between September 1963 and February 1964, which was on duty when Kennedy was shot. “I do not recognize the contents of the memorandum as information furnished to me orally or otherwise during the time I was at the CIA,” he said. “In fact, during my time at the CIA, I did not receive any oral communications from any government agency of any nature whatsoever. I did not receive any information relating to the Kennedy assassination during my time at the CIA from the FBI. Based on the above, it is my conclusion that I am not the Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency referred to in the memorandum.” . . .

DHS Chief Says Biggest Terror Threat Is Americans Radicalized By “Online Narratives” – Activist Post

Giant Mobile Billboard Campaign for Julian Assange Goes Viral and Will Keep On Truckin’ Round the Nation’s Capital – CovertAction Magazine

Rights Advocates Condemn UK’s Crackdown on Anti-Monarchy Protesters (commondreams.org)

“Ken Starr should be remembered for having been Epstein’s defense attorney and for being a huge limited hangout investigator of Clinton era corruption. He may have “uncovered” the affair w Lewinsky, but he buried most of their worst crimes.” (-Whitney Webb)

JIMMY DORE SHOW

https://www.youtube.com/user/tytcomedy

Biden Now HIDING U.S. Arms Sales – YouTube

Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW.

BILLY IDOL HAS A NEW EP CALLED THE CAGE

Which is probably another obligatory illuminati reference which is seemingly required in exchange for any pop star presence in the controlled media, all their secret society eye-conography was all over our poor Prince, but I am always dazzled by how prolific Billy & Steve remain and their output is usually pretty above and beyond the songwriting of not just the greasy kid model manikins but also, most of the old timers in their sixty something age group. I love Billy n Steve, and in my family, we pretty much celebrate their discography every day. It is rare that a day slips by without me blasting something by Billy Idol or Generation X. Yeah I know the controlled media and entire muzak industry are monopolized and weaponized by shady forces, but a song by Billy & Steve can still inspire you to wanna rage against the evil machine. The way that pop stars and mainstream journalists are manipulated and tightly owned by the deep state or ruling class or whatever you wanna call it, that’s kinda how it is for us serfs who own no land, we end up having to slave for rich people who pretend to be our charitable, benevolent patrons, but are really trying to just keep us on the plantation as their on call indentured servants. It is madness. Somedays it feels like leaving this disintegrating old trailer amidst so many mentally ill old people who steal our cats and shit before winter hits might be a fool’s errand cause we could go from outta the frying pan and into the fire. Nowhere to run and nowhere to hide in Gropey Joe’s “Nothing Will Change” Murkkka except for ya know the mega-hyper-inflation and escalating wars of the military industrial complex Rand Corporation profiteers. This ep will be old news by the time this column posts but the songs will still be fab. So here, my comrades-enjoy yourself!

“And current phase of the war that started in 2014 – begin  on Feb 16-17 not Feb 24 when the 150K Ukrainian army begin probing all along the contact line in preparation for its’ ground attack, documented by OCSE monitors that anyone can verify if you think this is disinformation!” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“If 4000 Twitter employees have broad access to the personal and geolocation data of users, as Twitter’s ex-head of security – a former US intel agent – says, they’re presumably able to read your DMs and leak them as well.” (-Max Blumenthal)

“The U.S. lost in Afghanistan. The U.S. is losing its own New Cold War with Russia and China. U.S. imperialism is a paper tiger, now more than ever.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Wow, all of these pro Ukrainian accounts follow each other and they are all located in Langley, Va. Just a coincidence I’m sure. No doubt the trustworthy fact checkers at

Twitter are all over these bots.” (-Garland Nixon)

“Those who tell you to move to Russia when you criticize the foreign policy of the western empire are the same people pushing for internet censorship and the silencing of unauthorized media and demanding retractions from any western outlet that forgets to parrot the official line.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

NEWS, SPORTS, AND WEATHER DESK:

Biden’s Democracies – Consortium News

The Onslaught of Genetic Engineering 2.0 (naturalblaze.com)

Cole Moreton’s Can We Talk?: Susan Sarandon on Apple Podcasts

Covid and Civil Liberties – System Update With Glenn Greenwald – YouTube

Glenn Greenwald accuses media of manipulating war for profit – YouTube

Why Promoters of Great Reset Are Pushing Ultra-Processed Foods • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

What’s Hiking Up the Heat – Consortium News

John Pilger: Silencing the Lambs. How Propaganda Works (mintpressnews.com)

CODE PINK On our most recent CODEPINK Congress

@manolo_realengo tore apart the hypocrisy of the US’s completely arbitrary state sponsors of terrorism list. Watch the full discussion: https://youtu.be/ynUyXRf8O08

 “Democrats pass bills that are written by corporate lobbyists & then falsely claim these bills are a “win” for the people.” (-Ryan Knight)

#1869 – Dr. Gabor Maté – The Joe Rogan Experience | Podcast on Spotify

Secret French Military Operation in Egypt Violates Human Rights – CODEPINK – Women for Peace

Why the Fake Food Race Is Worth $3 Trillion • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

MODERN MUSIC FOR OLD NEW WAVERS AND ELDERLY GOTHS LIKE ME

“In 2017, I attended a trans liberation rally held by the Cuban National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX). Thousands poured into the streets of Havana to celebrate the social gains of the revolution. Not one person protested for social conservatism or conservative patriotism.” (-Danny Haiphong)

https://cindysheehan.substack.com/p/how-our-lives-have-changed-since?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

https://youtu.be/lOf-0Mur7t4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGd7SkdETro

Is this The Rolling Stones’ best version of ‘Gimme Shelter’? (faroutmagazine.co.uk)

‘Tattoo You’: How The Rolling Stones Made Their Mark On The 80s (yahoo.com)

THIS CREEP FIXED THE PRIMARIES AND SAID SETH RICH NEEDED TO BE MADE AN EXAMPLE OF-REAL CREEPY GUY.

Podesta-led White House team tagged to execute climate law – POLITICO

BONFIRE OF TEENAGERS

This song always makes me think of my first true love. I used to bicycle mile and miles and miles out to her house on my ridiculous, gray house-painted girl’s bike, only to have other boys from the neighborhood coming to her door to see her the whole time I was reading Smiths and Depeche Mode lyrics with her on the couch. Her mom and awful, grumpy, blowhard stepfather naturally hated me on sight. Her older sister, Beth the college music older new wave girl liked me, though. Prior to my finally becoming so traumatized by sports team beatings at the roller rink and juvenile authority scapegoat shit and finally taking the midnight Grayhound outta town, it was all very sweet and innocent between me and that girl. Pretty In Pink, Some Kindof Wonderful, times Dawson’s Creek and the Joshua Tree.

“You are repressed
But you’re remarkably dressed
Is it real?

And you’re always busy
Really busy
Busy, busy
Oh, hairdresser on fire
All around Sloane Square
And you’re just so busy
Busy, busy
Busy scissors
Oh, hairdresser on fire
All of the day.

Was a client, over-cautious
He made you nervous
And when he said
“I’m gonna sue you”
Oh, I really felt for you …mmm…

So can you squeeze me
Into an empty page of your diary;
And supernaturally change me?
Change me, change

Oh, here in London
“Home of the brash, outrageous and free”
You are repressed
But you’re remarkably dressed
Is it real?
And you’re always busy
Really busy
Busy clippers
Oh, hairdresser on fire
All around Sloane Square
And you’re just too busy
To see me
Busy clippers
Oh, hairdresser on fire
All of the day…” (-MOZ)

Yeah I know all the sensitive college attending, Netflix watching, Trader Joe faux wokes are still mad at him for this or that, he’s sorta been cancelled, like Chappelle and Rogan and RFK Jr, and blacklisted by the shitty labels, but so what, he has a great band, an unrivalled body of work, millions of fans, and he wrote some of my favorite songs of all time. You’re just so busy, busy, busy…

Morrissey to ‘Showcase’ Songs From Unreleased New Album in Las Vegas – SPIN

SMALL WORLD

“This campaign stands in solidarity with the railroad workers, nurses, UPS employees, teachers and all other workers and their families on strike or preparing to go on strike. #WhichSideAreYouOn #Union  #Strike  #Solidarity” (-Matt Hoh For Senate)

“Solidarity to the railroad workers who are set to go on strike this Friday because they are being denied time off to go to the doctor when they are sick. #RailroadStrike” (-Ryan Knight)

“The railroad company management is likely counting on public resentment towards the workers for supply chain issues that will arise from the strike. Let’s be sure to remind people that it’s management, not the workers that are making store shelves empty again.” (-Ezak177)

Bernie Sanders to Warren Buffett: Give Rail Workers Better Conditions to Avoid Strike (commondreams.org)

Hebron, Palestine: An Ancient Gem Ruined by Apartheid and Occupied by Settlers (mintpressnews.com)

ALL GOOD THINGS THEY SAY NEVER LAST

Seems so crazy, this here life, esp. in times such as these, when the twisted billionaire sociopaths with all the consolidated tech power and bioweapons and media control all seem to only love wars, famine and disease, suffering and genocide and quiet weapon mass murder, and want to see many more of us become homeless, get sick, and croak cause they’re some Evil Squid Game secret society motherfuckers. So many of our childhood friends and heroes are already dead as fuck. Prince, Bowie, Timo Kaltio, Darrel Bath-ya know? Now, the great Morris Day has announced his imminent retirement from solo records and “Last call” tour. Me, of course, I always wanted the Original 7, the real TIME to make another record, but Jesse always splits first-he plays with D’Angelo nowadays. Jam & Lewis made it big producing for Janet and stuff. Jellybean and Monte Moir sometimes still tour with Morris. It’s been said that Prince originally had Alexander O’Neal in mind to portray the character he envisioned fronting the Time, who was to be a pimpolicious gigolo based on his own father, Prince Rogers Nelson. Alexander wanted too much dough upfront so Champagne and Grand Central drummer Morris got the gig-he and Prince recorded the Time debut together and the rest is history. They found Jesse playing some roadhosue biker bar, valet/mirror man/all around entertainer, Jerome Benton is Time bassist Terry Lewis’ brother. Morris was a big influence on my whole generation ya know with the yellow limo and Stacy Adams. Even Snoop will say he was a big influence. If the “Last Call” tour comes anywhere near me, I’ll probably be in the frontrow doing the Walk, the Bird and you know-that obie-obie-oh dance. Two dudes from the downtown high school named the Cloyd brothers were like the first in my town to get the Stacy Adams, back in the day. I’m wearing a pair right now. Yase! I wish all those cats from the Time all good things always.

Morris Day Talks Final Solo Album ‘Last Call’ – Billboard

Morris Day Wishes He Had Prince’s Feedback on Final Solo LP (ultimateclassicrock.com)

Morris Day On His Life With Prince: From ‘Purple Rain’ To A Godly Ultimatum (forbes.com)

Morris Day Entertainment

“Repeating Russian talking points” just means criticizing US foreign policy. That’s literally always all it ever means. The argument is that because Russia criticizes the foreign policy of the US-centralized power alliance, you never should. Which is self-evidently very moronic.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

 “Let’s forget the US gov has admitted they’re lying about what’s going on in Ukraine because they say it’s justified when in an information war. Let’s forget that a US-funded committee in Ukraine has called anyone reporting the truth about the war an “information terrorist” Shouldn’t it matter to everyone – no matter where you stand – that we now have evidence the US & UK stopped a peace deal between Ukraine & Russia back in April of this year? This god awful war could’ve been over months ago if the US/UK had not kept it going. Let’s forget that Biden/Congress have sent over $50 Billion of weapons & aid to an army that is at least partially n@zis. Let’s forget that even US propaganda outlets CBS & CNN have admitted 70% of those weapons are sold on the black market & don’t get to the frontlines.Let’s forget the fact that the sanctions against Russia have backfired & are destroying the lives of average Americans. Let’s forget that documents reveal the US & NATO have been planning to plunder Ukraine for years” (-Lee Camp)

“Function of the CIA: 1. Run secret wars 2. Disseminate propaganda to influence people’s minds That’s not hyperbole. That’s from the Former Operations Director of the CIA. Think about this next time you buy the narratives that are crafted to control you.” (-Ryan Knight)

“Tucker Carlson said that the British were a kind and benign colonizer despite killing millions of people and leaving India impoverished and illiterate during its brutal occupation.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Queen Elizabeth II owns the largest clear cut diamond in the world Known as ‘The Great Star of Africa’ the 530 carats gem was mined in South Africa back in 1905. It was stolen from South Africa. It has an estimated worth of $400 million.” (-Afrika  Archives on Twitter)

“Today is Leonard Peltier’s 78th Birthday. He is serving a 47th year of prison, all of which constitutes cruel, unusual and unjust imprisonment. It is now your responsibility Potus Biden to #FreeLeonardPeltier. Unconditionally. Now” (-Gloria La Riva)

“Biden is asking for $47 billion in pandemic relief. Totally unrelated, Biden has sent about $40 billion to Ukraine. Meanwhile, Zelensky has put Ukraine up for sale on the NYSE. Get your piece before the best bits are gone!” (-Eleanor Goldfield)

ONE MORE AND I GOTTA GO…

Unreal. A worker for one of our sometime employers has the Big C, so what do ya think the for profit hospital did? Stuck a Covid patient in his room. Took a picture of a big raccoon on my front porch last night. Preparing to transition outta this rundown ole trailer in time for winter. Doing a lotta “odd jobs” lately. Relatives with worrisome health problems and an estranged loved one is AWOL/MIA. Tough times in Gropey Joe Biden’s crazy inflation, Unreality TV Land. Borrowed employer’s expensive car, supposed to go to big busy crime ridden city to see kid’s doctor later today. He needs his meds reevaluated. Filled with dread and worry. That vroom vroom beep beep beep in my ears is the sound of fuckedup fuckin’ gentrification-the bigass earth moving machines are back to flatten always more of the local wildlife habitat to clear way for big development. Somebody stole one of our cats. If you got any kind of trauma in your nervous system, it is hard to wake up to all the horrifying bullshit that surrounds us each day, especially with all the smiley faced pilled out fatso upperclass people forever nodding along with the pig-media lies and acting like, “everything is GGGRRREAT!” Like motherfuckin Tony The Motherfuckin’ Tiger! I got all these people from my long gone past who cover all my old songs and act like their trading on my material or attempting to monetize my songs is somehow supposed to be doing me some kinda flattery favor, but what they’re really doing is just gloating about having the ability to pay professional musicians to perform my songs in fancy recording studios. I used to know and collaborate with summa those people decades ago and they’ve almost all been in the position to help advance my interests as owners of recording studios and shit, but no. Never done anything to promote my cause or interest, only to kinda pillage and plunder my tunes. They all have this subtle way of diminishing me as some kinda Kari Chrome “phrase turner” or “street poet” AS IF I aint a songwriting frontman underground actionman. They all just some ruthless pay to play people trying to steal my gig, my suitcase, my face  and space, ya know? It’s pretty crazy, really. So many people who detest both me and my dangerous former sideman, all fuckin’ still wanna perform our material and it makes no sense at all, cause so many of these karaoke coverband people are such yuppie gotmine capitalists, and all our songs are about poor people topics. Exile and exclusion, heartaches, abandonment, goin’ without essentials half the time, and the people’s struggles. I can get hungup on all this old bullshit and dwell for days on end, but am trying to keep my mind free and clear enough to write new songs and forget about all these old name dropping backstabbers and big city groupie wannabe VIPs. I gotta go dig around for a light jacket in the garage so I’m not profiled by the bureaucrats and administrators I gotta go fuck with outta town today-you know-ya gotta cover up your bad tattoos. Silly wabbit, tattoos are for gentrified rich hipster fakes. All I got on my frontpage right now is alot of hassles and to do lists of endless backs of the poor laboring, loved ones in medical crisis and always more insults, ripoffs and exploitation. It really gets me down as Chrissie Hynde sings on “Pack It Up!” “You guys are the pits of the world!’

John Trudell

Americans Who Tell The Truth

State of the Billionaire Press: Concerns over Media Objectivity after Bill Gates Gives $319 Million to News Outlets – Validated Independent News (projectcensored.org)

Rock Stars Who Walked Away and Never Looked Back (ultimateclassicrock.com)

“Maybe a few people having more money than the rest of society while over 30 million people live in poverty isn’t the ultimate sytem.” (-Black In The Empire)

“People defend capitalism on the grounds that it creates abundance, and in a sense they’re right: capitalism is an effective way to drive up production and consumption. The problem is there’s no wisdom guiding it, so the world is being choked with garbage while people go hungry.

Haves exploiting the labor of have-nots will indeed get the gears of industry creating lots of stuff. But now we’re creating too much stuff, so much that it’s killing our biosphere, even as vast inequalities remain and far too many go without the basic necessities in life. The “invisible hand” of the free market is worshipped as a sentient deity who always knows what’s best, but in reality it’s completely bereft of wisdom and intelligence and cannot move in harmony with the real needs of the real world. It’s a mindless force that is driving us to disaster.

This isn’t a problem you can just ignore. You can’t keep waxing on about how much stuff capitalism has been able to create while that stuff is destroying our ecosystem and making this planet uninhabitable. It’s a problem that urgently needs solving, and capitalism can’t solve it.

Capitalism offers no solution to the problems of ecocide and inequality. As long as exploitation remains profitable, exploitation will remain. As long as ecocide remains profitable, ecocide will continue. Human behavior cannot remain driven by profit.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

We Need a New “Church Committee” to Curb Massive Intelligence Agency Criminality Ranging From Illegal Surveillance to Torture and Assassination – CovertAction Magazine

Opinion | Down With the Corporate Bean-Counters Who Spy on Their Workers | Jim Hightower (commondreams.org)

MAN ON THE MOON

Heard from a dude I was real close to a long, long time ago. We’ve grown miles and miles apart in every way, but I could hear his old self underneath all the hoopla and clamor and big city ways. We used to make songs together, most of it was of an experimental/improvisational nature back then in the early days, but we always had a million laughs. We got together again years later and still complimented each other creatively but by then he had achieved a certain level of celebrity and I was frowned upon by his celebrity entrouge so it fizzled out again before you got to hear the many good songs we wrote together. Shame.

Establishment smear merchants The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone and their perceptible intelligence ties – The Grayzone

SUPER RICH GOT THE GATES RESET KLAUS PUPPET LEADERS AND PIG MEDIA & SECRET POLICE. 

Jason Bermas Remembers 9/11, “Loose Change”, & Exposes the NASA-Transhumanist Agenda – Activist Post

DHS Chief Says Biggest Terror Threat Is Americans Radicalized By “Online Narratives” – Activist Post

July 26 Marked the Sixty-Nine Year Anniversary of the Attack on the Moncada Barracks—the Beginning of the Cuban Revolution – CovertAction Magazine

Economic Freedom Fighters Statement on the Death of Queen Elizabeth | Black Agenda Report

“Gosh that Pentagon-commissioned 2019 Rand Corp paper on how to break Russia is just chock full of convenient coincidences.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“In 2019, the Rand Corp., the brain of US militarism, published a report with nearly six pages on how the US could stoke conflict in the Caucasus — esp. between Armenia and Azerbaijan — to help weaken Russia’s influence. Last night, Azerbaijan invaded Armenia. When does it stop?” (-Pawel Wargan)

Common Censored: Episode 203 – When Not To Boil Your Water, Dancing On the Queen’s Grave, Ukraine For Sale, and More! (libsyn.com)

Security Solutions for U.S. Schools Includes A.I. Gun-Detection Tech, Full-Body Scanners, Online Monitoring; Est. $3B/Year Industry – Activist Post

America Has Turned Its Back On Biden (substack.com)

Russell Brand to stream new daily live show exclusively on Rumble (reclaimthenet.org)

 Economist Richard Wolff: Sanctions Against Russia, Inflation & Class War (mintpressnews.com)

“You can go ahead and mourn the queen all you want but don’t pretend like the longest-reigning monarch is some innocent granny and has nothing to do with all the fucked up shit Britain did all over the world.” (-Richard Medhurst)

“Cuba exports doctors while the US exports war. It’s beyond time to pressure Biden to drop this outrageous terrorist designation as well as end the criminal blockade once & for all. Stop punishing this small country for charting its own path. Let Cuba live!” (-Abby Martin)

“It’s literally impossible to be an aggressive critic of US foreign policy with a sizeable audience and not be accused of repeating Russian taking points. Literally every single high-profile person who does so gets accused of Kremlin loyalty, without a single, solitary exception.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“The United States will soon drop out of the Top 50 nations in terms of life expectancy. Every country above us has a public option for health insurance of a publicly funded healthcare system. Not some. Not most. Every single one.” (-John Green)

“$67 Billion to the weapons manufacturers in the guise of “Ukraine” yet Los Angeles looks like this…” (-Garland Nixon)

“While some Western countries call for peace, the Pentagon has signed a $182-million deal with an American arms manufacturer to produce advanced surface-to-air missile systems for the Ukrainian military IN LATE 2024. Guess they plan to continue this war?” (-Fiorella Isabel)

“For those saying we should be magnanimous about the passing of the queen, a reminder that the queen inserted herself into the lives of Indigenous people here multiple times. She wasn’t a bystander to the effects of colonisation and colonialism, she was an architect of it. Demanding Indigenous people be respectful about the passing of someone who intentionally made our lives worse is outrageous. It’s worth considering what she *could* have done – and didn’t – to effect change.At so many times across the 20th century, she could have intervened and reset the relationship between Indigenous people and ‘the crown’, because she had more than ceremonial power to do so.  She did nothing.” (-Indigenous X)

VIDEO: 13-year-old on Ukrainian gov’t kill list speaks out – The Grayzone

“The United States is waging a proxy war in Ukraine in large part to demolish Europe’s economy. A weak Europe artificially inflates the dollar and further cements their subservience to the New Cold War on Russia and China.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“If we lived in a democracy then we would have open political debates where the people would get to hear from multiple candidates from across the political spectrum, but instead we live in an oligarchy so the people only get to hear from the two parties who serve the ruling class.” (-Ryan Knight)

Main Steele Dossier Source Was on FBI Payroll as Confidential Informant, Durham Reveals (yahoo.com)

“I’m live on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3eLgoa5gf3Y Queen’s Death, British Colonialism, and Ukraine Counter-Offensive” (-Richard Medhurst)

Despite “mild cognitive impairment”, “spatial disorientation” Risks to Pilots, Lockheed Martin Tests 5G for Helicopter Data Transfer – Activist Post

STAY FREE, HMM? BREAKING: Russell Brand to stream new show exclusively on Rumble | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.com

“And current phase of the war that started in 2014 – begin  on Feb 16-17 not Feb 24 when the 150K Ukrainian army begin probing all along the contact line in preparation for its’ ground attack, documented by OCSE monitors that anyone can verify if you think this is disinformation!” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“If 4000 Twitter employees have broad access to the personal and geolocation data of users, as Twitter’s ex-head of security – a former US intel agent – says, they’re presumably able to read your DMs and leak them as well.” (-Max Blumenthal)

“The U.S. lost in Afghanistan. The U.S. is losing its own New Cold War with Russia and China. U.S. imperialism is a paper tiger, now more than ever.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“Wow, all of these pro Ukrainian accounts follow each other and they are all located in Langley, Va. Just a coincidence I’m sure. No doubt the trustworthy fact checkers at 

Twitter are all over these bots.” (-Garland Nixon)

“Those who tell you to move to Russia when you criticize the foreign policy of the western empire are the same people pushing for internet censorship and the silencing of unauthorised media and demanding retractions from any western outlet that forgets to parrot the official line.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“Let’s take a step back & think about this. Let’s forget that the US & NATO helped create the war in Ukraine by breaking promises not to expand NATO. Let’s forget the US perpetrated the 2014 coup in Ukraine. Let’s forget many top US officials have admitted this is a proxy war.” (-Lee Camp)

Biden’s Democracies – Consortium News

Executive Order: Biden Unleashes Transhuman, Genetic Modification Firestorm On America (technocracy.news)

The Onslaught of Genetic Engineering 2.0 (naturalblaze.com)

Cole Moreton’s Can We Talk?: Susan Sarandon on Apple Podcasts

Covid and Civil Liberties – System Update With Glenn Greenwald – YouTube

Glenn Greenwald accuses media of manipulating war for profit – YouTube

WEF: ‘Global Elite’ Will Escape Mass-Extinction Event Courtesy Of ‘Technological Noah’s Ark’ – News Punch

Study finds genetic code in Covid’s spike protein linked to Moderna patent | Daily Mail Online

Lee Camp: Two massive new leaks show dirty underbelly of the empire — RT Op-ed

“The Establishment voted for Biden before a ballot was counted.” (-Black In The Empire)

“Can the media please stop calling this guy an “environmentalist”? He’s a Malthusian masquerading as an environmentalist (and he’s not the only one)” (-Whitney Webb)

Prince of Wales calls for population control in developing world (telegraph.co.uk)


“They are using this time to make us think that challenging their elections is some kind of crime.”  (-Black In The Empire)

Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW. Free Julian Assange NOW.

Gutter Gospel: Gord, PMRC Punishing The Freaks, Mary Chain, Treazine #1, The Skulls, The Nymphs, The Front, The Dils, The Furs, New Order, Metal Years, & Always More Suffering If You Stay In The Midwest. (-by General Labor “Cancelled Since ’83”!!!)

“The Story is old, I know, but still it goes on…” (-The Smiths)

“We’re not allowed to know who’s calling what shots behind the veils of secrecy. All we’re allowed to see is our governments continually advancing the same imperial policies over and over again regardless of who’s in office. They never let us see who’s actually making those calls.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“The Democratic Party rehabilitated George W. Bush. The Democratic Party rehabilitated Dick Cheney. The Democratic Party rehabilitated the FBI and the CIA. The Democratic Party has used Trump as an excuse to bury the anti-war movement after Obama killed it.” (-Danny Haiphong)

“The US regime continues to show its blatant neocolonialist practices, ordering sovereign countries in Africa not to trade with Russia. Imagine being this arrogant. The US empire truly thinks the entire world is its property.” (-Benjamin Norton)

“Starting when it investigated Trump for a fictitious conspiracy with Russia, the FBI has given media outlets a lot of free content, and profit. I don’t understand why FBI brass don’t just cut out the middle man and launch their own news network.” (-Aaron Mate)

“Your US tax dollars are paying to flood Europe with heavy weapons and one of  America’s top networks regrets investigating the issue. With special apologies to Raytheon and the Ghost of Kiev. Look how desperate neocons are to enforce silence on the Ukrainian military’s copious crimes, including dumping petal mines on Donetsk civilians Zero attempt to debunk our entirely factual report on the many opposition activists kidnapped and/or murdered under Zelensky’s watch Many Americans were upset that $90 million of their money was spent on Pelosi’s reckless junket to Taiwan, which deliberately escalated conflict with China and accelerated the process of unification, but consider this: that’s $90 million that won’t be spent on Ukrainian neo-Nazis.” (-Max Blumenthal)

TRAGEDY! TEENAGE HEAD WERE ONE OF MY TOP 5 CANADIAN BANDS! (RIP)

https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/gord-lewis-teenage-head-guitarist-found-dead-son-charged-with-murder/PZJT6BEGAZDKFN3PG6ZJLUG4IQ/

Teenage Head’s Gord Lewis found dead in Hamilton apartment, guitarist’s son charged with murder | CBC News


CORPORATE PROPGANDA IS FAKE NEWS! THE INDIE PRESS IS THE REAL FREE PRESS! I THOUGHT YOU KNEW! DUH!

Issue #1 Of Treazine, A Print-Friendly Zine Of Articles From The Past Month – Caitlin Johnstone

Randy Credico Live On The Fly on Twitter: “Taking a short break in this 90 degree weather with @TheGrayzoneNews ‘ @anyaparampil and @MaxBlumenthal https://t.co/Wu5PKkdHM5” / Twitter

Useful Idiots | Callin

Glenn Greenwald | Substack

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnESeKWQPmL85jLaZU6Babg

MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS OF PEOPLE BELIEVE DICK CHENEY HELPED FIX THE BUSH SELECTION, BUILT GITMO, HIRED BLACKWATER REGIME CHANGE MERCENARIES, AND STARTED ENDLESS WAR BASED ON LIES AND FALSE FLAGS, HE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES HIS DAUGHTER SAYS TRUMP IS BAD!

Hageman-Cheney Costliest Congressional Race in Wyoming History, but Money May Not Matter (theepochtimes.com)

9/11 A Conspiracy Theory | The Corbett Report – YouTube

A Ritual to Baal? The Occult Symbolism in the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games | The Vigilant Citizen

How Your DNA Tests Could Make You a Target for Bioweapons – Activist Post

MintPress News on Twitter: “Despite the power of Julian Assange’s enemies there is a giant movement standing with him which now includes the Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.⁠ Lowkey and Assange’s father John Shipton discuss the case this week on The Watchdog.⁠ https://t.co/vXgtMBffVq” / Twitter

“Following a coordinated freakout by the Ukraine lobby, CBS self-censors a report stating the obvious. Amnesty International has also issued a bizarre half-apology for issuing a single report (out of 40+) on well-documented abuses of civilians by the Ukrainian army.” (-Max Blumenthal)

President Barack Obama weaponized the Espionage Act to prosecute those who provided classified information to the press. The Obama White House, whose assault on civil liberties was worse than those of the Bush administration, used the 1917 Act, designed to prosecute spies, against eight people who leaked information to the media including — Edward SnowdenThomas Drake, Chelsea Manning, Jeffrey Sterling and John Kiriakou, who spent two-and-a-half years in prison for exposing the routine torture of suspects held in black sites.

Also under The Espionage Act, Joshua Schulte, a former CIA software engineer, was convicted on July 13 of the so-called Vault 7 leak, published by WikiLeaks in 2017, which revealed how the C.I.A. hacked Apple and Android smartphones and turned internet-connected televisions into listening devices. He faces up to 80 years in prison. Assange — although he is a publisher and not a U.S. citizen, and WikiLeaks is not a U.S.-based publication, was indicted by the Trump administration under the Act

Obama used the Espionage Act against those who provided information to the media more than all previous administrations combined. 

Chris Hedges: When the Just Go to Prison – Consortium News

HARLOT

My first imaginary band consisted of me, and about four other middle school heavy metal hoodlums I met in the special needs behavioral classroom named Deke, Dustin, his older brother “Don’t Fuck With…” Danny who was like my main protector back then;  J.R. who was also sometimes known as “The Rat”-not because he snitched on anybody but he had one of those halfassed Joe Dirt mustaches and wore a satin jacket from Spencer Gifts in the mall with the RATT logo on the back of it, him n Deke were inseparable chainsmoker metalheads, like Bill N Ted-twin Spicolis talking about the Michael Schenker Group and Gary Moore, Carlos Cavazo and Warren Dimartini. They were both like deedle deedle guitar heroes in training. I was mostly into like Adam Ant, Culture Club, Prince and Duran Duran who they thought were gay, and I wore glasses which were a real no-no in the Future Villain Bands of young Amurkkka. Also, Deke probably wanted a better looking blonde haired guy with a Robert Plant or Bruce Dickinson vocal range. There was some older guy in town like that, I think he wanted to join like, the older rich kid dickhead bully cover band who played like KISS and Zeppelin and stuff, I think they were called Attack? Anyways, it was us, and sometimes, a kid in a Member’s Only jacket named Chris, who was the school psychiatrist’s son but his dad refused to buy him drums, Dustin was forbidden from hanging out with me or Dekan and used to have to change his clothes on the bus-he wanted to wear rebellious spiked bracelets and checkered Vans and parachute pants and black concert t shirts like the rest of us, but was forced to wear the preppie pink Izods that were the unofficial school uniform at the rich white suburbia school we went to. Mostly we walked around on the dirt trails, went to Music Land to look at records, loitered in front of the arcade, smoked Marlboros, sneered a lot. Dekan impressed everybody with learning “Eruption” and “Crazy Train” before the older rich and popular kids did. We played covers mostly, like “Livin’ After Midnight” and “Round And Round” and “Aint Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” out there at the Ross family, ranch style home when the parents were gone. Oh yeah, then we brought in Dave, cause Dustin and Dan were not allowed to come around that often and always got in some kinda trouble if they did. Dan had to sneak his guitar out of the house, he ran a stolen BMX chop shop in my basement. Those guys came from these strict military families that wanted them to hunt, and gave ’em guns and crossbows, but did not like them making music, cutting and pasting together homemade xerox art, anti-school fanzines with grotesque caricatures of admin and coaches and wrestling team dickheads, or painting crazy logos on t shirts. I wore feather earrings, string ties, homemade punk shirts, painted on jeans, was always like crazy gluing broken bits of mirror onto my suitjacket lapels, you know like an even lower budget Duckie from “Pretty In Pink”. Total new wave loser with the paisley suspenders and old man dress shoes. You probably already heard the one about how I told the army recruiter my career goal was the become the male Patti Smith. You shoulda seen the horror and dismay on the faces of the army guys when they saw my big Pegasus Trapper Keeper overflowing with pinups from Smash Hits magazine of Iggy and Ziggy and Flesh for Lulu and Pete Burns and Marilyn and Boy George and all that New Romantic Blitz Club & Batcave shit. I was always being after school detained, paddled, Saturday Schooled, or suspended, or having to get pink notes signed by my parents for dress code infractions, it was really the eyeliner they were mostly just nuts over. You know that’s when I discovered “Scary Monsters & Super Creeps” and “Hunky Dory” and “Ziggy Stardust” and had less and less patience for those fucking authoritarians who worked so hard to belittle me and mock all my creative endeavors and hassle me all the time. I got in trouble for drawing Flesh for Lulu and Cure logos in my textbooks, they sent me to bible school, detention all, juvenile probation, diversion, curfews, special extra dresscodes, haircuts, the whole nightmare, just Dr. Phil’d me for years on fucking end. When I got contacts, that’s when it ALL CHANGED. Girls. More than a couple, more than a few. Girls galore. Deke looked like a cross between Billy Idol and Colin from GBH, as we got older-his mom gave him some kinda flash sports car and he started dating a goth chick named Diane, who’s only friend was my goth girlfriend, Steffani. We were already drifting apart. They were almost all recruited into the military at 18. We never even got anything really off the ground, but that was where it all starts, guys in jean jackets with little Billy Idol and Van Halen and Guns N Roses and Hanoi Rocks buttons and black leather jackets hanging around each other, listening to Ozzy and Van Halen and saying they’re a band.

Iggy_Pop_Cold_Metal : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

VAIN DAMAGE

Me and Dave stuck together and eventually found some other guys. First we got this popular kid who was older-him and me were like the town’s token new wavers-but he was a star for being a DJ and was really good looking, whereas I was like a punching bag for being strange and really not so good looking. That guy showed up at my apartment one day with a scarf on and a Dogs D’Amour record and a big bottle of Jack Daniels and he was in. He loved INXS and Duran Duran and Prince and Circus Of Power and Mother Love Bone and played with us for about a year and a half, but then he left the band to play with all these guitar teacher, mainstream Journey type guys, who had real equipment, and he became the singer of Who’s Drivin’, a lame top 40 cover band that played at a pizza place called Parrason’s in the mall. So we had to find a replacement for him. The unlikely next bassist was sortof a jock, but not really, he played sports but did not have the same dumbfuck sensibility the others did-he hung around some guys who weren’t really rednecks and weren’t really jocks, they were like the John Goodman character on that sit-com, LARGE men who drank beer and played poker. Bowling team type of personalities. He became our bassplayer. We drank a lot of beer together and I got him into the Deadboys and Iggy. Kid from Catholic school marching band came in on drums, an older guy from a nearby town was the second guitar player and he knew all about old music so we started sponging up all kindsa diverse new influences from his elaborate closet filled with records. Bands we’d never heard of back then, like Theater Of Hate and The Fast. I had become obsessed with Hanoi Rocks and Generation X by then. Those characters really imprinted on my damaged teen psyche. I kinda never got over any of ’em. Some of ’em are dead now, it’s really heartbreaking.

MORE ON DEADEND BANDS IN NOWHERE TOWNS

I had these metalhead friends named Ron n Kelly, they were troubled youth. They were both really into horror movies, combat boots, dead cats, serial killers, the occult, anything offensive or shocking to squares and prudes. Remember that cat from “Bloom County” comic strips-Bill the Cat? We all used to draw him on our school folders and shit. We used to ride around in Kelly’s shitty hatchback car with all the stupid bumper stickers on the back, playing WASP, really loud. I remember them liking Dangerous Toys and Alice Cooper, too. They were super psyched when they got a copy of that old Charles Manson record, “Lie” from a record store in Columbus. You know those really dumb looking, whole forearm spiked leather bracelets some death rockers used to wear? That was Kelly, and the River’s Edge trailer park vermin obligatory army surplus coat with heavy metal pins on it and pentagrams drawn with black sharpie that reeked of cigarettes and reefer from across the street. Ron was a bit more sensitive cause his mom was gone, he was a painter, painted big portraits, my mom still has one he did of me in a graveyard. Ron also got a guitar and dyed his hair black like ours and attempted to join one of our many punkroll garage ruckus beer bands. We were both really into that first L.A. Guns record back then and I remember very vividly jamming to “One More Reason” and “Electric Gypsy” with him up in my infamous purple apartment while drinking 12 packs of Budweiser, back in the day. We had a big poster of the Hendrix experience in one room, a big poster of Bowie‘s “Aladdin Sane” in the other, a vintage mirror with pink flamingos from my grandmother’s basement that sadly got broken, a zebra print chair, a stinky couch and a boombox and a record player. We also had that first White Zombie lp borrowed from a grumpy older dude down the hall. They were a little bit like Beavis and Butthead, like Kelly always sorta picked on Ron, and for some reason, Ron being a sweet natured, good egg, he just kinda took it. I think Kelly later ended up goin’ out with my witchy death rock girlfriend for awhile. He eventually had a mohawk after graduation and a pet rat and was actually pretty fuckin’ radical for that town, back then. Poor Ron, he got better and better as an artist and guitarist, but like so many of our blue collar brothers raised by one parent in the deadend Midwest, he was fed into the military by the system. He was one of the few who joined the army who did not seem to regret it, he learned some technical photography skills and now, he has his own thriving adult-world, commercial photography business with his wife, God bless him. 

Penelope Spheeris mighta intended her “Decline” movies as cautionary tales, but when me and my friends watched them, it just made us wanna relocate to Hollywood. We could all identify with Guns N Roses and Faster Pussycat, esp. “Out To Get Me, they were just like us. Burntout little Hanoi Rocks fans. We were all a little bit punk and a little bit metal, there really was no punk scene where we came from, just some misfit kids who liked Suicidal Tendencies and The Dils and New Order and those first two Motley Crue records. I don’t know what happened to Kelly but it usually went bad for anybody who stayed in that town. Several of my teenage new wave friends killed themselves, or were murdered there. The town screws really went out of their way to bootcamp and humiliate me until I had no real choice but to flee that part of the country-they just never let up, once they get you on their list. It was the anti-rock PMRC era, and the rich suburbanite sports moms were hysterical about my corrupting, corrosive new wave influence upon their lily-white children. I gave everybody books and records and shit. At least one friend who made in big in straight society has said I was a crucial part of that. When I stupidly returned to that part of the country years later, it was the same exact shit, all over again. You can not change that fortunate son ruling class sports hierarchy in the flyover states. The Kendoll rich boys in their big white mama mansions will always be above the law celebrities, and the working-class weirdos will always be targets of the screws. Of course, the ones who got the hall pass from the ruling class, or who were assimilated into the corrupt sham never even wanna know the truth of how things are for their “uneducated” or “dysfunctional” former peers, but I saw how that injustice system broke more than a few of my allies. The ones who weren’t herded into the marines or married into wealth went through a never ending gauntlet of multi-generational alcoholism and depression, factory life hell, probation, piss tests, DUI’s, 12 steps, psych ward, holy roller churches, back to the assembly line, sixteen hour days, meltdowns, pressure, judgement, evictions, crackpipe, freakout, suicide. Of what survivors remain, I’m not really in touch with any of ’em. I think a couple might still have some kinda Louie Louie Wild Thing Animal House garage band. None of ’em seem at all activated or radicalized. Probably one or two of ’em say they Dislike Trump, that’s as punk as they get, but are conspicuously silent when Biden does all the exact same shit, caging kids, sucking up to Israel and the Saudis, drug war, gutting social safety nets and just blaming it on rotating villains. Censoring the internet, escalating the warpig provocations. I’m still anti war, anti racist, anti fascist, pro free speech, pro working class, pro creativity, pro human rights. I get a sad pang inside when I think about my lost lads who are dead now.

 They were basically hounded into the grave by the same system everybody pretends is so fair and peachy keen, s’long as they get to keep their own special-class privileges.

I know the college safespace shitlibs cancelled Dr. Seuss, like they do everything in their cloistered elitist shitlib feelings, special preference gentrification world, but he got it all right on the money with the Starbellied Sneetches. The same exact people who retroactively disapproved his racist WW2 era cartoons, they are all jumpin’ up n down like drunk Buckeyes fans cheering for Zelensky, blaming all their personal shit and inflation on “RUSSIANS!” The Republikkkans been similarly trained to Blame China. They keep saying China took our money or China took our jobs, when in fact, Wall Street stuffed shirts gleefully sent all the manufacturing to Chinese sweat shops and Murkkka never even paid ’em what they are owed, so now the Murkkkans want war on everybody-even their own people Twitter cop accused of pre crime or Wrongthink. All madness, all the time, and Israel wants to steal Iran. End the wars. Rich people suck.

The Grayzone – Investigative journalism on empire

Here’s one more band I totally loved back in 89, that last year before I left town. We used to cover this song. 

Michael Franano (sugarbuzzmagazine.com)

IDOLS AND DOLLS

I’m on a different schedule than my family so I’m probably spending too many hours alone everyday which always kinda causes me to drift back into the past since any kind of groovy future was stolen by the billionaires and neo-cons. Had a friend named Mike Mindless, he sadly is dead (RIP) but anyways he was really into alot of the same stuff as me-Misfits, Deadboys, NY Dolls, Mexican wrestling and comic books and thrift store retro black velvet painting type garbage and like Godzilla flea market subculture. He was also kindof a progressive activist, maybe not as radical leftist as I was, but he understood how we were all being played by the good cop/bad cop bullshit culture war duopoly. Mike had so many good stories about kinda roadieing for the Deadboys and shit. He had a band called The Skulls and my older guitarplayer, BAM, friend used to buy all the $1 vinyl from the cutout bins and we played that record to death and also, “Keeping Up With The Joneses” and the Little Kings. Man, the eighties had such a cool underground scene, you know? NYC was still like a bombed out Mad Max counterculture anarchist paradise! You could just hangout in the park all day and meet cool people. Hollywood had that whole goth and cowpunk scene with The Gun Club and Horseheads and we used to read all those punk magazines from the coasts and dream of relocating there and signing to Slash records. Many of my local pals from that horrible town were less hated and maligned than I was, like a couple of my friends had brothers who were jocks, or mainstream popular status quo catholic school girlfriends, or just fit in, more than I did because they did not wear black leather pants or makeup and shit. It took them longer to wanna leave that place. We did road trips whenever we could in these rundown, unreliable vehicles we bought cheap from Little Ceasers delivery guys from small farm towns who all went to this mechanic trade school. Also, one of my heavy metal girlfriends, the female bassist of a Metallica covers band, her mom’s boyfriend ran the speed parts shop. I remember when we got that Smack cassette from an Indianapolis record store. That really was a major moment that totally electrified me. That singer and that sound, was at once urgent and haunting-kinda goth, kinda glam, little bit punk and as Viv on “The Young Ones” jacket said, “very metal”. I knew that was what I wanted to do. Like I said, summa my collaborators were more orthodox, one guy was into like, the Chili Peppers, one guy was into Minor Threat and Fugazi. I think my best pal Dave was still really into Steve Vai and just discovering that first Peter Murphy record, “Love Hysteria”, which we all thought was pretty fantastic. The older geezer down the hall was digging Big Black and the Amphetamine records bands. All I knew was I wanted to get the fuck outta that place. Groups of older jocks would follow me outta the mall, ya know, and knock the Icee outta my hand, knock me on the pavement, “fag! fag!” It was old hat by then, I’d been sorta traumatized by these same suburban assholes since the fourth grade. I was really getting sick of it. Some of those other guys liked to talk about being some kinda hooligan street gang tough guys, but some of ’em RAN anytime they saw my usual wouldbe assailants. Anytime I set foot out in the public eye, these brainless karate kid fuckers in the rising sun muscle shirts and big boofy Bon Jovi hair would stop their Transmaros and get out to chase me around or insult or assault or otherwise slander, smear and intimidate me, it was becoming real psychologically torturous, but my more popular friends with like the pretty relatives and shit, just did not get it, the desiore I had to escape, cause they weren’t really sharing the same experience. I hated those fratboys. I did not want to win their acceptance or learn how to fit in with them, which was the main diff between me and summa my former bandmates. I wanted to runaway to California and meet The Ringling Sisters. I wrote letters to people I found in the classifieds of “Maximum Rocknroll” and “Flipside” magazine. I had a lotta pen pals from outta state-we’d write each other pained letters about our outcast status as weirdo punks from nowhere places, all us no ones making crazy xerox art and trading heartfelt compilation tapes. “Psychocandy” was a real big influence. Then, “Darklands” came out and made us want to write better songs that were more introspective and melodic instead of just loud fast complaining about the juvenile authorities, dummy sports people, Reagan, the malls, and Tipper Gore.

JOHN DISSED

If you aint already hip to his stuff, you need to checkout this guy, John Dissed, he’s sort of a modern day Billy Bragg.

John Dissed

“Zelensky’s immaturity & fascist tendencies are once again on display with his irrational call for stigmatizing all Russians. But this is the morality of the “collective West.” (-Ajamu Baraka)

“If Trump broke the law then he should face the consequences but I am so tired of one man being a bigger story than the corrupt capitalist system that we live under which puts the endless greed of corporations and billionaires over the basic needs of the people and planet.” (-Ryan Knight)

“Westerners think they are free because they can criticize their president or PM, when a small amount of research quickly reveals that those officials aren’t the ones calling the shots on any issue of importance. Westerners aren’t even allowed to know who their real government is.” (-Caitlin Johnstone)

“There’s no Russian imperialism. There’s no Chinese imperialism. There is only ONE imperialism and it’s led by the United States.” (-Danny Haiphong)

Darryl Hunt, Pogues Bass Player, Dies at 72 – Rolling Stone

t all just keeps vanishing! Wish I had some whiskey! (RIP)

LOW LIFE

Yeah you know, me and all my friends liked The Smiths and The Cure and Echo and Sisters Of Mercy and all that stuff, but FOR YEARS, this New Order record was such a big part of our teen subculture, it would be difficult to overstate it’s importance, ya know when they threw me into that cold cement solitary confinement closet at J.D.C., it was playing in my mind from start to finish. When I was alone at various older people’s apartments in NYC running up phone bills and eternally missing and mooning and swooning over some beautiful blonde first crush Smiths chick, this was always playing in the background and in our hearts. “Oh how I cannot bear the thought of you…” I’m sentimental about all those kids and all that music.

“Westerners say “In that tyrannical regime over there they’re not even allowed to criticize their government!” Okay, but at least they’re allowed to know who their government IS. They get to know who’s calling the shots in their country. In that sense they’re freer than you are.” (-Cait Johnstone)

Roger Waters Explains Montage Depicting Joe Biden as a “War Criminal” on Current Tour – American Songwriter

Gaza: The names and faces of the 16 Palestinian children killed in Israel’s onslaught | Middle East Eye

Consortium News – Volume 27, Number 219 — Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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JOHNNY THUNDERS MEMORIAL, ENTER THE WORLD FAMOUS MISTER RATBOY

I met Ratboy at the Thunders memorial and we became fast friends, we even had a band for a minute and a half, in some low rent rehearsal space in alphabet city he played, I sang, his Piss Factory ex wife played bass and so did a French guy I think and a drummer who may have been from The Lunachicks. Then he got Chris Barry and I went back to Boston and did the Imitations who became The Bastards. Jim Rinn just found some old basement demotapes of me and The Bastards from back then that were shocking to hear after so many years have passed. But Yeah, both Motorcycle Boy and Pillbox had a huge impact on me and all my closest friends. I loved everything about both of those bands. I learned so much from Chris Barry and Ratboy, they will always have a special place in my heart.

Motorcycle Boy : Popcicle (sugarbuzzmagazine.com)

Antiwar.com

Roger Waters on War, Peace, and Music – Antiwar.com Blog

The Growing Movement to Liberate Julian Assange, with John Shipton (mintpressnews.com)

A New Third Party Just Launched – It’s The Same Washington Rot With A Different Name (mintpressnews.com)

Whitney Webb, Author at Unlimited Hangout

Top Recruits Refuse to Work for Google or Amazon Over Involvement in Israeli War Crimes (mintpressnews.com)

THE NYMPHS 

Another band I was really into were The Nymphs, it felt like Inger Lorre was a real kindred spirit, we were both into the same kinda vibes. And hats. and feathers.