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At Radical Archives: Ron Asheton on New Order and Rock’n’Roll Nazi Chic

Jazz jihad


This article, by Brian Chasnoff, is the the San Antonio Express-News: Kory Cook, music director at KRTU-FM Jazz for San Antonio, said the radio station at Trinity University just “dodged a bullet,” but it’s probably more accurate to say it dodged a “quenelle.” The hand gesture, widely seen as a reverse Nazi salute, is familiar to […]

Continuing the Greece/fascism theme, here’s Max Fischer on “Pogrom Punk: The Greek neo-Nazi rock bands boosting Golden Dawn’s rise“. Golden Dawn members sing the national anthem in Thessaloniki (SAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP/Getty) The Guardian’s Marla Margaronis begins her deep, and deeply disturbing, article on the rise of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn with an interesting detail. The movement’s favorite […]

From History is Made at Night: Looking forward to Friday’s Praxis records party in London, all aboard the MS Stubnitz boat (facebook events details here) . Praxis released its first records in November 1992, and twenty years later is still going strong. Started by Christoph Fringeli in South London, and associated in the mid-1990s with the famous Brixton Dead by Dawnparties, it […]

Cross-posted from BobFromBrockley At the start of the year, I wrote a post on nations, states and the one-state solution, which ended with an invocation of John Lennon’s “Imagine”. It was pretentious, self-dramatising and exaggerated to talk about a “defining moment” in the way I did, and I cringe to re-read that final paragraph of the post. […]

Three more or less unrelated items. Slovenian philosopher: “Antisemitism is alive and kicking in Europe” Saturday, June 25 2011|Mairav Zonszein: On Friday evening, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek gave a lecture in a bookstore in Central Tel Aviv teeming with familiar faces of leftwing activists. It was hosted by Udi Aloni, an Israeli-American artist and BDS activist, […]



Talking of Jello Biafra in Tel Aviv, here’s Mick Jones and Big Audio Dynamite in NYC, rocking the casbah. “Happy Pay-sack.” Mick Jones’s opening greeting at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, reliably delivered in his South London brogue, won roars of approval from the assembled crowd, many of whom were skipping the second Passover seder to […]

Jello Biafra


Prestor June 9, 2011 08:39 PM Jello Biafra bucks boycott NEW JEWISH RESISTANCE: Jello Biafra, legendary lead singer of the Dead Kennadys, is refusing to cancel a scheduled gig in Tel Aviv, instead offering to “debate” the issue with sanctions advocates.[…]

Or, rather, Paul Stott does: Upstart Clothing – Blaggers ITA Shirts This blog has rarely covered fashion, but a plug for Upstart Clothing in Leeds is long overdue. Above is their Blaggers ITA t shirt, and you can view the full range of everything from boots to coats either at the Leeds Corn Exchange or on-line. […]

Two great posts at John Eden’s fantastic Uncarved Blog. Colonel Gaddafi’s Kentucky Fried Britain On the 1986 occupation of Gaddafi’s London HQ. An extract: Hopefully Gaddafi will be gone by the time this post goes live. I certainly won’t miss him, but I will grudgingly admit that he brought a certain erratic charm to international politics. […]