Archive for the ‘psuedo-alternative culture’ Category

I read this in the israelnationalnews: ‘Hitler Youth Hairdo’ -Silly Fashion Statement or anti-Semitism? Is it a sign of a burgeoning anti-Semitic movement – or a silly fashion statement? Some Jewish community officials, who did not wish to be named in order not to “fan any flames,” as one put it in an interview, have […]

I hate Spiked and its politics, but I have to admit enjoying some of their skewering of the platitudes of the anti-capitalist movement. This article, by Tim Black, takes up the themes I have explored here, here and here. For nearly four years now, any anti-something-or-other demonstration worth its pseudo-revolutionary salt just wouldn’t be complete […]

From Elder of Ziyon: Last PalArab keffiyeh manufacturer stays afloat by selling to Western anti-Zionists From AFP: Joudeh Hirbawi is not sure why young Palestinians do not want to wear the iconic black-and-white keffiyeh scarves his factory makes. But he has found another way to stay afloat. Instead of selling to a dwindling local market of old men […]

This story gave me a chuckle:  Anonymous, the hacker group, has jostled with the Iranian government and the Church of Scientology and has briefly shut down the Web sites of Visa, MasterCard and other global corporations. When members appear in public to protest censorship and what they view as corruption, they don a plastic mask […]

Indymedia UK


The Geniza blog designed to save Indymedia UK from antisemitism has a recent update on the end of Indymedia UK, on the further unravelling of Gilad Atzmon, and on the exposure of Israel Shamir. 

From a post by Owen Jones: Radical ideas, moderate words. Lefties often think that, if you’re pushing really radical policies, the language you use has to be equally radical. If it’s not, it’s almost seen as betraying your left-wing beliefs. But you can promote ideas with moderate language without diluting their radicalism. People who don’t […]

I’ve only just discovered, via The Roar of the Masses, the fascinating blog Who Makes The Nazis?, exploring the world of “”countercultural fascism”, which is a relative of the sort of “autonomous nationalism” I’ve beeen documenting on this blog. Among the interesting posts are Admit You’re Shit by Morbid Symptoms, about John ‘Weeny’ Cato and “the vexed question […]

Following, for reasons too complicated to explain, a series of links, I ended up at a fairly unsavoury Canadian website, Blazing Catfur, which has a hyperbolic post on a liberal Canadian anti-racist campaign. Anyway, the blogger noticed that “Let’s Eliminate Racism in Edmonton” has a rather interesting logo. The blogger adds, “Is that a Kafeiya the […]

///Kristallnacht in Covent Garden: Is this stretching an analogy a little too far? ///On John Lydon and Israel: Julie Burchill “Johnny’s not the Rotten one“. (Some background.) ///On the Olympia food co-op and Israel: 1, 2. ///Alternative Christian festival-going hippy types: Greenbelt: from Bible-bashing to Israel-bashing

On the Woodcraft Folk: Airforce Amazons, Francis Sedgemore.