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Oct 1

If you like the Clash and revolution, check out this podcast called A Riot of My Own: The Clash

Clampdown - The Clash

1-2-3-4!
Hey, hey!
Ooh!
the kingdom is ransacked
the jewels all taken back
and the chopper descends
they’re hidden in the back
with a message on a half-baked tape
with the spool going round
saying im back here in this place
and i could cry
and there’s smoke you could click on

What are we gonna do now?
Taking off his turban, they said, is this man a Jew?
Cos working for the clampdown
They put up a poster saying we earn more than you!
When we’re working for the clampdown
We will teach our twisted speech
To the young believers
We will train our blue-eyed men
To be young believers

The judge said five to ten but I say double that again
I’m not working for the clampdown
No man born with a living soul
Can be working for the clampdown
Kick over the wall ‘cause government’s to fall
How can you refuse it?
Let fury have the hour, anger can be power
D’you know that you can use it?

The voices in your head are calling
Stop wasting your time, there’s nothing coming
Only a fool would think someone could save you
The men at the factory are old and cunning
You don’t owe nothing, so boy get runnin’
It’s the best years of your life they want to steal

But, you grow up and you calm down and
You’re working for the clampdown
You start wearing the blue and brown and
You’re working for the clampdown
So you got someone to boss around
It makes you feel big now
You drift until you brutalize
You made your first kill now

In these days of evil presidentes
Working for the clampdown
But lately one or two has fully paid their due
For working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!
Working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!
Working for the clampdown

Yeah Im working hard in Harrisburg
Working hard in Petersburg 
Working for the clampdown
Working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong
Begging to be melted down
Gitalong, gitalong
Work
Work 
And I give away no secrets ha!
Work
More work
Work
Work


Feb 13
peak-society:

“The older gentleman being attacked by the riot cop is Manolis Glezos, hero of the WWII Greek resistance against the Nazis. On May 30th, 1941, Mr. Glezos personally climbed the Acropolis and tore down the swastika flag.”

Fighting fascism from day one
As the poet once said, “a working class hero is something to be”  

peak-society:

The older gentleman being attacked by the riot cop is Manolis Glezos, hero of the WWII Greek resistance against the Nazis. On May 30th, 1941, Mr. Glezos personally climbed the Acropolis and tore down the swastika flag.”

Fighting fascism from day one

As the poet once said, “a working class hero is something to be”  

(via mostmodernist)


As violence becomes worse in Syria, more soldiers are defecting from the army.
Al Jazeera’s Jane Ferguson reports.


Jan 13

Jan 2

Nov 19
Egypt: protesters and police clash in Tahrir Square – in pictures
Violence returns to central Cairo after government security forces open fire on thousands of protesters demonstrating against the military junta

Egypt: protesters and police clash in Tahrir Square – in pictures

Violence returns to central Cairo after government security forces open fire on thousands of protesters demonstrating against the military junta