Saturday, 22 October 2011


The western powers are braying about what a wonderful day it is in Libya's history, now that Colonel Gaddhafi is dead. Obama, Harper, Cameron of the U.K., all have something positive to say about the evil dictator's downfall. Now is the time for freedom and democracy! Hooray for everyone! Maybe perhaps, someone more amenable to western oil interests will be installed. Maybe the Libyans will experience the same freedoms that the Iraqi and Afghani people are truly enjoying!
   When the leaders of the most rapacious imperialist powers in the world start crowing about "liberation", it's time to rethink. When the "freedom fighters" have been put into power with the help of these same exploiters, who really wins? There's no doubt that Gaddhafi was a brutal leader. But Harper, Obama, etc., support many leaders around the world no less brutal than he was. Gaddhafi's army was supplied and trained by the British. One of the first things the "rebels" said as they were fighting, is that oil production will not be disturbed. Oil. Not freedom, democracy, and all that other illusory bullshit. Fucking oil. Here is a brief, but illuminating editorial from the Eurasia Review:
Many good points are brought up. Good day.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


So it's official. The cops are now not only allowed to taser children, in some cases they may be required to. At least their internal investigation says so.
    For those who don't know, there was an incident last April at a group home in Vancouver, where a deaf 11 year old armed with a knife was involved in a stand-off with the police. After 40 minutes of trying to get him to put down the knife, they decided to taser him. So I'm expected to believe that the police department, with their vast resources and supposed skills, couldn't at least find someone who had the ability to deal with troubled youth? I'm supposed to accept that 40 minutes was the time limit? I'm supposed to accept that some fucking cops, most of whom are large men, couldn't find any other way of handling a situation involving a child armed with a knife? Who was served and who was protected by this action? Do you feel any safer? And what are the repercussions for the child in all of this? Fucking pathetic. Imagine a world where the police were actually there to help the public, and not threaten them in order to "maintain order."
Now watch this.
Thank you.

Monday, 17 October 2011


Despite the recent "Occupy this, occupy that" movement ultimately being an exercise in feelgood liberalism, it's a good opportunity for people to learn about how the world is really run, and to understand how far the "democratic" powers that be will let things go. Also, they will find out the hard way whose side the police are really on. Undoubtedly there are millions of people in the third world thinking, "It's about fucking time". This is in no way a coherent movement with real identifiable goals, but it's a good starting point. Chairman Bob Avakian of the RCP gets it right when he describes the capitalist/imperialists as "fouler, more monstrous criminals than mythology has ever invented or jails ever held". They will let nothing get in the way of their profits, and this little exercise of letting some people vent about the system is just so they can show us all how democratic they are. If they don't let millions dying of malnutrition, preventable diseases, and war get in the way of money, then why would they listen to anyone else? There is only one way that they will be brought down, and it won't be by singing songs and holding hands.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


So here it is. This is what we have in lieu of a website. It'll have to do.
  To begin with, I want to say thank you to every former member of AK-47, and there have been many. We're on our 4th drummer, 5th bass player, 2nd lead guitarist, and me (Tony). I guess that's what happens when you've been around since 1997. This genre of music moves me like no other, to this day. I love hip-hop, reggae, dub, and many others, but nothing inspires me like hardcore/punk rock. And so, for better or for worse, AK goes on. I am fortunate to be playing with Mr. Jamie Willis on drums, and am excited to have Joe and Kent (former Goatboy members from back in the day) playing in the band. We have several new songs on the go, but will not be show ready for a little while. Our main focus will still be all ages, but we are not totally closed to the odd bar show. The music will be what you expect. If you already like us, you will continue to do so, and if you don't, you won't. Don't worry about it. We are still here. Thank you.