libcom.org benefit - New Cross Inn - Friday 22nd December

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Dec 17 2006 17:18
libcom.org benefit - New Cross Inn - Friday 22nd December

lead pipe presents:

'INSUFFICENT FUNDS'

a benefit for libcom.org

@ New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, SE14

Friday 22nd December, 8pm - 2am, £3 on the door.

featuring:

Headjam

The Walk Off

The Pins

DJ's: Billy The Kid (Unsound), Mark K (Special Needs Disco), Rob Stow, DJ Roo

...a night of ska, punk, and digital sounds.

For more details check www.leadpipe.co.uk

Nearest tubes/BR: New Cross & New Cross Gate

Buses: 436, 453, 171, 172, 177, 53, 21, 36, 343...

Caiman del Barrio
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Dec 18 2006 17:20

Tommy Ascaso the timing of this is awful. New Cross will be utterly devoid of students. If you'd held it 2 weeks earlier or later, we'd have been able to convince 1/2 of Goldsmiths to come by telling them it was electroclash etc etc. As it is, I can't even make it myself.

Looks like you're losing that bet with Jack then. wink

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Dec 18 2006 18:27

Actually quite a few students have been going to that New Cross Inn shit...although I'd never go myself. OK, well I guess the proof's in the pudding. I still think that the Friday before Christmas is gonna be a struggle though.

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Dec 19 2006 00:14

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Dec 19 2006 00:29

Sorry but grin

ftony
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Dec 19 2006 10:33

bloody crusties roll eyes wink

alas i'll be back in the wilds of the west midlands with my folks by then, but have a good'un.

raw
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Dec 19 2006 17:39

This is so fucking ironic huh? :-0)

First Amazon then ripping money off hardworking squatters!

Sought out yer politics you fucking anarcho-office bootlick cunts!

--> laughing heavily

Raw

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Dec 19 2006 21:27

i think the "no blaggers" should be replaced with "no riff-raff"

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Dec 19 2006 22:10

I'll be honest here Tommy Ascaso- I think you should use raw's flyer.

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Dec 19 2006 22:14

but spell the url right wink

Caiman del Barrio
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Dec 19 2006 22:25
dara wrote:
i think the "no blaggers" should be replaced with "no riff-raff"

I don't, you can't read half the text.

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Dec 19 2006 23:52

regardless of the gentle "tragedy gold" flyer above, this event does highlight some serious confusion currently prevailing within the libcom owners camp.

If the only way libcom can financially support itself (and keep itself operational) is by employing the services of a notoriously anti-union, anti-workplace organising multinational like Amazon, or tragically and farcically a bunch of crusty hippy squat lifestyle punks then I think a serious reassessment is needed.

Posting up an endless string of strike news culled from the BBC website and/or edited down fragments of political history from across cyberspace does not make you a political entity. Your politics should be defined not by just what you add to your library but how you choose to function as a political enterprise.

If Libcom is supposed to be a class struggle based operation committed to work place struggles then it should engage on that premise when seeking to fund itself.

It seems a little odd and unconvincing that a bunch of squatter punks whose circled a lifestyle we ridicule and regularly hold in contempt should be underpinning the very existence of this website.

This isn't to criticise Tommy Ascaso and his squatter mates, it is though bleeding the irony a little dry when the only time libcom do something in the real world its due solely to the abilities of those they claim to despise.

Are the libcom boys going to be doing the door for this event because I would happily pay the entrance fee to watch them engage with the headjam fanbase (one of whom adorns the "tragedy gold" flyer above).

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Dec 20 2006 04:17

Tommy Ascaso

Soz I can't make this - already have two possible commitments that night that clash as it is..Also, as Alan says, the timing isn't great cos by Fri lots of peeps - even if they are not students - for example, Joseph - will have left to visit relos..

Good luck with it tho and hopefully you will do another.. like both flyers but have to say that, yeah, the caffeinated ones version DOES have the edge.. tongue

Love

LW X

PS Hope to meet you sometime boy - you are the only Admin I have yet to meet - have even met Ed and he is pretty damn elusive.. neutral

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Dec 22 2006 23:00
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If the only way libcom can financially support itself (and keep itself operational) is by employing the services of a notoriously anti-union, anti-workplace organising multinational like Amazon

Or maybe it's a part of an entire critique of capitalism in which rejects the liberal stench of "ethical" companies and understands that the very root of exploitation lies in capitalism itself, not a company's specific ideology. I at least gave you the credit of realising this. I mean, you are a revolutionary right?

I don't really think anyone at Libcom gave a flying fuck what Mr Amazon (does he exist?) thinks about the nice little cosy reformist union in the office down the corridor. They simply saw it as an opportunity to exploit a contradiction in capital: that they can glean some of Amazon's profits off them by twisting the rules a little.

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Posting up an endless string of strike news culled from the BBC website and/or edited down fragments of political history from across cyberspace does not make you a political entity.

Why not? You certainly consider the forums worth your time. And Raw seems to be very concerned with telling us just how unconcerned he is about here. It's kinda funny really...for all the (ex-)WOMRADES' rhetoric about "the real world off the internet", you sure as fuck spend a lot of time on here. Honestly, what are you hoping to achieve here, if this is such a lame resources?

PS - your depiction of Libcom is really unfair and you know it. You seen the coverage of the anti-CPE movement, to name just one example?

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Your politics should be defined not by just what you add to your library but how you choose to function as a political enterprise.

Why?

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If Libcom is supposed to be a class struggle based operation committed to work place struggles then it should engage on that premise when seeking to fund itself.

What a stinking pile of fetal-positioned, combat jeaned, DM booted balls. Seriously...you're coming over like a Liberal Democrat, except instead of fucking a Romanian pop singer you appear to be fucking a handwringingly moralistic sub-Green Party ideologue. Or maybe you aren't, and that's the problem.

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It seems a little odd and unconvincing that a bunch of squatter punks whose circled a lifestyle we ridicule and regularly hold in contempt should be underpinning the very existence of this website.

Who are Headjam? I stay away from that kinda scene...hardcore punk's so much better than anarcho-punk.

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Are the libcom boys going to be doing the door for this event because I would happily pay the entrance fee to watch them engage with the headjam fanbase (one of whom adorns the "tragedy gold" flyer above).

I'm not sure, perhaps the Libcom boys (and girl, you big fat sexist pigdog) are down there now? Or more likely, they're all at home cos their social lives are a little...lacking. Especially Jack.

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Dec 23 2006 11:27

Alan: 2909 posts
Coffeemachine: 159 posts
Raw: 300+ (over three years)

I use the internet for my work and spend no more than 5 mins on libcom as there is not much of interest apart from the PHD carrying armchair revolutionaries and anarcho-office boy bootlicks.

If you really want to know how we suggest to interact within the realworld and communicate with tens of thousands of working class people in London then watch out in 2007 for a massive new initiative we are launching - and its not an "another action".

raw

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Dec 23 2006 11:57

if you're planning to "communicate with tens of thousands of working class people in London" may i suggest you don't start by addressing them as "anarcho-office boy bootlicks". unless of course you're talking about real proletarians with blue overalls and dirty faces and bosses with top hats and monocles ... roll eyes

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Dec 23 2006 14:56
Raw wrote:
Raw: 300+ (over three years)

Raw, have you compared our post counts recently? And I'm an admin! Seriously mate, if you hate school so much you should at least turn up less than the students!

wink

raw
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Dec 23 2006 15:08

Watchout ed, with an attendance like yours you might get the sack!

smile

raw

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Dec 23 2006 15:23

Sorry mate, but since when did you give a shit about an anarcho-office bootlick cunt?

raw
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Dec 23 2006 16:04
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Sorry mate, but since when did you give a shit about an anarcho-office bootlick cunt?

Well if you get the sack then your officially a worker in struggle and closer to the proletarian entity that I'm immersed in. Oww eh

raw

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Dec 23 2006 19:57

But until then I'm still an anarcho-office bootlick cunt?

raw
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Dec 23 2006 23:46

Ed, relax - we're on Libcom - its the place we come to slag each other off, make childish remarks, stir shit and relieve the days stress.

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Dec 27 2006 17:31

hey, just a shot in the dark here, but anyone in the inn maybe a month and a half ago, there was this mostly instromental band and on the screen behind them they had this video of these two dogs playing in a feild. It was mesmorizing. Anyone know the name of the band.
thanks