P.A.I.N have moved here
Ahoy you scurvy dogs!
FROM: The Propaganda and Information Network
Well, it’s been a long time since we last communicated with you, but true to our words the CAMP.A.I.N continues. We have not been eliminated although in many ways, we have been incarcerated regardless of our liberty. Many more of our friends have experienced the joys of her Majesty’s pleasure, ticking off the hours, and the days, months, years....O.U.C.H is dedicated to everyone who has been locked away for a victimless crime, or for thinking the wrong thing, or for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or for wearing the wrong clothing. Our sympathies go out to all who have been stitched up or who are wiling away on remand, waiting for the police to present a case or the judge to sober up.....
The justice system just keeps getting sicker.....crimes against property are punished as heavily as possible, thought crimes doubly so. Meanwhile, violent and abusive lunatics walk free after only a few years inside to continue their horrific behaviour.....No-one, who has experienced prison, has any doubt as to how the state works and that the control of the state is in all our lives, not just their own...no, it’s not reform or rehabilitation in any shape or form. It is brutal soul destroying punishment inherently ill in it’s sociology and use.....Good old Jack Straw’s latest reforms have made just about everyone we know not only a criminal, but also now a terrorist! While these laws are not being heavily implemented yet, you have to ask yourself why were they drafted in the first place? As we said, thought crime is a dangerous thing!
The lunacy of the drug war continues with thousands being locked up for altering their own consciousness, with a substance of little harm of which the state disapproves. Meanwhile alcohol and tobacco continue unabated destroying our health, while they benefit from its approval. But don’t get us wrong, we may agree that tobacco is bad for us and continue to freely choose to consume it regardless. But now that it is so bad for us, will we one day be locked up for a pack of twenty or possession of a carton? We could never justify tearing apart the family of the man who smoked a fag by casting him in prison, just as we can’t justify being locked up now for smoking a different drug, or just being of a different mind. The use of prison for such a trivial difference of opinion is an abomination and ugly slight on the understanding of man and his treatment of others.....Had the multinationals and Western powers controlled the prescribed substances, and hence made their profits, things would be different.....If Jack Straw’s family had owned a ganja plantation, it may well have been different..... But if things go as we plan, maybe his son’s family will and Euan Blair will be able to sleep on any street he likes, just like the rest of us.
To all our friends, who are currently languishing in chokey we send our very best wishes, and we hope to see you soon, when Our Universe Commences, at some mad bloody gathering, free and unruled.....
The battle rages on and we have no choice but to fight harder, because now we fight for all humanity, and indeed all life itself.
JOIN THE CAMP.A.I.N
MINISTER OF PROPAGANDA
FROM: The Propaganda and Information Network
The Propaganda and Information Network, a paramilitary band of terrorists and Chaos theory strategists, claim responsibility for this and all future demonstrations. We represent numerous disenfranchised causes and voices, some in contradiction with each other.
The Propaganda and Information Network will continue the struggle by any means necessary, until all of our demands have been met or we are all eliminated. Throughout history radicals have called for justice and equality, only to be beaten and bloodied by the lackeys of the state, imprisoned or bought by the ruling class. For twenty years this message has rung out accross the airwaves of the world a voice in a wilderness of static alone distorted, misunderstood. Time and again we have heard the wisdom of the mad fools raving the truth and rallied to their flags, awaiting the one last glorious push. We have waited in vain. They cannot save us.
As the politicians of the world speak in platitudes that tell us nothing of the state of affairs or the personal agendas so the rebels and anarchists we have gazed admiringly at have told us everything and changed nothing. With several notable exceptions they have all abused their positions at the first available opportunity. They rolled over and begged when His Masters Voice called. They are icons, no less product than the vinyl and the tape that ties them, worse they are virtually traitors to a man. Traitors.
There will be no time to synchronise watches when the moment comes. There can be many shots to start the race when we begin to strike back: What we are saying is that revolutions do not begin they climax. Are you waiting to be told when to strike back ? Why ? Do it now. Tin pot rebels have kept us waiting for decades too long. You cannot be led to freedom but it is only one small step to take it. You do not need permission from the government, us or anyone else.
There will be no New Age dawning come 2000 AD. No amount of incense or crystals will change the crystallisation of what has come to be called the New World Order. When the shout goes out many people will be disappointed to realise that Arthur, Jesus and David Koresh have not made it back to the party in time. Faith is the biggest sting of them all. Give it up. Doubt is far more reassuring.
The Propaganda and Information Network is not limited to those you will see operating at our demonstrations and actions. Like an iceberg most of it exists below the surface. It is an affiliation of like minded individuals with many concerns in common. It stretches across the borders and ideologies with equal ease. We all share the same P.A.I.N.
Time is growing short. Our enemies and treacherous allies have sold most hopes of our liberation to the highest bidder. Never before have we known such dark days for the Underground. It has been systematically looted and sabotaged to the paint of virtual collapse. What remains is obsessed with in-fighting and single issue agendas.
However as all good tacticians will know an enemy is at their most dangerous when cornered. There will be no surrender. Youth culture has thrown up many movements that have outlasted youth itself, but all have shown themselves to be ultimately bankrupt of anything other than an eye for fashion.
WHAT YOU CAN DO