G20: According to Newscorpse // FN: Internet geeks steal my heart

Yanqui citizen (since 1985), champion of journalistic freedoms, and owner of Newscorpse Rupert Murdoch‘s most widely consumed Orstralian newspaper the Herald Sun has an ‘In-depth Report’ on the cowardly thugs who held Melbourne to ransom last November. It also contains reportage on unsuccessful attempts by citizens gathered outside of the Hyatt to have a word or two with some of the leading architects of global capital (de-)regulation gathered in corporate luxury within.


I don’t live this life for me
In Orstralia land so free
Everybody lazing in the sun
Nobody cares so let’s have fun

We got no problems, got no wars
And you don’t need your brain no more
No sir

Orstralia goes in once again
We must remember all our friends
And to make sure all the way
That we support the CIA

We got no problems, got no wars
And you don’t need your brain no more
No sir

Hang your washing on the line
It’s okay, the weather’s fine
Your hubby goes out, don’t commit no crime
He always gets to work on time

We got no problems, got no wars
And you don’t need your brain no more
No sir

You know you’re blah blah blah
In Orstralia
In your own backyard
In Orstralia
So come on, let’s have fun
In Orstralia

… in the land of the hope ‘n’ glory …

See also: Columbia Journalism Review corporate timeline (1910s–2004)

W. James Au has written a really entertaining account (Fighting the Front, January 15, 2007) of a political struggle against attempts by French fascists and members of the Front National to infiltrate the online world of Second Life. It’s fuckin’ hilarious: the FN’s virtual HQ was attacked by good ol’ Thomas the Tank Engine, among others, and “One enterprising insurrectionist created a pig grenade, fixed it to a flying saucer, and sent several whirling into Front National headquarters, where they’d explode in a starburst of porcine shrapnel”! Ha ha ha! The fascist wankers were eventually forced to flee their HQ, and have since set up shop in another quarter (see below).

See also : Exploding pigs and volleys of gunfire as Le Pen opens HQ in virtual world, Oliver Burkeman in Porcupine, The Guardian, January 20, 2007 — note that ‘The Guardian‘s avatar… tracked down the Front National to Axel, another region in Second Life, where they had rebuilt their headquarters and were engaging a handful of opponents in relatively restrained debate. “Le Pen is the son of Hitler,” one protester ventured. “I know lots of people descended from immigrants who vote for the Front National because they’re not ashamed to be French,” a moronic Le Pen supporter countered, “and I think you’ll be surprised at how many people of an… immigrant background vote for Le Pen at the next election”.’ | Second Life bears political protest against right wing group, Mike Bantick, iTWire, January 21, 2007

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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5 Responses to G20: According to Newscorpse // FN: Internet geeks steal my heart

  1. anarchafairy says:

    hey, completely unrelated…but u shud update my blog on your blogroll to http://anarchafairy.wordpress.com/ cos I’m deleting the old one soon. 🙂

    I like your blog. It makes me laugh.

  2. @ndy says:

    Sweet. Will do.

    @ndy is my name: making fairies laugh and fascists cry is my game.


  3. Mick Reyfield says:

    If you were a true Anarchist, Andy, you would support my propositions.

  4. Robert says:

    I know @ndy is sexy, Mick, but propositioning him over the internet? That’s a bit forward, isn’t it?

  5. Dr. Cam says:

    Can’t blame him, really.

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