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About watermelonbloke

Policital / community activist (community, mutual aid, environment, animal rights, activist support, anti racism, anti corporate, anti cuts, things like that) In and out of context of above stuff: Green Party activist - on committee of north west regional party (note: This is NOT a party or party plugging blog. I have not been a candidate for 4 years and don't anticipate being one in at least the next 4) Musician - Plenty of of pro experience, mostly jazz and folk but rock / pop / soul etc all fine and groovy, just tell me the tune and I'd hope to be up and running on minimum fuss. Piano, accordian, vox. Teacher - about 16 years in schools, FE, Adult Ed, private tuition, workshops etc. Qualified in music but lots of random subjects done in supply.

The Rise of Privileged Victimhood. The Privelictims have spoken.

Originally posted on Van Rants:
In recent decades, we have seen the emergence of a new class of people.  A class which transcends the old working/middle/upper class divisions.  This new class consists of those who have actually had a very…

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Fascists routed in Liverpool: the end of National Action?

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Carers now being targeted by the DWP. 

Originally posted on The poor side of life:
Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the changes that are occurring in the DWP. It seems like a never ending turnstile of changes. I usually get alerted to the big…

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The ‘disabled’ are exempt from the benefit cap? Not even Severe Disablement Allowance exempts

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Housing “Subsidies”: A Lie And The Lapdogs Who Re-tell It.

One move mentioned as likely in this weeks budget is to make people pay more for social housing if their household income is above £30,000 (this can be quite a modest sum, especially if a joint income) It’s a nasty … Continue reading

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Work and be sanctioned. 

Originally posted on The poor side of life:
A few months ago I wrote about this but people are only just starting to pick up on it. Maybe it’s because the veil of secrecy that surrounds universal credit is being…

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How Easily The Fickle Rich Are Swayed, Russell Brand Puts Down His Pitchfork

Originally posted on the void:
It’s hardly surprising that Eddie Izzard, Alan Partridge and now even Russell Brand all want us to vote Labour.  They are the people the modern Labour Party represents after all.  Millionaires who feel a bit…

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