May 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm #1239900Pike Tom UsParticipant
all the cuts. but tomorrow one in specific.. to highlight the 43% cut in NHS Primary Care Trust funding for HIV prevention services in London. We will Occupy. Resist and then transform.. PM me for details.May 28, 2011 at 8:25 am #1239904
why make it a thing about being queer though? We need all the help we can get fighting the cuts, surely just “resistance” would be better?May 28, 2011 at 8:33 am #1239902p0lyParticipant
i started playing mafia 2 the other day and i think it’s wank.May 28, 2011 at 9:54 am #1239885Anonymous
@Moonie 437104 wrote:
why make it a thing about being queer though? We need all the help we can get fighting the cuts, surely just “resistance” would be better?
because its made up of people largely from the gay community? people like to identifyMay 28, 2011 at 10:24 am #1239901Pike Tom UsParticipant
@extraslim 437106 wrote:
because its made up of people largely from the gay community? people like to identify
definatly! we are just a sub-group of UKuncut who like extra said, all identfiying LGBTMay 28, 2011 at 10:31 am #1239905
ah right I get it a bit more if you’re part of a bigger group, just always confuses me when groups who need as much support for their movement as they can get cut out half their audience by making it a gay/black/whatever thingMay 28, 2011 at 10:43 am #1239906
Not having a go by the way, I think it’s great what you’re doing, I just feel like there’s a point I’m missing.May 28, 2011 at 10:49 am #1239887
@Moonie 437112 wrote:
ah right I get it a bit more if you’re part of a bigger group, just always confuses me when groups who need as much support for their movement as they can get cut out half their audience by making it a gay/black/whatever thing
I think the wider and bleaker problem is that compared to 20 years ago (when I was doing such things) people have become more divided and judgmental even within so-called “activist” groups, so chaps like Pike Tom Us have to even fight their corner.
otherwise as you say they wouldn’t need to have the separate bit as it wasn’t needed 20 years ago as much.May 28, 2011 at 11:22 am #1239907
Fair enough, I see what you’re saying.May 28, 2011 at 11:27 am #1239888
It is a bit wierd even to someone of my generation because you’d have a group protesting cuts or what the govt was doing and those what were LGBT or ethnic minority would just be there and not have to justify their differences to the wider group.
that said things weren’t perfect back then either I remember in my teenage years how the trendy “anarchist” types weren’t initially as accepting of me as I was more a casual into dance music (forerunner of a chav) than a goth and I worked reasonably hard at school and part time job so I was one of “thatcho’s lackeys” to a extent..
also a lot of people latch on to protest as “dissent for dissent’s stake” but when it comes to true solidarity or hard work to get something genuinely alternative and off the ground they fall short..May 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm #1239889
@extraslim 436940 wrote:
What you up to?
Personally, no money and nothing to do even if I had it raaa:hopeless:
not much happening here either – even toyed with the idea of going to Sensitize but its £21 just to get to Yarmouth (which is fucking outrageous really) and the trains are stopped at Stowmarket tomorrow so its a sketchy bus journey back from there, and TBH all my friends have either moved away or dropped out of partying or live miles away and don’t go raves any more, and the thought of being on my own at a rave with everyone half my age no longer really appeals to me..May 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm #1239890
hmm, completely forgot about the beer festival raaa – and I’ve been good and not touched booze for a entire week as well 😉
will need to set off early though so I can get a parking space (they have a really smart idea, a big metal rail to park bikes against but this town is full of cyclists what like real ale)..
(note to self: fix rear light on second bike before setting out.. )May 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm #1239908mungo1972Participant
Bank Holidays mean nothing to me …..i work shifts so will be working through most of it …..its my days off that count 🙂 .
MungoMay 28, 2011 at 7:50 pm #1239891Tank GirlParticipant
For the first time in my working life this year I have been able to enjoy bank holidays!
so been working n my essay today = eyes are just about to fall out, watching the footie,
off to Cambridge tomorrow in the van for me mates 40th birthday party which looks like a giggleMay 28, 2011 at 8:06 pm #1239903MrHatParticipant
got wrecked last nite, hit a whitey before crashing into bed. thought i was gonnae be dying today but woke up with only a minor hangover which is now gone so Gonnae have a good ol smoke followed by a nice big munch oooooooooohhhh yeeeeeaaaahhhh
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