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Mark Malone tweetz:

#8thref metaphor on the North Quays. A crass fundamentalist theocratic  hot mess gets towed away. Displays of lies, dishonesty & policies rooted in mysogyny have no place on our streets or on bodies. Get as many out and vote #Together4Yes  and let’s tow in a new future.

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A collection of original WW2 British propaganda posters currently accepting bids at David Lay Auctions. Most guide prices are between £30 and £200 but the one on the top left (£800 – £1000 guide) is the most valuable. To wit:

ABRAM GAMES 1914-1996 “Blonde Bombshell” WWII ATS Recruitment Poster Printed for HM Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd. 1941 73 x 48.5cm Note: When this poster was first issued, Games was criticised for making the design ‘too glamorous’ and it was withdrawn. Games went on to design the official stamp for the 1948 Olympic games and the emblem for the 1951 Festival of Britain.



A video uploaded at the weekend by North Korea’s official propaganda website, Uriminzokkiri, celebrating the future launch of a space shuttle via the Unha-3 long range ballistic rocket successfully tested last December.

Bonus WFTery includes the use of an instrumental ‘We Are The World’ soundtrack and scenes of the aftermath of a nuclear attack on a North American city, courtesy of repurposed imagery from Call of Duty.


Redditor gnarfox and his friends visited North Korea last month. Taking the approved government tour, they opened their minds to a ‘relentless stream of hyper-positive propaganda’ and made a film about it. Sez he:

Government minders picked us up at the airport and took us on what felt like the strangest four-day amusement park ride in the world. We arrived in the middle of Children’s Week. Young Pioneers (similar to Hitler Youth) from all over the country flooded into Pyongyang for several days of fantastical public rallies, all seemingly meant to bolster the personality cult of their new leader, 28 year old Kim Jong Un. Propaganda vans drive through the city blasting cheery slogans. People all over Pyongyang walk with purpose, but you can never figure out where they’re going. Most of the lights in the city go off at 11pm. They let you ride the Metro for one stop, but your fellow passengers may be actors. The rest of the Metro might not function. In short, nothing you see is verifiably real. It’s a Stalinist Disneyland on acid where everyone you meet smiles but the far-off fields are filled with elderly laborers snipping individual blades of grass with scissors.

Either that, or this is all just craven Western propaganda whose existence the Leader permits in order for capitalism to destroy itself from within.


YOU decide, etc.

Sinn Féin is to seek legal advice on whether the Government’s information campaign on the Fiscal Treaty Referendum is in breach of the McKenna judgement. That judgement, delivered in 1995, said the Government is not allowed to use public funds to advocate one side in a referendum campaign. The Government has already set up a website – Stabilitytreaty.ie – and has approved a booklet for delivery to every home in the country over the next week.


Sinn Féin Will Seek Legal Advice On legality Of The Government’s Fiscal Treaty Referendum Information Campaign (RTE)

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)


Phil’s people have been busy.

This would make us insurgents, right?

Surge In Household Charge Payments Predicted (RTE)

Surge In Payment Of Household Charge Expected (Fionnan Sheahan, Fiach Kelly and Lyndsey Telford, irish Independent)

Earlier: “Sullen, Peasant Discontent In The Finest Irish Tradition”