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new media

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Btw. Mildly incredible scene yesterday. Cops guarding the gates of university, as rumor was everyone was headed there. I went past to slip out to buy some cigarettes. One cop to another as I pass: “Check the twitter feed on the iPhone. Are they coming or not?”

New world, eh?

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December 1, 2010 at 12:46 pm

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plague of absences

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Hmmm… Just occurs to me: where the fuck is Slavoj Zizek? He works (“works”) in a building directly between two of the most important student occupations.

Healthy generational transfer occurring. I guess he doesn’t feel a talk on Despicable Me would really work in this context. You know, I think he’s right.

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December 1, 2010 at 12:14 pm

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false flag

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Jesus. Someone just hacked their twitter / wordpress accounts to say bailiffs had entered. They hadn’t. But in the interim I was split between grabbing a taxi back down there (at 2 AM) and throwing myself off the balcony.

Xmas tree tomorrow for sure. Hopefully not a coronary, which I nearly had tonight, just now.

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December 1, 2010 at 4:09 am

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aaron porter is an enormous fucking asshole

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Hey you know, they’re right. Just watched a repeat of the BBC London News tonight (I made a cameo appearance standing outside my office and talking about, um, blogs and “social media” and such in relation to the occupation for about 15 seconds and hadn’t seen it till now.) But yeah, what the students say is just so: Aaron Porter is an enormous fucking asshole.

There are lots of secondary goals at play here. One of them might be preventing that dipshit from attaining the cabinet position he so clearly desires.

Occupation brilliant today, more brilliant everyday. Going to order them an Xmas tree in the hopes that, you know, they’re there to unwrap presents. I’ll be with them if they do. Bought them dinner (er, food) at Sainsburys but should have stayed around to eat it. Best money I’ve ever spent. Off to Xbridge for a talk to the occupation tomorrow. My my my my days are suddenly busy and… good.

UPDATE: Ooops forgot to say that this is the ultimate reason why I – and they – am / are fucked off with him. I’ll be up there tomorrow providing not legal advice, as I can’t, but whatever advice I can.

ANOTHER UPDATE: By the way, I tell you this stuff about what I’m doing not to “up” myself (actually couldn’t care less at the moment) but to encourage you to do the same at the place where you work… Trust me, you’ll feel better about your life if you do.

YET ANOTHER: Here’s the video that provoked that post. Starts at 4:10. The utter cowardice comes when he talks about breaking the route etc. Students did what they did because the police broke their promise to allow a peaceful demonstration. Peaceful protest is now effectively illegal in Britain. He is a coward, and I’ll do whatever I can to keep him out of that cabinet position that he’s clearly (wet) dreaming about.

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December 1, 2010 at 2:29 am

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