suburban shakedown

Prepare yourself for Saturday May 10th. At a currently undisclosed location in central Reading, ‘Suburban Shakedown’ will be hitting the ‘burbs where it hurts. The South-East’s premier house party will be hosting an eclectic mix of Drum’n’bass, House, Funk, Disco and a little bit of everything in between. With DJ sets from Rightee, J-Hob and the North of England’s very own Disco Liberation Front it’s an event not to be missed. MC Jarrison will be keeping the house in order and calling for the reloads. Boo! If you know where it is, your more than welcome to come…. if you don’t contact me – I might tell you.

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Help Save Amina Lawal

“The Nigerian supreme court has upheld the death sentence for Amina Lawal, who was condemned for the crime of adultery. She is to be buried up to her neck and stoned to death. Her death has been postponed for one month so that she can continue to nurse her baby. Amina’s case is being handled by the Spanish branch of Amnesty International, which is attempting to put together enough signatures to make the Nigerian government rescind the death sentence. (A similar campaign saved another Nigerian woman, Safiya, condemned in similar circumstances.) The petition has so far (as of April 7th) amassed over 4,100,000 signatures. It will only take you a few seconds to sign Amnesty’s online petition. Go to the web page enter your first name in the space marked ‘nombre’, last name (‘apellidos’), county/state (‘provincia’), and country from the drop down box – choose Reino Unido (UK), Estados Unidos (USA), or whichever is appropriate. Then click on ‘Seguir’ and go to the second page. There you have the option of entering your email address if you wish to receive follow up information. In any case, be sure to click on ‘aceptar’ to have your name added to the petition list. Please sign the petition now, then forward this message to everyone in
your address book.” – Thanks to JA for this.

Please do it now, it takes 30 seconds.


I know it’s not the biggest election in the world, but it’s 9.42pm and I just realised I should have gone to vote – the polling station shut at 9pm. I am really really annoyed. I’ve had a postal vote sat on the table for two weeks now too (but I didn’t trust that (George Monbiot appears to agree with me)

After everything I’ve written in the last year about politics, I’m angry with myself, hopefully it won’t make a difference but I am now amongst the majority (the non-voters)…