The Casual Terrorist

Songs to make you feel sad and think about death and stuff.

This is my journey

New songs!

Hiya,

I’ve got a few new songs. So, i’m going to record them this week and then put them up somewhere on the interweb for your listening (dis)pleasure!

I’d like to release a tape again, so maybe i’ll put them on a tape or something and release it within the next few months….

Keep checking back!

Cj x

Thanks, pets!

Thanks to everybody who came to see me and JC at one of our shows last week!

We had a really fun time, and plans are afoot for us to tour again in August.

So keep your eyes peeled for more details. Although, don’t really peel your eyes, that’d just be rank…..

Gan canny pets.

Casual Terrorist/Winona Forever mini UK tour!

Me and my evil twin JC (Winona Forever) are gonna be playing some shows together in the next couple of weeks!

Come along!

20th March – Rutland Arms, Sheffield

22nd March – Ryans Bar, Stoke Newington, London

23rd March – Cafe Project, Cambridge

27th March – Kings Manor, Newcastle

Myspace is dead! Long live Bandcamp!

If you’re in a band, or your a singer, and you use MySpace, then chances are you’ve come to the realisation that its turned into a pile of stinking shite. Yep, MySpace seems to have committed commercial suicide, and made itself so annoying, and so difficult to use, that the majority of it’s users are jumping ship.

I am one of them. I am floating with the fishes and enjoying it.

If you’d like to listen to my songs then please check out my Bandcamp page. Bandcamp kicks MySpace’s arse in all kindsa ways. Go to; thecasualterrorist.bandcamp.com . You can listen to the whole of my last two albums, download free songs, download whole albums, buy c.ds, tapes and shirts, as well as check out my upcoming shows.

For the record, I still have my MySpace page. Not so much cause I wanna keep it just for the crack an that, but because I really can’t figure out how to delete it. Rupert Murdoch, you suck.

I am not dead.

Gadzooks! A new post! Yes, I’m not dead. I’m just very bad at updating this blog.

But from now, I promise I will maybe try to sorta update it now and again (hopefully).

Burn the Borders! Freedom for the Vincennes 10!

January 25th, 26th and 27th 2010: trial of the revolt that set the detention centre of Vincennes on fire. Action Week, January 16th to 24th 2010.

The revolt, which led to the fire that destroyed the largest prison for foreigners in France, is a concrete and historical response to the existence of detention centres and to the whole of the policy of control of the migratory flows.

On January 25th, 26th and 27th, ten persons will be tried for this revolt by the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris (a court which tries misdemeanours).

Our solidarity has to be at the height of the stake: the acquittal of the accused and beyond that, freedom of movement and installation.

The largest detention centre in France burnt on June 22nd 2008. From June 2008 to June 2009, some ten former detainees have been arrested and imprisoned – most of them for nearly one year – in preventive jail. They are charged with “damage”, “voluntary destruction of the buildings of the Vincennes administrative detention centre”, and/or “aggression in band against a police officer, without causing an incapacity of work for more than eight days”.

Movements of protest of the locked up sans-papiers have taken place ceaselessly during the six months before the fire. Hunger strikes, beginnings of fires, refusing to be counted, and individual or collective oppositions followed each other during this period. Outside, demonstrations and actions exposed the very existence of these centres and support the revolts.

On June 21st 2008, Salem Souli died in his room after he had asked in vain for medical care. The next day the detainees organized a march in his memory, which was violently repressed. A collective revolt followed and the detention centre was reduced to ashes.

A trial for the example

To prevent this type of revolt from spreading, the State must strike hard, it has to find culprits. Ten persons were arrested to serve as examples. We do not care whether they are “culprit” or “innocent”. By the punishment of these persons, the State wishes to make disappear revolts, denials of submission, and acts of resistance from the part of those who are, or will be in the future, between the walls of these centres. The Vincennes revolt is not isolated. Wherever are detention centres, revolts will spring up, fires will start, flights, hunger strikes, mutinies, and destructions will take place. It has been so in France (centres were burnt in Nantes, Bordeaux, and Toulouse), and in many European countries (Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain) or in countries to which border control is outsourced such as Turkey and Libya.

The fire at the Vincennes detention centre is not only a symbol: as an immediate consequence of the disappearance of its capacity for 280 people, rounding up and deportations greatly decreased in the Paris region during the following period. Concretely, arrests were avoided by the thousands. This act of the detainees has put out of order for a while the deportation machine.

ACQUIT ALL THE ACCUSED
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT AND INSTALLATION
CLOSE THE DETENTION CENTRES
NO PAPERS AT ALL
ACTION WEEK JANUARY 16TH TO 24TH 2010

info from www.wombles.org.uk