Friday

SELF PORTRAIT




ANGRY

This is how I'm feeling today. If you bug me on Twitter or Facebook, I might explain, or you might just get an online equivalent to a kick in the nuts.



Yeah, fuck off.

Wednesday

TENTACLES



Tuesday

POLICE BRUTALITY IN MOROCCO



These shocking scenes come from the Moroccan port of Sidi Ifni: in June there was a demonstration there by local youths against high levels of unemployment in the town. The protests were further inflamed by reports of police brutality earlier in the year, and led to a violent confrontation between the demonstrators and the police. In the last few days, violence has flared up again. Basically, the town has been marginalised since its independence from the Spanish in 1969, with recent controversy sparked by the creation of a new port, almost exclusively staffed and fished by non-local fishermen. This has caused widespread resentment in an area already considerably impoverished by lack of interest and development from the Moroccan government. Allegations of police brutality, including destruction of property, sexual assault against members of the public, vicious beatings and numerous false arrests abound.

These incidents have been largely unreported by the mainstream western media, although Al Jazeera have covered it. This kind of state-enforced police action does nothing but inflame the tensions felt by an angry, increasingly radicalised youth. By not punishing the officers involved, Morocco risks further mob retaliation: a worrying trend in a country that is keen to maintain good relations with western states, and relies to some degree on its' tourist economy. One can only hope that the Moroccan authorities are able to address both the unacceptable police action, and the widespread economic hardship faced by the youth of Sidi Ifni, and Morocco at large.





Monday

KEYSOUND / BLACKDOWN / DUSK - MARGINS MUSIC



Blackdown is perhaps the most serious and intelligent commentator on grime, dubstep and the like. I read his blog most days, and his deep passion for the scene and commitment to its' intelligent evolution is evident in every post. Now he's teamed up with Keysound films and Dusk to produce a kind of love letter to London's music scene. Here it is - in all its' awesome-ness:


Keysound Video presents... Dusk + Blackdown: Margins Music from Keysoundrecordings on Vimeo.

Thanks to Ema J for the link.

Wednesday

BRAND NEW WEAPONS

Hail, Weaponeers!

It's that time again. Weaponizer has been scouring the interweb for new writers, poking our extant writers with sticks, and generally making a racket. Now it's time for you to witness the fruits of our labours. Here goes.

MAIN FEATURE

PROFISEE: HOLDING DOWN THE FUTURE
He was one of the legendary Scotland Yard MCs, the frontman of Great Ezcape, has collaborated with Hexstatic and rhymed with the Black Eyed Peas. Now, Profisee tells Weaponizer about his new EP, What The Future Holds.
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Dubstep, punk, techno and hip-hop distilled into a psychedelic brew of beats and words: DOUBLE HELIX offer up a promo mix for their debut album Future Proof. The full album is available from Audiodacity as a free, high-quality download, or as DJ-quality .wav files.




Dejine.rec present a compilation mixed by Asthmatic Astronaut, featuring the sounds of Burning Bright, Underling, 1SP and more!

ALL DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE HERE:
www.weaponizer.co.uk/download.php









FICTION & FLASH

BANANAS by Citrus Creed
Fruit is good for you, right? Right? RIGHT? Citrus Creed disturbs.
Imagine you love bananas. Maybe you already do, but imagine you loved them even more, like they were the best thing ever.
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WELCOMED WITH BROKEN ARMS by Elle Matheuse
Ready for Elle to flip you out again?
The generous, loving, wise and respected purveyor of snacks and sympathy that is Lesley isn’t always available for impromptu visits…
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THE UNWANTED COMPANION
by Elle Mathuese
… and she does it again! Elle confronts an unwelcome guest.
You come into my life uninvited and start dictating what I can and can’t do - who the fuck are you?
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RESURRECTION by Richard Fannon
Another new writer, with a tale from beyond the grave.
To her, I was a living, breathing proof that God existed, but, at the same time, it wasn’t quite the God she believed in…
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THE BATTLE OF '87 by Stephen Diggs Jr.
Pure comic-book craziness from another new Weaponeer.
Cerdo is pig in Spanish and magnifico is magnificent, and he was the worst superhero ever to have ever been born.
Read More…

... and finally, not content with writing two Flash pieces this month, Elle's also got another column to share with you: just don't mention political correctness! Read The Death of Reason!


Monday

DOUBLE HELIX - FUTURE PROOF BUMPED BY WARREN ELLIS






Double Helix is my band with Sola Perplexus, a long-time friend and electronic battle weapon producer also based in Edinburgh. Over the last few years, we have assembled an album called 'Future Proof.' We unleashed it today on the members of the Whitechapel Forum, and to our great delight, they seemed to quite like it!

Major, major thanks to Warren and Ariana for getting this to so many people's attention. Double Helix are forever in your gratitude. We owe you a free show, or something similar (or larger). Warren even posted this to his Bad Signal column. I am officially blown away.

There's an album promo mix coming from Sola Perplexus on Weaponizer this week, and the full album, which is free to download, is avilable from Saturday at Audiodacity.

If you're local, come down to Luna (formerly Ego) on Saturday for Volume vs. Obscene. We're playing at 12.45pm and giving away CDs.

Internet - we love you.

- /double helix

Tuesday

COFFEE CONNECTION




Poetry website Coffee Connection just published one of my poems, The Replacements. The site seems to have a lot of quality stuff on it at first glance, including some Benjamin Zephaniah. Check it out... It also has an open submission policy, so is a great place for poets to share their new work.

Friday

GET WONKA'D






Thanks to stombridge on Twitter for the link.

LARGE HADRON RAP




Unashamedly stolen from Boing Boing, you just have to see this... According to Cory Doctorow: "...if this thing causes the universe to wink out of existence, it'll have been worth it."

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