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UNITED KING-DUMB


2 December 2016

UNITED KING-DUMB


If it had been revealed by the Bank of England that the new British Five Pound note contained slices of cat or dog, the country would be in an uproar. But because we have been trained to accept the vicious slaughter of cows, sheep and pigs, the UK media can only make light of the use of tallow in the new British fiver because animal slaughter is thought to be outside of the human grasp and concern. However, whether you care about animals or not, the use of their sliced bodies in the new five pound note evokes a mood and a vibration that displays a gaping hole in human intelligence and in the human race as a compassionate idea. It also tells us that the Bank Of England has no understanding of doing anything in our time that revives the human image from basic savagery. If you feel that the use of animal flesh should not be a moral issue, then you should assert your conviction by donating your own body to the Bank Of England for decorative use in future five pound notes.

MORRISSEY
2 December 2016.

Australian Press For Morrissey


4 November 2016

Australian Press For Morrissey


https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/music/barnaby-joyce-just-started-a-beef-about-beef-with-/1c935216-9d91-4287-95e5-97c41840ef0c.htm

http://www.ibtimes.com.au/barnaby-joyce-responds-morrisseys-live-animal-exports-demand-letter-1532722

https://startsat60.com/stories/news/barnaby-joyce-caught-in-another-fight-with-a-major-celebrity

http://www.stereogum.com/1908439/morrissey-ends-australian-tour-with-an-open-letter-to-deputy-prime-minister/news/

http://pitchfork.com/news/69448-morrissey-and-australias-deputy-prime-minister-are-fighting/

http://www.gigwise.com/news/108492/morrissey-australia-us-tour-barnaby-joyce-spat-meat-is-murder


International:

http://metro.co.uk/2016/10/31/morrissey-raises-some-beef-with-australias-deputy-prime-minister-over-live-animal-exports-6226500/

http://www.nme.com/news/music/morrissey-animal-rights-letter-australia-1810012

http://www.lastampa.it/2016/10/31/esteri/morrissey-contro-il-primo-ministro-australiano-il-commercio-di-animali-vivi-la-via-per-linferno-yMlPmixJrMFSAitBPUEOKL/pagina.html


https://www.buzzfeed.com/aliceworkman/meat-is-murder?utm_term=.lf21y7bbY3#.dwPAgV77WY

http://junkee.com/morrissey-wrote-barnaby-joyce-letter-live-exports-made-fun-red-face/88523

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/10/31/morrissey-barnaby-joyce-meat-murder

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3888080/Morrissey-lashes-Barnaby-Joyce-Australia-s-live-export-trade.html

http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/morrissey-strongly-worded-letter-red-faced-barnaby-joyce-animal-cruelty/

http://fasterlouder.junkee.com/morrissey-slammed-deputy-pm-barnaby-joyce-live-exports/868140

http://www.modicanews.com/morrissey-lashes-out-at-barnaby-joyce-over-australias-live-export-trade/



Fairfax:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/you-are-on-the-wrong-side-of-history-morrissey-hits-out-at-barnaby-joyce-over-live-animal-exports-20161030-gsecbu.html

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/music/you-are-on-the-wrong-side-of-history-morrissey-hits-out-at-barnaby-joyce-over-live-animal-exports-20161030-gsecbu.html

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/music/you-are-on-the-wrong-side-of-history-morrissey-hits-out-at-barnaby-joyce-over-live-animal-exports-20161030-gsecbu.html

http://www.watoday.com.au/entertainment/music/you-are-on-the-wrong-side-of-history-morrissey-hits-out-at-barnaby-joyce-over-live-animal-exports-20161030-gsecbu.html

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/entertainment/music/you-are-on-the-wrong-side-of-history-morrissey-hits-out-at-barnaby-joyce-over-live-animal-exports-20161030-gsecbu.html


http://www.news.com.au/national/politics/vegan-singer-morrissey-latest-entertainer-to-attack-barnaby-joyce/news-story/499bf2e0c10cdcc97dfb0a7470b58916


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/morrissey-calls-on-barnaby-joyce-to-end-live-animal-exports/news-story/747b79711615cfa984428d93330afa47


http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/10/31/barnaby-joyce-is-in-another-celebrity-feud-with-morrissey-over/


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/31/morrissey-to-barnaby-joyce-if-meat-is-live-export-is-the-slow-boat-to-hell


http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/4262328/second-celebrity-takes-on-barnaby-joyce/


APN Network:

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.qt.com.au/news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.thechronicle.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.warwickdailynews.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.northernstar.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.dailyexaminer.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.gympietimes.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.news-mail.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.dailymercury.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/


photographer of above shot is unknown
photograph reprinted with great respect

Hope


24 July 2016

Hope

Dairy Farmers Milked Out of Business


12 July 2016

Dairy Farmers Milked Out of Business

Dairy Farms all over England are dropping!!!!!
STOP supporting Glastonbury Festival (animal-killer farm).

Cow's milk is finished!
WE DON'T WANT IT ANYMORE!!!

Morrissey
12 July 2016


image by SER / Sam Esty Rayner

Please, somebody, tell me it's just a bad dream ...


16 June 2016

Please, somebody, tell me it's just a bad dream ...

Pete Shelley has allowed McDonald's to use Buzzcocks' What do I get? to TV advertise McDonald's new Big Flavour (the flavour being sawdust) Chicken Wraps?!
In the words of another Buzzcocks song: oh shit...



Morrissey
June 2016


above picture used with respect to owner (unknown)

PETA New Clip

The Queen Is Dead


13 May 2016

The Queen Is Dead


Morrissey has commented:

"I would like to congratulate the Smiths, and also Stephen Street, and also Rough Trade Records for 30 fantastic years of sales for The Queen Is Dead, which is 30 years old in June. We have always been gagged, of course, but certain recordings rise with time, and The Queen Is Dead and also Meat Is Murder both had the courage to put the fullest meaning of British life into words and music. It was the hope of helping things to evolve, and the mobilized strength of both recordings for 30 years has been fully understood and appreciated by those with sensible passions. Central issues in 2016 England include an urgent need of social justice for animals


as well as an obvious recognition of 'monarchy as anarchy' (therefore, something with no place in a democratic society).


I am sorry that Warner UK or Sire US cannot provide any celebrations for the anniversaries of both recordings, but, perhaps some label bosses have their eye on a tatty OBE, and perhaps others simply have detachable heads. It would not quite be the Smiths if not classically ignored by the dried-out lawns of the establishment. I urged Warner UK to issue a special 'The Queen Is Dead' single release for the first week of June ... but ... brick wall.

Bleeding to death, I therefore have the restless gall to ask of you that, should you have 99 cents/pence, that you purchase 'The Queen Is Dead' track in the final week of May, thus possibly edging it into the corner of everyone's ear in the UK Top 100 - if only to let them know that we are still here and fully aware of the fox-fur on the hall-stand. I am sorry to ask more of you than you have already given, but we all do as well as we can in such ludicrous times. I can only ask.


I am absolutely yours, in pleasant speaking voice, and with good grace."

MORRISSEY
5 May 2016
Los Angeles.

Prince, RIP


24 April 2016

Prince, RIP



Although a long-serving vegan and a strong advocate of the abolition of the abattoir, neither of these points was mentioned in the one hundred television reports that I witnessed yesterday as they covered the enchanted life and sad death of Prince. The points were not mentioned because they are identified as expressions against e$tabli$hment interests, therefore we, mere galley slaves, aren't allowed to know.
Prince has influenced the world more than is suspected, and somehow the life of his music is just beginning, and he would be thanked not only by humans but also animals for living his lyrical life as he did. Humans, you see, are not the world.
Meanwhile, on the same day that Prince melts away in physical form, London and England remain two very different countries, and in London the news media (under tyrannized instructions from Buckingham Palace) are informing the world that Her Royal Slyness is celebrating her 90th birthday, and we are assured that all of the United Kingdom is celebrating a monarch who has "served" (that is, served herself, not the people) for over 60 years. There is no evidence of celebrations, and in fact there are hushed reports of national indifference. In this mental maze the marrow of the matter has been grasped by everyone: monarchy is the new anarchy. It is the face of white supremacy, social repression, tyranny, oppression, thought control, big stick control, minority rule, dictatorship, and, on the streets beyond SW1, unfairness. All that can be honestly celebrated on Elizabeth's 90th birthday is the reality that she is the end of the family line. What else could her point be?
Prince, who made something of his life as opposed to having fortune handed to him, is far more 'royal' than Elizabeth 2, and he will be mourned far more than she, for she could never make herself loveable, no matter how many paid and promoted non-stories flood the newspapers of the world. The laughing gulls of Buckingham Palace will never allow you to forget who wields the stick. And, of course, we know very well what gulls tend to do on the people below.
Prince is the royal that people love, whereas Elizabeth 2 was thrust on the people who have never been asked whether or not they want her.


MORRISSEY
22 April 2016.

Bill Oddie, who hates Morrissey, comments on William The Terrible's endorsement of trophy hunting


4 April 2016

Bill Oddie, who hates Morrissey, comments on William The Terrible's endorsement of trophy hunting

"I think it's ridiculous. It's grotesque. When I saw what he said, I thought, well that's commercial euthanasia then, isn't it? We may as well start doing that with our grannies and grandpas. The Royal Family is steeped in blood sports and always has been, but William's comments did make me think about giving back my OBE. I don't mind disrespecting the Royal Family; I'm surprised I'm not on some sort of black list, because the Royal Family does seem totally pointless to me."
In a final blow to William, Oddie adds: "It was hypocritical of him, although, really, it was more that he's just not very bright sometimes. I'm afraid that's more what it is."

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