Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Well Done Mike Raddie!

G20 Bank of England the day after
 Ian Tomlinson was killed
  It's been a year now since activist Mike Raddie was hauled before the bench and received a hefty fine for assaulting the guy in charge of security at Trafalgar Square during an Occupation - but he's calmed down now and is concentrating on more productive work... and I don't mean his day job in the City!
  Mike and his girlfriend Alison Banville started a website called BS News, where he shows his support for the Syrian regime (I don't think I can agree with you on that one mate, not seeing as activists are getting gunned down daily) but at least it's a step in the right direction; a kind of Media Lens thing, here's the link to see his work.  Mike was involved in the take-over of Parliament Square in 2010 and has been a vocal supporter of activism since then, so it's nice to see that he's taking a big step back from such 'non-violent' protests and is engaging his brain instead of his brawn!


  1. No doubt you approve and applaud these 'Free Syrian Army' savages slitting the throats and then tossing the bodies of Syrian postal workers off the building. Jacko... forever the war monger, forever on the side of imperialism. WAKE UP you tosser!!

    1. Today's front lines are a place of smoke and mirrors, Mike; maybe the victim is a rebel, or maybe from a different country altogether - and a different time. I applaud your steps towards journalism, but you have to test your facts three ways. Have you done that? If so get in touch with the mainstream media - you've a hot story on your hands. Well done, mate... and no need to fall out about it!

  2. I know, why not get in touch with Channel4 News - you're just the kind of echo chamber, mouthpiece of government sources that they're looking for. So do you really believe that the msm is reliable? And if a story is not broadcast on the BBC then it can't be true? Are you still getting your news from the Daily Mail? Do you really think the mainstream media are interested in reporting the truth about Syria? Last week over 30 countries, representing half the population of the planet, met to discuss the situation and it was barely mentioned in the mainstream. Anyone who holds up the msm as a paragon of good journalism is an utter fool who shows themselves to have no understanding of its corporate nature and the imperative of selecting its journalists for obedience.

    Are you still making those around you roll their eyes as they inwardly groan on hearing your pathetic attempt to impress by quoting your army number at every introduction? This risible habit made you a complete laughing stock on Democracy Village, well every village needs its idiot. I'm not going to argue about any of this Syrian stuff - those of us awake know that most of the rebels are not even Syrian. They're paid mercenaries, counter-revolutionaries. Nothing brave about slitting the throats of children is there?. But continue looking the other way, blaming the victims, accusing the Syrian government of atrocities when in fact they are protecting their own people from a foreign invasion. Continue to ignore the obvious facts; stand up and defend the war criminal William Hague - a stance that would cause John Pilger to burst out laughing at such utter ignorance; fail to see the bigger picture and dismiss the words of Pilger as he appeals to those nutjob hawks just like you in his piece 'Let’s learn from Blair’s crimes, so we don’t repeat them in Syria' - "Today, another Afghanistan and Iraq beckon in Syria and Iran, perhaps even a world war. Once again, voices such as Crooke's attempt to explain to a media salivating for "intervention" in Syria that the civil war in that country requires skilled and patient negotiation, not the provocations of the British SAS and the familiar bought-and-paid-for exiles who ride in Anglo-America's Trojan horse."
    Your position is, as always, highly amusing to those of us with clear vision, which makes your little boy foot stamping about 'proper' journalism all the funnier, so by all means keep blogging away to your half-dozen readers - every word exposes your tragic-comic ignorance. Best you carry on playing laying brick. Let the adults worry about the Middle East, there's a good lad.

    1. By adults, do you mean middle class people with degrees? Are you saying that working-class people shouldn't have a voice?
      What's got into you, Mike? It was a mild rebuke if anything; you're behaving like an Assad gunship tearing into a pro-rebel community!

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  4. Again, Smith advises that the best way to disarm disinformation agents like you two is to know your methods inside and out. "This gives us the ability to point out exactly what [you] are doing in detail the moment [you] try to do it. Immediately exposing a disinformation tactic as it is being used is highly destructive to the person utilising it. It makes them look foolish, dishonest and weak for even making the attempt. Internet trolls most especially do not know how to handle their methods being deconstructed right in front of their eyes and usually fold and run from debate when it occurs (see your response for a good example.) The truth is precious. It is sad that there are so many in our society who have lost respect for it; people who have traded in their conscience and their soul for temporary financial comfort while sacrificing the stability and balance of the rest of the country in the process. The human psyche breathes on the air of truth. Without it, humanity cannot survive. Without it, the species will collapse, starving from lack of intellectual and emotional sustenance."

    So here comes some truth that I implore you to take on board, to reflect upon and seriously consider. You made death threats to me and to my family. You then failed to make a public apology even though your disgusting diatribe was published over the Internet for my family, including young children, to see.

    You then echoed the lies of your Irish handler, again without thought for what this may mean to my family or me.

    I let you stay in my flat rent free for almost a year and you then have the audacity to claim I owe you money - the beer money you lent would have been returned, and you know this, had it not been for your outrageous drunken abuse and threats.

    I owe you nothing. The world owes you nothing. Grow up and grow a pair. I suggest you live your own life - stop responding to Shame-us's transparent manipulation and stop trying to contact me. I've had to give my sim card to the authorities as they decide whether to prosecute you but I've been told you are still sending texts. Can't you see that I despise you and so I don't want any contact with you? Stop pulling at my trouser leg like a miserable toddler.

    The same applies to your drunken, Irish puppet-master. Mud slinging and slander are his stock in trade; manipulation his middle name. Why I ever gave him sanctuary I will never know. I've been a bad judge of character regarding you both but I'm wiser for the experience and ecstatic that you are both out of my life for good.

    Your homework for tonight is to read the complete Brandon Smith article entitled 'Disinformation: How It Works' - available at
    - Hopefully you'll recognise yourself and take immediate steps to reform.

    If that fellow psycho Colligan can tear himself away from slandering others for a few minutes, perhaps he'd like to read and recognise himself in this - I hear he’s off to university – I wonder what lies he told to be accepted. If brains were dynamite, he wouldn’t have enough to blow his own hat off.

    Now why don't you take your scrawny carcass and your malformed features and crawl back to the sewer you were spawned. As I said - let the adults deal with things.

  5. Mike your arrogance will be your downfall. You have so many people watching you at the minute you wouldn’t believe, just waiting for one slip up. Everyone knows the truth about the flat situation, to watch you argue and continue with this made up story in your mind is quite amusing.
    The ‘Mr Nice Guy’ mask has slipped. Before your behaviour of the last year, people just thought you were someone who promised a lot and delivered nothing.
    You piggy back of the coat tails of other people’s politics, the website you and the Alison set up are testament to your shallow politics. You big claim of being in University and bettering yourself has fallen on deaf ears, when you consider that most of the information on your website is plagiarised from other sources.
    You have an inability to think for yourself. That’s evident when you observe the repeated rhetoric. You hear something once and repeat it so much it becomes annoying. That is why you continue to repeat the same stories over and over again. You don’t have anything else in your life. You really are like a pre-programmed computer, unable to operate without the applied software.
    A little lesson for you: Try and detach yourself and explore the writing of you and Alison, it has been observed by many, that you are just describing yourselves. In fact once I became suspicious of you and your behaviour was mainly down to the diatribe that you try to pass off as insight.
    You continue to state that people are engaged in disinformation, yet you have never responded to the questions posed to you. Instead you have engaged in personal attacks that are beyond understanding. All this side show is really just a distraction from you answering questions, now why would you avoid answering those questions? What is it you are hiding Mike? After all you have no problem answering these blog posts.
    I agree that Neil has got it wrong on Syria. But I wouldn’t say that you got it right as you are just regurgitating the work of others. Evidence of this? Libya as a popular uprising springs to mind and how you were putting it on posters for Chris Knight.
    You say in one of your responses to Neil, that he should grow a pair. No Mike, you are the one who needs to grow a pair. Why don’t you go to Syria? Why did you not go to Libya? Because you are a coward Mike, you little whinny email about getting the police because you were afraid. Given what you have done, it’s only rational that you be afraid.
    I remember you running way from Malet Street and Finsbury square. Neil, you and I know why you were running away Mike don’t we? I am not one for LUMPing everything together and breaking the trust of others, but I will support the person when they decide to confront you about your behaviour.
    You keep pressure on your keyboard and the real activists will actually be on the streets. OH! And mind how you go ;)

  6. I've had to remove one of Mike Raddie's (Miguel') posts because it was extremely threatening and abusive. However, on my forum I encourage debate and Mike Raddie is free to comment in future as long as he doesn't threaten, abuse or initimidate; the origianl article was meant as a big up about his new website and a friendly word of advice about not assaulting people again. I'm starting to get annoyed with the guy.
    To Mike: I note there is no comments section beneath stories on BS-News, so there's the first difference between us; perhaps you can open up your product more; otherwise it comes across like preaching. Tolerance of others and their points of view in an open forum is a good thing - even if you don't agree with what's being said, mate. In response to me being a plaything of the mainstream media: you're the 'voice of activism' in the UK for Russia Today... itself a mainstream product, only spouting Russia's agenda, not Britain's. What's your take on the Pussy Riot arrests? Or won't they let you comment on that? Perhaps, as Media Lens points out, you self-censor your journalism, leading to the next question... Do you get paid by the Russians to be a mouthpiece for them? And what do you think of the appaling abuse your girlfriend Alison Banville and her SHAC friends gave to a visiting US speaker on animal rights, herself a vegan activist: Alison's own words: Readers may wish to look up 'SHAC' and 'SHAC-7 Gladys Hammond'.
    Let's not fall out, Mike. It's possible to remain friends yet have differing opinions.