…is the southwest’s premier radical scandal-rag – sniffing out all the news the Murdochs, the cops and the bosses don’t want you to read! Compiled in a monthly nourishing meal of wholesome newsbites, we feed our readers hearty helpings of news, views, radical history and theory – not to mention the odd vicious swipe at those in power!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Here at The Westcountry Mutineer, it’s not all about cider and muck-flinging. There are a few important principles that guide the paper – we see society as being divided into two basic classes, workers and bosses. We believe that the luxury and wealth of the bosses is only gained through the exploitation of the workers, but workers should be entitled to the full value of what they produce. It is unfair that we work hard to produce all the goods and services in society, while a tiny minority cream off all the profit. Politicians of whatever party only serve to protect the interests of their mates in big business. We believe that ordinary people should, and have the ability to, abolish oppressive institutions such as government and capitalism and run society on its own, without the interference of bosses, politicians or any other self-appointed ‘leaders’. We struggle for a world in which communities are run by the residents, and workplaces run by the workers – a world without exploitation or class systems, in which resources are produced and shared equally and responsibly, not hoarded by a greedy few. Sound good to you?
Then baby, you’re an anarchist!
GOT A STORY?
Have you sniffed out a local scandal, got a bit of juicy news, need to publicise an event or demo, or just want a rant? E-mail your contribution(s) or anonymous tip-offs (of no more than 350 words) to us here. E-mail that same address for a lengthy and boring ‘Guide for Contributors’.
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To subscribe, e-mail us your home or e-mail address. We like to keep it free, but any donations are appreciated.
Other than spamming the web and email, 500 copies are distributed around Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Dorset every month – for free! of course, we are very keen to expand our range – so, if you can help spread our words anywhere in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire or Hampshire, drop us an e-mail. Give us your address, and let us know how many copies you think you can shift each month and we’ll get them sent out to you, along with any stickers/posters/incendiary devices we have hanging around.
YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE
Capitalism is one of the greatest evils of the modern age, and the concentration of wealth and power into fewer and fewer hands represents everything we abhor, but until we achieve an anarchistic-democratic utopia, we still need cash to get by. We rely totally on the generosity of our readers to keep publishing (as well as the occasional benefit gig or heist), so any donations – big or small – are always gratefully received. Cheques should be made out to ‘BAA’ and sent to Westcountry Mutineer, c/o 14 Robertson Road, Bristol, BS5 6JY.
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