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E in Jail

Hey friends,

Last weekend, E from Cistem Failure got arrested during the Pride Parade in Oslo. Unexpectedly, E was not released, and instead was held in the police station over the weekend before being brought to court today. The judge decided today not to release E, so they are currently being held on remand in custody until their hearing, which must happen in the next 28 days. At the hearing it will be decided if they are guilty or not and what their possible sentence will be (their lawyer expects between 20 and 40 days in prison). However, the time they spend in prison on remand will be subtracted from their final sentence. So if for example they wait 20 days until their hearing, and then get a sentence of 20 days, then they will have already served their time.

They have been charged under Straffelovens §115, for attacking the highest state bodies’ activities. They are accused of throwing a pie in the face of Solveig Horne: a homophobic, sexist, racist politician from the right-wing Progress Party, who had the nerve to march at the front of the Pride Parade. She is the Norwegian Minister for Equality, Children and Social Inclusion. She is known for victim blaming, homophobic remarks [“Is it okay that kindergartens read gay fairy-tales for young children?”] and racism. The Progress Party is a known racist party that gives zero fucks about refugees.

Anyway, we think it is strange that in general politicians are leading Pride — have they forgotten about Stonewall? People can have Pride as long as it means assimilating into capitalism and shit. I mean, why be homophobic when queers also have voting rights and have money to buy things with? The Pride Parade in Oslo gave their ‘Solidarity Prize’ this year to the fucking police

Anyway. They are gonna be in jail for a bit and it would be cool if peeps would send letters, talk about the case, play our music, do a soliparty, write a song. If you want to know more or get updated, or do something or just have chat you can email this address.

Until then, none are free until all are free.

You can send letters (until we have a better address) here:

Oslo ABC, E
Postboks 6689 St.Olavs plass
0129 Oslo
Norway

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Riotska records

He everyone!

so from now on it is possible to get our album online, and order a copy and get it in the mail!!

You can order it from Riotska records!
http://riotskarecords.com/products-page/cds/cistem-failure-st/

one of these days i will post some stuff about the recent eviction of the forest occupation in the laustiz area, but until then: http://lautonomia.blogsport.eu/

None are free until all are free!!

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Metal!

We are getting close to our last tour date in this little tour we are doing.
I just want to give you all a little update about what is going on with our band and what our plans are and what has happened on this last tour.

So we had the chance to play some amazing events. The after party of the anarchist bookfair in bristol, organized by LaDIYfest, a benefit gig for a woman centre in kobane, AZ fest in Aachen and Alerta Alerta (a antifascist fest in amsterdam).
Its been a blast! alot of distance, alot of buses, but so many amazing people, music, food!
it is very hot in amsterdam, and i am enjoying a cold drink, and listening to this new compilation cd that came out to support prisoners in Belarus. We are so amazed that a year or so ago we where just playing on the street and doing some solo stuff and now we are on a cd with all these amazing artists, playing these cool venues where people even know our lyrics. its crazy.

https://bpra.bandcamp.com/album/bulgarian-prisoners-association-benefit-compilation-folk-off

So yeah, we are getting all these cool gig requests and we are trying to make them work, it weird how we dont have jobs and love freedom, but already have a 3 month schedule when it comes to gigs. we realized over the last months its quite important to also do fun stuff while touring that are not so much music related, go hang out in nature, and travel to places that we actually want to go to. because we dont know how sustainable non stop hitching, gigging and going from place to place is on such a long term. So we are looking a bit more for people who are willing to lent us a car (since we are only with 2) for some parts of tours.

Its weird to sing about all the topics that we find important but not actually being able to really involve ourself into a lot of projects anymore because we are touring and traveling so much. So we are trying to do what we can while being on the road. Also if you know we are playing in your town, and you want us to bring some punkpost, or info material to the next cities in our tour you totally can ask us for this and we would be happy to!

We have been playing some new songs and are talking about a next album and all of that. we have been focusing a bit more on becoming a metal band and are playing more and more plugged in shows which is really fun and opens up alot of new possibilities. Also we are working on this hunt sab benefit compilation cd. so yeah, busy busy. We have been talking about writing a zine as well. but i dont think it will be realistic in the next months.

Alot of people have been offering to help us recently, which is super amazing, because making merch and being on the road at the same time is quite difficult, also we dont really life anywhere, or we dont have a base, its cool that people support this project.

anyway. we are still trying to slay the dragon of patriarchy, although i think dragons are pretty cool. still on a epic quest. still buskin, our hair is growing longer, which is great because you know, metal and headbangin and all of that. We have been talking about doing a metal photoshoot, since we are a metal band now.

Soon it is also possible to order our cds from Riot ska records!

this blogpost is quite long, but i feel its good to kind of speak about whats going on with us, and all of that.

Please feel free to contact us about anything!
Xox

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Taking a break, then back on the road!

For the last month or so, we have been taking a break from playing shows, and from each other; which has been really necessary after the tour – it was so much fun and we had some really wonderful times, but also its pretty tiring considering we have been travelling around and not really having a base for so long. So this time off is really great and now we are ready to get back on the move soon!

here are the shows that we have booked over the next few months, plus some more info that we can announce nearer the time because of secret things:

APRIL
28th – 0161 eve gig – Ziferblat, Manchester (UK)
30th – Anarchist Bookfair LaDIY Afterparty – Stag and Hound, Bristol (UK)

MAY
1st – May Day All Dayer – Cowley Club, Brighton (UK)
5th – AZ Fest – AZ, Aachen (DE)
8th – Alerta Alerta Fest – OCCII, Amsterdam (NL)
13th/15th – potentially in Paris (FR), TBC

JULY
15th – Cotbuss (DE)
somewhere in Prague (CZ) here
24/25th – Vienna (AU)

AUGUST
14th – Boomtown festival, Hampshire (UK)
18th – Groeningan (NL)
20th – Wuppertal (DE)
27th – potentially in Norwich (UK)

SEPTEMBER
2/3/4 – Common Ground Fest, Forest of Dean (UK)

Thats all so far, of course we will end up playing more shows as the months go on, so dont hesitate to contact us if you want us to play your show.

For now, we are wishing strength and solidarity to all our friends and comrades all over the place, to those who are being sentenced, repressed, exploited and fucked up by this doomed system every day.

http://www.prisonabolition.org/women-trans-week-action-prison-industrial-complex/
http://325.nostate.net/?p=19471
https://ratattack.noblogs.org/post/tag/animal-liberation/
http://lautonomiaen.blogsport.eu/
http://bordernews.info/en/
http://www.submedia.tv/stimulator/2016/04/04/paris-is-burning/

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Call out for Hunt Sab benefit compilation CD!

Some of uswatership scale final people from within the folk punk network of europe have decided to get together to put out a benefit compilation CD of music, poetry and spoken word to raise money for different Hunt Saboteur groups around the UK. We want to include many different genres of music/poetry, as long as it is something that confronts the situation of animal exploitation, human supremacy, hieriarchy, destruction of the earth and other consequences of speciesm at the hands of humans. Anyone is welcome to submit their music, and it is not exclusive to only english speaking musicians or poets.

At the moment, the hunts are in full action, with another couple of months to go until the end of the season of brutality. We would like to release a CD over the summer, which realistically means that the hunt sab groups can use the funds for the beginning of the next season, which starts in November.

Of course this is not a little project and we can use some help, we are looking for art work, people who are skilled at screen printing so we can make cd covers and maybe some patches. maybe you can have the cd in your distro, or promote the project in some way. We feel like there are so much skills within the DIY scene or community, lets all work together so the people that are confronting the hunt, and are out there in the weekends have the stuff they need to continue.

If it looks like this idea is taking flight we are also considering to put together a hunt sab benefit tour this summer. So if you sab, or put on shows, and would like to put on a benefit for your local sab group please contact us so we can conspire some more. We would like to go on tour with the then newly released cd, with artists that are on the cd, and have time and motivation to do so. Lets build more of a network of support that can raise awareness about hunting, about human supremacy and lets use our talents together to do something against it. Also, lets piss of some rich assholes!

So tell your friends, share this post, get in contact, send us your tracks, lets start organizing!

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Call out for Hunt Sab benefit compilation CD!

watership scale final

Some of us people from within the folk punk network of europe have decided to get together to put out a benefit compilation CD of music, poetry and spoken word to raise money for different Hunt Saboteur groups around the UK. We want to include many different genres of music/poetry, as long as it is something that confronts the situation of animal exploitation, human supremacy, hieriarchy, destruction of the earth and other consequences of speciesm at the hands of humans. Anyone is welcome to submit their music, and it is not exclusive to only english speaking musicians or poets.

At the moment, the hunts are in full action, with another couple of months to go until the end of the season of brutality. We would like to release a CD over the summer, which realistically means that the hunt sab groups can use the funds for the beginning of the next season, which starts in November.

Of course this is not a little project and we can use some help, we are looking for art work, people who are skilled at screen printing so we can make cd covers and maybe some patches. maybe you can have the cd in your distro, or promote the project in some way. We feel like there are so much skills within the DIY scene or community, lets all work together so the people that are confronting the hunt, and are out there in the weekends have the stuff they need to continue.

If it looks like this idea is taking flight we are also considering to put together a hunt sab benefit tour this summer. So if you sab, or put on shows, and would like to put on a benefit for your local sab group please contact us so we can conspire some more. We would like to go on tour with the then newly released cd, with artists that are on the cd, and have time and motivation to do so. Lets build more of a network of support that can raise awareness about hunting, about human supremacy and lets use our talents together to do something against it. Also, lets piss of some rich assholes!

So tell your friends, share this post, get in contact, send us your tracks, lets start organizing!

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New Video out!

Here is a new song that we filmed somewhere on a mountain in france. recently we have been feeling like we want to do some more things to support hunt sabs in england, and in the next days we will announce some cool projects that we want to start. also we booking some tours for the summer. so yeah, busy busy.. Also within the next days a new compilation cd from AFIACH will release with a song of us on it! one of the compilation cds is to raise funds against a arms factory and the other one to raise funds for cardiff defendant solidarity. more about these groups when we post the actual link to the cd. so lots of cool things. Also The Afiach distro has said they might want sell fysical copies of our cds, wich is cool cus we are always on the road. but the cd covers are in germany somewhere and noone seems to be able to find them…. but yeah, cool things are gonna happen!
so stay tuned!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XunzQ-Hvps

Female accociated people throughout history (particulairly since the rise of capitalism and the existance of church have been viewed as a commodity, that were owned by men. First by their fathers, then by their husbands, they were owned and at the mercy of their masters – something that can be linked with racism and slavery where people have been sold, used, abused for the gain of others.
In our modern world we like to forget these things, try to hide this painful past, sweeping it under the carpet. we can even debate about how much of a past it actually is, when we live in a culture that still celebrates and commemirates colonialism and the people that made fucking slavery and the burning of women happen.

Our society relies upon hierachal structures to maintain power, and whilst people are quick to attack the rich, privileged and powerful that exploit us, there is an uncomfortable silence or defensive anger when people are confronted with the role that they play in maintaining human supremacy. Power is given to people by capitalism. people feel entitled, they feel like they have the right to decide and even own other bodies. This false sence of entitlement is very much unchallenged when it is about the bodies of animals, because humans do not view animals as a possible equal, we seem to think they are there for us to use, abuse, commidfy. put into this world for us humans to view as resources. The resources that are most abused is the female reprocutive system. Cows being forced to give milk, being seperated from their babies, chicks and their eggs, pigs who have to reproduce as much babies as possible in a year. We are taught that some animals deserve more protection and respect than others, we will fight and campaign for one, but will disregard and eat another, or buy products that were tested on animals. People try to save lives of animals, but are criminalised and treated as terrorists.

Alot of the time when people defend their veganism or vegitarianism, they use arguments that evolve around compassion and pity.
but we feel like alot of support can also be from solidarity. As female associated persons we are used to people making comments about bodies, and diminishing people to something for their entertainment, how is that diffrent from people seeing a cow, and saying, ow look, a future steak. just because they are diffrent does not mean we are better, or surperior.

Today on facebook we saw a post of a friend, about a devastating end to a day of hunting in south east england. An animal was brutally attacked by the hounds, and after died either from shock or from internal bleeding. People take pleasure and satisfaction from killing exhausted, terrified and innocent beings, its sickening. This world that we live in encourages, normalises and celebrates the violence and destruction against other beings. Its this mentality that keeps human supremacy firmly in place, because if we are not able to see how fucked up our behaviour as a species has become, then we will never learn how to challenge the ways that we live that are destructive.

Your little heart beating too fast for your body
You panic cause you sense its time to die
Theres others around you and they can feel it too
You try to escape but theres no room to run or fly
In the clutches of the machines meant for killing
You struggle but the force is just too strong
And in the moments that follow your precious life is ended
In the name of convenience and consumption

We are not entitled to your body
To the fur and skin that keeps you warm
Your milk is for your babies
Your eggs should not be forced
We must see that your life is yours

We treat you as our slaves to do our bidding our entertaining
Then murder you when you’re no longer of use
We put you through the pain of existence when you’re the victims
Of our aggressions our hate and our abuse
We cut you up we burn you we tamper with your brains
To further scientific research
We skin you alive and sell you for the highest price to be paraded on the catwalks of the earth

We do not have the right to own you
To decide what kind of life you’re going to live
And yet the chains that we have tightened around your necks
Must be cut for our reign to finish

Get your hands off of them
Get your teeth out of them

They’re not yours to abuse
They’re not yours to control
They’re not yours to eat
They are their own animals

Get your hands off of them

for more info about this read
animals and anarchism
and freeganism is not anarchy its just easy

Support your local huntsabs, as well as anyone who is active in fighting against human supremacy.

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Touring, Speculums, baguettes!

We have had a great time in paris, and are on a bus now taking us to rennes, to get to st. Cadou a tiny tiny town where we will be playing in a cool cooperative.

we played a great show at the CNT offices in Paris and helped to raise a bunch on money for a squat and for calais migrants. We were quite impressed with how well it was organised, there where lots of cool books, but sadly enough for us most of them were in french, and really good food. we are making an effort to introduce our songs in french, i do not really know if this is working well, but if not i guess it would be a funny sight.

Climbing over barriers to get to the metro, busk there, eat baguettes. We even went to see some cool historic stuff. This is the place where the paris commune happened. where working class peeps took control of paris, and ruled there with their own revolutionary government(?). After 5 months they all got brutually murdered, but still. the french peeps murdered their own king. just imagining that happening nowadays, going to the house of bill gates, or some monarch, loot the place, torch some stuff. take control of amsterdam, declare it autonomous.

In other news, apart from a shit ton of zines, badges, cds, and handmade menstrual pads we got about 40 speculums the other day to add to our distro, which is getting quite heavy. Some of us where inspired about this zine that talks about self examination and genitals and stuff. Speculums are these things that peeps use to open your cervix so you can find lost items in your vagina, or to have a look about, and get more in touch with your body. So headtorches and mirrors at the ready! you can get one now if you go to any of our upcomming shows. We have four different sizes!

Also we have so pretty cool anouncements to make, and some really fucking cool stuff is going to happen in the future, we might play some festivals, and we might be playing with some bands that we really really like:

Like Appalachian terror unit, the first of may at the cowley club
and with days n daze the 18th of august in Bambara groningen.
this is all for now as we do not want to reveal everything just yet. We are planning future tours and lots of cool stuff!

Lastly, we have had a few changes in the band in the last weeks, and because of some difficult internal stuff that we as a group have to work out, at the moment we are just travelling with the two of us on banjo and our wonderful friend managing the distro. This situation was shitty for everyone and it leaves us thinking about our behaviours and socialisations that are formed over years of living in a capitalistic, patriarchal society. We need to support each other in challenging and being critical of our actions, as we have to smash the destructive elements of this world in our heads before we can build anything constructive for each other. So yeah,thats been on our minds a lot recently, and we hope that we can find some solutions.

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We like the tour!

So we are a little bit of the way through our tour, and we’re having a lot of fun! So far we have played in Joe’s Garage and Bajesdorp in Amsterdam, The Office in Utrecht, Wagonplatz in Groeningan and tonight at Pinos, also in Groeningan. Every show has been sweet, lots of people dancing and shouting our words back to us so that has been really fuckin cool, thanks everyone for feeding us, giving us a place to sleep and generally being really amazing for keeping these spaces active and political.

We have a better overview of the rest of the tour, so here are our official dates, and we will try to keep peeps updated with our last minute/secret shows

31 Jan – Pinos, Groeningan
3rd Feb – Landhuis, Ghent
5/6th – CNT offices, Paris
12th – Le Hangar Associatif, Saint Cadou
14th – L’Etincelle, Angers
17th – La Salle Guelle, Marseille
21st – Kan Kolmo, Girona

We are still potentially looking for shows around these places so if anyone feels like having us play in their space, give us a shout at cistemfailure@riseup.net.

Catch u cool cats later!

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