Necessity Still Breeds Ingenuity - Archive of SQUALL MAGAZINE 1992-2006

'The State It's In'

Editorial and commentary from Squall central


INSIDE THE MACHINE
The strange netherworld at the indifferent heart of a London borough council - June-2006

THE DECLINE AND FALL OF FOOTIE
A visit to a recent non-league football match reveals just how low it goes - June-2005

TURNING A BLIND EYE
Despite the Govt rhetoric, UK arms sales to Israel continue apace - May-2004

WHY I SHOULD KEEP MY JOB
George W Bush's Curriculum Vitae as he seeks re-election - Feb-2004

IS IRAN NEXT?
Are the Neo-Cons now setting their sights on Iran? - Nov-2003

REGIME CHANGE BEGINS AT HOME
A quiz to see which country is the most belligerent rogue state... - Feb-2003

CULTURE CASH
Glastonbury Festival is being drawn into the clutches of corporatisation - June-2002

RAW CRIME
Open heroin dealing in Easton, Bristol, and a Govt and police force incapable of addressing the causes - April-2002

VULTURE CAPITALISM
Those ready to make a killing from the post-9-11 War On Terror - Oct-2001

THE FINAL SOLUTION - WHAT TOOK SO LONG?
The US exploits international sympathy to plot military response - Sept-2001

BIG SIS IS WATCHING YOU
Schengen Information Systems and the collusion of police across Europe following the G8 protests in Genoa - Sept-2001

THERE'S A RIOT GOING ON
Community squat in Brixton is busted, pre-empted by up-coming Mayday protests - April-2001

PUMPED AND DUMPED ON?
The petrol crisis, and oil companies screwing for more profit - Nov-2000

FROM THE ASHES.....THE SPIRIT OF FREE FESTIVAL ARISES
Free The Spirit Festival by Exodus Collective reignites the free festival spirit - Sept-2000

POISONING IN THE GUERILLA GARDEN
Mis-reporting of the 2000 London Mayday Reclaim The Streets at Parliament Square - June-2000

SMOKE SIGNALS
Cannabis and the gap between Govt policies and reality - April-2000

DOME IS DEAD DONALD DUCK
Millennium Dome - the fin de siècle folly - Feb-2000

BLAIR'S BRITAIN ONLY SLIGHTLY SOILED / BLANKING THE ORGANIC
Corporatised agri-business obliterating British farms - Oct-1999

INDOAMNESIA
Britain's history of supplying Indonesian regimes from Suharto onwards with arms - Sept-1999

U.S. THROWS LAPDOG BONE OF CONTENTION
Britain plays along with US free-trade neo-liberalism hoping to get a slice - July-1999

DRUGBY SPECIAL
Media duplicity when it comes to media reports of recreational drug use - May-1999

FAT MAC AND FRIES
New reports confirm what we already know about health and fast foods - April-1999

A VIEW FROM SQUALL CENTRAL
Take corporate interests out of the 'new' Labour equation and there is very little left. So much for 'the third way' - Squall 16 - June-1998

A VIEW FROM SQUALL CENTRAL - POST BLAIR ELECTION
The surreal morning after we'd finally got rid of the Tories - Squall 15 - Summer 1997

A VIEW FROM SQUALL CENTRAL
With media, politics and advertising merging ever more concentrically, there is no longer any border control between PR, news-spin and truth. - Squall 14 - Autumn 1996

FEAR IS THE MOST PREVALENT FORM OF SOCIAL CONTROL
Fear of crime has been news-manufactured to a point where new measures of social control, however draconian, meet little opposition - Squall 13 - Summer 1996

VIOLENCE IS A SYMPTOM
What's The Disease? Or... Is Peace A Luxury? - Squall 12 - Spring 1996

THE STATE IT'S IN - A VIEW FROM SQUALL CENTRAL
The State is attacking traveller and festival culture by trying to destroy the alternative economy which underpins it - Squall 11 - Autumn 1995

TRAVELS IN A POLITICAL ARENA
The ‘new politics of protest’ is now a phrase branded about regularly in the national media - Squall 10 - Summer 1995

TRAVELS IN A POLITICAL ARENA
Aassessing the early impact of the Criminal Justice Act - Squall 9 - Winter (Jan/Feb) 1995

TRAVELS IN A POLITICAL ARENA
The CJB has bumps in the road - Squall 8 - Autumn 1994

STOP PRESS - START PRESSING
Criminal Justice Bill delayed by amendments in House Of Lords. July/August 1994 - addition to Squall 7 - Summer 1994

THE STATE IT'S IN - CJB NEARLY ON THE STATUTE BOOKS
The CJB makes its final way through the House Of Lords - Squall 7 - Summer-1994

TRAVELS IN A POLITICAL ARENA
The publishing of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill points to a bleak outlook for squatters, travellers, ravers, and protesters - Squall 6 - Spring-1994

TRAVELS IN A POLITICAL ARENA
Is the media assault on travellers, festivals and squatters the harbinger of new repressive legislation? - Squall 5 - Oct-Nov-1993

SQUATTING: THE POLITICAL ARENA
The storm clouds gather for legislation against squatting and travellers - Squall 4 - April-May 1993