SchNEWS - free direct action newsletter from brightonSatirical Graphics

By Category

Animal Rights
Arms Trade/DSEi
Autonomous Spaces/Festivals/


Climate Change
Direct Action/Mass Demos
Film/TV Parody
GM Crops

ID Cards/Privacy
Iraq Invasion
Latin America
Neo Labour


Old Skool/Anti-CJA
Food Production

Sweatshop Labour

War On Terror


Smash EDO
Climate Camp


Home | Satire

Includes The Global Financial System, 'outsourcing labour', World Bank, IMF, other aspects of the globalisation of capital and manufacturing, as well as changing global geo-politics and the global Financial Crisis. See also Privatisation, G8, EU, Supermarkets/Food Production...


Blood sucking vampires from the IMF
click for bigger image

21st May 2010 | Issue 723 - ALL THAT ROMAINS... - Welcome to the age of austerity. Romania has erupted in protests as harsh measures continue to grow and waves of discontent flood Europe.


Chavez give Obama some reading material
click for bigger image

24th April 2009 | Issue 673 - SUMMIT OF THE UN-AMERICAS - Leaders from countries across the Americas – excluding Cuba – meet in Trinidad, in a gathering which produces absolutely nothing. Barack Obama is met with strong criticism from Latin American leaders about the continued US imperialism.

G20 Dogs
click for bigger image

27th March 2009 | Issue 670 - APOCALYPSE WOW - The G20 Summit in London kicks off next week as the G20 Dogs hit town.

Gordon Brown asks Bill Gates for a loan
click for bigger image

27th March 2009 | Issue 670 - IN THE BROWN STUFF - The decision to bail out the banking system amounts to a redistribution of wealth from the poor to the rich on an unprecedented scale.

Iceland Burns!
click for bigger image

28th November 2008 | Issue 657- FROZEN ASSETS - The streets of Reykjavik hot up as financial meltdown hits Iceland.

Boom & Bust Stop
click for bigger image

10th October 2008 | Issue 650 - END OF WORLD IS NIGH - So what is the financial crash going to mean?

Banker in Rescue Drama
click for bigger image

3rd October 2008 | Issue 649- DEBTS THE WAY TO DO IT - "Blimey... you spend 15 years struggling against global capitalism and then the bloody thing collapses of its own accord."

Financial Fantasy Football
click for bigger image

19th September 2008 | Issue 647- BAIL OF THE CENTURY - Football shirt sponsers go bust! - as the government hands out 'welfare for big business'.

Kremlins... they're back
click for bigger image

15th August 2008 | Issue 642 - GAME, OSSETIA, MATCH - Georgia, the West-friendly state in the Caucuses, is invaded by Russia. The geo-politics of the oil-rich former Soviet states is not the walk-over which US and Western think it is, as Russia re-asserts it's position in the area...

A New Non-American Century

14th July 2006 | Issue 551 - BI-POLAR DISORDER - In the lead up to the G8 summit in Russia, we look at the rising power of China, Russia and others, and ask - whatever happened to the neo-con plans for a 'new American century'? And who are the 'Shanghai Five?

Beckham laments that 'it's a world of two halves, Brian'
click for bigger image

2nd June 2006 | Issue 546 - FEVER PITCH - With the World Cup about to start again, so begins the marketing frenzy with England fans wearing £40 replica kits made in China by workers on 40p a day, and all the other pigs at the trough including Coke, Gillette, McDonalds and the rest

Father Xmas threatens his elves with outsourcing
click for bigger image

16th Dec 2005 | Issue 525 - INSIDE JOB - Companies are using UK prisoners as cheap, ununionised labour as another option for cheap workers rather than outsourcing. ASDA, Sainsbury’s and Tesco and Argos are all companies in on the act...

Hong Kong Phooey at the WTO meeting
click for bigger image

9th December 2005 | Issue 524 - HONG KONG PHOOEY - WTO Ministerial Conference Circus Hits Hong Kong

“The rhetoric of the WTO may be free trade, but its key agreements promote corporate monopoly.” - Walden Bello, Focus on the Global South

Hong Kong Phooey at the WTO meeting
click for bigger image
The free trade level playing field

29th July 2005 | Issue 506 - LOOK CAFTA NUMBER ONE - "For us the free trade agreement has many consequences; we already have much poverty, and it is the rich that will be the beneficiaries at the cost of the poor. We will have to find new ways of bringing bread to our tables." - Floricelda, Guatemala.

Last Thursday, US Congress approved the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) by 217 votes to 215. (Another overwhelming majority then.)

EBAY - flogging it to the most desperate bidder
click for bigger image

4th March 2005 | Issue 487 - EBAY FRENZY - Go mad bidding with a range of natural resources going out for silling prices online...

Clobber - the brand label made from 100% sweat
click for bigger image

11th Feb 2005 | Issue 484 - CLOBBER - the clothes brand made from 100% sweat

World Bank celebrates 60th birthday

2nd July 2004 | Issue 461 - SHUT YOUR CAKE-HOLE - “The new global order has condemned people to death. They don’t care if people live or die.” - Joseph Stiglitz, The World Bank’s former Chief Economist

Sixty years ago this month, Western leaders got together at Bretton Woods to redesign the world’s financial systems, creating the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. But while they lend cash to ‘developing’ countries to help them run construction projects and meet budget deficits, their real role is to ensure that the international economy is geared to boosting the profits of Western corporations.

WTO meeting in Cancun

8th August 2003 | Issue 417 - MAI EYE! - It was hailed by the economists as the organisation that would bring about global prosperity - where the weakest nations of the world would be put on the same footing as the most powerful. But the WTO’s rulings have produced a ‘race to the bottom’ with every environmental, health or safety policy it has had to rule on deemed an illegal barrier to trade. Now with its fifth Ministerial meeting approaching next month in Cancun, Mexico, the World Trade Organization is in crisis and heading for deadlock.

Planet for Auction
click for bigger image

23rd March 2001 | Issue 298 - TRADE JAZZ -
- “The World Trade Organisation’s position at present amounts to asking poor nations to trust them as honest brokers. Given their record, this is a bit like the big bad wolf telling Little Red Riding Hood, ‘Sorry about your granny. Why don’t you pop over for lunch?’” - Gary Younge

Enjoy - Dollarisation
click for bigger image

9th February 2001 | Issue 292 - FISTFUL OF DOLLARS - Ecuador is currently under a state of emergency after thousands of protestors took to the streets to demand the government withdraw sweeping price rises across the country. Thanks to yet another one of those structural adjustment programmes so beloved by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the price of cooking fuel has doubled, petrol prices have risen sharply and bus fares have increased by 75%. However, the government has stated that their economic policy was not negotiatable “as it constitutes the fundamental backbone of the stabilisation plan for dollarisation and the predictions of growth”, as agreed with the IMF.


SchNEWS, c/o Community Base, 113 Queens Rd, Brighton, BN1 3XG, England
Phone/Fax: +44 (0)1273 685913

@nti copyright - information for action - copy and distribute!



Jolly Roger Press
click here for larger image

Jolly Roger Press -
SchNEWS's take on an anarchist publishing house catalogue produced for the Anarchist Bookfair, Issue 608 - October 2007 (Download PDF - 970kb)

Blair Mugshot
click here for larger image

Blair Charge Sheet
- as Blair leaves, we look at his record - Issue 594, June 2007 (Click Here)

Rave Casualty Support Group
click here for larger image

Barrio Social Centre - What's On Guide - SchNEWS looks at a typical British social centre. Issue 573 - Jan 2007. (Download PDF - 220kb)

Upper Crust - from the spoof festival guide
click here for larger image

Spoof Festival Guide
- close to the bone parody of UK festival scene produced for Big Green Gathering, Issue 553 - August 2006. (Download PDF - 2.2meg)

Winston get a mohawk - Mayday 2000
SchNEWS Worst Britain
- produced for the Peace De Resistance book in 2003 (Click Here)

Are You Really Green? - questionnaire produced for the Big Green Gathering 2007 (not yet available)