This gem via SchNEWS' 500th issue...

As the world is forced to sit back and watch science react to the devastating consequences of global warming, some German scientists have decided that we can actually cunningly outwit nature.

They reckon that the effects of the gaping hole in the ozone layer can be dramatically overcome by swaying physics in our favour. Introducing ‘World Jump Day’ meaning that if everyone jumps at the same time (given you live within the correct ‘jumpzones’), we can knock the world off its axis, nudge it out of heat’s way and not have to worry about all that longwinded reducing pollution bollocks. Yes really!

* To find out your nearest jump zone visit worldjumpday

SchNEWS has spawned an ugly sibling Rough Music it's aggressive and funny...

What Is Rough Music?
Yes it's an odd title. what the hell is "rough music"? Who the hell are we and what do we want?

Rough music is a Sussex tradition dating back centuries. It was a form of punishment for those who had offended their communities; people like profi teering landlords, wife-beaters or kiddie-fi ddlers. In the past lovely people like these were a lot harder to prosecute using the law. So people took matters into their own hands. Taking what ever they could to make some noise with them, they would stand outside the miscreant's house and make as much noise as possible. If they were successful the offender was often driven out completely. Although such gatherings were illegal they happened throughout Sussex with the last ones recorded as happening as late as the 1950's.

Now we want to bring back this tradition with a vengeance!!!

We want to show how the people of Brighton are making plenty of Rough Music of their own. How people are making Rough Music against City Council and big business profi teering feeding frenzies. How they are making Rough Music for those who treat their employees like dirt. How they are making Rough Music for businesses that think that the environment and the quality of people's lives is a secondary consideration to the important task of making mega-profi ts. From EDO/MBM the bomb makers to Brighton and Hove City Council, from the Shoreham Airport stitch-up to the sneaking encroachment of the supermarkets into every corner of the city; we say, bring on the music!

Boss pissed you off? Dodgy dealings at the council? Are you Simon Fanshawe’s P.A?
Perhaps you’ve got a story for Rough Music.


Rough Music c/o PO Box 74, Brighton BN1 4XQ

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Rough Music is nothing to do with Brighton’s premier anarchist theme pub.

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