Pettybone is the voice of the voiceless.
Pettybone is the voice of the oppressed.
The sound of the revolt for all those that they were told they're useless
for all those who lost their youth in the process
for all the kids that believe in their dreams but the fucked up system cut their wings
for all those living in the poverty on the edge with sanity
for all the vagabondes and homeless
for all the women who fight for freedom and respect
for al the immigrants trying to make their way through the london streets
for all the sisters and brothers in need
for all the truth seekers...
the Truth is that the change is possible
because Another world is possible...

Wednesday, 26 January 2011


So we have T-shirts! they are fairtrade, organic and were designed by our very own 'Beast Of Bass' Lianna and the lovely Backstreet Merch have printed them up for us.

They will be with us for Israel tour! For the rest of the world they will be available from our next UK show 24th Feb at The Barfly, London with Moral Dilemma, The Shitty Limits and The Exposed! You can grab tickets for that show at

For the rest of the world... This T-shirts will be available very soon online... links to follow!

We were played on Mike Davies BBC Radio 1 Punk Show!

You can check out his whole show on

It was a good show for some great British talent including our friends Moral Dilemma, The Apostates and Spy Catcher. Check it out!

He played "Breaking Away"

If you like what you heard request us some more on


Check it out on


Check out the Bring The Noise site... We have also been reviewed on here!

Sonic Shocks Demo Review

Check the link - we were reviewed on Sonic Shocks

Sunday, 16 January 2011


We are calling on all our allies in radical struggles the world over to send letters of support to political prisoner Jonathan Pollak, currently serving a three-month prison sentence in Israel (see background below).

Jonathan, longtime activist in anarchist, anti-occupation and animal rights struggles, has been imprisoned since January 11th, after a blatantly political trial stemming from his participation in a protest against the siege on Gaza .

Best known for his prominent role in the "Anarchists Against the Wall" initiative, Jonathan has been serving for the last two years as media coordinator for the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, a Palestinian umbrella organization designed to garner media attention for the unarmed struggle in the West Bank .

UPDATE, JAN 16TH, 2011:

Jonathan is incarcerated at Hermon Prison in the Lower Galilee, where he is expected to serve his full sentence, as repentance and "accepting responsibility for one's crime" seem to be a requirement for getting time off for good behavior (though he might still get a 14-days earlier "administrative release"). Through the prison's canteen he is currently able to purchase a wide enough variety of vegan food items to maintain an adequate diet, and so far he has not run into any problems, either from other inmates or from the guards. Generally speaking, he can be said to be in good spirits, and has expressed his wish to hear from fellow activists and radicals.


Letters can be sent via regular mail to this address:

Jonathan Pollak

Hermon Prison , NS Wing

P.O Box 4011

Maghar 14930


Alternately, you can write him through the following email address (letters will be printed and passed on to him):

Please note that he is only allowed to receive letters, so please don't send books, magazines, stamps, IRCs or any other items.

Thank you.

(for further questions, feel free to contact me, Santiago , at


On January 31, 2008, some thirty protesters participated in a Critical Mass bicycle ride through the streets of Tel Aviv in protest of the siege on Gaza . During the protest, Pollak was arrested by plain-clothed officers who recognized him from previous demonstrations and assumed he was the organizer of the action. In fact, Pollak was accused simply of riding his bicycle in the same manner as the rest of the protesters (no one else was arrested and the protest was allowed to continue with no further incidents or detentions). His conviction by a Tel Aviv Magistrates court judge activated an older three-month suspended sentence, imposed on Pollak in a previous trial for protesting the construction of the Separation Barrier. An additional three months prison term was also imposed for the current conviction, which is being served concurrently.

The arrest and consequent indictment appears to be the result of police vindictiveness, rather than of Pollak's behavior at the time of the event; as stated, Pollak was but one in a group of protesters who behaved exactly like him, yet he was the only one to be singled out. Moreover, environmental Critical Mass events take place in Tel Aviv on a regular basis, but have never been met with such a response. Other protests, which have caused far more severe obstruction of traffic did not result in arrests, and surely did not lead to criminal charges and imprisonment.

On his conviction, Pollak argued for his sentence, saying "I find myself unable to express remorse in this case [...]. If His Honor decides to go ahead and impose my suspended prison sentence, I will go to prison wholeheartedly and with my head held high. It will be the justice system itself, I believe, that ought to lower its eyes in the face of the suffering inflicted on Gaza's inhabitants, just like it lowers its eyes and averts its vision each and every day when faced with the realities of the occupation."


Jonathan Pollak interviewed about the trial by Democracy Now! (Video)

Shameful Imprisonment (editorial in Haaretz, daily Israeli newspaper)

Not Just a Friend: One Palestinian's View of Israeli Activist Jonathan Pollak (Huffington Post)

Photographs of Jonathan entering Hermon Prison, as well as of the Critical Mass ride protesting his incarceration the very same day (Activestills Flickr)

Some Advice on Writing to Prisoners ( Brighton Anarchist Black Cross)

Anarchists Against the Wall

Popular Struggle Coordination Committee

Thursday, 6 January 2011

January 2011

Year 2011 is Year of Pettybone, social unrest and people's victory!

There is a new squat in my neighbourhood which is getting opened this Friday 7th of January. There will be some hot drinks and movies. It's gonna be great. The address is :111 Lower Clapton Road E5 ONP.

We're playing a show on 21st of January in South London, Falling Down, Bullet Ridden and Post Sala Resurgo. More info on the flyer.

Saturday 29th of January belongs to No Fees, No cuts demo in London. You can find more info here:!/event.php?eid=135922646464939

The feminist library planning a huge party in Hackney. They need volunteers to make it happen, I'm just copying the email here. If you can help in any way please get in touch with them.

Hi all,
The Feminist Library is 35 years old. We are planning a big birthday
celebration fundraiser on the 19th of February at the Round Chapel in
Clapton. We really need people to get involved, either in the planning and
run up or on the night as crew.
Do please let us know if you can help in anyway, no experience required
and any contribution would be greatly appreciated.

Call-out for volunteers

We are busy organising a big party on 19 February 2011 at the Round Chapel
in Hackney to celebrate the Library’s 35th Anniversary. Lots of volunteer
positions have become available for feminists with the right skills and a
commitment to helping the library.

Here is a list of available positions:

* artist liaison – to take care of the acts
* stage crew – to help the stage manager
* stalls manager – to organise the booking & setting up of stalls, and
assist stall holders
* stalls crew – to cover the Library’s stall and help the stalls’
* drinks manager – to take care of the bar: stocking up and making
sure we don’t run out of drinks
* bar staff – to cover the bar
* raffle manager – to organise the raffle and source prizes
* stewards – to help with setting up the venue and during the event *
ticket manager/door staff – to organise ticket sales, wristbands and
cover the door at the event

If any of these roles sound like something you could be interested in,
email us on or come in to the Library to
discuss the event and the available positions in more detail. Feel free to
pass this on to your friends and help us spread the word.

much luv PB

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Happy New Year!

We would like to wish you all a Happy New Year from the Pettybone camp.

2011 is already getting busy as hell for us... We have added some shows to our myspace page please go and check them out and come along.... We have a whole other bunch of shows / news to announce which will be put up shortly.

In the next few days we will be updating the blog with a whole bunch of stuff so keep an look out!