Thursday, 26 April 2007

Class War - Bash the Rich October 28th


You read correctly reader. No, this isn't an 80's timewarp machine with added broadband. Class war is advertising in the latest edition of the paper (Summer 2007) a Bash the Rich march - the last one being as far as I know in 1985:
TOFFS OUT: BASH THE RICH: MARCH ON CAMERON’S HOUSE IN NOTTING HILL ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 28…

DETOURING TO THE SWANKY HOMES OF THE REST OF THE NOTTING HILL SET – George Osborne/Tom parker Bowles/

OLD ETONIANS FUCK OFF! CLASS WAR… NAKED… UNAPOLOGETIC… AND BACK ON THE FUCKING AGENDA!! (Bullingdon Club attire optional)

Ex-Class War founder Ian Bone is also blogging about this. What's going on there? Do I detect a frisson of reconciliation? Perhaps just comradery unity. From what little I understand there was a break with Leeds Class War and London Class war, after the Leeds members refused to be involved beyond issue 73 for various reasons. Wikipedia suggests one of which was a conflict surrounding the "Stuntism" of Bash the Rich type actions favoured by I.Bone. My learned class-war friends can fill in the gaps if they want to. I should probably by his book about Class War, but times are hard.

Anyone fancy a bit of knees-up hows your father i'm-a-real-cockerney class war action? It might not be the best idea to inform the coppers that you're planning to surround Cameron's house five months in advance, given that the 1985 'bash the rich' march was prevented by a "heavy police presence". A point that has been commented upon elsewhere;
Publicising a Bash the Rich march in advance is like informing the law beforehand of your intention to hold up a bank

We will indeed see.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

A problem with stuntism, besides the habit of declaring when it'll occur, is the fizzling out of proposed stunts. Bone was hyping some kind of "colour revolution" encampment of Downing St. last year and has more recently been blogging against the Cameronian Tories, uncovering their poshness. I can only assume that the tent city stunt was called off because Bone's application for funding from the National Endowment for Democracy was rejected...

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Renegade Eye said...

It sounds like a headache.


Belated Happy May Day

Jonathan Wood said...

Well I'm all the way up in Cumbria and if it wasn't for it being advertised, myself and a couple of other mates wouldn't be going.

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