Category: Candidates

Fuck the Vote! Prepare for Class War!

11113124_1438315379816755_3568006743573948740_nVote or don’t vote or spoil your ballot paper, it will make no difference. Politicians will sell you and take you for their personal power. Elections are just a choice between spokesmen of the rich. We don’t have to settle for it. We’ve got to get rid of the rich!

Class War candidate for Michael Fabricant’s safe Tory Lichfield seat, Andy Bennetts, said: “We’re having more of a pantomime than an election, where career minded politicos try to make a good impression with their party in the hope of being selected to fight a seat they have a chance of winning in the future.

“No one is contesting this election to win. Not even us. This election is a lot of bollocks. Don’t vote – it is a waste of time.”

Class War took to the streets on May Day, sweeping through the citadel of class exploitation: the City of London. The police could not contain the Fuck Parade mob. Hundreds of class warriors closed down Commercial Street, Tower Bridge, London Bridge and marched to the squats of Soho, where the battle rages against gentrification.

The City was brought to a standstill. It didn’t need party bureaucracies and vanguards. It was just the will of the raging mass.

The streets are our ballot box. The mob are our votes. Our class is our party.

Get out. There will be no Government on Friday. It’s ours. Let’s take it.

Class War is supporting a post-election action by London Black Revs. In a statement, LBR says: “The polls suggest a hung parliament; where no party wins a majority of seats. If so there will be a scramble for power, with the Tories and Labour trying to cobble together enough MPs from different parties to form a government. If they call a legitimate government, they will force through the worst cuts since the Second World War.

“We think the Tories and Labour sing from the same song sheet; with the difference between austerity and austerity-lite being nowhere near enough. When no-one represents us, we must take to the streets.”

Tory HQ 2pm SATURDAY 9TH.
LOCATION:
Polling Day HQ & Battlebus
Conservative Campaign Headquarters
4 Matthew Parker St, Westminster
London SW1H 9HQ – Map; http://bit.ly/1EjGYp6

BBC: Class War “sounds like trouble” – Andrew Neil

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Class War made television history today with Adam Clifford’s interview on the BBC’s flagship Daily Politics programme, providing the only working class revolutionary voice in an otherwise boring election campaign.

Interviewed by Andrew Neil, Adam drew attention to the “hyper-gentrification” of London and called on the “mob to rise up” against their masters. Would it be violent? You bet it would!

He added: “I embrace working class culture and I think that we’re great. Working class people know that they’re basically slaves. So let the people rise! I don’t know if they’ll be violent.”

A befuddled Stanley Johnson, dad of London mayor Boris Johnson, voiced his agreement for the abolition of public schools and went on to admire Adam’s red dress.

Adam will attempt to canvass Buckingham Palace, which is in his constituency, on Wednesday at midday at the launch of Class War’s election manifesto.

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Check the Calendar for upcoming events, see Class War messing about on Facebook here, or on Twitter here @ClassWar2015

LABOUR AND UKIP JOIN FORCES TO NO-PLATFORM CLASS WAR

davidpeel…Then Labour don’t even bother to turn up…!

Labour and UKIP formed an unholy alliance to block Class War from a candidate hustings on peace and the environment, organised by the Society of Friends.

The Society of Friends had no issue with Class War taking part, but Professor Peter Belton of the UEA decided to take it to the other candidates which could be contacted, to ask if they would agree. It was a revealing move for local democracy.

With an hour to go before the start of the Norwich South hustings in Friends Meeting House, Norwich, Clive Lewis (Labour) and Steve Emmens (UKIP) said no to Class War joining the panel. Simon Wright of the Lib Dems said yes, and the Green candidate Lesley Grahame, did not respond before the hustings began. On a decision of two party candidates to one, Class War was barred.

The conservatives had already dropped out. Shockingly and to everyone’s surprise, including the Society of Friends, Labour then joined them, empty chairing the hustings at the last minute.

David Peel said:

“Labour blocking Class War is anti-democratic and silenced the one candidate that talks straight about Labour cuts and austerity. Then not even bothering to turn up is the ultimate disrespect to the audience and all of the candidates who did.

“The impromptu hustings coalition with UKIP, mirrored as it is locally by Labour UKIP running austerity budgets at Norfolk County Council, shows they are running scared of Class War. The disgusting bestiality jokes about there being little chance of Labour losing Norwich South have also stopped. Class War has put an end to Labour’s arrogant complacency.

“Hustings audiences are also finding themselves increasingly lost in a political maze of Labour’s making. The confusing candidate strategy of disagreeing with Labour on some policies and agreeing with Labour on others has turned off audiences.

“Now even the candidate appears unable to remember – the reported latest public evasion “wait and see how I will vote” when confronted by legitimate questions like “how would you vote on TTIP which could destroy our NHS” is surely wrong.

Peel added:

“Labour and UKP feared the thought of Class War engaging with an articulate audience in a determined criticism of Labour’s imperialist foreign policy, its betrayal of the Palestinians, and its support for Zionism. Labour and UKIP feared Class War’s trenchant views on protecting the environment, scrapping Trident, and nuclear power.”

Peel said Class War expected more discrimination against the Party before the election was over.

“I am proud anti racist and anti fascist. I was a founder member of We Are Norwich which galvanised our city and sent the EDL packing. I will run for the working class and speak out. Labour and UKIP might ban us from hustings, but they can’t ban us from the streets of Norwich South, or from talking politics with our class.

“Vote Class War to end this system of murder and austerity, poverty and starvation, hatred, slander and division.”

Class War candidate plans to canvass Buckingham Palace staff

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Class War’s candidate for the Cities of London and Westminster, Adam Clifford, will be knocking on the front door of Buckingham Palace next week to inspire revolt against the monarchy within the Queen’s staff.

Class War’s six-point manifesto demands the abolition of the monarchy.

Bring back the gallows and the block to the Tower of London! Free the people from these royal parasites!

Red Pepper speaks to Lisa McKenzie, the candidate taking Class War to Tory Essex

time4changeThis article was originally published in Red Pepper.

With previous MPs including Winston Churchill, who sent in troops to deal with striking miners in South Wales, and ‘Margaret Thatcher’s bootboy’ Norman Tebbit, the kind of class war that usually goes down well in Chingford, Essex, is anti-organised working class Conservatism. It’s no surprise that the present incumbent is the Tory butcher-in-chief of the welfare system, Iain Duncan Smith, who enjoys a majority of nearly 13,000.

So Lisa McKenzie, contesting the rock-solid Tory seat of Chingford and Woodford Green under the anarchist Class War banner, is not, it’s fair to say, likely to top the polls on 7 May. ‘God, I’d be mortified,’ she confesses. ‘I mean, have you seen that Inside the Commons programme on the telly? I’d be gutted!’ (more…)

Cops Curtail Freedom of Speech in the General Election – Class War visit Chingford

Article by Class War’s candidate for Croydon South – Jon Bigger!

Yesterday Class War came to Chingford. We marched and campaigned for Lisa McKenzie, standing against the vile Iain Duncan Smith.

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We were greeted by the local Tory residents and those ready for a big change. Naturally the Tory voters looked rather shocked at our Lucy Parsons banner. (more…)

March 4 Lisa – Hang IDS, Saturday 14/3

MEET 12.30 @ Chingford Train Station to march to Tory HQ

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In 2015 inequality within the UK is at levels that we have not seen since the height of the industrial revolution, with absolute poverty returning to our poorest and most vulnerable people. It is against this back drop that I have decided to stand in the General Election in Chingford and against IDS for Class War.

I am a working class woman, daughter of a striking Nottingham miner, and an academic. I write, teach and research class inequality, I practice what I preach. IDS calls himself the quiet man, well I am a gobby working class woman.

My aim is to put class politics back into… errr… politics, Labour, Conservative, and Liberal Democrats all serve the same ideology of the neo-liberal model that serves the elite, rich and establishment. The Greens talk about inequality but do not connect with working class people, and UKIP appear to be the party of protest for ‘the ordinary Britain’ when in reality they are a right wing group of Eurosceptics, with a racist and right wing following led by a public school educated City banker.

Class War-gets peoples attention, the elite and the establishment are afraid of the great unwashed, the angry mob, and the proletariat mass. Class War puts working class politics at the heart of everything that is does, which means it is angry, sweary, and a lot of fun whilst at the same time never forgetting the injustice and the injuries that class prejudice has on working class people.

Vote Class War on May 7th- Tell the Elites, and the Establishment to Fuck Off.

http://lisa4chingford.org/