via peter marshall: London, UK. 8th December 2016. Ian Bone of Class War speaks at their second protest against Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher who suggested solving London’s housing crisis by getting rid of regulations, privatising all public space and scrapping social housing.
They say this would be a fascist social cleansing of the city which would force out the working class and abandon it to the wealthy.
Schumacher’s ideas have been widely disowned by the architectural profession and the protesters demand he resign; he apparently left the building as the protesters arrived shortly before I got there but ran off down the road when challenged and asked to discuss the issues with the protesters. (more…)
1pm on Wednesday 30 November 2016 @ Zaha Hadid Architects, 10 Bowling Green Lane, EC1R 0BQ London
BRING POSTERS, BANNERS! Architect Patrik Schumacher wants to get rid of all affordable housing and remove the “unproductive” from London. Let’s show him on Wednesday just what us “Unproductives” think about that!
This is PATRIK SCHUMACHER, director of Zaha Hadid Architects, hater of the working class, and social cleansing denier. And here’s what he had to say recently about who ‘deserves’ to live in London, in which he uses photos from an action against social cleansing that some of us did outside a posh prize-giving at the Royal Institute of British Architects.
His message is clear: the rich want London’s council estates and they don’t give a shit about what they have to do to the working class to get them. (more…)
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Internet providers will be forced to keep a full record of every site that each one of its customers have visited. Full article here
Source: Independent, 24 NOV 2016: Organisations including the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Work and Pensions will be able to see UK citizen’s entire internet browsing history in weeks.
The Investigatory Powers Bill, which was all but passed into law this week, forces internet providers to keep a full list of Internet Connection Records (ICRs) for a year, and make them available to the government if it asks. Those ICRs effectively serve as a full list of every website that people have visited, not collecting which specific pages are visited or what’s done on them but serving as a full list of every site that someone has visited and when…
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Demo at the Placemaking Croydon conference – Croydon Boxpark (near East Croydon station), meet midday East Croydon Station, Tuesday 22 November 2016.
An opportunity too good to miss, with all the villains in one place: housing minister Gavin Barwell, London’s deputy mayor for housing and former Hackney social cleanser Jules Pipe, Croydon Council’s CEO and former Newham social cleanser Jo Negrini – plus a bunch of architects and architecture commentators helping to exile the working class from London. And of course – who else? – SAVILLS! (more…)
‘Without violent confrontation with the forces of the state the working class will never break through the deadly, stultifying condition which enmeshes it today. The class becomes decadent without class violence.
Without a willingness to confront and attack capitalism physically the state, authority, institutions will continue to flourish.
This will mean the subordination of every individual not part of the ruling class to every facet of the system’
UPDATE 5 NOV: Oxford Street blockaded, UVW takes the streets demanding very simple and fair demands for the cleaners to receive parity of pay and terms and conditions of employment with in-house staff.
from @UVWunion: Demand justice for the John Lewis cleaners, Saturday 5th November – John Lewis makes well over £100 million in profit a year despite a recent slump, and pays its Chairman over 114 times what the cleaners earn.
Nonetheless, John Lewis insists on denigrating and treating their cleaners like second class citizens, who they despicably outsource for no other reason than to deprive them of the same benefits that in-house staff receive.
Not only are the cleaners paid poverty wages of £7.29 per hour – which will be insultingly increased by only 6p an hour to £7.35 an hour on 18th October 2016 – but they are excluded from the famous partnership model lauded by all. (more…)
“A caustic piece of street art has appeared on the front of the boarded up Ashok’s store on Brixton Station Road. The artwork features the faces of David Cameron, Boris Johnson and Theresa May next to the caption, “Do One CancerVatives.” In smaller writing can be seen the words, ‘Together, we can beat this disease’…”
London, UK. 9th October 2016: Class War felt that the official celebration was failing to reflect the spontaneous and anarchist nature of of the Battle of Cable Street.
They see too many of the speakers representing organisations which had opposed popular resistance on the streets and feel it inappropriate that a march celebrating an event where the people took over the street should walk tamely along the pavements and a cycle lane rather than on the street. We decided to hold an alternative rally in front of the Cable Street mural with local resident Martin Wright giving an address. (more…)