Last Saturday, feeling glum at the way Soho is being ruined by the Mayfair set, a couple of Class Warriors took the battle to their heartland: Bond Street. Jimmy Kunt went on the warpath, shouting ‘Get rid of the rich!’, mooning at wealthy shoppers, taking the piss out of their stuck-up respectability and generally putting them off their brunch.
Category: Working Class
Radio 4’s Today programme covers the Poor Doors protest at One Commercial Street.
Taylor McWilliams (the wealthy Texan owner of One Commercial Street) claimed the building would have to be destroyed for there to be access to the social housing from the Rich Doors. This is bullshit as members of Class War have seen the adjoining doors inside the building that could be easily unlocked in a matter of minutes. In addition a resident states, in the Today programme, he gets a bollocking when he uses the posh lifts when the Titanic style class dividing doors are left open.
(Class War’s candidate for Chingford Lisa McKenzie (http://lisa4chingford.org/) viewing the segregation door inside One Commercial Street.)
Pressure is building on the orange tanned property magnate as today an elderly and disabled resident gives testimony on LBC of the distressing treatment of residents on the poor side of One Commercial Street. Listen here http://www.lbc.co.uk/this-is-why-poor-doors-must-be-banned-106118. The show was in reaction to a report newly published stating Poor Doors should be banned. Read more here http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/dickensian-poor-doors-separating-wealthy-tenants-should-be-banned-says-commission-10094639.html
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The weekly Poor Doors protests outside No.1 Commercial Street in Aldgate have been ongoing over the past eight months. But last Thursday, organisers Class War were told to remove their banner featuring the four major party leaders with ‘ALL FUCKING WANKERS’ slogan underneath or face arrest.
Although eager to carry out arrests over the banner, Met backed down in apparent confusion over the legalities. The clash between the Met’s reliance on public order legislation against protests and the protesters’ on European rights rulings means the outcome will have far reaching implications for protest. The Met allege the banner was offensive but despite canvassing passers by could not find anyone other than themselves who were offended – a requirement under the legislation.
Class War’s Ian Bone said: “The Met morality appears stuck in a 1960s Lady Chattersley’s Lover era – where offence is taken on behalf of one’s servants. Do they have a remit on English language usage?
“Only four years ago a photographer was acquitted after cops raided his house of a Class War ‘Cameron wanker’ poster in the window. More recently a judge ruled that swearing at a policeman was not a crime because they heard it so often.
“We like swearing and swear that we will continue to swear in public….at policemen. Defend swearing. Tell the cops to fuck off!”
Class War argue that Articles 10 and 11 of the Human Rights Act give them the right to display the banner in a public place. Case law pertaining to section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 also suggests that use of swear words alone is insufficient reason to arrest. See Harvey v Director of Public Prosecutions  All ER (D) 143 (Nov).
DEFEND FREE SPEECH – OUR RIGHTS TO SWEAR ARE BEING ATTACKED
NO.1 COMMERCIAL STREET THURSDAY MARCH 5TH 6pm
Uber rich Texan aristocrat and property developer Taylor McWilliams (AKA DJ Junctional Funky (AKA Ten Gallon Texan Twat)) has ignored the opinions of residents on both sides of the building and has maintained the segregation between rich and poor.
In other news developers at One Tower Bridge are now going to deny access to their garden to poor residents. (http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/07/one-tower-bridge-social-housing-tenants-denied-access-communal-garden).
We think this is bollocks. March with us and defy the police who are trying to charge us to protest.
Fuck the Rich Doors.
Fuck Taylor McWilliams.
Fuck the Rich Gardens.
….and Fuck the police!
Consider donating to Class War this Christmas. We’ve been fighting hard the last few months with some success. We’ve forced Redrow to sell its share in One Commercial Street and brought the new owner to the negotiating table. But we’re far from done.
We’re standing candidates in the 2015 general election. We are doing this to launch a furious and co-ordinated political offensive against the ruling class with the opportunity an election gives us to talk politics to our class. We in no way see the election as an alternative to direct action. By the brick and the ballot!
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Johnny Voids write up on this sociopath Mark Donnor…
It’s Time To Take Our Cities Back From Property Developing Parasites Like Westbrook’s Mark Donnor
The new owners of No 1 Commercial Street in Aldgate East, London have agreed to hold talks over ending the use of segregated entrances at its tower block of flats.
It comes after 19 weeks of noisy and good humoured protests by the working class action group Class War.
The move by the under-pressure owners could herald the end of separate rich and poor doors in housing developments across the capital and UK.
It follows an historic first meeting between Class War and Taylor McWilliams, the executive director of Hondo Enterprises.
Previous owners Redrow quit the development after Class War’s weekly campaign against this class apartheid in East London. (more…)