Class War was first published April 1983, and soon rose to prominence thanks to its winning blend of humour and hard hitting, populist attacks on working class enemies. Motivation for creating the paper was to “fuck things up, bring back class politics, get rid of pacifism and create a mass circulation anarchist tabloid.”
These aspirations were soon realised, and Class War’s circulation was in the tens of thousands. The humour of the paper was a vital breath of fresh air amidst the stagnant, tedious publications of the various left wing socialist factions.
Class War stood out from the crowd because it was funny and refused to focus solely on the suffering of the working class; rather than being portrayed as passive casualties of ruling class attacks, the paper instead championed a violent fightback, something perfectly captured by the regular page 3 feature ‘Hospitalised Copper’.
Class War has recently seen a resurgence, and we haven’t forgotten the importance of having a presence on the street, adopting the position of ‘By the brick and the ballot’ we formed a Class War Party for the 2015 general election, campaigned against Poor Doors, The Jack The Ripper Museum, and stood together with the United Voices of the World union in a number of campaigns and let’s not forget the Fuck Parade to name but a few.
In these times of austerity and political turmoil it’s been decided that Class War needs to return to the streets in printed form; social media has its place but in the true tradition of Class War we NEED to be on the streets and in their faces, it’s time that the working class can read about things that matter in their lives written by the working class for the working class in a language we all understand…
By ANY means necessary, and we are asking for your help we need to raise £1200 in order to publish the paper, as we are made up of working class people like yourselves we understand that times are hard and ANY small amount that you can contribute is gratefully accepted.
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