UPDATE JAN 2017: May the FORCE be with you! Just when you though the world couldn’t get more weird….
A student arrested for waving a banner calling politicians “wankers” has been let off as prosecutors dropped a case against him on the eve of his day in court. Adam Barr, 24, who studies at the SOAS in London, was arrested by Tower Hamlets police last April for holding a banner with pictures of David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage and the words “All Fucking Wankers”…
BREAKING NEWS: Cops don’t know…
This is getting dafter and dafter: (from the Police. They typed it all by themselves).
Mr (x), I have been asked to contact you to explain that we will not be reporting the destruction of your banner as a crime. The property store have mistakenly destroyed the banner, and so there is no criminal intent. As has been explained to you by PC Reihill you can continue to make a complaint, and I have included how to do this below. (more…)
Today Class War’s Lisa Mckenzie was charged with public order offences for carrying this poster outside a building in which 29-year-old Texan billionaire Taylor McWilliams was supping champagne – a building that has separate entrances for people of different classes.
Today the Metropolitan Police upped the ante in the class war by the rich against the rest. Today they are censoring and intimidating the voices of the working-class on behalf of plutocrats. It’s the week when the Tories pledged to tear up what little human rights we have, the week when Theresa May announced all opponents of this corrupt political system would be chased down as “domestic extremists”.
The attack on Lisa Mckenzie’s freedom of speech is an injury to all. Class War calls for resistance against the rich and their agents.
Class War will be at the State Opening of Parliament on 27 May, ready to send a message to the ruling class: your time is up!
Is This the Most Dangerous Banner in Britain?
Millions were wringing their hands this week in anxiety over the fate of BBC motormouth Jeremy Clarkson. Meanwhile, on the streets of East London on Thursday night the police were cracking down on Class War‘s sweary summing up of popular sentiment towards our political leaders, to complete indifference of the media. The contrast reveals a lot about the state of human rights in Britain.
The police claimed that the group’s “All Fucking Wankers” banner, on display at its weekly Poor Doors protest in Aldgate, had distressed the public and violated the Public Order Act. A protester was arrested for holding onto the banner, which was confiscated and taken to Paddington Green, the notorious police station where terrorist suspects are interrogated. (more…)
Living in Bow in the Nineties, just one skyscraper dominated the skyline: ONE Canada Square in Canary Wharf. I would see it when I went to bed every night and when I woke up in the morning. With steam pouring from its air conditioning ducts through the night like some steam punk dragon, it winked knowingly at the council estates it towered over. It knew there was worse to come. (more…)