I wrote this last December but I think it’s worth re-publishing:

There is a class war waging and we are losing it. The rich are getting richer and the gilded elite who have ruled us since Norman times remain in power and dominate land ownership just as they did when they first robbed it. We live in a feudal society dominated by an oligarchy of privately and Oxbridge educated toffs who run not just the government, banks, diplomacy but the media, music. comedy and even the opposition. We see no difference between any of the parties – we oppose Tristram Hunt with the same venom we hate Zac Goldsmith. . We don’t want to kick the tories out to replace them with Labour or any variety of failed Trots. We don’t want to kick them out at all – we want to kick them in!

Started in 1982 CLASS WAR was first a combative, funny, populist anarchist newspaper then mutated into a similar political organisation. We are proud of our past. But 30 years later the same approaches do not work. Endless photos of overseas riots and balaclaved anarchists bring no movement here. The same old same old is getting us nowhere. Time to think and do the unthinkable, to cross the Rubicon.

We are standing Class War candidates in the general election on May 7th 2015. 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.

We are not talking community politics here. It’s too late for a patient slowbuild like the IWCA. The ruling class have us by the throat -they need a short sharp kick in the bollocks. Our election campaign will use any means necessary. we won’t be ushered away by PR minders – we will make ourselves central to the campaign in a funny, rumbustious combative and imaginative way. We will be on the streets and in their faces.

Comrades whatever our yesterdays you are welcome now. join in. reject cynicism. have fun.




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  1. TC

    This is as relevant today (if not more so) that when you first wrote it. I’m in. Speak soon.

  2. Richard

    There are some similarities with UKIPs latest statements, its an elite etc, -difference being they say ‘we’re not establishment’ but its obvious they are and they have a focus on EU and immigration as the root of peoples woes that tap into a need for solidarity in the human condition, which has been eroded by the liberal democracies (fuck everyone else I’m alright jack).
    CWs Double the Dole etc is great along with the other policies..What is also required is the crystallisation of the populist impulse, into a political movement that might infuse the aspiration for solidarity with the ideals of consent, and an uncompromising commitment to liberty. A beacon that will really shake the fuckers up. Possibly.

    • Dr Llareggub

      I am with Richard here. Well said. People are discontented with so many issues. UKIP have grabbed the slogan ‘give us our country back’. Well, we want the lot back and more.

  3. Ray

    You are coming on a storm Ian. Top work.

  4. don't call me mark

    UKIP aim to “keep the flame of Thatcherism alive” – what a bunch of cunts !

  5. Danny

    How do I get in touch with Richard Owen from Swansea East. That’s my patch and I’m right up for it!

    • Kevin Coed

      Danny, I’m on Facebook under the name Kevin Coed. Profile pic is the Class War ‘all the other candidates are scum’ poster.

  6. Reblogged this on snookcocker and commented:
    Problem assessed, solution proposed. Let’s get cracking.

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