Class War

Why I'm Not Voting - I Represent Myself

Jon Bigger | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jon Bigger

Whether you vote or not, whether you've ever voted or not, one thing is for sure, like me, you're on a political journey. None of us arrives fully formed. We have to find our way through these moments. We don't exist separate to the state and capitalism. There is no pure anarchist approach to this crap. We represent ourselves in whatever way we feel fit and that is enough.

The Labour Party, Class War and Ruling Class Fear

Jon Bigger | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jon Bigger

Watching the Labour Party tear itself apart over a tweet or two is excellent entertainment. The right of the party is reeling from the rise of the Corbynistas and the left are desperately trying to keep control of the party machinery when their MP's are hostile to change.

Class War Is Everywhere

Jon Bigger | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK Politics
Jon Bigger

It's very easy these days for journalists to seize on one hastily written tweet and justify their existence by writing rubbish about it. It's an easy way of filling space. One tweet gets all the attention instead of the hours, days and months that a person spends doing actual things.

Hipsters, Property Developers and Gimmick-Owners Beware: The Fightback Against Gentrification Has Barely Begun

Jon Bigger | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK
Jon Bigger

Gentrification is not simply about gimmicky shops and cafes. It's about anger at being excluded on grounds of wealth. It's about the people being forced to move and the ones valiantly trying to stay put despite the pressure to leave. It's about the inclusive social and communal spaces that have gone, not the exclusive ones that have sprung up.

Cereal Killer Cafe Vandals Announce Their Next Target

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

A group of anarchists who vandalised Shoreditch's hipster Cereal Killer Cafe at the weekend have announced their next target will be the recently-open...

iAnxiety; Apple, Misery, and the New Class Divide

Shaun Varga | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Shaun Varga

Therapy. You need to climb aboard that bandwagon, because all the indicators show that there has never been a greater demand for therapy. Did you know there is a worldwide increase in anxiety?

Tory Economic Policy Is More Akin to a Mass Experiment in Human Despair

John Wight | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

We are living in the midst of an economic meltdown, which as the latest economic figures reveal is being made worse not better by a Chancellor whose incompetence and mendacity is now beyond doubt.

The Tory Attacks on the Unemployed Constitute a Hate Crime

John Wight | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

The cynical attempt to stigmatise, demonise, and dehumanise millions of people up and down the country, regardless of their personal or individual circumstances, surely ranks as one of the most vicious and brutal acts of any British government in living memory.

The REAL Threat To Society: The 50-Something Middle Classes

Jim Smallman | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Jim Smallman

Clad in tweed and carrying a wicker shopping basket, she looked like exactly the kind of person that the Daily Mail would use in an advertising campaign to drum up support for their publication: Despite a plethora of seats being available, she chose to sit next to me

2013 - When Injustice Becomes Law Resistance Becomes Duty

John Wight | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

The potentiality, and perhaps inevitably, of 2013 proving one of the most socially convulsive and ugly in Britain's social history is very real.

Hunting the Poor - The Tory Bloodsport of Choice

John Wight | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Politics
John Wight

This latest attack on recipients of housing benefit and the born and unborn children of the poor are merely the latest in a wider and continuing class war, unleashed when this coalition government came to power in 2010.

Game of Thrones

Liam Thompson | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Politics
Liam Thompson

The Conservative Party Conference this week, as with the other two party conferences, was notable for a supreme lack of passion or insight. It seems that, faced with a world order in flux and a rapidly unravelling economic model, our political leaders really just don't know what to do. I for one would prefer it if they just told us this.

Let Them Eat Country Suppers

Adam Lee-Potter | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK
Adam Lee-Potter

We're all in this together? Not since Marie Antoinette's infamous "let them eat cake" has a phrase so neatly captured the class divide. For despite what the likes of David Cameron and his erstwhile chum, the former Sun editor Rebekah Brooks, might once have thought - we are blatantly not all in this together.

Picking sides: Rich v poor

Jonty Langley | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Politics
Jonty Langley

Like the latest Mac, most centrist political parties and NewsCorp, 'class war' is a tool of the rich.