Class War newspaper

An online archive of issues of Class War, a UK-based anarchist tabloid newspaper founded in 1983.

Submitted by Fozzie on November 10, 2018

Libcom also hosts:

As well as a number of critiques of Class War's politics:

Missing issues:
#3 New Homes For The Rich, October 1983.
#8? Bricks Bottles Burning Barricades – Summer of 1984.
#54, #59, #60.

Comments

R Totale

3 years 9 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Submitted by R Totale on September 6, 2020

The Iain Sinclair review mentioned is here. May be soft-paywalled if you've looked at other LRB articles this month but you can get around that by opening up a private mode/incognite window. Interesting to see the old Chumbawamba shit condom hoax get another mention.

westartfromhere

4 months 3 weeks ago

Submitted by westartfromhere on January 31, 2024

Just reread parts of the first issue. Ian Bone's rabble rousing brought this to mind from our Herakles:

In England, for instance, the way to show political power lies open to the working class. Insurrection would be madness where peaceful agitation would more swiftly and surely do the work.

The show of political power is not the same as the seizure of political power.

ca'canny

4 months 3 weeks ago

Submitted by ca'canny on February 1, 2024

Love seeing these up here. Thanks Sparrows Nest!

westartfromhere

4 months 2 weeks ago

Submitted by westartfromhere on February 2, 2024

Not a surprise to see criticism of Class War from the cop collaborators of Sussex University above.

Samotnaf, 12 years 9 months ago, wrote:

Should point out that this article, though it appeared in Aufheben as an "intake" , was not written by anyone involved in Aufheben.

I remember being invited for a pint at The White Tart by Ian Bone and his cronnies when I worked in a post room off Finsbury Square. The overall impression that I left with was, gobbledegook.

lurdan

4 months ago

Submitted by lurdan on February 21, 2024

Here's a temporary link to a scan of one of the missing issues #4

Imagenetz link

(This issue was put together by Lia and Aleks and I have a dim recollection that there was some unhappiness about the content).

westartfromhere

4 months ago

Submitted by westartfromhere on February 22, 2024

The class has to be injected with higher consciousness. This higher consciousness cannot be founded on real experience, by its very definition, and so must find another basis. This is found in how other people suffer—in victims. Anger is twisted out of class solidarity which then aquires the pious stench of Christian brotherhood and can do nothing more aggressive than condemn capitalism for being immoral.

Class War, [#4], on the politics of social-democracy (of the Left and right).

Submitted by Fozzie on February 22, 2024

lurdan wrote: Here's a temporary link to a scan of one of the missing issues #4

Imagenetz link

(This issue was put together by Lia and Aleks and I have a dim recollection that there was some unhappiness about the content).

That's amazing Lurdan, thank you - it's now here.

Bone says in his book that a large number of this issue were burned...

Submitted by westartfromhere on February 22, 2024

Fozzie wrote: Bone says in his book that a large number of this issue were burned...

Don't tease us. Burnt by whom?

P.S. Read your note on the link.