Tag Archives: anarchism

Classic Class War Cover: We Have Found New Homes for the Rich

24 Mar

Click here to download a free PDF of the ‘New Homes’ poster. *

*This is a 5mb file because the photo of the graves doesn’t look as ‘nice’ converted to vector art. If you would like us to email you a smaller or compressed just let us know 🙂

A Partly Political Broadcast on Behalf of the Working Class

21 Mar

Click here to download a free PDF of our ‘Broadcast’ poster.

#DIY #BlackBloc Propa-Propaganda Kit…

18 Mar

Click here to download a free PDF of our ‘Black Bloc: We Are Everywhere’ poster.

This idea was inspired by the wonderful Byker Black Bloc who kicked the Lib Dems into touch during their conference in Gateshead  last week. As ‘Alan from Tyneside reported on Ian Bone’s blog:

Ok, I can relax now. One of our lads got lifted on the march on Saturday; his flat & his mam’s house raided, getting threatened with 15 years under anti-terror legislation; getting moved from station to station & held for much longer than the 24 hour legal maximum. But he’s out now with a conditional discharge on a couple of minor offences, (the Town Police Clauses Act 1860summat ffs).

So, I’m not going to do a long boring report about broad-front work and stuff; just some of the highlights:

a) Byker. Marching down the high street in BYKER on the ROAD not the fucking pavement and the march is being led by a bunch of ninjas with their smoke flares and attitude and a couple of local lads are carrying the ‘Byker against Cuts’ banner and the music’s blasting and people are tooting and everyone in the barber’s comes out and gives clenched fists or victory signs. And I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

b) Byker Bridge. No traffic going westbound into town cos we’ve taken the bridge. So our cameraman is lying flat out on his stomach in the middle of the road filming the march approaching. This guy coming the other way stops his car & is waving to the police, pointing and shouting ‘DEAD BODY!!’

c) Heading into town, the FIT appear. So the ninjas go in and hassle them. I mean really in yer face HASSLE them. To the extent that they fuck off. Shortly after that come the arrests, or rather one arrest and one de-arrest :-) Very close to kicking off properly at that point.

d) The fucking scumbag SWP. They are NOT part of the broad front coalition which organised this, (although a couple of their members are). In fact, (shock horror), they worked actively against it; slagging us on facebook for dividing the class by not going directly to the offical TUC wankfest, ordering their members not to come on our march and diverting the student feeder march away from the rendezvous at the Monument.

e) Fuck them, we met up anyway and there’s another hundred of us now, marching down Northumberland Street . But instead of going to the Monument, we divert from the ‘agreed route’ and occupy one of the main road junctions in town. Right outside the bizzie station. But, with the plod shitting theselves, the SWP ride in and rescue them. Specifically, their deputy-under-hitler gets on the megaphone and starts urging the crowd to move off and join the TUC rally on the quayside. “Hey guys! it’s still not too late to get to the rally and listen to fatcat TU bureaucrats urging you to vote Labour!!” Cunt.

f) The River and the Nazis. The Sage, where the lib-dems are, is on the Gateshead side, with the Millenium Bridge at the east end and the Swing Bridge at the west end. The trade unionists are gathered at the Gateshead side of the Millenium Bridge and now hundreds of us Clegg Off! lot are pouring over the Swing Bridge. In between, on the Newcastle side of the river, are the nazis. They had been spamming our FB pages for weeks with their “I’m fucking hard I am” threats. There was EIGHT of them. Eight. Complete, utterly irrelevant spunkbrains.

g) The Sage. Well, like all these things, when you get there its a bit of an anti-climax. Some of the younger comrades spent ages finding plausible routes for an assault on the Sage itself. Some older persons wanted to join the TUC rally to persuade them of the error of their ways and some trade unionists wanted to join with us. Me and comrade Trev retired to a quiet corner to contact a solicitor and when we came back almost everyone had sensibly fucked off to the pub. Apart from the two Byker lads that is; they we quietly amusing themselves by mooning at the LIb-Dem delegates on the balcony above.

h) The American Professor’s lecture. This took place in a working class pub in Gateshead, quite near the Sage actually. Andrew Kliman, who I liked a lot and who was much more interesting talking about spikey stuff than about marxist economic theory. It emerged during the meeting that the landlord of the pub had come under considerable pressure from the bizzies the day before to cancel the meeting. He said no, I won’t. Makhno Medal.

i) There’s lots more of course. The banner drop on Friday was a great feat of anarchist organisation. Late on Saturday, two broad front comrades got into the Hilton & cornered Danny Alexander. And we were noticed. Anarchists AND the broad front coalition. And me bairn is out of the nick and I’ve just won my first attempt at a JSA sanctioning appeal just by putting the form in.

Happy as fuck. A.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcKrDoSRG2c

This strategy of autonomous, anonymous, playful, decentralised, civil disobedience (aka ‘Black Bloc’) is the most effective weapon the working class have left against a state which refuses to listen to – and no longer tolerates – any form of popular dissent. In the interests of creating a recognisable loose umbrella group – but keeping true to the idea of people working for themselves – we’ve designed a photo-copy friendly Black Block poster, which can be printed cheaply and which can easily be adapted to suit any occasion 😉 …

There’s a blank ‘black’ version…

…which you can alter or write on with copydex, etc, before photocopying…

…and there’s a cut-out ‘white’ version for those who like to write in marker pen…

Click here to download the Black verion.

Click here to download the White version.

And, as always, we’re happy to make bespoke versions for people that we like… just send us your ideas. 😉

BAILIFF (and other authoritarian scum) BEWARE!..

12 Mar

Click here to download a free PDF of our ‘BAILIFF BEWARE’ poster.

Fuck the Men in Suits, It’s Time for CLASS WAR!

23 Feb

Men in suits kill more people than men in uniform, they steal more money than men in masks, and the tell more lies than men in dog-collars. Men in suits are the scum of the earth, but at least they make themselves easy to identify… and one day soon those ties will make a very handy noose. 😉

Bankers, bosses and politicians beware, the winds of change are blowing – gently now but getting stronger – the tide of the class war is finally changing.

Click here to download a free PDF of our ‘Men in Suits’ poster.

First Ever INTERNATIONAL RIOT & LOOTING DAY: 1/5/2012

6 Feb

This one was created in support of all those kids who were arrested and/or banged-up just for posting comments about the riots on social network sites… it is also intended as a big ‘FUCK YOU’ to fascist though-police wankers like Dick-tective Rich Henson. It’s obviously tongue-(slightly)-in-cheek, but the authorities have already proven that they’re a bunch of humorless bastards – so if there happens to be a riot on May 1st we might have to go offline for a bit 😉

Click here to download a free PDF of our ‘International Looting and Riot Day’ poster.

VIVA VOINA! or Why Is The British Art World So Shit?

25 Jan

The Voina Group (pronounced va-ee-NA) are an infamous and brilliant anti-authoritarian/anarchist street-art/provo crew from Russia. They first found notoriety in 2008 when five couples staged a real orgy in a Moscow Museum to oppose the folly of the Russian elections.

Other actions have involved turning a Moscow Metro carriage into a dining car; shoplifting from a supermarket wearing priest’s robes and police helmets to show how invulnerable authority is to it’s own laws; and the stealing of a chicken hidden in a member’s vagina entitled: ‘How To Snatch A Chicken? The Tale Of How One Cunt Fed The Whole Group.’ 

The ‘Crossing the Rubicon / A Dick Captured By The FSB.’ prank – involving the painting of a 60-metre cock and balls on St Petersburg’s Liteiny Bridge just in time for it to be raised in mocking glory of the town’s FSB (ex-KGB) headquarters – caught the attention of the world’s media…

On 15 November 2010 Voina’s Leonid Nikolayev, aka Crazy Lenya, and Oleg Vorotnikov were arrested for overturning a police cars as part of a performance artwork entitled ‘Palace Coup’. Vorotnikov and the two-year-old son of another Voina member called Sokol, rolled a ball under the patrol car and four activists then turned the car over to get it back. The official charges were hooliganism motivated by hatred or hostility towards a social group… even though the police in Russia – or anywhere else in the world for that matter – can hardly be described as fucking ‘social’, let alone a ‘social group’. 😉

Whilst they were being held on remand the famous Bristol street-artist, Banksy (who is not a fucking patch on Sheffield’s Phlegm by the way) sent £80,000 in bail money to have them released. Viona promptly gave the money away to help other political prisoners.

In October Voina boarded the famous Russian ship, the Aurora, which fired the first shot against the monarchy in the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. They then scaled the masts and promptly hoisted the Jolly Roger…

Crazy Lenya is on record as saying: “I don’t give a fuck about art.” Which says it all really. But if artists in Britain were suddenly to learn from Voina and begin to undermine power and oppression through their work we’d have a lot more respect for them. Art in Britain has long lacked the ability to critique and unmask power and injustice (just as our comedians now fail to create true satire), but then so have our latter-day Anarchist groups. Maybe the Artists and Anarchists should have a competition to see who can be the first to how naked Emperor Cameron truly is! 😉