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Class War Daily Friday 10 April 2020 – Spirit of 1945: No Going Back

UK. THE GENERAL SPIRIT of,demobbed soldiers “they got us into the war and we had dig them out of it”, resulting in a massive Labour victory. People who had fought for six years – my dad – were not going to go back to feeling inferior to their “betters”. A new spirit of “we’re as good as they are” was pervasive in the working class. —- Flanagan and Allen provided the mood music. One result was a mass squatting movement by demobbed soldiers and their families, involving hundreds of thousands seizing empty houses and ministry of defence buildings. —- Now we must also adopt a NO GOING BACK attitude. Are all of our working class heroes who have sacrificed so much – bus drivers, nurses, shop assistants, cleaners etc etc – going to go meekly back to the status quo and the huge wealth divide?

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THE GENERAL SPIRIT of,demobbed soldiers “they got us into the war and we had dig them out of it”, resulting in a massive Labour victory. People who had fought for six years – my dad – were not going to go back to feeling inferior to their “betters”. A new spirit of “we’re as good as they are” was pervasive in the working class. —- Flanagan and Allen provided the mood music. One result was a mass squatting movement by demobbed soldiers and their families, involving hundreds of thousands seizing empty houses and ministry of defence buildings. —- Now we must also adopt a NO GOING BACK attitude. Are all of our working class heroes who have sacrificed so much – bus drivers, nurses, shop assistants, cleaners etc etc – going to go meekly back to the status quo and the huge wealth divide?

A wealth divide which rewards those with inherited wealth, the bankers and property developers against those who do all the work. Rewarding those who keep luxury flats empty as investments; rewarding those who would build separate entrances for cleaners and nurses in the obscenity of poor doors segregation. Is this what we’re fucking dying for?

There are thousands of empty properties in London and elsewhere. A massive new squatting movement would show that we ain’t going back.

So after the lockdown is over and the street parties blaze on like VE Night, we need a massive action based on NO GOING BACK. Something like a general strike the week after lockdown ends.

If not us, who? If not now, when? Social justice for all.



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