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Solidarity with #BLM and #Bristol

UK. We need to fight to abolish capitalism and the state, and have a fundamental systematic change to be in collective control of our own lives.

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#Churchill’s #racism, in his own words

UK. Winston Churchill is a figure from British history who is much venerated and has been discussed again because of recent graffiti on his statue in central London. We are supposed to believe that he was a war hero, that we couldn’t have won the Second World War without him and that he stood for British freedom itself. This, however, is more mythology than history and focuses only on a romanticised version of the Second World War. Even if we are to remember him for the war though, there is the problem of his strategic decisions (such as Gallipoli in WW1) which cost the British armed forces many lives, as well as the fact that it was largely working-class people who actually fought the war.

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Class War Daily 10 June 2020: Direct action get the goods! – Destroy 500 years of colonialism! And viva #CHAZ

“A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of
dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand.”

Those are the worlds of Columbus wrote in 1500 to Doña Juana de la Torre. To secure his second expedition with the
promises “slaves as many as they shall order to be shipped,”.

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Class War Daily 8 June 2020: “Racists! Get in the sea!”

Bristol. UK. Yesterday, a mob of angry Bristolians finally knocked the statue of Edward Colston – one of the country’s most prolific if little known slave traders – off his city centre perch and unceremoniously dumped the ugly piece bronze junk in the city docks as an ecstatic crowd cheered on.

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Class War Daily 3 June 2020: “We fight these bastards with all our strength with bricks and petrol bombs”

UK. The names and places have changed but it’s the same story, murderous cops trying to smash up the community who are tired of their shit. Class War reported on the 1985 Brixton riots as active participants. and were back out the day after slinging Class War on the same streets.

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Class War Daily 26 May 2020: “Rage is a great step forward from indignation”

UK. And it surely has – I doubt if he’ll be doing his nonchalant tennis jumper over the shoulder look for a few days or he’ll be found upside down hanging from a petrol pump, the fragrant Mary Wakefield alongside.

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Rupture Spring 2020: The sickness came long before the virus

Well here it is – the lockdown edition of Rupture. Notable for the fact that in the 20 years of publication this is the first issue not to be printed as a hard copy. This has come with its benefits – we can use colour images, don’t have to design in blocks of four pages (for folding purposes uh-huh), didn’t have to agonise about fitting all the text and imagery into the layout and well, there aren’t any listings to collate. It’s also rare for the zine to have a theme – but quite frankly it’s kind of nice doing things a different way for a change.

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