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(en) Britain, "London Calling" - THE BULLETIN OF LONDON CLASS WAR JANUARY 2005

From classwaruk@hotmail.com
Date Mon, 24 Jan 2005 11:50:18 +0100 (CET)


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KILLER COPS ON LOOSE IN LONDON
TWO FILTH FROM SO19, the special firearms unit, who murdered
Harry Stanley were let back on the street even though they could still
face charges for unlawfully killing him after an inquest jury rejected
their claims that their lives were in danger.
It also emerged that Sharman, one of the officers, continued to give shooting
lessons to hundreds of officers after Stanley's death - while he was
suspended from active firearms duty. Mr Stanley, a father of three, was shot
in the head after police thought he was carrying a gun, but was in fact
holding a table leg in a carrier bag. Harry Stanley's widow
said this was a kick in the teeth. In November's London
Calling we reported the SO19 strike after the two officers were
suspended. Now it seems the two officers who will return to work as
cuntastables are to be let loose again. The filth can't afford a strike and will anyway bend the rules as they see fit
especially after two officers - who are both facing potential
murder charges - have been judged worthy of having their suspensions
lifted and returned to policing. Looking back on the case, and
recalling that the jury disbelieved them on something as serious as
shooting a member of the public, it looks as thought the Met will
never suspend any officers. Once again the laws do not apply to the
filth as they see fit to do whatever the hell they want. The Justice for
Harry Stanley Campaign are still fighting on, after six long years, to
see the officers brought to justice - and you can show
your support. Get in touch with them at PO Box 29644, London E2
8TS.

BATTERED BOBBIES

WE HEAR THAT attacks on the police in Hackney have risen more
than 150% in the last three years! If that doesn't banish
the January blues, we don't know what will! Although this
leaves Hackney still ninth in the London league table, we have high
hopes that next year will see the borough in the top five, and maybe
challenging for a place in Europe.
Chief Inspector Neil Seabridge said, predictably, that he thought it
was disgusting and nasty that people would want to smack his poor,
armoured coppers. As Mandy Rice-Davies said, he would,
wouldn't he?
The lickspittle Liberal Democrats have lined up firmly behind the
filth, an anonymous spokesman insisting that a zero tolerance
approach toward those who battered bobbies just doing their jobs.
Just the sort of middle class wank we expect from them, running
dogs of the police as they are.
Sadly, Hackney (126 assaults) lags quite a way behind league leaders
Westminster (287 assaults): but then Westminster have a larger
number of police to assault. A dark horse which may upset our hopes
for the next few years is Lambeth, which has seen a massive 375%
rise in cops being smacked in the last thirty-six months.


FARMER'S MARKET SURVEY:
A MARKET FOR HACKNEY'S NEW YUPPIES
BROADWAY MARKET HAS changed a lot in the last year.
Suddenly there are new pubs, galleries, estate agents and boutiques
as well as expensive new flats springing up around it. Broadway
Market now has a weekly Farmers Market selling organic food,
jewellery and £3 loaves of bread.
To find out more about what people think of the Farmer Market,
Hackney Independent interviewed 50 shoppers at the market and 100
households on Whiston and Goldsmiths estates.
We found that most estate residents were glad to see some activity in
the market, but clearly recognise that it is not aimed at them. Many
would like to see the market selling things they need like toiletries
and kids' clothes at prices they can afford.
Meanwhile, those who are using the market have no idea that the
area is becoming divided - between a working class majority who are
having to put up with bad housing and run down services, and a new
breed of rich, self-interested young professionals.
This is not merely an accident of the property market. The
gentrification of the area is something that is urged on by Hackney
Council's regeneration plans. As they privatise public services, shut
down community services, run down estates and close schools they
want to bring in a new class of people with money to 'improve the
area'. The middle-class Labour council sees these new-comers as
'their kind of people', while they look down on those who live on
estates.
The view from Whiston & Goldsmiths Estates:
83% say market not aimed at us
93% say market is too expensive
79% say market should be made to sell goods at affordable prices

The view from Farmers Market shoppers:
£1000+ - Average weekly wage
£31.50 - Average weekly spend at the farmers market
9 months - average time they have lived in Hackney

Whiston & Goldsmiths residents say:
"It's for the yuppies! We used to have loads of cheap stalls years
ago"
"It doesn't have the products we need"
"I don't know anyone who's used it"
"It does make a difference because we haven't had anything around
here for a long time, but it's too expensive"
"It's too overpriced for this area. It's for people in the posh flats.
They're driving us out"

Farmers Market shoppers say:
"The property is cheap and I like that the area is changing"
"There is a nice vibe about the market. It brings in nice people."
"It's a vibrant, great area"
"The area's rough but the market is good"
"It's up and coming and exciting"
"The shops in the market are fab."

THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE HACKNEY
INDEPENDENT NEWSLETTER.
VISIT THEIR SITE: www.hackneyindependent.org/

MAX CALLER HONOURED
HACKNEY'S FORMER CHIEF Executive Max Caller
was recently made a Commander of the Order of the Most Excellent
Order of the British Empire, for services to local government. What a
fucking joke!
After just four years at Hackney Council (and it seems like much
longer!) he's managed to preside over a catalogue of
stupidity, incompetence and downright attacks on the
borough's unfortunate residents.
Whilst the council brag about his work with Mayor Jules Pipe,
claiming that everything's nice and rosy because of Max,
the reality is very different.
Some years ago, we had more libraries in the borough. We had more
leisure facilities. We had nurseries. And now?
In many areas the Council is now delivering a higher
quality of services to residents, the council's
propaganda sheet claims. As though a balanced budget, built on cuts
to services needed by the poorest were some sort of step forwards. Of
course, had there been any sort of financial responsibility at the top
then the fucking fiasco of the Clissold Leisure Centre (see previous
issues of London Calling) would not have happened.
It seems that Mr Caller has retired early, due to ongoing health
problems. We at London Class War wish him a short and painful
retirement. If this is how he leaves the borough before the
job's finished, thank fuck he he's gone now.

ITS GOOD TO TALK!
BARNSLEY BNP ORGANISER Paul Harris who is involved in a
campaign to stop a local community centre opening,you can phone
Paul on his home phone number 01226 725221.
He won't answer if you dial 141 so call the cunt from a phone box
and tell him what you think!

NOT ALL IS PUKKA FOR JAMIE
JAMIE OLIVER, THAT cheesy smirking git we all have grown to
despise, has hit the tabloids once again and it wasn't good
news for James' yuppie restaurant FIFTEEN in trendy
Hoxton, where yuppies, trendies and pseudo-artists try to make their
name by sniffing arses all day in cappuccino bars, Tracy Emin,
£3 a pint, sushi bars say no more.
After being slated as a total con by numerous good food guides
including Hardens who ranked Fifteen the worst restaurant in
London, we got a Class War chum to book a reservation with the
work's phone and time. After getting through to the
restaurant she was put straight on to a recording of Jamie himself -
see the crap we put ourselves through? Jamie was droning on about
himself and the virtues of his restaurant. She was told that if she
pressed the number one on the phone she'd be put
straight through to reservations. No sooner had she done that
Jamie's voice came on again nice one guys, as
you may know, Fifteen is a social venture that trains professional
chefs to mentor and train unemployed youngsters... blah,
blah…..
After she got threw to a real person she was told that the number she
dialled was a special rate number and that she was charged over the
odds for the pleasure of hearing Jamie's voice, she asked if
there was an alternative number she could phone to get a reservation
and was told NO.
So not only will you be ripped off inside Fifteen for the likes of
bangers and mash at £8 you will be ripped off before even
entering the restaurant.

STUPID BOY!
PRINCE HARRY'S RECENT swastika-wearing stupidity
came as a surprise to us. We knew the foul Windsor klan were on the
loony end of the right: but we thought that even someone as
intellectually challenged as Prince Harry would realise that wearing a
Wehrmacht uniform and a swastika armband was a bad idea.
Clearly we were wrong!
Even for seasoned royal watchers, the incident is an amazing one.
Most ordinary people would recognise that dressing up as some sort
of, well, Nazi, is neither big nor clever. And that's without
having bodyguards or highly-paid advisors to prevent anything
happening to them! Perhaps some cruel aide thought
they'd have a laugh and drop Harry in the shit - not that that would be tricky.
Note that Harry's mate who flogged the pictures to the
Sun thought that the best ones he'd got were of Prince
William in a lion costume. Hmmm… Nothing at all wrong,
then, in the opinion of the ruling class scum at this dubious party, in
dressing up as some sort of fucking fascist. It's likely
Prince Charles' anger will be reserved for his foul son
getting caught: most likely a more heinous crime in his eyes than
wearing a Hitlerite uniform.
Fergie's bizarre intervention into the controversy left us
gobsmacked! Didn't she die or something some years
ago? For her to come out and act as Harry's apologist
shows she's still a shameless royal lickspittle. Perhaps one
day they'll let her back into Buckingham Palace.
Prince Harry's let the cat out of the bag, though. We
expect that it will prove somewhat harder to leave this behind him
than he suspects. It's clear where Harry's
sympathies lie: and it's also clear that neither Charles nor
William - nor Harry - must ever be King.

CRY BABY CRY!
ONE OF THE problems of a monthly newsletter is having something
unforeseen happen just after you go to press.
Sadly at the end of last year we were caught out by David
Blunkett's resignation… or was it Charles Clarke
who resigned? Rarely in the field of Parliamentary politics can one
figure have been replaced by another figure so similar as to be
fucking indistinguishable! They both bearded wankers with a
penchant for fucking other people over - all
that's changed is the insignificant detail of their names.
Blunkett was in favour of ID cards - Clarke's in
favour of ID cards. Clarke's keeping the
Government's repressive legislation on track -
Blunkett put it there in the first place. We've got to hand it
to Blair: it looks like he's played a joke on everyone by
replacing Tweedledum with his identical twin, Tweedledee.
Having said that, the most amusing thing about the replacement of
like with like was the arsy way that Blunkett blamed his downfall on
some sort of millionaires' conspiracy against him! He
made out he was some poor little working class boy against whom all
the nasty rich people ganged up. Like fuck! Hell hath no fury like a
woman scorned: and when Blunkett found that out to his cost, he
couldn't handle it.

LEST WE FORGET.
ROGER SYLVESTER, HARRY STANLEY, BRIAN DOUGLAS,
CHRISTOPHER ALDER, WAYNE DOUGLAS, SHIJI LAPITE,
RICHARD O`BRIEN, JOY GARDNER, JAMES ASHLEY, ROCKY
BENNET, ALTON MANNING, ASETA SIMMS, GLEN
HOWARD… Killed by CS gas, long handed batons,
restraining belts and guns by the Police & Prison Officers, 90% were
not British,70% were black, 100% were working class,
let's not forget them and their families' struggle
for justice in the year to come.

CLASS WAR ISSUE 87 OUT NOW!
ONLY £1 FROM YOUR USUAL SUPPLIER!

NOT IN OUR GRAVEYARD!
Many people in Hackney hate the police. This is hard to forget, when
you consider the amount of abuse the bullies in blue hand out to the
borough's residents. Talk to the average person on our
estates, and you'll find the majority of people will have a
story or two to tell about their views of the local filth. We could
probably fill London Calling with what they say.

There's some good news, though! In Stoke Newington
last month, locals smashed up the 1909 memorial to PC William
Tyler, in Abney Park Cemetery. If you ask me it was a bloody good
idea! I don't like walking the dog round the graveyard and
seeing a pig's grave there. Traditionally Abney Park was
an alternative graveyard where working class people could be buried.
Now it's a nature reserve. Whose great idea was it to bury
Tyler there? Surely it's daft to bury a cop in a cemetery full
of working class graves. Though they say that the filth are part of the
community, we disagree. They weren't part of the
community even in 1909 when PC Tyler met his death.

Interestingly, Tyler was killed in the Tottenham Outrage of 1909 by
armed robbers alleged to be anarchists. He was shot in the face after
confronting the robbers and demanding they surrender. Another dead
cop ‘hero'… Tottenham must have the
highest number of filth deaths in the country!

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Chiverton, Hackney's pitiful
answer to Inspector Morse, voiced his disgust at the attack on the
memorial and swore it would be repaired. We at London Calling
would like to ask whose money will be spent on this Hackney
Outrage, the renovation. Why not simply dig him up, take the big
obnoxious headstone with a foul police tit on it, and dump it in
another graveyard where the majority of locals don't
despise the filth. If they can find one. HEY! That's an idea - to
dig him up, that is!

DIARY DATES
Friday 11 - Sunday 13 February: Newcastle Anarchist
Film Festival. Visit www.projectile.org.uk for information.
They've a range of events, with speakers including
someone from CW!
Saturday 19 February: Class War! Mass civil disobedience is planned
by the toffs of the Countryside Alliance. Let's get out there
and smash their demonstrations, their illegal hunts and stop their
nonsense once and for all!
Sunday March 5: Miners Return to Work Anniversary Rally & Social
@ The Fox, Stainforth, Doncaster. Organised by Hatfield Main
Branch NUM The Mining Communities Advice Centre in
conjunction with Class War.
Saturday June 11: Norwich's Anarchist Bookfair. A top
day out for all - check out twotins.tripod.com for latest
details.

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