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(en) UK, Class war 86 - Pole of Proles; Notes and Corrections; Unfinished Business

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Date Fri, 26 Mar 2004 08:10:24 +0100 (CET)

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Pole of Proles - With the government?s proposed new test of ?Britishness?
for immigrants being introduced, Class War thought it would be a good time
to test our readers to find out how many of you are true class warriors.
Try our quiz to test your working class credentials.
1.You are walking down a local street at night when you see a
British National Party member out leafleting. Do you:
a.Have a discussion with them about the pros and cons of the Euro
b.Hide your Anti-Nazi League badge and cross the road hurriedly,
composing in your mind a stiff letter to The Guardian
c.Sneak up behind them, hit them over the head with a blunt instrument then
kick them several times until they see the error of their ways

2.Its Saturday morning. Are you:

a.Going out to support your local fox hunt
b.Flogging over-priced lefty papers in the town centre
c.In bed nursing a fucking massive hangover

3.There is an anti-capitalist demonstration in central London. Are

a.Complaining to traffic police about how its interrupted your
shopping on Regents Street
b.Flogging over priced lefty newspapers on Oxford Street
c.In the pub enjoying some Dutch courage waiting for it to kick off

4.Its Friday evening, and you are ??.

a.Having a dinner party with all the local toffs
b.Attending a shit Marxist forum before selling over-priced lefty
c.Doing a spot of graffiti before going down the pub to meet all
your mates

5.You are about to attend a gig in town. Are you ??.

a.Going to see Swan lake
b.Outside the venue flogging overpriced lefty newspapers
c.In a pub drinking loads of cheep beers before going to see your
favourite band!


Mostly a?s You are a fat Tory bastard. What are you doing reading
Class War?
Mostly b?s You obviously think you are a class warrior but have
got mixed up with the Trots. Please leave now and do something
useful with your life.
Mostly c?s Congratulations you have passed the test. See you on
the next riot!

Notes and Corrections
Apologies to Norwich Anarchists who had paid for an advert in
the last Class War but we forgot to put it in! Or was it that we
could not understand their bumpkin accents?

Unfinished Business
Back in 1992, Class War and AK Press published ?Unfinished
Business - The Politics of Class War? It was the clearest
statement yet of our beliefs, politics and practices.
A lot of things have changed since 1992. Back then few people
had heard of the Internet or new Labour. Northern Ireland was
locked into the long war of the ?troubles?. Osama Bin Laden was
best mates with the CIA, whilst Eastern Europe was just
beginning to throw off the shackles of Soviet communism. The
thought of Arsenal playing attractive football, or Ken Bates selling
Chelsea to a Russian billionaire seemed absurd.
Whilst we are proud of much of the analysis in Unfinished
Business (and we still get orders for it each month) its time we
looked again at updating many of the points in there, and
analysing some of the changes that have occurred and continue to
We welcome any views, or comments on the book, to the London
Class War address by 1st June.

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