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Fuck Gentrification - Join the Fuck Parade...Part 3!

ClassWar2015

classwarparty.org.uk


Stand up to gentrification!

Our communities are being ripped apart - by Russian oligarchs, Saudi Sheiks, Israeli scumbag property developers, Texan oil-money twats and our own home-grown Eton toffs. Local authorities are coining it in, in a short sighted race for cash by "regenerating" social housing.

We don't want luxury flats that no one can afford, we want genuinely affordable housing. We don't want pop-up gin bars or brioche buns - we want community.

Soon this City will be an unrecognisable, bland, yuppie infested wasteland with no room for normal (and not so normal) people like us.

London is our home and worth defending against this onslaught of dog-eat-dog economics. Working class people are being forced out of our homes but we won't go out without a fight.

We will protest this economic warfare with a street party on September 26th.

The past Fuck Parades have been fun and furious with music, pyrotechnics and cheeky banner drops. They brought together hundreds of revellers, ravers and wrong-un's and were reported widely in the media.

We want to up the ante but need money to provide a banging sound system and other protest "accessories" ;-) to make this an effective direct action.

Bung in a couple of quid, or a bit more if you're feeling flash!

May The Fuck Be With You xx

Crowdfunder: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fuck-parade-reclaim-our-communities

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1688801828009848/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FuckParadeLDN
 

sihhi

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I don't understand this: "Fighting gentrification with 12 volt multi-rig street parties, furious fire eating & fireworks" it says as an intro.
At the risk of being seen as nasty, surely that list of things would only increase middle-class interest / gentrification in the area ?1?!

What exactly does Fuck Parade mean? What is the Parade being opposed? Isn't the Parade the name of the protest?
 

ClassWar2015

classwarparty.org.uk
I don't understand this: "Fighting gentrification with 12 volt multi-rig street parties, furious fire eating & fireworks" it says as an intro.
At the risk of being seen as nasty, surely that list of things would only increase middle-class interest / gentrification in the area ?1?!
What's your idea of militant working class fun?

Racing whippets and supping a pint of mild in the local working mans club?
 

sihhi

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LynnDoyleCooper

I fucking told you so.
I'm not against this event, but I'm also not sure how it actually translates into slowing and stopping gentrification? What's the plan behind it? Does it feed into local campaigns or political groups working on the issue? What's the general plan for 'stopping gentrification' anyway? Is there some writing that you've done somewhere that explains it all?
 

Nice one

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Beacuse we're skint. Anyone more daft questions?
what is your idea of militant working class fun

dogging?

car boot sales?

ketamine at squat parties?

football at the clapton ultras?

Gentrification is when the middle class supplant the localised working class - gentrification starts with the middle classes wanting to buy in. I think that was the point of sihhi's post. For example you could look at how UCL has essentially taken over large swathes of housing, community centres, buildings etc in camden. But you've already 'done' camden haven't you.

The capitalists may be the ultimate benefactors financially but its the middle class who act as its frontline infantry in the war of gentrification. Something to consider.

Racing whippets and supping a pint of mild in the local working mans club?
northern working class stereotyping, really?
 

ClassWar2015

classwarparty.org.uk
I'm not against this event, but I'm also not sure how it actually translates into slowing and stopping gentrification? What's the plan behind it? Does it feed into local campaigns or political groups working on the issue? What's the general plan for 'stopping gentrification' anyway? Is there some writing that you've done somewhere that explains it all?
What's the plan behind it? I'm not going to lay bare our tactics on a public forum. What I will say is that the last Fuck Parade generated a lot of sympathetic discussion in the media and it got people out on the streets.

Does it feed into local campaigns or political groups working on the issue? Yes, we are part of and work with local grassroots groups.

What's the general plan for 'stopping gentrification' anyway?
The violent overthrow of the state.

Is there some writing that you've done somewhere that explains it all?
Watch this space....the FUCK Manifesto is coming ;)
 

LynnDoyleCooper

I fucking told you so.
What's the plan behind it? I'm not going to lay bare our tactics on a public forum. What I will say is that the last Fuck Parade generated a lot of sympathetic discussion in the media and it got people out on the streets.

Does it feed into local campaigns or political groups working on the issue? Yes, we are part of and work with local grassroots groups.

What's the general plan for 'stopping gentrification' anyway?
The violent overthrow of the state.

Is there some writing that you've done somewhere that explains it all?
Watch this space....the FUCK Manifesto is coming ;)
Cheers for the reply!
 

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Pickman's model

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gentrification starts with the middle classes wanting to buy in.
no it doesn't. there's certain preparatory work done before that.
For example you could look at how UCL has essentially taken over large swathes of housing, community centres, buildings etc in camden.
i suppose you'd have a greater knowledge of what ucl have done than most, but i have never heard you say anything about this before. which is strange, if it's so important to you, as you've been here so long.
 
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editor

hiraethified
i think here we're referring to the israeli billionaire who has bought camden market. Israeli billionaire and gambling tycoon buys Camden Lock Market are you going to complain to the ham & high for describing yer man as an israeli? thought not.


A billionaire who's made his loot from property and the gambling industry. Ugh.

“We are not just gaining an iconic market, but a world renowned brand and great traders, retailers and management team.

“Our aim now is to look at long term regeneration of the markets whilst taking an holistic approach to Camden Town as a whole.
Blah blah fucking holistic blah. The greedy cunt is just going to do whatever he can to make more money out of the place.
 

sihhi

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That was a direct knock on shihhi's assumption that the working class have one set of thought and actions. As well you know.
There's no assumption apart from trying to suggest people might see things in a different way people have donated two hundred pounds to you for what are either props for a protest/or/ means for fun-stress relief

My point would be FuckParade make assumptions themselves and it's sticky messy ground

eg this (follow the feed)
"We don't want your fucking hipster pop-ups. Go back to Hertfordshire. You aren't helpless bystanders in the class war - you're the problem."

in response to a pop-up shop in Dalston that has free Hammerschlagen A pop-up bar where you hammer nails into logs is opening in Dalston — dalstonist

And here is that pop-up shop's political figleaf for what's basically stress relief Hammerschlagen x FREE TIBET Supper Club @ DOT Cafe & Bar | Facebook
a fundraiser for a Tibetan orphan village.

Why couldn't someone living by be thinking to themselves 'we don't want a pop-up nightclub in the middle of the street/ railway station'? Is this unfair?
FuckParade thinks some pop-ups bad but its own pop-ups so pure that any question of them is to make assumptions of the working class.

I think we should be aware of the same road as Berlin's antigentrification movt- loads of parties massive turnouts etc but underneath alienation and resentment of the incoming politically minded.
 
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