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

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by ClassWar2015, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. ClassWar2015

    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
  2. ClassWar2015

    ClassWar2015 classwarparty.org.uk

    Hitler's not pleased he's been banned from Fuck Parade 3

  3. sihhi

    sihhi John 3:30

    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?
  4. ClassWar2015

    ClassWar2015 classwarparty.org.uk

    What's your idea of militant working class fun?

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

    sihhi John 3:30

    If it's just working class fun, why are people being encouraged to pay to set it up https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fuck-parade-reclaim-our-communities ?!

    I don't understand it and your response hasn't convinced me but good luck in stopping gentrification if it does this.
  6. seventh bullet

    seventh bullet red mullet

    Is that Immortan Joe's Doof Wagon?
  7. ClassWar2015

    ClassWar2015 classwarparty.org.uk

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  8. ClassWar2015

    ClassWar2015 classwarparty.org.uk

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  9. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper Up against the wall motherfucker.

    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?
  10. dialectician

    dialectician The Main Enemy is at home.

    Can I come with my stalin posters, soviet flags, combat boots and berets?

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  11. Nice one

    Nice one Well-Known Member

    what is your idea of militant working class fun


    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.

    northern working class stereotyping, really?
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  12. ClassWar2015

    ClassWar2015 classwarparty.org.uk

    What the have you done to fight this social cleansing?

    Fuck all I bet.
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  13. ClassWar2015

    ClassWar2015 classwarparty.org.uk

    You can try :D
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  14. ClassWar2015

    ClassWar2015 classwarparty.org.uk

    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 ;)
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  15. ClassWar2015

    ClassWar2015 classwarparty.org.uk

    That was a direct knock on shihhi's assumption that the working class have one set of thought and actions. As well you know.
  16. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    A ginormous game of bingo in the middle of Camden High St. A sound system would be required for that too of course.
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  17. urbanspaceman

    urbanspaceman Well-Known Member

    "...Israeli scumbag property developers…"

    Nice swerve there. Do you mean "Israelis" from Tel Aviv or Stamford Hill ?
  18. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper Up against the wall motherfucker.

    Cheers for the reply!
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  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    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.
  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    that's not entirely true. i don't think i betray a confidence when i say yer man's done some grand things. he does have laurels to rest on.
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  21. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    no it doesn't. there's certain preparatory work done before that.
    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.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2015
  22. editor

    editor hiraethified


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

    Blah blah fucking holistic blah. The greedy cunt is just going to do whatever he can to make more money out of the place.
  23. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    ugh indeed.
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  24. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Will there be a jellied eel and pie & mash stall?
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  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    before you know it it will be a hipster reality :(
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  26. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    not so sure pie and mash on the menu
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  27. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Artisan pies.
  28. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

    Not since the squad misappropriated it :mad:
  29. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

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  30. sihhi

    sihhi John 3:30

    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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