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

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

  1. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    The reason why I asked that is because afaict there's only one target that the liberals are getting upset about. So why the plural? Are we weeping over Foxtons too?
     
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  2. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Foxtons makes sense to me as a target because the city's biggest & most aggressive estate agency have played a part in the whole process, pushing up house prices. Foxtons probably helped the owner of that shop to get the cereal cafe hipsters to pay whatever massive rent it is that means they have to overcharge for cocopops. anyway.
     
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  3. Citizen66

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    Ok so not Foxtons. I'm stumped at the other 'wrong' targets then. Surely not Poor Doors?
     
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  4. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    The Ripper museum?
     
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  5. Pickman's model

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

    what i particularly appreciate about your posts is the originality of your thought
     
  6. Nice one

    Nice one Well-Known Member

    you still not made up with laurie penny yet? :(
     
  7. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    i think you're taking the piss. Which is fine of course.. i'm just sad that the big bad fuck parade truck won't come here and scare the people who (currently where I live) are making some major decisions that will result directly in the eviction of all the existing businesses, mostly industrial, and their replacement with cupcake emporiums.
     
  8. Pickman's model

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

    fyi there is still the dm boot shop in camden, or was 3 weeks ago when i went past
     
  9. Pickman's model

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

    the view you expressed was expressed by me in an article in 'touch of class' in 2007, shortly after cw picketed foxtons in the angel.
     
  10. Pickman's model

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

    but once again it's not either/or but both
     
  11. Citizen66

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    I've never had an exchange with her. I don't follow her writings or anything.
     
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  12. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I know it's boring of me but just have this idea that it would be great if the energy & anger was put into something that might actually create a change, instead of just a theatrical show. Like go after the decision-makers, or get some big machines and smash up those anti-homeless spikes that are appearing all over London..
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  13. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    So why aren't you?
     
  14. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I'm doing it here where I live just now, we have a 3,000 signature petition we're delivering to the relevant person next week for instance. Less fun than throwing cereals at hipsters though.
     
  15. Citizen66

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    A strongly worded letter? Yeah. They'll sit up and listen for sure.
     
  16. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    You carry on throwing cereals at hipsters, that works too, only I'm not sure what it is supposed to achieve exactly.
     
  17. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    Well for example you're discussing the cereal bar and gentrification but nobody is discussing your petition.
     
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  18. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    Didn't Ian Bone say CW would continue to target "independent businesses"?
     
  19. Nice one

    Nice one Well-Known Member

    you have robust criticism of her on here which obviously translates as *personal grudge*.
     
  20. Citizen66

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    He did. But they're speaking in the past/present tense. We can hardly critique the future when it hasn't happened yet.
     
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  21. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    ok. Agreed, the cereal bar has had loads of free publicity, probably the most famous cafe in London now.
    My thing here is local, it's being discussed by the 3,000 people who care about the outcome of the decision (and was covered by the standard last week, but nowhere near as exciting as dancing around Shoreditch in pig masks and flaming torches that's true.
     
  22. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    Where? Glad to be corrected but you could count the posts I've made about her on one hand. She's not someone I've ever considered a comrade.
     
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  23. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    But petitions in isolation drag people away from direct action as it makes people feel they've done something whilst steering them down an ineffective route. You've got yourself to thank when the council shrugs.
     
  24. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    Furthermore, Class War were at reclaim Brixton.
     
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  25. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    There's been direct action too but that just got called vandalism, and they responded with more CCTV. I did ask if the fuck truck could please come and act directly on the town hall, but seems independent shops are more appealing as target.
     
  26. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    So the use of plural was right and the answer is "Independent Businesses".
    and it was pointless of you to ask LBJ to name the targets if you know that they haven't been targeted yet.
     
  27. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Yes, I know. Thanks for coming. It's reclaimed now.
     
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  28. Citizen66

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    But they came to Reclaim Brixton. Have you supported any of their events? If you did you might have more joy in them supporting yours.
     
  29. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    And perhaps never will be. So it was pointless mentioning it.

    I'm sure LBJ is capable of articulating what he meant himself though.
     
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  30. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    Not a problem. Let us know how your petition goes.
     
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