Kids are in college, I have a new job, I've gained 15 pounds and Mr. I simply can't pick up where I once left off....maybe there is another handle out there that is moving me to pen a little ditty. The trouble is, yu think you have time - Buddha Today is the first step. just look at this blog, when was the last time you saw a post?
Way too much has happened in my life to think I can return to Papermom and simply pick up where I left off. Alhthough this all may be a spark because of a quote that came across my Facebook today...
Class War's attitude to violence was summed up in their own newspaper, which they called "Britain's most unruly tabloid": "While not giving unqualified support to the IRA you don't have to be an Einstein to realise that a victory for the armed struggle in Ireland would be a crushing blow to the ruling class and to the authority of the British state." The numerous titles released by Class War were eventually to be replaced by a national paper called Class War.
This paper declared that the enemy was not just a system-wide abstraction, but every person who belonged to the ruling class.
A Class War Federation developed, gaining particular prominence in the anti-poll tax movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
When Class War spokesman Andy Murphy praised those who had rioted in the Trafalgar Square Poll Tax Riots as "working class heroes", Class War was then edited by Bristol Class War, and largely assisted by a group of activists from Leeds who had been strongly critical of the "stuntism" of Bone and Scargill, Class War began to be perceived by many anarchists as moving in a more reformist political direction.
This event was seen by many as a major setback for the group, and many members left to form other groups or drifted away.
A newspaper and website continued to be produced by a new group of activists involved with Reclaim the Streets, animal rights (especially hunt saboteur activities), cooperating with anti-fascists and founders of Movement Against the Monarchy, including original CW organisers Ian Bone and Martin Wright.
Following a move to London, the London Autonomists (including Martin Wright and Pete Mastin) soon became involved and a decision was made to produce a tabloid-style newspaper which would reach a wider audience, particular aimed at young anarchists, including followers of the anarcho-punk band Crass.