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Class War protest at Downing Street, 2016

Class War is an anarchist group[1][2] and newspaper established by Ian Bone and others in 1983[3] in the United Kingdom. A reforged incarnation of Class War was briefly registered as a political party for the purposes of fighting the 2015 general election.

Class War at the Anti Austerity demonstration, London, June 2015



A third Bash The Rich event scheduled to march through Hampstead in 1985 was largely prevented by a heavy police presence and was acknowledged by Class War to have been a failure. This event was seen by many as a major setback for the group and many members left to form other groups or drifted away.[4]


In the 2010s, Ian Bone revived Class War as a political party.[5] Their activities included a weekly Poor Doors protest in Aldgate.[6][7][8] Class War also encouraged a demonstration against the Jack the Ripper Museum.[8]


  1. ^ Walker, Peter (29 September 2015). "Class War accuses Cereal Killer Cafe owners of 'milking publicity'". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  2. ^ Haynes, Gavin (2015). "This Is How London's Anarchists Prepared for This Year's May Day Protests". Vice News. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  3. ^ Barberis, Peter; McHugh, John; Tyldesley, Mike; Pendry, Helen (2000). Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations: Parties, Groups and Movements of the Twentieth Century. London & New York: Pinter. ISBN 9781855672642.
  4. ^ Home, Stewart (1988). The Assault on Culture: Utopian Currents from Lettrisme to Class War. London: Aporia Press & Unpopular Books. ISBN 9780948518881.
  5. ^ Croucher, Shane (8 April 2015). "This party is standing at #GE2015 'because all other candidates are scum'". International Business Times UK. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  6. ^ Brett, Daniel (16 March 2015). "Is This the Most Dangerous Banner in Britain?". HuffPost UK. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  7. ^ Pasco, Philip Kleinfeld, Photos by: Jack (27 November 2014). "Anarchists Have Nearly Defeated the 'Poor Doors' On a London Block of Flats". Vice. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  8. ^ a b Gayle, Damien (21 October 2015). "Class War protester cleared of criminal damage at poor doors demonstration". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 25 November 2018.

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