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CLASS

Many of our comrades on the left are demonstrating against your invitation to the leader of the French National Front on the grounds that she is a fascist.

However we feel we should go further in pointing out that Fascism and Neoliberalism are just two sides of the same coin - that of White Supremacist culture.


You pride yourself on being defenders of freedom and debate but your debates resemble the circular doctrine of a schizophrenic. You only ever converse with versions of yourself. You will never let anyone else speak therefore it is high time you shut the fuck up.

Your freedom of speech is only the freedom of the bosses, bastards and BBC paedophiles. Of Rupert Murdoch. Of fascists, nazis, racists and rapists. Of politicians and paedophiles. The freedom to attack and abuse workers
and even worse, the defenceless.

We hereby invite you to reject the life of privelidge and capitalism you are born, thrust or journeying into and join the workers in open revolt against the ruling class.

In the meantime we sincerely invite you to just shut the fuck up. As the Cambridge elite in particular , as white men in general, please just shut the fuck up.

Yours sincerely,

Daniel X,
Cambridge Lettrist And Situationist Society


FREE THE WORKERS
ARREST THE MASONS

We are the union of psychic workers - in solidarity with reproductive workers, productive workers, non-productive workers, dead and non existent workers everywhen - we call on all destructive workers to join us and arrest the Cambridge masons at their meeting on 7th January, 2014.

We write in solidarity with the 15 soldiers from 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment who were jailed for disobeying an order to stand up during a parade at Archers Post, a British Army Barracks in Kenya. The soldiers took this unprecedented action in refusal to capture local people and hand them over for torture. This shows that even destructive workers - not just productive workers - can unionise against the bosses, in solidarity with other workers. We call on you to do the same.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is meeting at  the Cambridge Masonic Hall on Tues 7th Jan at 1pm in order to arrange how the NHS is to be sold off to private companies - Serco the notorious \"government services\" firm has been involved in negotiations.

While we agree with the broad aims of the “STOP THE NHS SE££-OFF” in connecting trade unions and community groups we do not think that such an alliance can go beyond the roots of freemasonry. We need new radical unions – of one or more persons – to completely unionise all of society – from reproductive workers to destructive workers. We therefore call on you to organise as workers even if only with yourself – but hence with all workers on the planet and beyond – to shut down the anti workerist organisations of the freemasons not just of the present and oppressive past but also of the future.

The first and most salient fact about the Freemasons of the Future is that they do not exist. However they are sentient beings trying to struggle into existence. From their perspective they are involved in a life and death struggle to ensure their own past, some of which we perceive as the present. Located in the distant future after time travel has become common place they endeavour to sojourn into what they regard as history to create the conditions which they consider as necessary for their own existence. But this does not mean they are going to be successful. They justify their existence upon their existence, which they consider self-evident. The current conditions of life are to be extrapolated into the future until every quanta of human activity has been commodified: from genetic engineering to nanotechnology, the search for profitability is projected in every conceivable way. A world where sentient scraps of human biology exist as islands of wetware within the framework of vast cathedrals of computerised electronics. The distinction between human, animal and machine is dissolved as these products of bio-engineering are installed to fulfil operative functions within a nauseous system developed to do nothing but to manifest continuously expanding value. Whether we can regard such creatures as our offspring, or whether they are simply genetically engineered mutant beings created out of this or that strand of DNA is perhaps beside the point. This is the nightmare world to which we are heading, and which would provide the sort of massive bio-computer needed by the Freemasons of the Future to realise their greatest desire: unequivocal existence. Faced with this onslaught which we can see around us, as all barriers to genetic engineering and the conversion of existence into docile information are torn down one by one, how can we respond? The class struggle now manifests itself in dimensions which have recently been invaded by the process of industrialisation: from the industrialisation of the imagination, through television, to the industrialisation of knowledge through the internet, the information age continues to build on the ‘achievements’ of the Age of Steam, the Age of Petrol and the Atomic Age. The current episode we are living through is rattling asunder as the
ripples of the Quantum Time Bomb1 penetrate the deepest recesses of human activity.

Cambridge Lettrist and Situationist Society (CLASS)
DAta Miners Travailleurs Psychique (DAMTP)






recuperation of anti art and anti political practices are further evidence, as if any was needed, of the collapse of capitalist neoliberal democracy.

recently grafitti and vandalism has become accepted into the cannon of art and so now even the vandalism of political propoganda is being reported in an  attempt to increase political propoganda through its negation. Also, drawing marginal parties into the mainstream of the political circuit also serves this function.

it is evident of course that the reporting online and in print, of the vandalism of political propoganda never focusses on the revolutionary aspect of the act itself - the self organisation of the producers of daily life.

the subvertising/ detournement/ vandalism/ defacement/ appropriation (your own preferred word here) of propoganda this year raises some interesting questions. since the 60s groups like the billboard liberation front have developed understanding of media jamming/ semiotic/cultural trrsm - detournment but it is worrying that especially since things have progressed so much with the praxis online, there is little theoretical clarity. that said it is good to see various different methods being used in a political context recently.

Some examples of media coverage of this include an art critic reviewing some billboard posters attacked by anti-fascists. In this article he mentions one in Nottingham and references Situationism. However he shows his ignorance by not mentioning psychogeography or indeed hypergraphy let alone situgraphy. The TV art critic is of course partly right to say that the torn paper on a billboard is referencing situations. The billboard in question is of course an application of Ultra-Lettrist techniques.

An ex-KLF artist also gets in on the act by painting over a billboard in Birmingham. By stating in the media that the act is based on moral and aestheitcal concerns he sides with art as a construction. The meeting of aesthetics and politics has been gone into in boring length in analyses of fascism and its worth noting here that his tactic is thus akin to those who promote Shariah  and paint over billboards and other street adverts with white paint, in order to obscure the flesh of the women portrayed.
Read more BILLBOARDS AS A FACE OF THE SPECTACLE: 2 DIMENSIONAL PORTALS TO THE 4TH DIMENSION



GAP Cambridge shut in shame on 1st Anniversary of Rana Plaza Collapse GAP and GAP Kids shops were shut in shame in Cambridge yesterday as customers, workers and passers-by were reminded and informed about the 1st anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster where workers were mass murdered by the company’s practices. Most customers took flyers and were interested to know that GAP are still refusing to sign the Bangladesh Safety Accord preferring to create a sham safety alliance themselves. Some customers also signed the letter calling on the GAP CEO to sign the accord and to recognise all workers unions.

When the manager of GAP was given a flyer she at first refused to discuss the issue at all or to pass the letter on to her superiors but did eventually agree to let them know of customers views. CLASS was then asked to leave GAP and did so, but flyers and conversations with customers continued directly outside the shops on the pavement. Anyone going in or out of the shop was approached and the vast majority were interested to hear about what had happened at Rana Plaza and subsequently.

It wasn’t long until the sale signs were taken into the shops and the doors were locked. CLASS continued to talk to passers-by as well as people trying to get into GAP, only to be told it was shut, and those customers now being let out one by one from the shop. Some also signed the letter and the shop manager was good enough to take a few when asked to by knocking on the shop windows. After the first time however she said that the shop was now shut, the staff were going home and so further signed flyers could be left under the door.

A few people who signed flyers said that they would return the next day to give them to shop staff themselves. Anyone in Cambridge is very welcome to print out the flyer, sign it and hand it in to the manager at the shop on Market Street. A big thank you to those who do so. CLASS will also return to GAP to continue this dialogue in the future.

This action, on the 1st anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, was carried out by the Cambridge Lettrist And Situationist Society (CLASS) in solidarity with global actions called for by Labour Safety Forum Bangladesh,  Clean Clothes Campaign and War on Want. CLASS is a Communist (dis)organisation consisting of one member and part of the psychic workers union DAMTP. All in all the action, inside and outside GAP and GAP Kids, lasted about 30 minutes.



Consumers can contribute to the workers strike currently taking place in 5 factories in solidarity with the hunger strike. we can make a psychic strike - refusing our role as silent and mute workers who have no dialogue with other workers who produce the things we use. we can send a clear message of support to the corportions and capitalists who profit from our exploitation as workers and consumers.