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  Class conflict - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Class conflict is both the friction that accompanies social relationships between members or groups of different social classes and the underlying tensions or antagonisms which exist in society.
Class conflict is thought to play a pivotal role in history of class societies (such as capitalism and feudalism) by Marxists who refer to its overt manifestations as class struggle.
Class warfare is a term long-used by many socialists (including Marxists and communists, but also anarchists, democratic socialists, etc.) to describe social and political conflicts between classes (groups of people with a different relationship to the means of production, and to each other).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Class_warfare   (956 words)

  
 Class War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 move be perceived by many anarchist as moving in a more reformist political direction.
Class War voted to produce a special issue of the paper, the aim being to assess its history, role and direction, with a view to disbanding the organisation.
Class War developed a libertarian culture which was at odds with the authoritarian, politically correct culture normally associated with the Hard left and openly mocked traditional left groups such as the SWP especially after their cooperation with, what Class War saw as reactionaries, such the Muslim Association of Britain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Class_War   (1281 words)

  
 Norwich Class War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 founders Bone and Scargill who had left in 1993, Class War began to be perceived by many anarchist as moving in a more reformist political direction.
Class War in London continued to produce a fiery tabloid, and when rioting broke out in the city of London on June 18th 1999, Class War members were again to the fore.
Class War believes this too, but how these groups see the coming about of a revolution, and what type of society will be formed and by who, is fundamentally different to what we think and want.
www.norwichclasswar.org /index2.htm   (5149 words)

  
 Class War
Class War is not just another party seeking to gain power or a new way of telling people what to do.
Class war is what happens when ordinary people have had enough of being pushed around and decide to fight back.
Ingeneral the working class are people who live by their labour, the ownership of property that generates wealth is the dividing line - if you have enough property or money not to work then you are not working class.
www.angelfire.com /punk3/theater_sniper/Classwar.html   (1967 words)

  
 This Is Class War
Class war was now a paper with readers and supporters well beyond the wildest expectations of its first producers.
Class war has also taken off internationally in the early 1990's with new Class War groups springing up in Europe and the USA and an international conference in London in 1991.
Class War believers this too,but how these groups see the coming about of a revolution, and what type of society will be formed and by who, is fundamentally different to what we think and want.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/9482/thisis.htm   (5535 words)

  
 The Difference Dictionary: C
Class war - In The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx predicted an increasing polarization of society, with ever sharper conflict between those at each end, culminating in a social revolution.
In 1846, the middle classes, in a display of the strength they had gained with enfranchisement in 1832, effectively ended the Corn Laws, with the help of the Conservative prime minister Robert Peel.
It is distinguished as being the first war in which the telegraph was used, to the irritation of the French General Pélissier who, grown weary of constant kibitzing from Paris, attempted to resign his command, which he found "impossible to carry on at the paralysing end of an electric cable."
www.sff.net /people/gunn/dd/c.htm   (1463 words)

  
 AlterNet: Creative Class War
The rising living costs and go-go lifestyles engendered by the incoming creative class in turn drove out some of the lesser-educated natives, and even many of these creative migrants eventually had their fill and returned to their hometowns.
The challenge for the GOP, if it wants to avoid running the economy into the ground, is to stop sneering at the elites, the better to win votes in their base, and to start paying attention to economic policies that might lift all boats.
War on Iraq: Companies like Halliburton are importing 'third country nationals' -- and putting them to work in horrible conditions -- to fulfill their U.S. government contracts.
alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=17576   (5425 words)

  
 Class War
Not by our choice, none of us, but because a rhetoric of class war that was originally deployed cynically and defensively (Nixon’s “silent majority”), and then both optimistically and opportunisticially (Reagan’s demonization of the state as intrusive elitist actor in the lives of ordinary Americans) has morphed into hardcore militant commitment among Bush loyalists.
Why many either suddenly lose faith in class as a meaningful social category when they have to think about their own political identities, or worse yet, apologize cravenly for their class background and self-consciously beg for people from other socioeconomic backgrounds to absolve them is no mystery, but it is a painfully predictable tendency.
They are now captive to class warfare, having walked in the cage, sniffed at its corners, turned the key on the lock and swallowed it into their own gullets.
www.swarthmore.edu /SocSci/tburke1/perma102004.html   (1322 words)

  
 This Is Class War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Class War Federation is an organisation of groups and individuals who have come together to change the society we live in, to improve the lot of working class people.
Class society creates other abuses based upon the prejudices of the Ruling or Middle Class such as gender, ethnic origin, sexuality, disability.
Therefore the aim of the CWF is to increase the militancy and self awareness of the Working Class in defending their interests and solving their problems.
www.londonclasswar.org /intro_english.htm   (338 words)

  
 THE BLANKET * Index: Current Articles
The result is that when they’re not stealing from their neighbours, today’s ‘working class’ are stealing from everybody by demanding services they’ll abuse, facilities they’ll destroy and a general sufferance they’ll take as a right.
Worse, the ‘working class’ myth is re-writing recent history at the very moment we should be looking at it honestly.
Those caught - still caught - in what we euphemistically call ‘working class areas’ have been patronised beyond endurance by the suggestion that their plight is a function of their ‘place in society’.
lark.phoblacht.net /classwar.html   (660 words)

  
 Trench Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is not a war of bullets, mortar shells, bombs and tanks, but it is a war just the same, and people are dying.
It is a class war, and it has been going on intermittently since the dawn of civilization.
The upper classes used their power to acquire and maintain their wealth, and the lower classes did all the work.
mysite.verizon.net /vze7rlxx/trenchwarfare   (982 words)

  
 British Columbia government pressing forward with class war agenda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Liberals’ class war agenda—their redistribution of wealth from the poor and working people to the upper middle-class, the rich and super-rich—is well-illustrated by their changes to the tax system.
But while there is deep-rooted, popular opposition to the Liberals’ class war program, no worker should have the slightest illusion as to the fate of the opposition movement being mounted by the BC Federation of Labour (BCFL).
For a decade, the union officialdom suppressed the class struggle claiming the New Democratic Party (NDP) provincial government was a bulwark against the Liberals and the right.
www.wsws.org /articles/2002/mar2002/bcol-m19.shtml   (1431 words)

  
 London - War of the Classes
For a class struggle to exist in society there must be, first, a class inequality, a superior class and an inferior class (as measured by power); and, second, the outlets must be closed whereby the strength and ferment of the inferior class have been permitted to escape.
That there are even classes in the United States is vigorously denied by many; but it is incontrovertible, when a group of individuals is formed, wherein the members are bound together by common interests which are peculiarly their interests and not the interests of individuals outside the group, that such a group is a class.
The uncompromising and terrible hatred of the trade-unionist for a scab is the hatred of a class for a traitor to that class,--while the hatred of a trade-unionist for the militia is the hatred of a class for a weapon wielded by the class with which it is fighting.
sami.is.free.fr /Oeuvres/london_war_classes.html   (22089 words)

  
 "The First Shot of the Class War: Alek Hidell and the Assassination of Bill Gates" by Veronika Warren and Gerald ...
Despite criticisms from conspiracy theorists and widespread reporting of unsubstantiated rumor by the media, the murder of Bill Gates is as open-and-shut a case as the official investigation suggests.
Alek Hidell, a disaffected political radical consumed by the notions of "firing the first shot" in an American class war, reached his breaking point in December of 1999 and erupted into violence.
In "The First Shot of the Class War," Veronika Warren and Gerald MacAdams bring the first comprehensive biography of Alek Hidell to life through extensive research and hundreds of interviews.
www.angelfire.com /biz7/firstshot   (278 words)

  
 Class war must exist so long as society is divided into classes with opposing interests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Class war must exist so long as society is divided into classes with opposing interests.
Class war must end as soon as society is no longer divided into hostile classes.
They call upon the working class to help bring about the change from a society which must be divided into classes to a society where no such division is possible.
www.marxmail.org /faq/class_war.htm   (178 words)

  
 Class war at home: the social dimensions of the new Bush budget
The centerpiece of the budget is the staggering rise in military spending, already analyzed by the WSWS [Billions for war and repression: Bush budget for a garrison state].
Significantly, the administration did not make any corresponding provision to provide an extension of relief for millions of middle class and upper-middle class taxpayers who would otherwise be pushed by inflation into brackets where they would be obliged to pay the alternative minimum tax.
It is not defending the middle class against the undeserving poor, as Republican rhetoric usually suggests, but defending the wealthy elite against every other social layer, including the middle class.
www.wsws.org /articles/2002/feb2002/budg-f08.shtml   (1394 words)

  
 Vietnam: the 'Working-Class War'
Appy demonstrates the class gap between the working-class soldiers and the middle-class and bourgeois anti-war movement.
To this end, revolutionaries help their fellow soldiers understand the imperialist and class nature of the army and the war; we raise, for example, the demand that the officers should be chosen by the soldiers themselves, so that workers are not turned into cannon fodder by racist, incompetent and anti-working class officers.
For those who participated in the anti-Vietnam War movement, this statement is an oblique endorsement of the approach that was taken by the Student Mobilization Committee (SMC) and the National Peace Action Coalition (NPAC), coalitions that were led by the Trotskyists of the Socialist Workers Party.
www.lrp-cofi.org /PR/VietnamPR45.html   (3504 words)

  
 Class War: Reply to Weekly Worker
Class War condemns the recent issue of the Weekly Worker (26 July 2001, No. 394).
Your front page calls impotently for the whole European working class to "act now" and we all know if that was possible we'd be in a near revolutionary situation - not the situation of class weakness and division we presently suffer.
To Class War it proves fighting back collectively with those you have confidence in is better protection than Gandhian pacifism.
lemming.mahost.org /classwar/letter.htm   (1682 words)

  
 Class war   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko made an unscheduled visit to a peace memorial for Korean war dead on Saipan on Tuesday as part of their pilgrimage to pay tribute to war dead in World War II on the West Pacific island.
The notorious Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Saturday made fallacious claim that the 14 World War II Class-A war criminals it enshrines are no longer war criminals in Japan.
The Korean War has been known as "The Forgotten War," but at least five area veterans drafted into that war will never forget it and, in fact, are proud of their contributions to the war that started the downfall of communism.
www.infothis.com /find/Class_war   (328 words)

  
 McReynolds Series on Class War -- Concluded
Class notes are to let you know that Benjamin Lind, a very sharp high school student in the Bay Area, has the series on a website, in case you've lost earlier sections or came in late.
Before the issue of "class war" emerged with the rise of Marx's "proletariat" or what we call the working class, there were other bitter conflicts throughout human history which reflected shifts in power.
The Civil War was bloody beyond our current imagining - more lives were lost (taking the casualties of the Federal government and the Confederacy together) in that war than in ALL the wars this country fought from 1776 through the Korean War.
thesocialistparty.org /spo/archive/McR/3e.html   (1820 words)

  
 ZNet Commentary: Class war / Christmas Truce
If the Christmas Truce of 1914 had lasted, if it had spread and ended the war it would have saved the lives of 9 Million men, women and children, dying from January 1915 till the end of war in late 1918.
Governments profit from war - using it as a smokescreen to distract from domestic problems, and its costs as a pretext for economically dispossessing their own people.
War is a game in which the loser is known beforehand: ordinary people.
www.zmag.org /sustainers/content/2004-01/08noll.cfm   (2435 words)

  
 D.O.A. LYRICS - Class War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I want a war, between the rich and the poor.
in a class war, class war, class war, class war, class war, class war, class war.
in a class war, class war, class war, class war, class war, class war.
www.plyrics.com /lyrics/doa/classwar.html   (104 words)

  
 Class Warfare: Strategies and Their Effects excerpted from the book Class War in America
If a class of worker is getting decent pay (union drivers)-then corporations will abandon them for whoever is desperate enough to work for less (nonunion drivers).
Truman also attacked Wall Street, and "the profiteers and the privileged class." "Those Republicans are cold men...they want a return of the Wall Street economic dictatorship." He referred to them as "selfish men who have always tried to skim the cream from our natural resources to satisfy their own greed."
How they've been able to appeal to working-class voters and get them to vote against their own best interests is a classic study of the demagogic effectiveness of deliberately deceptive propaganda.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Class_War/Class_Warfare_CWIA.html   (5063 words)

  
 Class War
Dave Douglass, longtime class warrior and author of 'All Power To The Imagination', will be speaking on Sunday September 15, 5pm at Diorama Arts Centre, 34 Osnaburgh Street, London NW1 (nearest tubes Great Portland Street and Regents Park) on the subject of the miners strike, Arthur Scargill and the future of the trade union movement.
An amusing debate was prompted after an allegation that Class War is, or was, propped up by the security services was posted to the UK Indymedia newswire.
If there was anything you ever wanted to know about Class War but were too afraid to ask, this is the place to do it.
lemming.mahost.org /classwar   (430 words)

  
 W.W.I. - Class War sul movimento anti-export - TM Crew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I leader della classe media sono prodotti di questi mezzi d'informazione ed eventualmente i padroni possono negoziare con loro e possono vedere di creare una linea, a prezzo maggiore, di prodotti "verdi" o "amici degli animali" da propinarci, usando i profitti per i loro loschi traffici.
Class War disse allora, come ora "vaffanculo le merdate come vittime senza aiuto".
Come individui siamo tutti diversi ed abbiamo diverse tendenze, ma riconosciamo ogni altro come un membro della classe lavoratrice in opposizione alla classe capitalista che detiene i mezzi di produzione ed il denaro necessari a far crescere ed accrescere i loro profitti, calpestando i nostri bisogni ed i nostri desideri.
www.tmcrew.org /csa/l38/wwi/planet.htm   (2649 words)

  
 In These Times | The Real Class War
His statements deflected attention from the real class war being waged by the tag team of big business and hard-right conservatives.
Republicans calculate that a new majority “investor class” will rally to their elimination of “double taxation” of dividends (first as corporate profits, then as investor income).
Rich people owe much of their great fortune to the society in which they live, they argue, and creation of greater inequality and perpetuation of even larger inherited fortunes is a threat to American ideals of democracy.
inthesetimes.com /comments.php?id=22_0_1_0_C   (3001 words)

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