Class War, Action East End and Freedom News staged a weekly "Poor Doors" protest outside One Commercial Street.
As today, prices varied according to quality of goods and intended consumer. Bear in mind that most Victorian houses were rented - ownership was not commonplace; also that area of London dramatically affected price. a) Murray's Handbook to London As It is, 1879 b) The Surburban Homes of London, 1881 c) Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879 d) Cruchley's London, 1865 e) London Labour and the London Poor, 1851 f) Life in West London by Arthur Sherwell, 1897 g) Illustrated London News on "Model Lodging", 1846 - note that weekly wage for piece-workers was not constant and depended on how much work came your way; many working from home also had to pay for their materials, such as the garter-maker quoted below A model set of figures for a couple whose "house is situated close to Kensington Gardens, in a cheerful terrace upon sandy soil, in a thoroughly respectable, if not fashionable, neighbourhood. Then she will buy a jar of jam, containing three pounds, for sevenpence-halfpenny.
There were a number of groups in other countries inspired by Class War, all of whom appear to be defunct.
Groups in Germany and the United States were formally linked with the British group and used the name Class War.
The organisation had its origins in Swansea, Wales, where it developed from a group of community activists who produced a local paper called The Alarm, which focused on issues such as corruption within local government.
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.
This would be followed by a conference in London in 1997 to "reforge the revolutionary movement".
In March 1997, Class War split at its Nottingham conference between those who would continue as Class War and those who wanted to disband the organisation.
Class War also supported libertine movements such as The Sexual Freedom Coalition and was involved in many of the anti-capitalist demonstrations of the late 1990s and 2000s (decade), including J18.
Angry People was an occasional Australian magazine that appeared throughout the 1990s. Efforts, particularly by the Communist Workers' Organisation, to turn this into a network of groups across England failed.
A third NWBTCW group appeared in London following the U. A split in the group which was characterised as between theory and practice lead to the 'actionists' leaving to attempt a copy of the Italian "Disobedients", which eventually disbanded.
One early cover was of a cemetery, with the caption, "We have found new homes for the rich." Class War also collaborated with anarchist band Conflict in releasing a 'commemorative' royal wedding single of the same title.
Much of the organisation's propaganda is intentionally provocative or illegal.By summer 1996, Leeds Class War were stating that regardless of whatever the rest of the Federation chose to do, issue 73 of Class War would be the last edition they would be involved in.