At the National Anarchist Conference in Christchurch, in the absence of any delegates from the first two groups, Thirdeye got into some sneaky gossiping, and attempted to present itself as the "only" anarchist group in Auckland. They suggested that other comrades should boycott all contact with any group other than themselves! (Do we detect megalomania or paranoia here?) It is notable that the Thirdeye comrades all have a background in the trotskyist movement old habits die hard (if at all.)
We shall ignore this slandering, and concentrate on what to us is the crux of the dispute between us. Over the past year or so, Class War has undertaken a vigorous advertising campaign to promote anarchism and our website, using the website redirect name: http://forward.to/classwar
We noticed recently that this web redirect has been sneakily altered to make all such requests to view our site instead go direct to the Thirdeye site! Needless to say, we were most indignant that our URL had been usurped by others, and fired off a demand to Thirdeye that they desist in their deviancy and restore our URL to us.
This demand achieved two things. Firstly, sarcastic bumbling memos from Thirdeye führer Scott, accusing us of having imbibed some drug. We investigated further, and found to our horror that this malicious change on our redirect was done by a Class Warrior as a practical joke. S/he had been planning to restore the link after a few days, but lost the passwords.
We then sent an apology for wrongly accusing them to Thirdeye, and requesting they give us an assurance that this action was NOT taken by them. (Such a statement is needed so we can approach the redirect firm to get the problem fixed.) We got the usual bullshit back from the irrepressible Scott. But we did get a statement of innocence from the Thirdeye webmistress who at least has the courtesy to be up front.
In conclusion, we now have official Class War policy that we will have nothing to do with any group or united front that includes the notorious Scott. While we maintain full co-operation with the Punk Ninjas and other anarchist groups worldaround, as far as the Thirdeye is concerned, they do not exist. We won't make judgments on whether or not these chatfest fans are genuine anarchists: you can make that call yourself.
Following is some of the correspondence we've had with Thirdeye:
Hello Class War,
the forward.to url I can only reply that I don't know how this has happened,
and since we didn't have anything to do with directing it to our site,
we can't change it. I assume someone has altered it at your end.
Class War is carying on with this stuff when genuine
Class War has had its details published in a list of
The name 'Class War' refers not only to class
e mails I'm referring to will confirm the opinion
to sound so stuffy self-righteous, but I'm
Just coz no Class Warriors made it to the Chch Conference (due to everyone going to a Punkfest in Wgtn the same weekend!) is no reason to be piggy and pre-judge us in our absence. And despite none of our troops being in Chch, we did at least publicise that event, both on our website and via posters, which is more than the thirdeye bothered to do.
Class War now has a policy of avoiding any group containing Scott. Thanx for the invite to your chatfest about the war, but no thanks.
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