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Fourth Annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair : August 9, 2014

The fourth annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair will be taking place at the Abbotsford Convent on Saturday, August 9 this year. The Bookfair consists of around 40 or so stalls by independent and radical booksellers and activist groups. Alongside the stalls, … Continue reading

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RIP Rik Mayall

And the grown-ups will say "But why are the kids crying?" And the kids will say "Haven't you heard? Rik is dead! The People's Poet is dead!" — Kamahl Santamaria (@KamahlAJE) June 9, 2014 And then a particularly sensitive and … Continue reading

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Boycott, Divest, Disrupt: Strategies to End Mandatory Detention : Sydney, May 10

[In Sydney on Saturday, May 10 at UTS: University of Technology, Sydney, CB06.06.103, a panel discussion on strategies to end mandatory detention (Facebook).] On March 7, the Sydney Biennale and Transfield announced that they would go their separate ways. This … Continue reading

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2014 Sydney Anarchist Bookfair +++

I enjoyed attending the Sydney Anarchist Bookfair last weekend. It wasn’t quite Crassmas, but I did pick up a few things: a book — Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism by Michael Schmidt (AK Press, 2013: reviewed by Gabriel Kuhn here) — … Continue reading

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[#19BOS] List of Biennale of Sydney artistes w contact deets

Update (March 7) : Late this afternoon the Biennale Board announced the resignation of its chair, Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, and the immediate suspension of its contract with its major sponsor, Transfield. Briefly: this is a potentially significant step forward in the … Continue reading

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The SUWA Show, Friday, February 28 : Interviews w Liz Thompson [#ManusIsland] & Alana Lentin [#19BOS]

Tomorrow on the ‘Floating Anarchy’ edition of The SUWA Show (5.30pm Friday, February 28 on 855AM, streaming live on 3CR) Dr Cam & I have a yarn with Liz Thompson about Manus Island and Alana Lentin on the Biennale of … Continue reading

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[#19BOS] Transfield Money Talks, Biennale Walks …

“The Biennale of Sydney has taken the correct and only viable course of maintaining its partnership with Transfield.” ~ Matthew Westwood, The Australian, February 25, 2014 “Well I just think that there’s a lot of black noise here where the … Continue reading

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#19BOS Action: Biennale of Sydney and Transfield [5.30pm, Monday, February 24, Melbourne]

[Update (February 24) : ACCA cancelled the address by the Biennale director promoting the event citing security concerns (Melbourne arts event halted over fears of mass protest over involvement of Transfield Services, ABC). About 50 or so people rocked up … Continue reading

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Against the Boycott of the 19th Biennale of Sydney [#19bos]

[... some friendly notes in response to the reply by the Board of Directors of the Biennale of Sydney to an open letter by concerned artists ...] Firstly, let us say that we truly empathise with the artists in this … Continue reading

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#19BOS : Biennale of Sydney responds to critics …

Above : 23yo asylum seeker Reza Berati, killed on Manus Island. The Biennale of Sydney has issued the following statement in response to an open letter from concerned artists: Firstly, let us say that we truly empathise with the artists … Continue reading

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