Category Archives: Student movement

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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Stormfront morans v Honi Soit

Investigating Stormfront: Whiteness, Demography and Politics Honi Soit “Matilda Surtees and Geordie Crawford investigate Australian white supremacy organisations.” March 27, 2014 According to the University of Sydney’s student paper Honi Soit, “White supremacist posters, which depicted the Celtic cross, and … 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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Black Rose Syndicat (Addendum)

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a thing for New Matilda about a storm in a teacup surrounding the Brisbane G20 summit, in this case one stamped ‘Black Rose Syndicat’. Apart from being somewhat bizarre (and therefore amusing), the … Continue reading

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Mick Armstrong on Melbourne G20 protests, November 2006 [A Blast From The Past]

Yo Gabba Gabba wrote me to say he couldn’t find Socialist Alternative leader Mick Armstrong’s statement in response to a disturbance at an anti-G20 rally in Melbourne in November 2006. Given also the recent stoopid regarding the G20 meeting in … Continue reading

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Who’s on first, gay black man or disabled Muslim woman?

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Tim Wilson, Australian Human Rights Commissioner, ♥s Water Cannons

For the $325,000-a-year record: Walked past Occupy Melbourne protest, all people who think freedom of speech = freedom 2 b heard, time wasters … send in the water cannons — Tim Wilson (@timwilsoncomau) October 21, 2011 Otherwise: 1. I picked … Continue reading

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movement beyond borders forum redux

Update (December 12, 2013) : Don’t take my word for it: you can watch a video of the forum here. Last Saturday I attended a public forum on movement beyond borders, organised by the ‘beyond borders’ collective, a group of … Continue reading

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FORUM : movement beyond borders : Saturday, November 30, 6pm

The ‘beyond borders collective’ has organised a public forum to be held at Trades Hall next Saturday. It looks really interesting … so I’ll have to try hard to find an excuse not to attend: It seems like every day … Continue reading

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November 2013 episode of Floating Anarchy // The SUWA Show w Dave K

FYI, this month’s episode of Floating Anarchy on The SUWA Show on Melbourne community radio station 3CR features an interview with Dave K, who writes: Wow, culture shock and jetlag, huh? Anyway, I did a prerec with Cam and Andy … Continue reading

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