Category Archives: Anarchism

1994–2014 : ¡Viva Zapata!

[January 1, 2014 is the 20th anniversary (BBC) of the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico, so I thought I may as well re-post this interview with Subcomandante Marcos, an EZLN leader, conducted in April, 1994. There's another interview with Marcos … 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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Jorge Semprun on Marx’s legacy …

In 1937, when the first German prisoners were assembled on the Ettersberg to cut down the beech forest, the system of the corrective labor camps, the Gulag, in other words, the great hurricane of that terrible year, was about to … Continue reading

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“The Black Rose Syndicat” : D’oh!

Update (January 11, 2014) : Black Rose Syndicat (Addendum), January 7, 2014. Update (December 23, 2013) : OK so I reckon I gotta bit of a handle on it, and the moral of this story is: drugs are bad, mmmkay? … Continue reading

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Libertarian Anthology IV : ‘The negativity of Anarchism’ by David Thoreau Wieck

A new issue of Libertarian Anthology by a local group of anarchists known as the Grupo Cultural de Estudios Sociales de Melbourne was published this week. You can download a copy here [PDF]. I’ve republished the ‘Introduction’ below. You can … 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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Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Bill ~versus~ Sons of Anarchy

Update : Chilling: Queensland’s war on civil liberties, Robert Corr, overland, October 22, 2013. ‘Indeed, the Queensland laws have been drafted in scatter-gun fashion. None of the legislation is limited to bikie gangs. The Vicious Unlawful Association Disestablishment Act, for … Continue reading

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WTO, NATO, G20, Mark “Migs” Neiweem, Jonny Hammerlock & Co.

The US state and criminal justice system frequently adopts harshly punitive measures against political prisoners — as the recent case of Herman Wallace (and countless others) attests. Today, Will Potter had an article, Prisoner Sent to Solitary for Having “Copious … Continue reading

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Cheeky Brazilian anarchists promise to disrupt ‘absurd’ World Cup [The Times]

[*Teachers in Brazil have been on strike. In Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday last week 'Anarchist groups smashed banks and burnt a bus, while "Black Block" protesters threw firebombs at the police, who responded with teargas, rubber bullets and percussion … Continue reading

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Sado-workism: the new culture of work in Australia [Boris Frankel]

Gillard snubs UN on single parent welfare, The Australian (AAP), March 4, 2013 | PM’s pay to crack $500k as part of MP salary rise, Stephanie Peatling, The Sydney Morning Herald, June 13, 2013. Former prime minister Julia Gillard defended … Continue reading

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