Category Archives: Anarchism

A rose … [on anarchy and summit protest and stuff | overland]

I wrote some stuff for overland zine about the phony ‘Black Rose Syndicat’, black blocs and teh anarchy. You can find it here. It was inspired by Clive Williams’ rather poor article in The Canberra Times, which you can read … Continue reading

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Anarchist Memes v Facebook

Briefly: The Facebook page ‘Anarchist Memes’ has been unpublished by Facebook. Ben Norton has written an article in response, published at Counterpunch and Dissident Voice. The reasons why Facebook chose to close the page are a bit obscure: precisely how … 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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housekeeping for anarchy

Well well, bloody Hell. Because I’m an idi0t, I thought I’d spend some time doing some housekeeping: namely, going through the sites I link to in order to establish which are still active. Unsurprisingly, because I haven’t done so for … Continue reading

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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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