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“What is anarcho-syndicalism?” : ASF-IWA Australian speaking tour : February 2016

Laure Akai, secretary of the International Workers Association (IWA), will be giving a presentation on the practice of anarcho-syndicalism this month. The IWA was founded in 1922 in Berlin and has sections around the world. The series of events around … Continue reading

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The SUWA Show /// Invasion Day

On this month’s episode of the ‘Floating Anarchy’ edition of The SUWA Show (3CR /// 855AM /// Friday, January 22, 2016: 5.30-6.30pm), my co-host Dr Cam Smith and I talk to Professor Rob Sparrow of Monash University — recently declared … Continue reading

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Blogging 2015 …

A review of my blogging efforts in 2015. January (8 posts) In addition to several notes on anti-fascism (which included some advice on Facebook use), I wrote about the ‘Rojava Revolution’ in northern Syria and a strike and occupation at … Continue reading

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masking up on overland

I wrote something for overland on the political utility and meaning of masking up and/or counter-protesting fascism. You can read it here. See also : #CronullaRiots 2.0 : A Damp Squib (December 12, 2015).

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#Reclaim Australia : November 22, 2015 : Post-match

Above : A protest sign in Melton featuring the neo-Nazi leader of the UPF, Blair Cotrell, and one of his quotes on skool curricula. For more see : Quotations From Chairman Blair Cottrell (July 27, 2015). ‘Reclaim Australia’ (RA) held … Continue reading

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#ParisAttacks

A few things. 1) This fella’s analysis seems especially apt: See also : New Islamic State Publication Touts Progress in Clash of Civilizations, Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept, February 13, 2015 | Muslims Around the World Condemn Paris Attacks, Adam Johnson, … Continue reading

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Decadence

[‘Decadence’ by Alex Trotter. Originally published in Drunken Boat, No.2, 1994.] There is no decadence from the point of view of humanity. Decadence is a word that ought to be definitively banished from history. ~ Ernest Renan The word “decadence” … Continue reading

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CRONULLA /// NEVER AGAIN

Serial pest Nick Folkes and his micro-Party for Freedom have organised a party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the racist pogrom in Cronulla. Joining him in this effort to stir up racial, religious and ethnic antagonism will be ‘The … Continue reading

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Q. Did Trotsky ‘invent’ the term ‘racist’ in 1927?

Over the last few months, Shermon Burgess — a/k/a ‘The Great Aussie Patriot’ — has begun to increasingly indulge in the perpetuation of a range of radical right-wing memes, not only about Islam and the left but multiculturalism, the United … Continue reading

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Australian rock legend #RossHannaford needs yr support …

Legendary Australian guitarist Ross Hannaford is in dire straits and in need of some financial aid. To that end, SMART STREET FILMS (producers of ASIO: Persons Of Interest) has produced a DVD featuring a lengthy interview with Ross about his … Continue reading

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