Category Archives: History

…is what’s happening

antifa notes (may 18, 2015)

In response to the announcement of a Senate inquiry into food certification, Guy Rundle has written the following article for Crikey, arguing that the local Jewish community (among others), needs to adopt a more public position on anti-Muslim prejudice. See … Continue reading

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May Day 2015

Sounds of Songlines: Benefit gig for Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance 8pm, Saturday, April 25 In support of WAR, a collective of young Aboriginal people committed to the cause of decolonization and the philosophy of Aboriginal nationalism, resistance and revival. Performances … Continue reading

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Some writings + some radios

I wrote an article for overland on Reclaim Australia. You can read it here. I also answered some curly questions for New Matilda. You can read that here. On tomorrow’s episode of Floating Anarchy (The SUWA Show, Friday, 5.30pm, 855AM, … Continue reading

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“From Melbourne to Ramadi: My Journey” [Jake Bilardi]

See : Jake Bilardi, reportedly killed in Islamic State suicide bombing, planned to attack Melbourne, blog says, Michael Bachelard, The Age, March 12, 2015. Bilardi’s blog now appears to be devoid of content. He made several posts, of which this … Continue reading

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The Great Aussie Patriot is A Big Fat Silly

LOL. For the last few weeks The Great Aussie Patriot (aka Shermon Burgess) has been co-producing propaganda videos with a small group of neo-Nazis calling themselves ‘Nationalist Republican Guard’. Never one to miss an opportunity to wrap himself and his … Continue reading

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Continuity and Change in Australian Racism (Ghassan Hage)

Journal of Intercultural Studies Volume 35, Number 3 (2014) In Australia, while there is no doubt that we have seen newly ethnicised and/or racialised groups arriving and new communities forming, what is new and what is old about the racisms … Continue reading

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An open letter to the Black Rose collective [from Ray Jackson]

[Update (February 22, 2015) : On Saturday evening, February 21, Ray issued a retraction of his open letter. Consequently, I’ve edited this post to reflect this fact.] Ray Jackson of the Indigenous Social Justice Assocation (ISJA) has written an open … Continue reading

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Reclaim Australia AKA “Muslims Out!”

The ‘Reclaim Australia’ rallies organised for April 4 will bring together a wide range of Islamophobic individuals and organisations. Below is a brief account of some of these. The ‘Patriots Defence League’ (PDL) is an incorporated association registered in Queensland, … Continue reading

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After the Paris killings (Le Monde Diplomatique) #CharlieHebdo

After the Paris killings Le Monde Diplomatique February 2015 1) The guys from the ghetto Laurent Bonelli Once people are over the shock of the killings, once the feelings of indignation and powerlessness have dissipated and the only people still … Continue reading

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Graeber et al on the ‘Rojava Revolution’

Below I’ve republished David Graeber’s recent interview with Pinar Öğünç about his recent (December) trip to Rojava as part of a small international delegation to the area. I’ve also included links to several articles of relevance. A good collection of … Continue reading

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