Category Archives: Poetry

is a dirty job
and i can’t do it

Free the refugees – Nadya & Masha, don’t speak at #FODI [#PussyRiot]

To be clear, we ask Nadya & Masha to please choose another forum besides #FoDI to get their important message out. http://t.co/tKCaRHVePB — Dangerous Ideas (@pussyethics) August 18, 2014 On August 31 in Sydney, two former members of Pussy Riot, … Continue reading

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Fourth Annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair : August 9, 2014

The fourth annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair will be taking place at the Abbotsford Convent on Saturday, August 9 this year. The Bookfair consists of around 40 or so stalls by independent and radical booksellers and activist groups. Alongside the stalls, … Continue reading

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RIP Rik Mayall

And the grown-ups will say "But why are the kids crying?" And the kids will say "Haven't you heard? Rik is dead! The People's Poet is dead!" — Kamahl Santamaria (@KamahlAJE) June 9, 2014 And then a particularly sensitive 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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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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Pay the Writers?

Well this post is really only a matter of recording some bookmarks … I didn’t realise this ’til now, but Crikey owner Private Media are launching a new arts site. Good for them. Problem is, current policy is not to … Continue reading

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Greg SPIRAL OBJECTIVE Loses Record Collection To Fire …

Very sad … I remember encountering Greg/Spiral Objective mail order sometime in the early ’90s thru an ad in the Green Left Weekly(!). Thru his distro (and label: 1991–2000) he helped introduce me and countless others to a world of … Continue reading

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Why I’m NOT joining Socialist Alternative [Foreword]

An innocuous building for so monumental a task! behind iron gates & anonymous windows technicians in white smocks toil like busy little bees investigating in electromicroscopic detail the vinegrated cerebrums of late soviet luminaries to determine what made their heads … Continue reading

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Love [Anna Akhmatova]

Now, like a little snake, it curls into a ball, Bewitching your heart, Then for days it will coo like a dove On the little white windowsill. Or it will flash as bright frost, Drowse like a gillyflower… But surely … Continue reading

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Thank You Satan!

[Léo Ferré, 1955] Pour la flamme que tu allumes Au creux d’un lit pauvre ou rupin Pour le plaisir qui s’y consume Dans la toile ou dans le satin Pour les enfants que tu ranimes Au fond des dortoirs chérubins … Continue reading

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