Category Archives: State / Politics

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#UnitedPatriotsFront ~versus~ #Collingwood

The neo-Nazi grouplet United Patriots Front (UPF) staged a(nother) provocative little stunt on Friday night, unfurling a banner reading ‘Go Pies’ and ‘Stop the Mosques’ at the Collingwood-Richmond match. After a short while, MCG security removed the banner and ejected … Continue reading

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#TrotGuide : Socialist Party (CWI) resignations

Update (February 25, 2016) : The SP has issued a statement in response to the below : Statement from Socialist Party National Committee (February 24, 2016). Yesterday 14 Socialist Party members, including City of Yarra councillor Stephen Jolly, tendered their … Continue reading

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Blair Cottrell : ” … and I started getting arrested after I did that.” #Fortitude /// #UnitedPatriotsFront

Blair Cottrell — the leader of the United Patriots Front and Fortitude — appears as ‘Bruce’ in a recent documentary about youth in prison (the maximum-security Youth Unit at Port Phillip Prison in Truganina). In this passage he describes how … Continue reading

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antifa notes (february 21, 2016) : Whitelaw Towers, United Patriots Front, Etc.

Whitelaw Towers Above : Nathan Sykes. For those of you coming in late, ‘Whitelaw Towers’ (WLT) is a neo-Nazi blog that often functions as a kind of online shit-sheet for Dr Jim Saleam’s ‘Australia First Party’ (AFP). Thus, while there … Continue reading

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#UnitedPatriotsFront + #Fortitude : ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US

Somehow or other, material published on the Facebook group “UPF & FORTITUDE ~ INNER CIRCLE” — comprising the ‘inner circle’ of the UPF/Fortitude — done got made public. It provides an interesting glimpse into the inner workings of the group … Continue reading

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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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antifa notes (january 30, 2016) : Black Rose, UPF and moar

Black Rose On Thursday night in Newtown an altercation occurred outside of Black Rose anarchist infoshop involving Ralph Cerminara (Australian Defence League/Left Wing Bigots & Extremists Exposed Facebook page) and Dan Evans (Reclaim Australia and principal organiser of the February … 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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Review : 2015 : Neil Erikson ~vs~ Rob Sparrow

I thought I may as well provide a brief summary of the year in blogging + activism. Well … next post, maybe. Before I do, a few days ago (December 30), I became aware that local neo-Nazi Neil Erikson had … Continue reading

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