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Happy May Day!

Above : The “ANARCHY” flag that legendary Melbourne anarchist John William ‘Chummy’ Fleming carried at May Day marches in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [Clenched fist salute : Liz Crash. See also : Underfoot : ‘a series of … Continue reading

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Token 2021 (Melbourne) May Day Post

Happy May Day ‘N’ All That. In Melbourne, May Day continues to shuffle along, and you can join in this weekend by way of: 1) A Walking Tour A tour of significant Melbourne anarchist historical sites commencing at Chummie Place, … Continue reading

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #066 w Ashley Mattheis on memes, Momfluencers, Shieldmaidens & moar : April 29, 2021

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah, we talk to Ashley Mattheis [Twitter]. Ashley is a feminist scholar who studies the material effects of cultural production & consumption, the use of web-based media, & online misogynies. See, for example, : … Continue reading

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #064 w Dr Mette Wiggen on the Scandinavian far-right : April 15, 2021

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah, we talk to Mette Wiggen [Twitter] about the far-right in Scandinavia. Mette is a Lecturer in Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds and a Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of the … Continue reading

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #063 w Joe Mulhall of Hope Not Hate : April 8, 2021

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah, we talk to Joe Mulhall [Twitter] of Hope Not Hate (UK). Joe is co-author of The International Alt-Right: Fascism for the 21st Century? (Routledge, 2020), author of British Fascism After the Holocaust: From … Continue reading

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #060 w Stanislav Vysotsky on American Antifa: The Tactics, Culture, and Practice of Militant Antifascism : March 18, 2021

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah, we talk to Stanislav Vysotsky [Twitter]. Stas is the author of American Antifa: The Tactics, Culture, and Practice of Militant Antifascism (Routledge, 2020): Since the election of President Trump and the rise in … Continue reading

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RAFFWU Goes To Readings

aw yiss Today the Retail And Fast Food Workers Union announced: Readings staff are excited to announce that they are inviting management to negotiate an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with them to secure wages, penalty rates and great working conditions long … Continue reading

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #059 w Maik Feilitz on Digitaler Faschismus : March 11, 2021

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah, we talk to Maik Fielitz [Twitter] about ‘Digital Fascism’. Maik is a ‘Researcher at the Jena Institute for Democracy and Civil Society Doctoral Candidate in Department of Political Science, Goethe University Frankfurt’ and … Continue reading

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Podcasts about (and of relevance to understanding) fascism and the far-right …

A brief, incomplete survey of some relevant podcasts (to which I’ll add more stuff): • 12 Rules For What ‘A podcast about fascists, nazis, and the far right, from the perspective of the left.’ • Behind the Bastards ‘dives in … Continue reading

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A Current Affair, Tom Sewell, & Punching Nazis

[Update (March 3, 2021) : Today, Tom Sewell was charged with affray, recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault, and was bailed to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court in July. Jacob Hersant was released pending further enquiries. See : Victoria … Continue reading

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