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Raylene the Racist

A heart-rending tale of racist intolerance.

Asia Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition (APDSE)

According to MiniLove, “At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted the allied terms of unconditional surrender.” Three cheers and a loud huzzah! to The End Of The War To End All Wars! (Apart from all the subsequent wars.)

On November 11, 1975, Gough got the arse.

Twenty-two years later, in November 1997, the Governor-General, Sir William Deane, issued a proclamation formally declaring 11 November Remembrance Day and urging all Australians to observe one minute’s silence at 11 am on 11 November each year to remember those who died or suffered for Australia’s cause in all wars and armed conflicts.

Eleven years after Bill gave the official nod and wink, the Lords of War are back, in Adelaide. The Asia Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition is:

An international arms fair being held in Adelaide between 11-13 November 2008. The Premier of South Australia has invited the world’s arms dealers to Adelaide on the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day to check out the business opportunities to be made from arming the Asia Pacific region. On a day normally set aside for remembering the horrors of war, the world’s arms dealers will be thinking only of profit. The profits of war are of course, huge and for every person who has their life destroyed by a gun, a mine, a bomb, a razor wire fence or a steel capped boot, for every child orphaned by and for every woman raped in war, there’s an arms dealer making a tidy profit.

Fuck ’em.

‘Ave we got a muxtape?

Damn. I only managed to upload two songs…

The RIAA shuts down Muxtape
Josh Lowensohn
cnet news
August 18, 2008

Free music mixtape service Muxtape has temporarily been shut down due to pressure from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). There’s not much more information about downtime besides a small note on the front page of Muxtape.com saying that “Muxtape will be unavailable for a brief period while we sort out a problem with the RIAA.”

This Wai!

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Each edition will also be available electronically on this blog.

We’re Still Here, We Never Left

Some mob from LA called RAC is making a video aka Todavia Estamos Aqui, Nunca Nos Fuimos: “The Revolutionary Autonomous Communities is putting out a call for their film, We’re Still Here, We Never Left to be screened at your university, community center, church and anywhere else. The film documents the truth about the police repression on May 1st, 2007, and also shows the growing popular movement in oppressed communities… Contact us at [email protected] if you’re interested in organizing an event.”

Write To Your MP Today [Fighting Song of the Social Democrat]

If you are under attack, I’ve got news for you
They’ve got away with it for too long
Here’s what to do
Here’s what to do today

Oh go ahead, don’t be afraid
Go on ahead and write to your MP

Oh go ahead, don’t be afraid
Go on ahead and write to your MP

If twenty racists are battering at your door
The friends of the thing you trust threaten to make your life hell
Well I’ve got news for…

If the gay-bashers are throwing rocks at your head
Enough is enough
We must campaign for the return of Labour to power*

So go ahead, don’t be afraid
Go on ahead and write to…
Oh go ahead, don’t be afraid
Go on ahead and write to your MP

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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