Wednesday, June 3, 7pm
Argentina Open Forum
A visitor from Patagonia, Argentina, Elio Brat, will speak about workers’ self-management in factories (Zanon) and indigenous struggles (Mapuche) in Argentina.
WHEN : 7pm
WHERE : Old Council Chambers, Trades Hall (corner of Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton)
For more information, please call : Rodrigo 0414 970 418 or Lucho 0400 914 944.
Write to: lasnet[at]latinlasnet[dot]org.
Visit: Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET).
Sunday, June 7, 10am
Boiling the Billy
The Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation Melbourne is hosting a conference: ‘Boiling the Billy: Opportunities and Challenges of Radical Unionising’.
WHEN : 10am–4pm
WHERE : Melbourne Anarchist Resource Centre, 62 St Georges Rd, Northcote
Speakers include Gary Foley.
Entry by gold coin donation.
For more info call 0404 105 403 or email asfsec[at]gmail[dot]com.
IWA Secretary Arrested
Ratibor Trivunac, a member of the Anarcho-Syndicalist Initiative and General Secretary of the International Workers’ Association, was convicted yesterday evening to ten days prison for burning the US flag in the centre of Belgrade. A group of anarchists organized an illegal protest yesterday as a reaction to the visit of the US Vice President Joseph Biden to Belgrade. During the protest Trivunac burned the US flag and read a statement condemning the role of the USA in reproduction of capitalist relations, wars, exploitation and discrimination in the world.
Belgrade district judge Goran Milutinović sentenced Ratibor and ordered him to be immediately sent to prison without giving him a chance for appeal. Other comrades that have been arrested were released without charges. Our lawyer will try to appeal the sentence today.
Burning of the flag is a symbolic act of protest and we find the actions of judge Milutinović to be scandalous. We refuse to obey orders, we refuse to keep quiet! We will always burn the symbols of exploitation and oppression!
We would like to call for international actions of solidarity if Ratibor is not released by Saturday morning. We will keep informing you of developments.
The IWA Secretariat can be contacted, as usual, by telephone number +381-63-263-XXX or email (we would prefer by telephone as we may not check the email regularly during the following days).
Freedom for Ratibor!
Long live the IWA!
On behalf of the IWA Secretariat,
Secretariat of the International Workers Association // Secretariado de la Asociación International de los Trabajadores