Bloggy Monday

I’ve been reading some blogs!

First, fitzroyalty. By Brian. It’s like, totally about my old stompem ground Fitzroy. In one post — broccoli is a political weapon — Brian examines the largely imaginary group ‘Yarra National Anarchists’, and their world-historical battles with the FASCIST Steve Jolly. To wit, the fact that some council workers apparently sabotaged their attempt to grow some vegetables in a patch of dirt on Smith Street.


Note to Brian: the reason this particular handful of little twerps are



with Steve is because he is an



Further, on two separate occasions — May Day in 2008 and a later public rally in opposition to Government-sponsored censorhip of the Intertubes — EVIL COMMUNIST FASCIST members of Steve’s party elected to inform the handful of ‘national anarchists’ who rocked up to shoo! — which they duly did. Final word to Rick: “I always get a bit of comic relief from the National “Anarchist” sites. If you don’t want people to read your site and leave comments close it down. We would just get our gardening news from elsewhere.”


Secondly, the lurid Fugitive Desire, produced in an underground bunker somewhere by “a clandestine, grassroots collective of autonomous revolutionaries, cultural saboteurs and radical ecologists”. A brief post on the concept of autonomy reminds me that in an interview Mario Tronti (are you there grumpy?) argues that ‘The Anti-G20 Protests Lacked Politics’. Which, in turn, brings to mind the fact that: “Local members of the provincial anarchist organization Common Cause fear Hamilton police are seeking to criminalize local organizers after a Hamilton police report identified the 2nd annual Hamilton Anarchist Book Fair as a potential source of hate crime…”

Which just goes to show that Andrew Bolt is read far and wide.

Thirdly, a plug for Unity News. Currently, Diane Denise (D’oh!) is documenting the campaign to keep the British National Party from invading Europe.

Fourthly, Ariel Salleh. Not a blog, actually, but a website dedicated to Ariel’s writings exploring the relationship between ecology and feminism. “Her most recent book – Eco-Sufficiency and Global Justice [Spinifex Press, 2009] – is a collection of essays written with a team of internationally distinguished women, addressing the deficit of sex/gender awareness as it affects the conceptualisation of political economy, ecological economics, and sustainability studies.” Good stuff.

Finally, check out caitlin ate‘s Cat Friendly House. Fucking a w e s o m e. (NB. The new design is very very difficult to read for an old cat like me, what with my sore back, partial deafness, deteriorating eyesight, gammy leg… I mean, I can’t bust heads like I used to, but I have my ways. One trick is to tell ’em stories that don’t go anywhere – like the time I caught the tram to Collingwood. I needed a new needle for my turntable, so, I decided to go to Carringbush, which is what they called Collingwood in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to catch the tram cost ½d, and in those days, pence had pictures of bumblebees on ’em. “Give me 12 pence for a shilling,” you’d say. Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones…)


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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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3 Responses to Bloggy Monday

  1. grumpy cat says:

    Hey @ndy. Thanks mate, I did see the new Tronti. Was drunk when I read it last night and hungover now so my thoughts on it are a bit rum. I am in the process of going back and re-reading Tronti (as part of developing my critique of Negri) …
    rebel love

  2. Denise says:

    Thanks for the plug, @ndy – but “Diane”?

    Bloody antipodeans coming over here and renaming us poms!


  3. @ndy says:

    Bah! Have a whinge why don’tcha? (Or: Apologies. Correction made!)

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