A rose … [on anarchy and summit protest and stuff | overland]

I wrote some stuff for overland zine about the phony ‘Black Rose Syndicat’, black blocs and teh anarchy. You can find it here. It was inspired by Clive Williams’ rather poor article in The Canberra Times, which you can read there.

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 A rose … [on anarchy and summit protest and stuff | overland]

  1. ablokeimet says:

    It seems that the Black Rose Syndicat is also making stuff up about Anarchists. The comments to Andy’s article are pretty damning – of the Syndicat.

  2. Felix Wilde says:


    The BRS seems to have a new fictional group under whose banner to parade. They’re very preoccupied with you now, Andy; I wonder if you’ll completely distract them from their original plan, whether it was disruption, surveillance, ďisinfo or mere infamy.

  3. @ndy says:

    Oh dear.

    It’s a bit unclear what The Canberra Guy wants. Attention, obviously, but whether or not it was (is) in order to simply halp him sell stuff on eBay or to discredit anarchism I’m not sure — possibly both. His principal eBay account was opened in September 2012 as redragrockshop, changed to blackroserockshop in August 2013, vanadiumrockshop in December 2013, and is now barricadebooks14. So apparently he continues to want to associate himself with anarchist brands in some way — despite also having denounced anarchism in a recent rant. At the same time, the posts he made in May didn’t come to the attention of the Courier until December, and I doubt he expected his dribble to be taken too seriously (especially as the basis for the article was one line in one comment). After the media splash, his subsequent decision to rename the BRS the ‘Social Libertarian Party of Australia’ was interesting; so too, to begin spamming indymedia with rants in support of Assad https://indymedia.org.au/keywords/syria-social-libertarian-party-of-australia-long-live-bashar-al-assad. The crude ‘anti-imperialism’ expressed herein I think gives a much better clue as to The Canberra Guy’s political background. Finally, it’s difficult to assess whether or not the political confusion he expresses is simply because he’s confused or has its roots in some other, allied condition.

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