Trot Guide February 2022 Update

According to the recently launched website Internationalist Standpoint:

The main problem faced by the working masses internationally, today, is the lack of organization and leadership – the crisis of the system is reflected into a crisis of the working-class organizations, political and trade union. The Trotskyist Space, which ideologically and politically is well positioned to provide answers and perspectives in the present conjuncture, is also in deep crisis.

Leaving aside the fact that capitalism is (the) crisis, I’m uncertain if Space Force Bronstein really is in big trouble. On the one hand: ‘The revolutionary socialist left internationally is going through dramatic changes, as evidenced by the crises of the PO, the ISO, and the CWI, among others’; on the other hand, ‘No one can convincingly explain why Leon Trotsky has so many French followers or why they are divided into so many factions’. Of the relevant Trotskyist organisations listed below, however, most — apart perhaps from Socialist Alternative — would appear to be in relatively poor health, with the Spartacist League of Australia even facing possible extinction. (The collapse of the International Communist League (Fourth Internationalist) may be a ‘tragic necessity’, who knows?)

Outside of Trotskyist circles, there are of course the Maoist and Stalinist influenced groupuscules — ACP, CPA, CPA (M-L) and CWPA — who, while fewer in number than their Trotskyist rivals, nonetheless remain active. Happily enough, boomer Maoists and Stalinists do seem to have begun to successfully lower the demographic, and their ranks now include some smol number of teenage Tankies. Sadly, so-called Australia has yet to produce a version of Maoism-Third Worldism, Gonzalo Thought is barely recognised (see below), and the task of building a Strong and Prosperous Nation is also horribly neglected.

Apart from ISA (Australia: see below), another NEW! vehicle on the revolutionary road is the Revolutionary Communist Organisation (RCO), the existence of which I was alerted to by a Conrad just a few weeks ago. The RCO joins the Internationalist Communists Oceania (ICO) as one of several communist groups that have sprung up lately (but which also suffer from a tendency to fall over shortly thereafter). In which context, I should probably note that there’s been a minor resurgence of interest in anarchist communism in the last few years, with collectives emerging in/as Anarchist Communists Meanjin, Sydney Anarcho-Communists [Facebook] and Geelong Anarchists. Further, Mutiny has been revived as a publication of Black Flag Sydney, the Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group continues to motor along, but Collective Action (2013–) is deaded.

Still, a minor uptick in interest in communism must be balanced against an explosion in the number of cookers taking to the streets. Indeed, Cooked Units have assembled in their tens of thousands over the course of the pandemic, and in Melbourne even taken the opportunity to attack that bastion of working class militancy, the CFMEU.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Still having a crack :

1. (Alliance for) Workers’ Liberty
These workers are still struggling for freedom in Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Sydney. Their last newsletter was published in late 2019.
2. Australian Communist Party
Since splitting from the CPA in 2019, the ACP has continued to trod along a ‘new path in the movement for socialism in Australia’. The ACP also plays a critical role in the Community Union Defence League, a kinda Food Not Bombs for local Leninists.
3. Bolshevik-Leninist
These fellas popped up as a NEW! entry last time ’round but, almost two years later, I dunno how their efforts to create their own Marxist nucleus (‘a dedicated core of professional revolutionaries educated in Marxism physically concentrated in a city’) is going. Hopefully, one day soon they’ll bump into some other IRL urban Marxists, and together create some meme magic.
3 1/2. Class Conscious
As far as I can tell, CC is more of a blog/website than a groupuscule, one armed with a political perspective which closely mirrors that of the International Committee of the Fourth International (SEP).
4. Communist League
Since Nov. 15, 1928, the Militant has been “a socialist newsweekly published in the interests of working people,” as its masthead says. It reflects the program, perspectives and activities of the Socialist Workers Party in the United States. The SWP also claims supporters in Canada, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australia. Bob Aiken was the Communist League candidate for the Hurstville ward of the Georges River Council in the NSW 2021 local elections. Bob got 17 votes (0.12%) for his troubles.
5. Communist Party of Australia
The CPA will hold its 14th National Congress later this month. Otherwise, it still appears to be recovering from the ACP split.
6. Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist)
The CPA (M-L)’s Political Report of the Central Committee to the 15th Party Congress in June 2019 concluded ‘our Party is in a good place, but we need to make it even better’. I dunno how much betterer it’s become since, but last year the party noted with some concern attacks upon its previous stronghold in the CFMEU and lamented the sorry state the union now finds itself in. See also : Warmly welcome the Centenary of the Communist Movement in Australia (January 1, 2020).
7. Communist Workers Party of Australia
Last time around it was: ‘Newspaper coming soon!’. So, in February 2022, I’m delighted to inform the reader that, for the edification of Communist Workers, five editions of The Agitator have now been published.
8. Freedom Socialist Party
The FSP continues to trundle along. Of late, it’s called for a united self-defence against the far-right “freedom” movement. See also : PUSH! Organising and Educating to build a United Front against Fascism.
9. ISA Australia
#fuckyeah a NEW! groupuscule! Announcing its existence in early 2021, International Socialist Alternative Australia is a split from/successor to SA.
9 1/2. Progressive Labour Party
In December 2021, the PLP ‘united and joined with the Australian Progressives as a combined and strong political force’. Whether or not the PLP persists into the future, or simply forms a subsidiary fraction of the Progressives, is of course unknown.
10. Revolutionary Communist Organisation
The aim of the RCO is the formation of a communist cadre for the purposes of proletarian revolution, the establishment of a workers republic, and the triumph of communism. Would you like to know more?
11. Socialist Alliance
Delegates and members across Australia took part in the 16th National Conference of the Socialist Alliance on January 15-16. It will be running candidates for Corio, Leichhardt and Wills at the federal election and also contesting Senate seats in NSW, QLD and VIC.
12. Socialist Alternative
SAlt remains the largest (neo-)Trotskyist political formation/’ostensibly revolutionary organization’ in Australia, and if there’ve been significant developments in the period since the last update I’m unaware of them.
13. Socialist Equality Party
While the SEP campaigned in order to Defeat bipartisan drive in Australia to de-register political parties!, on September 2, 2021, the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Party Registration Integrity) Act 2021 (Party Registration Act) received Royal Assent, meaning that inter alia, for a non-Parliamentary political party to attain and maintain registration in the Register of Political Parties, it will be required to have ‘at least 1,500 members’ (increased from ‘at least 500 members’), a requirement which may pose difficulties for the SEP along with a range of other minor parties, as it’s currently one of ten the AEC is considering deregistering.
14. Socialist Action
The action group formerly known as the Socialist Party. Previously a member of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) — which underwent a split in 2019 — SA was briefly a member of ‘International Socialist Alternative’, which one side in the split created in February 2020. Last Thursday, however, they decided to instead join Internationalist Standpoint. According to Wikipedia:

In October 2019, the Socialist Party renamed itself Socialist Action. In 2020, new allegations of rape appeared against the same member accused in 2016. In 2021, their international organisation, International Socialist Alternative (ISA), objected to an alleged 18 month-long pattern of harassment of his alleged victim and their supporters within the party, and also objected to a large financial payment from Socialist Action to the man accused after he resigned working for the party. In response to these objections, Socialist Action formally split from ISA. They announced a plan to collaborate with Taiwanese group International Socialist Forward. They have since been inactive. Those members who opposed Socialist Action’s stance on sexual assault remained members of the ISA and founded a new section of ISA in Australia in April 2021.

See also : Committee for a Workers’ International / International Socialist Alternative.
15. Solidarity
Solidarity is still here. Note that in December last year, the home of prominent Sydney member Paddy Gibson was attacked by boneheads. See also : International Socialist Tendency.
16. Spartacist League of Australia
Status : Threatened. The difficulties being experienced by the League are shared by other sections of the International Communist League (Fourth Internationalist), which has been enduring some turbulence since the death of its lvl boss, James Roberston (1928–2019). While the party press stalled following Robertson’s departure, the ICL (FI) did manage to publish a text in April last year decrying lockdowns, and recently some members in Canada were spotted distributing propaganda to cookers in Ottawa.
See also : International Bolshevik Tendency / Bolshevik Tendency.
17. Trotskyist Platform
TP emerged as a split from the Spartacists, but remains staunch. The group’s latest missive (January 22, 2022) is boldly titled WHY TROTSKYISM IS THE LIGHT SHINING THE PATH OF SOCIALIST REVOLUTION.
18. Victorian Socialists
Like ICO, VS was introduced in the last edition of the Guide. Since then, after a few wobbles, it’s obtained a councillor (Jorge Jorquera in Maribyrnong) and will be contesting 11 lower house seats at the next federal election. While highly unlikely to win, it’ll be interesting to see if the number of ‘class-conscious’ votes the party generates is greater or lesser than last time around.
19. Workers League
Coronavirus is a hoax / communism is Good.

See also : Encyclopedia of Trotskyism On Line (ETOL) / Encyclopedia of Anti-Revisionism On-Line / Communist and Workers’ Parties / Radical online collections and archives (Evan Smith).

BONUS!

• According to the Committee to Defend Chairman Gonzalo – Australia, ‘The people of Australia are largely unfamiliar with Chairman Gonzalo, what he represents and his importance’, but the crank/s populating the committee hope/s to remedy that tragic situation. The Committee would also seem to enjoy friendly relations with another blog called ‘Red Eureka Journal’ (not to be confused with the Red Eureka Movement of the late ’70s), the perspective of which has been criticised by the author of another blog, ‘mostly edge, mostly no point’, a ‘counter-cultural auspol communist blog run by a jackass who can’t get to sleep before three in the morning’ — but who has nonetheless published a video tribute to The Dole Army.
Red Ant is for anti-imperialist Marxism and the ‘outlook of articles published to Red Ant is inspired by the politics of the Democratic Socialist Party (1972-2005) and Revolutionary Socialist Party (2007-2013)’ if you’re into that sort of thing.

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #102 w Amanda E Rogers on Tom Metzger, WAR, Fascist Forge & CVE : February 3, 2022

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Amanda E Rogers (Twitter). Amanda is Your Lady of Chaos (Theory) and a Cassandra of Geopolitics whose writings and rantings can be found on Patreon and elsewhere. We spoke to Amanda about her research into Good Nazi Tom Metzger (he got mad at me online once), the similarly dead Fascist Forge, and the CVE industry.

See also : Propaganda, profit, and post-truth partisanship in the media after January 6, Amanda E. Rogers, The Atlantic Council, January 4, 2022 | Dismantling White Supremacist Infiltration of the Military and Law Enforcement, Amanda Rogers, The Century Foundation, January 25, 2021.

4.30pm, Thursday, February 3, 2022 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #101 w Haley McEwen on Africa, anti-gender politics & colonialism : January 27, 2022

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On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Dr Haley McEwen, Fellow at the Center for Analysis of the Radical Right, Research Coordinator at the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies and Associate Editor of the International Journal for Critical Diversity Studies. We spoke to Haley about the Christian right’s efforts to promote ‘family values’ (sic) in Africa, colonialism, history and the gendered and racialised social order.

Dr. McEwen’s research takes a decolonial approach to understanding the ‘knowledge politics’ that inform ways of knowing gender and sexuality diversity locally, regionally, and globally. Her research takes critical historical and geopolitical approaches to analysis of epistemologies of difference, particularly in relation to constructions of gender, sexuality, and race. Her doctoral, and ongoing research, focuses on international anti-gender activism with a particular focus on the growth of the pro-family movement in African contexts.

See also : God Hates Fags (et al) : World Congress of Families conference, August 30 (July 26, 2014).

4.30pm, Thursday, January 27, 2022 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #100 w Jock Palfreeman on anti-fascism, prisons & solidarity : January 20, 2022

It’s 2022, we’re back on 3CR with our one hundredth episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! and Jock Palfreeman [Facebook/Patreon/Twitter] is our very special guest. I’ve been following Jock’s trials and tribulations since their beginning, but for those of you coming in late, Jock was imprisoned for 12 years in Bulgaria after defending someone from a neo-Nazi assault. He was released from prison at the end of 2019 and continues to campaign for prisoners’ rights; the International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners originated in 2014 as a Day of Solidarity with Jock Palfreeman. While Jock has since been released, there’s still hundreds of others who remain imprisoned for standing up against fascism and hate.

See also : Today is the International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners, Andy Fleming, Overland, July 25, 2017 | Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association /// Every Parent’s Nightmare: The Jock Palfreeman Case | Justice Action /// Sisters Inside.

4.30pm, Thursday, January 20, 2022 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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Don’t Go To Sydney (Festival)

[Update (January 16, 2022) : A Jewish Response To The Sydney Festival Boycott, Do Better On Palestine, January 16, 2022 /// (January 14, 2022) : Benjamin Law quits Sydney Festival board following Israeli funding controversy, Robert Moran and Linda Morris, The Sydney Morning Herald, January 14, 2022 | Sydney Festival chair apologises over festival board’s handling of Israeli sponsorship issue, Hamish McDonald, Katie Hamann, Dunja Karagic and Simon Leo Brown, ABC, January 13, 2022 /// (January 11, 2022) : From Safsaf to Sydney: Palestinian resistance and the festival boycott, Jeanine Hourani, Rihab Charida and Matt Chun, Overland, January 11, 2022.]

As you may already be aware, the Sydney Festival — ‘one of Australia’s largest annual cultural celebrations’ — is currently taking place. The Festival (January 6–30) is also the subject of a boycott, called on behalf of Artists Against Apartheid, because the Festival’s Board ‘made the decision to accept funding from the Embassy of Israel, making the embassy a Star Partner’. A large number of artists and performers have responded to the call. For its part the Board issued a motherhood statement.

One artiste that elected to ignore the boycott was Melbourne band Amyl & The Sniffers (‘After an occasionally shambolic hour there’s no encore but that proves relatively easy to accept – the job of lighting a fire under the Sydney Festival has been emphatically accomplished‘). Their decision surprised some, but it also prompted me to make a meme, so y’know: win some, lose some.

For what it’s worth, in 2022 I reckon The Sniffers are Too Big To Fail, and the moment will soon be forgotten, but I remain curious as to why they felt compelled to play; you can read Tropical Fuck Storm’s (slightly grumpy) announcement they’d be pulling the plug on their gig here.

See also : Support the work of artists who withdrew from Sydney Festival. | Sydney Festival Hit by Claims of Art-Washing Over Israel Sponsorship, Patrick Frater, Variety, January 7, 2022 | Gene Simmons, Deborah Conway join opposition to Sydney festival boycott as more acts pull out, Kelly Burke, The Guardian, January 7, 2022 | Sydney Festival boycott: when arts organisations accept donations, there is always a price to pay, Jo Caust, The Conversation, January 6, 2022 | Sydney Festival pays price for Israeli sponsorship, The Australian Jewish News, January 5, 2022 | High-profile figures join Sydney Festival boycott over Israeli funding, Nick Galvin, The Sydney Morning Herald, December 23, 2021.

*For those who’d like to learn a little bit about blak history and Black-Palestinian Solidarity, see : Black-Palestinian Solidarity conference: Contesting settler nationalisms, Gary Foley and Suzannah Henty, Radical Philosophy, Spring 2020:

Black-Palestinian solidarity in the continent emerged during the late 1970s and began with the organised political actions of Ali Kazak and Gary Foley. Kazak, an activist, former Fatah member and, later, Palestinian Liberation Organization representative for the Oceania region, migrated to Australia in 1970. Foley is a Gumbaynggirr activist, historian, and co-founder of the Redfern Aboriginal Legal Services (1971) and the Aboriginal Tent Embassy (1972). Both Kazak and Foley saw the Palestinian and Aboriginal struggle for justice against settler-colonial occupation as united. Their shared militant, anti-imperialist, and internationalist actions against the occupiers and their beneficiaries held solidarity at the heart of their revolutionary decolonial imaginaries.

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Blogging 2021 : A Summary

See also : Blogging 2020 : A Summary.

January (5)

A flying start: three posts dedicated to Yeah Nah Pasaran! (interviews with Becca Lewis, Marc-André Argentino and Megan Kelly) plus one taking note of a failed coup and another about some nazis going camping in The Grampians.

February (8)

More Yeah Nahs! (Sabine Volk, Ashton Kingdon, Michael Colborne and Vincent Bevins), all while Proud Boy Jarrad Searby was keeping busy threatening pensioners (and preparing for RaHoWa in Albury-Wodonga), my Facebook page and Twitter account copped some flak, and I asked myself: Where have all the second-hand bookshops in regional Victoria gone?.

March (10)

YNP! featured H.E. Upchurch, Maik Fielitz, Stanislav Vysotsky and Jason Wilson, National Socialist Network lvl boss Tom Sewell made a commotion outside A Current Affair, while I made a list of anti-fascist podcasts, promoted a fundraiser for Jock Palfreeman, RAFWWU trying to unionise Readings and CUPUW holding a summit, and posted a rare antifa notes on Based/Proud/Nazi/Lads.

April (6)

For this month’s episodes of YNP! we spoke to Joe Mulhall, Mette Wiggen, M R. X. Dentith and Ashley Mattheis. I also published a token post for May Day and about Tom Sewell & National Socialist Network ~vs~ Counter-Terrorism & Blair Cottrell.

May (10)

Happy May Day!, I said / To no one there / And no one heard at all / Not even the chair. Meanwhile, the spectre of anarchist communism has raised its ghostly head in the Antipodes, there was some ANTIFA 4 DHADJOWA, Balwyn prat Tom Sewell went to jail, Moda Kitchen was proud to commit commercial suicide and I asked The United Patriots Front : Where Are They Now?.

*For radio, we spoke to Blyth Crawford, Shannon E. Reid, Christopher Mathias and Natasha Lennard.

June (6)

Apart from yarning with Bethan Johnson, Alex Hinton and Julie Gottlieb, I wrote a bit about the legal difficulties confronting an aspiring dictator from Melbourne’s leafy east, some bad satire, and what happened when ye olde fash0 peddler went to Supanova in Sydney.

July (5)

Cam took over hosting duties for most of July’s YNP! episodes, talking to Jason Wilson, Kaz Ross, Tal Lavin and Tom Tanuki, while I joined him to speak with Mike Rothschild about Kew. We also raised over $2,000 for 3CR’s annual radiothon, which was nice, different and unusual. Otherwise, RAFFWU tried to organise BRTD and neo-Nazi serial pest Neil Erikson was briefly imprisoned in July.

August (5)

After Cam conversed with first Byron Clark and Benjamin Fogel, I rejoined him in order to talk to the crew from The Empire Never Ended and then 12 Rules For What podcasts. (Oh, and Ariel Bogle.)

In August, I also took a moment to mourn the loss of long-running batshit proprietarian blog ‘Catallaxy Files’ and to consider an important exposé of local nazis in 9Fairfax ~versus~ National Socialist Network.

September (7)

Yeah Nah Cam spoke to Steph Halmhofer in September while I joined him to speak to Pam Nilan, Sophie Bjork-James and Cristina Moreno-Almeida.

Otherwise, I tried to Help anarchists from Afghanistan escape the Taliban!, examined the trials and tribulations of Australia’s leading neo-Nazi groupuscule the National Socialist Network and wrote a bit about plague rats attacking the CFMEU office in the city.

And ah, there’s also A Brief Guide To The Australian Far Right (September 2021 Edition).

October (6)

In October we spoke to Alex Mendela, Cas Mudde and Jason Wilson and I wrote some (more) bullshit inre Jeremy Salt, protest and the CFMEU, a bit more about the CFMEU (and COVIDIOTs), and published another, token edition of antifa notes.

November (5)

In November, Yeah Nah Pasaran! featured the sparkling talents of Daphne Halikiopoulou, Vashti Fox, Tom Tanuki and Van Badham (oh and Steven Monacelli). I also wrote a lonesome, solitary post about Melbourne, Plague Rats, Nazis, Grifters, Cliev & Pied Pipers (Rally on November 20).

December (3)

And at the end of a shitful year? Interviews with Sahana Udupa and Ryan Broderick.

A funny thing happened on the way to the cemetery and billionaire philantropists may be interested in my Patreon — but probably aren’t.

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #099 w Ryan Broderick on Content Mills & US Politics : December 16, 2021

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran!, our last for 2021, we talk to Ryan Broderick [Twitter]. A writer from New York, maybe, Ryan publishes the Garbage Day newsletter and The Content Mines podcast.

See also : The Nancy Reagan Blow Job Info War : This story is very funny, but I also think it’s extremely illustrative of how impossible it is to understand what’s going on anymore. It all started with Madonna posting a rather risqué Instagram photo at the end of November …

4.30pm, Thursday, December 16, 2021 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #098 w Sahana Udupa on Digital Hate & Extreme Speech : December 9, 2021

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! we talk to Sahana Udupa [Twitter], Professor of Media Anthropology at LMU Munich and a Joan Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University (2021). Sahana recently co-edited Digital Hate: The Global Conjuncture of Extreme Speech (Indiana University Press, 2021), which:

provides the first distinctly global and interdisciplinary perspective on hateful language online. Moving beyond Euro-American allegations of “fake news,” contributors draw attention to local idioms and practices and explore the profound implications for how community is imagined, enacted, and brutally enforced around the world. With a cross-cultural framework nuanced by ethnography and field-based research, the volume investigates a wide range of cases—from anti-immigrant memes targeted at Bolivians in Chile to trolls serving the ruling AK Party in Turkey—to ask how the potential of extreme speech to talk back to authorities has come under attack by diverse forms of digital hate cultures.

See/hear also : Facebook lobbied over poll rules: Papers, Deeksha Bhardwaj, Venkat Ananth, The Hindustan Times, November 22, 2021 | Online Gods: A Podcast About Digital Cultures in India and Beyond.

4.30pm, Thursday, December 9, 2021 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #097 w Van Badham on QAnon and On : December 2, 2021

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! we talk to Van Badham [Twitter], writer and author of QAnon and On: A Short and Shocking History of Internet Conspiracy Cults (Hardie Grant, 2021). Van writes for The Guardian, co-hosts The Week on Wednesday podcast with Ben Davison and also done wrote some plays.

See/hear also : Who is driving the COVID protests across Australia and should we be worried?, Late Night Live, ABC Radio National, November 24, 2021 | QAnon Changes Strategies and Spreads Globally, CJ Werleman, Byline Times, November 17, 2021 | QAnon: how the far-right cult took Australians down a ‘rabbit hole’ of extremism, Van Badham, The Guardian, November 14, 2021 | No, Australia Is Not Actually an Evil Dictatorship, Van Badham, The New York Times, October 14, 2021.

4.30pm, Thursday, December 2, 2021 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #096 w Tom Tanuki on #MelbourneProtest & Freedumbs : November 25, 2021

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! we talk to Tom Tanuki [Twitter] about recent agitations by ‘Freedumb activists’, especially the anti-vaXX rallies of November 20. Under the enormous umbrella of Liberty gathers a divers range of Ordinary Mums & Dads™ (including some very familiar faces). Tens of thousands of these gathered on the weekend, and further rallies are scheduled for the weeks ahead …

See also : White supremacist and far right ideology underpin anti-vax movements, Madi Day and Bronwyn Carlson, The Conversation, November 22, 2021 | Anti-vax rallies stink of Fraser Anning’s populism, Tom Tanuki, Independent Australia, November 19, 2021 | Far-Right and Fascist Organizations Are Leading Australia’s Anti-Vax Movement, Marty Hirst, Jacobin, November 17, 2021.

4.30pm, Thursday, November 25, 2021 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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