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#CFMEUForever : COVID-19, Construction & COVIDIOTs

On September 20, the Melbourne office of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) was attacked by a group of angry anti-vaxxers and their allies: a motley assortment of malcontents, including union members, fueled by far-right myth-makers on … Continue reading

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Deconstructing a criticism : A reply to Jeremy Salt

[A few weeks ago I wrote something for Overland titled Constructing a narrative: the CFMEU protest and the far right (September 23, 2021). Last week, Jeremy Salt offered some criticism of the piece and, because my reply is so long, … Continue reading

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CFMEU, broken windows, grifters, plague rats, workers’ solidarity …

[Update (September 29) : The plague rats have today obtained a qualified victory, as CFMEU outbreak: President tests positive, Setka in isolation, Michael Fowler and Ben Schneiders, The Age.] … and more besides. Just a brief note to let you … Continue reading

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antifa notes (september 15, 2016) : united patriots front ~versus~ unions +++

1) Blair & Thomas Go To East Melbourne Collingwood The United Patriots Front (UPF) staged another dingbat stunt on Saturday night, on this occasion targeting Yarra councillor Stephen Jolly. The event the UPF attempted to gatecrash was titled ‘Re-elect Stephen … Continue reading

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antifa notes (nov 10, 2015) : #UnitedPatriotsFront and moar …

G’day patriots, Here’s a few notes about recent developments on the far right. 1) Chris Shortis : “It’s in Revelations, people!” United Patriots Front (UPF) leader Chris Shortis appears in an article in The Age, which details his rather bizarre … Continue reading

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Just say gNOme to McDonald’s in Tecoma! #burgeroff

The struggle to save Tecoma and the Dandenongs from colonisation by US fast-food chain McDonald’s appears to be entering its final phase. Earlier in the week McDonald’s mobilised VicPol and private security against locals to evict them from the site … Continue reading

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#CFMEU : I love it when…

…a newsreader makes a silly in public. In other news…

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Reverse racism?msicar esreveR

From the Department of “What Have We Learned From Current Affairs This Week (Which Can Be Interpreted As A Form Of Critical Intertextuality)?”: On Tuesday’s edition of tabloid current affairs TV show Today Tonight, David Eccleston filed a report on … Continue reading

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