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The Platform – Issue 2 out now!

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The Platform - Magazine of Anarchist Affinity from Melbourne


The Platform – Issue 2 out now!

Contents of this issue

Labour and Direct Action in America – The Seattle Solidarity Network – by Tom

Attacks on Higher Education – by Mali

Border violence as settler nativism – by Lia

Interview with Kojo Barbah from South London Anti-Fascists & the Anti-Raids Network

Welfare attacks and collective resistance – by Rebecca

Slackbastard on Fortress Australia

Lessons from Broadmeadows and Villawood – by Dan

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10456044_799163033430068_2280488737849080108_n.jpg imageMelbourne Anarchist Bookfair 20:14 Mon 07 Jul by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

This is a call-out to independent booksellers, zinesters, activist groups and individuals who would like to run a stall or a workshop at this year's Bookfair. Over the past 4 years, the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair has gathered hundreds of people from Melbourne and beyond to share ideas, attend workshops and strengthen networks. In the past we have had info and discussions covering topics such as Anarchism, Aboriginal and Indigenous Sovereignty, Land Rights and Colonialism, Sexism and Gender, Feminism, Justice, Sexual Assault, Workplace Struggles, Community Spaces, Environmental Action and much more. We hope this year will continue to build on the ideas and networking and welcome a broader audience and participation. So please get involved and be a part of the 4th Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair!

issue1cover.png imageThe Platform: Issue 1 18:48 Sun 23 Mar by Anarchist Affinity 0 comments

Issue 1 of The Platform launched in Melbourne on 19 March

bookfairfb.jpg imageThe 3rd Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair 19:05 Fri 02 Aug by Dmitri 0 comments

What: Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair
Where: Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford.
When: 10am-6pm, Saturday the 10th of August.

img_3052.jpg imageMelbourne Anarchist Bookfair 18:57 Fri 19 Aug by Dmitri 0 comments

A large and diverse crowd participated in the first anarchist bookfair in Australia, held on Saturday 13th August at Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne. [Italiano]

textMay Day in Melbourne 20:57 Sat 03 May by MACG 0 comments

A short report by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (MACG) about May Day in Melbourne.

imageMAY DAY 2016 May 01 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

The labour movement in Melbourne, though far declined from its former strength, has neither totally given up the ghost nor been allowed quarter by its enemies. Unions campaign for health and safety, against insecure work and against the use of temporary work visas to undermine labour standards. The campaigns, though, are undermined by the conservatism and timidity of the union officials, their support for the Labor Party and their nationalist focus on “Aussie jobs”, which interferes with building the necessary solidarity between local workers and super-exploited migrant workers. Meanwhile, the capitalists are proceeding with legislation to destroy the construction workers' union (CFMEU) and bring the entire union movement under close State supervision.

imageOrganising Anarchy in Contemporary in Australia Aug 23 by Kieran Bennett 2 comments

The first task of any small political group is to understand the situation in which they seek to operate. Understanding the economic, political and social situation in a given society shows a political group the way forward; it allows us to identify what opportunities exist, what challenges we are likely to encounter, and what our capacity is likely to be in responding to these.

textAbout anarchism in the Philippines Jul 16 by Filipino anarchism researcher 6 comments

During the famous Philippine revolution against Spain there were prominent intellectuals and key persons to the revolution who were briefly influenced by the anarchists in the west. Recently, there was an anarchist network organised in the big area of Manila

imageThe 4th annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair Jul 26 MACG 0 comments

The 4th annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair is an opportunity for all people to read, listen, discuss, share skills and knowledge workshops and talks, socialise and partake in a diverse range of activities around political, cultural, environmental and social justice issues. The bookfair, part of a global network of around 100 bookfairs, is a free event held annually at the Abbotsford Convent (St Heliers Street, Abbotsford).

In 2014, it will take place from 10am-6pm on Saturday the 9th of August.

imageGlobal Fire Mar 04 Anarkismo 0 comments

Join us for an exploration of the global history and impact of anarchist and syndicalist ideas and strategies with international author Michael Schmidt!

image2nd Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair Aug 02 MACG (personal capacity) 0 comments

The Anarchist Melbourne Bookfair will be a free event held at Abbotsford Convent (St Heliers Street, Abbotsford) from 10am-6pm on Saturday 4th of August. The bookfair consists of up to 40 stalls of independent book-sellers and activist groups. Alongside the stalls there will be about 21 one-hour workshops running all day on all kinds of anarchist and direct action topics.

imageMelbourne Anarchist Bookfair Aug 08 MACG 0 comments

Please forward and post to your friends, networks, pets' facebook pages etc etc What: Anarchist Melbourne Bookfair Where: Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford. When: 10am-6pm, Saturday the 13th of August. On the 13th of August Melbourne will be having its first Anarchist Bookfair!

imageMelbourne Anarchist Bookfair Jun 25 0 comments

On Saturday August 13th, from 10am-6pm, there will be an Anarchist Bookfair

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