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indonesia / philippines / australia / anti-fascism domenica dicembre 14, 2014 17:43 byMelbourne Anarchist Communist Group
During the last 3 years in Greece, savage austerity imposed by the Troika (International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission) has crippled the country’s economy. The austerity has led to a depression that is as bad, if not worse, as the Great Depression was in the United States. Enjoying the atmosphere of anguish and despair associated with economic depression, Golden Dawn has flourished, espousing an ideology of hate.It is in effect a Fascist party that promotes anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant and misogynist chauvinism and has grown to become the third most popular political party in the country. It is this threat which led the Greek government to arrest the party’s leadership and dozens of its followers after a Golden Dawn member fatally stabbed anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas in September last year. Some Golden Dawn members (including senior leaders) have also been charged by police with bashing defenceless individuals, whom Golden Dawn deemed to be enemies, for causing explosions and for blackmail. A police investigation that has been launched into the party, but has failed to produce clear results. Beyond their racist, bigoted ideology, Golden Dawn draws inspiration from the violent methods of the Nazi German regime of the last century.
The most catastrophic earthquake in recent memory occurred in the Indian Ocean on St. Stephen's day 2004. The resulting tsunami caused the deaths of at least 250,000 people across many countries in the region and has left millions more without homes, food, water or livelihoods.
indonesia / philippines / australia / history of anarchism giovedì marzo 10, 2005 00:52 bytranslation by Kolektif Tanam Paksa
Realitas mengenai implementasi sebuah masyarakat anarkis sering sekali diragukan. Dan kadang-kadang kita yang "setuju" dengan filosofis anarkisme pun menganggap masya-rakat anarkis sebagai utopia yang tidak dapat direalisasikan.
indonesia / philippines / australia / anarchist movement venerdì marzo 04, 2005 23:36 byMelbourne Anarchist Communist Group
The aims and principles of the Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group
indonesia / philippines / australia / anarchist movement venerdì marzo 04, 2005 23:19 byposted by nestor
The Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group is proud to announce its formation. We are a small group of revolutionary class struggle anarchists who wish to see the anarchist movement grow and develop in a class struggle direction.
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Lapu-Lapu Petmalu dic 31 19:46 0 comments
An attempt to re-read anti-colonial history of the so-called "Philippines" according to anti-authoritarian framework and in contrast to nation-state agenda of mainstream and republican.
Σχολείο για τον έ ... dic 26 16:37 0 comments
Αυστραλία: Πώς χρησιμοποιείται το σχολείο για τον έλεγχο της κυριαρχίας και της αυτοδιάθεσης των ιθαγενών λαών
Statement on Marriage Equality Survey ott 05 20:50 0 comments
The Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group supports a YES vote in the postal survey on marriage equality now in progress in Australia. We do this, not because we endorse the institution of marriage, but because the survey will have concrete results and we need to choose which results we favour. The postal survey is a flawed process of direct democracy, something far inferior to an authentic plebiscite on a concrete proposal. We didn’t choose this battlefield, but it’s a battle we must win. Vote YES for liberty, equality and solidarity. Vote YES and prepare to take the struggle further.
Αυστραλία: Εργατ_... giu 09 19:08 0 comments
... δεν βλέπουμε πια ουρές αυτοκινήτων των εργαζομένων που περιμένουν κάθε πρωί να περάσουν την πύλη του εργοστασίου. Δεν υπάρχουν πια εργοστάσια. Έχουν κλείσει ή έχουν μεταφερθεί στις χώρες της Νοτιοανατολικής Ασίας. Οι δημόσιες τράπεζες και οι επιχειρήσεις κοινής ωφέλειας έχουν αποχωρήσει από τη χώρα ή πρόκειται να αποχωρήσουν. Το συνδικαλιστικό κίνημα, που κάλυπτε κάποτε το ήμισυ του απασχολούμενου εργατικού δυναμικού και συναγωνιζόταν το κράτος για οικονομική εξουσία, ως επί το πλείστον βρίσκεται σε άτακτη υποχώρηση.
End War: End Capitalism apr 25 07:58 0 comments
War is integral to imperialism. We can't end war without ending imperialism and we can't end imperialism without ending capitalism, because imperialism is not merely a policy, but the set of international relationships in capitalism for over 100 years now. We don't have to send young men and women overseas to kill brown people and we don't have to allow a US base at Pine Gap to guide both nuclear missiles and drones. To change direction, though, means eliminating the capitalist system that brings us these horrors. The working class needs to unite internationally and make a revolution to abolish it. We need to replace capitalism with the only possible alternative – libertarian communism.
Australia: Dylan Voller plans hunger strike dic 07 19:56 0 comments
At least four guards involved in the tear gassing and other incidents of abuse while Dylan was in Don Dale are currently working as guards in the Darwin Correctional Centre and are continually tormenting Dylan. Some have threatened to have him bashed if he speaks out about his treatment.
Η απεργία στο Wave Hill, 1966-1975 set 18 07:09 0 comments
Μια σύντομη ιστορία της απεργίας του Wave Hill, ή Gurindji, όταν αυτόχθονες εργάτες κτηνοτροφίας απήργησαν με αίτημα ίσες αμοιβές και στη συνέχεια απαίτησαν τη γη στην οποία εργάστηκαν. Συνέχισαν τις κινητοποιήσεις τους κατά το απίστευτο διάστημα των εννέα χρόνων, και τελικά τους δόθηκε ένα μέρος της γης.
Rise and rise of the extreme right set 01 19:13 0 comments
All efforts must now be made to bring the unions into the struggle. This will be difficult, though, due to the cowardly nature of the union bureaucracy. The message must be got through to all unionists that racism is fatal to working class solidarity.
Elections are not the answer lug 01 23:04 2 comments
The Australian Federal election campaign grinds on, with most people being heartily sick of the whole thing. Neither the Liberals nor Labor are trusted by most voters and the major parties are horrified at the drift of voters to minor parties of all stripes. Anarchists have something to say about this, something deeper than just advising people about voting. We say if you’re looking to fix the problems in society, Parliament is the wrong place.
Celebration of Jack Grancharoff's life giu 20 17:13 0 comments
As many of you know, Jack 'The Anarchist' Grancharoff died on the 15th of May, at his home in Quaama, South Coast of New South Wales, Australia, aged 91. He died 'with his boots on' - he seemed to have risen from a chair, with an open book and a glass of something interesting on the table, collapsed onto the floor and was found a day or two later.
Fascism, Anti-fascism, and a coffee shop full of white liberals giu 18 19:36 0 comments
If you have been following what’s been going with the fash over the past year, you might want to skip to the paragraph under the image of the Herald Scum. Otherwise, read on:
Ο αναρχικός Jack Grancharoff (1925-2016) giu 02 22:02 0 comments
Ο Jack Grancharoff μετανάστευσε στην Αυστραλία μετά την απόδρασή του από τη σταλινική καταπίεση στην πατρίδα του Βουλγαρία. Μετά από μια περίοδο απομόνωσης στην ύπαιθρο, άρχισε να δημιουργεί επαφές με ένα ευρύ φάσμα ριζοσπαστών, μποέμ και μεταναστών κατά μήκος της ανατολικής ακτής της Αυστραλίας.
MAY DAY 2016 mag 01 01:46 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.
For Peace apr 25 18:02 0 comments
If we want peace, we must follow the example of the workers and worker-soldiers who ended WWI. We must build a working class movement which spans across frontiers and cuts the ground out from under the capitalist governments that have no solution for international problems but war. We must make a workers' revolution and overthrow capitalism. And only then will we be able to build a world of liberty, equality and solidarity – a world at peace.
Close Hazelwood justly lug 10 20:19 0 comments
And so the question arises – who can abolish capitalism and how can we manage to do it? Again we say the only way to abolish capitalism is through workers’ revolution. By organising in the workplace and taking control out of the hands of the capitalists we can stop the capitalists destroying the environment and begin active reconstruction of economic processes. We can use the campaign to close Hazelwood to open discussion with workers who want to save the planet, but don’t want to become human sacrifi ces in the process.
Reclaim Australia is one brick in the wall lug 02 11:24 0 comments
We must go a few steps further, therefore, than just engaging in anti-racist and antifascist organising. We must fight the ongoing displacement of Aboriginal people from their homelands in Western Australia. We must fight the mass incarceration and illegalisation of people seeking asylum in this country. We must confront all of these “single” issues. They are part of an entire against the working class and our communities, by the Government, capital and the State.
A Bad Day for the Master Race giu 11 22:33 0 comments
The United Patriots Front, which is a Fascist split-off from the far Right Reclaim Australia, held a rally in Richmond on Sunday 31 May. They wanted to rally in front of the Richmond Town Hall, but were opposed by the Campaign Against Racism & Fascism*. The Fascists came off second best.
Australia: Manifestazione contro il razzismo sabato 4 aprile apr 20 01:36 0 comments
Gli estremisti di destra di “Reclaim Australia” intendono fare una manifestazione anti-musulmana a Melbourne ed anche in altre città del paese. Vogliono far credere alle gente di essere nient'altro che “semplici australiani” i quali sono preoccupati dell'"islam radicale". Quello che NON vi dicono è che sono solo dei fascisti – di estrema destra, dei razzisti innamorati di Hitler i quali si avvolgono tatticamente nella bandiera australiana. [English]
Fascists crawl out of the sewers apr 09 19:40 0 comments
Fascism is a movement of the ruined middle classes (e.g. small business going out backwards), who aim to take State power by, or with the assistance of, extra-legal force in order to resolve their problems at the expense of the working class. In attempting this, it makes use of demoralised sections of the unemployed who can think little further than where their next meal is coming from.
Rally Against Racism Sat 4 April mar 29 21:21 0 comments
The far Right “Reclaim Australia” plans to hold an anti-Muslim rally in Melbourne and also at other places around Australia. They want people to believe they’re just “ordinary Australians” who are worried about “radical Islam”. What they’re NOT telling you is that they are Fascists – yes, actual far Right, Hitler-loving racists who have decided it’s a tactical advantage to wrap themselves in Australian flags. [Italiano]
Αναρχικοί και Κο_... feb 20 18:47 0 comments
Ο Salvador Torrents ήταν ένας από τους πολλούς Ισπανούς αναρχικούς, που βρήκαν καταφύγιο στη μακρινή αυτή ήπειρο της Αυστραλίας, μετά από αλλεπάλληλες εξεγέρσεις και αγώνες για δικαιοσύνη καθ’ όλη την ιστορία της Ιβηρικής Χερσονήσου.
Australia: la necessità di un movimento di base feb 08 19:08 0 comments
Cresce la campagna per uno sciopero generale per fermare Tony Abbott, ma occorre spingersi più in là e più velocemente. Ogni giorno che passa senza che ci sia una risposta organizzata da parte della classe lavoratrice, aumentano i danni ulteriori che i Liberali infliggono ai lavoratori ed ai loro diritti, aumenta la distruzione dell'ambiente, aumenta la persecuzione dei rifugiati, prosegue la guerra imperialista nell'Asia occidentale, si rafforzano le forze sociali reazionarie e si compattano gli uffici pubblici con gli zeloti della destra. Aspettare fino alle prossime elezioni significa concedere a Tony Abbott il diritto di commettere qualsiasi crimine, anche il più spaventoso. [English]
The need for a rank and file movement feb 03 19:33 0 comments
The Campaign for a General Strike to Stop Tony Abbott is developing, but needs to go a lot further and a lot faster. Each day that goes by without an organised working class response is a day that Liberals harm working class people and democratic rights in Australia further, a day to destroy the environment, torture refugees, wage imperialist war in West Asia, stoke reactionary social forces and stack public offices with Right wing zealots. To wait till the next election is to concede Tony Abbott the right to commit any crimes, no matter how appalling. [Italiano]
Strike to stop aboriginal deaths in custody gen 31 17:31 0 comments
The movement against Aboriginal deaths in custody is growing. It is growing because the deaths just keep happening, and that’s criminal. We're not just talking about deaths from natural causes. Many of these deaths are far from natural.
Support IFF workers in Melbourne gen 29 17:57 0 comments
About 25-30 workers at International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF) in Dandenong, Melbourne have initiated a factory occupation in january 25 2015 in response to the company trying to force a pay cut and indefinitely locking them out. SUPPORT IS NEEDED NOW! It's really significant that these workers have decided to take strong industrial action at a point when workers rights are under attack more than ever.
Anarchism in Indonesia gen 29 09:52 0 comments
Indonesia is a country of outstanding beauty and contrasting geography but beneath the glossy tourist broachers is a country ruled for decades by a brutal military dictatorship that suppressed internal opposition and independence movements resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people with the assistance of regional powers such as Australia and the US.
No to Golden Dawn in Australia! dic 14 17:43 0 comments
During the last 3 years in Greece, savage austerity imposed by the Troika (International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission) has crippled the country’s economy. The austerity has led to a depression that is as bad, if not worse, as the Great Depression was in the United States. Enjoying the atmosphere of anguish and despair associated with economic depression, Golden Dawn has flourished, espousing an ideology of hate. It is in effect a Fascist party that promotes anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant and misogynist chauvinism and has grown to become the third most popular political party in the country.
MACG withdraws from Australians for Kurdistan dic 12 18:46 0 comments
This statement was prepared for the public meeting on “Beyond Kobanê – Behind the revolution in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan)”, which was held at Victorian Trades Hall on Wednesday 3 December by Australians for Kurdistan. Most of it was read at the meeting, but due to time constraints, the latter part was curtailed. The parts in italics were not able to be read. There has been minor editing for publication.
Defeat the Liberals with a General Strike dic 10 19:43 0 comments
The Liberal Government brought down a budget in May that outraged workers across Australia. It is a massive attack on the working class across the board, with cuts to pensions, Medicare, higher education, State funding for health and education, unemployment benefits and much more. There is hardly a sector of the working class that won’t be dramatically affected.
The Platform – Issue 2 out now! ago 11 18:53 0 comments
The Platform - Magazine of Anarchist Affinity from Melbournepiù >>