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Alpha Kappa
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Jan 26 2012 06:17

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riot_dude
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Oct 24 2010 10:04

greetings from Melbourne! and welcome! Good onya for the change wink

Dawn Monkey
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Oct 24 2010 19:44

I'm a Euro but I want to move to Oceania one day.

Mouzone
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Mar 30 2011 10:51

cross posted from the general introduce yourself thread
Hello there,

From UK London but currently living in Sydney...

Currently unemployed and have no desire to ever to work for a boss/corporation/company again after being made redundant three times in the IT industry and then seriously fucked over by a large transnational gaming company.

Was always interested in socialist politics from studying the cold war for my GCSE's I was a left wing type until discovering Chomsky and his writings about modern corporations being Tyrannies in around 2005...

That got me really interested in Anarchism, so I read more Chomsky, Bakunin and Rudolf Rocker. I'd class myself as Anarcho-Syndicalist/Socialist Libertarian.

Though my school report does say "never does what he's told, and is always questioning authority" so maybe I was always really an anarchist.

Currently doing an access course to try and get into uni as a mature student.

anna x1
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Mar 23 2012 00:40

Hey. Haven't been around here for a few years but first started posting in libcom's previous incarnation years ago then hopped on here about 6 years ago. I've forgotten my old login so here I am. Have contacted Steven. to see if I can link up my old account with this one. See ya 'round. X

Lei
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Apr 11 2012 13:59

Hey guys, newbie here. I'm relatively new to Anarchism, I guess I've spent the last few years exploring and see trying to find out what it is (both spiritually and politically) I believe, and I've settled on Anarchism, as it resonates with me. Ok, enough with the hippie bullshit, i'm 16, Anarcho-Primitive/Collective, looking to find some events/local anarchist organizations in Brisbane or the sunshine coast.

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Apr 12 2012 15:06

Hey Lei. The closest thing I can think of is the BSN. You might find more things of interest in this directory at anarchy.org.au.

Lei
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Apr 13 2012 01:11

Cheers, man.

Lei
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Apr 13 2012 01:12

Cheers, man.

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Apr 16 2012 05:30

I'm from Brisbane. That's all for now...

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Apr 18 2012 15:31

One of us, one of us. Gooble gobble, gooble gobble.

affirmedatheist
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May 26 2012 14:07

Another one here.

Sydney, but out where the sprawl hasn't gotten yet.

Anarcho-syndicalist, although I think most of our current unions have become unsalvageable, being strongly hierarchical from my understanding.

I'm not yet active in any way but looking to become so (though it's difficult living in an area with shitty public transport - yet another among countless inefficiencies of the present way of doing things).

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May 26 2012 15:56

Hello - an Anarcho-Syndicalist here from England that will be moving to Sydney for a year (currently in Wollongong with friends). Hope to visit Jura books soon in Parramatta and say hello. Been looking for flats/houses, and came across Newtown - saw a few Anarchist posters pinned up here and there... Is there much of an anarchist presence there? And what's it like?

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May 26 2012 21:34

Hi Standfield - Jura is on Parramatta Rd but not in Parramatta. Wollongong is my old stomping ground and full of rad people - Newtown is the historic 'home' of anarchism and all things young people in Sydney.....The Mutiny crowd are all great and worth getting un contact with I also think there is a lot of IWW stuff happening in that neck of the woods too and the people involved are lovely.

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May 27 2012 03:15

Thanks for the heads up grumpy cat - could've ended up in Parramatta looking for an anarchist bookshop that didn't exist.

Cheers for the advice smile

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May 27 2012 07:28

Hi All. I am a long time holder of many anarchist beliefs, but only very recently did I realise that I am truly an anarchist. I am currently living in Hobart, Tasmania, and am very keen to get involved in any anarchist organisation. The best I have been able to find so far is Food not Bombs. If anyone knows of any other organisations or groups in southern Tassie, I would love to know about them. Cheers.

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Jul 6 2012 12:52

The only thing I'm aware of in Tassie is a contact for the ASF. PM me if you want the contact.

JohnnyZahnarch
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Jul 7 2012 02:47

LOL, cheers Lumpen, but I am that contact. red n black star

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Jul 7 2012 09:03

Oh right. So you already have the email then. embarrassed

JohnnyZahnarch
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Jul 8 2012 02:42

Yes, I sure do. Cheers.

Rex Vallis
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Jul 23 2012 02:58

G'day, I'm new round here im livin doen Torquay way. I used to read a lot of commo stuff but now im more intrested in sindicalism. I like this bulletin bord.

Rexy

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Jul 23 2012 14:12

You might be interested in the ASF-IWA.

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Jul 27 2012 10:58
Rex Vallis wrote:
G'day, I'm new round here im livin doen Torquay way. I used to read a lot of commo stuff but now im more intrested in sindicalism. I like this bulletin bord.

Rexy

Gday brother. I was the same; started out in a socialist group and then read some Kropotkin and that as they say was that.

The IWW has a group in Geelong; I can put you in contact with them if you like.

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Dec 10 2012 06:23

any of teh Melbourne people still active? Just moved down here

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Dec 10 2012 06:32

Yep, although a few projects have collapsed/ are resting/ pining for the fjords.

Melbourne Anarchist Club. Open on Sundays, 12–5pm.
Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation
IWW

And there's still a number of more temporary projects that might appeal.

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Dec 10 2012 07:12

I've emailed the wobbly contact (s) a few times - no responses yet. Thinking of checking out the MAC this weekend. (almost did the SALT end of year party, but too many things on last weekend)

What sort of temporary stuff is happpening? I'm only really new to Melbourne, and I have only put a few feelers out

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Dec 10 2012 08:01

Check out the Melbourne Anarchist Club FB page when you get a chance. There is a talk/discussion given by a woman from Madrid about the Indignatos and other anti-austerity struggles on 16 December at the MAC 62 St.Georges Rd., Northcote. It starts at 2pm and there will be light refreshments available.

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Dec 10 2012 08:42

Already liked the page maybe last week smile

I might pop down on Sunday and say hello (and partake in light refreshment)

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Dec 12 2012 02:12
Lumpen wrote:
Yep, although a few projects have collapsed/ are resting/ pining for the fjords.

Melbourne Anarchist Club. Open on Sundays, 12–5pm.
Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation
IWW

All of the above seem like pretty depressing choices to me personally. MAC seems to me to operate more like a clique than a club, the ASF hasn't grown beyond a small handful of individuals in a decade despite the power and general appeal of anarcho-syndicalist ideals, and it has far more ex members than current, and the IWW is fast becoming the same. Personalities prevail over principle in this town in my humble opinion, and having a black and red star on your belly makes all the difference. Check out the groups and tell me how many long term members any of them have, and how the anarchist milieu remains so small on the ground when anarchism is arguably the last thing standing in terms of the basic validity of its arguments against the state and the wage system (which would seem to me to be tantamount to snatching defeat from the jaws of victory), and then ask yourself why.

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Dec 13 2012 05:35

Can I ask why you were expelled from the Melbourne IWW?

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