Anarchist and lib. communist projects in Aotearoa and Australia

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omar
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Feb 19 2007 23:52
Anarchist and lib. communist projects in Aotearoa and Australia

Some questions for reflection and analysis...

1. What projects/organisations/struggles are people involved with at the moment? 2. What projects would people like to be involved with? 3. Which specific projects/organisations/struggles do people find inspiring and relevant to today?

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jeremytrewindixon
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Mar 27 2007 08:12

One project which both NZ and Australian aanrchists might in involve in jointly is around Anzac Day I don't know how big it is in NZ but it has had a spooky revival in Australia.

I have been responsible in recent years for a small Anzac day event celebrating the IWW victory against conscription in Australia. This well links the anti-war and labour causes and builds from a victory rather than a heroic defeat, of which we ahve enough or too many.

I hereby post some links to Melbourne Indymedia archive and maybe some ideas will emerge.....

Firstly
http://www.melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2006/04/111349.php
and the further link found there.

Also:
http://www.melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2006/04/111014.php
http://www.melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2005/04/91003.php

Also maybe:
http://www.melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2006/04/111529.php
http://www.melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2006/05/112024_comment.php#11215...

Convert
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Mar 27 2007 10:54

Anzac day is growing in popularity in NZ too esp with younger people

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jason
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Mar 28 2007 02:55

Currently involved in this project: http://workingclassunited.googlepages.com/home , a basic propaganda project. You can read our justification for this kind of thing on the "need to link up..." thread.

And yeah, with troops overseas, etc, ANZAC day is reaching scary levels here in Aus. Who's up to write a critique? We could launch it on the website in April...

happyanarchy
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Apr 8 2007 00:08

In Brisbane I'd always thought a good ANZAC day activity would be to hold a rememberance service at the 'Temple of Peace' in Toowong Cemetary. It was built by a radical leftist, Ramo to in honour of his three children killed in WW1, and makes expliciet reference modern capitalism being the source of war.

But never got it together to actually make this happen.

anna x
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Apr 8 2007 03:22

This sounds pretty good mate, if you want to do something along these lines send me an email.

Cam
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Apr 24 2007 04:55

Tomorrow Radical Youth, here in Auckland NZ, will be holding a vigil for peace at the ANZAC Dawn Service.

Press release
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0704/S00295.htm

Salvoechea
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May 15 2007 14:23

Are there wobblies in NZ?

yuda
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May 16 2007 01:50

There was at least one entire wobblie in New Zealand a few years back. Based in Dunedin apart from that I'm not sure.

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May 16 2007 04:35
yuda wrote:
There was at least one entire wobblie in New Zealand a few years back. Based in Dunedin apart from that I'm not sure.

The were perhaps 10 in Dunedin. Did some good work during the WWU/wharfies strike. GHq felt they were a burden and didn't send materials, and they fell away.

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May 17 2007 12:10

GHq felt they were a burden after doing some good solidarity with the wharfies? That doesn't make sense to me. Maybe that treatment is why a few ex-Wobblies formed another union, the Autonomous Workers Union, who are now doing some good work at Subway.