Melbourne Black, Issue 1 out

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Mar 15 2010 05:43
Melbourne Black, Issue 1 out

New monthly Melbourne Anarchist journal
You can download a pdf copy here:
http://melbourneblack.wordpress.com/

will be available from Barricade, MARC, New International and Sticky over the next few days

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Mar 16 2010 12:30

I really like it, congratulations and well done.

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Mar 18 2010 14:04

Is anyone else getting this: When you look at the cover of the online version, does it look like it's constantly expanding to the sides? cool trick or brain-fart?

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Mar 19 2010 03:13

Brain-fart. Although black on red can do weird things to your eyes with retinal burn.

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Mar 21 2010 03:44
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I really like it, congratulations and well done.

why thank you.

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Mar 21 2010 03:58

"Although black on red can do weird things to your eyes with retinal burn.

That's why painting banners always renders my blind..

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Mar 21 2010 06:15

Yeah, we perceive reds more vividly than other colours. True story.

You can see some sexy pics of Melbourne Black on the MAC website.

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Mar 21 2010 11:08

Good stuff guys.

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Mar 31 2010 06:16

I had a read of some of the articles.
The only one I didn't particularly like was Marxism vs. Anarchism, mainly because the title is overly deceptive. It's really Anarchist vs. Trotskyists, or more specifically, Anarchist vs. Misc. Socialist groups in Melbourne who are god-awful (SAlt, SA).
I get that Leninists deny the history of anarchism regularly, and assert that it's all petit-bourgeois nonsense ( a term which I'm unconvinced they truly understand), but nevertheless, I maintain that anarchism has a lot to gain from actual Marxism, not from marxist-leninism.

That's all I'm saying.

Apart from that, not too shabby.

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Mar 31 2010 08:56

@ anarcho_and_peace: A few readers have commented on that. I dunno if any correspondence on it will be published in the next #, but there's a Facebook page for Melbourne Black which is intended to facilitate disco, so maybe some further reflections could be made there?

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Mar 31 2010 12:12

Ah, cool. I'll hit it up.

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Mar 31 2010 13:29

They have a blog: http://melbourneblack.wordpress.com/

Maybe you could leave a comment.

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Mar 31 2010 18:54

very well-designed!

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Mar 31 2010 19:55
Steven. wrote:
very well-designed!

Yeah thats what I was thinking. Very bookish-looking though.

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Apr 1 2010 00:18

Aw shucks. Thanks guys.

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Apr 1 2010 08:23

"...intended to facilitate disco"
YAY!

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Apr 1 2010 09:46

Yay Gabs
a sexy disco!

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Apr 10 2010 04:11

Disco's rule. I discovered something last weekend, they call it 'booty dancing', crazy kids, it rules.

Would i be correct in saying that the articles in this issue were somewhat rushed?

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Apr 10 2010 11:22

the editing of the articles were very rushed, yes.

The amount of time spent writing them, well i'm not so sure. My article (lasnet interview) was certainly really rushed. We only had an opportunity for Lucho to answer the questions in my outline. I would've loved to had the time to explore if more details some of the things he brought up. Oh well, may do so and publish on the wordpress.

can we booty dance together next time yr in town Gabs?

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Apr 11 2010 06:56

Ok cool.
We can booty dance the whole time i'm in town next. We should go clubbing, i've never been clubbing before. A good club though. One that starts the night with dixieland jazz and finishes with Madonna. Maybe a good queer club.

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Apr 11 2010 07:49

i don't know Gabs, clubs shit me. i've heard Circuit has glory holes tho...
Seriously, we'll move the crissy lights into the lounge room and get down, i'll buy a strobe light. No Madonna.

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Apr 12 2010 22:32

Ok, booty party at yours it is.
Date: when i'm in melbourne next
Time: booty o'clock
Subject: a party to celebrate me and everything about me, and to wish me a good time in Melbourne.