what to do- Anarchist dont exist in Adelaide

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mikabill
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Feb 9 2007 20:55
what to do- Anarchist dont exist in Adelaide

As there seems to be no anarchist group of any substance here in Adelaide there seems little point of doing anything. If there was a group here would they be turning up to IR actions etc because i haven't seen an anarchist flag in years. I would say the anarchist movement in Adelaide and probably Australia wide is wanning and extremely minuscule.
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Feb 9 2007 23:00

You don't HAVE to be in an anarchist group, get involved in things in your area or in neighbouring areas or workplace. You probably already are.

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Feb 10 2007 01:06

Yeah, just like terry said, you don't really have to be in a group to be part of the movement. Just get involved in any group that deals with issues that you have feelings about (like an anti-war organization or a labor union). Then you can just give your personal opinions and spark a little bit of interest.

mikabill
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Feb 10 2007 01:14

Hi im doing that already im involved in union issues and provide my green members with anarchist publications
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Feb 10 2007 01:43

I already mentioned that there is an anarchist infoshop in Adelaide, and I know that there are a number of anarchists in Adelaide. So perhaps you should look again. Sorry, I don't have contact details, but I know they exist.

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Feb 10 2007 02:08

I have tried to contact with details i had but emails come back with could not deliver. That is a major problem with small groups, lack of communication/contact. Nothing more annoying than finding a good political theory and come up against a brick wall. Until this sort of problem is fixed the movement will stay small.

bill

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Feb 10 2007 02:40
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Nothing more annoying than finding a good political theory and come up against a brick wall. Until this sort of problem is fixed the movement will stay small.

Not to mention people who have found anarchism and seemingly agree with its ideals yet remain as candidates for the australian green party, i.e. an active participant in keeping the system that anarchists find abhorant alive and well. gregg.

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Feb 10 2007 03:07

And i knew you would say that. But that aside think of the problems here in Adelaide. No group to contact etc. It was the same with the DSP being the only socialist group in Adelaide. I have just spent an hour trying to contact Adelaide groups but to no avail. It has been suggested to start one up myself. That in itself promotes problems. Seems that Australia has a few anarchist bookshops which to my horror sell books at big prices. So by promoting the evils of profit we do it ourselves? That is why i buy books at charity shops they are cheap and don't fill the pockets of some smart person making money out of community issues. That is my main hatred in society its always about the money.
bill

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Feb 10 2007 03:27
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And i knew you would say that.

hey mikabill, yeah, couldn't help myself. grin

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But that aside think of the problems here in Adelaide. No group to contact etc. It was the same with the DSP being the only socialist group in Adelaide. I have just spent an hour trying to contact Adelaide groups but to no avail. It has been suggested to start one up myself. That in itself promotes problems.

I understand where you are coming from. Myself and another libcom comrade in brisbane have been having similar sorts of chats about either forming or joining an established group that is specifically anarchist-communist in outlook. There is an anarchist group in brisbane but it seems to be a bit of a mixed bag of ideas and as myself and the other fella are a bit older, we're not really interested in 'scene' stuff as such, moreso looking at how best to interact with working class folk in general, families more specifically so as to avoid being labelled as exclusive or elitest. As we have just been exchanging emails and had one meeting so far, we rely on things like libcom to engage with others with many more resources and much more experience. Don't let it get you down though. The NZ folk are having some good chats at the moment about the state of anarchism there. I think it could be valuable to you to read and maybe to us in oz to start looking at our own backyard a bit too. gregg :rbstar:

mikabill
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Feb 10 2007 03:38

Sounds good gregg im older too haha

mikabill
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Feb 10 2007 21:28

What is anarchist communist and how does it differ from other anarchists

Jason Cortez
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Feb 10 2007 21:47

a good place to start is here http://libcom.org/thought/anarchist-communism-an-introduction

mikabill
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Feb 10 2007 22:48

Thanks Jason thats what im looking for. that form of Anarchism

anna x
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Feb 10 2007 22:56

Finally... wink Though I'm pretty sure that others have directed you to anarchist-communist stuff before roll eyes
gregg:rbstar:

mikabill
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Feb 10 2007 23:05

Haha yes they did. but in on so many message boards ive lost everything but have just got it back.Anarchist-communist is the type of anarchism that seems to suit where im heading
bill

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Feb 10 2007 23:14

interseting on the poll bludger's message board the ALP supporters are so happy that Bob Brown "fucked up" by promoting the idea of winding up coal production in 3 years and moving it to wind and solar. If global warming is as bad as what the experts say isnt it time for drastic action? On the message board the ALP voters are proud they are taking the middle road and see the Greens as radical leftists. Internally the Greens are debating if they are an activist or Political party. I have to admit i love activism and have spent a good few hours in jail for it.

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Feb 11 2007 18:56

I was thinking. We could possibly help you by putting up a page on one of the AF websites about anarchists in australia. The trick is to write the page in such a way that it hits the top of the google rankings when someone searches for, say, "adelaide anarchists" or "australian anarchists" or whatever. It shouldn't be too hard to do. All you guys would need is a public access email address.

You might like to discuss this with gregg and jason.

I have, though, come across this page http://www.anarki.net/ausanarc.html

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Feb 11 2007 19:19

dunno wether any of these links will help but here goes:
http://anarchy.org.au
http://bull.anarchy.org.au
http://aptgetanarchy.org
http://ayp.subvert.info/country.php?country=Australia

Not explicitly anarchist but good anyway
http://www.takver.com/history/index.htm

Perhaps one of the local indymedias might be a place to start

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Feb 12 2007 00:00

There is an Adelaide Indymedia, http://adelaide.indymedia.org

And http://anarchy.org.au/?page_id=4 has links to a whole lot of groups around the region.

But yeah, I reckon if you emailed some Indymedia crew, they'd know about the infoshop, and you could meet people that way.

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Jun 26 2008 08:33

http://www.geocities.com/capitolhill/senate/5728/aboutus.html

Hey i'm from adelaide.
There used to be the Wildcat collective(above website), but they've been inactive for 8 years or so. There are a few of us around, students & youths, including the former wildcats.
A few things we're working towards atm is establishing a food not bombs, and possibly a regular zine.

If anyone wants to get in contact, pm me.

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Jun 28 2008 11:42

They're first of all students, and they're starting from scratch. So keep your patronising bullshit to yourself, eh?

Anyway, its interesting with some of these posts about the formation of anarchist-communist groups around.
Just recently in Sydney, an anarchist communist group formed, SACT.
sact@riseup.net (for anyone interested)

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Jul 27 2008 14:28

How rude.. no soup for you.

Bobby
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Jul 27 2008 22:31

what about radical dumpster diving.....
or bin hocking as us belfast ones call it.

Bobby
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Jul 27 2008 22:32
Terry wrote:
You don't HAVE to be in an anarchist group, get involved in things in your area or in neighbouring areas or workplace. You probably already are.

well said Terry to a point

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Aug 24 2008 13:07

Pretty much the entire Adelaide left meet each sunday to plan the APDSE protest. There are some anarcho types who sometimes go but I don't know if they're communists. I don't go because I sleep in on sunday. The Stop the War Fair committee meet every Sunday at 1 at the office of the adelaide branch of Resistance, which has just moved. The anarchists are the ones wearing all black.

Are any libcommers planning on coming down to Adelaide for the APDSE? It should be fun, we shut the last arms fair down, in 1991 I think.

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Aug 24 2008 13:41

I'll probably make it down there, depending on uni exams.

FYI there are also a couple of anti-APSDE events are coming up in Sydney (where I'm from). Blurb below:

In November, Adelaide will host the Asia Pacific Defence & Security Exhibition.

The last time the merchants of death brought an international arms fair (AIDEX) to Australia, activists from all over the country descended on Canberra and shut them down- it's taken them 17 years to get up the courage to try it again.

This meeting will be a chance to hear from a speaker from Adelaide involved in preparations for anti-APSDE protests, & someone who was part of the 1991 AIDEX protests in Canberra.

Public meeting:
Friday August 29
7.30
UTS

Film screening & discussion, with footage from the 1991 AIDEX protests:
Sunday August 31
5pm
Black Rose Books, 22 Enmore Rd, just near Newtown train station.

princess mob
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Aug 27 2008 05:58

The meeting on Friday is actually at 6.30, not 7.30. the email was wrong.

Hungry56
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Nov 7 2008 16:39

Sunday Nov 16 some anarchists are showing the film Blowin in the Wind and there will be some bands after, and free food, but not bombs, before the movie. At the Crown and Anchor, Adelaide's greatest pub. 4.30pm

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Nov 10 2008 16:46

That documentary seems kindof defunct to me. Because as much as i'm not keen on depleted uranium testing around these parts, they're using depleted uranium in iraq to kill.

As for the best pub in adelaide, they're complaining about fnb re-heating food on a gas cooker out the front, because that constitutes cooking which is outside of their licensing. Guess we've gotta cross the alley next door to cook..

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Jan 19 2009 22:45

Any sign of a Anarchist Communist group in Adelaide yet?

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Feb 2 2009 10:20

I guess that is a no? I travel a bit to SA during my time off so I too would be interested if there are any groups..