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Self Defence Group notes

Lesson plans for Self Defence Group.

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A few lines from the Tenants Union debate

Our society is not a debating chamber, but a power struggle between different groups and classes with competing and opposing interests. The landlords are raising the rent because they have the power to do so pure and simple.

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Songs of the people

CNT Anthem: Children of the people Chains oppress you And this injustice cannot continue If your existence is a world of troubles & grief It is better to sooner die than live in slavery The bourgeoisie, so selifish who thus … Continue reading

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Family Friendly? Not in My Name! [Black Bike Article]

Family Friendly? Not in My Name! “Family friendly” is a phrase that gets thrown around in activist circles with little to no thought, way too often. “Family friendly” has little to do with any actual real life family, and more … Continue reading

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Direct Action Gets the Goods: An Interview with the Starbucks Worker’s Union (IWW)

Baristas are putting up pressure on Starbucks Corporation to come to terms with 200 unionized workers in Chile who have been on strike for more than two weeks. Employees who belong to the IWW Starbucks Workers Union kicked off a … Continue reading

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Taking Back Land: An Interview with Rob Robinson

They Say Gentrify, We Say Occupy! Rob is a solid organiser from Picture the Homeless and Take Back The Land with a wealth of knowledge around homeless peoples movements.

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Why you should start a Solidarity Network

An Introduction to Solidarity Networks Adapted from SeaSol’s  ‘Why you should start a solidarity network’ When I first became interested in radical politics, there weren’t many groups for me to get involved with. All of the collectives I joined seemed … Continue reading

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June 10: Remember Myall Creek

A visitor to the Australian colonies in the 19th century remarked that the right to Australia was a sore subject among the settlers and that they always sought to satisfy their conscience in a number of ways. As an example … Continue reading

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The Origins of May Day

May 1st, International Workers’ Day, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world. The holiday began in the 1880s, linked to the battle for the eight-hour day and the Haymarket Affair, in which eight anarchists were framed and … Continue reading

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Class & Unions Position Paper discussion

Compilations: class & class struggle (Introduction) combat unionism & anarcho-syndicalism  (A look at trade Unions)

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Review: How to Overthrow the Illuminati

Anyone who’s spent enough time on YouTube or Wikipedia (especially after a bit of choof) will eventually end up on one of the thousands of occasionally well-edited conspiracy theory rants. What I’ve been encountering seemingly more and more frequently (on the streets, at … Continue reading

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Notes from Work as Play (Peter Gray)

Our word work has two meanings. It can mean any unpleasant activity; or it can mean any productive or useful activity, regardless of its pleasantness or unpleasantness. The first of these meanings is the opposite of play; the second is … Continue reading

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How Non-Violence Protects the State

A dialogue around pacifism and non-violence by Peter Gelderloos. Now available in a smaller printable pamphlet How Non-Violence Protects the State Notes/References

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Centrelink parody form

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Direct Action

Nearly everybody is out of place in the present scheme of things. While some of us struggle to find work, others of us struggle to find time away from work. The majority of so many people’s lives are taken up … Continue reading

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Don’t mourn, organise! BSN Organiser 101 draft

[Click to Download] Although the contents of this booklet are written from an anarcho-syndicalist perspective, ultimately we don’t care if you identify formally as an anarchist, anarcho-syndicalist, whatever–we are more interested in what you do and how you do it. … Continue reading

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The Right to Rights

An article by C.L Finigno in 1913 edition of the IWW Lumberjack Union paper. “If there is a word in the English language that has been misconstrued, misconceived and misunderstood, the word “rights”” has suffered more than any other one. … Continue reading

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Whither the Trade Union: Interview with a laid off meat-worker

~Worker Inquiry~ The following is an interview with my mate Tony, who over the years I have known him has come to be more and more critical of the trade union, but from a perspective of militant worker organising and solidarity. Since Tony would rant a … Continue reading

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On Anarchist organising and failure.

This article will take a look at the following idea: A loss through Anarchist organising is worth more in terms of experience gained than winning through methods that take power out of your hands.

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Brisbane Squatter’s Handbook

NO HOMES WITHOUT PEOPLE // NO PEOPLE WITHOUT HOMES. Produced by Brisbane Solidarity Network Everything you need to know about squatting in QLD. Over 1000 distributed! Download the booklet here or continue reading below

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BSN Logo Collection

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My 2 weeks with the Waiters Union and the Christian anarchists

As some of readers who enjoy left-trainspotting may know, Brisbane has a reputation for being a hot-bed for Christian anarchists. The mention of this term evokes a variety of responses, outrage, curiosity etc. Regardless of what you think, there’s so many of … Continue reading

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Mulberry Hands

A short story for children I helped to transcribe by elder Frances Chapman Crowe. This is a story about an Aboriginal girl, called Noleen New, and her cousin Burgo Luck. She was a young pretty girl with skinny legs and … Continue reading

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10 points of reflection

1. Bizaare is acceptable; abuse is not. 2. Your ability to engage doesn’t have to remain a constant 3. Never do on your own what you can do together with others. 4. Play the role that is helpful (Wear the hat) … Continue reading

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