The fourth annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair takes place on Saturday August 9th from 10am to 6pm. Entry is free. For more details, please see the bookfair website.
Philippines (Muntinlupa City)
Anarchists in the Philippines are organising an ‘Autonomous Spaces & Infoshops Conference’. The conference is scheduled to take place over two days in August 2014 in Muntinlupa City. A range of infoshops and other projects have been invited to participate, among them:
Organisers of the conference are appealing for financial and other support. They may be contacted via infoshopconferencephilippines[at]riseup[dot]net.
The fourth annual Melbourne anarchist bookfair is being held in Melbourne on Saturday, August 9. For more information, please see the bookfair website.
The second edition of Sedition was launched at the inaugural Sydney Anarchist Bookfair. It contains articles on ‘How I became an anarchist’, ‘The wage system and its abolition’, ‘A brief history of the International Workers Association in Australia’ and more. Printed copies are available at Jura Books in Sydney and the Melbourne Anarchist Club in Melbourne. You can download a copy of #1 and #2 here. A third edition is planned for publication later in the year.
The Directory has not been updated for over a year now — our apologies. There has also been an absence of news. In the meantime, the following may be of interest:
Anarchist Affinity are an anarchist communist group organising in Melbourne, Australia.
Black Swan is an anarchist group in Adelaide.
Etnikobandido Infoshop [Manila, Philippines]
Celebrated its third birthday on September 17, 2013. “Etnikobandido infoshop is an anarchist social space in the eastern part of manila who is actively involved in different projects and campaigns like CopWatch, Food Not Bombs, MindsetBreaker Press and Mobile Anarchist School. Etnikobandido infoshop still continue his aim to spread radical consciousness through his community library and offer different literature for further knowledge and alternative information. Etnikobandido infoshop became a hub for the anti-authoritarian bloc to make meetings, discussion, planning, film screening and workshop.” Email: etnikobandido[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]ph
A gathering of ‘green’ anarchists from October 18–20 2013, somewhere in the Blue Mountains (west of Sydney, NSW).
Hit & Run
a zine of ‘social conflict in australia’. latest issue (#2) january-april 2013. email: email@example.com
How To Make Trouble & Influence People
A new edition of HTMT has been published by PM Press and is currently being launched around Australia.
If We Can’t Dance
~ an anarcha-feminist / queer-anarchist discussion group ~ based in Melbourne.
The Victorian chapter of the interim International Organisation for a Participatory Society. Current projects include a free English language class program, organising for a new worker and patient run health cooperative, and various community art initiatives. Other activities range from discussion forums and film screenings to community gardening. Open meetings are usually held fortnightly on Sundays at 2pm at the Global Cities Research Institute, 17/23 Lygon St, Carlton (see the Events page for details).
If you have any queries, please email mac[at]anarchy•org•au.
The Anarchist Melbourne Bookfair will be a free event held at Abbotsford Convent (St Heliers Street, Abbotsford) from 10am-6pm on Saturday 10th of August. The bookfair consists of up to 40 stalls of independent book-sellers and activist groups. Alongside the stalls there will be about 21 one-hour workshops running all day on all kinds of anarchist and direct action topics. There is also a small kids’ space with volunteers to help carers, or for carers to self-organise child minding, or if the kids just want to play indoors.
For more details please see the website.
The Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair has come and gone. There were many improvements on last year’s inaugural event; more space for workshops and talks, more talks. Below are links to some of the reviews, some of which have generated much discussion.
The main controversies, if the pub talk was anything to go by, were the inclusion of the Communist League and Polyester Books as stall holders.
The Facebook event also has a lot of discussion.
The next major event for the discussion of anarchist ideas looks to be the Anarchist Summer School up in Queensland in 2013.