Please note that a listing is not necessarily an endorsement; listings are of anarchist, libertarian and related groups, but include a range of other, non-anarchist community resources; this list is updated regularly; if your group or project isn’t on this list and you think it should be, let us know.
This list was last updated July 22, 2012.
…”is part of a decentralized network communications system ‘designed’, ‘proposed’ and ‘imagined’–specifically for anarchist groups, autonomous activists, & social formations concentrating on grassroots level of organizing for social transformation. AAN is not an organization or a federation of collectives for a singular ideology–but a platform for exchange and diversity.”
Probably the most popular forum for anarchist discussion used by Oceanians, which isn’t saying that it’s especially active.
The libcom group is a small collective of libertarian communists based in and around London… We intend our site to be a resource for all people who wish to fight to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions. We want to discuss, to learn from the successes and failures of the past and to develop strategies to increase the power that we, as ordinary people, have over our own lives.
At the beginning of the 21st century we all have to choose sides. Do we remain on the side of industrial civilisation, or do we stand with wild cultures and radical social movements – in defence of the living earth?
Anarchobase is still active although maybe not being actively developed?
The purpose of this site is to provide a range of basic information about the Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation, as well as general information about organisation and unionisation, the theory and practice of revolutionary unionism and anarcho-syndicalism, and news and information from the front lines of the class war… Note: Newly re-located. The ASF has branches in Melbourne and Brisbane.
Trans-Tasman network “fighting race-hate” in Australia and Aotearoa / New Zealand. Non-anarchist.
Industrial Workers of the World (Australia)
The Industrial Workers of the World is a revolutionary union that aims to build solidarity amongst workers for the purpose of defending ourselves from the injustices and irrationality of class society in the present, and ultimately of bringing about a basically sane and just society based on economic democracy. This we aim to do utilising forms of decision-making and strategies that allow us to avoid perpetuating the kinds of authoritarian oppression we’re trying to overcome.
You can also go to their very active Facebook group.
Workers’ Solidarity Network
The organising initiative formerly known as ‘Project X’, a means by which workers can discuss the reasons for and respond to the historic lull in industrial struggles in Australia. Active branches in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.
HoWARd declared war on workers, then got the arse. KRudd declared a temporary cease fire. Gillard did fuck-all. Will probably be reverse-knifed by KRudd. People still poor and in shit jobs.
Treason Radical group from Canberra. RIP.
New South Wales
Black Rose recently had a 100% turn-over in collective members but are very much alive. You can still visit them. Check their website for opening times and contact hours. Permanent hiatus. The collective has wound up. All enquiries should go to Jura Books.
Currently Australia’s oldest continuous anarchist project. Jura has a very impressive shopfront and an active collective. Check their website for opening times and contact details.
Legal and social justice reform.
Anarchist affinity group and zine.
Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation Brisbane
The Anarcho-syndicalist Federation, affiliated with the IWA, has a Brisbane branch. You don’t have to be an anarchist to join; the ASF is open to all workers.
Black & Green Anarchist Infoshop
Pining for the fjords? Status unknown. Rumours of life were heard at the 2011 Anarchist Bookfair in Melbourne, but we are unable to confirm.
BSN is “a grassroots initiative which aims to organise, through direct action and mutual-aid to contribute towards the building of a non-heirarchical [sic], anti-authoritarian solidarity movement – and distribute literature and practical information to assist people in their struggles.” Sounds great! They have a Facebook page too.
Renamed themselves Brisbane Solidarity Network some time in 2011.
The Bastard Archive hosts a collection of texts related to anarchism, a collection established and maintained by a small group of BASTARDs based in Brisbane.
Food Not Bombs (Brisbane)
Radical Memory Collective
Free monthly anarchist film screenings. 3rd Saturday of every month, 1:30pm ground floor Brisbane City Council Library, Radcliff Square. They don’t have a website but make announcements via the BSN website and Facebook.
Turnstyle is a collectively run social space that provides resources for people and groups working on projects that benefit the community and/or for activist social change. The resources of the space include a meeting, presentation and event space; a library; a bicycle workshop; a home brew kitchen; a cob oven bakery; and art and prop-making space.
Organise! is “Adelaide’s finest Anarchist-Communist Group. Anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist. For a free humanity.” Announced they are on an indefinite hiatus, May 2012.
Adelaide branch of the Industrial Workers of the World.
Community radio. Hosts a couple of anarchist-flavoured shows and many of general interest to anarchists.
Prisoner support group. Seemingly inactive – no website update since early 2010. There is still anti-prison activism in Victoria, though, as well as a general sentiment.
Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation Melbourne
The Anarcho-syndicalist Federation, affiliated with the IWA, has a Melbourne branch. You don’t have to be an anarchist to join; the ASF is open to all workers.
Anarchist mail-order service. Since 1990.
Still undergoing re-invention, although the stock is available for sale at events where anarchists would likely be and from the Melbourne Anarchist Club on a Sunday afternoon. Anarres has merged with the Melbourne Anarchist Club. Infrastructure is still be developed, but books are available for sale at MAC. Barricade anarchist infoshop originally established in February 1995 on Sydney Road, Brunswick, as of late 2009/early 2010, operating out of Loophole Community Centre on High Street, Thornbury. (Note: Barricade left its Sydney Road location for Irene Community Arts Warehouse in Brunswick in December 2002, and operated at this location from January 2003 to August 2006. It re-opened at the Melbourne Anarchist Resource Centre (MARC) in September 2008 and departed a year later for Loophole.)
Barricade’s website is currently down, but presumably they are still going.
Loophole was evicted by their landlord. Barricade has has stated they will be moving on to bigger, kick-arse things. You’ll know as soon as we do.
Black Star PA Collective
Black Star PA Collective has been providing live sound to the activist, anarchist, and underground music scene since 1995. Sound for S11 protest at Crown Casino, Woomera 2002, Such is Life punk festival, anti-war rallies and countless other benefits and causes are a part of Black Star’s proud history.
A 10-acre property in Brunswick that provides a community focus and hosts a range of ‘environmentally-friendly’ projects.
Popular inner-city hobby farm.
Your internet portal to Melbourne’s green underbelly.
Free vegan food since 1995.
Note: Also blog.
GECO (Goongerah Environment Centre)
“GECO is an independent grassroots environmental organisation based in East Gippsland. We are dedicated to protecting the remaining old growth forests of the region.”
Melbourne branch of the Industrial Workers of the World.
is “a collectively run, autonomous community centre. It is a shared space where we can exchange skills, resources and knowledge, and where we can find inspiration and support as we develop our ideas, our projects and ourselves.”
Booted by their landlord.
Melbourne’s largest – and some would say Australia’s greatest – anarchist club. MAC owns and runs a space located at 62 St Georges Road, Northcote. MAC was established in the mid-1980s. In 2010, MAC renamed its space from Melbourne Anarchist Resource Centre to Melbourne Anarchist Club. MAC is the meeting place for MAC, ASF, Fantin Reading Group, anarchist propaganda projects, a radical theatre project and regularly hosts social events on Friday nights. It is open on Saturdays from 11am(ish).
Melbourne Anarchist-Communist Group
Sadly, no web presence for these anarchist-communists. Email them: firstname.lastname@example.org. Write to them at P.O. Box 2120, Lygon St Nth, East Brunswick VIC 3057
Anarchist zine. Marxist and anarchist zine. Zine. Dead… but possibly just resting.
A not-especially-popular disco list for anarchists in Western Australia. The ‘Carters Road Community’, ‘Perth Social Forum’ and ‘The Black Dove Collective’ are all moribund, it seems.
A radical social centre in Wellington/Te Aro.
“An organisation working towards a classless, stateless society: anarchist-communism. We are made up of revolutionary class-struggle anarchists from across Aotearoa / New Zealand. For now, we are a small organisation with members in Wellington, Christchurch and a few smaller towns across the country.”
“Beyond Resistance is a collective of revolutionary class struggle anarchists in Otautahi/Christchurch, Aotearoa, who have come together in the hope of creating a coherent and organised anarchist presence in our area.”
Infoshop in Dunedin/Ötepoti. Note: Although the infoshop is apparently still active, the website does not appear to have been updated in some time.
“Feminist Comix. Zines. Underground Press.” On hiatus.
“Katipo Books is part of a developing workers co-operative, we are in the process of setting up a not for profit bookshop and publishing group based in Christhurch/Otautahi. The majority of our stock is sourced from small independent publishers – not from the corporate giants.”
Information about and organising against the “state terror” raids of October 15th, 2007, from which 20 Tino Rangatiratanga activists and anarchists are facing charges and potential prison sentences.
“Peace Action Wellington is a group that works for peace and justice throughout the world, with a special focus on the New Zealand government’s involvement in international affairs.”
Radio station broadcasting from various locations: “We are NOT a pirate radio station, we broadcast under the RFS29 license. Almost every interview, conversation, speech, discussion and rant we broadcast was downloaded from the Internet, mostly from www.radio4all.net. As a non-profit station we are permitted to re-broadcast these programmes.”
DIY, anarchist, small press.
“Happy Valley is a beautiful area of native bush, fragile wetlands and a thriving ecosystem of native birds and animals located on the West Coast of New Zealand, just north-east of Westport. It is home to many threatened species including the Great Spotted Kiwi and the large native Patrickensis land snail… and it is under attack from state-owned enterprise Solid Energy!”
The Freedom Shop / Oblong Internet Café
Note: Oblong Internet Café has closed, but The Freedom Shop still undertakes stalls.
News & Commentary.
Infoshop and Community Center
Jl. Arteri Permata Hijau No. 14, Kebayoran Lama, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
institute at alphabetthreat.co.uk
detha at riseup.net
1st Floor Koyosha BLDG, 2-12-9 Shinjiku, Shinjiku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022 Japan
2nd Floor Shintenjin BLDG, 1-23-4 Imaizumi Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka
1-30-12-302 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, 160-0022 Japan
[E-mail] irregular (at) sanpal.co.jp
Open 13:00 – 20:00 (Closed Mon & Wed)
Food Not Bombs Kuala Lumpur
ricecooker is mainly about promoting and documenting DIY + indie culture, especially its creative, critical and political expression and the people behind it; especially here in the Southeast Asian region.
THE RICECOOKER SHOP, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Opens 12.30 noon to 8.30 pm everyday
Mobile: +60173150734 (Norr)
Rumah Api a.k.a Gudang Noisy
178 Jalan Merdeka, Kg Baru Ampang, Pekan Ampang, 68000 Ampang, Malaysia
Etniko Bandido Infoshop
Infoshop in Manila.
Address: 157 Ilaya E.Mendoza St., Buting Pasig City, Philippines 1600.
“EngageMedia is a website for video about social justice and environmental issues in Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.”
“SKA TV aims to be an accessible and egalitarian community media resource.” Seemingly dead.
“The Undergrowth collective is an evolving organism of writers, artists, media makers and cutting edge ontological guerillas. Undergrowth publishes an online and print magazine containing the best short fiction, journalism, poetry, visual art, photography, comics and esoterica from Australia’s counter-cultural underground.”
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