Super exciting! Melbourne’s only anarchist infoshop will be launching this Saturday evening from 7pm until late!
Sydney’s Black Rose Books has closed down after six years at Enmore Road in Newtown. In a post on their website, the collective announced:
After 6 years at 22 Enmore Rd in Newtown, Black Rose Books has once again been moved into storage awaiting it’s next reincarnation. We expect this web address will disappear sometime later this year.
Refer to Jura Books for Anarchist Literature
Peoples’ Kitchen is starting up again on Wednesdays at Dustmonster
Thanks to all those who have been involved over the past 6 years (and the past 30 years!!). There is no collective to be contacted anymore so please direct any questions to Jura books.
Love & Rage
And there you have it.
In other news, Loophole in Melbourne looks set to lose its venue. The fate of Barricade Books, housed at Loophole since they left the Melbourne Anarchist Club, is unknown. The “non-denominational, intergenerational, non-hierarchical, not-for-profit, wheelchair accessible” venue must be vacated by June 11, 2012.
This leaves Jura Books and the Melbourne Anarchist Club as the only permanent anarchist spaces in Australia. Correct us if we’re wrong in the comments.
Squatted social centers are proliferating all across Europe. Ordinary people are occupying empty buildings in urban areas, turning them into free, open and public space.
Alongside music and art collectives, concerts, food co-operatives and community gardens one also finds construction workshops, child care, language classes, political talks and even legal advice on social and economic rights.
These community activities are indicative of bourgeoning social and political autonomist movements, emerging from within the walls of these occupied buildings.
Watch this, urban publicization of, space.
Okupación will be screened at venues across Melbourne over the next week.
Wednesday 14/3/2012. Starts 7:30pm. Free/donation
Thursday 15/3/2012. Starts 7:30pm. Free/donation
Wednesday 21/3/2012. Starts 7:30pm. Free/donation
Thursday 22/3/2012. Starts 7:30pm. Free/donation
Anarchists Against the Wall (AATW) are a direct action group that was established in 2003 in response to the construction of the wall Israel is building on Palestinian land in the Occupied West Bank. The group works in cooperation with Palestinians in a joint popular struggle against the occupation.
7pm Friday 16/3 @ 62 St Georges Rd Northcote
Wednesday 21/3 @ Union Building, 2nd Floor
1pm Thursday 22/3 @ Agora Cinema
Source: Melbourne Anarchist Club
Sedition, a joint publication between MAC, Jura and Organise!, was launched last night at MAC. You can download it by going to the following permalink: anarchy.org.au/sedition.
Sedition will be launched in Sydney on Saturday March 10 at Jura Books from 3pm.
Any future editions will also be posted there. We will also publish some of the articles on this site over the coming weeks.