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(en) Anarchist Age Weekly Review No.522 28th October ­ 3rd November, 2002

From Phil McCrory <philmcc@melbpc.org.au>
Date Wed, 30 Oct 2002 04:28:06 -0500 (EST)


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NO GLOBALISATION WITHOUT DIRECT DEMOCRACY ­ ANARCHIST MEDIA INSTITUTE
"WE SWEAR BY THE SOUTHERN CROSS TO STAND TRULY BY EACH OTHER AND FIGHT TO
DEFEND OUR RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES" ­ EUREKA REBELLION OATH 1854
 UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES OF THE GUN BUY BACK SCHEME
The Federal Government's and the State Premier's decision to embark on a
policy of restricting pistol licences to security guards and elite
competition shooters has some important consequences that have not been
raised in the ongoing debate about restricting the availability of firearms
in Australia. The community revulsion that occurs when there are multiple
homicides as a result of the misuse of firearms has been successfully used
by Governments to limit the legal possession of firearms to smaller and
smaller numbers of people outside the armed forces, the police, the private
security industry and sections of the rural community.

The desire of Australian communities to limit the possession of firearms
within Australian society has resulted in some unforseen consequences that
range from creating a burgeoning black market for illegal firearms to
strengthening the monopoly to use force that the State currently enjoys. The
disarming of the population by the State of weapons they legally hold has
the potential to change the delicate balance that exists between the
individual and the State. Allowing the State to reinforce its monopoly in
the use of force by restricting the legal possession of a firearm to the
disciplinary arm of the State (the armed forces and the police) and a
private security industry which services the corporate sector has profound
implications for us as individuals and as a society.

The possession and safe storage of firearms by citizens who have met strict
pre-determined community criteria to legally hold a weapon ultimately acts
as a community safeguard against the arbitrary removal of some or all of the
freedoms we enjoy, by a State which has a monopoly on the use of force. It's
no accident that authoritarian governments of all political persuasions go
out of their way to limit the possession of firearms to those that support
them politically and the disciplinary arm of the State, the armed forces and
the police.

Although in Australia we are not currently faced with the prospect of the
imposition of an authoritarian government by force, the presence of
significant numbers of legally held firearms in the community acts as real
deterrent to this occurring in the future.

SELECTIVE COMPASSION
Faced with the enormity of the Bali tragedy, the nation mourned. From the
Prime Minister down, each in there own way remembered the young Australians
who senselessly died in the Bali bombings. How and why a nation mourns opens
a window into its soul. Over the past two weeks, the national mood has been
one of sorrow and compassion. How we as a nation mourn the misfortunes of
those we identify with stands in stark contrast to the lack of compassion
that we as a people have displayed for the other in society.

Selective compassion is the hallmark of a community that is unable or
unwilling to acknowledge that those who don't resemble mainstream society,
and those who don't share its values and culture, experience the same pain
and loss that we as a community feel.

The Prime Minister's selective display of compassion demeans us as a nation.
His inability to acknowledge, on the countryıs behalf, the tragic plight of
the stolen generations and the pain, despair and suffering that has blighted
the lives of so many indigenous Australians as a direct consequence of the
European invasion of this continent, is a tragedy.

Our inability as a nation, from the Prime Minister down, to treat in a
humane manner and to acknowledge the pain of those fleeing persecution, and
to show some compassion for those who have died trying to make their way
here, has opened another dark chapter in the countryıs history.

The Howard government's sustained and continued persecution of those
Australians on unemployment benefits, and now disability support pensions,
is another example of how our capacity as a nation to show compassion for
those who are experiencing difficulty in Australian society has been diluted
by a government that is a task master at implementing its ideological agenda
by pitting Australian against Australian.

EVERYBODYıS A TERRORIST
The coverage by the Western media of the Chechen hostage crisis in Moscow
has highlighted a significant shift in how independence struggles are
reported. What were, and continue to be, struggles for local autonomy and
independence are now being characterised as an international global
conspiracy in a war between two civilisations. The guerilla fighters who
attempted to bring the war in Chechnya to an end by applying direct pressure
on the Moscow administration by taking hostages have been universally
described as terrorists.

The same labels are now being used to destroy the legitimacy of independence
movements in our part of the world. Guerillas fighting for independence in
West Papua, Aceh and Kalimantan are now described as terrorists, while the
actions of the Russian government, a government which has shown a total
disrespect for human life by unleashing the dogs of war in Chechnya, are not
openly criticised.

The United States war on terror is degenerating into a struggle where the
damage caused by those who use terrorism as a political tactic, poles into
insignificance when compared with the death and destruction thatıs caused by
those who are fighting the war on terror. The damage caused by the war on
terror is not limited to those who use terror as a political tactic.
Legislation that has been introduced around the world, as a consequence of
the war on terror, has stripped people of what few rights and liberties they
enjoyed.

Labelling anybody who is involved in an independence struggle a terrorist
sets a dangerous precedent. Placing labels on people that ostracise them
from the political process increases the level of violence in the community.
The struggles for independence and autonomy that are occurring around the
world cannot be ignored by dismissing them as the work of "evil terrorists".
Political struggles require political solutions, not empty meaningless
labels.

WHILE THE CATıS AWAY
THE MICE WILL PLAY 
In a direct blow to the United States political and economic domination of
South America, another social democratic movement has been elected into
office in South America. The election of Lula da Silva in the second round
of presidential elections in Brazil, although expected, has sent shock waves
through the Bush administration. Lula da Silva, the leader of the Workers
Party, has been swept into office in Brazil by the countryıs legion of poor.

All across central and South America, the United States neo-liberal push to
control the destiny of South Americans lies in tatters. Pre-occupied with
Iraq and a nebulous war on terror, the United States has been forced to
scale back its exploitation of the region. As the grip on power exercised by
United States backed death squads is loosened, movements for radical social
change have flourished. The election of Lula da Silva, after a long and
bitter campaign that attempted to equate his election with economic meltdown
in Brazil, is an indication that Brazil's landless and poor want to pursue
an agenda which looks at the redistribution of both power and wealth.

The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Bush administration,
and local and United States corporate interests have intensified their
capital "go slow" in an attempt to limit the new President's ability to
introduce significant reforms. The fall of Brazil's currency by over 40%
since the beginning of the year is directly linked to the sabotage of the
Brazilian economy by United States interests. The campaign to destabilise
Brazil economically has backfired as people in the region reject the
domination of their lives by outside interests.

The IMF finds itself between a rock and a hard place if it ratchets up the
pressure on the new administration. By putting too many strings on the 54
billion dollars it proposes to lend to Brazil, it will drive those who voted
for the Workers Party into the arms of a burgeoning radical
extra-parliamentary movement. If it doesn't lend Brazil the money necessary
to prop up the capitalist economy, the economic meltdown that would occur
could result in a rush of new occupations by landless peasants and Brazilian
workers. Whether Lula da Silva can remain in power depends on his ability to
mobilise those people who have voted for the Workers Party to resist
attempts to destabilise the country and re-impose a United States backed
military dictatorship.

FUN AND GAMES IN THE TERRITORY
Since its first smoke-in for human rights was conducted on the 20th of April
this year, Darwin's Network Against Prohibition has been openly challenging
the Northern Territoryıs Marijuana laws. Although the Northern Territory
police disrupted their first smoke-in, and two arrests were made, NAP
members were left alone when they challenged the law in June, July, August
and September by conducting public smoke-ins in Rain tree Park in central
Darwin.

On Saturday the 13th of October, things changed. Two undercover police
officers who had sampled the community hookah called in four uniformed
police to seize the device as it couldn't be ruled out that marijuana hadn't
been added to the donated herbal mixture. When participants at the NAP
B.B.Q, smoke-in and music festival resisted attempts to have the community
hookah confiscated, police reinforcements were called in to seize the
implement. By this time, NAP members, egged on by a few hundred spectators,
became involved in scuffles with the police as they attempted to drag away
the hookah. In the ensuing melee, five protestors were arrested and jailed
until they signed bail conditions which prevent them from associating with
each other till after their trials.

Two females aged 23 and 24, and three males aged 27, 39, and 41, have been
charged with a variety of offences including criminal damage, hindering
police, disorderly conduct, assaulting police and interfering with a motor
vehicle. On the 17th of October, four days after the arrests, Mick Lambe and
Gary Meyerhoff, two organisers of the first smoke-in, on the 20th of April,
had charges brought against them for their involvement in the April smoke-in
dismissed in the Magistrate Court by Magistrate Daynor Trigg. However,
another NAP member, Nicolette Burrows, was found guilty of contempt of court
for expressing her elation at their acquittal. She had to cool her heels in
the courthouse lock-up for a few hours and had to pay a thirty-dollar fine.

Further information about the Darwin smoke-in for human rights can be
obtained by telephoning 0415 162 525. NAP can be e-mailed at
napnt@yahoo.com. Surf their website at www.napnt.org to keep up with NAP's
campaign to have the Northern Territoryıs drug laws repealed. Thanks to our
correspondent in the Northern Territory for providing us with the
information for this article.

ANARCHIST QUESTION AND ANSWER
Q.     How would an anarchist society decide what to produce?
A.    An anarchist community is based on the principle of satisfying human
needs, not the creation of a profit.  Whether that community can satisfy the
needs of the people that live in it, will depend on access to resources.  If
it has access to the necessary resources then that communityıs needs will be
met.  Unfortunately most communities will be forced with the problem of
juggling resources and needs as most will not have the resources to satisfy
all the needs of the people living in that community.
Before any decisions can be made on how resources will be allocated, an
inventory of all the available resources in that community will need to be
compiled.  The compilation of this inventory is an ongoing process.
Citizens will have the power at anytime to know what resources are
available.  A hierarchy of ?needsı has to be decided by the community.  This
hierarchy of ?needsı will change in different situations.  Once available
resources are known and a hierarchy of ?needsı has been decided upon, itıs a
relatively simple matter to determine what needs to be produced.
Food, shelter, health care and personal security would be at the top of the
hierarchy of ?needsı.  Decisions about how these ?needsı are to be satisfied
will not have to be made over and over again.  The process will occur
automatically unless there are major objections.  Decisions about what
?needsı outside this central care are to be satisfied, may need to be made
every six to twelve months.
Whatever is decided, will be determined by the community as a whole not by
special interest groups.  Decisions will not be made without discussions and
debates.  As the satisfaction of human needs determines what is produced in
an anarchist society, the large number of people who in a capitalist society
are involved in productive processes, which generate a profit irrespective
of the human and social costs, would be freed to pursue more productive
occupations in an anarchist community.  As everyone is entitled to share in
the goods which are produced, irrespective of what role they play in an
anarchist society, those people involved in destructive industries would be
happy to leave these industries and move into areas where production occurs
to satisfy human needs not create profits, irrespective of the human and
social costs.  

ACTION BOX
 PUBLIC MEETINGS
Mass communication has killed the public meeting as a way to exchange
information and debate ideas.  What it hasnıt done is destroy the ability of
individuals and groups to meet like minded individuals and groups and
establish relationships they would never be able to achieve in the virtual
world.  Today, the public meeting is a necessity.  Itıs an important way
activists can overcome their isolation and feelings of powerlessness that
mass virtual communication is so good at creating.
The Anarchist Media Institute has a policy of offering to speak at public
meetings that are called within a 100 kilometres from where we are based,
the Melbourne G.P.O.  If you want to learn about anarchism or you want to
hear an anarchist viewpoint on a particular subject, all you have to do is
organise and pay for a venue.  We will do the rest, organise publicity,
provide the speakers and provide literature for the meeting.  Although we
floated this idea about a year ago, few people have taken advantage of our
offer.  Those that have taken up the offer have been able to use it as a
tool to meet like minded people.  In one case, a new anarchist group formed
as a consequence of our initiative.
There is nothing stopping individuals and groups that are involved in the
anarchist movement from adopting the same strategy.  The more public
meetings that can be organised, the greater the possibility that we can
break-out from the margins of society and become major players in the day to
day lives of more and more people.  The single greatest challenge that faces
us as a movement is the formation of new autonomous anarchist groups which
become involved in the day to day lives of the people they live and work
with.
The public meeting is not dead, itıs far from dead, it provides a space
where people can come together, overcome their isolation and begin to work
cooperatively to change society to satisfy their needs, not the needs of
those with power and authority.  If you live a 100 kilometres from the
Melbourne G.P.O. and want to organise a public meeting, contact us.  If as
an individual or a group youıre confident that you can do the same thing,
organise some publicity, acquaint people and groups where you live and work,
about your initiative and wait for the offers to speak at a public meeting
to roll in.  With minimal effort, itıs possible to have a significant
impact.

AUSTRALIAN RADICAL HISTORY
THE EUREKA SERIES NO. 39
 THE MORAL FORCE MOVEMENT
The Eureka struggle was divided into two camps, those who supported armed
struggle and those who were opposed to armed struggle.  Both groups
coexisted within the Ballarat Reform League.  John Basson Humffray the
spokesperson for the ?moral force movementı was elected the first President
of the Ballarat Reform League at a mass meeting on Saturday the 11th
November 1854.  The divisions between the committee members in the League
who advocated moral and physical force come to a head at the meeting on
Wednesday the 28th November.  That day a mass meeting of 12,000 Ballarat
diggers was addressed by a committee that was divided on the question of
whether they should use physical force.
Humffray lost his authority over the diggers when he argued against the
burning of further mining licences at the meeting.  The meeting threw its
support behind those speakers who advocated physical force as they had lost
patience with the colonial authorities.  The turning point in the debate
occurred as a result of the increased military presence on the goldfields.
Peter Lalor an advocate of the physical force, come to the fore at the
Wednesday meeting.  He put a motion to the meeting that the Ballarat Reform
League meet at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday the 3rd December at 2.00pm.  He
proposed that a new central committee be elected, composed of a
representative for each fifty members of the Ballarat Reform League.  It
seems the ad hoc committee that had made up the Ballarat Reform League would
be replaced by a more radical committee that was representative of the mood
among the diggers, to take action against the colonial authorities.  The
meeting ended with a mass burning of minersı licences.  Timothy Hayes closed
the meeting with a poem that celebrated the ascendancy of those diggers who
believed that physical, not moral, force was the only way they could free
themselves of the dead hand of Hothamıs colonial government.

"On to the field, our doom is sealed
To conquer or be slaves;
The sun shall see our country free
Or set upon our graves"

Over the next two weeks, I will examine the role and fate of the main
protagonist of the moral force movement John HUMFFRAY and the main
protagonist of the physical force movement Peter LALOR.

 BOOK REVIEW
 "FARMAGEDDEON"
?Food and the Culture of Biotechnologyı
by Brewster KEEN, NEW SOCIETY PUBLISHERS 1999, ISBN 0-86571-394-4
"Farmageddeon" by Brewster Keen is the type of book that activists, who are
concerned about the ramifications of ?biotechnologyı, need to have at their
fingertips to battle the half truth and lies that are peddled by an industry
that is progeny of the corporatisation and globalisation of food production
and distribution.  As the genetic engineering lobby twists and bends the
truth to convince the world that biotechnology is the scientific solution to
human hunger and misery, itıs essential that we have access to facts we can
use to destroy their self serving arguments.
People have been hesitant to accept the assurances from an industry thatıs
big on rhetoric and has little to recommend it.  "Farmageddeon" lifts the
lid on the half truths, lies and manipulation thatıs synonymous with the
biotechnology world.  In 12 simply written chapters, Keen clinically
dissects and refutes most of the arguments that are used to support the
expansion of this industry.
In chapters titled ?Hormonised Milkı, ?The Eternal Tomatoı and ?Killer
Potatoesı, he buries the biotechnology industryıs most cherished myths.
"Farmageddeon" is not just a catalogue of disaster stories, itıs a book that
puts its faith in ordinary peoples ability to halt this post modern
Armageddon.  The most useful chapter in the book, chapter 12 - ?Growing
Resistanceı outlines people around the world have joined together to stop
their governments giving the biotechnology sector the green light to test
their product on an unsuspecting world.
Brewster Keenıs book is one that bristles with hope.  He places his faith
not in governments but in the citizens themselves.  He believes that
consistent community action can cripple this industry before it gathers
enough momentum to ride roughshod over the hopes and aspirations of the
community.  "Farmageddeon" provides the intellectual ammunition we need to
stop this monster in its tracks.  Appendix 2 - ?The Science of Genetic
Engineeringı puts this important subject in a context that even those
without any scientific training can understand.
This is one book I have no hesitation in recommending.  "Farmageddeon" is
available for a very reasonable $19.95 (Australian) from Anarres Books, a
non-profit anarchist mail order book collective.  Email your order to
mailorder@anarres.org.au or write to them at P.O. BOX 150, EAST BRUNSWICK
3057, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.  Ask them to send you their latest catalogue or
cyber surf their fascinating website www.anarres.org.au.  Youıll be richer
for the experience.
Thanks to Anarres Books for providing me with the review copy of
"Farmageddeon".

PERSONAL OBSERVATION
I know a man, an intelligent man, a moral man who believes that the United
States is the embodiment of the promised land, a society whose institutions
are based on two premises - respect for individual rights and free trade.
He believes that the United States has the right to use nuclear weapons
against anyone who stands in the way of what he believes are its guiding
principles.  After the September 11th, his ideological concerns took on a
new urgency, as he believes that the world is involved in a war between two
civilisations.  A war that needs to be fought to death, a war in which no
quarter should be given.
Our warrior began sporting a bumper sticker with the United States flag and
the caption ?LETıS ROLL!!ı after September the 11th.  Just in case youıve
forgotten, these were the words that were uttered as the passengers on the
hijacked aircraft, that was going to plunge into the White House, rushed the
hijackers.  In the United States, these words have now become synonymous
with patriotism and an idealised view of the United States as the land of
the brave and free.
The Bali bombings reinforced this mans ideological obsession.  The war
between two civilisations, inherently one good and the other inherently
evil, had now arrived on Australiaıs doorstep.  The blood that had been
spilt, cemented the bond between the Australian and American people in their
common war against evil.  I had never seen him so animated.  He brimmed with
confidence, his ideological obsession had become the countryıs ideological
obsession.  His views melded with the governmentıs view.  His Holy war had
become Australiaıs Holy war.  He believed the Australian people were now
willing to become foot soldiers in the clash of civilisations. - A war
against evil.   
I knew what was going on in his mind before I talked to him.  I knew because
he had plastered an Australian flag over his ?LETıS ROLLı United States
bumper sticker, when he heard about the Bali bombing.  He now believes that
the great majority of Australians have thrown their weight behind the United
States in the clash between two civilisations.  Unfortunately, those of us
who donıt share his ideological obsession are now the enemy.  As President
Bush said after September the 11th "youıre either with us or against us".
Those of us that donıt share their narrow blinkered views are the enemy and
will be treated like the enemy.  They believe the fifth columnists within
Australia are as culpable as those who did the killing.  Thatıs his view,
thatıs the fourth estateıs view, thatıs the governmentıs view.  With people
and ideas like this in the ascendancy, Xavier Herbertıs "Poor Fellow My
Country" is an apt description of our current dilemma.

STOP PRESS
 ITıS HAPPENED!!
Less than 2 weeks after the deaths in Bali, my worst fears have been
confirmed.  The deaths in Bali, especially the deaths of Australians, has
been used and continues to be used by the government and conservative
elements in Australia, to bolster support for the governmentıs war on
terror.  As the bodies are brought back to Australia and funeral ceremonies
are held for the killed, the call for all Australians to fall behind the
governmentıs ideological agenda gains momentum.
As the few civil liberties we still enjoy are curtailed by a government that
passes legislation that restricts our liberties but doesnıt curtail
terrorism here or overseas, those of us who believe that our civil liberties
should not be curtailed, are being pointed as fifth columnists by a pliant
fourth estate.  As more and more power and resources pass into the hands of
security agencies, the power of the State increases at the expense of the
individual.
As the hysteria fanned by the fourth estate, the government and a pliant
opposition gains momentum, the calls to stop criticising the governmentıs
war on terrorism has reached a crescendo.  Itıs been a long time since Iıve
seen such a concerted campaign to marginalise those who donıt support the
governmentıs ideological agenda.  Bushıs statement that "youıre either with
us or against us" has become the Howard governmentıs mantra.
Exploiting the fear and insecurity caused by the Bali deaths, those people
who are crying out for a rational debate are being marginalised by a
government that believes it has correctly read the public mood.  Those
dissidents who have raised questions about what role the governmentıs full
blooded support for the United States war on terrorism had on the Bali
deaths are howled down.
Today, those of us who donıt believe that the Howard government should be
allowed to exploit the Bali deaths to bolster its ideological position, need
to redouble our efforts, to dispel the myths that the Howard government has
used to create a climate that allows it to marginalise those of us who donıt
believe its war on terror protects us from terrorism or terrorists.
Joseph TOSCANO/LibertarianWorkers
for a Self-Managed Society.

POEM
 ?THE CORPORATE CLOWNSı
Invest, invest, invest in us,
The corporate clowns,
The ones to trust?
Banks our business,
Oil refineries,
The list is endless
And blank our policies
Why kill life?
Poison water,
Starting wars,
>From nuclear borders,
So invest, invest, invest,
The corporate clowns,
The ones to trust?
Now the problem is
And you wonıt find this funny,
The corporate clowns
Need more money,
More money, more money
More money, more money

By Michael T. CARBINES

                   
ANARCHIST PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED THIS WEEK
? ARIVISTA ANARCHIA No284, Oct 2002, C.P.17120, 20170 Milano, ITALY,
Tel:022896627, Fax:0228001271, Email:arivista@tin.it
www.anarca-bolo.ch/a-rivista
? FREEDOM Vol.63 No.20, 19th October 2002, Anarchist Fortnightly, 84b
Whitechapel High St, London E17QX, ENGLAND Email:FreedomCopy@aol.com
? LE LIBERTAIRE  No.228 Sept/Oct2002, Revue de synthese anarchiste, Boite
Postale 745, 76060  Leitavre Cedex FRANCE Tel:(0148414594),
www.le-libertaire.org, libertaire@normandnet.fr
? LE MONDE LIBERTAIRE No.1292 10th- 16thOct. 2002, 145 Rue Amelot, 75011
Paris, FRANCE, Tel:0148053408, Fax:0149299859
? SOCIAL ANARCHISM No32 2002, A Journal of Theory & Practice, 2743 Mayland
Ave., Baltimore MD, 21218, UNITES STATES, social@nothingness.org ,
www.nothingness.org/sociala/
? SICILIA LIBERTAIRIA Vol.26 No.211 Sept.2002, Via Galileo Galilei 45, 97100
Ragusa, SICILY, ITALY, Tel:338-2818189 email:si_lib@hotmail.com
? UMANITA NOVA Vol 82 No.32 El 6thOct.ı02, Settimanale Anarchico, C.50
Palermo 46, 10152, Torino ITALY.  Email fat@inrete.it tel/fax (011) 857850
Mobile 338-6594361 email:fat@inrete.it

OTHER PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED THIS WEEK
GET ACTIVE 21stOct ­ 3rdNov.2002, Fortnightly calendar of grassroots,
community and auto-authoritarian events around Melbourne, Mobile:0417137792,
http://xchange.anarki.net/active/calendar
DOWN TO EARTH No107 Octı02, Summer Confest, Down to Earth Co-operative, P.O.
Box 295, EAST BRUNSWICK, MELB, AUSTRALIA, Tel:95068753, www.confest.com.au ,
www.dte.org.au
INTERNALIONALISM No123 Oct/Novı02, International Communist Current in the
United States, P.O. Box 288, NEWY YORK N.Y., 10018-0288, UNITED STATES,
www.internationalism.org

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Politically manipulated and scorned?  Sick of being a peripheral player
every time a Federal election comes around, then join:-  VOTE INFORMAL
TODAY, DIRECT DEMOCRACY TOMORROW - a "political party" that is putting the
boot into the Australian Parliamentary Process.  Send a stamp self-addressed
envelope to
VOTE INFORMAL TODAY DIRECT DEMOCRACY TOMORROW
PO Box 20, Parkville. 3052. Melbourne. Australia Telephone (03) 9828 2856
(24 hour answering service).  We will send information about how to join
this unique 21st century Australian phenomena.  DON'T PUT IT OFF  JOIN THE
PUSH FOR CHANGE NOW.
Written and authorised by Joseph Toscano
(National Convenor 205 Nicholson St Footscray 3012  Melbourne Aust.)
Current membership 176.  We need 550 members to apply for registration as a
political party, so that members can stand at the Federal election in 2004
and show Australianıs that Parliamentary Democracy is nothing more than two
minutes of illusory power.

MELBOURNE BOOK LAUNCH
"ONE MAN IN HIS TIME" by Hans Post
DATE: 6.30PM ON FRIDAY 22ND NOVEMBER
VENUE: NEW INTERNATIONAL BOOKSHOP COOPERATIVE
54 VICTORIA STREET, CARLTON, MELBOURNE
CONTACT: JEFF SPARROW, BOOKSHOP COORDINATOR, TEL:03 96623744
PUBLISHER: OTFORD PRESS ­ www.otfordpress.com.au
FROM SS SOLDIER TO ANARCHIST ­ The Journey of Hans Post.
ALL WELCOME


ANARCHIST WORLD THIS WEEK
NOW ON THE INTERNET - FOR ANYBODY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD TO LISTEN IN TO.
LIKE THE PROGRAM - TELL YOUR FRIENDS AROUND THE PLANET ABOUT OUR INTERNET
ADDRESS  http://www.freespeech.org/anarchistAge
ANARCHIST WORLD THIS WEEK POSTER  AVAILABLE
FOR THE COST OF A FEW STAMPS
Want to help us find new listeners for the Anarchist World This Week? Send a
few stamps to AWTW, PO Box 20, Parkville 3052, Melbourne VIC. Australia.
We'll send you out a colour poster (A3) for your use  & a black & white
poster you can photocopy, put up & display to help us increase
the number of people who listen to the Anarchist World This Week.
 

ANARCHIST MEDIA INSTITUTE OBSCENITY OF THE WEEK
Has been awarded to the Prime Minister John Howard, a man who in his finest
hour has shown his capacity for selective compassion.

STAMP APPEAL  - We normally spend over $400.00 per month on postage stamps.
If you have any spare stamps floating about or are about to write to us,
stuff a few stamps in the envelope.  Every little bit helps.

EMAIL MADNESS - Have access to cyberspace?  Want to help us save on printing
and postage costs?  Then why donıt you receive the Anarchist Age Weekly
Review by email?  INTERESTED??  Then email us at anarchistage@yahoo.com and
arrange to have the weekly emailed to you.

COME ONE, COME ALL: ITıS JURA BOOKSı 25TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS!!
SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2002
Whatıs going to happen to mark such a wonderful milestone?
1. Free events at Jura Books
440 PARRAMATTA ROAD, PETERSHAM
TIMES: 11AM ­ 5PM
**Book launch of Grahame Harrisonıs "Night Train to Grenada"
**Photo display of Juraıs historyS
**A book sale (100% off generally) and other specials
**Other events being organised this very moment!
2. Celebratory Birthday Dinner:
SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2002
6.00PM  at  DON LORENZOıS RESTAURANT
336 PARRAMATTA ROAD, STANMORE
Great food (about $20-$30pp) music & poetry (incl. Some great Jura concert
favourites), wine and much merriment plus door prizes (does Jura never stop
giving?!)
To really allow proper space for performers, we would like to book Don
Lorenzoıs big upstairs banquet room but to do that we need a really good
idea of numbers coming.  Could those coming please let us know. PLEASE REPLY
BY SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER.
Mail to: P.O. BOX N32, PETERSHAM NTH, NSW 2049
Phone: 02 9550 9931, email:jura@chaos.apana.org.au


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Doctors, Dentists, 
Vets Waiting Rooms and In Railway Stations, Bus Stops, Libraries and
Restaurants Etc.

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publishers, the Libertarian Workers for a Self-Managed Society/Anarchist
Media Institute. 

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ANARCHISM ­ ADVANCING IN DIVERSITY STRIKING IN UNISON ­ YAMAGUCHI KENJI
WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY ­ THE ANARCHIST CENTURY


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