A - I n f o s
a multi-lingual news service by, for, and about anarchists **

News in all languages
Last 40 posts (Homepage) Last two weeks' posts

The last 100 posts, according to language
Castellano_ Català_ Deutsch_ Nederlands_ English_ Français_ Italiano_ Polski_ Português_ Russkyi_ Suomi_ Svenska_ Türkçe_ The.Supplement
{Info on A-Infos}

(en) Anarchist Age Weekly Review No. 568 13th October ­ 19th October 2003

From Phil McCrory <philmcc@melbpc.org.au>
Date Fri, 17 Oct 2003 09:12:17 +0200 (CEST)


________________________________________________
A - I N F O S N E W S S E R V I C E
News about and of interest to anarchists
http://ainfos.ca/ http://ainfos.ca/index24.html
________________________________________________

STANDING OVATION!!
So John Howard wants the Australian parliament to give George W. Bush a
standing ovation after he addresses Federal parliament later this month. A
few renegades on Laborıs backbench who were going to display their feelings
about Bushıs address were slapped down by Simon Crean when he heard they
were going to wear a white arm band and horror of horrors turn their backs
on the President of the United States. Itıs interesting to note that the
fourth estate experienced a bout of collective apoplexy when they heard of
the parliamentarians plans to insult Bush.

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

Not all Australians support the Bush administration. Some are concerned
about the legitimacy of his election victory. Those hanging and pregnant
chads still raise questions about whether he stole the presidency from Al
Gore. Even larger numbers are disgusted with the lies and half truths that
the Bush administration used to justify the United States invasion of Iraq.
Others are unhappy with the Bush administrationıs neo-conservative cultural,
social and economic agenda and believe that his administration has harmed a
significant proportion of his own people.

Faced with this difference of opinion, why should our parliamentary
representatives put up some type of false united front when Bush addresses
Federal parliament. As we live in a society that elects representatives
into parliament to represent our views, why shouldnıt those parliamentarians
who find Bushıs presence in Federal parliament offensive, turn their backs
on him or wear white arm bands or refuse to give him a standing ovation.

Those Australians who donıt support the Bush administrationıs agenda expect
our politicians to display a little bit of courage and let the President
know what we think of his policies. Whatıs the point of participating in
elections if our representatives are morally bludgeoned to act like empty
headed marionettes every time some foreign head of State addresses Federal
parliament. Weıre acting as if Australia is the newest State to join the
union, not an independent State that follows its own agenda.

SHORT CHANGED
The current medical indemnity crisis has highlighted Australiaıs piecemeal
compensation system ­ a system that actively discriminates against
Australians who have sustained the same catastrophic injuries. Why should a
person who has a significant permanent disability as a result of a motor
vehicle collision or an injury at work, receive compensation for pain and
suffering, their wages till they turn sixty five and up to 144 hours of
personal / attendant care per week, while somebody who has fallen over and
sustained the same permanent disability only receives a disability support
pension and a maximum of forty hours of personal / attendant care per week?

The current medical indemnity crisis would not have occurred, if patients
who had sustained permanent disability as a result of a doctorıs negligence
had access to a universal no fault Commonwealth administered compensation
scheme. At the end of the day whether a personıs disability is due to
medical negligence, an accident at work, a motor vehicle accident, sporting
injury, assault or even a simple fall, the need for compensation, financial
support and ongoing care is the same if the resultant disability is the
same.

Such a scheme could be funded by continuing the current State Transport
Accident and Workers Compensation schemes and introducing a Commonwealth
levy based on an individuals and businesses taxable income.

The proposed scheme would ensure fairness and equity for all Australians who
sustain permanent disability as a result of injury, irrespective of how they
sustained that disability. If such a scheme is introduced, individuals
would no longer need to take part in expensive drawn out legal procedures to
determine fault. There would also be no need for small groups that provide
essential services that have a relatively high risk of causing permanent
disability (obstetricianıs) from ceasing to provide that service to the
community because they can no longer afford the insurance premiums to
conduct their business.

EIGHTY NINE
Jim Cairns is dead at the age of 89, a victim of pneumonia. His political
enemies and friends have put their thoughts down on paper about an unlikely
politician. Humble, passionate, warrior, friend, fool, idealist are a few
of the words that have been used to describe him. Born in 1914, trained as
a policeman, elected to Federal parliament in 1955 as member of Yarra,
defeating Catholic Laborıs great white hope. He became Deputy Prime
Minister in the Whitlam government but was forced to resign as Deputy Prime
Minister by Whitlam for misleading Federal parliament.

A quaint concept in 2003 when you consider the current Prime Minister has
built his political reputation by bending the truth and rewriting the facts
in Federal parliament. Cairns left parliament in 1977 helping to form the
Down to Earth movement. He worked in a growing extra-parliamentary movement
that tried to give shape to a new inclusive humane political ideology that
bypassed the parliamentary bear pit. Jim Cairns was a man who never gave up
on the Labor Party believing that if enough good people joined, it would
change its spots. Unfortunately this is one time when history has judged
him wrong.

He is best known for his role in the Vietnam moratorium movement. Helping
to organize protests of tens of thousands of people that finally ended in
the election of the Whitlam Labor government, the release from jail of the
draft resistors and the eventual end of Australiaıs participation in the
Vietnam War. Some consider him a hero, others a traitor, blaming those who
resisted the war for their lost lives, still refusing to accept that the
government that conscripted them and sent them to war robbed them of their
futures.

I remember Jim Cairns as a man who sat outside the Prahran Market in
Melbourne, sitting behind a card table, his self published thoughts
available to anyone who wanted them. He spoke to everybody, a relic of an
age when people believed in causes, justice and the possibility of
alternatives to competition and capitalism. His legacy is an important one,
a legacy his friends and enemies seem to have forgotten. Through the
Vietnam moratoriums, he showed people that direct mass action works, that
people taking to the streets can have and will continue to sideline
government, the bureaucracy and the corporate sector. Cairnsı life
encapsulates the maxim that direct action, not working up the right channels
can bring those who wield power in society to their knees.

SOME MOTHERS DO AVEı EM
Looks like mothers canıt seem to get anything right these days. Earlier
this year Shane Warne blamed his mum for giving him the fluid tablets that
have got him into all sorts of bother. Not to be outdone, Senator Alston
has blamed his mum for buying that parcel of Telstra shares when he was
Telecommunications Minister that everybody is now talking about.

It seems when the shit hits the fan, the tough go running back to their mums
confident that mum will make it better. Mind you, youıd think that at their
age they would come up with a more plausible excuse, something along the
line of the devil made me do it. Iım sure that if they blamed the
supernatural, or a full moon, or possible a leprechaun that had made his way
to Australia courtesy of a people smuggling ring, they would garner more
public sympathy for their plight than putting the whole sorry mess on their
poor mumıs shoulders.

You have to wonder when these men are going to cut the umbilical cord and
take some personal responsibility for the predicament they find themselves
in. It seems that some motherıs still do ave Œem. Fancy blaming your poor
old mum for the mess you find yourself in. Youıd think they would try to
protect their mothers from the prying eyes of a fourth estate that knows
when theyıve stumbled onto a good story. Think of the headlines, think of
the stories, when the mediaıs tasted blood you can expect them to "expose"
all for the public good".

Iım waiting with bated breath for the next high profile Australian to blame
their mum for their indiscretions ­ Jerry Springer eat your heart out, your
show pales into comparison with whatıs going on in the land down under.

STUPIDTY
When medals are being given out for the decision that destroyed the goodwill
generated by the toppling of Saddam Husseinıs regime by the "coalition of
the willing", that medal will be pinned on the chest of Paul Bremer, the
United States civil administrator in Iraq. In what can only be described as
a neo-conservative ideologically driven decision, Bremer plans to dismantle
the food distribution system that gives Iraqis free rations of flour, rice,
cooking oils and other essential food products by January 2004. The only
thing that stopped Iraqis from going hungry during the 13 year United
Nations imposed embargo and the chaos generated by the Bush administrationıs
invasion of Iraq, has been whatıs been described by the UN as the most
efficient food distribution network in the world.

Keen to get Iraqis to embrace capitalism and create a demand economy, Bremer
has decided that he will force Iraqis back to work by removing their food
supplies. It seems that Bush and his White House advisors have not learnt
the lessons of Vietnam. Vietnamese Communist Party support was as much a
product of the US ham fisted attempts to impose their will on the region,
then the Communist partyıs ideological program.

The initial goodwill that was generated by the toppling of the Hussein
regime has evaporated as the US attempts to impose its vision on the Iraqi
people without taking any account of their demands.

In the last few months their indiscriminate response to attacks has
succeeded in bolstering resistance in the Sunni heartland. The US
administration has succeeded in alienating the Shiite majority by arresting
their clerics and blocking their attempts to set up political organisations
that reflect their opinions. In the last few days they have succeeded in
alienating their strongest supporters in Iraq, the Kurds by signing an
agreement with Turkey that allows them to send troops to Iraq in exchange
for a twelve billion dollar aid package.

The dismantling of the successful food distribution network will be the
catalyst that will unite both, the political and the apolitical, the
religious and the secular to step up their attacks against the occupation
forces in Iraq. Attacks that will eventually drive them out of Iraq and
allow the Iraqi people to set up their own political and social structure.

ANARCHIST QUESTION AND ANSWER
Q. WHAT ROLE DOES NATIONALITY PLAY IN THE ANARCHIST STRUGGLE?
A. Anarchist like to think that anarchism is an internationalist movement
and that nationality does not play a significant role in the life of an
anarchist. This answer, although superficially attractive, is a little too
glib for my liking. Even the poorest of the poor and the most disadvantaged
citizens in a nation state, like to think of themselves as Australians,
Greek or Chinese. Itıs important that anarchists look at the question of
nationality much more closely than they normally do.
Understanding the important role nationalism plays in an individualıs
psyche, gives anarchists an insight into how they can overcome the feelings
of solidarity that nationalism breeds. Itıs natural for people who speak
the same language and share the same cultural roots to feel an affinity
towards each other. Itıs difficult to form a deep affinity with someone
that you have little in common with, that is why men and women are willing
to die for Œtheir countryı. The reality is a little different, although
people who share the same nationality may be living in the same boat, most
are rowing while a few are enjoying their creature comforts of the luxury
cabins on the ship.
In order to grow, the anarchist movement needs to tackle the issue of
nationalism in an intelligent manner. Thereıs little use in Œdecryingı the
evils of nationality without looking at why itıs such an important aspect of
most peopleıs lives. Transnational domination of the world economy has not
diminished the hold nationalism has on people, paradoxically it has
strengthened the hold it has on them. People are looking for something they
can hold onto in a rapidly changing world. Skilful politicians are able to
transform an individualıs love of country to an individualıs love of a
particular government or leader or a particular set of policies.
Every time I hear the word Œun-Australianı used by somebody in authority, I
cringe at their equating a particular set of characteristics with the fact
that we live on the same continent. Nationality as a concept is a
relatively unimportant issue in an anarchist society. Irrespective of where
you were born, your cultural background or what language you speak, a human
is a human. People living an anarchist society would not define themselves
in terms of their national origins but in terms of where they lived or what
workers or community council they were a part of. Their humanity not their
nationality would determine their place in the anarchist communities they
live and work in.

ACTION BOX
"METAMORPHOSES"
Those readers with young children recall those cartoon characters that
Œmorphı when they find themselves in life threatening situation. As
anarchists, we need to be willing to take a leaf out of their book if we
want to survive as a movement. Far too often, anarchists are willing to
sacrifice themselves on the altar of principle rather than look at new ways
of doing things. Assessment and reassessment should be a priority for every
anarchist affinity group and organisation, because weıve done things in a
particular way for a long time doesnıt make it right, efficient or useful.
Beating your head against a brick wall, when you can walk round that wall
doesnıt make much sense. The important thing is to survive, martyrs are
soon forgotten, their bones fertilising the soil while those that survive
change the future. I know Iıve written about this subject before, but as I
believe, adaptation is crucial to the long term survival of the anarchist
movement, itıs important that we look at what we are doing, what weıve
achieved and whether we should metamorphose to a new form.
Changing your external appearance doesnıt mean you have to give up your
principles. What it does mean is, admitting that particular strategies have
not worked. In order to survive and grow as individuals and as a group, we
need to assess and reassess the situation we find ourselves in. As
anarchist affinity groups, we enjoy enough autonomy to be able to change our
spots overnight. We donıt have to wait for a directive from a central
committee or have to wait for other groups we work with to change their
direction, to change our strategies. That is our decision and our decision
alone.
Iım not advocating that we change strategy for the sake of change alone. If
we are progressing, expanding and are happy with what we think we can
achieve, thereıs no reason to change direction. If youıre unhappy with how
youıre travelling as a group, itıs important that a discussion about what
you are doing and what you hope to achieve begins. If it doesnıt, what
normally happens is that people within the group turn on each other, blaming
each other for the groupıs lack of success. In a very short period of time,
friends become enemies, the achievements of a decade are forgotten, the
group dies and its influence dissipates.

AUSTRALIAN RADICAL HISTORY
The 3rd of December 2003 marks the 149th anniversary of the Eureka
rebellion. This year like last year, many readers of the Anarchist Age
Weekly Review will be going to Ballarat to join other activists from around
Australia, who will be reclaiming the radical spirit of the Eureka
rebellion. From 4.00am to 4.00pm on Wednesday the 3rd of December,
celebrations will be held at Eureka Hall, the site of the Eureka rebellion.
Participants will be marching to Bakery Hill, the place where the Eureka
flag was flown for the first time and the Eureka oath was sworn by the
miners at Ballarat in 1854 ­ "We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly
by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties!" Over the next
few months the ŒAustralian Radical Historyı section in the Anarchist Age
Weekly Review will concentrate on the lives of some of the participants in
the Eureka rebellion.
AGENT PROVOCATEUR
Three of the most important figures in the Eureka rebellion were Peter
Lalor, Frederick Vern and Raffaello Carboni. One was on the payroll of
Governor Hotham. Frederick Vern, a fiery orator from Hanover, was a leading
member of the Ballarat Reform League and at one stage was nearly elected
commander of the Eureka stockade.
Vern, a bombastic orator and former shipıs First Officer, was Hothamıs man
on the Ballarat gold fields. Rede, the resident Gold Commissioner on the
Ballarat diggings, had strict instructions not to arrest Vern, irrespective
of the outrageous statements he made at the mass meetings of diggers. Vern
passed himself off as a military expert and on the 29th November 1854 armed
companies of diggers were formed under his direction. He promised that he
would organise a German brigade to defend the stockade, the brigade promised
by Vern never materialised. In the early hours of Sunday 3rd December 1854,
he fled into the bush not wanting to get involved in the fighting he knew
was about to happen.
Although many miners believed Vern was a fake, his powerful revolutionary
speeches made him an important part of the uprising. It seems that Hotham
wanted a confrontation, he knew that his troops could not win if the miners
fought from their claims. He also knew that if they made the mistake of
coming together to fight his forces, he couldnıt lose. Vernıs role was to
fan the raw emotions of the miners and create the conditions for a
confrontation. The month following the Eureka stockade massacre, he lived
in a tent not far from the site of the battle. Although a 500 pound reward
was placed on his head, no effort was made to find him. Raffaello Carboni
in his book on the Eureka stockade published in 1855 pointed the finger at
Vern as being Hothamıs spy and agent provocateur.
Frederick Vern returned to the diggings after the government declared an
amnesty. He came back to Ballarat laden with cash. Peopleıs suspicions
that he was Hothamıs spy were strengthened but they were in no position to
do anything about them. A Victorian parliamentary select committee called
about the resignation of Mr. J.F.V. Fitzgerald, Hothamıs Colonial secretary.
Held in July 1867, it threw light on the tactics employed by Governor Hotham
during 1854. Spies and agent provocateurs seem to have played a large role
in his strategy. Vern could have easily filled that role.
SOURCE OF MATERIAL FOR THE ARTICLE:
ŒMASSACRE AT EUREKA ­ The Untold Storyı, Bob OıBrien, Revised 1998 Edition,
1st Published 1992, ISBN 0909874190.
The Sovereign Hill Museums Association, Sovereign Hill Post Office,
Ballarat, VICTORIA 3350.
Tel: (03) 5331 1944, Fax: (03) 5331 1528

BOOK REVIEW
"NO TASTE FOR CARNAGE
Alex Sheppard ­ A Portrait 1913 ­ 1997"
By Wendy & Allan Scarfe, Seaview Press 1998, ISBN 1 876070 65X
Alex Sheppard is one of those figures in Australian history whose name may
at first sight sound familiar, but whose life is virtually unknown. Wendy
and Allan Scarfe have succeeded in presenting a picture of a man who was
both ashamed and moulded by the experiences of his youth. When they first
approached him in 1991 about writing his biography, he was ambivalent about
the project, concerned they would discover both his weaknesses and his
strengths, his failures and his successes. He wanted to be remembered for
what he had achieved not who he was and where he came from. Wendy and Allan
have successfully penetrated the first seven layers of Alexıs skin and give
us an insight into a complex manıs life. The 10th child of a Fitzroy
glassblower, who had 15 children, he had the tenacity and intelligence to
succeed. As a young man, he joined the Australian Labor Party and at one
stage believed he would make politics his career. His political future was
destroyed by the internal machinations of a Labor Party that relied on the
votes of the dead to determine pre-selection battles.
He moved to Sydney, concocting a story about his past that he believed would
further his ambitions. The outbreak of World War Two gave him opportunities
that he would never have had in civilian life. He rose to the rank of
Colonel and was awarded the Military Cross for evacuating 15,000 allied
troops under the noses of the advancing Nazi troops in Greece.
After WWII, he returned to Greece as a rehabilitation officer and alerted
the world to the atrocities that were being committed in the Greek Civil
War. His experiences as a child and a teenager drew him to the rebels
cause. He found himself on the side of the very people Churchill had
engineered a war against. After he was expelled from Greece for obstructing
a 15year old girlıs execution, he became a roving ambassador for the rebels.
His compassion and love for democracy, characteristics that developed as a
result of his boyhood experiences in Melbourne, became the central features
of his life. They defined his character, destroyed his hopes and made him
the courageous individualist who in his latter life as a journalist,
bookseller and publisher, helped to keep the flame of democracy alive during
the Cold War era in Australia.
In ŒNo Taste For Carnageı, Wendy and Allan Scarfe have successfully given
the reader an insight into Alex Sheppard, a man who was both larger than
life but like the rest of us, had feet of clay.
ŒNO TASTE FOR CARNAGEı is available for AUD$Z5.00 from Seaview Press,
P.O. Box 234, Henley Beach 5022, STH AUSTRALIA. Tel: (08) 8235 1535, Fax:
(08) 8235 9144,
email: seaview@seaviewpress.com.au
You can also obtain a copy directly from the authors by writing to Wendy &
Allan Scarfe, C/- P.O. Box 20, Parkville 3052, Melbourne, VICTORIA.

PERSONAL OBSERVATION
Itıs one of those weeks that disappeared before it began. Nothing and
everything happened. It hailed. It rained, the wind blew, the sky darkened,
the sun came out, the grass grew, all on the same day. Flowers bloomed,
welcoming the rays of a sun that has forgotten itıs spring. The full moon
came and went, people died, others were born, still others questioned their
sanity and purpose in life.
Nothing changed, the patterns of existence were repeated over and over
again. Words make sentences. Peopleıs lives are destroyed by the written
word, their land is taken away, their children are removed, the written word
- the civilised manıs battle-axe, justifies the atrocities of the past and
present.
The Booker Prize, The Nobel Prize for Literature, the worldıs accolades for
the written word. Sign here, here, here, and one more signature over the
page, we own your soul for the next 25 years. Youıve got a roof over your
head, the latest gadgets, whatıs your problem prole. You should be
grateful! Interest rates? donıt worry, lose you job? donıt worry, we have a
legally enforceable mortgage over your property. The written word is Godıs
word. The 10 commandments became real when they were chiseled in stone.
Moses strode down the mountain with Godıs word fixed for all eternity in
clay tablets, not stone.
Cancer, septicaemia, leukemia, donıt worry weıve got a written mortgage over
your property, you signed here, here, here and over the page for the
privilege of spending the next 25 years, the best years of your life,
earning money for us. Donıt worry if you canıt make the repayments, we own
your house, remember you signed here, here, here and over the page ­ game,
set and match. Revolution, radical social change, thatıs different, change
in property relationships, property held in common use, determined by need.
Weıre not covered for that. The written word means nothing. The 10
commandments mean nothing.
Anarchy, no not that anything but that, land held in common, our legally
enforceable written contracts useless, property use based on need, a
nightmare scenario that will never happen. Praise be to the Lord, open high
for Mosesı clay tablets with the Lordıs word chiseled in plastic or was that
clay or stone only. Cecil B. De Mille knows ­ ask him.

STOP PRESS
"FERAL"
"The Australian", Australiaıs only national daily, Murdochıs mouthpiece in
the great Southern Land, has over the past 3 years become a bastion of
neo-conservative Œwisdomı. At the forefront of the culture wars, their
editorial team has covered itself in glory, publishing doctrines and
philosophical viewpoints that wouldnıt be out of place at a John Birch
Society meeting. The paper encapsulates the thinking of the movers and
shakers of Australian society. Men and women whose wealth and social
standing has been bought at the expense of their fellow citizens.
Each issue, poorly cooked ideological porridge, sugared with the occasional
human interest story. "The Australianıs" editorial team reinforces its
prejudices by ensuring that only those with the right ideological viewpoints
have the dubious honour of reading their views in print. Even the
ideological purity of the Letterıs page, is guarded by the editorial team.
The same names crop up pushing the same God, Queen and Country ideological
claptrap. What distinguishes "The Australian" from other newspapers is its
dogged persistence in pursuing the most disadvantaged elements of society.
Giving extensive coverage to those who manipulate history and selectively
analyse the present, to reinforce deeply held national prejudices.
The election and re-election of the Howard government has given "The
Australian" the much needed backdrop it required to pedal the ideological
mish mash that appears in its paper. Embolden by the antics of a government
that shares their ideologically driven misanthropic missals, they present
ideological drivel as fact, pointing to Philip Adamsı solitary column as
evidence of their even handedness. Blessed with a direct ideological link
to Cabinet, "The Australian" flies the Howard government kites, releasing
them if they garner criticism, letting them fly if they survive.
"The Australian" in 2003 is a shining example of yellow journalism ­ a brand
of journalism invented by Randall Hearst in the 1910ıs and 1920ıs that was
used to destroy the emerging social movement that threatened both capital
and the state. They may have succeeded then but they wonıt succeed today.

Joseph TOSCANO / Libertarian Workers
For A Self-Managed Society.


ANARCHIST PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED THIS WEEK
- UMANITA NOVA Vol 83 No.28 EL 14TH SEPT 2003, Settimanale Anarchico, C.50
Palermo 46, 10152, Torino ITALY. tel/fax (011) 857850 Mobile 338-6594361
email:fat@inrete.it
OTHER PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED THIS WEEK
- LıHARMATTAN 2002-ı03, Philosophe Catalogue, 5-7 rue de LıEcole
Polytechnique, 75005 Paris, FRANCE. Email:harmattanl@wanadoo.fr


UNFORTUNATELY OUR DEBT ELIMINATION APPEAL HAS NOT GENERATED MUCH OF A
RESPONSE TO DATE. (THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY SENT MONEY) IF WE ARE
NOT ABLE TO CLEAR THE DEBT BY THE 5TH DECEMBER 2003, WE WILL TEMPORARILY
CEASE PUBLICATION FOR 2 MONTHS. IF WE ARE NOT ABLE TO CLEAR THE DEBT DURING
THAT PERIOD WE WILL SUSPEND PUBLICATION UNTIL THE DEBT IS CLEARED.
****************************************************************************
**********************************************

DEBT ELIMINATION APPEAL - Our debt stands at $1962.40
IF YOU CAN HELP US OVERCOME THE PROBLEM BY RESUBSCRIBING EARLY OR BY MAKING
A DONATION. MAKE OUT CHEQUES & MONEY ORDERS TO LIBERTARIAN WORKERS & SEND
TO P.O. BOX 20, PARKVILLE 3052, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA. IF SENDING LESS THAN
$20.00, PLEASE SEND 50 cent STAMPS.
Debt 15-10-2003 $1962.40

EXHIBITION OPENING
New work by
ELLEN JOSE
"A fact is a fact is a fact ­ Up yours Windschuttle"
Opening: SATURDAY 25TH OCTOBER, 2PM ­ 5PM
WILLIAM MORA GALLARIES
60 Tanner Street, Richmond 3121, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.
Hours: Tuesday ­ Friday 10am ­ 5.30pm
Saturday 12pm ­ 5pm
25th OCTOBER ­ 15TH NOVEMBER 2003,
www.moragallaries.com.au
email:mora@moragallaries.com.au
Tel: (03) 9429 1199
Come along to the opening and celebrate Ellen Jose (a descendant of the
people of Mer and Erub in the Torres Strait), fight back against the neo
conservative push to rewrite the black history of this country.

ANARCHIST MEDIA INSTITUTE OBSCENITY OF THE WEEK
Has been awarded to the governmentıs new Health Minister Mr. Tony Abbott for
trying to stooge the Aussie public with his unrealistic sympathetic concerns
for the well being of Australians, fortunately Tony, we know you and your
true agenda.

STAMP APPEAL - We spend over $500.00 on postage stamps per month. If
youıre writing to us or have any spare stamps floating about stuff them into
the envelope & send them to us. JOIN our $5.00 a month group & send us a
book of 10 50 cent stamps every month.

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

GOOD NEWS - ATNFT
All the News That Fits is now available on the web - www.apolitical.info
An email version which will be published in the Anarchist Age Weekly Review
will be available soon.

DEFEND & EXTEND MEDICARE AUSTRALIA
HEALTH CARE A RIGHT NOT A CHARITY OR A LUXURY
NEXT RALLY: 12.30PM FRIDAY - 7TH NOVEMBER 2003
STATE LIBRARY
Cnr Swanston & Latrobe Streets, Melbourne
www.defendandextendmedicare.org
Email: info@defendandextendmedicare.org
Postal: P.O. Box 5035 Alphington 3078, Victoria Australia.
Tel: 03 9766 8555
Encourage your family, friends and workmates to take part in the next rally,
without your active participation you and your fellow Australians will lose
access to a universal health care delivery system. Form your own Federal
electorate group, join the campaign today.

A DOLLAR A DAY
Increasing financial problems have forced us to review how The Anarchist
Media Instituteıs finances are raised. Currently subscriptions and
donations only account for about 40% of the income necessary to cover our
costs. To overcome this problem weıve launched a:-
SAVE THE ANARCHIST MEDIA INSTITUTE ~ "A DOLLAR A DAY" CAMPAIGN
We are looking for THIRTY People, interested in our activities, to pledge to
donate
ŒA Dollar A Dayı for twelve months. You can donate monthly or yearly. Make
out cheques and money orders to:- Libertarian Workers and send to PO Box 20,
Parkville. 3052. Melbourne. Australia. Those who pledge will receive a "I
Saved The Anarchist Media Institute" A3 poster which you can frame and put
up at work or home - A great talking point if nothing else. Weıve got the
ideas and energy but we need your financial assistance to keep going. Go
on, become one of the Magnificent Thirty that saved the Anarchist Media
Institute.
SIX READERS HAVE JOINED THE "DOLLAR A DAY" CLUB ­ 25 TO GO JOIN TODAY!!
EMPTY YOUR POCKETS OF LOOSE CHANGE & SAVE THE ANARCHIST MEDIA INSTITUTE


BARRICADE FILM NIGHT FUNDRAISER
ŒUS Off The Planetı: An Evening in Eugene with Ward Churchill & Chellis
Glendenning
"An inspiring meeting of revolutionary minds. Ward Churchill & Chellis
Glendenning came together for the first time in Eugene OR on June 17th 2001,
where they shared their insights during a celebration of two local anarchist
rebellions. US Off The Planet presents a radical discussion of colonialism,
imperialism, genocide and resistance, underscoring the confluence of
interests between revolutionists who are struggling for a biocentric future
and indigenous people struggling to preserve their cultures, histories and
way of life." (87 minutes) + some surprises.
6.30pm Wednesday November 19th
Kaleide Cinema ­ RMIT Student Union
Swanston St, City
$5.00 // Food, drinks and Barricade stallŠ.THANKS
Barricade Books / Infoshop,
Upstairs @Irene Community Arts Warehouse
5 Pitt St, Brunswick, Melbourne, VICTORIA
P.O. Box 199, East Brunswick 3057, VICTORIA
(03) 9513 3045 - infoshop@bedlam.anarki.net
RECLAIM THE RADICAL SPIRIT OF THE EUREKA REBELLION
JOIN US AT BALLARAT AT THE EUREKA STOCKADE SITE
CNR STAWELL & EUREKA STREET, BALLARAT
>From 4AM TO 4PM
ON WEDNESDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2003
CELEBRATE THE 149TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EUREKA REBELLION
RECLAIM YOUR HISTORY
Celebrate the important elements of the Eureka rebellion
… DIRECT DEMOCRACY
… DIRECT ACTION
… SOLIDARITY
"We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to
defend our rights and liberties"
PROGRAM
… 4.00AM ­ 6.00AM ­ Gathering at Eureka Park to mark the 149th anniversary
of the battle on the site and at the time it occurred
… 6.00am ­ 10.00am ­ Breakfast Eureka Hall (Bring own food & drinks)
… 10.00am ­ 11.00am ­ Radio broadcast across Australia involving the
participants at the site on the National Community Radio Satellite
… 11.30am ­ 1.00pm ­ March from Eureka Park to Bakery Hill to re-affirm the
Eureka Oath. March back to Eureka Park
… 1.00pm ­ 4.00pm ­ Lunch & conversation (bring own food & drinks)
Reclaim your history, use that history to change the future.
JOIN US AT EUREKA PARK / EUREKA HALL.
(CNR STAWELL & EUREKA STREET, BALLARAT)
>From 4AM TO 4PM
ON WEDNESDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2003

HELP US ­ AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS!!
Michael Smith, a long term supporter, has offered to make Anarchist World
This Week T-Shirts and fridge magnets ­ yes fridge magnets ­ which you can
put up next to your "Be alert ­ Donıt be alarmed" government fridge magnet
(only kidding).
Every cent earned will go towards clearing the debt.
FRIDGE MAGNET - $5.00 ­ (Send a book of 50cent stamps)
T-SHIRT ­ Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large
Send $25.00 money order or cheque made out to
LIBERTARIAN WORKERS, P.O. BOX 20, PARKVILLE 3052, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.
Donıt forget to include size ­ cost includes postage within Australia.
T-Shirts are made by an Australian company that has signed the FAIR WEAR
agreement. (Workers are paid award wages)
NOTE: IT WILL TAKE 2 TO 3 WEEKS TO PROCESS YOUR ORDER.

If You Like What You Have Read, Photocopy This Publication and Leave It In
Doctors, Dentists,
Vets Waiting Rooms and In Railway Stations, Bus Stops, Libraries and
Restaurants Etc.
The articles in the Anarchist Age Weekly Review reflect the personal
opinions of the authors, they do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the
publishers, the Libertarian Workers for a Self-Managed Society/Anarchist
Media Institute.
All material in the Anarchist Age Weekly Review can be used by anarchists,
anarchist collectives and non-profit organisations as long as the source of
the material is mentioned in the article. The Anarchist Age Weekly Review
reserves all rights as far as commercial publications are concerned.

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


*******
********
****** The A-Infos News Service ******
News about and of interest to anarchists
******
INFO: http://ainfos.ca/org http://ainfos.ca/org/faq.html
HELP: a-infos-org@ainfos.ca
SUBSCRIPTION: send mail to lists@ainfos.ca with command in
body of mail "subscribe (or unsubscribe) listname your@address".

Full list of list options at http://www.ainfos.ca/options.html


A-Infos Information Center