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(en) Anarchist Age Weekly Review No. 618 8TH November-14th November 2004

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Date Wed, 10 Nov 2004 09:44:43 +0100 (CET)


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LOGICAL CONCLUSION
The re-election of George Bush as United States President highlights the
limitations of a system of government that gives one man a signed blank
cheque to use the State apparatus to pursue a particular ideological agenda
for the next 4 years because he has received the electoral support of around
28% of eligible US voters. It's lubricious to think that both the foreign
policy and economic problems that Bush's new conservative agenda have put
the US in will go away because Bush has been re-elected President and the
Republican Party has won a victory in the US Congress and Senate.

Over the next 4 years the US will continue to reap the benefits of its
expansionist global policies. The neo-conservative agenda is dead in the
water. You only have to look at what has happened and what is happening in
South America to realise that neo-conservative voodoo economics and armed
intervention in the affairs of other countries doesn't pay dividends. The
morass Iraq has descended into, is wholly related to the 'Coalition of the
willing's' aggressive pre-emptive strike agenda. No amount of talking about
'representative democracy', 'election' and the 'moral high ground' will
change the reality in Iraq.

The neo-conservatives and their supporters in the US and Australia have made
a noose for themselves. The resultant loss of life and chaos on both sides
and the inability of the 'Coalition of the willing' to economically sustain
their armed intervention in Iraq and possible armed intervention in North
Korea and Iran, will eventually lead to a reassessment by the God, Queen and
Country brigade that has thrown its electoral support behind the Bush regime
in the US and the Howard regime in Australia.

The increasing deficit in the US, the rise of personal debt both in the US
and Australia, significant tax breaks for the corporate sector in Australia
and the US, decreasing tax rates for the rich, negative gearing and
increasing numbers of legal tax minimisation programs, will place increasing
pressure on an economy that has to deal with the escalation cost of the US
and Australia's expansionist military adventurism around the world.

Over the next few years, the support that the neo-conservatives have been
able to muster in both Australia and US will implode. Both the human cost
and the economic cost of their ideological jihad will start to hurt not only
their opponents but the people in the community, who through their active
support have created the conditions that have allowed ideologies that were
discredited in the 18th and 19th century to dominate life in the 21st
century.

SUICIDE BOMBERS
Revulsion, horror, disbelief, shock are a few of the emotions that
Australians experience when they are confronted with the spectre of a
suicide bomber. Culturally, it's difficult to comprehend how anybody could
sacrifice themselves in such a way. The suicide bomber is as
incomprehensible to most Australians as an atheist is to a Christian or
Muslim fundamentalist.

At first glance it seems that Australian culture does not encompass the idea
of human sacrifice in battle that is until you hear the stories that surface
every Armistice Day about the brave sacrifices made by the Australian
soldiers during World War 1.

The greatest admiration is reserved for those soldiers who didn't flinch
when they were ordered to go over the top in the face of certain death. The
senseless death of over 8,000 Australian soldiers in one day in the battle
on the Western Front is repeatedly painted as the Australian nation's coming
of age.

The transformation of living, breathing human beings into weapons of
destruction is an indictment on those cultures and leaders that promote and
glorify this senseless loss of life as legitimate acts of political struggle
or war.

Nothing that can be said or written can justify the unnecessary sacrifice of
the lives of young men and women in the service of the stay at home
patriots, who celebrate the sacrifice of human life on the altar of
religion, nationalism and the State.


TAKE TWO
The Governor-General, Major-General Michael Jeffery has, after giving the
matter a great deal of thought, decided that the re-election of the Howard
government as a result of vote of only 40% of eligible voters, does not
reflect the will of the people. Using the powers that he believes he has
under the Australian Constitution, he has decided to sack the elected
government and replace it with a team of advisors.

He has scoured the land looking for suitable notable Australians he can
appoint to his advisory committee. After deliberating on the matter over
his morning cuppa and bickies, he has decided that the best people who can
represent the mass of Australians on his advisory body are successful
business people. The Governor-General will over the next few weeks be
personally approaching Rupert Murdock, James Packer (Kerry wouldn't be
caught dead on a board he didn't control), Janet Holmes a Court, Kerry
Stokes and the C.E.O. of the major banks to sit on his advisory committee.

The Governor-General will meet four times a year with his hand picked board
of advisors to find out what the needs of the Australian people are. He
will consider what they have to say when he makes his decision about what
policies he will make on behalf of the country.

Disgusted with the parliamentary antics during Question time and concerned
that a government could win power in both Houses of parliament with only 40%
of eligible votes (20% are not registered, didn't vote or voted informal),
he thought he'd follow the precedent John Howard set with ATSIC and replace
the country's elected representatives in Federal parliament with a hand
picked group of advisors. What's good for the goose is obviously good for
the gander.

FALLUJAH DREAMING
One of the first buildings seized in the invasion of Fallujah by United
States forces has been the hospital. Why the hospital? Simple, the seizure
of the hospital is part of the military propaganda war in Iraq. Media
manipulation has been the name of the game since the Saddam Hussein regime
was toppled 19 months ago.

Over the past few months the pictures of women, children and old men that
have beamed out of the Fallujah hospital have put paid to the lie that the
US in Iraq is engaged in a war against foreign insurgents. Over 90% of
deaths (over 100,000 according to the Lancet) are civilians who have died,
as a direct consequence of the Bush administration's pre-emptive strike
doctrine.

Fallujah is the latest chapter in this story. The imposition of martial law
for 60 days by the US Iraqi puppet, Allawi (he masquerades as Prime Minister
in his spare time) is irrelevant, as martial law existed in Iraq before the
invasion and continued to exist after the invasion.

Over a 100,000 civilians are sheltering in Fallujah as the US pounds the
city in a good old-fashioned blitzkrieg. The storming of Fallujah could
become the pivotal point in the invasion. The images that are presented to
the public, especially in the West are crucial, that's why the propaganda
war has taken on such an important dimension. Bush and his cronies would
like us to think that Fallujah is just another video game, the dead, the
maimed and the injured will pick themselves up to fight another day.

Well, the reality is a little different, flesh, bones and blood normally
does not stand up to tanks, bombs and helicopter gun-ships. The seizure of
the hospital is an attempt to control the images that are splashed around
the country, as the US uses overwhelming military force to regain control of
Fallujah.

Keep an eye out for the military propaganda that passes as news in the
corporate owned media and the government gelded ABC. It's important to
remember that the struggle in Iraq is not a struggle between 'foreign
terrorists' and the Coalition of the willing, it's a struggle between a
people who refuse to bow down to a foreign occupation force.

The majority of the dead in Fallujah will continue to be the elderly, the
infirm, woman and children. No amount of doctored news, unbiased reports
and expert testimony can hide the fact that the US occupation of Iraq has in
19 months done more damage than the Baath Party did in 40 years of
authoritarian rule.

'BLIND CATS'
Deng, the former paramount leader of the Chinese Communist Party, made the
'famous' statement when the Chinese Communist Party abandoned State
capitalism for private capitalism - 'What difference does the colour of a
cat make, as long as it catches mice', in an attempt to justify China
embracing private capitalism.

This year, China has been wracked by both workplace and ethnic violence.
China's much-vaunted 'capitalist great leap forward', has been built on the
destruction of its former iron rice bowl policies.

An increasing number of workers have been forced to resort to direct action
in an attempt to protect their jobs. China's so called 'economic miracle'
has been bought of the expense of hundreds of millions of rural peasants and
urban workers. The Chinese Communist Party has been transformed into an
economic mafia.

Corruption at all official levels of Chinese society is becoming a major
problem. The problem with Deng's cat is, not that it has changed colour,
but it's blind. It's blind to the social dislocation that is occurring as a
result of its habit of catching mice only for members of the Chinese
Communist Party and the emerging middle class.

China's economic miracle is an illusion. The profits that are being made
are being squirreled away by a minority. The egalitarian sentiments that
were at the core of the Chinese Communist Party's agenda have been replaced
by a dog cat dog mentality. China has been pushed back into the dark ages.
Workers have no rights, welfare spending has been slashed and the State
apparatus is used to stifle any opposition.

Faced with an increasingly hostile work force that is willing to resort to
direct action to make itself heard, the Chinese Communist Party is faced
with a social crisis of its own making that has made the party both an
instrument of repression and irrelevant.

ANARCHIST QUESTION AND ANSWER
Q. PEOPLE DON'T APPRECIATE ANYTHING THAT IS FREE?
A. One of the major objections that's raised when you mention the idea that
non-personal property will be held in common in an anarchist society, is
'that people don't appreciate anything that's free, they won't look after it
because they don't own it'. They like to point out the abysmal condition of
much of Australia's public transport system is directly related to the fact
that nobody in particular owns it. If nobody owns it, people believe nobody
will be willing to take responsibility for it.
It's true that public property is not viewed in the same manner that private
property is viewed in a capitalist society. Nobody tends to take
responsibility for public property because people don't believe it belongs
to them. Public property in a capitalist society may be able to be utilised
by everyone in that community, but that doesn't mean it belongs to the
community. The community does not own it, it's owned and managed by the
Federal, State or local governments. People pay for it through the taxation
system, but apart from the services they receive, they do not receive a
direct tangible benefit if that property is sold. The way people living in
a capitalist society treat public services and public property is directly
linked to the fact that they don't own it or directly profits from it.
People's attitude to public property in an anarchist society would be
different because they would directly control and benefit from that
property. They would be able to determine how it's utilised and whether
they need to expand particular services. Public property would be viewed as
their personal property because they would control as well as utilise it.
In such circumstances, it's highly unlikely that people would damage or not
look after public infrastructure.
Destroying or damaging public property in an anarchist society would be
regarded as aberrant behaviour by a significant proportion of the community.
Children growing up in such an environment would soon learn that damaging
public property is akin to fouling their own nest.

ACTION BOX
'VIGIL'
'From the Latin 'vigilia' - to keep awake during the night, to keep watch at
a sick bed or pray'
Want to make a point, don't have enough people to hold a demonstration or
form a successful picket line, then think about organising a vigil. It
doesn't take much energy or people, but it allows you to make the point you
want to make. Vigils give you the opportunity to raise your concerns about
particular issues. Your presence outside the 'enemy's' gates makes you a
more potent force than you realise.
Faced with the threat of a handful of people standing peacefully outside
their office or premise, there is very little the organisation you are
targeting can do. If they attempt to move you on, they will look like
they're overreacting to the situation, if they call the police (and many
do), they are escalating the situation. In such circumstances at least in
Australia, you can ask the police to protect you from any threats that are
made by the government department or corporation you have targeted.
The purpose of a vigil is threefold. It highlights that you are not happy
with the policies and actions of the organisation you have set your sights
on. It alerts staff in that organisation that people are not happy with
what's going on behind those doors and it gives you a chance to present your
message directly to the public. Just hanging around a premise won't achieve
much, you need to maximise your impact by having banners at the vigil which
people can read that highlights the issue. Having a sign that says 'toot
your horn if you support us' helps to extend the message and sends a message
to the organisation that has been targeted.
The best weapon you have at your disposal is a simple, well-written leaflet
printed on white paper that you can hand out at the vigil. Always have the
message in bold letters at the end of the page that says 'please photocopy
this leaflet and hand it on to other people'. If you're giving out a
leaflet, it's a shame to hand out a leaflet that doesn't have a contact
point written on it, an email address, a mobile phone number, a post office
box number, as they are useful additions to any leaflet handed out.
If you have decided to organise a vigil, once isn't enough, you need to do
it at the same site at the same time over and over and over again to
maximise the impact of your message.

AUSTRALIAN RADICAL HISTORY
THE YARRA BANK-
CHUMMY FLEMING'S STOMPING GROUND
Melbourne's radicals set up speaker forums at the Eastern markets, Queen's
Wharf, outside Trades Hall and at Studley Park in the 1880's. By the
1890's, large meetings were being held on flat ground near the south side of
the Yarra. In 1925, the council finally gave in to Melbourne's radicals and
gave them a spot on the north side of the Yarra. Small mounds were created
for speakers and trees were planted to give the area a little shade. In a
city that preferred its citizens to go to church on Sunday, the regular
Sunday forums became a free form of entertainment. In its hey days,
thousands flocked to the Yarra bank every Sunday to hear a range of speakers
talk about more topics than you could poke a stick at.
The Melbourne anarchist Chummy Fleming became a regular on the Yarra bank.
Every Sunday he conducted forums. From the 1890's to his death in 1950,
Chummy spoke under a 'No Gods No Masters' flag at the Yarra bank. He never
missed a Sunday unless he was sick or in jail. Chummy was a favourite of
the police, they took great pleasure in harassing him and on occasions stood
by while more hostile members of the audience physically attacked him. When
Chummy died in 1950, his friends had him cremated and in accordance with his
wishes, scattered his ashes on the Yarra bank.
Somehow the Communist Party, a party Chummy had never supported, became
involved in the celebrations surrounding his death. Jim Coull, a Melbourne
Communist Party orator, was the master of ceremonies. The Communist Party
had arranged for a lorry to be taken to the Yarra bank. It was agreed among
the different meetings on the Yarra bank that when Jim blew a whistle, they
would temporarily stop their meetings and assemble round the lorry to pass
their respects to Chummy Fleming.
A big crowd gathered round the lorry. Two members of the Communist Party,
Ralph Gibson and Jim Coull, did the honours. They then invited Chummy's
friend, Neville Preston, to scatter the ashes from the back of the lorry.
Neville put his hand in a tin and threw Chummy's ashes into a strong head
wind. The ashes washed over the crowd, many finding that in death as in
life they couldn't get the taste of the Melbourne anarchist Chummy Fleming
out of their mouths.
Source of article: Chapter 18 'Speakers Forum' page83, Radical Melbourne-A
Secret History. Jeff & Jill Sparrow, The Vulgar Press 2001,
ISBN 09577352 4 3

BOOK REVIEW
'AUSTRALIA LUCKY FOR SOME
- A Comic Book History of Australia'
Written & Illustrated by Jim Cane,
Hyland Press 1986, ISBN 0 908090 89 7
'Australia Lucky For Some' attempts to redefine the history of Australia by
re-examining those pivotal moments in Australian history that have
traditionally been ignored. Jim Cane has created a series of cartoon
characters who outline what he believes are important events in the
country's development. He has attempted to use humour to bring alive the
message that history is not just a boring series of dates and events, but a
kaleidoscope of individuals and organisations who, through their individual
and collective efforts, create a social maelstrom that makes us who and what
we think we are.
Jim Cane's idiosyncratic tilting at windmills through the use of the comic
characters he has created doesn't quite come off. Trying to incorporate the
historical legacy of a continent in around 200 pages of A4 cartoons is
almost an impossible task. His characters are interposed between dialogue,
opinion, facts and figures. What he does succeed in doing is highlighting
the historical legacy of this country that is ignored by most historical
experts.
Although the book didn't quite capture my imagination, it does provide a
good entry point into Australian history for those sections of the community
that were traumatised by their historical experiences in high school (most
of us). It's a good book both for the elderly, the young and time poor
historical dilettantes. Jim Cane should be congratulated for illustrating
and writing this concise version of the ignored history of this country.
I found the book in a 2nd hand bookshop. It cost me a SIX WHOLE DOLLARS.
Try your local library or the publisher if you want to get a copy for
yourself.

PERSONAL OBSERVATION
I wasn't feeling the best, but that's another story. As luck would have it,
I had to get hold of a few things in a hurry so I popped into my local
Westfield mega-temple of consumption. You know the mindset, you may as well
go to some place where everything is under the one roof. Well, that's the
theory. I don't know if you've noticed, if it's a rainy day everybody seems
to make a beeline for their local temple. It's dry, and everything is under
the one roof. Well, that's what we're taught to believe.
After wasting about 20 minutes finding a car park and watching a number of
people joust for a few spots in the undercover car park, I found a space on
the roof. Making my way down the stairs, I ran into a great mass of
humanity wandering aimlessly up and down 'the street' (code for undercover
shopping corridor). The ubiquitous Chrissy decorations had already made an
appearance, although it's only early November. The noise bothered me, the
people bothered me, and the shop assistants gave me a headache. Who said it
was easy finding a few bits and pieces, if I'd gone down to the local strip
shopping centre I would have finished by now.
Trying to move into a parallel universe, I began focusing on the
advertisements 'I want it all'. This young woman peering into a shopping
bag exclaims 'You deserve it', 'Shop early for Christmas', 'Sale, sale,
sale!!', 'Pretzel Combo-a pretzel and coffee for $4.40'. Scantily clad
models peered at me from strategically placed advertisements. Last year's
skeletal, heroin chic, anorexic batch had been replaced with the 1950's
buxom, small hip brigade.
People were flashing their plastic, making the wheels of commerce go round
and round. The shopping 'experience' has become Australia's number one
sport. Consumption is the only game everyone wants to play. It's easy, you
got the cash they have the goods. No unpleasant exercise, anyone can play
the game. The mega-temple of consumption, Australia's gift to the nation,
is conquering the world. On second thoughts, an instant all-over tan in 40
seconds, privacy assured, God does exist, it lives in a Westfield shopping
centre tanning salon. All-over tan in 40 seconds, 'I feel better now',
apologies to Medicare Private.

STOP PRESS
HARDLY SURPRISING
Tim Celebatch's article in the Sunday Age (7/11) ' New Political Divide' is
all about values, is no surprise to anyone that has looked at the Liberal
Party and the A.L.P.'s (Alternative Liberal Party) economic platforms. Both
support deregulation, capitalism, corporate welfare, tax cuts for
high-income earners, the sale of public assets (remember the Commonwealth
Bank and Qantas), negative gearing and the G.S.T.
Faced with two political parties that have similar economic and welfare
agendas, it's not surprising that an increasing number of Australians are
making their electoral decisions based on values rather than economic
considerations. Those people that own their own homes or have access to a
secure income can afford to make values the central issue that determines
their electoral choices. Those electors that are highly geared and are
concerned about relatively small interest rate rises, will tend to look at
the political party's economic credentials as their first priority.
Faced with a highly successful advertising campaign that painted the
election of a Labor government as giving the green light to significant
interest rate rises, middle Australia and an increasing number of welfare
recipients threw their lot in with the Howard government. They chose to
make their decision on bread and butter issues rather than particular sets
of values.
Latham's desire to mend the fence with the corporate sector is the wrong way
to go. If the Labor Party wants to remain electorally relevant, it must
start promoting alternative economic models to the current corporate
capitalist model. To continue to mirror the Coalition's economic platform
is a recipe for political evisceration.

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


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ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS
Aust are paying almost $2 million a year for each Fed politician. The total
cost of maintaining 226 federal MPs this year is expected to top $400million
incl infrastructure costs - about $1.8million each. This is up from the
$354million estimate by the Aust Nat'l Audit Office in '99-'00. In July Fed
MPs received 4 % pay rise, lifting their annual base pay to $106,770. They
also receive a min electorate allowance of $27,300 to cover their day-to-day
expenses & a minimum of $20,475 in travel allowances this year to cover
staying in Canberra while Parl't is sitting. This can be spent at the MPs'
discretion. Other costs associated with maintaining our MPs include a
$125,000 a year printing allowance; an Aust-made car to the value of $43,490
+ all petrol & running costs; 2 mobile phones; 2 home phones; a portable
computer; free business-class flights anywhere in Aust & a $16,249 overseas
travel allowance, that can be spent during each 3-year parlt term. (Source:
The Age)
Scientists have found a possible genetic basis for homosexuality,
contradicting the idea that it's either 'unnatural' or chosen. The research
paper, published in the journal of the Royal Society of Biological Sciences,
suggested a genetic factor partly responsible for homosexuality in men also
boosts fertility in women. (Source: MCV newspaper)
QUOTES OF THE WEEK: "Aust now has 2 mainstream parties of the right: the ALP
in the centre right & the Liberal Party on the hard right...given a choice
b/w 2 conservative parties, voters reasonably chose the real one." ALP
President Barry Jones, who also compared the difference between the ALP &
the Liberals to the difference b/w KFC & McDonalds.
QUOTE OF THE MOMENT: "'I quite like Lachlan Murdoch & will always take his
call, as I would for his dad in circumstances where it's possible,' he says.
He then runs thru the names of several leading business figures he speaks to
regularly, adding: 'If there's a perception that I haven't been doing
enough, I'll try & correct that. But this idea the door's been closed is
just plain wrong.'" Mark Latham stands up for the Labor Party's core
supporters. From the Age.
"1 worker dies in Vic every 2 weeks. Nationally, a worker dies every 11
days. Vast numbers of others are injured on the job, 1,000 of them requiring
more than 10 days off...among the main recommendations of this year's review
of safety laws, by Chris Maxwell, QC, were that the Govt promote the need
for 1000's more workplace health & safety representatives in businesses
across the state as an elaborate, grassroots early-warning system." The Age
newspaper accidentally explains why people should join unions.
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Has been awarded to all those media hacks who made George W. Bush's victory
in the US Presidential a foregone conclusion-Good one!!

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RECLAIM THE RADICAL SPIRIT OF THE EUREKA REBELLION
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EUREKA PARK (Cnr Stawell & Eureka St) BALLARAT
To celebrate the 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE EUREKA REBELLION at the site and
time it occurred. Community breakfast after dawn gathering.
9.00am-Walk to the Old Ballarat Cemetery to pay our respect to the dead,
then we walk through Ballarat to Bakery Hill to reaffirm the Eureka oath,
then we will walk back to Eureka Park for a community lunch and
conversation.
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7.30PM SATURDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2005.
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Two pamphlets written by Dr. Joe Toscano to mark the 150th anniversary of
the Eureka rebellion.
** RECLAIMING THE RADICAL SPIRIT OF THE EUREKA REBELLION
** IT'S TIME FOR AN APOLOGY FROM THE VICTORIA POLICE FORCE FOR THEIR ROLE
IN THE EUREKA MASSACRE IN 1854.

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