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(en) Anarchist Age Weekly Review No. 619 15TH November 21st November 2004

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Date Thu, 18 Nov 2004 08:52:55 +0100 (CET)


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YOU MAY GET WHAT YOU WISHED FOR
John Howard's proudest boast during the Federal election campaign was that
fundamental difference between the Liberal and Labor Party was choice. His
government worked to create the conditions that gave Australians the
opportunity to choose whether they sent their children to a private or public
school or whether they used private or public hospitals. He conveniently
forgot to explain that the Coalition's policies regarding choice are directly
related to the disposable income that individuals have access to.
The re-election of the Howard government with a majority in both Houses of
parliament has clarified the Coalition's position on choice. The public
debate in the fourth estate over the past week has centred on three major
issues.

Amanda Vanstone has flagged that the government's major indigenous
initiative during the next term will centre around the introduction of
behavioural contracts between the Coalition and black communities, that will
financially punish individuals and communities that make choices that in the
government's opinion are not in the individual or community's best
interests.

Philip Ruddock has stated that the government will introduce legislation
that will force people who want a divorce 'to talk before they walk.' At
one of the most difficult moments in a person's life, the government will
force couples to compulsorily attend counselling because the government
thinks it's good for them.

Tony Abbott has fanned a debate on abortion to promote the idea that
pregnant women who don't want to have a child should not have abortions, but
should carry that child to full term and then put it up for adoption.

The Howard government's new found parliamentary majority has exposed that
the Coalition is just another old fashioned totalitarian government that is
willing to use the power at its disposal to force people to act in ways that
the government believes is best for them. The Coalition's new parliamentary
agenda has little, if anything to do, with choice and everything to do with
introducing policies that promote social fascism as a legitimate political
option.

'PSYCHOPATHS'
Reading, listening and watching the information that's filtering out of
Fallujah, you could be forgiven for thinking that the baddies have been
killed, the goodies have liberated the city and the civilian population have
been unscathed by their experience.

I keep thinking if the baddies are psychopaths, why have so many people
joined them? I keep thinking, if the baddies are such evil people, why do
so many Iraqi civilians die at the hands of the Coalition of the willing?
If the baddies are psychopaths, why did Fallujah continue to function as a
city before the American invasion?

The U.S. military can use all the force at its disposal, destroy as many
cities as it likes, kill as many 'psychopaths' and 'terrorists' it can get
its hands on, but it won't win the war in Iraq because it squandered that
window of opportunity it had to let the Iraqi people rule themselves when it
first invaded Iraq.

The U.S. cannot impose either a military or a political solution to the
problems it faces in Iraq. An army of occupation is an army of occupation.
People will not tolerate dodgy elections that have been organised to
legitimise the illegal regime that's trying to exercise power on behalf of
the US in Iraq. Urban warfare is both brutal and debilitating. You can't
liberate a city by killing its citizens and destroying its infrastructure.
No country no matter how strong it thinks it is, can subdue a population
that does not want to be occupied.

In the Fallujah story, it's important to distinguish propaganda from fact.
What we are seeing, hearing and reading has little to do with reality. The
dismembered blond European, the picture of the Iraqi resistance fighter
treated by concerned US medics, needs to be balanced with the news that the
Iraqi Red Crescent has been denied access to the city. That dismembered
blond European seems to be popping up everywhere, she was found in a house
in a canvas bag then we have a picture of a corpse (actually what looks like
a pile of rags) lying on a road in front of a US military convoy.

The Americans need to paint the Iraqi resistance as subhuman psychopaths.
They know, the resistance knows, that this war will be won in the lounge
rooms of the US and Australia. While the Bush and Howard administration
control the flow of information, stories about Iraqi troops pulling babies
out of humidicribs in Kuwait will continue to be manufactured to win the
hearts and minds of those people in the US, Europe and Australia who
continue to support the unilateral invasion in Iraq.

NOTHING TO FEAR, BUT FEAR ITSELF
The Federal government's legislative agenda will see a 'freeing up of the
Labour market', code for the removal of a range of worker's rights in the
hunt to increase productivity and company profits. Irrespective of what
radicals think of the Coalition's legislative agenda, over 45% of
blue-collar workers and over 40% of union members voted for the Coalition
government. There is no point wasting time, fighting or lobbying against
the introduction of these changes, they are a fait accompli.

In such a situation, it's much more productive to highlight what the changes
will mean for all those people who believed the Liberal / National Party
propaganda. The same goes for changes to the Health and Education system
and the country's so called 'terror laws'. People need to be able to
distinguish propaganda from reality. Those timber workers in Tasmania and
all those workers who earn less than $60,000 a year, need to experience what
the government's rhetoric means for them. Until they begin to experience
those changes personally, it will be difficult to convince them that they
have been duded.

In the interim, people should attempt to organise rank and file groups in
their workplace, in anticipation of what will happen once workers begin to
understand that they have been sold a very sick pup. The amount of on the
job resistance that can be generated once the enormity of changes to
people's working lives become apparent, will be determined by the type of
organisations that are in place in the workplace.

At this point in time, radical activists should be spending their time
trying to build rank and file organisations in both unionised and
non-unionized workplaces to take advantage of the anger and disillusionment
that will occur when people experience the effects of the Coalition
government's legislative program.

THE GOOD OLD DAYS!!
The election of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a former Suharto General, as
President of Indonesia, has embolden elements in the Indonesian military who
believe the election of a former General means they have a green light to
violently crush any opposition to the Indonesian State. The death by
arsenic poisoning last week of Munir, a prominent human rights activist,
while traveling on an airline from Indonesia to the Netherlands, raises
important questions about whether disaffected elements within the military
were responsible for his death.

Munir was the founder of one of Indonesia's most active human rights
organizations - Kontras. Kontras was established to help the families of
people missing as a result of the military's activities and the victims of
military and police violence. Munir came to the fore during the Suharto
era, when he criticized the military, police and Indonesia's most powerful
families.

Last year, a bomb blew up in his Jakarta garden, gangs of thugs regularly
invaded his office and he was constantly threatened with death. The killers
choose their moment well, lacing his food with arsenic just before he got on
or while he was on the plane to Amsterdam, denying him any possibility of
receiving medical assistance. Only 38 years old, he died in agony vomiting
and convulsing on the flight. Munir was heavily involved in the push that
publicly exposed the role of the Indonesian military in the violence that
exploded in East Timor in 1999.

The assassination of Munir sends a signal to other dissidents and critics in
Indonesia that 'things are returning to normal', that those who wielded
power are now back in town. While Suhorto the butcher, the father of a
million dead, lives in luxury and escapes prosecution, while corrupt
elements within the Indonesian military continue to amass a fortune, while
those families that exercised power during the Suhorto regime continue to be
able to exercise that power, those people in Indonesian society that have
fought and continue to fight to expose that abuse of power, are still at
risk, elections or no elections.

COINCIDENCE?
The mysterious death of Yasser Arafat raises questions about the possible
role of the Israeli Secret Service in his death. It's unusual not to find a
cause of death in a postmortem, especially in a case as well publicized as
the death of Yasser Arafat. The media speculation surrounding his death
briefly raised the possibility that he was poisoned.

Arafat has been a thorn in the Israeli side for decades. His death has been
hailed as a victory for moderate voices in Palestine. Over the next few
months, the Israeli State will attempt to see that its favorites take over
the leadership of the Palestinian Authority.

The Sharon government is concerned about the possibility that Marwan
Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences in Israel for terrorism
offences, will be elected as the next Palestinian president. Barghouti had
been abducted by Israeli secret agents in Ramallah and brought before an
Israeli court in May, in a show trial that would have sent Stalin's pulse
racing. In a last ditch attempt to stop the Palestinians electing Barghouti
as their president, the Israeli State is attempting to bolster the chances
of Palestinian turncoats, by throwing financial support behind their
campaign for the presidency.

They are also interfering with the electoral process and are attempting to
disenfranchise Arabs who support Marwan Barghouti. It's highly likely that
the 250,000 Arabs, who live in East Jerusalem under Israeli control, will be
refused the right to vote in the forthcoming presidential election. The US,
eager to put out the fires in Palestine, is placing pressure on the Sharon
government to allow the presidential elections to go ahead with a minimum of
US interference, believing that Israeli interference in the electoral
process in Palestine will result in an overwhelming victory for Marwan
Barghouti.

Coincidentally on the day that Yasser Arafat died, Mordechai Vanunu was
bundled back into prison after he was snatched from the compound of the
Anglican Church in East Jerusalem. The reason, according to the Special
Investigations Unit, for his arrest was that he was being held 'for
questioning related to an ongoing probe examining suspicions he leaked
national secrets and violated legal rulings since his release from prison'.

Arafat's death provided the perfect screen for the Israeli State to
re-arrest and re-incarcerate Vanunu. It's highly unlikely he will be
released any time in the near future.

ANARCHIST QUESTION AND ANSWER
Q. WOULD PERSONAL PROPERTY EXIST IN AN ANARCHIST SOCIETY?
A. Of course it would, many people mistakenly believe that when anarchists
talk about holding property in common, that everything is held in common.
The creation of a society where people can satisfy their needs and
contribute according to their abilities breaks down the economic power that
people who have access to wealth are able to wield. It does not result in
the creation of a society where people don't have a right to hold, use and
enjoy personal property. When anarchists talk about holding property in
common, they're talking about the community, not the State, the corporate
sector or individuals owning the means of production, distribution and
exchange.
Use is the single most important consideration in determining the
relationship between property and an individual in an anarchist community.
As long as somebody is able to use that property, it belongs to them, if
they are not able to use it, then that property will be put back into the
common pool. Who is then able to use it will be determined by need. You
can only live in one house, use one bed and wear one set of clothes at one
time.
When somebody dies or tires of where they are living and wants to move, what
they are using will then be placed in a common pool. Property that the
individual uses, clothes, furniture, jewerly and the 101 other things we
tend to accumulate over a lifetime, will be able to be distributed to
whoever the individual wants to distribute them to.
The common ownership of property envisaged by anarchists is very similar to
the attitude taken by many indigenous cultures to the land. Access to the
fruits of the land is the birthright of those people living in that
particular location, not just a few people who have by some means inherited
or acquired ownership of that land. Private property is theft because it
robs other members in the community of the right to use what in essence
belongs to all of us. The exclusive possession of the means of production,
distribution and exchange by a minority creates the condition that produces
rulers. The struggle to hold wealth in common and use that wealth for the
common good is fundamental to the struggle to create an anarchist community.
Allowing individual ownership of the means of production, distribution and
exchange to continue, inevitably leads to the creation of a ruling class
that is able to exercise power over others because of its control of the
means by which communities create wealth, survive and prosper.

ACTION BOX
WHY AN APOLOGY?
The 3rd of December 1854 marks the 150th anniversary of the Eureka
rebellion, the darkest day in the 151-year history of the Victoria Police
force. Last year amongst much pomp and ceremony, the Victoria Police force
celebrated its 150th anniversary, conveniently forgetting their prominent
participation in the Eureka massacre. This year the official organisers of
the State sanctioned and corporate blessed 150th anniversary celebrations
have 'forgotten' to mention, let alone highlight, the need for the Victoria
Police to apologise to the people for their behaviour. While everybody else
may have forgotten, the Anarchist Media Institute has not forgotten.
One of the central themes of the Reclaim the Radical Spirit of the Eureka
Rebellion celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the Eureka massacre,
will be the need for a Victoria Police public apology be brought to the
force in the public discussions surrounding the celebrations.
Dr. Joseph Toscano has written a pamphlet titled 'IT'S TIME FOR AN APOLOGY
FROM THE VICTORIA POLICE FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE EUREKA MASSACRE IN 1854'
which outlines the case for an apology. You can download it off the net
anarchistmedia.org/weekly.html or obtain a copy by sending a book of TEN
50cent stamps to P.O. BOX 20, PARKVILLE 3052, Victoria, AUSTRALIA.
More interestingly, if you live in or near Melbourne and believe the
Victoria Police should apologise for their participation in the Eureka
massacre, we'd like you to join us outside the Victoria Police Centre at 637
Flinders Street, Melbourne at NOON on Wednesday 25th of November and at NOON
on Wednesday 1st December to ask the Victoria Police to reconsider their
prominent involvement in the Eureka massacre.
If you can't join us on Friday 3rd December at 4.00am at Eureka Park in
Ballarat, this is a very good way you can take part in events that help to
'reclaim the radical spirit of the Eureka rebellion'.
It's important in a time of universal deceit, when history is rewritten to
support the agenda of the corporate sector and governments, that we reclaim
our history and use that history to understand the present and change the
future.
JOIN US AT NOON ON WEDNESDAY 25TH NOVEMBER & AT NOON ON WEDNESDAY 1ST
DECEMBER & RECLAIM THE RADICAL HISTORY
OF THE EUREKA REBELLION.

AUSTRALIAN RADICAL HISTORY
'SPIRITUALISM'
Those 21st century radicals who despair about the inordinate amount of time
many radicals in Australia spend discussing 'crystals' and other 'new age'
innovations, need to spare a thought for Australian radicals in the 1860's.
Spiritualism came to Australia from the United States in the 1860's.
William Terry, a draper who gave up his business to devout more time to
spiritual matters, opened an emporium in Russell Street that acted as a
centre for the growing spiritualist movement in Melbourne. Ouija board
wielding psychics rubbed shoulders with Australia's radical milieu. Human
survival beyond the grave gave some hope to those radicals who had abandoned
religion.
Paradoxically, Melbourne's spiritualists and rationalists got on like a
house on fire, the former providing 'scientific proof' through the antics of
mediums, who were able to communicate with the other world. Spiritualists
met in Melbourne's Trade Hall, many espoused temperance and vegetarianism.
They were anti-racists and had liberal views about the status of women.
Spiritualism provided an alternative to the fire and brimstone Victorian
clergy. The Victorian Association of Progressive Spiritualists was formed
in Melbourne's Trade Hall in 1870. It had both anarchists and communists as
members.
Monty Miller, a member of the Melbourne Anarchist Club and the Industrial
Workers of the World, was one of its early members. The Secretary of the
Australian section of Karl Marx's International Working Men's Association
George Mann, was also the Secretary of the Victorian Association of
Progressive Spiritualists. In 1872, Melbourne's spiritualists and Marxists
pooled their resources together and attempted to establish 'Aureila', a
utopian rural commune. Unfortunately, although funds were collected, it
never quite got off the ground.
One of the spiritualist's major concerns was the influence the established
churches had on their children. In an attempt to break down the monopoly
that the churches had on education, Melbourne's spiritualists set up their
own school the Progressive Spiritualist Lyceum. The Lyceum (12 groups of
12 members each) took off, lyceums were established in Richmond, Bendigo,
Stawell as well as Castlemaine. It was believed that children would
flourish if they were given the freedom to grow a very radical concept in
the 1870's.
By the beginning of the 20th century, the movement was in its death throes.
It disappeared from all but the historical record by the 1920's.
Source of Material for Article:
'Radical Melbourne - A Secret History'
Jeff & Jill Sparrow, Vulgar Press '01, ISBN 0 9577352 43

BOOK REVIEW
'NEBULA AWARD STORIES - The 1965 Award Winners & Runners Up As Selected By
The Science Fiction Writers Of America'
Edited by Damon Knight
Victor Gollancz Ltd 1967.
I don't know if the Nebula Awards for Science Fiction still exist, but I do
know what I like. I've always enjoyed science fiction because it gives the
imagination a freedom that many other forms of writing are not able to.
Ursula Le Guin's 'The Dispossessed', is an excellent example of how a
philosophical position can be intertwined into a novel. 'The Dispossessed'
has in its own way introduced more people to anarchist ideas than any
anarchist newspaper, book, pamphlet or magazine, I can think of.
The science fiction writers not only set up the Nebula Awards, they also
judged them. These stories are, in the opinion of the science fiction
writers of the US, the best science fiction stories published in 1965.
Reading these outpourings almost 40 years after they were published, it's
interesting to note that like Jules Verne's classic how much of what was
considered to be science fiction in 1965 is reality in 2004.
Gordon R. Dickson in 'Computers Don't Argue' through a series of letters,
follows the paper trial that led to the judicial execution of Walter A.
Child, a man whose only crime was the fact that he had a $4.98 dispute with
a book club that sent him out the book 'Kidnapped' by Robert Louis Stevenson
instead of the book he had originally ordered 'Kim' by Rudyard Kipling.
Reading the correspondence between Walter A. Child and the various
organisations, courts and government departments he was forced to deal with,
the experience has an element of dj vu about it.
'Repent Harlequin!' said the Tick-tock man, examining the interaction
between the rebel Harlequin and the authorities on an Earth run by computers
that may have seemed science fiction in 1965 but seems to be the norm in
2004.
'Becalmed In Hell' by Larry Niven quietly examines the interaction between a
computer on a spaceship on Venus that has had a human mind grafted into it
and the crew. Racing against time, the crew's survival hangs on them
understanding that the marriage of human beings and machines is not a
perfect one. Their realisation that the computer's problems, like their
own, may be psychological not physical, gives them the key to understanding
their predicament. 'The Door's On His Face', 'The Lamp Of His Mouth',
'Balanced Ecology', 'He Who Shapes', 'The Saliva Tree', and 'The Drowned
Giant', make in their own way a significant contribution to the dying art of
science fiction writing.
Try as I might, I couldn't find a Library of Congress Catalogue number on
this book or even an ISB number. If you want to get hold of a copy, I
suggest you contact your local library, try a specialist science fiction 2nd
hand bookshop or try to contact the publisher - Victor Gollancz Ltd. If you
have access to the 'net', an internet search may provide the answer to where
you can grab a copy of the 'NEBULA AWARD STORIES - The 1965 Award Winners &
Runners Up As Selected By The Science Fiction Writers Of America'.

OBITUARY
ROSA TOSCANO
Born 1st June 1929, Linguaglossa, ITALY
Died 5th November 2004, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA.
My mother died on the 5th November 2004 after a long and painful struggle
with a carcinoma she developed as a consequence of chemicals she was exposed
to while working in Australia.
We are all touched in different ways by family and friends. Different
children view different parents in different ways. We all have memories of
friends and family, both good and bad that we carry with us to our graves.
Life can be viewed as a series of events, emotions, interactions or it can
be measured in practical ways. Too often we forget the profound impact that
thoughts and ideas play in our relationships.
I could write about my mother's courage, strength and tenacity. I could
write about her stubbornness, a cultural trait possessed by many people who
have weathered and survived centuries of invasions, their lack of
cooperation with the invaders their most effective weapon.
I could write about many things, but today I'll write about something I
learnt from her that I believe touches all of us - a lesson most people seem
to forget once they get a toehold on that ladder of opportunity Howard and
Latham are so fond of evoking. Never forget where you come from. Never
forget the unnecessary pain, hardships and indignities that we suffer
individually and collectively because of who we are and where we have come
from. Time and time again people forget their origins, adopting the
mannerisms, culture and attitudes of those who oppressed them.
The individual and collective amnesia that surrounds post-modern existence,
a life rooted in the moment, has in my opinion become the single most
significant stumbling block in our attempts to create that New World in our
hearts.

STOP PRESS
ARAFAT - THE PEOPLES MAN
'With our blood and our soul,
we will redeem you Yasser Arafat'

The article 'Crowd Claims Arafat's Body' in the Sunday Age (14/11)
highlights the pivotal role Arafat has played in Palestinian politics since
the Palestinians were displaced from their lands by the creation of the
Israeli State. The Palestinian Authority's plans to turn Arafat's burial
into a sombre quasi State funeral were hijacked by ordinary Palestinians who
saw Arafat as a symbol of their struggle for independence. No public figure
since the death of Princess Diana has generated so much raw public emotion.
Arafat's symbolic position was earned through years of struggle. When
nobody cared about Palestinians living in refugee camps decades after they
were displaced, when the world turned a blind eye to the plight of the
Palestinian people, Arafat and the P.L.O. continued to carry the hopes and
aspirations of the Palestinian people. When surrounding States ignored the
plight of the Palestinians and fought with Palestinian refugees who had
spilled into their country, Arafat and the P.L.O. fought for them.
Irrespective of the inertia and corruption surrounding the P.L.O., Arafat
was a symbol of hope. His intransigence, a matter of national pride. The
more indignities the Israeli State inflicts, the more people are slaughtered
in this one-sided war, the longer it takes to create a Palestinian State,
the stronger Arafat's legend will become.
People whose lives are blighted by the everyday reality of war, people who
have nothing but their dignity, hopes and aspirations, treasure their
symbols as their own children. The outpouring of public grief that
accompanied the passage of Arafat's coffin through a sea of hands, is an
indication that peace without justice will never be accepted by generations
of Palestinians who have learnt by Arafat's example that what at first sight
seems to be impossible is both plausible and possible.

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


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ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS
A new survey shows that 'self-regulation' to stop cigarettes being sold to
children is not working, with smoking rates for girls aged 12 to 15
increasing. The 3-year survey by the NSW Health Dept & the Cancer Council
found that 22% of teenagers were buying cigarettes freely from shops, incl
supermarkets & petrol stations. A third of the child respondents said they'd
never been asked to provide id proving their age. Anne Jones from Action on
Smoking & Health said "this survey shows 'self-regulation' isn't working,
there will always be unscrupulous tobacco dealers who've a long track record
of pitching their product to kids." Ms Jones said roughly 40000 school kids
take up smoking every year. She said govts should "put the health of kids
ahead of the vested interests of tobacco dealers." (Source: The Guardian
[Australia])
Aust soldiers have been accused of several incidents of racial abuse.
Soldiers have claimed that the armour was removed from a dark-skinned
soldier's flak jacket while serving in East Timor & that offensive messages
were scrawled on non-white soldiers' equipment. A photograph has recently
appeared of soldiers at Lavarack barracks posing with Ku Klux Klan-style
hoods. The photographer, Richard Fraley, defended their actions. "It really
& truly is nothing but a storm in a tea cup," He added the soldiers had been
competing for who could take the best "fun photo". Another group of soldiers
at the same barracks was convicted of animal cruelty earlier this year,
after torturing a litter of kittens to death. (Source: The Age)
Doctors in public hospitals are allowing patients to bypass long waiting
lists for surgery by paying for immediate operations in public hospitals.
Vict's Health Services Commissioner Beth Wilson said her office had "had
complaints from people who had to borrow money from neighbours or friends in
order to get their operations." "They say they were in pain but the waiting
list was so long they felt they really had no option." Ms Wilson also said
her office had received a number of complaints from patients who were quoted
the cost of surgery but then charged extra afterwards. (Source: The Age)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "In my judgment, this new paradigm [the 'war on terror']
renders obsolete Geneva's strict limitations on questioning of enemy
prisoners & renders quaint some of its provisions." Alberto Gonzales, in
memo to George Bush in 02, arguing against the Geneva Convention, which
forbids torturing prisoners. Mr Gonzales has recently become the US Attorney
General. He's also said to believe that one benefit of declaring the Geneva
Convention void is that it'd prevent any US officials being charged with war
crimes.
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ANARCHIST MEDIA INSTITUTE OBSCENITY OF THE WEEK
Has been awarded to the corporate dominated fourth estate for their
one-dimensional presentation about what is happening in the Middle East.

JOIN US
OUTSIDE THE VICTORIAN POLICE CENTRE
637 FLINDERS STREET, MELBOURNE
NOON WEDNESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2004 &
NOON - WEDNESDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2004
TO ASK THE VICTORIA POLICE TO RECONSIDER THEIR DECISION NOT TO APOLOGISE FOR
THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE EUREKA MASSACRE ON THE 3RD DECEMBER 1854. THE
150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EUREKA REBELLION PROVIDES AN EXCELENT OPPORTUNITY
FOR THE VICTORIA POLICE TO APOLOGISE AND CLOSE THE CHAPTER ON THE DARKEST
DAY IN THEIR 151 YEAR HISTORY.

BALLARAT
FRIDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2004
DIRECT DEMOCRACY RALLY
OUTSIDE CATO CONFERENCE CENTRE
ST.HELENS CAMPUS - BALLARAT UNIVERSITY
* 8AM - 1PM - Dr. Joseph TOSCANO will be speaking at 11.30am re:
WHY THE VIC POLICE SHOULD APOLOGISE FOR THE EUREKA MASSACRE
3.15PM - Dr. Joseph TOSCANO is presenting a paper at the SPIRIT OF
DEMOCRACY held at ST.HELENS CAMPUS - BALLARAT UNIVERSITY - Reclaiming The
Radical Spirit Of The Eureka Rebellion.
4pm - 8pm - GRAINERY LANE THEATRE AND BAR

GRAINERY LANE THEATRE AND BAR - BALLARAT
4pm 8pm
Eureka rising democracy forums
Daily from the 22nd November to the 5th December 2004
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UN ATTIMO VERITA - (An instant of truth)
Retrospective Vernon Richards Photographic Exhibition
Vero Recchioni (Vernon Richards 1915 2001)
31st October 5th December 2004-11-08
Reggio Emilia, Sala Esposizioni, Chiostri di San Domenico, Via Dante
Aligheri II
ITALY.
Hours: 9AM - 12.30PM 4PM - 7PM (Closed Monday)
INFORMATION: Tel 0522 456 055 or 0522 439 323
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Increasing financial problems have forced us to review how The Anarchist
Media Institute's finances are raised. Currently subscriptions and
donations only account for about 40% of the income necessary to cover our
costs. To overcome this problem we've launched a:-
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RECLAIM THE RADICAL SPIRIT OF THE EUREKA REBELLION
JOIN US
4.00AM FRIDAY 3RD DECEMBER
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.
Email: anarchistage@yahoo.com
Write: P.O. BOX 20, Parkville, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
For a poster, pass it on to your friends. Join us on the day.
Reclaim your history, change the future.
Join us at Ballarat at 4.00am on FRIDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2004

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AVAILABLE FOR TWENTY 50cent STAMPS
>From the Anarchist Media Institute
P.O. BOX 20, PARKVILLE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
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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ANARCHISM ADVANCING IN DIVERSITY STRIKING IN UNISON YAMAGUCHI KENJI
WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY THE ANARCHIST CENTURY


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