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(en) Anarchist Age Weekly Review No. 656 15th August - 21st August 2005

Date Wed, 17 Aug 2005 11:33:10 +0300


STEP 2 - ´PUBLIC UTTERANCES´ ´INCITEMENT, SEDITION, SUBVERSION AND TREASON´
… Incite - Urge or stir up
… Sedition - Conduct or speech - incite to rebellion
… Subvert - Weaken or overthrow government
… Treason - Violation by a subject of allegiance to his or her country
Over the past few years the Federal government has put in place a series
of laws that have greatly increased the powers the State is able to exercise
over its citizens. Cabinet can declare war without parliamentary approval.
Three Ministers of the Crown can unleash the Australian armed forces on
the Australian people if they believe Commonwealth interests are threatened.

Citizens can be legally abducted and secretly interrogated by the
Federal Police and this country´s security agencies, because they may
inadvertently have material that may assist these agencies inquiries. People who
refuse to answer questions can be jailed for up to 5 years. The Attorney
General has the power to unilaterally ban any organisation if he has been given
advice that they may pose a threat to the country. Members of banned
organisations can be jailed for up to 25 years and the organisation´s
assets are forfeited to the State.

The government and the Opposition are using the current hysteria
surrounding a public security threat, which in part has been created by their
actions, to create a climate that will allow Federal parliament to pass
legislation that will allow the government to deport immigrants who are living in
Australia who are deemed to be a security threat. These laws will give
the government power to detain without trial native born Australians, who in
the eyes of this country´s security agencies, pose a threat to ´our way of
life´. Now that legislation is in place that deals with real or
perceived security threats, the government is turning its attention to public
utterances.

Those Australians who think that Australia´s Constitution guarantees
them freedom of speech are in for a rude awakening. The Australian High
Court has found an implied right to freedom of speech in matters pertaining to
Federal elections. Their reasoning is very simple; you can´t have
elections if candidates and the community don´t have the right to comment on the
issues before them. This implied freedom of speech is directly related
to the parliamentary process. Australians don´t have the constitutional
freedom to debate issues outside this narrow definition of freedom of
speech. This means the Federal government can constitutionally pass
legislation that outlaws public utterances regarding alternative models
of government.

Over the next few years, it´s highly likely that major changes will be
made to the current incitement, sedition, subversion and treason laws that
will stop people from publicly criticising the government of the day. Those
that open their mouths will be quickly pulled back into line by these laws.
It´s both ironic and tragic that the government´s response to the current
security threat has resulted in the passage of legislation that has
stripped away those very rights and liberties, checks and balances that this
government claims are under threat.

The raft of legislation that has been passed and those proposed laws
that are in the parliamentary pipeline are primarily aimed at crushing
dissent in this country. They are a greater threat to our way of life and those
few freedoms and liberties we currently enjoy than any terrorist threat
could ever be.

YES, YES, YES, YES!!
Faced with a high turn over rate and unfilled armed forces recruitment
quotas, the Federal government has initiated a public debate to gauge
people´s reaction to two issues - women taking on front line combat
roles, and decreasing the age when young people can join the armed forces.
Senator Bronwyn Bishop, a former Liberal Prime Ministerial aspirant, has
suggested that 14 year olds should be allowed to volunteer for the armed services.

The public response to the government´s kite flying, has at best been
lukewarm, some people have unkindly suggested that if Australia wasn´t
so keen to forcibly intervene in the affairs of other sovereign Nation
States, recruitment quotas would be quickly filled. I hate to admit it, but I
agree with Senator Bronwyn Bishop and the Federal government, desperate
situations requires desperate measures. Stay at home patriots need to use every
means at their disposal to ensure they and their children never have to face
the possibility of ever going to war. If that means other people´s children
do the dirty work for them, so be it.

In moderate warfare most of the destruction and carnage that occurs is a
result of collateral damage and friendly fire. Normally over 90% of
casualties are women and children going about their day to day lives.
The Federal government understands that this is the nature of modern
warfare, that´s why they are keen to recruit women and children. If they are
going to die as a result of collateral damage, they may as well be recruited
into the Australian armed forces. At least when they die protecting the
interests of the stay at home patriots and the God, Queen and Country
brigade, their families will be covered by the Veterans Affairs
department.

If they die as civilian casualties, their families wouldn´t be looked
after by Vets Affairs.

So as far as the Federal government is concerned, they are doing
everybody a favour by allowing children to legally enlist in the armed forces and
women to take on front line combat roes. I don´t know what all the fuss is
about, it´s obviously, as the Federal government keeps telling us, a win win
situation for everybody concerned.

REALLY?
Kim Beazley, the leader of Her Majesty´s loyal Opposition the ALP
(Alternative Liberal Party), waxes lyrical about the need to keep
Telstra in public hands. His current cry to keep what is left of Telstra in
´public´ hands is in sharp contrast to the position he took when the Labor
Cabinet he was a member of during the Hawke and Keating years decided that it would
be better for all concerned if the government divested itself of the
Commonwealth Bank and Qantas. I don´t remember Beazley, a senior member
of the Labor Cabinet, taking much of a stand against the privatisation of
these two important public assets.

Unfortunately most Australians don´t seem to understand that public
assets don´t belong to the people, they belong to the government of the day.
Irrespective of the amount of public funds that have been pumped into a
public asset, irrespective of the sacrifices made by previous
generations and the income made by public corporations that is reinvested in the
community, any government with a majority in both houses of parliament
can sell any public asset it likes, irrespective of whether the government
has or doesn´t have support for the sale.

If Beazley and the ALP were serious about protecting public assets, they
would stop carping on about the sale and expand their political program
to give electors a real choice at the next Federal election. The ALP could
easily put the Howard government on the back foot by stating that if
they won the next Federal election, they would hold a referendum during their
first term in office to give the Australian people the opportunity to
decide if they wanted the ownership of what is left of Telstra to be
incorporated in the Australian Constitution.

If the Australian people, through a successful referendum, agreed to
incorporate the ownership of Telstra in the Australian Constitution, it
would become a real public asset. The government of the day would no
longer have the power to sell Telstra without the agreement of the Australian
people. If it wanted to sell Telstra, it would have to hold a
referendum to see whether the Australian people wanted to also sell it.

Thinking about it, I don´t believe the ALP would ever make, undertake
such a policy initiative. Political parties in Australia, whether Left or
Right, are never very keen to share power with the people they represent. They
don´t mind being pushed around by the corporate sector and tailoring the
country´s laws to maximise corporate profits at the expense of the
people, but when it comes to sharing power with the people who elect them into
office, well that´s another matter, isn´t it?

WHY IS IT SO?

Apologies to Professor Sumner Miller

Researchers from the Murdoch Children´s Research Centre have had data
published in the Australian Medical Journal this week that suggests
although Australian children are in the best physical state they have been in,
they are facing more behavioural and mental illnesses than in the past.

Their research confirms what many people who work with children have suspected
for some time. Increasing levels of behavioural and mental illness have
until recently been dismissed, as due to better reporting and earlier
diagnosis by most of the people involved in the provision of health services to
children.

Sharon Goldfield and Frank Oberklaid were hampered in their attempts to
quantify what is now seen as a looming problem by many institutions that
deal with children´s health, by the lack of available data on depression
and behavioural problems in children. Dr. Goldfield said that although
childhood behavioural problems are becoming more widespread, nobody
really knows the extent of the problem in the community. Dr. Goldfield is
concerned that current government policy regarding children´s health is
driven more by ideological concerns than by analysis of available data.

The increasing data that is becoming available, regarding children´s
health outcomes, raises important questions about the type of society we have
become. Children don´t live in a vacuum; they are an integral part of
the community. Their health is an indicator of the health of the community
as a whole. It´s ironic in a period in human history when an increasing
proportion of the population in Western society have better standards of
living than has been seen in human history its children are experiencing
major psychological and behavioural problems.

Questions need to asked about the reasons Western communities are facing
increasing not decreasing mental health and behavioural problems. It´s
time that researchers in the area looked at the type of society we have
become and the increasing pressures experienced by parents who are finding that
work and social circumstances force them to rear children as isolated
individuals in a world where community has been sacrificed on the altar
of individual consumption, corporatisation and globalisation.

THE BODY IN THE BOOT CASE
The Korp saga Sunday Age (14/8) ´Left with a loving letter´ is both a
personal and human tragedy. When the thin veneer of civilization is
stripped away, when the technological innovations we sell our body and
soul to possess are turned off, we all battle with our personal demons.

The murder of Maria Korp, the suicide by hanging of her husband Joe
Korp, the jailing of Tania Herman - Joe Korp´s lover, for the attempted murder
of Maria Korp, the removal of Maria Korp´s feeding tube by her VCAT
appointed guardian - the State Public Advocate Julian Gardner, the orphaning of 11
year old Damian Korp, Laura De Gois´ loss of her mother Maria Korp and
the open hostility that erupted between Joe Korp´s stepdaughter Laura De
Gois and his family, is a universal Shakespearian tragedy that was played out
by reluctant players on an open public stage. The fourth estate defined
and redefined a melodrama played out in the public arena that in one way or
another touched all of us.

We were instinctively drawn to their story because the emotions that
were played out before us were universal emotions that cross cultural, racial
and national barriers. Betrayal, lust, longing, fear, jealousy, anger,
loneliness, loss, revenge, murder, suicide, love are integral to the
human story. We were drawn to the Korp story because it´s a universal tragedy
we all understand. This wasn´t a story about torture or killing for God,
Queen and Country, this was a story about real people, real flesh and blood,
caught up in a maelstrom of human emotions that devoured them and those
closest to them, and intrigued and horrified the rest of us.

The Korp tragedy - ´The body in the boot case´ has stirred those
instinctive emotions we are all capable of experiencing. Irrespective of whom we
are, what we believe in, where we live, their death, their pain, their
suffering has reinforced the idea that we are all members of the human family.

ANARCHIST QUESTION AND ANSWER
Q. What role does restitution play in an anarchist society?
A. It´s interesting to note the minor role restitution plays in
societies that claim they respect the ´rule of law´. The State´s role is central
in the criminal justice system in both capitalist and State capitalist
(communist) societies. The State enjoys a monopoly to make the laws and
enforce the punishment it has determined is appropriate. Punishment for
transgressors includes bonds, jail or fines that are normally paid to
the State. Some jurisdictions maintain victim compensation schemes and use
victim impact statements to determine punishment.

It´s ludicrous to keep the victim out of the criminal justice loop
especially in non violent crimes. In an anarchist society, restitution
plays a significant role in any criminal justice system that is
established.

The victim is the person whose freedom or property or self has been
violated. Victims get very little joy out of a criminal justice system
that´s designed to maintain the authority and central role of the State.

A justice system that doesn´t make restitution a primary goal in the
administration of justice is a system that fails the victim and their
families and friends as well as the person who is responsible for the
crime.

Community mediation and justice panels within an anarchist society would
take into account the type of criminal activity, its impact on the
victims, the perpetrator, the local community and society as a whole. Once guilt
has been established, the panel examines the issue of individual and
community protection and individual and community restitution. In non violent
situations, exposure of the crime within the community and the
perpetrator´s agreement to provide restitution for the damage they have caused would
in most cases bring the matter to a satisfactory end.

In situations where violence has been used, the community mediation and
justice panel would need to take into account the individual and
community´s safety in any determination they make. In situations where violence is
a recurring possibility, steps need to be taken to protect the individual
and community from that potential violence. In situations where continuing
violence is not an issue, rehabilitation and restitution would play a
central role in the mediation and justice panel´s deliberations.
Individual and community protection, rehabilitation and restitution, not
punishment, are important elements in any criminal justice system that is
established in an anarchist society.

ACTION BOX
OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN

The life of an activist isn´t all it´s cracked up to be; it is not a
never ending round of parties, pickets, boycotts, demonstrations and
confrontations with authority. Activism is a little more boring than
most people realise. What you or I may think is bloody oblivious, is a
mystery to everybody else. People don´t live and breath politics, it quietly
intrudes into their lives disturbing their media induced political and
social coma.

Be prepared to answer the same question a hundred times, a thousand
times, possibly ten thousand times. What you and I think about, write about,
may consume us, but that doesn´t mean it will interest anybody else. People
become politically active when circumstances force them to take a
political position. They become radicals when they realise you can´t fight City
Hall by going up the right channels. In the interim they go about their
predictable lives.

Activists on the other hand are consumed by the need for radical change.
A radical activist in Western society is a little bit like a person trying
to sell snow to the Inuit. People think they live in a free society and
enjoy a range of rights and liberties that is the envy of the rest of the
world.

While people identify with the institutions around them, and continue to
be actively involved in the ritual of electing their masters, very little
will change. The committed activist will be faced with the dilemma of
pushing through the propaganda wall that surrounds people living in Western
society.

In such circumstances, the activist finds they have to make the same
points over and over again.

Anyone can write esoteric political tracts, it takes much more
determined people to wade through the same barrage of questions day after day after
day.

AUSTRALIAN RADICAL HISTORY
USE IT OR LOSE IT!!
Melbourne´s Federation Square is run by a QUANGO - quasi - autonomous
non-governmental body whose senior appointments are made by the State
government. Over the past two years, the ´Anarchist Media Institute´
through groups such as ´People Against Repressive Legislation´, ´It´s
Our ABC´, ´Freedom to Demonstrate In Federation Square´, ´People For A Royal
Commission´, ´Reclaim The Radical Spirit Of The Eureka Rebellion´, and
´Defend And Extend Medicare´ has directly challenged the idea that the
centre of Melbourne - Federation Square - is private space.

The struggle has revolved around the issue that people who wish to
demonstrate or hold a vigil in Federation Square have to obtain
permission from the quango that administers the Square. The confrontation has
ebbed and flowed to the point where we have now reached a historical impasse
that needs to be broken. When asked by the Square´s security staff to leave,
we have refused to move, when asked by the Square´s bureaucracy to move, we
have refused to move. When the police have been called in, we´ve
challenged the law and have refused to leave until we are ready to do so.
The Victoria Police realises that it is faced with a no win situation.
Faced with groups of peaceful protestors who are utilising Federation
Square for peaceful political protests, who are refusing to acknowledge that
permission is required to use the Square and who are willing to be
arrested and argue the point in court, they have currently adopted the same
principles that are used to deal with protests in a public space. If
protestors are peaceful and don´t interfere with other people using the
Square, protestors will be tolerated, irrespective of whether the
Federation Square Authority has asked protestors to be moved on.

The current impasse is neither satisfactory for protestors or the quango
that runs Federation Square. The central issue is whether people need
to ask permission of a semi-government authority to use what is essentially
public open space. To allow the quango that runs the Square to decide
who can protest and when they can protest, undermines the ability of
citizens to freely protest in open public space. Asking permission is acknowledging
that Federation Square management has the authority to determine who can
and cannot protest in what is the main open public space in the city of
Melbourne, a city of over 3.5 million people.

The current impasse can only be broken by a concerted civil disobedience
campaign; as many groups as possible need to use the Square as often as
possible to challenge the current laws. If people hold their ground and
refuse to move and the Victoria Police continue to maintain order and
not enforce what are clearly unenforceable laws, Federation Square will soon
become a de facto public space.

´USE IT OR LOSE IT´ is a slogan that is not just applicable to people
who suffer from arthritic conditions, it also applies to a citizen´s ability
to exercise those few rights and liberties they are currently able to
exercise in Victoria and Australia. If we don´t use those few rights and
liberties we currently enjoy, there is a very good chance we will lose them.

BOOK REVIEW
´TWELVE ANGRY MEN´
A play by Reginald ROSE
Samuel French London 1955, ISBN 0573 04012 5
´Twelve Angry Men´ still reverberates in the popular imagination 50
years after it was written. The action of the play occurs in a New York jury
room. Twelve men compromised by the pressures of everyday life are
forced by the intransigence of one juror to look beyond their prejudices and
experiences and make a decision based on the facts placed before them in
the court room.

One man is dead, his son faces execution; his fate lies in the hands of
the12 men who would prefer to be somewhere else. ´Twelve Angry Men´ has
become part of the common psyche because the playwright has been able to put
down on paper the thoughts, prejudices and mannerisms of the ´everyman´ that
makes us part of the same community.

The play would not have the same impact in a country where the decision
about a person´s innocence or guilt is left in the hands of judicial
professionals who view their role as a job, not a privilege. ´Twelve
Angry Men´ is short and explosive; the words are taut, trimmed of excess
baggage.

Each juror speaks his mind; the anonymity of the jury room gives him the
courage to articulate his views. Armed only with their prejudices,
experiences and the facts that they have been fed in the court room,
they juggle all three trying to determine whether the accused is innocence or
guilt.

Did the boy kill his father? Did someone else save him the trouble? Is
day night, and night day? The facts swirl, shift, float and eventually like
a pile of old bones thrown into the air, make a pattern as they hit the
ground. ´Twelve Angry Men´ is a simple play but a powerful one. It´s
remembered when other plays are forgotten because it touches all of us.

Any one of us could find ourselves in a jury room. Anyone of us could have
held the knife, pushed it through the flesh, dropped it and ran away.
´Twelve Angry Men´ 50 years after it was first written, continues to touch a raw
nerve. It will continue to bother us as long as ordinary people enjoy
the right and privilege to serve on juries and determine the guilt or
innocence of their fellow citizens.

Try a 2nd hand bookshop or one of the bigger retailers for a copy of
´Twelve Angry Men´. I´m sure you won´t have much trouble finding a copy from
your local library.

PERSONAL OBSERVATION
Every city has its very own vantage points; every lover´s lane has
something that makes it unique. Melbourne, a relatively flat city, encircles its
very own bay, has one or two vantage points that are easily accessible. The
split at the end of South Road is one spot that provides people with a
snapshot of everything Melbourne has to offer.

If you look at the left you can see the city´s skyline, drop your gaze
and you glimpse the brightly coloured Brighton Beach bathing boxes. The
water, grey, blue, green, still - as the top of flat white, choppy, greasy
foam, the sun big and bright, the sky overcast, the clouds white and fluffy,
grey and threatening every hour of the day nature weaves is magic. Across
the bay, Newport power station´s chimney stack and the West Gate Bridge are
two constants that orientate the stranger and the city dweller.

Today, it´s cold and windy; Wendy´s discarded drink containers, battle
with empty VB bottles and Mac attack paraphernalia. Wild mushrooms have been
trampled underfoot; a large plastic rubbish bin has been dumped over the
breakwater. If you ignore these bits and pieces and look across the
bay, you can see ubiquitous Melbourne sea gulls, wind surfers with little
sense dressed in wetsuits doing battle with the elements and the occasional
container ship waiting to dock. On the other side of the bay, you can
see Williamstown, Little River and occasionally a glimpse of Queenscliff.

All very normal, all very pristine, nothing to write home to mother about.
Everyday lovers, people with an hour or two to kill and human flotsam
and jetsam, watch and wait, killing time, living life as if it´s a dress
rehearsal.

Somehow things seem different, a cloud on the horizon, not a natural
wonder but a potential human nightmare linked to the container ships waiting
for their turn to dock. Progress has hit sleepy olde Melbourne town;
populate or perish, 80,000 jobs depend on it? The channel needs to be deepened,
environmental impact study or no environmental impact study, it´s going
to go ahead. Mammon calls, the Victorian State government curtsies. Does
it matter if a unique ecosystem survival threatened 80,000 jobs?! Yeah,
that´s what we´re told. Whether we believe it or not, that is a different
matter.

Mammon calls, we answer, the Blue Wedges coalition fights tooth and
nail; the city sits on the sidelines, oblivious to the price that may have to
be paid. Don´t despair, don´t worry, the Victorian State government has a
plan, wide screen plasma TV screens set up on the bay´s vantage points
so we can continue to enjoy today´s views, tomorrow.
DON´T WORRY BE HAPPY!!
IT´S ALL RIGHT!! SHE´LL BE APPLES MATE!!

STOP PRESS
ROOSTER OR FEATHER DUSTER?
Barnaby Joyce won the final Senate seat at the last Federal election
from the Green´s candidate Drew Hutton by 3,000 votes as a result of a number
of preference deals that had been stitched up with a number of questionable
authoritarian groups who had put up candidates in the last Queensland
Federal election. Those people who think that Barnaby Joyce is the
people´s last ´great white hope´, need to sit down, take a few deep breaths and
take a reality check.

If Drew Hutton had become Queensland´s first Green Senator, there would
have been no questions asked about how he would vote on what are currently
described as contentious issues. He, as a Green Senator, would have
done all that is possible to block the Howard government´s ideologically
driven agenda to strip away the rights and liberties, wages and conditions
Australians currently enjoy. Barnaby Joyce is a different matter, his
precious constituents - the people who put him into office - to a large
degree support the Federal government´s agenda. Barnaby Joyce is a
typical National Party ´maverick´, when push comes to shove; he is more likely
to support the Coalition´s line in parliament than he is to oppose it.

Those people who think he is a ´maverick´ who is willing to buck the
part line, only have to look at the political party he is a member of. They
claim they represent their constituents, but in reality continue to
support the big end of town, not the people who elected them into office.
Barnaby Joyce is no different, he´ll vote with the government on all
important issues. Telstra is as good as sold, the Industrial Relations
laws will be passed and a series of laws that will impose the Federal
government´s moral agenda on Australians and strip them of the few
rights and liberties they currently enjoy will be enthusiastically supported by
Senator Joyce. He´ll turn out to be a political feather duster, not the
rooster the media claims he is and he would like us to believe he is.

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

PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED THIS WEEK
CNT No.315 Aug/Sept 05, Organo de la Conf Nac del Trabajo, Pza Tirso de
Molina 5-2, 28012 Madrid, SPAIN. Tel:913690838, fax:914200856
www.periodicocnt.org
TIERRA Y LIBERTAD No.204 July 05, Periodico Anarquista, A Gonzalez,
Apartado 7056 de Madrid, 28080 Madrid SPAIN. tierr
aylibertad@nodo50.org
OTHER PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED THIS WEEK
COALITION FOR PRISONERS RIGHTS, Vol 30 No7 JULY 05, P.O. Box 1911, Sante
Fe,
NM 87504-1911, UNITED STATES
THE THOUGHT No145 MARCH/APRIL 05, Philosophers Guild, P.O. Box 10760,
Glendale AZ 85318-0760 US. guildmaster@worldnet.att.net
http://hom.att.net/~guildmaster/web

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Working parents have won new rights to take time off to care for their
kids, under what could be last nat´l test case heard by the IR Commiss. The
commiss gave working parents the right to switch from full to part-time
employment until their kid reaches school age & to ask for up to 2
yrs of unpaid parental leave. Working fathers will have the right to take up to
8 weeks leave off after the birth of their child. Aust's 1.8m workers
on awards will have 10 days leave each yr to care for sick kids or other
family members, up from 5 & employees who´ve used up all their leave will
up to 2 days unpaid emergency leave to care for their family. The Aust Chamber
of Commerce welcomed the changes but said small & medium businesses
would struggle with claims from employees. Spokesman Peter Anderson said
"what's needed is more flexibility." (MX)
The head of Telstra has threatened Telstra will be reluctant to invest
money in rural services, if govt regulations aren´t eased. Telstra CEO Sol
Trujillo has proposed a plan in which Telstra will pay part of the $5b
cost of improving fibre cable, wireless & satellite services in rural
areas. Part of the cost would be paid by public money. The govt would also be
expected to ease govt regulations in the industry. The Lib & Nat´l Parties
have both welcomed Mr Trujillo's plan. Telstra has announced a record profit
for the past financial yr. (The Age)

DEFINITION OF THE WEEK: FLEXIBLE, n. Easily manipulated. Example:
"we need a more flexible workforce".

ANARCHIST MEDIA INSTITUTE OBSCENITY OF THE WEEK
Awarded to all those people who continue to put their faith in the
parliamentary process.

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
´SLAVES WHO ELECT THEIR MASTERS, ARE STILL SLAVES´

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distribute to your friends, workmates or set up a stall in the places
you live and work in. Whether Direct Democracy Not Parliamentary Rule
becomes a reality ultimately rests in your hands. Web:www.rulebythepeople.org
Email:supporters@rulebythepeople.org Tel: 0439 395 489
BUILD an alternative to the fossilised parliamentary system. Stop
giving a signed blank cheque to politicians to make decisions on you behalf.
JOIN: DIRECT DEMOCRACY NOT PARLIAMENTARY RULE
Written & Authorised by Dr. Joseph TOSCANO
Suite 4 / 2187 Princes Highway, Clayton 3168, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
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MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE THE GROUP´S 3RD NEWSLETTER IN MID AUGUST

EUREKA AUSTRALIA DAY MEDAL
****** NOMINATIONS CLOSE 30TH SEPTEMBER 2005 ******
Know someone who was born or lives in Australia who you believe should
be
honoured for their efforts to create a better and fairer world. Then
nominate them for the
EUREKA AUSTRALIA DAY MEDAL
ON THE 3rd DECEMBER, THE ANARCHIST MEDIA INSTITUTE WILL BE HONOURING TEN
(10) PEOPLE WITH A EUREKA AUSTRALIA DAY MEDAL AT BAKERY HILL - BALLARAT
(The site where the Eureka Oath was taken 151 years ago)
WE NEED YOUR NOMINATIONS. Send them to:
EUREKA AUSTRALIA DAY MEDAL
P.O. BOX 5035, ALPHINGTON 3078, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
Or Email your nomination to: anarchist
age@yahoo.com
Tell us why you´ve nominated that person and send us your contact
details so we can contact you in case we need further information about your
choices.

**** EUREKA BANNERS / FLAGS APPEAL ****
($1,500 NEEDED)
Graeme Dunstan, the lantern maker for the Eureka Dawn Walk, has designed
a
number of Eureka flags and banners we can use to celebrate forthcoming
anniversaries of the Eureka rebellion at Ballarat on 3rd December.
The designs can be accessed from our website
<<anarchistmedia.org>>
These flags and banners will form an important part of the march from
the Eureka stockade site to Bakery Hill to the cemetery and back to the
Eureka stockade site. We have launched an appeal to raise the $1500 needed to
make these flags and banners. Send cheques and money orders made out to:
LIBERTARIAN WORKERS, P.O. BOX 20 PARKVILLE 3052, VIC, AUSTRALIA with a
note saying you want the money to go towards the Eureka flags and banners The
flags & banners will give the ´long march´ the visual component it
currently lacks. Want to have a look at what you´re sending in your money to make
to be used at the 151st anniversary of the Eureka rebellion then log onto
http://www.peacebus.com/FlagDesigns/
RECEIVED SO FAR $550.00 - $950.00 TO GO
******* THE SITUATION IS NOW BECOMING CRITICAL WITH ONLY 4 MONTHS TO GO
BEFORE THE 3RD DECEMBER. WE HAVE ONLY MANAGED TO RAISE $550.00.
If you´re coming to Ballarat to join the Anarchist Media Institute
Eureka Celebrations - Give us a hand to raise the required funds for the
banners
*******

´NO WAR$ / NO Forbes / NO CEO´s´
Forbes Conference CEO´s
Assemble at Sydney´s Opera House on the evening of 29th August 2005.
The Forbes CEO Conference will have high profile neo-con war profiteers
and their political courtiers attending the conference in Sydney on 30th
August 2005. Log in to find out what on the day. A colour flyer regarding the
mobilisation is downloadable from
www.30a.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view
&gid=68&Itemid=40
www.30A.org


ANARCHIST WORLD THIS WEEK
Heard across Australia. 10am - 11am every Wednesday.
An anarchist analysis of local, national & international events.
Tune into your local community radio station to listen to the Anarchist World This
Week. If they don´t broadcast it, ask them why not! If they´re one of
the 150 community radio stations around Australia that are affiliated to the
National Community Radio Satellite, they are able to broadcast the
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EUREKA 151ST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Join us
4am Saturday 3rd December 2005 at
The site the battle took place
Eureka park (Stawell and Eureka Street Ballarat)
4am Dawn ceremony
7-10am Communal breakfast (bring your own food and drinks)
10am March to Bakery Hill to retake the Eureka oath.
10.30am Presentation of Eureka Australia Day Medal at Bakery Hill - 10
Medals will be awarded
11.30am March to Ballarat cemetery to pay our respects to the workers at
either end of a bayonet who died during the eureka rebellion
12.30pm March back to Eureka Park through the centre of Ballarat. Late
lunch & conversational for those participating who are still able to stand
up (BYO food & drinks).

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