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(en) Anarchist Age Weekly Review No. 535 24th February ­2nd March, 2003

From Phil McCrory <philmcc@melbpc.org.au>
Date Wed, 26 Feb 2003 14:18:25 +0100 (CET)

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The Cole Royal Commission into the building industry will have ramifications
for all Australian workers.  As Abbott, the Minister for Workplace Warfare
froths at the mouth as Cole hands in his report to the Governor General,
itıs important to understand the reasons this Royal Commission was held.
Abbottıs statement that the government will "do whatever we humanely can to
achieve zero tolerance of law breakers in this industry" gives a clear
indication of the governments thinking.
The Royal Commissionıs findings will be used to criminalise legitimate
worker and union activity in workplaces around the country.  When Abbott
talks about criminal activity, itıs important to realise he is not talking
about what is normally considered to be criminal activity.  His statements
are directed at practices that workers use to win improvements in their
conditions and wages.  The Howard government couldnıt care less about how
employerıs exploit workers, what they want to do is make what is currently
seen as normal workplace action a crime.
Their agenda is breath-takingly simple, they want to make it impossible for
unions to service their members by denying organisers access to workers.
They want to outlaw picket lines, go slows, sit ins and occupations, they
want to reduce strikes to token actions that donıt affect productions.  The
Howard government wants to destroy the very idea of a union (people working
together to improve their lives).  The drivel about criminal activity on
building sites thatıs parroted by Abbott and his supporters, has everything
to do with breaking down workers bargaining power by turning courts into
instruments that will be used by the government to crush any attempts by
workers to act collectively and nothing to do with justice.
If there is one Royal Commission whoıs findings needed to be treated with
contempt, itıs the politically manipulated Cole Royal Commission into the
building industry.  At sixty million dollars, its turned out to be a nice
little earner for Cole and his retinue and a dead loss for the Australian

Poor old iron bar Tuckey, it seems the older he gets the more difficult it
is for him to tolerate any opposition.  As the Federal Minister for
territories, he has responsibility for Norfolk Island.  The folk on the
island, many the descendants of the Bounty mutineers (men and women who were
transferred from Pitcairn Island to Norfolk in the 1850's) have run into a
little bit of trouble dealing with the minister.  It seems he wants to make
his mark on the islanders by unilaterally changing the relationship between
them and the Commonwealth.

As a territory, Norfolk Island has a great deal of autonomy.  It has its own
flag, national anthem, sends its own team to the Olympics and has its own
elected assembly that has a great deal of power as far as local affairs are
concerned.  It seems that Iron Bar Tuckey is concerned that Norfolk Island
is becoming an economic backwater and the government needs to pull out all
stops to drag the two and a half thousand residents into the "real" world.
Something Norfolk Islanders have been resisting for decades, believing quite
rightly that their unique way of life will disappear if they embrace what is
laughingly termed the real world.

Tuckey and his department believe they have stumbled on the reason why
investors are not willing to invest in the island.  It seems that the
government of the day can be loyally brought down by a citizen initiated
referendum.  If the local assembly decides to ignore the voters wishes and
go off on their own tangent because Iron Bar and the boys and girls in the
department are leaning on them,  the people through a Citizen Initiated
Referendum can dump the old assembly and elect a new assembly that reflects
the will of the people.

No wonder Iron Bar and the Howard government are concerned.  If the
mainlander's got hold of this idea, their tenure would be very limited.
Imagine what could happen every time a government decided to divide its
election promises into core and non-core promises, once elected into office.
It wouldn't be a pretty sight.  It wouldn't take long before a citizen
initiated referendum was held and those governments that forget they are in
power to serve the people, not rule them, would find themselves out of
office.  No wonder Howard and his cronies are so keen to reform the Norfolk
Island local assembly.

The Rolling Stones must be back in Australia.  Pick up any newspaper, listen
to any radio station, watch any television program and sooner or later
youıll come across articles and items about the rebels in our midst.
Rebels?  The Stones rebels?  It seems that those ageing journalists that are
pedaling this dribble have fallen for the Stones well oiled spin machine.

Although the Stones may be able to still put on a show, their show has
nothing to do with rebellion.

The Stones are first and foremost businessmen.  They have been able to turn
a profitable trick by trading on their rebel status.  Their antics have
nothing to do with rebellion and everything to do with creating a climate,
which they can exploit to help their bottom line.  Their music has as much
revolutionary potential as Cliff Richardıs.  At least with Cliff Richard you
know what you are getting.  If taking a few drugs, becoming a tax exile,
singing at the top of your voice, strutting around the stage and chasing
women was synonymous with rebellion, things would have changed long ago.

The Stones trade on their rebel status, itıs an act, the lyrics they use
have as much revolutionary potential as a packet of washing detergent.  Rock
was hijacked long ago by the corporate world.  Its big business, it
generates lots of filthy lucre (apologies to the Sex Pistols ­ reunion band)
thatıs what itıs about.  If this means you have to belt out a few lyrics
which seem to promote rebellion, it doesnıt mean you have to believe in

Anyone who still believes that the Stones are rebels, only has to look at
what theyıve become and what theyıve done with the filthy lucre theyıve
earned, to realise that the Stones are just another group of conservative
wankers, thatıs why so many movers and shakers (they believe theyıre movers
and shakers, I donıt), have flocked to their latest Australian tour.

The current Labour Premier of Queensland, Mr. Beattie has never let ideology
cloud his strategical objectives.  Beating the old Queensland first drum, it
seems that the Queensland Labour Party has just out Bjelke Petersened Bjelke
Petersen.  One of Beattie's proud boasts is that he has a weekly chat with
the nearest thing that Queensland has had to a dictator Bjelke Petersen.
The former Premier now 91 seems to have taken a shine to the boy and has
shared the tricks of the trade with him.

Not that the National Party under Bjelke Petersen did anything the former
Labor Party didn't do when it held office for 45 years before the National
Party won government under Nicklin.  The current bunch of Queensland Labor
parliamentary representatives seem to know instinctively that it takes more
than ideology to stay in power.  The name of the game revolves around the
idea that the government is the servant of those who wield real power in
society, not the people that elect the government of the day.  Democracy, as
we all know, shrouds reality from the gaze of these pesky voters.

It seems Beattie has just gone a step beyond which the National Party under
Bjelke Petersen would have ever dared to go.  As we found out when Bjelke
Petersen came under legal scrutiny when he was facing trial over corruption
allegations, all sorts of people left brown paper bags outside his office,
not because they wanted favours done but because they loved the way Bjelke
Petersen did business in the Sunshine State.  Well that's what he tells us
and as a Bjelke Petersen refugee who fled to the Southern States because my
name appeared on an unofficial government black list, who am I to doubt his

Getting back to Beattie, no brown paper bags for Beattie and the Queensland
Labor Party.  These boys and girls like to do their business up front.  For
a paltry five thousand dollars per year, aspiring and established business
leaders can join Queensland first, Queensland's newest business club and
receive invitations to functions that will be attended by the relevant
government cabinet ministers.  Just in case you are concerned about the
expenditure required, you are guaranteed that over the XXXX and the
martinis, you will have face to face contact with the cabinet minister who
may be able to personally assist you with your little problem with the
bureaucracy.  The only losers in this deal are the manufacturers of old
brown paper bags.  With the way things are going on in Queensland government
circles, there won't be any need to leave brown paper bags outside
ministers' offices.  Why would you when you can pay up front and claim a
business tax deduction for the money spent joining Queensland First?

It's interesting to note the rhetoric currently doing the rounds, is that if
the United Nations fails to endorse the use of military force to change the
regime in Iraq, it will become an irrelevant force in world affairs.  It's
possible the exact opposite is true.  The Bush administration and the so
called coalition of the willing (world leaders who don't have the support of
the people they theoretically represent) desperately need United Nation's
backing to justify what in many peoples eyes is an unjustifiable assault on
a people who could have easily been freed from the yoke of Saddam Hussein's
dictatorship in 1991.

Saddam Hussein was left in power in 1991 because it suited the strategical
interests of the Western dominated alliance.  Concerned about the
establishment of a Kurdish State in the North and the incorporation of
Southern Iraq into Iran, the decision was made to leave the Baath Party in
power so that Iraq's oil reserves would not fall into the hands of Muslim
fundamentalists.  The victims of this decision were those Iraqi's who rose
up in the rebellion in 1991 and the million Iraqi's (500,000 children) who
have died as a direct result of the sanctions that have been imposed on the
country over the last eleven years.

The coalition of the "willings" attempts to buy support and place direct
pressure on those opposed to military intervention in Iraq. To change their
vote in the United Nation's security council is the very strategy that will
make the United Nations irrelevant.  The power the United Nations is able to
exercise is directly related to its ability to make decisions without
individual member States being threatened with economic and military
consequences, if they decide not to support the political agenda of one or
other Nation State.

The United Nations is facing a very real threat to its authority and runs
the very real risk of becoming irrelevant if it allows the last remaining
superpower to turn the world body into a vehicle that rubber stamps United
States foreign policy.  The end of the cold war provided the United Nations
with the opportunity to exercise an important role in the welfare of the
world.  To allow it to be blackmailed into following the foreign policy
initiatives of the world's only superpower, is to destroy the embryonic
hopes that many people hold that the world body could, for the first time in
its history, achieve its mandate to bring peace and prosperity to the world.

Q Would people be able to travel outside an anarchist society?
A Such a simple question, such a complex answer.  Obviously people who live
within an anarchist community would be able to travel extensively within
that community.  Problems arise if they want to travel outside that
community.  If they wish to travel they would need a passport that's
recognised outside their community and they would need resources to pay for
travel expenses once they leave.  The same problem arises when people want
to enter an anarchist society.  Are they able to enter at will and share the
resources that are held in common or do limited resources mean that
arrivals, especially transient stayers need to be placed on a priority list.
As far as travel outside is concerned a passport would need to be issued and
resources would have to be made available to anarchists who want to travel
so they can meet their projected expenses.  As an anarchist community does
not use money as a method of exchange, foreign currency needs to be found
for those who want to travel.  This currency could be obtained by trading
with non-anarchist communities or it could come by exacting a levy on
visitors. People who want to live or visit a particular anarchist community
would need to be invited and hosted by that group.  People who want to visit
who are not invited or hosted may have to pay an up front amount in foreign
currency for the time they will be spending there.  This payment would meet
all their needs while visiting, food, transport, accommodation and
The foreign currency earned could be used to meet the costs of anarchists
who need or want to travel overseas.  Those who need to travel because of
education, family and health reasons would have priority over those who just
want to have a holiday.  A transparent mechanism would have to be developed,
by which those who want to have a foreign holiday are chosen.  One way of
approaching the dilemma, if funds are limited, could be by placing the names
of those who want to travel in a lottery.  Those chosen would have access to
foreign currency to bankroll their trip.  Those that miss out could try
again.  Those chosen would be ineligible to enter the draw for a few years.
The reason I've chosen what seems to, at first glance, be a relatively
simple question is to highlight how complex the situation can become for an
anarchist community that has to live with non anarchist neighbours.  In such
a situation, compromises need to be made and imaginative solutions need to
be considered.  In order to exist, an isolated anarchist community needs to
interact with the countries around them.  If they don't give this important
question the most serious consideration, they may find that economic
boycotts and military threats will limit their chances of survival.

The mobilisation of nearly a million people on the streets of Australia has,
to some degree, changed the current political agenda.  Murdoch owns about
70% of newspapers in this country.  One of his most important Australian
assets is the Melbourne Herald Sun.  A paper that sells over 600 000
newspapers a day and is read by over a million people.  Murdoch's flagship
is The Australian, the only national newspaper in the country.  Although it
runs at a loss and sells around 120 000 newspapers a day, it is considered
to have a significant impact among the countries movers' and shakers.
The Murdoch Press has been conducting a virulent pro-war campaign, its
editorial teams have promoted war in Iraq and denigrated the efforts of
those hundreds of thousands of Australian's who oppose the war.  In the
past, people grinned and bore it, today the focus of power is shifting.  The
internet provides access to a diverse range of information and opinions and
gives people the power to organise, not only protests, but extensive
consumer boycotts.
The editorial teams that run The Australian, The Herald Sun and other
pro-war newspapers need to understand there are financial consequences if
they continue to pursue a policy of presenting only one side of the story.
A consumer boycott is one way of applying pressure where it hurts.  From the
1st of March, we are calling on all those Australian's who are sick and
tired of the avalanche of one sided drivel that passes as informed comment
that appears in the Melbourne Herald Sun and The Australian, to stop buying
these newspapers and to stop advertising in them.  If you need to read them,
you could access them on the internet, borrow them from a neighbour or look
at them in your local library.  But whatever you do, don't buy a copy.
Although you are not buying a newspaper we still want you to engage with
them by sending in an avalanche of letters, faxes and e-mail messages,
telling them why you have stopped buying their newspapers.  At the same time
you should also continue sending letters to the editor and the
correspondents who are writing these one sided articles.
A strategy of maximal dialogue and minimal purchases will soon produce the
desired outcome.  A consumer boycott that achieves a 10% reduction in the
number newspapers sold and advertising revenue, would be enough to tip The
Herald Sun into the red and enough to make The Australian, a newspaper that
is giving away newspapers at airports, a non-viable proposition.
Irrespective of what you may think or say about Murdoch, he has always known
what side his bread is buttered on.

The Red Flag, has, since time immemorial, symbolised the struggles of the
powerless.  It was flown by the American revolutionaries at Bunker Hill on
the 17th of June 1775.  British sailors rose the Red Flag at the mutiny on
the Nore in 1789, it was used during the French Revolution and became the
symbol of the Paris commune in 1871.  Red became the symbol of the early
Australian Labor movement, it was carried in demonstrations and strikes and
was immortalised in Henry Lawson's poems.
The Australian Labor movement and the Federal government came to blows when
in the dying stages of WWI, the Australian government banned the use of the
red flag (except to signal danger) as part of the War Precautions Act in
September 1918.  The success of the Russian revolutionaries in 1917, sent
shock waves throughout Australia.  Although the Red Flag had symbolised the
Australian Labor movement, it was now deemed to be an act of disloyalty if
the Red Flag was unfurled.  The Labor movement decided to take on the ban
head on.  In Melbourne, Bob Ross and Dick Long were arrested and imprisoned
for speaking under the Red Flag at the Yarra bank.  In Sydney, Vince
Marshall, the writer found himself behind bars for addressing a meeting at
the Domain, which flew the red flag.  Both the Brisbane and Melbourne Trades
Hall Councils flew the red flag in defiance of the ban.
On the 23rd of March 1919, the Brisbane Industrial Council held a
demonstration over the continuation of the War Precautions Act (although the
war had been over for more than four months.)  Although the B.I.C. had
agreed to the police demand that no red flags were flown, the demonstrators
had other ideas and unfurled a huge red flag.  Monty Miller, policeman at
Eureka, anarchist and peace activist, marched at the head of the
demonstration.  Thirteen men were arrested and jailed for their
participation in the march during the demonstration.  They were sentenced
for up to six months jails for participating in the march.  Among those
arrested and imprisoned was E N Free the State Labor member for South
Brisbane.  T. Ryan, the Labor Premier of Queensland, organised an appeal on
the prisoners' behalf.  When the court turned down the premieres appeal, he
sent the prisoners oysters and champagne.  Ten of those arrested were
released when the Versailles Peace Treaty was signed.  The others were
released a few weeks later when the expiration of the wartime powers that
the Federal government has assumed ended the War Precautions Act.
Source of article The Bitter Fight, By Joe HARRIS, University of Queensland
Press 1970, ISBN 07022 0613 X.
Below the Waterline, 31 Australian writers choose their best short stories.
Edited by Garry Disher, Publisher Flamingo 1999, ISBN 07322 66165
Garry Disher has attempted to resurrect the forgotten art of the short story
in ?Below the Waterlineı.  He has collected 31 short stories from, which he
considers were some of the best Australian writers in the 1990ıs.  Most of
the writers are Australian born.  A few were born overseas.  Each of the
short stories is followed by the authorıs notes on why they choose to
re-publish this particular short story.
The advent of the glossy magazine newspaper insert has almost killed off the
short story as an important literary tool.  Authors are solicited to write
about particular subjects which compliment a newspapers advertising stream.
Travel, lifestyle, food, housing, clothes and technology-based stories tend
to dominate the fare offered up in these magazines.  Writing a short story
is an art, a forgotten art.  Sentences need to be crisp and clear.  Ideas
need to be taut and trim.  A short story author needs to have the reflexes
of a sheep dog, bringing back to the pack, words and ideas that want to
break away from the main story.
Reading the stories collected by Garry Disher, I couldnıt help thinking, "Is
that all there is?" Most of the stories were disappointing, plots were
almost non existent, characters were poorly developed and my imagination
hardly ever left 2nd gear.  Many of the authors clearly had trouble dealing
with the medium.  In the quest to write the great Australian novel, many
writers seem to have forgotten that the techniques required to write a short
story are the building blocks that an author needs to have any chance of
writing "the great Australian novel".
The exception is Sally Morrisons ­ "Adam and Renata."  Sally Morrison has
been publishing short and long fiction since 1979.  Her collection of short
stories "I am a Boat" was published in 1989.  Sally believes writing is
about placing the human condition on paper.  In just eight pages she
trophines her characters skulls and lets the reader wander through their
cerebral sulei, shining a light on their hopes and aspirations, giving us an
insight into their very essence.  She moves effortlessly from the internal
to the external, placing them in context in their very own social, cultural
and political landscape.  Although not quite up to expectations, I believe
?Below the Waterlineı has much more to offer than most of the fiction thatıs
promoted by the so much per kilogram publishers that dominate todays market.
If you want to get a hold of a copy try your local library.  The copy Iıve
just reviewed was bought from Dymocks for $17.95 in 2000.  They may have a
few copies piled up in a back storeroom somewhere.
Mungo Man! Mungo Woman?  Almost every Australian is familiar with Anzac Day,
Bradman, Captain Cook, the Meat Pie, Vegemite and 101 other manufactured
icons.  How many of us know or even care about Australiaıs rich history, a
history that spans 40,000, 50,000, possibly 60,000 years.  In 1969 Professor
Jim Bowler stumbled on the partially cremated remains of Mungo Woman at Lake
Mungo in Southern New South Wales.  Thirty four years later after decades of
scientific controversy and the unearthing of 775 artifacts, including a full
skeleton (Mungo Man excavated in 1974).  Professor Bowling and the team he
led have just had an article published in "Nature" that puts the age of the
skeletons found, to be around 40,000 years.
Bowlingıs findings are much more important than the meticulous, pain-staking
process that was required to come to the conclusions the team he led arrived
at.  In his words, "Itıs one of the greatest stories of the people of the
world, there is nothing comparable".  The work carried out by Bowler and his
team is not just dry archaeological facts and figures, the story that has
been brought to life is one of human beings adapting to major environmental
For over 20,000 years the people of Lake Mungo clustered around their inland
waterway.  Eight hundred generations lived full abundant lives, adapting to
changing environmental circumstances until that fateful day the water
disappeared forever.  Without water life for the Mungo people came to an
The story about how Mungo people adapted to changing environmental
circumstances is a story that has profound implications for the descendants
of a new wave of colonisers who believe that technological innovations lead
to environmental solutions.  Hugged around the coast in a few large urban
centres that are supplied by rapidly diminishing fresh water supplies,
latter day Mungoıs race are heading into oblivion, ignoring the rich history
that holds the clues to how we can survive on the driest continent on the
planet.  Too ignorant to understand that this continent has a history, too
puffed up by their achievements, they continue to refuse to recognise, let
alone respect a people that were able to live in the same place for over
twenty thousand years.  Flushed with the superficial success of colonising
this land, we pat ourselves on the back for supporting nine generations on
land that has hosted over 1500 generations of people who continuously
occupied this land for nearly 20,000 years.
Mungo Men and Women hold the key to our survival as a Nation and as a
species.  Even the mighty dinosaurs, a species that ruled the earth for over
a hundred million years are now just piles of old fossiled bones.  Jim
Bowler is right when he laments that we, as a society have failed to
incorporate the Mungo story into our folklore.  As a society we seem to give
more weight to the story of whether a cricketer took a performance enhancing
substance than the important lessons that the Mungo story has for all of us.
Have you noticed how the United States and Australia seem to have forgotten
all about Osama and his brood?  If I remember correctly Osama bin Laden has
four wives and about twelve children who were living with him in
Afghanistan.  It seems that the senior leadership of Al Queda and Osama and
his family have disappeared into thin air.  Tapes or no tapes, theyıre dead
or theyıve escaped.  If theyıre dead it could be in the United Stateıs best
interests to let us think theyıre alive and keep them as a possible future
threat.  If theyıre alive analysts have concluded that at best Osama bin
Laden and his supporters are little more than a minor irritant.
Even if they have access to weapons of mass destruction the threat they pose
could be contained and if it canıt be contained the United States
administration has decided that any fallout from a major attack would
generate the public support they require to justify their expansionist
foreign policy initiatives.  The United States finds itself in the same
position as the Roman Empire.  Itıs the only remaining super-power, it
believes that the rest of the world should emulate its cultural, political
and social agenda.
The rhetoric coming out of the White House that it will do whatever it takes
to protect its interests even a pre-emptive nuclear strike gives people an
insight into the type of thinking that moulds their foreign policy agenda.
As long as other Nation States are willing to adopt their cultural,
political and social agenda join Pax Americana and pay tribute to the United
States; they will be permitted to exorcise minimal autonomy.  If they refuse
they will be incorporated into the American Empire.  The failure of the
United States administration to stop at Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden is a
logical extension of their expansionist political agenda.
Iraq has been targeted, not just because of its oil reserves but because it
is one of the few governments in the world that has not been drawn into the
United Stateıs sphere of influence.  The invasion of Iraq, especially if it
receives United Nationıs support sets a dangerous precedent.  It will
provide the moral and political justification that the United States so
desperately needs to justify Pax Americana.

Joseph TOSCANO/LibertarianWorkers
for a Self-Managed Society.

? ARIVISTA AMARCHIA VOL 33 No 1 Feb 2003, Editrice A, C.P 17120 Milano,
Italy, Tel: (02) 289 6627 Fax (02) 2800 1271, e-mail: arivista@tin.it,
March-October 2002, Bibkotheque du CIRA avenue dc Beaumont 24, CH-1012
Lausanne SWITZERLAND, Tel/fax:+ 41(0)21652 3543,
httpll:www.anarca-bolo.ch.ciral, cixa@plusloin.org.
? KATE SHARPLEY LIBRARY (KSL), Bulletin of Kate Sharply Library No 33
January 2003, BM Hurricane, London WC IN 3XX, ENGLAND,
? DIRECT ACTION No 177 Summer 2002/2003, Paper of the Industrial Workers of
the world-Australia, Australia regional organising committee, Po box 241,
Surrey Hills 2010, Sydney, Australia, rac@iww.org.au.
? NO WAR BUT THE CLASS WAR 2003, Libertarian Anti-Militarism then and now,
edited by Anna Key, BM Hurricane, LONDON, WCIN 3XX, UNITED KINGDOM,
? SICILIA LIBERTARIA Vol 27 No 213 Jan 2003, Giornile Anarchico per la
Liberazione Sociale e Lıinsernazion alismo, via Galileo Galilei 45, 97100
Ragusa, SICILY, ITALY, e-mail: lib@hotmail.com.
? OPERAI COMTRO Vol 22 No 105 Jan 2003, Giornale Porlo Critica, La Lotta,
via Falck No 44, 20099 Sesto S Giovanni (Mc) ITALY,
http://www.asloperaicontro.org, http://www.operacontro.org.

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political party, so that members can stand at the Federal election in 2004
and show Australianıs that Parliamentary Democracy is nothing more than two
minutes of illusory power.

Broadcast across Australia on the National Community Radio Satellite.
The Anarchist World This Week is broadcast from 3CR (855khz AM dial) in
Melbourne between 10.00AM TO 11.OOAM every Wednesday.  It is also broadcast
simultaneously across Australia to a number of community radio stations,
some broadcast it live, others later on during the week.  Do you listen to a
community radio station?  Want to listen to the Anarchist World This Week?
Then ask them to download it from the National Community Radio Satellite,
play it live or play it later on in the week.

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

So many candidates, so few prizes.  This weeks award has been jointly
awarded to George F. Bush and Saddam Hussein ­ brothers separated at birth.

 If You Like What You Have Read, Photocopy This Publication and Leave It In
Doctors, Dentists,
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Restaurants Etc.
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publishers, the Libertarian Workers for a Self-Managed Society/Anarchist
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