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Kulon Progo Info Night – A Tale of Sand and Those Who Feed From It

Wednesday, September 28 · 6:30pm - 9:30pm.

62 St Georges Rd, Northcote (Melbourne Anarchist Club)

**6.30 for 7pm films**

Thousands of farmers across the communities of Kulon Progo, Central Java, Indonesia, are fighting for their land and very survival.

A joint Australian-Indonesian consortium is seeking to mine iron-ore, and with a pilot project running and the full backing of the state they look set to go ahead.

The people of Kulon Progo are calling for global solidarity in their struggle against the mining and dispossession, and for self determination. But they especially call on us in Australia to take action to stop Australian involvement in the project.

For generations oppressed by colonial occupiers and impoverished by the very land they live on, the communities of Kulon Progo have turned marginal coastline into a farming success story. Something they describe as a blueprint for communities across Indonesia.

Come find out about one of the most amazing untold stories of community agriculture, grass-roots organising, and the fight for land rights and self determination.

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Climate Change – State Action or Direct Action?

The next Fantin Reading Group session has been organizado and is ready to go!:

Climate Change – State Action or Direct Action?

We're heading into an era when the question of whether the state can save capitalism in a context of envionmental collapse is one of the most important strategical questions of our time. It seems increasingly unlikely that governments are capable of responding within the predicted 10 years we have to prevent dangerous climate change. Is there still potential for a grassroots climate revolution? Or are we all completely fucked?

1-3pm, Saturday 24 September @ the Melbourne Anarchist Club, 62 St Georges Rd Northcote.

Readings (optional) are available from the Fantin Reading Group Blog (past readings are also available on the site). They include a text by energy activist Kolya Abramsky and a statement on environmental working-class revolution by a member of the First of May Anarchist Alliance.

All welcome, hope to see you there!


Mutiny #61

Issue #61 of Mutiny zine has hit the interwebs. Of note is an interview with a Greek hound and a report of a surreal attempt by a policeman to get involved with Jura (Sydney).


the dole army

The Dole Army was a classic hoax perpetrated by some Melbourne anarchists in 2002.


vents – history of the world

How have we not posted this before?!