::: SATURDAY APRIL 19 :::
The People's Front of Judea in collaboration with the Melbourne Anarchist Club presents MARX-ISM 2014.
Everyone should go to Marx-ism 2014. This is Australia's premier Marx Brothers extravaganza, with an explosive program of film screenings and other events! Brilliant satirical comedy that sets the benchmark for anti-authoritarian humor.
Please note that this event has nothing to do with Richard Marx the popular singer, Karl Marx the composer, or Karl Marx the social theorist. Perhaps you were thinking of Marxism 2014?
~ SCHEDULE ~
3pm - Opening Ceremony
3:30pm - Duck Soup (1933) (1hr 10mins)
4:45pm - Quiz Round One
5:30pm - Monkey Business (1931) (1hr 20mins)
7pm - Quiz Round Two
7:30pm - A Day At The Races (1937) (1hr 50mins)
9:30pm - Prize Presentation & Closing Ceremony
Entry is $3 unwaged & $5 waged. There will be free popcorn and duck soup, and other food & drinks available at nominal MAC prices.
::: THURSDAY MAY 1 :::
On Sunday, February 9 from 3pm at MAC, a meeting of anarchists and anti-authoritarian radicals to discuss the campaign to oppose the Summary Offences and Sentencing Amendment Bill 2013. Once law, the bill will give police additional powers to break union and community pickets, public assemblies, street marches and other forms of public protest. It constitutes an attack on legal rights to free speech and assembly.
We note with interest the reference to the 'Melbourne Anarchist Club' (MAC) in Philip Dorling's article 'Nothing short of anarchy' (The Age, November 14, 2012).
For the record, we have not been contacted by ASIO, will always refuse to provide any information to it if requested, and advise others to do the same.
The MAC exists in order to promote anarchism in Melbourne. We do so by organising public meetings, musical events, social functions and film screenings; attending public rallies and events; producing and distributing propaganda; and otherwise publicising our views.
Our aims and principles may be found on our website. In brief, they comprise a commitment to individual freedom, economic and social equality and working class solidarity. We seek to realise our aim of a classless, non-hierarchical society through education and organisation and the construction of a social movement capable of dismantling capitalism, the state and other forms of exploitation and domination.
For further information on MAC, please feel free to contact us or to attend the Club during our regular opening hours (Sunday, midday to 5pm) or by attending one of our public events.
MAC is now stocking books, pamphlets and CDs for sale. You can find some of these titles here. Most recently we've obtained further copies of Black Flame ($25) and Debt by David Graeber ($35, hardcover).
We also have copies of The Coming Insurrection for sale. You may remember The Coming Insurrection from such shows as Glenn Beck.
MAC is open Sundays noon 'til 5.
Super exciting! Melbourne’s only anarchist infoshop will be launching this Saturday evening from 7pm until late.
INTERESTED IN LIVE SOUND?
Black Star PA Collective has been providing live sound to the Activist, Anarchist, and Underground Music scene since 1995. Sound for S11 protests at Crown Casino in 2000, Woomera protests in 2001, Such is Life Punk Festivals, anti-war and peace rallies and countless other benefits and causes are a part of Black Star’s proud history. We are currently looking for new members to keep the collective a sustainable and vital part of Melbourne’s scene.
If you are interested in learning about live sound and want to be involved please email: blackstarpa[at]groups.facebook.com or subnet69[at]optusnet.com.au
Head on over to anarchy.org.au to see MAC's new project, collating news and items of interest.