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.