Melbourne Anarchist Club MAC info, events and news

20Oct/140

New Opening Hours (October–December)

MAC is extending its opening hours. As of Friday, October 24, we will be open:

FRIDAY : 2pm -- 8pm
SUNDAY : 12pm -- 5pm
MONDAY : 12pm -- 6pm

MAC will be closed from Sunday, December 21 to Sunday January 4 (inclusive).

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13Jun/140

New Titles (June 2014)

We have some new books and zines in stock!

Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, Volume One: From Anarchy to Anarchism (300CE-1939)
Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, Volume Two: The Emergence of the New Anarchism (1939-1977)
Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, Volume Three: The New Anarchism (1974-2012)
Anarchism For Beginners
Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchism
Contradictionary (CrimethInc)
Expect Resistance (CrimethInc)
Field Notes on Democracy
Freedom Fighters: Anarchist Intellectuals, Workers, and Soldiers in Portugal's History
Occupied London (#5)
Perspectives On Anarchist Theory (#27)
Revolt and Crisis in Greece
Rolling Thunder (#10) (CrimethInc)
Rolling Thunder (#11) (CrimethInc)
Sasha and Emma: The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman
The Method of Freedom
The Joy of Revolution
The Subversion of Politics
The Work of Love: Unpaid Housework, Poverty and Sexual Violence at the Dawn of the 21st Century
Undoing Border Imperialism
Venezuela: Revolution as Spectacle
What Every Radical Should Know About State Repression
Work (CrimethInc)

MAC is open every Sunday from midday to 5pm.

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8Feb/130

An Evening With Testament (Test Their Logik, CANADA): benefit gig for Freedom Press (UK)

[NB. We now have copies of Testament's album "A" for sale in the infoshop. Recorded, produced, and mixed by Illogik and mastered by Metalworks Studios (known for producing hip-hop acts such as Drake, DMX, and K-OS), "A" is uncompromising in both message and sound. Offering 11 new songs and 3 bonus tracks in just under an hour, it's a lyrical explosion in the face of authority and oppression, a sonic boom in the ears of big brother, and a no-holds-barred escape into rebellion. Ushering in a new era of subversive anti-authoritarian hip-hop, Test Their Logik delivers clear methodical rhymes alternating with rapid-fire lyrical assaults over dark bass- and synth-heavy beats. The album begins with a lyrical experiment never tried by even the most renowned lyricists: a full song only using words that start with the letter A. This title track sets the bar high for what comes next: everything from confrontation to reflection, to dancing, to imprisonment, and liberation.]

Come and spend an evening with our very special guest: Testament, one half of the Canadian hip-hop duo Test Their Logik; North America's most widely-known anarchist hip-hop group.

http://www.testtheirlogik.com

This is a benefit gig to raise funds for the Freedom Press Bookshop in London, which was firebombed on February 1st. The Melbourne Anarchist Club is organising this benefit to show solidarity and assist with the repair and recovery of their building.

http://www.freedompress.org.uk/news/

ENTRY BY DONATION: $15 waged / $10 unwaged

This is a fundraiser: NO BYO!!!

Doors open 6pm.

With support by MAC's very own anarcho-poet: P@ULIE

https://www.facebook.com/events/509101195807451/

20Oct/120

New titles for October 2012

We have some new books at the infoshop. Title, author and price below. MAC is open to the public every Sunday from midday to 5pm.

All Power to the Councils! A Documentary History of the German Revolution of 1918–1919 (Gabriel Kuhn) $27
Anarchism and the City: Revolution and Counter-revolution in Barcelona, 1898–1937 (Chris Ealham) $20
Anarchist Organisation: History of the FAI (Juan Gomez Casas) $20
Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward (David Goodway) $25
Anarcho-syndicalism: Theory and Practice (Rudolf Rocker) $15
Decolonizing Anarchism: An Antiauthoritarian History of India's Liberation Struggle (Maia Ramnath) $16
Fire and Flames: A History of the German Autonomist Movement (Geronimo) $20
Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States (Terrence Kissack) $20
Free Women Of Spain: Anarchism And The Struggle For The Emancipation Of Women (Martha Ackelsberg) $20
Imperiled Life: Revolution Against Climate Catastrophe (Javier Sethness-Castro) $12
No Gods, No Masters (Daniel Guerin) $25
Post-Scarcity Anarchism (Murray Bookchin) $20
Public Power In The Age Of Empire (Arundhati Roy) $5
The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics (Deric Shannon (Editor); Anthony J. Nocella II (Editor); John Asimakopoulous (Editor)) $21
The Child in the City (Colin Ward) $18
The Right to be Lazy: Essays by Paul LaFargue $16
The Russian Anarchists (Paul Avrich) $20
The Unknown Revolution (Voline) $20
Under Three Flags: Anarchism And The Anti-Colonial Imagination (Benedict Anderson) $20
What is Anarchism? (Alexander Berkman) $15
Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform (Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore) $20

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5Aug/120

Black Light #1

MAC released Black Light #1 at the 2nd annual Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair. It's available for download over at www.anarchy.org.au.

Cover for Black Light #1

23Jul/120

MAC on Facebook

Did you know that MAC has a page on Facebook?

Well we do, and you'll find it here.

In other news, please note that the Fantin Reading Group has suspended activities until later in 2012/early 2013.

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2Mar/12Off

Copies of Sedition


The launch of the new Mac-Jura-Organise! journal Sedition on the weekend was a great success. Thank you to all the performers, writers, organisers, and attendees.

Copies are available online from: anarchy.org.au or from the MAC building during opening hours, Saturdays 11am-5pm [AS OF AUGUST 2012 MAC IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM MIDDAY TO 5PM EVERY SUNDAY].

If you would like to help distribute Sedition in Victoria, email [email protected] or [email protected].

26Feb/12Off

Sedition #1

Sedition is a mutual collaboration between three geographically disparate Australian anarchist collectives; Melbourne Anarchist Club, the Jura collective from Sydney, and Organise! – the Adelaide anarchist communist group. This project is a constructive medium for discussing the way forward for anarchist groups and anarchism in Australia, both in theory and praxis. We aim to establish better communication and organisational networks between our groups and to produce thought provoking literature.

The groups involved in creating Sedition do not necessarily agree with the articles published in this journal.

If you’d like to contribute with an article, art or respond to an article in this edition, or if you have any queries, please contact us at [email protected]

Get Sedition #1

Sedition 1

10Dec/11Off

New Collaborative Publication: Sedition

The Melbourne launch to be held on Saturday 25/2/2012

NOTE Melbourne LAUNCH DATE CHANGE TO 25/2

The Melbourne Anarchist Club, Jura Books (Sydney) & Organise! (Adelaide) have been working on a new, joint publication to be launched next year: Sedition.

The magazine will focus on current issues and debates for a revolutionary class politics of anarchism in Australia.

Keep Saturday 4th of February free in your diaries for the Melbourne launch to be held at the MAC building. More details to be released closer to the date, but there will be music & political theater.

29Sep/11Off

“Good morning, I’m Mark Esterhuysen.”

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