[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.
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.
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
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
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.
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].
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@example.com
The Melbourne launch to be held on Saturday 25/2/2012
NOTE Melbourne LAUNCH DATE CHANGE TO 25/2
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.
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 was a classic hoax perpetrated by some Melbourne anarchists in 2002.