Saturday 3rd November from 2pm:
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Melbourne Anarchist Club, we will be having a BBQ. Entry is free; the cost of food is by donation; and as this is a fundraiser for MAC: NO BYO!
Sunday 4th November @ 2pm:
In this first Sunday Screening session, we will be showing 'The Wave' (Die Welle). https://www.facebook.com/events/547578395268715/
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
The next session of the Fantin Reading Group is Sunday 21st October @ 2pm. We will be reading Errico Malatesta’s “Anarchy”, which you can download here: http://fantinreadinggroup.wordpress.com
There are also some paperback copies for sale at the MAC Infoshop, which is open every Sunday 12-5pm. Register your attendance on fb here: https://www.facebook.com/events/368974903184933/?context=create
The Direct Action Collective is hosting an afterparty at MAC after the day of Global Noise, which is a celebration of the anniversary of the Global Occupy and European Indignado movements.
The Melbourne event is being co-ordinated by Real Democracy Australia and the day of protest will adopt the 'casserolada' technique of banging pots & pans. The Direct Action Collective will meet @ the 8 Hour Monument from 11am and march to City Square, so join us with your black flags, black & red flags and pots & pans.
Back @ MAC we will be having a BBQ and of course, rehreshments will be available from the bar. There may also be spontaneous performances by poets, comedians & musicians...
We've decided to re-commence meetings of the Fantin Reading Group.
The Group next meets at 2pm on Sunday, September 9 when we will be discussing direct action.
For more details see the Fantin Reading Group blog.
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.
MAC has decided to launch an infoshop at the space and to help begin the process we're holding a launch party on Saturday, August 11. We'll have words and music, books and beats. From 5pm, bands, radical slam poetry and spoken word will celebrate the newest - and possibly (?) only - Melbourne-based anarchist book/infoshop. We'll have a wide collection of classical, recent and historical anarchist texts available for purchase, as well as drinks and food. Bands include:
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.