Melbourne Anarchist Club MAC info, events and news


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.

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: [email protected]


Black Star PA Collective looking for new members.


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] or subnet69[at]


MAC announce list and opening times

If you'd like to know about upcoming events at the space, please feel free to join the MAC Announce list at Google Groups here.

MAC is open to the public on Saturdays, 11am—5pm [AS OF AUGUST 2012 MAC IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM MIDDAY TO 5PM].

Come check out the library, the bookshop, or watch a radical DVD. We've also got copies of our publication Black Light as well as many other anarchist and radical zines available. If you're interested in getting involved in MAC, Sundays is a good day to drop in to talk to other members of the club about using the space or getting involved.

MAC is located at 62 St Georges Rd, Northcote.

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140th Anniversary Celebration of the Paris Commune

Featuring a dramatic reading from Bertolt Brecht's The Days Of The Commune
An acoustic set of music by Brendan McGloin
A DJ set by Hamburger Lady
The launch of a new anarchist publication
And more.

Melbourne Anarchist Club
7pm–12:30am, Saturday March 19th
62 St Georges Rd, Northcote
Free / Donation

poster for the Paris Commune event

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Is One Day of Democracy Enough?

This Sunday from 5pm some of the comrades have decided to start up the Fantin Reading Group again, with a session on the topic of voting and state elections. Very topical! I'm sure we'll all be ready for a dose of political reality after Saturday's election. The readings aren't on the blog just yet, but can be found on the MARC Announce list (including a funny one by Adam Bandt, check it out). All welcome.

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Coming up in November…

November 6. On Saturday afternoon we'll be showing some films documenting ecological and social struggles in Chile. The films have been produced by the anarchist filmmaking collective Sinapsis from Santiago, and include English subtitles.

November 12—14. Over the weekend, the Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET) is holding a conference at Trades Hall. The themes of the conference are 'Defending Workers and Indigenous Rights' and 'Building Bridges and Global Resistance against Multinational Corporations' and it will feature many speakers from Australia and overseas.

Later in the month we'll be holding an Open Day at the space.

November 12. There's the End the Housing Crisis! No More Band-Aid Solutions rally presented by City Is Ours on Friday. Meet at Housing Minister Richard Wynne's office, 112 Smith Street, Collingwood at 4:30pm.

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Events Friday/Saturday October 22/23


7:00pm, Friday, October 22
Melbourne Freedom Club presents film screening, performance, talk.


7:00pm, Saturday, October 23
Dutch Squatting Info Night

New anti-squatting law introduced on October 1, 2010. Film and disco re resistances.

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Film screening, Sunday, October 10 @ 5pm

For more details, please see FREEDOM CLUB

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Film night, Friday, October 1 @ 7pm

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‘Melbourne Rising’ S11 film screening : POSTPONED


MAC presents a screening of the documentary film Melbourne Rising @ 7pm, Saturday, October 2 @ the 'Melbourne Anarchist Resource Centre' (MARC), 62 St Georges Rd, Northcote. The film documents 'S11': the protests and carnival against the Asia-Pacific summit meeting of the 'World Economic Forum' in Melbourne, September 11-13, 2000. The screening is a benefit for the Indonesian radical zine Amor Fati.

For more information on the protests, see Reflections on S11 and AWOL.

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