Thursday, November 10, 2005
"Like all really good ideas, Anarchy is pretty simple when you get down to it -- human beings are at their very best when they are living free of authority, deciding things among themselves rather than being ordered about. That's what the word means -- 'Without Government'. A lot of the time most of us know this anyway (though there are a few oddballs in the world who actually enjoy being pushed around), but we also know just how difficult it can usually be doing anything for yourself -- if you try you're likely to break the law or contravene some regulation or other.
But throughout human history people have tried to do just that. To live freely. Sometimes on their own, sometimes in small groups, sometimes in great popular movements..."
Clifford Harper, Anarchy: A Graphic Guide
Speaking of anarchy, it'll be anarchy on the streets come Saturday December 3rd...
F the system; reclaim the streets!
Why reclaim the streets?
We're a collective of activists, students and concerned citizens in Melbourne and we came together to organise a 'reclaim the streets'. The reason for this was a shared feeling that we want get out there as a movement again. We want to show ourselves to the public and our message is simple: "another world is possible!" To do this we will reclaim our public space and turn the streets into a free zone where people can express themselves... the way they feel. We believe that a city should not be owned by corporations and cars, but by the people.
'Diversity' is a keyword in this movement and several activist groups and individuals will participate in this parade. We will educate the public about several issues that appear on the activist-agenda by handing out flyers, exposing banners and inviting guest speakers. A second aim is to have fun! Sound systems, (acoustic) bands, decorations, street theatre, cyclists and other creative actions will support the parade to turn this day into a day people won't forget easily (in a positive way). Within this [lies] another message: activism can be fun! By creating a joyful happening other people on the streets might join the parade, think about our message, or, at least, reveal a smile on their face.
When & where?
Saturday December 3rd @ the Carlton Gardens (next to the fountain) at 12 p.m.
Monday, November 07, 2005
Well done! Give them hell! Do not be intimidated by the fascist police!
Love and solidarity,
Камрады! Сделанное добро! Дайте им ад! Не запугайте фашистскими полициями! Влюбленность и сплоченность, Andy.
Σύντροφοϊ Γίνοντας καλός! Δώστε την κόλαση σε τους! Μην εκφοβίστε από τη φασιστική αστυνομία! Αγάπη και αλληλεγγύη, Andy.
Compagnons ! Gj'nontas bon ! Donnez leur enfer à ! Ekfovj'ste par la police fasciste ! Affection et solidarité, Andy.
Metgezellen! Gj' nontas goed! Geeft hun enfer aan! Ekfovj' St door de fascistische politie! Genegenheid en solidariteit, Andy.
Workers! Gj nontas well! Their enfer give to! Ekfovj St by the fascist police force! Affection and solidarity, Andy.
[Camarades ! Puits fait ! Donnez-leur l'enfer ! Ne soyez pas intimidé par la police fasciste ! Amour et solidarité, Andy.]