I produce an radio show called Subversion #1312. It is broadcast originally on 4ZZZfm community radio in Brisbane Australia.
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4ZZZ News – The South Australian Opposition said in August they would install shoot-to-kill powers in the event of a terror threat if they won Government in the March election, however the Police Association says there will be no support of any such laws unless there was full criminal and civil immunity.
The union will meet today for the annual delegate conference, with an expected announcement regarding the shoot to kill laws in the coming weeks.
Complaints made against Corrective Services
The Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) made a series of complaints, to the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS), about the behaviour of staff towards Islamic inmates at the Arthur Gorrie correctional centre (AGCC).
The council’s appeal for action was unsuccessful, according to a QCS spokesperson, on the grounds that no further evidence was provided to substantiate the claims.
The GEO Group, who privately owns the AGCC, is aware QCS has received complaints directly from the ICQ which were investigated by QCS.
It’s been a long time since we caught up with our favorite Puerto Rican Montreal based anarchist Franklin Lopéz. Since 2007 we’ve been playing him stuff and working with him so it was about time we got him on the show. We talk about his trip to Puerto Rico (he’s now there) and what the future holds for Sub.Media.
As always we report on police violence and misconduct with BAD COP NO DONUT and we have our #antifa report with the help of Queen Antyfa.
Since a lot of the world is unaware of Australia’s harsh treatment of refugees again we broadcast the voice of a refugee in the Manus Island detention center and give a round up of what’s happening.
Franklin López launched subMedia.tv in 2000. More than a website, subMedia.tv is an independent video production ensemble that aims to crank out anarchist, anti-capitalist, anti-colonial films and agit-prop. The first anarchist film they made debuted in 2004, it’s called Join the Revolution Fall in Love.
In 2007 Franklin started making a It’s the End of the World as we Know it and I feel Fine regularly and I came across it randomly and contacted him about playing it on the radio. We’ve been in touch since then, he came to Australia in 2012 and we toured with his film END:CIV.
So some changes have been happening in submedia, which is why I contacted Franklin for an interview. But then he went to Puerto Rico or so we thought…….
Police spokesman Argo Yuwono said the raid in downtown Jakarta on Friday (local time) would lead to seven people being charged under Indonesia’s pornography law, including the sauna’s owner and staffers.
They face penalties of up to 10 years in prison and fines.
Mr Yuwono said the other 51 men would be released if they were found to not be criminals or carrying drugs.
While one video appears to show the victim, Patrick Harmon, 50, shot from behind as he ran from police, a slowed-down version shows he pivoted toward officers with a knife, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said Friday.
Officer Clinton Fox told investigators Harmon threatened to stab him before he fired the fatal shots. Body camera video shows Fox shot Harmon at close range after Fox yells, “I’ll f….ing shoot you.”
Lex Scott, an organizer with Black Lives Matter in Utah, said the community is livid over the footage and wants the district attorney to resign. The Harmon family, which lives in Colorado and St. Louis, is “shell shocked,” Scott said.
“You can’t watch that video and not realize it is a clear case of murder,” Scott said. “It is one of the clearest cases of murder we’ve ever seen.”
Pro tip – familiarise yourself with the law in your area.
A guide to your rights when dealing with police. made by the Caxton Legal Centre in Brisbane where we are based.
The SSM debacle has given far right fuckwits across Australia the opportunity to express how much they hate bumming & love Jesus. A lot of yapping from within their far right fuckwit echo chambers but some found the courage to face public humiliation & tbh who else does public humiliation like those merry hateful pranksters the Party For Freedom? And humiliated they’ve been, holding “rallies” in support of the NO campaign that have come close to attracting double figures. Nowhere near the heady numbers that their fearless leader Folkesy gets when he stands for election (I think he got 36 votes last time).
The kidlets of Antipodean Resistance with their cute “we’re the Hitler’s you’ve been waiting for” have been consistently busy of late putting stickers & posters blaming their lack of friends on Jews, Poofs & Muslims around university campuses around Australia. They’ve just done some stickering around Toowoomba as well which is fancy. I wonder if their parents are aware that their little Adolph is sneaking out at night?
Blair (my Dad loves me) Cottrell from the United Patriots Front (remember them? Mein Kampf & pictures of Hitler in every classroom) has been to Court again to appeal his recent conviction for being silly & conducting a mock beheading. He had no people there to support him boo hoo. Anyway you’d think he’d have fuck all chance of a successful appeal seeing as though the sausage had the whole stunt filmed but hey, when your popularity starts plummeting after getting booted by Facebook you’ve gotta start playing the martyr card. Afterall it can’t be much fun when you’re 28 & Dad has to tell people to stop picking on you.
QUT has it’s very own Nazi!! Woohoo! David Hilton a former history teacher has decided to go back to uni & is currently a PhD candidate. David is behind a whole bunch of Neo-Nazi batshit crazy stuff including YouTube channels & the Austranati website & others using a variety of aliases. QUT have been non responsive to communication from Anti-Fascists & concerned QUT students & David remains at this point still a candidate. Fear not though my fine Comrades, the chances of David teaching again or becoming an academic would be next to fuck all I’d think in light of these revelations. It’s worth noting that David is not the first far right fuckwit to engage in academia. The OG of Australian fascism & Grand Poobah of Australia First Dr Jim Saleam got his PhD years ago & has gone on to… Well nothing really. Anyway…
In finishing up this half arsed insight as to what’s happening around the place I’d like to say Take care of each other & be kind to yourselves.
For details on the above & lots more head where all good Anti-Fascists head to for excellent information on Australia’s far right fuckwits Slackbastard who has a blog as well as Facebook & Twitter.
Stay tuned for news on some new kids on the block next week.
Sub.Media has been working hard for the last six months producing 30 min documentaries about topical anarchist actions and issues.
We’ve got a lot to catch up on so we’re going for double Trouble. After the films a short discussion with a focus on how the issues raised can be put to action in our local community.
TROUBLE #1: KILLING THE BLACK SNAKE
Killing the Black Snake: Behind the Scenes of the #NODAPL Struggle
The first episode of Trouble, looks beyond the mainstream narratives surrounding the Standing Rock encampment to get a better understanding of some of the camp’s overlooked dynamics, including serious disagreements over which tactics to use to best stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
TROUBLE #2: BASH THE FASH
Reactionary right-wing politics are on the rise in the west, and events are moving at a dangerous pace. In the wake of Trump’s ascendancy to the US presidency, a toxic mix of white nationalism, Islamophobia, trans-phobia, violent misogyny, and anti-migrant hysteria is rapidly coalescing into a growing movement that has in turn sparked a surge of interest in anti-fascist organizing. Battle lines are being drawn, and street clashes are escalating. In this month’s episode of Trouble, anarchist media collective subMedia interviews a number of individuals from the US, Canada and the UK in order to get a better understanding of just what it is that we’re up against, what a viable strategy for confronting this threat might look like, what steps we can take in order to mount an effective response, and how this all fits into our efforts to build a revolutionary movement against capitalism and the state.
Franklin Lopez sub.media has gone to Puerto Rico where he is from to help his family and the community clean up after Hurricane Maria
In Puerto Rico, a humanitarian catastrophe continues to unfold 12 days after Hurricane Maria struck the island. Over the weekend, the Pentagon said the percentage of Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million residents without access to clean drinking water rose to 55 percent. Only 5 percent of the island has electricity, while food and fuel remain scarce and about half of the island’s roads are impassable.
DONAL TRUMP: (Puerto Rico) is an island and it is surrounded by water, BIG water, ocean water.
Technically Puerto Rico is not surrounded by ocean water, but is touched by ocean water in the north (the Atlantic) and sea water (the Caribbean) in the south.
The fines date back to a dispute over an unregistered dog in 2012 and police arrested the woman after being called to the house regarding a domestic violence incident.
Meanwhile her children are being cared for by an aunt in their home where the power has been cut.
The case mirrors the case of Miss Dhu an Aboriginal woman who died after three days in custody. Police had been called to her house because her partner was suspected to be breaching a family violence order.
Instead they did a background check on Miss Dhu and found $3622 in unpaid fines.
In Spain, more than 800 people were injured Sunday after Spanish police stormed polling stations across the country’s Catalonia region and tried to forcibly prevent people from voting in a Catalan independence referendum, firing tear gas and physically attacking prospective voters.
The Spanish government says the referendum is illegal. Ahead of Sunday’s vote, Spanish police seized control of ballots and fliers, raided the Catalan regional government’s offices and even shut down pro-independence websites.
Late on Sunday night, the Catalan regional government said 90 percent of Catalan voters chose independence.
The leader of Catalonia insisted on Monday that Sunday’s independence referendum, though marred by clashes and rejected by the Spanish government, had earned his region the right to a separate state and that he would press ahead to make the vote binding. Spain rejects the referendum. Anarchists have been calling for a general strike.
Trouble 6 – Adapt and Destroy: Counterinsurgency and Social
Despite the unimaginable capacity for violence and coercion that they wield, states are far more vulnerable than they let on. This is not only true of the so-called “failed states” currently plagued by civil war and internal strife, but also the imperialist centers of global capitalism themselves. Their fatal weakness is built into their design; modern states are incredibly complicated and dynamic political constructions, yet at their core they remain what they have always been – vehicles of social organization aimed at facilitating the exploitation of the many, for the enrichment of the few. Without the active or passive consent of the many, the few are in serious trouble.
There’s a lot of talk about equality lately, in Australia the same sex marriage postal plebiscite vote survey is causing a lot of discussion hate speech and harm to LGBTIQA+ people.
This really is turning into a survey on acceptance not just marriage. And will having same sex marriage mean all LGBTIQA+ people reap the benefit? We speak to Nick a genderqueer activist from occupied Wurundjeri land, so-called Melbourne. (41mins in)
Also Peter K our ephemeral anarchist commentator gives a talk on a number of current issues which involve equality. (5 mins)
And who are Chumbawamba and what are they all about?
The Autonomous Action Radio team are back having morphed AnarchyShow into Subversion #1312.
Because we want to subvert the system and hate cops – ACAB (1312)
Let’s acknowledge first of all that this quiz we used for our test about what sort of anarchist are you is purely and simply a vehicle for market research on the behalf of evil multi-national corporations. Mark Tropicana suggested using this so we’ll blame him.
We take no notice of marketing anyway so us having used that quiz which was really quite ambiguous will have no actually real life ramifications.