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.
THE SHOW IN TEXT
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…….
Bad Cop No Donut
An elderly officer violently grabs one woman and in the events that followed crash tackled a school girl.
The school girl was trying to give him back a key he had dropped.
The officer was later seen sobbing in his car and many say he should leave the force or be force to leave.
Dozens of men, including several foreigners, have been arrested in a raid of a gay sauna in Indonesia’s capital, police say.
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.
Homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia except in Aceh province, but the country’s LGBT community has come under siege recently.
Police have set up a special task force to investigate activities by gay people and a case before the country’s top court is seeking to criminalise homosexual sex.
Anti-police brutality groups in Utah are livid after a prosecutor this week determined police were legally justified in a fatal shooting of a black man in August that was captured on body camera video released this week.
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.
O/s Antifa (translated from Italian)
First action of Genova Antifascist and it was well attended.
The neofascist place is called “La Superba” and is directed by “Lealta’ e Azione” a former fascist party. They now supporting center/right party in the next Italian election.