ANARCHY IN ROJAVA

ANARCHY IN ROJAVA
A ‪#‎women‬ ‪#‎Kurdish‬ fighter from the ‪#‎YPJ‬ in ‪#‎Kobanê‬.
A ‪#‎women‬ ‪#‎Kurdish‬ fighter from the ‪#‎YPJ‬ in ‪#‎Kobanê‬.

After revisiting the Anarchist Alphabet for a look at G is for Gentrification the show goes into an interview with Nicky Danesh from the Middle Eastern Anarchist Network.

Nicky speaks about what is happening in Northern Syria in a region called Rojava.

Here’s what David Greaber had to say after visiting the region

Well, if anyone had any doubt in their minds about whether this was really a revolution, or just some kind of window-dressing, I’d say the visit put that permanently to rest. There are still people talking like that: This is just a PKK (The Kurdistan Workers’ Party) front, they’re really a Stalinist authoritarian organization that’s just pretending to have adopted radical democracy. No. They’re totally for real. This is a genuine revolution.

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INSURGE – POLITICAL PRISONERS

Also features this Kurdish song – EM BERNADIN VE DILANE

The documentary I mention I watched.

FLYING GREEK ANARCHISTS

FLYING GREEK ANARCHISTS

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I could just about call every show we do FUCK THE POLICE and this one is no exception… but it goes without saying these days right? and the flying Greek Anarchists is a truly inspiration story.

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The show kicks off with April 29 1992 … a song about the riots in the aftermath of the acquittal of 4 people officers for the (video taped) beating of Rodney King.

There are riots all over America at the moment as communities rise up and express their discontent at yet more cases of police brutality (and fatalities) in which the officers involved are not held responsible for their conduct.

This song I think is the song for these times… especially the chorus ‘It’s about coming up and staying on top …. And screaming 187 on a motherfuckin’ cop’

Not that I would suggest violence…. just self defense.

The reason why the flying anarchists were hurling molotov cocktails (and a fridge!) was the hunger strike of Niko Romanos and the anniversary of the police murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos in December 2008 .

In Greece they say ‘remember, remember the sixth of December’

Romanos was the best friend of Alexandros Grigoropoulos and Alexis died in his arms, this event radicalised Romanos.

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He is serving time in prison for a bank robbery which targeted one of the banks that was never brought to account for its part in Greek’s economic woes.

“What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?” (Bertolt Brecht)

His hunger strike ended last week when the Greek government gave in to his demand for access to education.

Below is an excerpt from a text written by Romanos about hunger strikes.

A hunger strike is the ultimate means of struggle of a revolutionary individual. Historically it has been used by a wide political spectrum of fighters held hostage for their subversive action, mainly against democratic regimes.

From the dead hunger strikers of the r.o. Red Army Faction (RAF) and the deaths of the fighters of the IRA and ETA, up to the successful hunger strikes of anarchist comrades such as Christophoros Marinos and Kostas Kalaremas, the members of Revolutionary Struggle and the CCF. Points in common can be minimal to non-existent, but there is a decision which remains the same, “I am fighting to the end.”

This decision has been capable of creating specific blackmail against the State. Blackmail which, as paradoxical as it might sound, has gained important power of negotiation because of the dead hunger strikers.

And right at the end of the show we interview Steve Towson about his new song Christmas Island . Which is a fundraiser for the Asylum Seeker Resource Center.

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KILL ALL LANDLORDS

KILL ALL LANDLORDS

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I’m kind of angry at my landlord right now, cause my roof is massively leaking and all they really have to do is clean the gutters but it’s been over a week and it hasn’t been done. Which is a problem because it keeps fucking raining.

This links into the themes of this weeks show though because it’s an issue concerning private property, the idea that someone can own property and charge others’ for using it to survive.

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The first 2 songs of the show are concerning the colonisation of America before which there was no private property on Turtle Island.

And next Shame has a long talk about so called ‘anarcho-capitalists’ or libertarians. Shame proposes we use the term propertarians.

A new It’s the End of the World and I feel Fine came out just before the show went to air so we played it to make up for the fact we went to see Sage Francis the night before the show and got very little sleep/time to prepare kick ass radio.

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A Tribe Called Red – Burn Your Village to the Ground info
Corporate Avenger – Christians Murdered Indians info
RISE AGAINST – TRAGEDY + TIME info
Etheric Double – Hold Your Spear Close info
THE COUP – KILL MY LANDLORD info
BAMBU – RENT MONEY info
SAGE FRANCIS – MAKESHIFT PATRIOT info
QUORUM CONSENSUS – DEADS MAN TOUCH info

More of the scene from Addams Family

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ANARCHIST AFFLICTION

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Now the G20 is over and the fever has passed we’ve got other afflictions to contend with .. such as

INSURRECTO-RIOTOSIS .

This is the name of the latest show from The Stimulator we play the first half straight up on the show.

We talk a little about the G20. We want to focus on the future now and how we can build a strong anarchist resistance in Brisbane.

One thing that is sure not to cure any anarchist related affliction you have is how you choose to spend your money.

To look into this further we play a short video by Savage Revival called Individualism vs Resistance.

This show aired just before the Furguson verdict was announced and Anna shares some of the background to the story.

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G20 (black) BLOC PARTY AND BULLSHIT

G20 (black) BLOC PARTY AND BULLSHIT

Well Brisbane ‘Australia’s new world city’ hosted the G20….. the media hyped it up for months all the world’s anarchists were coming to Brisbane to smash shit up and kill your grandmother.

What ended up happening was that it was really fucking hot, Tony Abbott made a fool of us once again and there was a street parade involving .001% of Brisbane’s population.

The police are hailing their operation a huge success……. the media claiming all the police stopped any violence or property destruction from happening. To be honest it’s a bit sickening.

Will anything change? Would more direct action have changed anything?

There are the things we must think critically about, future shows will discuss this more.

The cult of non violence is something that is well and truly dominant in Brisbane’s ‘left’ movement. To think critically about this we play an interview with Peter Gelderloos author of How Nonviolence Protects the State and The Failure of Nonviolence.

Also I wrote some satire about the BLACK BLOC PARTY that could have been.

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G20 (black) BLOC PARTY

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Well here we go…… Geetwenty fever is well and truly setting in… more and more police are visible around Brisbane city and South Brisbane where the G20 super summer summit will take place.

When we take to the streets on Saturday for the People’s March in the hot hot Brisbane sun the crowd control device of choice would have to be water cannons but the next best thing would have to be the LRAD (rad!) sound systems which the Queensland police are in possession of.

Since we all don’t want to be part of any revolution which doesn’t involved dancing, the ‘free speech zone‘ on Saturday during the march should be lots of fun as long as the po po remember to bring the beats (and blops).

As the march crosses the Kurilpa bridge, everything going as planned, underneath us on the river should be paper boats set sail by the Refugee Action Collective Queensland.

I caught up with Scotia Monkivitch at a boat building workshop on Sunday to find out about Walking Borders a series of actions which are going to culminate with the flotilla of paper boats planned to meet the People’s March.

Don’t want to go to the People’s March try the refugee FLASH MOB.

First of all on the show though The Stimulator gives us a run down on 2 major struggles which are currently happening around the globe. We play the first half of the latest It’s the End of the World as we Know if and I feel FINE!.

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We also talk to Brisbane Community Action Network spokesperson Robin Taubenfeld about the People’s Summit which starts tomorrow. You can download the program here.

 

Mexico Protests

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1 misogynist forced to flee country… many still to go

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Great news overnight that a man who attempted a tour of Australia giving lectures on picking up women which include physical assault, has not only been forced to cancel his show in Melbourne but has also left the country.

Well done to everyone who joined the outrage and caused this to happen…. there’s many more still in the country so let’s keep up the fight.

One man who’s a good target is Corey Bernadi who is giving a speech tonight at a Cherish Life fundraiser.

If you didn’t work it out from the title Cherish Life is a pro-life organisation and if you don’t know Corey Bermandi is an ultra conservative Liberal senator.

And Corey Bernadi and Julien Blanc both seem to think violence against women is acceptable.Speaking at a domestic violence inquiry Bernadi made comments to the effect that sometimes it’s ok for a man to put a woman in a headlock.

There’s a protest tonight outside the Indooropilly Golf Club where he is speaking.6pm Meiers Road, Indooroopilly, Queensland, Australia 4121

A woman fights back … in this case the ‘violence’ is resistance so I think it’s justified. Buzzfeed reports she was responding to an incident where she was pushed herself.

Here’s an article from The Age about Julien Blanc and his forced departure from Australia.

UPDATE: Victoria’s police chief has thrown his support behind the growing community campaign against a self-described pick-up artist, who fled Australia after protesters targeted his controversial seminars.

Chief Commissioner Ken Lay said he’s taken a look at the work of US-based Julien Blanc and his group Real Social Dynamics – and he’s not impressed.

“To me, most of it appears to be deeply disturbing and offensive,” Mr Lay said in a statement on Friday.

“Labelling women as objects and actively promoting the abuse of women degrades the dignity of our whole community,” he said.

“I’m proud that Victoria has taken this stance against violence. It gives me confidence that we are moving in the right direction.”

Mr Lay’s comments come after one of Mr Blanc’s seminars was scuppered by scores of angry protesters on the Yarra River.

A few dozen young men who paid to attend the event – the content of which has been heavily criticised for promoting abusive tactics to lure women – needed to be escorted off a river cruise boat on Thursday night.

Police were called to Southbank as protesters surrounded the boat, which had been booked for the talk after several hotel venues cancelled bookings in response to a growing petition and community outrage.

The vocal protesters had rushed to the Yarra River site after earlier gathering in St Kilda. Some carried placards that read “destroy rape culture” while others shouted “walk of shame” as the group of men disembarked with help from several uniformed police officers.

Mobile phone video later emerged of one of the protesters being held back before she punches the man hosting the seminar in the chest and slaps him across the face.

But Victoria Police spokesman Sergeant Kris Hamilton said police are not investigating the incident.

“The male in the video has advised police that he does not want to report the alleged assault,” he said.

One of the men who did attend the event had earlier defended Mr Blanc’s teachings.

“No doesn’t always mean no, if said playfully,” the 22-year-old Elwood man, who did not give his name, told the Weekly Review shortly before the seminar.

“If someone’s, like, ‘no’ in a more serious way, then obviously that’s more serious,” he said. “But, again, that sort of more play-fighting-kind-of-way, as in ‘no, no, don’t do that’, that’s different.”

One of the protesters, meanwhile, vowed to continue the campaign against the group and its supporters.

“We left knowing we had won. Not just that, we left knowing that this was the beginning of the end for them,” the protester wrote online after the Thursday night demonstration.

“We are growing infinitely and we plan on there being no next time.”

In a statement, Melbourne River Cruises said it did not want to be associated with Mr Blanc or his seminars and it cancelled the booking as soon as it realised who was behind it.

“The boat did not cruise and we waited for the police to take all the people off the boat as they refused to get off the boat,” the boat company said on its Facebook page.

“We were completely misinformed about the booking, saying it was a social function.”

Mr Blanc began his Australian tour in Sydney last week in a bid to teach local men about picking up women. But he has been met with a barrage of criticism, fuelled by social media anger over some of his methods, which include grabbing a woman’s head and pulling it towards his crotch.

Washington-based activist Jennifer Li began the boycott petition and the #takedownjulienblanc social media campaign after watching one of the group’s videos – in which a woman is choked as an opening pick-up move being taught by the group.

Ms Li said such demeaning, misogynist and abusive behaviour has to have serious consequences.

“I said I was going to take him down, but I didn’t know if this was actually going to take off. I just knew I had to try,” she told SBS’s The Feed.

Mr Blanc was not spotted at Thursday night’s event, which was instead hosted by one of his colleagues.

Police on Friday confirmed Mr Blanc left the country late on Thursday night, while his assistant would leave later on Friday.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Mr Blanc had departed Australia and his visa had been cancelled.

Calls, emails and tweets to Mr Blanc, Real Social Dynamics and its management team were not returned.

One of the group’s other speakers, Todd Valentine, later hosted a live Google hangout out in Seattle and welcomed comments from social media, but did not address the protests in Australia.

Instead, he spent an hour providing dating advice, stressing how there are no “magic words” that can manipulate a woman into sleeping with someone.

“That attitude is so, so, so far fetched,” he said. “The idea that it does exist is actually extremely demeaning to women.”

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