FUCK THE POLICE

FUCK THE POLICE

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This episode is called fuck the police because… well fuck them and the system they support and help perpetuate.

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Franklin Lopéz joins us to talk about his new DVD project subMedia A Decade of Subversion.

He also gives us his thoughts on the killing of police by community members.

And fondly recalls his trip to Australia which included taking part in the 40th Anniversary Celebrations at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra.

The fit with the season as we do every year we play A Junkie’s Christmas by William S Burroughs.

The music for this sedition was requested by Franklin.  Also check out this video of a kangaroo knocking out a drone.

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Intro – Resident Anti-hero

Backing music- Monkey Marc

Outro – Insurge Political Prisoners

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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EXCLUSIVE G20 BLACK BLOC PARTY SETS BNE ON FIRE

EXCLUSIVE G20 BLACK BLOC PARTY SETS BNE ON FIRE

The event we had all spent years waiting for was finally on. The #G20 security ring of steel had been erected.

South Brisbane was in serious LOCK DOWN… the media said the barricades were intimidating, South Bank a fortress.

All year the media talked about a black bloc party in Brisbane so Megsie Lemon Grass and I went in search of it and to check the security arrangements.

Things started off well.... this dumpster looked like it was ready for the black bloc party...Things started off well…. this dumpster looked like it was ready for the black bloc party…

BLACKBLOCTOOLSYep we could have some fun with all this rumble…

We walked down towards the Convention Centre and found this sticker which seemed to be advertising the (black) bloc party.OMGG20WTFAfter this we saw 100s of the one time… the thin blue line looked rather plump as I asked them if they knew about the (black) bloc party but they just wanted to go and sit in the shade.

POLICE IN THE SHADE

Still that many police are a sure sign that a (black) bloc party is going to happen.

FALL DOWNMegsie tried to climb the barricades but fell down…

THROUGH THE BARRICADEI got to the other side but it was really boring… The ring of steal was no match for Megsie though as she kicked down a barricade to let me through

TIP OVER BARRICADE

KICK SIGNThis sign could be kicked over as part of the (black) bloc party… but there’s no one around to see it fall so does it really fall at all?

POSE WITH SECURITYThese drivers/security asked us to let them know if we found the party…

BEERBEERBEERThese would certainly start the party…

MOVEBINAll the police we asked about the (black) bloc party thought it sounded fun and wanted to come along…. it would be til they turned up so I tipped over this dumpster to make our own barricade..

PUNCH SECURITYThis security guard was not in the mood for a party so Megsie dealt with him true ninja style…..

LOOSE PROJECTILEAll the police I ask about the (black) bloc party think it sounds good luckily Megsie found a loose projectile to throw at them when they came to ruin our fun.

1511190_10152851116069596_91834903137370908_nSomeone’s planned ahead … this will be great for powering the sound system…

G20 police policing‘We’re looking for the G20 (black) bloc party, do you know about it? ‘ ‘Huh… no… black bloc… party .. no… er… der…. geetwenny … why don’t we have Segways?’

Abomination Maybe Lowkey is coming to the party…

movesignWho left this here? We heard Obama was coming so we blocked the street with it…

binbombBetter get this shield ready for the party…

molotovFinally we found someone else preparing for the (black) bloc party… Megsie gets ready to make (molotov) cocktails…

DSC_0135Quiet before the storm…

DSC_0023Fight for your right to party…. I mean party for your right to fight…

JLL 021The po po are wearing fluros to get in the party mood….

colours of genecideWe displayed the true colors of Brisbane

march 187This happy party goer missed the memo about prohibited items but somehow managed to avoid detection…

Kicking off

We gave an anarchist a cigarette and a Molotov cocktail and really got the party started

Burn baby burnWe warned the police to be careful where they parked their cars in this heat

Police car ruined

Tony angryTony is pretty angry about the mess we made and randomly mentioned something about the budget and $7 co payments

angela merkel partyAngela Merkel thanked us for rioting because it made her feel right at home…

putin offerPutin offered to arm us… can someone explain what these are? And if we need them?

Dragunov SVD, BM-27 Uragan, VPK-3927 Volk, S-400 missile system, A-100 AWACS, 6B43 Body Armor, MP-443 Grach, KSVK, ABCE, V0dKa 100P, OSV-96, VIT-B12, RPK-74, VLaD2000, GM-94

OBAMA SADAnd Obama was just really sad about how much C02 we would have released into the atmosphere because it’s going to put a huge dint in his target to reduce greenhouse emissions.

OBAMA GREEN HORNETWe reminded him about his zero emissions fighter jet and he calmed down realising how much it was going to help save the planet…

You may not hear about this on the news but it really happened. Brisbane isn’t that boring after all…

Operation Lizard Jam by Monster Zoku Onsomb! on Mixcloud

This is another thing that rocked Brisvegas this #G20 weekend…

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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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RECLAIM THE (black) BLOC

With the G20 coming up next week in Brisbane many media outlets have been discussing the black bloc tactic. And anarchist violence.

They’ve been talking to criminology professors who really have very little idea about the black bloc is and we had to set the record straight.

So we called on our homie The Stimulator and his recent interview with Francis Dupuis-Déri an actual real life anarchist and author of Who’s Afraid of the Black Blocs.

Also Maria Delaney speaking at Reclaim the Night Brisbane.

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As part of the media hype over the G20 our show received some unsolicited media attention due to a poster we published which was made by anarchist comrades in Sydney.

After this several journalists have contacted me wanting the scoop on any planned anarchist action during the G20.

But talking to the media is a bit like talking to the police, we don’t do it.

Because of a lack of ‘anarchist’ threats to the G20 the Courier Mail have even gone so far as to dredge up a Melbourne anarchist wanted for questioning about our bombing in Mexico suggesting she might be a threat in Brisbane.

This is the most accurate summation of the anarchist threat for the Brisbane G20 so far.

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Mexican Protesters Raid Supermarkets As One-Month Anniversary Of Student Disappearances Nears

Yesterday when I spoke and posted about the Mexican G20 in 2012 the current situation in Mexico was in my mind.

The G20 Culturecide.. I mean Cultural Celebrations in Brisbane include a Day of the Dead Festival which is a traditional Mexican celebration.

Yet while Brisbane is encouraged to celebrate the G20 and it’s associated colonial and neoliberal agenda people in Mexico are struggling daily because of it.

Because the struggle they face is so much more urgent than those in Brisbane (except for Australian indigenous struggles) the action they are taking is much more militant.

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Students in Mexico’s southern Guerrero state took over a radio station and raided supermarkets in the state capital Saturday, a day before the one-month anniversary of the disappearances of 43 students who have sparked mass anger against local and state authorities.

Dozens of protesters reportedly looted four department stores in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero, Saturday morning, taking clothing, food items and appliances outside to the street for passersby to take. At one store, Comercial Mexicana, the students erected a banner reading “Everything Is Free.” Witnesses said the students’ faces were covered, and while they were armed with sticks, they didn’t attack any of the shoppers or workers.

Another group of four students occupied a local radio station Saturday morning, inviting listeners to take on the “capitalist stores.”

“We invite the population to take action and participate in our protests. Everything that we have taken out [of the stores] will be completely free,” they said. Department stores across the capital closed after reports of the raids surfaced.

Mass protests have raged across Guerrero state since 43 students from a teachers’ college disappeared Sept. 26. While most marches and vigils remained peaceful, some demonstrations have been chaotic. Protesters occupied the state Capitol last week and set parts of it on fire while another group of demonstrators set fire to the Town Hall at Iguala, the town where the students were last seen. Saturday’s protesters were reportedly from the Raul Isidro Burgos Rural Normal school, the same college that the missing students attended.

The missing students case has come to exemplify Mexico’s deeply rooted problems with corruption, insecurity, and linkages between security forces and organized crime. Protesters have been calling on authorities to determine the whereabouts of the students and seek justice for those responsible for the disappearances. Gov. Angel Aguirre stepped down Thursday under pressure from the growing protest movement.

Federal officials have accused the mayor of Iguala of ordering police to attack the students and hand them over to a local drug gang over fears the students would disrupt a speech being given by his wife. Authorities have ordered arrest warrants for both the mayor and his wife although they have not been seen since the day after the students first vanished.

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G20 Looking Back – Mexico 2012

With the G20 coming up in Brisbane Autonomous Action Radio has been looking back at what happened on the side of the resistance in previous years. g20 mexico Today I looked at Mexico and read this article.The Mexican people certainly were not treated to G20 culture events like Brisbane is.

Today Mexican President Felipe Calderon, speaking in a press conference to conclude the G20 summit in Cabo, Mexico, reinforced why so many people oppose the G20’s neoliberalism, austerity, and corporate elitism.

Austerity measures, he said, are like “bullets” that need to be “reloaded” again and again. His metaphor was appropriate. G20 policies promote systems that lead to suffering, destruction of communities, and destruction of the environment.

These policies are like bullets, killing the people of the world.

Here in La Paz, Mexico, a two-hour drive north along the coastline from Cabo, Mexico, the people held their own summit, as the G20 leaders and rich corporate elite met inside a militarized security barrier, in posh hotel rooms with shimmering seaside vistas.

It was impossible for protesters to get closer to the official summit, though some tried to find a bus driver willing to brave the checkpoints and the security guards with automatic guns slung over their shoulders.

Locals were told that no one could enter Cabo unless they were a documented resident. Activists with the Peoples Summit, Cumbre de los Pueblos, went on a colorful march down the main tourist strip in La Paz on the evening before the official G20 summit was slated to begin.

Several hundred strong, the march poured into the main plaza of the town, La Kioska, and held a rally and a rock concert.

The Peoples Summit also contained two and a half days of energetic panel discussions and workshops on topics like capital flows, offshore tax havens, and climate change and adaptation.

The most enthusiastic discussions, though, were less reform-oriented – feminism, the financialization of nature, mining, workers’ struggles, corporate tourism development – discussions on creating our own solutions outside the security barrier in Cabo.

Many summit participants felt that the hopes of the people cannot be expressed through the dry and corrupted policies of the G20. Much of this spirit of change is expressed in the Statement of the Peoples Summit Against G20, a document that was put out by the summit participants.

It was also felt through the words of the participants. “We need system change, not reform,” said Romulo Torres, Peru, with the network LATINDADD.

“If a new system doesn’t begin, none of the other changes will be important.” “We do not recognize the people who govern for us,” said one local activist who spoke with a mask on, in the Zapatista tradition. “Solutions come from the streets.

They come from what we do in our homes. That’s where solutions come from… We are the 99 percent and we will not obey.”

“Capitalism is alienation,” said one feminist speaker from La Paz. “If we want to take down capitalism, we have to take down alienation.” “The only way to oppose capitalism is through direct action,” said Imelda Garibay, La Paz, a local student activist. “We do not recognize the G20. The G20 is responsible for depleting the resources of the earth.”

A passionate and valuable part the conference were Las Mujeres, the women. Feminists at the conference were loud, visionary, and full of life. A “Feminist Views on the G20” conference had been held the week before in Mexico City, and the energy from that conference was carried into the Peoples Summit.

Many women shared their bold visions for “un buen via,” a good life that blends community with respect, tradition, and connection with the earth.

“I want to make a proposal. The proposal is community,” said Julieta Paredes, a feminist@ from Bolivia. “We’re telling to the world that individualism and collective individualism… is destroying us.”

“We are in love with life. We are in love with the future,” said Paredes, speaking – and singing – at the rally at the end of Sunday’s march.

A lively discussion took place about the position of women in the movement for a better world. “We must have equal representation of women and men, otherwise we are not being progressive” said one feminist@ from Oaxaca.

“It’s very important that we contribute our part from different perspectives,” said feminist@ Marta. “We must use all forms of struggle, We must be creative.

Governments are using all possible means to exploit us, so we must use all possible means.” The discussion concluded with summit participants working to amplify female-identified voices at the conference and taking steps toward equal representation in panelists and speakers.

Last week, I had marched with thousands in Mexico City against the G20.

There was something beautiful about the moment we marched into the Zocolo, carrying a banner that read “G20 –> G7billion” with friends from Occupy London, the M15 movement in Spain, the “Yo Soy 132” movement in Mexico, the Our World is Not for Sale network, and many more.

The resistance here in the region of Cabo would be an incredible force, except that these are tourist towns, and the people are too poor to take a vacation.

But everywhere in Mexico, resistance was visible. Summit participants included activists who had been offered the opportunity to meet with the Mexican government to discuss G20 issues with Mexican government officials.

Global justice activists such as Hector de la Cueva of the Mexican Action Network Against Free Trade had been invited to participate, but had turned down offers to participate in the government’s photo op.

The proposed meetings were a “farce,” said la Cuerva. “They were done by an authoritarian, anti-democratic, violent government.”

Everyone in Cabo had been told they had to have identification on them at all times.

They were told that the schools would be closed, and the hospitals were only for G20 dignitaries and related personnel.

I spoke with one woman who had a pregnant family member in Cabo.

They were told that the hospital would not be available, even if she were giving birth.

They were lucky: The baby was born last week.

The communities in the region of Cabo work in seafood processing plants and mining operations.

They work in the hotels and the restaurants that serve tourists.

If the G20’s policies are bullets, like Calderon said, the people of La Paz have been hit hard.

They have felt the wrath of “foreign investment” development strategies in the mega-hotel projects that are surrounded by devastated shanties in which poverty and drug addiction are rampant.

The workers who sometimes work 15 hours per day processing seafood eaten by Koreans and Americans, with the profits going to a Korean company, understand “lowering barriers to trade” better than anyone.

The fishing and farming communities that are under threat of being poisoned by a foreign-owned cyanide-leaching gold mine may know the pain of “competitive” and “business friendly” environments.

They feel these “bullets,” and they know them well. But they are survivors. The people of La Paz have dreams, and they have poetry.

Many of them are acutely aware that they are being exploited.

I was inspired by how open their eyes were, and their hearts also. The words of the La Paz Zapatista: “We will not obey.” Source – http://www.commondreams.org/views/2012/06/20/message-street-mexico-g20-illegitimate http://lacymacauley.wordpress.com/