Department of Anarchism

Department of Anarchism

In solidarity with The Juice Media who have been threatened – by the Australia Government  – with legal action over their Honest Government Aderts, we’ve created the Australia Department of Anarchism.

Although this is a fictitious department we could still be jailed for five years if the proposed changes to the Commonwealth Criminal Code are passed.

Have a listen to the show to find out more, plus Franklin Lopez talking about fascism. And Bad Cop No Donut, and the return of Jepanarchy!!!

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Bad Cop No Donut

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.


Footage has emerged from Adelaide of an Aboriginal man being strip searched by police in public.

When the police realised someone was filming the incident they moved into the neighbouring house without consulting the home owners.


Activists blockading a US immigration building in Portland using ‘Sleeping Dragon’ lock-ons, had hoods and ear muffs placed on them.

The police say this was to protect them from power tools used to break apart the Sleeping Dragon.

When presented with the fact there were no power tools, the police still insisted it was for protesters safety.

 

Kangaroo Knocks Out Drone

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Thanks to Franklin Lopéz who joined us today for an interview about the 10 year anniversary subMedia DVD.

He recalled his time in Australia on tour with the film END:CIV.

As part of the tour we went on a trip to Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre) with Arabunna man Peter Watts (Uncle Kevin Buzzacotts nephew and co chair of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance)

We saw plenty of Kangaroos… including this one which Franklin spent hours trying to take a picture of only to then have to chase it away from our campsite cause it was trying to steal our food.

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But this Kangaroo has to be the most bad ass anti-CIV of them all…. watch as it takes out this drone which is invading its privacy…

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Jesus was an anarchist?

This week I’m going to start off with a quote which I forgot to mention during the radio show, but it’s really funny and topical for this time of year.

“Yes, in my opinion, Jesus Christ is a great model of an anti-authoritarian figure. In fact he was executed by two states simultaneously — the Roman occupiers and the Jewish civil authorities — which I think should at least get him an honorable mention in anarchist circles. The Resurrection has been called the greatest act of civil disobedience in history. Once you’ve been executed by the state, you’re supposed to stay dead”- Unknown Anarchist.

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[SONG] Resident Antihero – Ancestry

But on with the show and after a bit of a break we continue on with the Autonomous Action Alphabet… This week looking a F.

But before that F can also stand for feral rich. And Uncle Peter came in to have a little bit of a talk with us about the feral rich. Are the feral rich really that bad? Don’t they bring some good to society? And what can we do to help them?

Peter refers to an article in the New Internationalist called The Feral Rich it’s part of a feature they did on the problem.

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[SONG] Chumbawamba – ABCs of Anarchism

Feminist Anarchist

F is for Feminism – in particular anarcho feminism. Anarcho or anarcha feminism is the joining together of anarchist and feminist principles… although it could be seen that since anarchism and feminism both aim to abolish oppression they are already linked.

Emma Goldman is considered to be the founder of anarcha feminism which challenges patriarchy as a hierarchy to be resisted in conjunction with state power and class divisions. In 1897 she wrote: “I demand the independence of woman, her right to support herself; to live for herself; to love whomever she pleases, or as many as she pleases. I demand freedom for both sexes, freedom of action, freedom in love and freedom in motherhood.”

Piracy not theft

F is for File Sharing and Free Culture

As anarchists believe in the common ownership of the means of production and the free sharing of ideas many anarchists use and produce file sharing networks.

File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digitally stored information, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents, or electronic books.

Ideas of file sharing and anticopyright are by no means exclusive to anarchists. Many people partake in file sharing and so called piracy.

QuestionCopyright.org is a U.S.-based  nonprofit organization which aims to open up debate about copyright and reframe the way think about copyright.

By questioning copyright it is hoped that artists/content producers realise and embrace the opportunities which abound in  collaborative cultural production.

Intellectual property and copyright are part of the capitalist system which is driven by profit and competition. Copyright is a system largely in place to protect the profits of distributors not artists.

Creative Commons is a non profit organisation which originated in California. Creative Commons has developed a system where instead of copyright meaning ‘all rights reserved’ content producers can specify ways in which their work can be reused, remixed and shared.

Each license helps creators retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work — at least non-commercially.

Find out more about the licenses here.

We hear a talk given by Creative Commons founder Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Lessig.

Pop Defect Radio NO SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) Mix

Finally It’s the End of the World As we know ir and I feel Fine… Decolonise This!

Bedding Music http://unisonicascension.com/variousmp3s/

Brisbane Anarchist Summer School (Radio Show)

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This episode of Autonomous Action Radio was dedicated to the Brisbane Anarchist Summer School which took place on the previous weekend January 12 -13.

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We had guests in the studio who helped organise and attended the school which featured almost 30 workshops and attracted folks from different parts of Australia and as far away as Spain.

Intro Resident Anti-hero – The Weapons of Sound

First up we played the latest episode from The Stimulator – Anarchy in Puerto Rico

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Sole – I think I’m Noam Chomsky this article goes through all the references in the song

Μουσικοί Ισοβίτες (feat Δ.Π.Θ.) ~ Στους Δρόμους (On the road)

Paddy McHugh and the Goldminers – The Snowmen

TISM – Australian Nationalism Anthem

Andy Irine – Gladiators (of the Working Class)

The Great Shame  – Edward Kelley

Moreton Bay – live in studio

The End of the Road – John Sheehy

Background music – http://unisonicascension.com/

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