Friday, July 15, 2005

some stencils from the web

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Terror Silence Dissent

Terror Silence Dissent

For those of us in Perth, frequenting the global Indymedia newswires, who can value an activist/radical/anarchistik perspective from the frontlines of dissent, its worth taking a browse through the UK Indymedia site. Below is an article I thought worth reposting here, considering the debate relating to the recent terrorist attacks in Britain.

Whilst there is an immediate emotional response to such repugnant acts, and my heart certainly weeps for the loss of lives and the pain of those left living - for my mind the neglected victim of these attacks is DISSENT itself.

The radical voices on display outside the G8 last week were met with fierce hostility and stifled at every turn. With only the fluffy Live-8 on offer on a mass-consumptive level, theres nothing new about charity, it fits nice in the guilt-ridden apathetic masses, the alternatives were not heard. We don't hear the radical noises on corporate TV, Radio or any news services, no current affairs will allow REAL dissent - or radical perspectives. The Corporate media cannot challenge itself and critique what it represents - the Status Quo. And will ALWAYS present the anarchist/radical voice as lunatic and violent.

Lets, kinda reappropriate the situation back to Australia for a moment and think about the Baxter05 protests - where police where more than over-the-top in their popping of balloons and beating kite-flyers to the ground - amongst other ridiculous acts. You can imagine and extrapolate the situation back here in Western Australia, where colourful dissent and active resistance to the deliberate and direct dismanlting of our trade Unions and Student organisations is met with forceful police violence. One only needs to look at the various heavy-handed approaches by the WA Police in the Perth Indymedia Newswires to see this.

Anytime we produce a new possibility it is stifled. Under the Howard regime of the past decade, and in the years to come, the Australian Corporate/Government elite is putting a lid on its Fair Go Mate ideas. We can't even be heard. And when we speak, out come the fucking Police Horses. The more stuff the Neo-Cons do, the more dissent we got! But the louder we get - the more they threaten.

ASIO is beyond itself now, with Ruddock the bossman Attorney General. And has not only been able to demonstrate that Refugees are terrorists, and should be incarcerated indefinately - he's now making sure that we are next. That we, as mere dissidents of oppression, are jailed indefinately as well. Note the current laws under review. Blah.

And now fuckers like Bin Laden and co have added to this by the heightened fear created by terrorism. Where am I going here..? Its late.

Anyway I'll shutup. And paste a link to a more articulate version of what I'm sort of trying to say...

As the Muslim Anarchist says: "The London bombers may have provided the kind of PR Blair and Bush were praying for..."

Bombs that Silence Dissent - 08 July 2005

Sunday, July 10, 2005

WA Police attack students with horses at ECU Nelson Protest - Interview

MP3 Audio - Federal Education Minister Dr Brendan Nelson forced to retreat:

Students at Edith Cowan Uni's Mt Lawley campus have defended their actions during a rally in which the Brendan Nelson was forced to run for cover...

Below: Perth Indymedia Radio interview with Alexis from NUS - 4 Mins 1.58 MB




Brendan Nelson runs for cover at ECU

Dr Nelson Lashes Out At Perth Student Protesters

Perth Indy FEATURE: Police attack students with horses at ECU: July 1 2005: nelson at ecu jun 30 "Police attacked us with horses" - from the newswire...

Students at Edith Cowan Uni's Mt Lawley campus defend their actions during a rally in which the Federal Education Minister Brendan Nelson was forced to run for cover. According to corporate news reports, one student was arrested and two police officers being injured. Students from around the country had gathered at ECU for an NUS conference to protest Dr Nelson's VSU - Voluntary Student Unionism. As Dr Nelson left the building, a group of about 50 students closed in on him, forcing him to retreat inside.

As Nelson tried to leave, flanked by security officers and police on horseback, a crowd of protesters who were gathered outside refused to let him through. Tussles broke out and Dr Nelson retreated back inside the building.

University student guild spokesman Brother Steve says he was surprised at the level of force used against the students. "The people actually held off their protest to allow the children to do their performance and for the Aboriginal peoples inside to have their cultural moment," he said.

"Yet it seems the police and the minister were quite happy to go at the students with horses and as it would be, arrest one of our people." Protester Ricky Hendon says the students had organised a peaceful protest. "We were here in respect also of people who were in this Indigenous centre trying to open their centre," he said.

"We decided amongst ourselves that we would not disrupt the opening of the centre, that we would remain quiet and we did that out of respect and this is the way this has turned out, which is so very unfortunate."

Perth Indymedia Radical Radio 7-8pm Weds RTRFM 92.1

MP3 - Perth Indymedia Radio interview with Alexis from NUS - 4 Mins 1.58 MB


Wednesday, July 06, 2005

art activism against the G8

JULY 6 2005 - movement of the imagination against G8 :: art activism against the G8 and capitalism placed on boarded up shops and over ads at bus stops in Edinburgh...

text reads: "to call on people to give up the illusions in their condition is, is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions" :: "the meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism" :: "world military spending $790 billion, provision of universal basic social services $20 billion" ::

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Covering the G8 protests

July 4 2005: From the Global Wires - Indymedia and other alternative/independent media groups are providing grass roots non-corporate coverage of events around the G8 Summitincluding counter conferences, protests and actions.

In WA, tune into Perth Indymedia Radical Radio RTRFM 92.1 on Weds 6 July - 7-8pm for an audio roundup from the G8 via global indymedia resources.

Media: Indymedia Scotland Indymedia G8 Reports Section IMC G8 Features Archive G8 Radio Streams Indymedia Centre in Edinburgh + Reporting numbers

Why Are People Protesting? [1 2] Planned Protests + Events Groups and Websites Dissent! Network G8Alternatives Make Poverty History...

MORE on G8 Indystyle: [ G8 Summit Quicklinks IMC-UK G8 Topic Pages G8 Radio (streaming) IMC-UK (breaking news) Scotland IMC (daily summaries) ]

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