On 20 September this year, there was a co-ordinated series of demonstrations around the world held under the umbrella of “School Strike for Climate”. At least 6 million people participated, with protests across 4,500 locations in 150 countries. It was followed the next week by another 2 million people protesting in 2,400 locations. In Australia, protests were attended by about 300,000 people – amounting to over 1% of the population.Continue reading #ClimateStrike for a sustainable climate
Australia: The Adani Carmichael coal mine — one of the most controversial fossil fuel projects in Australia’s history — has been handed its final environmental approval.Continue reading Australia’s Controversial #Adani Coal Mine Gets Final Government Approval
Melbourne, Australian territory: What is required is a movement that knows the police are the attack dogs of the enemy and they are to be resisted with all the strength and intelligence we can muster. We need a movement that wants to #StopAdani directly, a movement that will create facts on the ground that the Government cannot ignore. And this movement, in challenging the State, will inevitably look beyond it, to a new society with no State and no cops, and where capitalism is no more.Continue reading #Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group – Non-violent action: Direct and “direct”
Australia: On 18 May, enrolled voters in Australia will decide which members of the capitalist class will represent us in Parliament and crush us in government for the next three years. This election occurs at a time when the world has been informed that it has, at most, until 2030 to take effective action to stop and begin reversing climate change, or risk crossing tipping points into runaway temperature rises that would kill billions and endanger industrial civilisation. So you’d think the major players would be presenting plans to fix it. But no, this is Australian capitalist democracy and we get something different.Continue reading #Australia: Don’t mention the emergency
The only realistic approach to climate change is one that recognises the inequality in our society. The policies of neo-liberalism, in particular carbon pricing, are a prescription for failure. Workers and communities currently reliant on unsustainable industries deserve a just transition. Working class living standards as a whole must be protected to maintain social support for a transition to a carbon free economy. The price of the transition must be borne by those who built and profited from unsustainable industries – the capitalists. In short, we need to abolish capitalism. It is the only strategy that can work.Continue reading #Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group: Lessons from the #YellowVests
Australia: The second issue of Paper Chained has been published online.
Graffiti mural in Narrm / Melbourne to commemorate Mikhail Zhlobitsky.
On September 3 a group of four women blocked Millers Rd leading from Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, stopping the transfer of prisoners from the facility.
Statement about a solidarity action in Sydney during the annual week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners.
On the 4th of July 2018 some anarchists in Sydney painted a memorial piece for Dan Shersty and Lin (Spit) Newborn.