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Anzac Day 2022

Australia. On 25 April, 1915, about 25,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed at Anzac Cove. Australia’s militaristic national myth was founded on the Gallipoli landing.

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Statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Statement by the following Australian and New Zealand anarchist groups: Anarchist Communists Meanjin, Black Flag Sydney, Geelong Anarchist Communists, Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group and RedBlackNotes.

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AUKUS: A big step toward war

Statement from the Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group about the announcement of the AUKUS partnership. Released 26 September 2021.

Photo credit (image above): http://www.crikey.com.au

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Indigenous struggles against capitalism in Australia

Note: this article was originally written at the request of our comrades in France, the Union Communiste Libertaire. A translation of this article into French will hopefully be published soon. It is intended to be a follow up to an article by the UCL entitled “1788 : Les générations volées de l’Australie coloniale”, which deals at length with the details of early colonisation and the Stolen Generation. As such, our article does not go into detail about these two things, and is directed more to a global audience instead of a domestic one that already knows about Indigenous struggles.

This article contains discussions of people now deceased.

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Australia’s military: A National Myth

Australia. The myth of Australia’s unique military has been deployed to boost support for Australian participation in all subsequent imperialist wars. The less justification there is for the war, the more the propaganda focuses on the supposed virtues of the troops rather than the justice of the cause. While the virtues of the Anzacs were part of the propaganda for World War II, they were more prominent during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and have become the dominant theme in reporting and discussion of Australia’s participation in the imperialist wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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So-called Australia: Building Popular Power In Poverty

The LNP government has announced this week its planned changes to the JobSeeker payment in so-called Australia. After 27 years of no increases, they have decided to raise the dole from $40 a day all the way up to $43 a day. This leaves the payment far below the relative poverty line ($457 a week), let alone Henderson Poverty line ($550) which Anti-Poverty Network QLD argues is the minimum acceptable raise.

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Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group: The Trump putsch

The following statement on the attack against the Capitol was released by the Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group on January 10, 2021.

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Uprising at Immigration Detention Center in Christmas Island, Australia

Australia. Immigrant prisoners at the Christmas Island Detention Centre set buildings ablaze in an uprising under the slogan “Enough is Enough” on Wednesday.

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Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group: After Trump

Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group: The workplace is the source of the capitalists’ power, so the struggle in that location is decisive. It is the vehicle for fighting the economic inequality that is driving down living standards for US workers for the first time since the Great Depression and fuelling the growth of Fascism. It is, though, much more than that. The struggle in the workplace can unite the multi-racial, multicultural and gender diverse working class in the fight against all forms of social oppression and build the solidarity needed to make the revolution to overthrow capitalism as a whole.

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Beyond The Dark Horizon Vol. 2: A publication of green anarchist art, poetry, stories, rants from ‘so called-Australia’

“We are in a new epoch of breakdown what will it mean to not have a horizon … to have no map of how act … to have only shifting sands to cling to and be in a world radically different than that of the last 10000+ years? What does green anarchy mean today.”

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