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So-called #Australia: Now is not the time for concessions, it’s the time for utopian thinking

With both major parties jostling to position themselves as the most fiscally responsible, we must wholeheartedly reject the premise of neo-liberal austerity and dream of a new world.

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#Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group: Endless war

The Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group’s annual Anzac Day statement for this year was published on 25 April 2020.

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So-Called #Australia: Poster – Let’s Not Spread the Cop Virus!

On March 31 we re-published an English translation of an anonymous leaflet that was spread on the Spanish territory: Let’s not spread the cop virus – It’s a virus that won’t leave us alone. Now there is also a version from so-called Australia.

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The Plague

The coronavirus pandemic started in a market in Wuhan late last year. It grew into a crisis through bureaucratic suppression of bad news by local “Communist” Party authorities. It has now become a global catastrophe because of haphazard and often complacent reactions by capitalist governments. So far, there is no vaccine to prevent it and no treatment that can cure it. The best that doctors can do is treat the symptoms and hope the body of the patient fights it off.

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#COVID19: Toilet Paper Wars and the Shithouse of Capitalism

The run on toilet paper has brought the failings of capitalism front and center to the bathroom of every house across Australia, a trend that has now spread to other countries. We are witnessing, in real-time and with stunning consequence, the stone-cold fact that markets are an ineffective mediator of resources, prone to the worst vagaries of herd mentality. Perceived impending shortages of toilet paper owing to the spread of COVID-19 set off widespread panic. We might be inclined to laugh at the implausibility of the whole scenario, but whether the situation is real or imagined is beside the point. The truth, which in this case may appear stranger than fiction, is that markets operate in the sweet spot between scarcity and fear.

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Anti-authoritarian ideas to hold onto in these times of #coronavirus and crisis in so-called #Australia

March 27, 2020. We’re all living quite a situation here. Before the virus had got near most of us, we were thrown into this necessary mode of life called social-distancing. Our lack of knowledge and the speed it has covered the globe and is transmitting within the locations we live has produced feelings of shock, confusion and fear. While these feelings make sense, we should also recognise and counter the tendency that they produce towards individualism and isolation.

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#Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group: Why class struggle?

The Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group advocates that Anarchists should orient their strategies to the workplace. Other areas of struggle are also vital. People can and should struggle against oppression wherever they find it and struggle outside the workplace can win reforms and radicalise people. But unless we take the workplaces off the capitalists we’ll never beat them. Our victories will be partial and reversible. Our struggles outside the workplace should also be directed towards building a force that can take its politics inside it. Only the multi-racial, multicultural and gender diverse working class can rid the world of capitalism.

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#Australia: After the Fires

The disastrous bushfires in eastern Australia are now out, but not before over 18.7 million hectares were burnt and 34 people killed. Sydney, Australia’s largest city, was blanketed in smoke for over a month, while numerous other cities and towns suffered similar conditions.

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#Narrm (#Melbourne), So-Called #Australia: 5 Affirmations Formed in Smoke & Fire

A colonial society is not capable of establishing a nourishing relationship with the environment.

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