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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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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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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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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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#Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group: No war on #China

As Anarchists, we argue for workers’ revolution across the world and take as our primary duty the fight against the capitalists where we live. Here in Australia, we must fight against the Australian Goverment’s military alliance with the US, including the ANZUS Treaty, the 5 Eyes intelligence group and the spy base at Pine Gap. And we must fight to build a labour movement that can link up with the working class across the region to make revolution against both the capitalists and the Chinese so-called “Communist” Party. There is no other way.

Image above: USS Carl Vinson, flagship of Carrier Strike Group 1 of the US Navy Third Fleet, a key instrument of US imperialism in the Pacific Ocean (Credit: US Navy via Wikipedia)*

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#Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group: Justice for #GeorgeFloyd

The United States is aflame with rage over the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May. A cop who had arrested him over a minor crime knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, killing him. Starting in Minneapolis, demonstrations have spread nationwide, often linking up with local grievances against police violence and racism.

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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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