Sydney: Anti-work activists expose Australian secret agents and generally disrupt military and mining expo

Indymedia: On the 19th of March, the degree factory otherwise known as the University of New South Wales (UNSW), held their annual ‘careers expo’. It is an event designed for those who engage in the process of learning as a means to securing their place in the pyramid scheme that is capitalism. The vast majority of potential employers hearken from the mining and ‘defence’ industry.

A small group of activists registered for the event, in order to distribute some anti-work propaganda and make life a little more difficult for the companies that wish to prey on yet-to-be-disillusioned potential workers.

We entered the hall, intending to take some photos of the corporate scum luring young teenagers with lollies and free toys, before distributing our pamphlets with information about the destruction that these companies try to mask from their employees just as much as the general public.

While taking photos, we happened across two agents from Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), the organisation described as ‘the CIA of Australia’, and which trained Papua New Guinean troops to murder comrades fighting for independence in Irian Jaya and Bougainville.

At this point, our photographer was forced to leave to avoid surrendering footage, however we managed some quick shots of the spies, posted [at Indymedia].

The remainder of activists split up to distribute our pamphlets amongst the crowd of students, placing some alongside corporate propaganda in stalls, and passing the rest out to passers by. The flyer text is included in full below:


No one should ever work.

Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you’d care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.

Any simple attempt at research should be able to confirm this, from looking at the correlation between CO2 emissions and GDP; what drives the prison/military industrial complex; oppression of workers worldwide; right down to the alienation that each one of us feels when we are forced to spend our time in the pursuit of money instead of goals we believe in.

Just look in a little more detail at some of the motley crew of criminals with stalls for you today, links are provided to give you a place to start your research.

Weapons Manufacturers and Warmongers:
Today’s expo is littered with participants from the weapons manufacturing and ‘defence’ industry. The only government funded industry to expand at a phenomenal rate, even during the midst of the GFC. As of 2010, world military spending topped $1.6 trillion! (

Honeywell Ltd (…
General Electric (GE) (
Australian Secret Intelligence Service; Intelligence@Defence; Defence Materiel Organisation (

Coal/Other Mining:
Uranium mining, contributing to the threat of nuclear weapons. Gold mining, posoning the land with cyanide. Coal mining, Australia’s #1 contribution to climate chaos. All of these companies trample on the land rights of indigenous people.

BHP Billiton (
Xstrata (
Peabody Energy Australia Pty Ltd (
Barrick (
Woodside (

Because without us, the corporations can’t exist.
Workers of the world, relax! Towards an indefinite general strike…


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