January 30: Hundreds of rabbits have been released from captivity at a property outside Geelong.
Police believe the offenders opened an unlocked shed which held about 1200 rabbits in cages on the Anakie property sometime between 6pm on January 10 and 6am on January 11. Several hundred of the animals were let loose from the Ballan Road business.
Police said many of the rabbits were not familiar with how to survive in the wild.
Hidup Biasa, translated from Kontinum
Some observations on the crisis and new terror laws.
A series of recent laws are highlighting a political trend in Indonesia. New laws on Dealing with Social Conflict and Intelligence are already ratified, and three other similar regulations are still in the pipeline: concerning National Security, Military Reserve Forces and Societal Organisations. Not only are these laws terrorising civil liberties and social movements, but they are also laying the basis for the growth of fascism in Indonesia.
The terror of ‘terrorist legislation’.
In the proposed law on societal organisations, when civil society forms groups or alliances, they are viewed as a threat to security and national politics. The proposed law would place strict controls on the growth of societal organisations, regulating both their formation and their activities. This is an attempt to restrict the freedom to organise. Under the new law, each organisation would have to be approved by the interior ministry and the law and human rights ministry, obliging them to obtain a permit to operate and make reports on their activities and the funding they receive. Continue reading “Is Indonesia heading towards Fascism?”
Felicity: Hello, compañera. First of all, I hope that you’re doing well wherever you are. I know perfectly well this probably isn’t the case, because of everything that has happened in this past period, referring to everything — physically, mentally, and much much deeper in your heart.
You know, I have just decided to write you this letter, and really I don’t have the faintest idea what is pushing me. It’s simply something deep within me that says do it and, well, I hope that one day you can read it and somehow you can feel my support. Perhaps I’m being compelled by solidarity, comradeship, friendship, I don’t know, because I have never met you and I don’t have the faintest idea who you are or what you like to do in your ‘free’ time. But, well, all that aside, here I am, compañera. I am with you in much more than in simple letters that can be read as ‘beautiful’… Continue reading “Mexico: Open letter of imprisoned comrade Braulio Duran to Felicity Ryder”
Fight Now: We call for a worldwide campaign of direct actions in solidarity with liberated spaces from the 2nd to the 12th of February 2013.
But we don’t want to stop after a couple of actions, because this is much more than just a reaction to repression. This is a call out to all anarchists and anti-authoritarians to fight now across the world.
Even though the recent onslaught of the Greek State against the anarchist/anti-authoritarian spectrum was the initial spark for writing this call, several examples around the globe show us that the police and municipal authorities along with giant corporations are cooperating excellently with each other, attacking solidarian structures and pacifying societies at a transnational level. During the past few weeks and months, in parts of the world, where people suffer from the systematic impoverishment and extended gentrification plans, it increasingly came to State/Capital’s attacks on radical movements, including repression against concrete forms of resistance such as land occupations, autonomous projects, company headquarters’ occupations, or strike actions. It thus deems important that we also connect our struggles worldwide, and fight back in the here and now. Action in response to attacks on squatted spaces at your location could be the spark for you. Take action on the streets and let your imagination run wild to spread the message of active resistance. Continue reading “Solidarity campaign for liberated spaces and anarchist comrades worldwide”
January 21: More than 70 juvenile detainees in Perth have been transferred to Hakea adult prison after a riot at the Banksia Hill Detention Centre overnight.
Corrective Services Commissioner, Ian Johnson, says the detainees armed themselves with makeshift weapons after three climbed onto the roof yesterday evening.
“Initially three detainees were not locked in their cells, it was at that time just prior to lockdown,” he said. “They then got on the roof, that’s then escalated and a number of detainees have obviously joined them and at one stage in the evening we about 60 detainees running amok in the centre.”
“No staff were injured and no detainees were; the exception of some young fellow that got a gash to his leg and got stitched up and he’s fine.”
Mr Johnson says it took 60 police units four hours to get the situation under control. Continue reading “Perth: riot in juvenile detention centre”
On Sunday January 13th, a dozen people went to Quai Branly Museum, in Paris, where an Aboriginal art exhibition was taking place.
The text below was distributed there as a leaflet and a banner was put at the entrance, blockading the access to the Museum for some time. On the banner, it was written «L’Australie traque et enferme / Vive la révolte / à Nauru comme ailleurs», which means «Australie hunts down and incarcerates / Long live revolt / in Nauru and everywhere».
Besides, at the Museum’s 6th floor, the entrance of «Les Ombres» restaurant (see text below) and the elevator leading to the restaurant were decayed by spurts of a fetid mixture (on the beautiful carpeting!) and a large collection of stinkbombs.
The idea was to express solidarity towards the revolt that exploded on September 30th in the Nauru detention centre. On January 14th, some of the migrants who rose up had to go on trial because of the repression of this revolt. Continue reading “Paris (France): Solidarity action for the migrants’ struggle in Australia”