18 March: Police are investigating a suspected sabotage on logging machinery in Toolangi last week, with the owner saying a serious accident could have been moments away.
On Thursday 13 March, Robin McKinnell and his team started up their machinery in a logging coupe in Toolangi, shortly before one of the machines – a skidder – broke down. After checking all of the machines, the group realised the fuel tank had been opened and filled with water, while attempts had been made to open the fuel tanks of other machines.
The damage from the breakdown, which resulted in four hours of lost work, is estimated to be about $4000. The incident was reported to Kinglake Police and Leading Senior Constable Paul Roberts said this was the latest in a monthly series of incidents, which included oil contamination in another logging coupe. Continue reading “Victoria: suspected anti-logging sabotage”
On Friday the 28th of February a tiny sect of Australian nazis and some expat Greek ultranationalists gathered outside the Greek consulate in solidarity with the fascist scum of the Golden Dawn. The event was not promoted online, and antifascists were only alerted to the event a couple days prior by the appearance of posters in Earlwood. The nazi posters were torn down, followed by antifascist graffiti painted around Earlwood, Turrella, Sydenham and St Peters. The Australia First party HQ was also vandalised for the second time in just over a week and anti-racist posters were pasted around Newtown and Enmore.
When the Nazis gathered infront of the consulate, a dozen antifascists insulted and heckled the Nazis with slogans in English and Greek, and were pushed back across the road by NSW and Federal police. A couple banners were held and hundreds of leaflets were distributed in the area denouncing racism and the fascist sects in Greece and Australia. Fascism and the organisations that promote it must be opposed and attacked wherever it appears.
Fascists Fuck off