September 15, 2012
September 10, 2012
"He described how, as a boy of 14, his dad had been down the mining pit, his uncle had been down the pit, his brother had been down the pit, and of course he would go down the pit."
~ Barbara Castle
"The miners lost because they had only the constitution. The other side had bayonets. In the end, bayonets always win."
~ Mother Jones
"In that sense, I became politicized because the people in the coal mining villages who were involved in the struggle knew why they were there. But they couldn't understand why some pop star from London would want to be there."
~ Billy Bragg
August 09, 2012
STAND UP AND RESIST
"The voice of the victim stays silent, unnoticed in order to turn over a profit.
The power structure doesn't just change from a wish.
It takes action - persistence.
So how many more times will I hear "it's not my fight"?
Stand up & resist
Before we start to open up our eyes?
Stand up & resist
We must realize that it's one fucking struggle - it's one fucking fight.
Everything is connected - one world, one struggle, one power, one people.
How many more times will we force feed generations the lies?
Stand up & resist
Lies of freedom while teaching them the ways of oppression
Stand up and resist
Why do we force feed generations lies of freedom, while teaching them the ways of oppression?
That they have a voice, but they shouldn't raise it
That they have a choice, but don't know how to make it
That they have freedom but shouldn't question what that means
That they are merely another cog, in the machine."
~ Contravene "Stand Up & Resist"
Hear this song here.
August 03, 2012
Foreign backed terrorists receiving their chemical equipment: A gift from Nato
July 23, 2012
July 14, 2012
short sighted arrogance all for what sake?
our families to ashes, our ambition to dust
our progeny in silence thinking "what about us?"
but don't forget the dance of neglect
the march for empowering prosperity
the pain from loss and want for mere lucidity
just maternal residue, and I was there too
and maybe so were you."
July 10, 2012
July 03, 2012
"The literature provides solid evidence that racism is a noteworthy determinant and driver of inequities in health ... Racism is not only an everyday occurrence for many Indigenous Australians, but also one that gets under the skin, and “makes us sick”."
- Professor McDermott (Flinders University) in the MJA (Medical Journal of Australia) this week
June 13, 2012
June 02, 2012
As anarchist values and practices become increasingly central to protest movements, the authorities are anxious to incapacitate and delegitimize anarchists. Yet in this context, it’s still inconvenient to admit to targeting people for anarchism alone—that could spread the wrong narrative, rallying outrage against transparently political persecution. Likewise, they dare not initiate repression without a narrative portraying the targets as alien to the rest of the movement, even if that repression is calculated to destroy the movement itself.
Fortunately for the FBI, a few advocates of “nonviolence” within the Occupy movement were happy to provide this narrative, disavowing everyone who didn’t affirm their narrow tactical framework. Journalists like Chris Hedges took this further by framing the “black bloc” as a kind of people rather than a tactic—despite even the Chicago Sun-Times comprehending the distinction. Hedges led the charge to consign those who actively defended themselves against state repression to this fabricated political category—in effect, designating them legitimate targets. It is no coincidence that entrapment cases followed soon after.
Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE
March 20, 2012
Litany Against Fear
I must not fear
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass
Over me and through me.
And when it has gone past
I will turn the inner eye
To see its path.
Where the fear has gone
There will be nothing.
Only I will remain....
~ Frank Herbert
February 06, 2012
~ George Orwell
October 18, 2011
the most wickedest of men
will do the most wickedest of things
for the greatest good of everyone. "
John Maynard Keynes
"World wide capitalism kills more people everyday then Hitler did. And he was crazy."
"Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes."
September 17, 2011
The Catholic Churches are being banished off Canada's Native Lands.
PUBLIC BANISHMENT ORDER
Issued against the Corporations known as the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Church, and United Church of Canada
By Elders in Council from the Inuit, Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Anishnabe, Basque and Gaelic Nations under traditional and sovereign Land Law Jurisdiction
As of this day, Sunday, September 18, 2011, your organizations, their clergy and officers, are forever banished from our territories and lands, and your property and wealth are claimed and re-possessed for the use and benefit of all our people.
Your right to operate on our land has been forfeited by your rape, torture, and murder of our children, by your refusal to change and do justice, and by your betrayal of your own faith and public trust.
Depart, Now and Forever
If you continue to operate on our land after September 18, 2011, your clergy and officials will be in a state of criminal trespass and public mischief, and will be subject to immediate arrest and detainment by our Common Law Peace Officers.
We call upon all the members of these churches to honor this Banishment Order by withdrawing their financial and material support for these criminal corporations posing as religious bodies, lest they be found guilty of complicity with these crimes.
This Banishment Order will be enforced through direct, non-violent actions by our people to peacefully occupy the church properties of these corporations, and use them to house the homeless and feed the hungry.
We invoke the Great Law of Peace and the Sovereignty of our respective Nations as we proclaim the Permanent Expulsion and Banishment from our communities of the Roman Catholic Church, Inc., the Church of England, Inc. (Anglican-Episcopalian), and the United Church of Canada, Inc.
Posted at these churches around the world at 11 am, local time, Sunday, September 18, 2011 - Issued under the authority of the Council of Nine Traditional Elders of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Chruch and State - Jeremiah Jourdain, Convenor
- www.itccs.org -
Read the truth of genocide in Canada and globally at: www.itccs.org www.hiddennolonger.com
Read the truth of genocide in Canada and globally at:
Sébastien Faure 1858-1942
And we are determined to carry out this battle until victory is complete. We want to not only be free ourselves, but that all men shall be free. As long as there will be chains, even if they would be gilded, even if they would be light, even if they would be slack, nevertheless they would bind us, we will not disarm: we want all the chains broken off, all and forever!"
~ From "REVOLUTIONARY FORCES" (Librairie sociale, Paris, 1921.)
Autonomy (Ancient Greek: αὐτονομία autonomia from αὐτόνομος autonomos from αὐτο- auto- "self" + νόμος nomos, "law" "one who gives oneself their own law") is a concept found in moral, political, and bioethical philosophy. Within these contexts, it refers to the capacity of a rational individual to make an informed, un-coerced decision. In moral and political philosophy, autonomy is often used as the basis for determining moral responsibility for one's actions. One of the best known philosophical theories of autonomy was developed by Kant. In medicine, respect for the autonomy of patients is an important goal of deontology, though it can conflict with a competing ethical principle, namely beneficence. Autonomy is also used to refer to the self-government of the people.
September 12, 2011
When I was 23 Earth years old...
*Published as a writer
*Heard as a poet
*Able to adequately support myself financially
*A vocalist in a punk band, any punk band
*Paid for work that I actually enjoyed and valued
*Accessing effective medication for illness & non-neurotypicality
*Supported by my communities for my spiritual life
I had a crush on:
*Manky Daemon Whorde
*Tunga. Public sharing of material progress around this started a month before my 23rd birthday can be found HERE
*Autonomedia & G7 Welcoming Committee (first year that I bought products instead of just consuming them)
*Queercore, xLimpWristx, Three Dollar Bill, Soursob Bob, Black Skull Netwerk & SeisMoev, Mechanised Convulsions
*Radical queer community (Particularly Camp Betty, Queeruption)
*Not quitting that horrible, back-breaking, underpaid retail job sooner.
*Not blogging more. Only blog post from 23yo Audry HERE
*Not focusing on effective managment of mental illness in order to participate more actively in Black Skull Netwerk.
I was scared of:
*Not being able to provide a good home in Adelaide for my kitty/familiar Lee Henry Oswald
*Lack of opportunities for queer sexual expression and kinky connections in Adelaide
*Monogamous sexual relationships with womyn
*Being trapped in South Australia
*Difficulties in accessing sacred plants/shrooms & psychedelic substances
September 06, 2011
September 05, 2011
Wednesday is Indigenous Literacy Day
...And I'll be book-busking on the forecourt in front of Abbey's Bookshop at 131 York Street, Sydney (opposite the Queen Victoria Building) at 3pm.
Abbey's are only letting me read from their "Vintage Classics" Collection, so in order to avoid buying a book from Random House/Abbeys I had to choose one that I already own from that list. I'll be reading from Thomas Pynchon's wonderful novel "V". Any money raised will be matched by Random House (McPublishing) and donated to the Indigenous Literacy Fund. Come and see me and donate a wee bit'o'somethin for Indigenous book-learnins!!