Anarchist Communists Meanjin (Brisbane)

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    You Call This a Rental Reform?

    By Iswed Tiggjan The Housing Legislation Amendment Bill passed Queensland Parliament on the 14th of October and, with our lack of a senate, will likely soon be enacted  with little […]

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    Our Position On Elections

    By Iswed Tiggjan Anarchists are often characterized as being opposed to elections or the vote. Yet anyone that has spent any time in an anarchist or anarchist inspired organisation will […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Meanjin (Brisbane) Australia: Solidarity with Køpiplatz! Køpi Bleibt!

    Meanjin (Brisbane) Australia: Solidarity with Køpiplatz! Køpi Bleibt!

    By Black Freighter What is a city? What should it look like? Who lives in these places? Who gets to make these decisions? Those are the questions that all cities […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: No False Solutions to the Ecological Crisis

    No False Solutions to the Ecological Crisis

    By Sie Ahn & Iswed Tiggjan The world is in a state of ecological crisis, and has been for some time. The unavoidable reality is there is no longer an […]

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    Victoria’s Proposed Ban on Far-Right Symbolism Could be Used to Attack the Left.

    By Black Freighter The recent police raids against the National Socialist Network (NSN) in Adelaide, just months after their hiking excursion to the Grampians grabbed the media spotlight, has once […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: For workers self-management not state power!

    For workers self-management not state power!

    COVID has wreaked havoc across the working class in Australia and laid the realities of capitalism bare. While the capitalist class has gotten richer, the working class has been faced with unemployment, loss of income, evictions, and the effects of strict lockdowns on their mental health. There has been an ongoing debate recently within the radical left about how radicals should view and respond to questions on lockdowns, vaccinations, and the rising anti-lockdown movement. This article is a small contribution to that discussion by one of our members seeking to provide an anarchist perspective.

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Stop the Religious Discrimination Bill

    Stop the Religious Discrimination Bill

    The Consequences of Justifying Bigotry By Sei Ahnne and Heart Yakira The LNP government is due to submit its third draft of the religious discrimination bill later this year. This […]

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: The Perpetual Rental Crisis and the Birth of SEQUR

    The Perpetual Rental Crisis and the Birth of SEQUR

    By Iswed Tiggjan Two things of note have occurred since my article in April discussing the South East QLD rental crisis and the need for a tenant union to fight […]

  • Anarchists in Yangoon holding Black and Red Flags.

    Why Anarchists Don’t Support Aung San Suu Kyi

    The February military coup in Myanmar successfully ended the country’s experiment with liberal democracy, toppling the government of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), which won majorities in Myanmar’s 2015 elections. While the coup was carried out with surgical precision, the military (Tatmadaw) clearly underestimated the level of resistance that the country’s civilian population would put up, including the formation of militia groups and the forging of ties with the preexisting armed forces of Myanmar's insurgent ethnic groups. Having emerged from decades of military rule, Myanmar’s people are no stranger to the implications of unbridled dictatorship at the hands of strongmen such as General Min Aung Hlaing and the State Administration Council (SAC).

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Book Review: Green Bans and Beyond

    Book Review: Green Bans and Beyond

    By Oliver Green Bans and Beyond is an autobiography by legendary NSW Builders and Labourers Federation (BLF) branch secretary Jack Mundey. It covers the socially-conscious industrial actions of the union, […]