At 7pm on Monday Feb 23 we’ll screen the 2014 film Ciutat Morta : Dead City.
The film follows 800 people who illegally occupy an old movie theater in Barcelona in order to screen a documentary. They rename the old building after a girl who committed suicide in 2011: Cinema Patricia Heras. Who was that girl? Why did she kill herself and what does the city have to do with it? That’s exactly what the squatting action is about: letting everyone know the truth about one of the worse corruption cases in Barcelona, the dead city
At 7pm on Tues Feb 24 we”l be hosting a discussion on Sexuality and Gender in an Anti-capitalist Framework.
Come along for a rockin’ workshop about the construction of queerness under capitalism. Why is sexuality and gender regulated and disciplined by the state and the market? And where does identity end and politics begin?
Then at 7pm on Thurs Feb 26 we’ll be discussing the short text: “Anarchism – the Feminist Connection” as part of our regular reading group.
In the author Krnegger introduces people familiar with feminism to anarchism and the history of anarchy as a political movement and struggle. It serves as a good introduction for those looking beyond the limits of mainstream feminism to radical anarcha-feminist ideas.
The text can be found online at: http://www.bastardarchive.org/?p=244
On Monday February 9 we screened THX1138, a 1971 dystopia, directed by George Lucas, when the human race has been relocated to a underground city located beneath the Earth’s surface.
On Tuesday Feb 10 we held a radical disscussion on what GrExit (Greece leaving the Eurozone) would mean.
On Monday Feb 15 we screened ‘Stand up and be vocal’. This 2001 doco Contains interviews with queer artists, activists and bands about queer punk, feminist concepts and actions. Filmed during a trip to San Francisco. A documentary by Uta Busch and Sandra Ortmann.
On Tuesday Feb 17 we held a radical discussion titled “Socialism in One Village” about the small village of Marinaleda in Andalusia which has full employment on land collectivised from the local aristocracy; a living wage of €1200; housing for all; and no cops…
Then on Thursday Feb 19 we will be holding a reading group dissussing the text “Renouncing Privilege, Using Privilege” by Sally Matthews. Paper copies are available at the rose.
Text link: http://www.academia.edu/566849/Renouncing_Privilege_Using_Privilege
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At 7pm on Monday the 2nd of Feb we’ll be screening Monty Pythons classic, The Life of Brian.
Then at 7 on Tuesday the 3rd we’ll be holding a radical discussion on ‘What the fuck is going on in Greece.’
Then at 7 on Thursday the 4th of Feb we’ll be holding another reading group discussion of the ‘Aims and Objectives of the Anarchist Movement’ written by the Redfern Black Rose Anarchist Bookshop Collective in May 1986. We’re reading to see how things have changed and what has stayed the same. And for the lolz
As always there are also hard copies at Black Rose.
At 7pm, on Tuesday the 27th of Jan we’ll bee hosting a discussion on anarchists movements in Turkey. It should be an awesome discussion with a Turkish comrade who is studying anarchism and is on a brief trip down under.
Then at 7pm on Thursday the 29th of Jan we’ll hold a reading group discussion on the essay: The Holocaust, the Aborigines, and the Bureaucracy of Destruction: An Australian Dimension of Genocide
As a way into this topic, we can juxtapose two quotes, taken from statements made by Australian officials of the Department of the Interior in the 1930s. The 1stst is from 1933:
In the [Northern] Territory the mating of an Aboriginal with any person other than an Aboriginal is prohibited. The mating of coloured aliens with any female of part Aboriginal blood is also forbidden. Every endeavour is being made to breed out the colour by elevating female half-castes to the white standard with a view to their absorption by mating into the white population.
The second quote comes from 1936:
Jews as a class are not desirable immigrants for the reason that they do not assimilate;speaking generally, they preserve their identity as Jews.
Black Rose had a pretty good year. We’ve been open from 10ish to 10 almost every day, providing an introductory and organising space for radical politics. Whilst an open space will never be a safe space, we’ve had some successes in trying to make it a safer space – including running Black Rose as a semi-dry space.
However, the organising collective doesn’t want to run the risk of becoming isolated from the broader community. So if compas want to get involved please let us know. You can join the organising collective. You can do shifts. Direct debits to our bank account are part of how we pay rent after the move to a dry space (name: nina / bsb: 06 2212 / account number: 1059 3632)
You can organise regular or one -off events. Or maybe something entirely new that none of us have thought of.
So if you can help out, why not drop by, o5 send us an email, comment or ask someone else.
On Monday Jan 19 at 7pm we’ll be screening Terry Gilliam’s classic 1985 dystopian satire, Brazil.
Set in a decaying, terrorist-threatened Londonesque metropolis, Brazil revolves around a meek, unambitious, and humble urban worker named Sam Lowry in the red tape-plagued, bureaucratic Ministry of Information.
A clerical error, which condemns an innocent man, causes Sam to meet his dream girl – a suspected terrorist. His apparent salvation from the paper-choked, poorly-functioning society comes in the form of a guerrilla heating-engineer and terrorist enemy of the state Harry Tuttle, whose renegade behavior is opposed by the state.
At 7pm on Tuesday Jan 20 we’ll be hosting a talk and discussion by Jenny Munroe, a Wiradjiri elder, life long militant in the land rights movement and co-founder of the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy.
The presentation is called “We can all be rainbow warriors” in reference to Pemulway, the Eora freedom fighter who gave his life resisting British colonisation.
Then on Thursday Jan 22 at 7pm we’ll be holding our weekly reading group. The text this week is called ‘A Non-European Anarchism’ written in 2007 by north American post-left theorist Aragorn.
The text is a fairly short analysis of the concept of Europe and how the colonial mentality has influenced the anarchism.
The text can be found at: http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/aragorn-a-non-european-anarchism