Up coming

This week: Labour history in Australia 1900s-1920s; Dare to Dream; reading the Cassini Division; anarkafem night; and spanish classes


iwwMonday:

Labour History: The IWW and Trades Hall Reds

The Industrial Workers of the World and Trades Hall Reds. The ALP and the One Big Union movement. Recomposing labour as red or rat. Mass labour. NSW Railway Strike.

Discussion starts at 7pm, entry is free, refreshments available by donation.
https://blackrosenewtown.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/australian-labour-history-composition-decomposition-recomposition/.



Tuesday:

Screening: Dare to Dream
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Screening starts at 7pm, entry is free, refreshments available by donation.

The film tries to tell two stories. First, the history of anarchism in the UK (not just England, despite the title) and beyond, and this it does successfully with a wealth of good period footage that goes back over 100 years. Second, it looks at the state of the movement in the year it was made, 1990. This was the tumultuous period when the poll tax uprising led to to insurrection across the country – notably the famous riot in Trafalgar Square – and eventually the downfall of Thatcher in November of that year.

Also examined are certain currents within anarchism, such as animal rights, feminism, squatting/social centres and music, with a good punk soundtrack as well as some more surprising choices. The cultural side of anarchism isn’t neglected either with poetry and an interview with the artist, Clifford Harper. He is one of several heavyweight talking heads featured, along with Albert Meltzer, Vernon Richards, Nicholas Walter and Philip Sansom, all of whom are no longer with us.


cassiniWednesday:

Socialistic Sci-fi: the Cassini Division

A reading group exploring left wing science fiction. This month we are reading ‘the Cassini Division’ by Ken McLeod.  Discussion starts at 7pm, entry is free, refreshments available by donation.

“Ellen May Ngewthu is a soldier and leader of the Cassini Division, the elite defense force of the utopian Solar Union. Here in the twenty-fourth century, the forts of the Division, in orbit around Jupiter, are the front line in humanity’s long standoff with the unknowable post-humans godlike beings descended from the men and women who transformed themselves with high technology centuries ago.

The post-humans’ capacities are unknown . . . but we know they disintegrated Ganymede, we know they punched a wormhole into Jovian space, and we know that the very surface of the solar system’s largest planet has been altered by them. Worse, we know that they have been bombarding the inner solar system with powerful data viruses for generations.

Now Ellen has a plan to rid humanity of this threat once and for all. But she needs to convince others to mistrust the post-humans as much as she does. In the process, much will be revealed–about history, about power, and about what it is to be human.”


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Anarkafem night
Autonomous night for women and non-binary folk.
Starts from 5pm.

Saturday:

Get the basics of Spanish and something else in a relaxed environment. All levels are welcome but we will start from the very basics. We will discuss culture too. All with a focus on Latin America. Planning on inviting compañeros from different countries to talk about their local Spanish and culture, including some food if feeling really inspired maybe?

Come and share what you know, your ideas to make it fun, your questions, thoughts, bring a friend, feel free to suggest topics in advance.


Every Saturday starting 17.30 until we get tired (i.e. 19.00 app).

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This week

Labour history in Australia; Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee; anarkafem night; spanish classes.


Monday

higgins2Labour history: Harvaster and Wages for Housework

The Harvester wage determination and its discontents (1900 – 1910; wage determination generally)

Recomposing labour as pliant, white, male and British. The Australian Settlement?

Weekly Theme: Wages for Housework, gender and making households, gender and getting a wage

Harvester as a social wage
Origins of Harvester in the poor law
Wages for housework paid directly to males
Arbitration or Wages boards: both strangling direct action

https://blackrosenewtown.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/australian-labour-history-composition-decomposition-recomposition/

Starts at 7pm, free entry, refreshments available by donations.


Tuesday:

Bury My Heart at Wounded Kneebury

Narrative film detailing some of the resistance wars to Yankee colonialism.

Starts at 7pm, free entry, refreshments available by donations.


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Anarkafem night

Autonomous night for women and non-binary folk.
Starts from 5pm.
Saturday:
Get the basics of Spanish and something else in a relaxed environment. All levels are welcome but we will start from the very basics. We will discuss culture too. All with a focus on Latin America. Planning on inviting compañeros from different countries to talk about their local Spanish and culture, including some food if feeling really inspired maybe?

Come and share what you know, your ideas to make it fun, your questions, thoughts, bring a friend, feel free to suggest topics in advance.

Every Saturday starting 17.30 until we get tired (i.e. 19.00 app).

Up coming

This week there is a our regular labour history discussion, women and non-binary folk night, and spanish classes.


Monday
Labour History: the Shearer’s Strikesm4d1

The failure of the Shearer’s strike and the development of labourist, anarchist, reformist and socialist politics in Australia (1880s – 1900). This was the key moment. It was the military crushing of the strike that lead labour to form Labor. In many ways, this is what lead to what Australia is now. It is also what ‘Waltzing Matilda’ is about.

Also
– Recomposing labour after the failure of free labour.
– Slavery and slavery in Australia.

More details on the course
https://blackrosenewtown.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/australian-labour-history-composition-decomposition-recomposition/

Starts 7pm


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Thursday
Anarkafem night
Autonomous night for women and non-binary folk.
Starts from 5pm.

Saturday

Get the basics of Spanish and something else in a relaxed environment. All levels are welcome but we will start from the very basics. We will discuss culture too. All with a focus on Latin America. Planning on inviting compañeros from different countries to talk about their local Spanish and culture, including some food if feeling really inspired maybe?

Come and share what you know, your ideas to make it fun, your questions, thoughts, bring a friend, feel free to suggest topics in advance.

Every Saturday starting 17.30 until we get tired (i.e. 19.00 app).

To the barricades!

This week: labour history discussion; Les Misérables; anarkafem night; and spanish classes

Monday 
swearing-allegiance

Recomposing Australia as dependent upon free labour and land theft.  Capital in Australia as state capital substituting for the lack of private capital and massive graft.  Starting at 19.00

Tuesday
les-miserables
“Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!”
To the Barricades at Black Rose! Or atleast, watch it on the big screen. As always, the organising collective but it is something fun to watch, then discus over a drink or two.  Starting at 19.00
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Anarkafem night
Autonomous night for women and non-binary folk.
Starts from 5pm.
Saturday

Clases de español libre

11896075_10154126231963916_5065739110743519754_nGet the basics of Spanish and something else in a relaxed environment. All levels are welcome but we will start from the very basics. We will discuss culture too. All with a focus on Latin America. Planning on inviting compañeros from different countries to talk about their local Spanish and culture, including some food if feeling really inspired maybe?

Come and share what you know, your ideas to make it fun, your questions, thoughts, bring a friend, feel free to suggest topics in advance.

Every Saturday starting 17.30 until we get tired (i.e. 19.00 app).

This week

The second in the labour history discussions. Recomposing labour in Australia: frontier, enclosure, conviction, state sponsored capitalism and free labour.

The presentation, about 15mins, will be recorded. After that will be an open discussion

More details on the course.
https://blackrosenewtown.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/australian-labour-history-composition-decomposition-recomposition/

Tuesday
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Indy film that makes commentary about capitalism, racism, and refugees. And pokes a few jabs at scifi blockbusters while being a scifi blockbuster.

As always, the Black Rose collective don’t endorse this film. We just thought it’d be fun to watch on the big screen, and then chat about some of the themes.

Thursday
Anarchafem night
An autonomous night for women and non-binary folk.302930_10150432593006505_1195068033_n
Saturday
Get the basics of Spanish and something else in a relaxed environment. All levels are welcome but we will start from the very basics. We will discuss culture too. All with a focus on Latin America. Planning on inviting compañeros from different countries to talk about their local Spanish and culture, including some food if feeling really inspired maybe?

Come and share what you know, your ideas to make it fun, your questions, thoughts, bring a friend, feel free to suggest topics in advance.

Every Saturday starting 17.30 until we get tired (i.e. 19.00 app).