Podcast – IWD BNE Clusterfuck, Kurdish Women Unite, ACAB

Podcast – IWD BNE Clusterfuck, Kurdish Women Unite, ACAB

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International Women’s Day in Brisbane by all reports was an absolute clusterfuck. It is disappointing that so much effort has been put into building up the event, but the organisers chose to ignore the feelings of a section of the community.

Women who do not recognise the existence of transgender women (trans exclusionary radical feminists) were welcomed – and even invited – to the event.

This caused conflict during the event which could have been avoided by ensuring all women were comfortable at the event.

Some chose to protest the event, some chose to try to find a peaceful resolution by mediating between the two groups.

There has been some unfortunate targeting of individuals since the event which I have been thinking about a lot and even since this show show recorded my thoughts have changed a bit.

Now thinking about it I think the clashes here are partly due to a difference in tactics. The main conflict has been between people who don’t want TERFs involved but chose different actions on the day.

I read a beautiful statement from Kurdish women to the world.

Let us turn the 21st century into the era of women’s freedom!

From the mountains of Kurdistan, in the lands where society developed with the leadership of women, we salute you with our great freedom, passion, ambition, and unbreakable struggle. From Rojava’s neighborhoods to South America’s forests, from Europe’s streets to Africa’s plains, from the Middle East’s valleys to North America’s plazas, from Asia’s mountains to Australia’s plateaus; with our love which knows no borders and with our most revolutionary feelings, we embrace all women who intensify the struggle for freedom and equality.

And in Bad Cop No Donut the police have been pretty busy fucking things up this week. And fucking vegetables



TEAM PLASTIQUE             ………………….         Superstar

GEOFF BERNER                              ……………………..               Daloy Polizei

ROB HUSTLE          …………………………..                                          Good Cop

KAH-LO                               …………………………..                            Fasta

BIG SHAQ                  …………………………………………                 Mans Not Hot

ROB HUSTLE                              …………………………..         Good Cops

CHUMBAWAMBA          ………………….                  Give the Anarchist a Cigarette

Bedding music – Les Rosevere (music for podcasts), Yassem Kurdish Folk Instrumental

Psychadelicatesson, Boy and Dove (Dragonflight 1999)






Bad Cop No Donut

Bad Cop No Donut


In 2016 Operation Apsley revealed a group of police were using drugs regularly in their social lives – including one who used cocaine ‘most days’ for four months last year.

They were also caught trafficking drugs, (because they have easy access to them)

Victoria police ‘caught using and trafficking meth and ecstasy – as two officers joke over texts about going to work after a cocaine bender’

The anti corruption commission found

There are systemic deficiencies in Victoria Police’s illicit drug prevention and detection,

Do you see what is wrong with that??? The people who are meant to be preventing drug use in the community can’t ‘police’ it in their own community.


A Baltimore police officer has testified at an anti corruption hearing that officers were instructed to carry fake guns so they could plant them on a body if they ever shoot someone.

It’s unknown if this tactic was ever used but when an officer was arrested last year a replica gun was found in his possession.

But the BB gun testimony is particularly disturbing in light of 12-year-old Tamir Rice’s death in 2014, the 13-year-old in Baltimore who was shot twice by cops in 2016 after he allegedly sprinted from them with a replica gun in his hand, and the 86 people fatally shot by police in 2015 and 2016 who were spotted carrying toy guns.

In what has been called “Baltimore’s biggest police corruption scandal in memory.” Prosecutors say the squad, which was tasked with getting illegal guns off the streets, abused its power by robbing suspects and innocent people, raiding homes without warrants, and selling confiscated drugs, among other crimes.


A RCMP supervisor who appeared to simulate fellatio on an eggplant while at work and who allegedly texted questionable comments about black policemen and the Black Lives Matter movement is being investigated for his conduct.

CBC News has confirmed that the RCMP has launched a code of conduct investigation into Cpl. Dave Duplissie, which was triggered when a probationary constable under his supervision was fired.

Jesse Anderson says he complained to the RCMP about his difficulties with Duplissie and sent them a screengrab of the eggplant incident and screengrabs of text conversations while the RCMP was considering his dismissal. He later shared the images with CBC News.


Two years after they said they didn’t, Toronto police admit they use Stingray cellphone snooping device

Documents that took more than two years to obtain show that Toronto police have used an IMSI catcher, also known as a Stingray, in investigations ranging from a major drug and gun case to a bank robbery.

IMSI catchers capture identifying data from all mobile devices being used in a given location — including, in the context of a police investigation, the data of innocent citizens in the vicinity of the target.

In December 2015, a Toronto police spokesperson told the Star: “We do not use the Stingray technology and do not have one of the units.”

An IMSI (international mobile subscriber identity) catcher, also known as a mobile device identifier, is a controversial tool because it is indiscriminate in whose mobile device is affected. The technology essentially mimics a cellphone tower, tricking all phones within a particular range to go through it.

Rojava, Italy, Brisbane, with Love.

Rojava, Italy, Brisbane, with Love.

This show really is global. We have contributors and interviewees on most major continents.

This show is an example our global footprint.  An Italian Subversion team member connected us with a man who had fought with the People’s Protection Unit (YPG) in Syria. This interview is our main feature this week.

It might come as a surprise but we also have an interview with Donald Trump. We find out his answers to some pressing issues.

And Bad Cop No Donut with some shocking cases of police brutality.

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ANTI-FLAG        …………..     Underground Network

ALAS                       …………………………..                                  Cop Killer

AZIZ WAISI      ……………………………       Kurdish song

DDM                        …………………………..                   Class War

POOR PEOPLE                 ………………………………………                   Sold Ourselves

Featured Image – Love Birds for Kurdistan

Claudio Locatelli – fighter with the YPG Kurdish forces in Rojava

Claudio Locatelli – fighter with the YPG Kurdish forces in Rojava

Claudio is an Italian journalist and media activist.

After working in the Middle East he decided to return and join the People’s Protection Unit (YPG) fighting in Rojava against ISIS and others.

Also to help the revolution which is building a new autonomous region.

Claudio has returned to Italy where he is speaking to us from his home town.

In this interview I wanted to ask some basic questions about why he decided to go to Rojava, and how his experience has informed his politics back home in Italy.

Some international fighters who fight in Rojava are under threat from their own governments when they return home. Claudio and I speak about this issue and the political motivations behind it.

As the story of Rojava has captured the hearts and minds of many drawing some to consider joining the Kurdish struggle, I asked Claudio what his advice would be to anyone thinking of travelling to Syria.

I am closely connected with some Iranian Kurds in Brisbane. In my experience most of them do not share the revolutionary goals of Rojava, such as the issue of gender. I discussed this with Claudio and he feels it important to add this comment.

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Rojava: We Promise the Mothers of our Martyrs from US, Brittany & Spain – Afrin Will Not Fall & We Will Defeat Turkish Fascism!

Insurrection News


Received on 27.02.18:

Your sons, like thousands of children of Kurdistan, were not afraid of Turkish fascism; nor are we. We have never and will never be. They were one of us. So in the name of pomegranates of Manbij and olive trees of Afrin, we will avenge them.

All that is dishonorable and dastardly has been concentrated in our rotten enemy. Yes, our enemy is rotten to the core and is disassociated from all that is human through a warped chauvinism. We will defend honour and dignity of being a human. That means we fight for freedom. We refuse a life if we are not able to breath, to think, to walk, to speak, and to act freely. Because our air is blessed. Our mind is as clear as our sky. Our land is sacred. Our courage is like our mountains; magnificent and invincible. Our language…

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War on Welfare: an anarchist perspective

War on Welfare: an anarchist perspective

This sedition of Subversion #1312 features an interview with anarchist Jessica Harrison. Jessica lives in Wonthaggi in Victoria. She is active in the Australian Unemployed Workers Union.

The union recent;y had a bit of a win when the government was unable to reach a deal with the Nick Xenophon Team regarding welfare reforms, which would see an expansion of the cashless welfare  card.

As the name suggests the AUWU which was founded in 2014 fights for the rights of unemployed workers.

They say it was when the Howard government introduced work for the dole in 1997-98 that a radical change in the attitude towards the unemployed occurred “quote overnight the unemployed began to be treated like criminals’.

We’ve also got Bad Cop No Donut and plenty of new music including a brand new one from Urthboy (clip posted below).

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