This episode is called fuck the police because… well fuck them and the system they support and help perpetuate.



Franklin Lopéz joins us to talk about his new DVD project subMedia A Decade of Subversion.

He also gives us his thoughts on the killing of police by community members.

And fondly recalls his trip to Australia which included taking part in the 40th Anniversary Celebrations at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra.

The fit with the season as we do every year we play A Junkie’s Christmas by William S Burroughs.

The music for this sedition was requested by Franklin.  Also check out this video of a kangaroo knocking out a drone.



Intro – Resident Anti-hero

Backing music- Monkey Marc

Outro – Insurge Political Prisoners




I’m kind of angry at my landlord right now, cause my roof is massively leaking and all they really have to do is clean the gutters but it’s been over a week and it hasn’t been done. Which is a problem because it keeps fucking raining.

This links into the themes of this weeks show though because it’s an issue concerning private property, the idea that someone can own property and charge others’ for using it to survive.



The first 2 songs of the show are concerning the colonisation of America before which there was no private property on Turtle Island.

And next Shame has a long talk about so called ‘anarcho-capitalists’ or libertarians. Shame proposes we use the term propertarians.

A new It’s the End of the World and I feel Fine came out just before the show went to air so we played it to make up for the fact we went to see Sage Francis the night before the show and got very little sleep/time to prepare kick ass radio.


A Tribe Called Red – Burn Your Village to the Ground info
Corporate Avenger – Christians Murdered Indians info
Etheric Double – Hold Your Spear Close info

More of the scene from Addams Family





This weeks show starts off with .. Linda ranting about people who support the police or make comments such as ‘I don’t do anything wrong so I don’t need to worry about the police’. These people almost always are white and rich and their privilege leads them to have these views.

Which leads nicely into the 30th Rap News which is titled New World Order but really leads us on a path to explore the world order in a completely different way to what you might expect.

This theme of privilege continues and Anna gives us a bit of an update on Ferguson, then we discuss the difference in the reaction to the death/killing of a man and that of a woman.





Merry Christmas from Greece



Now the G20 is over and the fever has passed we’ve got other afflictions to contend with .. such as


This is the name of the latest show from The Stimulator we play the first half straight up on the show.

We talk a little about the G20. We want to focus on the future now and how we can build a strong anarchist resistance in Brisbane.

One thing that is sure not to cure any anarchist related affliction you have is how you choose to spend your money.

To look into this further we play a short video by Savage Revival called Individualism vs Resistance.

This show aired just before the Furguson verdict was announced and Anna shares some of the background to the story.

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Indigenous Australia knows the cynicism exposed by Michael Brown’s killing in Ferguson

By Larissa Behrendt an academic, writer, film maker and Indigenous advocate

After a Missouri grand jury declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch said that the decision was based upon physical and scientific evidence, not “public outcry or political expediency”.

This call for objectivity does little in a situation where autopsies show Wilson had shot Brown at least six times, twice in the head. McCulloch seemed to compromise his own objectivity by blaming social and news media for beating up a story, rather than acknowledging that when a young person is shot by law enforcement, people expect a level of accountability.

Watching the events in Ferguson unfold raises similar questions about Australia’s own legal system. The parallel is immediately drawn with the failure to secure a conviction in the case of 36-year-old Cameron Mulrunji Doomadgee, who died in a Palm Island lockup over 10 years ago.

Mulrunji was picked up for singing “Who let the dogs out” at a police officer, Chris Hurley, who drove past him in the street. He was charged with public nuisance. He had been in police custody for only an hour when he died. An autopsy revealed four broken ribs, which had ruptured his liver and spleen.

Hurley was indicted for assault and manslaughter but acquitted in 2007. He is the only person ever charged over a death in custody of an Aboriginal person in Australia.

Emotions overflowed after Doomadgee’s death in custody. A riot broke out on Palm Island. It was, like in Ferguson, as much a protest against a single act of injustice as against a system that seemed riddled with it. No police officer was ever successfully prosecuted for Doomadgee’s death, but several Aboriginal men, including Palm Island spokesperson Lex Wotton, were successfully prosecuted for the ensuing riots and received a seven year prison sentence.

Would it have been realistic to expect this outcome on Palm Island? The Ferguson grand jury’s decision certainly seems to have been anticipated on social media, reflecting the persistence of deep cynicism about the criminal justice system.

Anyone who has lived in the US – or even visited – will notice that poverty is racialised. 15.1% of Americans live in poverty; of that 28.4% were black and 26.6% were Hispanic. The events in Ferguson are perhaps a way of highlighting that the election of Barack Obama has done little or nothing to change the US’s deeply ingrained cultures of exclusion, marginalisation and stereotyping.

Obama’s response to the eruption of a new wave of violence, and the broader disappointment and anger about the grand jury decision, showed his own understanding of the perceptions of bias in the legal system. His call to respect the rule of law was accompanied by pleas for calm and constructive protest; then-Queensland premier Peter Beattie struck a similar tone after Hurley was acquitted, urging Queenslanders “to accept the decision of the court without question.”

 A rally in Brisbane following the police murder of Mulrinji Doomadgee 2004

Obama also admitted that there were legitimate grounds for mistrust of the police, including that white police officers are seen to get away with killing young black men, while young black men seem to have no problem getting locked up. According to US Department of Justice figures from 2009, African Americans make up 40% of the US male prison population.

These patterns are replicated in Australia. Between 2000 and 2013, the adult Indigenous imprisonment rate increased by 57%, while the non-Indigenous rate did not show significant change. The rate of juvenile detention sits at about 24 times that of non-Indigenous youth. Indigenous people make up just 3% of the Australian population.

There are dozens of instances where Aboriginal people are killed in custody. The 1987 Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody investigated 99 of them. Since then, 340 Indigenous people have died in custody.

Some of these have been high profile. In 2008, respected Elder Mr Ward died in the back of a paddy wagon, after being driven 400km across the WA desert. He had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

More recently, 22-year-old woman Ms Dhu died in police custody in the South Hedland police station while she was being held in police custody to “pay down” around $1,000 in unpaid fines.

These deaths accumulate to cause a similar level of distrust with a legal system, particularly in the way it administers justice. Other than the unsuccessful prosecution of Chris Hurley, not a single charge has been laid, not a single person held to account. To return to McCulloch, is the long-term failure of African Americans and Indigenous Australians by their legal systems not also an “objective” reality?

While there is much talk about why violence occurs in this context, it also raises the more profound and long-reaching question: what will we do to fix a system where cynicism is rife and racial bias seems to abound? How do we change a conversation when there is suspicion that the system is stacked against the marginalised, and the powerful are defensive about being critiqued.

If there is a shining answer to this problem, it’s the Aboriginal community of Redfern. Riots erupted there in 2004 when TJ Hickey, a 17-year old Aboriginal man, was killed. After police chased him in their car while he was riding his bike, he was impaled on a fence. Hickey’s death sparked an emotional response from a community that had long been targeted by the police. Violence broke out and was eventually beaten back by police with fire hoses; law enforcement were castigated by the Sydney Morning Herald for their poor preparation.

Perhaps nothing was unusual about the situation in Redfern. What was unusual was the longer-term response. Police command changed and the new officer in charge, Commander Luke Freudenstein, built a relationship with the local community. A range of programs to build self-esteem in young people, particularly young men, were a success. As a result of this grassroots effort, the community transformed and far fewer young Indigenous men were arbitrarily picked up by the police, to end up in the lockup.

The lesson isn’t that good can come from civil unrest, so much as that change really is possible, if we address the issues that lead to outbursts of emotion and violence.

As the events in Ferguson unfold, it’s clear that their community is a microcosm of the deep-seated issues in the US. Ferguson is perhaps also a sign of what happens anywhere that key institutions, like the criminal justice system, are unreflective about their own entrenched biases – biases that colour outcomes when justice is what we need most.

Originally posted at Guardian Australia.

G20 (black) BLOC PARTY


Well here we go…… Geetwenty fever is well and truly setting in… more and more police are visible around Brisbane city and South Brisbane where the G20 super summer summit will take place.

When we take to the streets on Saturday for the People’s March in the hot hot Brisbane sun the crowd control device of choice would have to be water cannons but the next best thing would have to be the LRAD (rad!) sound systems which the Queensland police are in possession of.

Since we all don’t want to be part of any revolution which doesn’t involved dancing, the ‘free speech zone‘ on Saturday during the march should be lots of fun as long as the po po remember to bring the beats (and blops).

As the march crosses the Kurilpa bridge, everything going as planned, underneath us on the river should be paper boats set sail by the Refugee Action Collective Queensland.

I caught up with Scotia Monkivitch at a boat building workshop on Sunday to find out about Walking Borders a series of actions which are going to culminate with the flotilla of paper boats planned to meet the People’s March.

Don’t want to go to the People’s March try the refugee FLASH MOB.

First of all on the show though The Stimulator gives us a run down on 2 major struggles which are currently happening around the globe. We play the first half of the latest It’s the End of the World as we Know if and I feel FINE!.




We also talk to Brisbane Community Action Network spokesperson Robin Taubenfeld about the People’s Summit which starts tomorrow. You can download the program here.


Mexico Protests


1 misogynist forced to flee country… many still to go


Great news overnight that a man who attempted a tour of Australia giving lectures on picking up women which include physical assault, has not only been forced to cancel his show in Melbourne but has also left the country.

Well done to everyone who joined the outrage and caused this to happen…. there’s many more still in the country so let’s keep up the fight.

One man who’s a good target is Corey Bernadi who is giving a speech tonight at a Cherish Life fundraiser.

If you didn’t work it out from the title Cherish Life is a pro-life organisation and if you don’t know Corey Bermandi is an ultra conservative Liberal senator.

And Corey Bernadi and Julien Blanc both seem to think violence against women is acceptable.Speaking at a domestic violence inquiry Bernadi made comments to the effect that sometimes it’s ok for a man to put a woman in a headlock.

There’s a protest tonight outside the Indooropilly Golf Club where he is speaking.6pm Meiers Road, Indooroopilly, Queensland, Australia 4121

A woman fights back … in this case the ‘violence’ is resistance so I think it’s justified. Buzzfeed reports she was responding to an incident where she was pushed herself.

Here’s an article from The Age about Julien Blanc and his forced departure from Australia.

UPDATE: Victoria’s police chief has thrown his support behind the growing community campaign against a self-described pick-up artist, who fled Australia after protesters targeted his controversial seminars.

Chief Commissioner Ken Lay said he’s taken a look at the work of US-based Julien Blanc and his group Real Social Dynamics – and he’s not impressed.

“To me, most of it appears to be deeply disturbing and offensive,” Mr Lay said in a statement on Friday.

“Labelling women as objects and actively promoting the abuse of women degrades the dignity of our whole community,” he said.

“I’m proud that Victoria has taken this stance against violence. It gives me confidence that we are moving in the right direction.”

Mr Lay’s comments come after one of Mr Blanc’s seminars was scuppered by scores of angry protesters on the Yarra River.

A few dozen young men who paid to attend the event – the content of which has been heavily criticised for promoting abusive tactics to lure women – needed to be escorted off a river cruise boat on Thursday night.

Police were called to Southbank as protesters surrounded the boat, which had been booked for the talk after several hotel venues cancelled bookings in response to a growing petition and community outrage.

The vocal protesters had rushed to the Yarra River site after earlier gathering in St Kilda. Some carried placards that read “destroy rape culture” while others shouted “walk of shame” as the group of men disembarked with help from several uniformed police officers.

Mobile phone video later emerged of one of the protesters being held back before she punches the man hosting the seminar in the chest and slaps him across the face.

But Victoria Police spokesman Sergeant Kris Hamilton said police are not investigating the incident.

“The male in the video has advised police that he does not want to report the alleged assault,” he said.

One of the men who did attend the event had earlier defended Mr Blanc’s teachings.

“No doesn’t always mean no, if said playfully,” the 22-year-old Elwood man, who did not give his name, told the Weekly Review shortly before the seminar.

“If someone’s, like, ‘no’ in a more serious way, then obviously that’s more serious,” he said. “But, again, that sort of more play-fighting-kind-of-way, as in ‘no, no, don’t do that’, that’s different.”

One of the protesters, meanwhile, vowed to continue the campaign against the group and its supporters.

“We left knowing we had won. Not just that, we left knowing that this was the beginning of the end for them,” the protester wrote online after the Thursday night demonstration.

“We are growing infinitely and we plan on there being no next time.”

In a statement, Melbourne River Cruises said it did not want to be associated with Mr Blanc or his seminars and it cancelled the booking as soon as it realised who was behind it.

“The boat did not cruise and we waited for the police to take all the people off the boat as they refused to get off the boat,” the boat company said on its Facebook page.

“We were completely misinformed about the booking, saying it was a social function.”

Mr Blanc began his Australian tour in Sydney last week in a bid to teach local men about picking up women. But he has been met with a barrage of criticism, fuelled by social media anger over some of his methods, which include grabbing a woman’s head and pulling it towards his crotch.

Washington-based activist Jennifer Li began the boycott petition and the #takedownjulienblanc social media campaign after watching one of the group’s videos – in which a woman is choked as an opening pick-up move being taught by the group.

Ms Li said such demeaning, misogynist and abusive behaviour has to have serious consequences.

“I said I was going to take him down, but I didn’t know if this was actually going to take off. I just knew I had to try,” she told SBS’s The Feed.

Mr Blanc was not spotted at Thursday night’s event, which was instead hosted by one of his colleagues.

Police on Friday confirmed Mr Blanc left the country late on Thursday night, while his assistant would leave later on Friday.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Mr Blanc had departed Australia and his visa had been cancelled.

Calls, emails and tweets to Mr Blanc, Real Social Dynamics and its management team were not returned.

One of the group’s other speakers, Todd Valentine, later hosted a live Google hangout out in Seattle and welcomed comments from social media, but did not address the protests in Australia.

Instead, he spent an hour providing dating advice, stressing how there are no “magic words” that can manipulate a woman into sleeping with someone.

“That attitude is so, so, so far fetched,” he said. “The idea that it does exist is actually extremely demeaning to women.”