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Thank you all who came to see @fbhutto, @Sisonkemsimang and me at @wheelercentre’s #broadside2019 on Sunday. And extra thanks to the woman who gave me roses & all who waited so patiently at the book signing. I was signing & posing for pics for an hour. (Pic via @JordioKinesio)
And shouting “Fuck the patriarchy” with 1,000 people in #Melbourne Town Hall wa 🔥🔥 Thank you all! #broadside2019 via @tesslawley
And MASSIVE thanks to the @wheelercentre staff who made everything run so smoothly at #broadside2019, including gently sliding over a tissues box for tears during book signing (I see you Bromley!)
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welcome to @LiteFootPrints' forum:

➡️ living in the clean economy — the case for a faster transition

#CarolynIngvason, lighter footprints' indomitable convenor, is introducing the evening's programme…

(facebook live link to be posted soon — or follow on along on twitter👇)
@LiteFootPrints a great lineup this evening!

@Tom_Kompas
@PeterNewmanCUSP
#AntheaHarris of @DELWP_Vic

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(look, i get a credit! these guys are professionals!)
@LiteFootPrints @Tom_Kompas @PeterNewmanCUSP @DELWP_Vic great to be working alongside @VictoriaMcKMcH this evening.

victoria is a veteran climate communicator and very capable chair.
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1) Gah. OK. Here's a thread on the Australian neo-#Nazi groupuscule (see Roger Griffin, 'From slime mould to rhizome: an introduction to the groupuscular right', @POP_Jrnl, Vol.37, No.1, 2003) Antipodean Resistance ...
#antifa #auspol #FCKNZS
2) First, a coupla general obs. This disclaimer in James Hearnes' analysis of 'Siege' is worthwhile, but its application is not straightfwd, & raises a no of difficult issues.
3) In general, if I document nazi agitprop, it's typically w a view to using this material to actually identify those responsible for its production & distribution. So: Antipodean Resistance (AR) has developed a media strategy predicated on attracting attn, & its use of >
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Right-wing extremists were already on spy agencies' radars canberratimes.com.au/politics/feder… via @canberratimes
1) A reasonable analysis, to which I would add a few things. First, ASIO notes that: 'Individuals motivated by other ideologies [than Islamist extremists] – such as an extreme left or right-wing ideology – may consider conducting an act of terrorism.'
2) That's why a no of ppl in some way assoc w anTEEfa stuff in AUS have received visits in the past few years. Further, concern over left/right extremism is not brand-new; it was also noted in the agency's 2010--2011 report. See : slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=27201.
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#antifa #auspol #FCKNZS

At risk of repetition, inre ths map via smh.com.au/politics/feder… I thought I might add a few more deets (another bloody thread).
1) 'Cooks Convicts' (MEL) emerged c AUG 2018. It incs Neil Erikson & Ricky Turner, but also a smol no others, inc (Eurydice Dixon memorial vandal) Andy Nolch, Rino 'Bluebeard' Grgurovic & Logan Spalding. L to R : RG, NE, AN, LS, RT. The hand signal may be familiar to some ...
2) Prior to CC, the grouping around Erikson he previously named 'Patriot Blue' after the white nationalist grping depicted in Stan's 'Romper Stomper'. The name was dropped after legal action, triggered by the Sam Dastyari incident (NOV 2017). See : sbs.com.au/news/stan-take….
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1) Hey it's time for me to goto bed, but one final thing inre #eggboy/#eggboi. As noted, neo-#Nazi Neil Erikson was one of the 5 or 6 men who, er, restrained the teen; Erikson has criminal convictions for antisemitic (FEB 2014) & anti-Muslim (SEP 2017) actions.
2) Perhaps in order to complete the trifecta, last year (MAY 2018) he was also charged w disrupting a church service -- which involved him & some of his thuggish mates invading Gosford church & scaring some elderly parishoners.

slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=43004
3) He's due back in Melbourne Magistrates' Court on MAY 13 to face charges of riot/assault/affray stemming from the Melbourne date of the DEC 2017 Milo Yiannopoulos tour; joining him in court on same will be his sidekick Ricky Turner & old nazi chum Richard Whelan.
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TBH, shocking as it is, I'm not that surprised at the #Christchurch massacre, or that the alleged killer livestreamed his assault on @Facebook. There's literally thousands of pages dedicated to spreading murderous Islamophobia on the platform, w an audience of many millions.
You can gain some insight into the nature of the milieu by examining the joyful responses to the massacre; useful insofar as it helps explode the Ordinary Mums & Dads™ myth that leading sections of Australian media have been/will continue to propagate. #ReclaimAustralia #auspol
The killer wrote slogans on his guns. Among them is a reference to
Josué Estébanez, a neo-Nazi who stabbed a teenage antifa, Carlos Palomino, to death in Madrid in November 2007. The murder was ofc celebrated @ the time by local neo-Nazis, including Neil Erikson.
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Congratulations to Ralph Cerminara on finally succeeding in his decade-long campaign to get himself locked up for being a racist kvnt in public.

Former leader of far-right movement jailed for foul-mouthed attack on neighbour smh.com.au/national/nsw/f… via @smh
1) As noted, Cerminara was once Der Fuehrer of one iteration of the anti-Muslim 'Australian Defence League', est 2010 & modelled on Yaxley-Lennon's EDL (Yaxley-Lennon is being toured, along w Gavin McInnes & Milo Yiannopoulos, by @PenthouseAU in April).
2) That ADL didn't get v far, but did serve as the avenue by which Shermon 'The Great Aussie Patriot' Burgess was 'radicalised'. Burgess is now, perhaps inevitably, a Hitler fanboy; in the last few years Cerminara has been vociferously denounced by him as a violent drunk. Sad!
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So exciting!!!! Four years ago #AugustMoon commenced their #WiseOrNaked World Tour!
Gig 1 • 12 February 2015 • #Bogota #Colombia 😄 Follow the journey ▶️ pinterest.co.uk/tioyclub/augus…
#TheIdeaOfYou by @robinnelee 🖤 #TIOYclubWiseOrNaked
#AugustMoon #WiseOrNaked World Tour • Gig 2 • 13 February 2015 • #Bogota #Colombia 😄 Follow the journey ▶️ pinterest.co.uk/tioyclub/augus… #TheIdeaOfYou by @robinnelee 🖤 #TIOYclubWiseOrNaked
#AugustMoon #WiseOrNaked World Tour • Gig 3 • 15 February 2015 • #Lima #Peru 🖤 “I’ll call you when we get to Lima.” - @HayesCampbell_ #TheIdeaOfYou by @robinnelee 😃 Follow the journey on our Pinterest... pinterest.co.uk/tioyclub/augus… #TIOYclubWiseOrNaked
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#invasionDay #Melbourne Ricky Turner ('Cooks Convicts', below) & Garry Hume tried to cause a scene @ Flinders Street today, w/o much luck. You may remember Turner from when he accosted Police Minister Lisa Neville a coupla weeks ago (news.com.au/national/victo…).
Turner is also #BFFs w Andy Nolch, who was convicted last year of vandalising the memorial to murdered woman Eurydice Dixon -- Turner though Nolch's action was brilliant & a total yuk fest. Other claims to fame include paying a nocturnal visit to Catherine Deveny's house >
> last year & another to the house of rival right-wing provocateur Dave Pellowe (who organised the tour by AltRight figureheads Stefan Molyneux & Lauren Southern). Turner will be joining Neil Erikson & Richard Whelan in court in May over charges arising from the MILO stoopid.
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0/ We're currently tracking at 40°C (104℉) here in #Melbourne, yet even that pales in comparison to the heat we're seeing in the #crypto/#blockchain space over the past ~24 hours.

What a day! Below are 22 developments that caught my eye.
1/ 🍑 Prominent full-service #blockchain technology co. @BitfuryGroup today announced a #Bitcoin #LightningNetwork-oriented product bundle called @Lightning_Peach.

Consumers, merchants, developers; there's LN-enabled solutions for all! Read more below. medium.com/meetbitfury/bi…
2/ 💡 After 18 months in stealth, San Francisco-based #crypto custody provider @Anchorage is live with its first product. They're building the first-ever crypto-native custodian!

Last year's a16z-led $17M Series A featured @Naval, @EladGil and @MLevchin. medium.com/anchorage/intr…
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*Daniel Purton of A26A/'The Crew' reckons he's gonna be mounting a vigilante patrol in the #Melbourne beach-side suburb of #Chelsea this evening.*

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

#antifa #auspol #AfricanGangs
Note that the same mob joined w the racist methgoblins of the True Blue Crew & private security company Asolate back in June 2017 to do similar.
It's highly unlikely that 'Kane Millzy' (Kane Miller, lvl boss of TBC) will be joining Mr Purton on this occasion as he has a court date on Friday, & another in FEB. Mind you, I saw him slap a cop @ #StKildaBeach & get away w it, so who knows ...
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#StKildaBeach Re LT, it's worth noting a few things: first, that the *openly* neo-#Nazi grp, Antipodean Resistance, was actually *born out of* the 'United Patriots Front'; their first joint action was a v smol anti-Black Lives Matter rally in #Melbourne in July 2016. >
Secondly, the UPF is defunct, having been replaced by 'The Lads Society'. TLS has a social centre in Cheltenham in #Melbourne, another in Ashfield in Sydney (see @ActionAshfield), & is in the process of est itself in BRIS, CAN & PER. The principal reason that the UPF is defunct >
> is because, after several years of pumping out a constant stream of racist propaganda, @facebook eventually decided to shut its page. Again: #Facebook has been utterly critical to the development of the far-right in AUS over the preceding period, & remains so.
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