Our community is located in the center of Yogyakarta, Kricak Kidul. The initiative to create a Cooperative Kitchen is the result of a long chat about how to respond to the increasingly difficult economic situation caused by Covid-19 and global economic conditions. This kitchen is expected to be a place for Kricak youth to be creative and find alternative jobs that are increasingly difficult to find. Therefore, we will make Kricak Cooperative Kitchen as a starting point for future projects that are more community-based.
Why Kricak Kidul?
Yes, Kricak Kidul is actually quite extensive, but we decided to try a village where our community has had a long relationship. Some of us became friends while in prison a few years ago. And to deal with Kricak’s young children who often drop out of school for economic reasons and end up doing actions that often resulted in being locked up in prison from a very young age, we ended up racking our brains and having a long discussion which eventually spawned the project. We are very open to anyone who is willing to take the time to participate in our initiative.
PS: We are not representing all the residents of Kricak Kidul. Each statement here were made by individuals and community that are involved in this initiative.
A call for submissions specifically to encourage militant writing and reflections from the colonised continent of so-called Australia, but potentially open to interest from anywhere. Get in touch with your ideas before writing.
Women and fishermen from Kondingareng Island, Makassar City and NGO activists from ASP and KIARA blockaded the Boskalis ship Queen of the Netherlands in Galesong-Makassar waters. The action was carried out to stop the marine sand mining activities by the Boskalis ship which is damaging the environment and reducing the income of fishermen. The impact of mining activity has also created social conflict among the traditional fishermen.
Boskalis, the Indonesian state and its officials have been waging a campaign of terror against fishermen who oppose mining. Last August, Indonesian police sank 3 of the fishermen’s boats and criminalized 3 of them for fighting against the mining.
The fishermen struggle autonomously and use direct action on many occasions such as intercepting mining boats and forcibly stopping mining activities.
Solidarity with the fishermen of Kondingareng Island!
At the start of August, Susan Ley federal minister for environment, gave the go ahead yet again to Vic Roads / MRPV starting a countdown for the state to remove us and clear the embassy camps.
We have time to prepare and we need your help to do that.
Monday 24th August Victoria Police executed dodgey warrants to arrest key figures at the embassy, whilst taken off the land raided all the camps with a large task force recording all materials, supplies, vehicles, personnel, locations. By later the next day all arrested have been released but the magistrate refused to acknowledge the embassy as a legitimate place of residence, meaning that important members of the embassy have been coerced into signing bail agreements for various locations away from the embassy.
All of these factors are things that should be taken very seriously as the state is slowly and methodically laying the groundwork or pretext to clear out the djab wurrung embassy and remaining protectors.
Due to the pandemic and authoritative state response the numbers of people who have been participating on the ground here at the embassy has dropped to all but a handful of committed crew. This is largely caused by the uncertainties created by the lockdown environments, both around so called victoria and Narrm.
27.08.2020: Multinational, environmental vandals Adani secretly sought to raid the Brisbane home of an activist to seize evidence but failed twice, court documents have revealed. Adani and its Carmichael Rail Network applied for a search order, known as an Anton Piller order, against Benjamin Pennings in June this year.
It claimed Benjamin Pennings had possession of “confidential information on a computer at his home” which was being used in a concerted campaign of “intimidation and conspiracy” against the Galilee Basin coal project. As part of the application, Adani claimed Benjamin had information to which only company executives and other select staff and contractors had access.
Anton Piller orders are searches carried out without notice to the defendant to ensure that supposed “evidence” can’t be destroyed and is preserved to be used in judicial proceedings. Adani’s court application and subsequent appeal in July were also heard “ex parte”, meaning they were both heard without notice, IE in secret.
Adani has described Benjamin Pennings as the “principal” of a group of political activists called the “Galilee Blockade”, whose objective is to prevent the development of the mine and railway. In rejecting Adani and Carmichael Rail Network’s appeal last week, the Court of Appeal ruled the evidence was “wholly inadequate to justify the order sought”. The Court of Appeal also raised concerns about the impact of a search order could have had on Bejamin Pennings’ partner and children.
Almost 1 year later and the corrupt Bulgarian government is still refusing to allow Jock to leave the country Also during this time the government has prohibited Jock from working for pay. Of course Jock continues unpaid work but now a year later Jock is in need of financial help.
Please donate to support Jock Palfreeman’s expenses and defending and supporting himself against the corrupt Bulgarian authorities.
There is no minimum donation required. Money raised will cover a variety of ongoing expenses of Jock’s day to day life and legal situation.
Solidarity with the Kids in Brisbane’s Wacol Youth Prison
23.08.2020: Children between the ages of 10 – 17 who are in the colonial prison system in Meanjin / Brisbane have been locked down in solitary since Thursday after an outbreak of Covid 19. Around 70% of the kids are Indigenous despite comprising only 3% of ‘australia’s’ population.
While testing is being done inside after a worker tested positive who the fuck knows if any of the incarcerated kids are positive, we wouldn’t expect any transparency from the government on the matter. These kids are already isolated and many suffer from health issues. They need to be released immediately back to their families where they belong.
Word has it that the kids have started chanting “Screws gunna die of coronavirus” clapclap, clapclapclapclap, clap, clap (to the tune of “you’re going home in the back of a divvy van”) and laughing in the faces of their scumbag captors.
While the ‘Raise the Age’ campaign is a step in the right direction (demanding that criminal responsibility should be raised from the age of 10 to 14) we believe that all prisons need to be shut down especially youth prisons. Youth prisons in ‘australia’ serve as an extension of the government’s child removal policy of First Nations kids from their families. The racist shit hole Wacol is currently being expanded at a cost of 27 million dollars.
FTP – Fire to the prisons! Shut Youth Prisons!
ACAB – All Colonisers Are Bastards! Abolish Australia!
Lockdown Solidarity was made by a collective of artists on the Collingwood housing estate and beyond. The song was originally recorded at the time of the Melbourne 9 tower lockdown in July 2020. This song is an act of solidarity with the people on the public housing estates that were placed in the hard lockdown by police without any consultation. This is also a message of solidarity for refugees in indefinite detention experiencing an endless lockdown due to the so called Australian government’s racist policies. Filmed and recorded on the lands of the Kulin Nations, sovereignty never ceded.