Anti-fascist found guilty of affray II Peir Moro talks about his recent court case resulting from his suffering an assault at the hands of fascists on the night of a demonstration against Milo Yiannopoulos on December 4, 2017 at the foot of the Kensington flats. Shockingly Pier from found guilty of affray, assault (2) and rioting with his defense of self defence not accepted. He was fined $2,000 without conviction.
This seems to reflect the current government's widing the definition of crimes such as affray.
They have given direction to Magistrates and Judges to be stricter in their interpretations.
This means Pier could be found not guilty of assault, but still found guilty of affray by being part of a melee and/or by my actions 'frightening' people.
If people would like to support Pier, and other activists in similar circumstances, you can make a donation to either the:
Solidarity and Defence Fund - Australia
The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund
Protect Conserve Defend II Steve Amiss filmmaker talks about the Sea Sheperd film that takes us to Antartica and a sea battle with Japanese whalers. Opens Nova July 25th
FGFP conference report II Lew Wheeler looks at the recent conference and the positive outcomes.
this is the week that was II
Looby II Keith Looby is represented in all the major gallery collections in Australia but now a days they keep his paintings in storage. A new film delves into Kieths art and how the mainstream art world decides what we get to see. Looby, a film by Sean Murphy, is showing at the Melbourne Documentar Film Festival at 2pm Saturday July 27 at 2pm.
Sundanese voice II Akuol Garang talks about her experinces as a refugee, how asylum has changed in Australia and her focus as an educator at the Asylum Resource Centre.
Annie McLoughlin & Marcus Harrington