PROGRAM 2017

SATURDAY

REC HUT MESS HUT
10 – 11:30am

Camp setup & Introduction

11:30am – 1pm Basic democratic structures in Kurdistan Introduction to Marxism
1pm – 2pm

LUNCH

2pm – 3:30pm

Squatting in Melbourne

Communication, Empathy & Trauma

3:30pm – 4pm

TEA BREAK

4pm – 5:30pm Are there better ways of fighting oppression? Kopimi Courage #Solidarity
6pm – 7pm

DINNER

EVENING

Folk session with The Willie Wagtails

  • Communication, Empathy & Trauma
    Introduction to practising anarchism through communication, effectively resolving conflicts and understanding the physiology of emotional trauma.
  • Are there better ways of fighting oppression?
    Anti-oppression and identity politics, whilst useful and important, are also rife with problems. A group has been meeting and discussing these issues and ways of better fighting oppression, and we’re looking forward to continuing the conversation at camp anarchy.
  • Kopimi Courage #Solidarity
    A workshop about the heroes of the internet. Giving examples of how the lawyers, humanitarians, and activists raising awareness and defend these freedom fighters. This workshop will include, music, video, and interviews with Mazanga (Kopimi) Lauri Love, Jeremy Hammond, Matt DeHart’s Mum Leann and Barrett Brown recipients of help from Couragefound.org
  • Squatting in Melbourne
    Practical tips, how to squat, how to find an empty, getting services on, what to watch out for. Short history of Melbourne squatting successes.
  • Folk Session with The Willie Wagtails
    Campfire jam session – bring your instruments and radical songs.

SUNDAY

REC HUT MESS HUT BBQ AREA
10 – 11:30am Avoiding Burnout Class struggle in the Philippines Boxing
11:30am – 1pm Anarcho-syndicalism What are we for? Intro – Irish Music
1pm – 2pm

LUNCH

2pm – 3:30pm Culture Jamming and Direct Action for System Change Poetry writing
3:30pm – 4pm

TEA BREAK

4pm – 5:30pm The “pincer grip crisis” of industrial civilization: Why the left (including anarchists) need to rethink politics in an of limits Welding (or DIY)
6pm – 7pm

DINNER

EVENING

2 Minutes of Infamy (share your campaigns)

Paris Rebelle (48min Doco) & discussion

  • Avoiding Burnout
    A participatory and transformative look at how we can better enjoy ourselves, and avoid burnout whilst changing the world. This workshop is based on the learnings from one long-term activist’s journey with avoiding burnout and finding fulfilment.
  • Boxing
    Basic boxing technique with a personal trainer
  • Anarcho-syndicalism 101
    Introduction to Anarcho-Syndicalism followed by discussion
  • What are we for?
    One of the strengths of anarchism is prefigurative politics, but what exactly is it that we are for? This workshop is about figuring out how best to promote anarchist alternatives. How do we talk about anarchist alternatives in a way that is concrete, covers all the important stuff, is accessible and ideologically coherent?
  • Intro to Irish folk music
    An intro to Irish music session. For beginners, and more experienced people welcome. Will introduce a few tunes over the hour or so and go real slow for people who are learning.
  • Culture Jamming and Direct Action for System Change
    Doing It Ourselves is planning a campaign of direct action and culture jamming to get system change into the public discourse. We’d love to share our plans, hear your thoughts and get you involved!
  • Poetry writing
    Join in with a radical street poet in a creative writing exploration
  • Communication, Empathy & Trauma
    Introduction to practising anarchism through communication, effectively resolving conflicts and the understanding the physiology of emotional trauma.
  • Welding (or DIY)

    The welding will of course be weather permitting but people interested in attending need to obtain and bring a pair of safety glasses, welding/thick leather gloves, safety boots a long sleeve cotton shirt and trousers and a P2 respirator or dust mask(obtainable at bunnings etc.)

    In the event weather doesn’t permit hot works, we’ll be doing an introduction to body work/automotive panel repair  and spray painting in general, this will also cover areas such as how to make stencils and carry out repairs etc.

    Participants are encouraged to bring along any metal items needing repaired/welded/sharpened and anyone brave enough can volunteer their car/van(preferably pre dinged) for some hands on instructing in panel repairs etc.

  • The “pincer grip crisis” of industrial civilization: Why the left (including anarchists) need to rethink politics in an age of limits.
    This workshop will involve a 30-40 minute presentation in which it will be argued that industrial (capitalist) civilization is in the grip of ‘pincer grip’ crisis from two related threats – rising environmental damage, on the one hand, and mounting resource (especially energy) scarcity on the other. It will be suggested there is no way out of this crisis for any kind of (high) industrial-globalised-centralised economy…including a socialist/anarchist one. Hence the eco-left needs to profoundly rethink its politics. Controversial? Of course! Hence plenty of time will be given over for people to reject the argument and/or ask questions!
  •  2 Minutes of Infamy
    Chance to plug your group and/or projects/actions that are happening. Strictly 2 minutes!
  • Paris Rebelle (48min Doco) & discussion
    September 23, 2016, was the premiere of the documentary movie Paris Rebelle – between a swing to the right and a revolt about the commemoration of Clément Méric, the social movement in France on the occasion of the neoliberal labour market reform, the continuing swing to the right in the country and antifascist struggles in Paris. Screening followed by Q&A

MONDAY

REC HUT MESS HUT BBQ AREA
10am – 11:30am Promoting Anarchist Ideas and Challenging Liberals Organising in Small Towns Meditation
11:30am – 1pm

DEBRIEF & LUNCH

1pm – 3pm

CLEAN UP CAMPSITE

  • Promoting Anarchist Ideas and Challenging Liberals
    Why is it that so many people in the left are anarchists, yet the vast majority of the left still doesn’t understand anarchism, or the anarchist critique of liberalism? What stops us from challenging liberals and promoting anarchist ideas and how could we get past that?
  • Organising in small towns
    Ideas for getting people motivated, what has worked, what has been a flop. Street stalls, free shops, graffiti. Does anti-fascist organising work in small towns when everyone knows each other ? Brainstorm for new ideas.

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS

Camp Anarchy 2016

Camp Anarchy 2015

Camp Anarchy 2014

Camp Anarchy 2013

Camp Anarchy 2012