Come and experience apocalypse at the re-opening of a local Sydney anarchist collective space with music, bands and more.
Black Rose as you have never seen it before.
Available now: Books, sitting area, coffee available by donation and internet.
We will be holding events and gigs (cinema nights, bands, jam sessions; book club already running weekly) here at the original Newtown location 22 Enmore Road, Newtown - This time, the shop front (no more long dangly hallway to walk down. And of course if you would like to use the space for anything in line with anti-authoritarian politics, please do call.
For more info:
In the meantime, things will be open! We'll have daily opening hours, so please drop around and have a peruse, relax, conversation and coffee.
Blah, blah, blah - you've heard enough talk, now let's see some action!
After 6 years at 22 Enmore Rd in Newtown, Black Rose Books has once again been moved into storage awaiting it's next reincarnation. We expect this web address will disappear sometime later this year.
Refer to Jura Books for Anarchist Literature
Thanks to all those who have been involved over the past 6 years (and the past 30 years!!). There is no collective to be contacted anymore so please direct any questions to Jura books.
Love & Rage
New... I bet you are sick of hearing that overused adjective for that which can ultimately never be.
Opening hours are now:
Thursday to Sunday 11 - 7
If you are in the Anarcho Community (or you agree with the principles of Anarchism) please put your name down to volunteer for a shift.
The People's Kitchen is every Wednesday night (arrive at 4 to cook and 7 to eat).
From Monday the 2nd of Jan in the new year we will be commencing a Monday night cook up (just like the good old days). So you can come down Monday or Wednesday to get a good vegan feed at night.
Again, if you would like to volunteer either with the cooking (just turn up at 4pm) or with the acquisition of food stuffs the evening before (contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org) please JUMP IN!
We are going to be actively showing presentations on a regular basis every Sunday night. The last one on Squatting Struggles in Europe went just grandly! With a record attendance and some good company to share some hard facts on the reality of squatting in the dingy continent.
Again, if you want to put on a presentation. Contact us! (that email again: email@example.com).
We want you to participate and take hold of this community space and use it for what it's meant to be used for - people!
Love and Char,
The Black Rose Collective
After much deliberation Black Rose in conjunction with Little Fish art space is open again!
Its time to celebrate!, come down to Black Rose Books and Little Fish art space 22 Enmore Road Newtown on Saturday the 12th of November, for an awesome night of Anarchist art and Poetry.
From 6pm onwards!!!
Bring your friends!!!
Love Love Big Love....
Black Rose and Little fish collective.
(pet friendly atmosphere, vegan friendly foods provided)
The Black Rose collective is at a point where we are questioning the ongoing relevance of the project. While we think the existence of anarchist spaces such as Black Rose could be necessary, it seems that it does not have much resonance with many of the other revolutionary projects in Sydney. Coupled with the reality of the struggle to pay rent and the amount of energy invested by our small collective to maintain this dysfunction, the situation is not sustainable.
A year ago there seemed to be a lot of people with a lot of energy around Black Rose as we made a big decision to entirely change the focus of the project. While we had great visions of the space being a hub of meetings and events and general radical activity, this has proven to be far from the reality. It has been hard to convey the idea to comrades that use the space, that it is their space to take responsibility for and engage with.
We are now calling out for an entirely new group of people to take on the project of this anarchist social centre. Black Rose has always been a reflection of those involved and so we are open to the new collective determining what it's revolutionary character should look like. Revolutionary spaces ARE awesome. Even if we're currently a bit drained there have been many inspiring moments. And you don't simply have to pick up from where we've left off – it's your ideas and energy that will now be important.
Over the month of september we will be preparing for what the future may hold with the current collective aiming to begin work on different projects by october.
If you are interested in taking it on please get in touch ASAP.
If Black Rose does end it is not necessarily a bad thing, revolutionary spaces can exist within all aspects of our lives.
Thursday, September 8 · 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Despite the negative portrayal of asylum seekers in our media, the Villawood Detention Centre is filled with amazing stories of survival, resistance and hope. Every day, refugees inside Villawood find ways to resist the dehumanizing restraints of our detention system.
Villawood: Survival+Resistance will present artworks, film, talks, hip hop, music, poetry, performance art about the Villawood Detention Centre and what it means for Western Sydney.
'Villawood Mums': A short film screening followed by Q&A with the film makers.
Refugee Action Coalition spokesperson Ian Rintoul will discuss the current problems of Immigration Detention.
Performances by poets and hip hop artists from the Auburn Community Development Poets Group, including Rima aka Soul Beats, Bhagavadas Sriskanthadas & Nashaa Hamody Abdul-Hassan.
Event night food and drinks served by donation from 5.30pm.
A collaboration between The Refugee Art Project, the Cross Border Collective, The Refugee Action Coalition and the Justice and Arts Network. Supported by ICE & Matta Media.
See also therefugeeartproject.com
We will also be bringing our rad zine library to be set up for all to browse.
Work is in progress setting up our print workspace and the rizo printer is up and running having printed some of the last edition of Mutiny Zine.
come to the fair!
Snapdragon Zine Fair Call Out
Join us for the Snapdragon Zine Fair on Sunday 4th September. From 11am-4pm the Red Rattler will be a place to celebrate all things zine: to meet other zine makers, trade, buy and read zines, and participate in the world’s first zine pinata!
1. Have a table at the zine fair.
We have limited tables available so want to make the best use of space possible. Each stall space is ½ a table. We’ll be hiring the tables so ask that each stall contributes $5 to cover the cost of this (we’ll collect this on the day).
2. Send zines for the Absent Zinesters table.
3. Contribute to the world’s first ever zine piñata! Join the ziñata! We’ll be busting open a papier-mâché treasure chest of tiny zines!
Snapdragon Zine Fair
A discussion about the social insurrection in London and its aftermath.
7pm, Wednesday August 24th@
Accessibility: there are three steps at the entrance, the toilet is not easily accessible
Bring: images, fabric, knowledge/interest
For: patches, propaganda and other creative dissent
Basic Materials provided. $5 suggested donation
Black Rose Anarchist Library & Social Centre
22 Enmore rd Newtown
quick repost from slackbastard's blog.
Despite abundant and obvious evidence supporting his case, as expected, in Sofia, Bulgaria, 24-year-old Australian man Jock Palfreeman has lost his final appeal to the Supreme Court of Cassation against a 20-year prison sentence for ‘murder with hooliganism’. The next step in the legal process will likely be the European Court of Human Rights.