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A dying skill in the age of computers

Remember, Remember…

The Million Masks March worldwide event is also happening in Melbourne

When: Tuesday 5th November (Cup Day)

Where: Melbourne State Library

Time: 2pm

Afterwards there will be free food and fun at the OM Free Kitchen.



Global March against corruption!

Legislations are being passed without the peoples knowledge and/or consent.
Peoples rights are being stripped away, and liberty is at stake.
State Corporate powers misunderstand legislations, and persecute people in order to make examples out of them.
Rules are implemented and mistakenly perceived as if they are laws.
By-laws are implemented in order to protect corporate interests over the peoples well being.

Such laws target and persecute activists and whistle blowers, despite the fact that they are victimless crimes, all in the while turning a blind eye to corporate crimes.

Computer crime laws are draconian and need instant reforming!
A child downloading an mp3, or a journalist sharing an information leak, faces much more severe punishments than Wall St banking cartel thieves, murderers, rapists, and paedophiles.

In recent times, the world has seen the largest mass gatherings in history! Globally people have uninted against such corruptions as Austerity – Monsanto – NSA privacy violations – Fracking to name but a few.

Corporate Mainstream Media has remained silent on such issues.

Join us, this November 5th, in solidarity with 400+ events globally, as we cross beyond the barriers of Internet/streets, surfing the spectrum of Lulz/Activism, in the name of Freedom, Justice and Peace;

For more info on the event go to :

Weapons of mass distraction.

Syria Fear

Bullshit smear

Chemical lies

War is near.

Can you hear ?

The drumbeat there

Soldiers appear

Air strike rips the air.

Based on lies

We cried

“You lied”

Too many eyes,

Don’t take their lives.

We don’t hate them

Politicians send them,

Bomb never-ending,

Children were playing now screaming and dying.

This is my nightmare,

You don’t care

Agent orange burns off hair

You kill them I despair

Please stop the time is near

Russian nukes are pointed here,

And it seems you don’t care,

The bankers war is clear.

Occy the Occupy Melbourne Mascot

Robert Doyle Slams Occupy Melbourne “Graffiti Vandals”

For those who missed the channel Nine news here is a Channel Nine newsclipping from today with Lord Mayor Robert ‘Doley Kong” Doyle critizing OM protesters for their artwork, which he calls”vandalism”. Of course it is debateable whether Robbert Dotle knows anything about art or art materials, but judging from the photos it was chalk or some sort of crayon, therefore not worth the media storm attached to it. The artwork adorning the plynth of the Burke and Wills statue was apparently discoverd on Monday morning, so it most likely happened over the weekend.Hmm, this is easier than occupying an intersection or setting up tents. Chalk it and they will come.


Yes, folks, in recent times the world has seen bombs in Boston and Iraq, millions of Turks protesting in the street, whistleblowers who leaked details on war crimes locked up and tortured ,and what is King Doyle worried about? A little colourful enhancement of a statue of two dead white men with dubious achievements. In a city which is famous for it’s Graffiti alleyways. Clearly this is the “Lucky Country!”

Statue Enhancement



Robert Dolye’s fantasy land





Its hard to be an art critic, artists are trying to say all sorts of things but are ultimately at the mercy of their patrons. So regardless of the interpretation the artist places on the work, the patron may have a different interpretation in mind they wish to display.

When I first saw this exhibit I was thinking ‘strange fruit’, only white and not black.

I’m sure Robert Doyle would like to hang a lot of the Occupy Melbourne protesters and detractors in general. The title ‘Urban Cocoon’ said to me Doyle wants to be insulated from reality in his urban space and simply ignore the real problems of the world. The final thought I had was of Doyle attempting to create some kind of ‘virtual ejaculation’ all over the city square tree, to in some way mark or claim it as his own.

Art wank disguised as art wank? OK I’ll take my beret off now.

Ultimately as art its successful, it made me think; but I’m not sure if I liked the message.

Free Shop Becomes Art Installation

Yesterday the Free Shop was invited to be part of an art installation by Natasha Gulino as part of a Monash University student art exhibition called “Honey is flowing in all directions”.

Free beer was also flowing.





Les Thomas – Song for Selva – Refugee Rights Protest – Broadmeadows April 28th

Free Shop Encore Today

The Free Shop will pop up today at the Colour Parade in the CBD. It will be at the bottom of Carlton Gardens and open between 3pm and 6pm.

Good Friday Panorama


The Colour Parade is set to unleash creativity upon the streets of the Melbourne CBD and invites you to join in! The performance-piece-meets-parade is open to each and every fun-loving individual is all about celebrating spontaneity and imagination. Get together your most creative, quirky and colourful costume and party in randomly selected locations, play games and dance! You have until the end of March to perfect your costume and can check out the website for some inspiration.

Protective services? The word on the street is…


The strange swirling pattern is from the scratched in graffiti on the glass of the train carriage, multiple layers of graffiti (and protective services fail).


We don’t condone graffiti tagging  or illegal bill posting, but we don’t denounce it either. Some might even consider it free speech or political communication.

Good Friday Free Shop


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