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Melbourne, Aus - new anarchist reading group

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by butcher, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. butcher

    butcherExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    The ‘Fantin Reading Group’ is an anarchist reading group based out of the Melbourne Anarchist Resource Centre (62 St Georges Rd, Northcote).

    We meet regularly to discuss anarchist and other radical texts.

    The group is named in memory of Francesco Fantin, an Italian anarchist murdered by fascists in Loveday Internment Camp in Barmera, South Australia, on November 16, 1942.

    http://fantinreadinggroup.wordpress.com/
     

  2. punkmar77

    punkmar77Administrator Staff Member Admin Team Experienced member


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    murdered by aussie fascists?
     
  3. Jack

    JackExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    Yes, obviously Italian fascists wouldn't be fleeing Fascist Italy.
     
  4. theoldpunk

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    Actually, he was murdered by Italian fascists.

    At the outbreak of war, Australia had an immigrant Italian community. Fantin was a part of that community. Some of the Italians were sympathetic to, and supportive of, fascism, others (like Fantin) were actively opposed to it. When the Australian government introduced internment of foreign nationals who they believed posed a threat, the prisoners were segregated along national lines rather than political. Fantin, and other anti-fascist Italians, therefore found themselves forced to live alongside Italian fascists. It was one of these interned Italian fascists, Bruno Casotti, who murdered Fantin.

    You can read the full story here:

    http://www.takver.com/history/fantin_fransesco.htm
     
  5. punkmar77

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    thank you the old punk....Jack......dare I say..........burn?
     
  6. theoldpunk

    theoldpunkExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    I wasn't trying to burn anyone, just help people learn a bit more about our history :)
     
  7. Jack

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    I got burned, I'll bow out now.
     
  8. punkmar77

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    just fuckin' around bein' playful.......no bad vibes meant Jack
     
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