-- The Politician-Free Zone
 
 
 
Carlo Giuliani was a 23 year old anarchist, killed by Italian police at a protest in 2001.
 
 
 
Information about Rachel Corrie, an American killed by the Israeli army in 2003.
 
 
 
As well as being politically spot on, this website also has awesome psychic powers.
 
 
 
The latest Australian and international news, facts and quotes.
 
 
 
Useful or fun stuff on other sites.
 
 
 
An anarchist tribute to Tintin.
 
 
 
Free board game based on the 1999 anti-World Trade Organization demonstrations.
 
 
 
The Politician-Free Zone is the place to start if you're interested in reading about anarchist ideas. It has articles which between them answer most of the questions that people have, as well as a lot of cartoons and graphics.
 
 
 
An introduction to the site and information on the latest things that've been added to it.
 
 
 
A small collection of political tattoos.
 
 
 
How long would it take the head of a big company to earn your pay? Trick question - they don't earn their pay.
 
 
 
A small collection of fonts for Word and other programs, including take-offs of McDonalds and other corporate logos.
 
 
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PLEASE NOTE: As of November 2014, this site is no longer updated. However it will be left up indefinitely as an archive.
 
 
 
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Mutiny: A Noble Tradition

 
In January 1991 the Iraqi army fought well against the enemy, by refusing to fight the Allies (not one Allied soldier was killed by Iraqi fire), by deserting the front line in droves, and by returning home and turning their guns on their government.
 
Soon Iraq was in the grip of revolution, and the effective authority of the state reduced to the central region around Baghdad.
 
The reaction of the U.S. Government and it's allies:
 
  • Thousands of deserting troops were massacred on the road to Basra by the British and American Air Forces.
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  • A ceasefire was then made with the Iraqi regime, all thoughts of overthrowing Saddam forgotten, and crucially the elite Republican Guard left intact to crush the uprising.
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  • As part of the truce Iraqi counter-insurgency helicopters were allowed into the 'no fly zones' controlled by the American and British airforces.
 
In 1917 and 1918 the Russian, German and Austro-Hungarian Empires crumbled and the First World War was brought to an end as the common soldiers refused to fight. Also in 1917 massive mutiny made the French Army unable to take offensive action.
 
After both the First and Second World Wars mutiny and demands for demobilisation in the armed forces left the British Empire unable to effectively combat internal rebellions.
 
Following World War One, unemployed ex-soldiers rioted across Britain, after World War 2 they forged a powerful squatting movement in the face of chronic homelessness.
 
During the later stages of the Vietnam war, as a U.S. Officer wrote at the time, "By every conceivable indicator, our army that now remains in Vietnam is in a state approaching collapse, with individual units avoiding or having refused combat, murdering their officers and non commissioned officers, drug-ridden, and dispirited where not near mutinous".
 
Today, over 500 Israeli soldiers are refusing to serve in the occupied territories.
 
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