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Final OM Court Hearings Of 2012

Facebook event.

Adjourned due to pending Fed Court litigation outcome.

Final OM court hearings of 2012

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MCN Redux + Edinburgh Gardens With Ben, Sara, Kylee, Etc

Friday 19th + Saturday 20th October.

MCN (Redux): Kum Den

MCN (Redux): Sara, Kylee, Carina, Kenji

MCN (Redux): Ben, Kenji, Amy, Sara

Ediburgh Gdns w/ Ben, Sara, Kylee etc

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Happy Birthday, OM

(Also: happy birthday Bousy.)

City Square, 15th Oct 2012

Nice anniversarial piece by Evelyn.

Link to the Occupy Melbourne Reflects Journal (& blogpost re this by Holly Hammond).

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OM Reflects

OM Reflects 1

OM Reflects 2

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Keith! Party At The Empress

Keith! Party @ The Empress (1)

Keith! Party @ The Empress (2)

Keith! Party @ The Empress (3)

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The Occuparty

Saturday, 31st March / Sunday, 1st April.

This long-awaited and much-anticipated function at James Muldoon’s house to celebrate the scheduled end of OM’s as-it-turned-out-not-actually-finished-yet Federal Court litigation against Melbourne City Council was – perhaps predictably – a clusterfuck. But perfectly so.

I was late and missed most of it except the disastrous conclusion and surreal, prolonged aftermath. Not much media was captured, or at least not by me.

(UPDATE (11th Sept 2015): I found two pieces of audio. This one, captured at 2:15am on my way to Muldoon’s, and the one at the foot of this post, captured at 5:33am at Golden Towers in the city:)

All I have is notes:

Occuparty notes

I’m particularly sad I didn’t manage, despite trying, to record Cobina’s unforgettable trashed mic check after everyone was chucked out of Muldoon’s house at around 3am (“DOES THE COLLECTIVE / WISH TO PRIORITIZE / FOOD, OR ALCOHOL? / WE SHOULD MAKE A DECISION / AND PROCEED ON THAT BASIS. / YOU ARE ALL FUCKED. / YOU ARE ALL. FUCKED.”) – leaving a horde of feral occupiers running amok on the streets of Brunswick unable to reach consensus, and ultimately sitting stubbornly for hours and hours by the side of Sydney Rd throughout the night for no particular reason except that, y’know, that’s what occupiers do.

Here’s a photo I took during said sit-in at around 5am (the sign at the top, which you can’t read due to overexposure, said “WHELAN: THE WRECKER”. This seemed profoundly meaningful or at least funny at the time):


And here’s a photo of chalkage done by Kenji at City Square, where the two of us ultimately wound up, compass-like, at 7am:


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Occupy Friday #11

OccFri #11: It was all a bit like this

OccFri #11: Liberty Or Death, apparently

OccFri #11: At least the rain cleared up eventually

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