Bread baking for healthy anarchists

The more we take power away from government, corporations, and other outsiders, the more that our folk and community can benefit.  To remember traditional skills such as bread baking is to take power back into our own hands, and away from the over-specialised modern world.  We can bake delicious bread from 100% whole wheat flour, not having our food nutritionally watered down to satisfy ‘artisan’ and consumer pretensions about what bread should be.

Anyway, here’s the recipe.  It requires a bit of time, to develop flavour and a longer keeping quality, but it requires no kneading, and minimal effort.  This makes 2 big loaves, which I bake on a pizza stone.  The recipe can easily be halved, the dough can also be refrigerated for up to two weeks at any stage of the recipe.

Equipment needed:
1 bowl or bucket with a lid or cover, to hold at least 5 litres.
1 tough metal spoon
1 pizza stone or baking tray, or 2 loaf tins
bread knife
pastry brush and small bowl (optional)

Ingredients (for two loaves):
5 cups water
9 cups wholemeal wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon dry active or instant yeast
2 teaspoons salt

Time: roughly 36 hours

Day 1:
1 cup water
about 1/4 teaspoon of dry active yeast
1 cup wholemeal wheat flour

mix together and leave for 8-20 hours, around 12 hours works best.

~8-20 hours later, mix in:
2 cups water
3 cups wholemeal wheat flour

Day 2
~8-20 hours later, thoroughly mix in:
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups water
5 cups wholemeal wheat flour

leave for 8-20 hours, then cook.

Preheat the oven with a pizza stone in it to 200-240c depending on how hot your oven is.  Shape the loaves, I usually add a handful each of sultanas, currants and almonds and a tablespoon of barley malt syrup or sugar to one of them by spreading the dough into a flat rectangle, then rolling it up with the fruit and syrup in it.  Coat the loaves in seeds or cornmeal, then slash the top of the loaves about half a cm deep with a bread knife and put on the pizza stone.  Brush with hot water, then bake for about 40-45 minutes, brushing with water every 5-10 minutes, it makes the crust a bit better but isn’t essential.

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Antifa™ attack on BANA

We are sorry to hear of the attack made on our Bay Area comrades, and wish them a quick recovery.

The antifa never stop to ask themselves how they can physically attack dissidents in broad daylight without having to worry about this “fascist” government laying a finger on them. That’s because they ARE the government. They ARE the regime. They are the street-level enforcement arm of the international bankers and multinational corporations they allege to oppose. Every totalitarian regime relies on a street-level mob of ruffians to enforce the status quo and the current one is no exception. If you’re wearing a mask, have the blood of political dissidents on your boots, and you’re on the side that’s sponsored by Kraft Foods™, then you might be the “fascist”.

http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2010/05/02/antifa_tm/#more-1077

Happy Yuletide and Happy New Year

The Australian National-Anarchist network would like to wish everybody a Happy Yuletide/Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We’d also like to warmly thank our supporters and our activists for a good year of networking, organising and promoting of our ideals. Enjoy this holiday season with your families and we look forward to an even brighter and more activism filled 2010.

Think Global, Act Local!
Folk, Faith, Family!

New Sites and Pages

We’d like to introduce two new websites from the Aussie National-Anarchist network…

The Western Australian National-Anarchist (WANA) collective now has a website to share news on their activities and information on local issues from a National-Anarchist perspective. They are currently organising social meet ups and various other activist projects, so if you live out west, give them a yell and they’ll be sure to get you involved.

The much awaited National-Anarchist Women site is now up and running! This website is run entirely by the women in our network, who are all working hard to produce interesting and relevant information and valuable resources for women interested in sustainable living, healthy alternatives and tribalism. National-Anarchism is a political movement that values men and women equally as essential providers and contributors to a sustainable and autonomous society, if you’re a woman looking for a real social alternative – get in contact!

We’ve also created a new Links page, with a growing collection of websites relevant to National-Anarchists and New Right supporters. Have a look! The website will be undergoing continuing updates in recent weeks, all with the aim of providing the news and resources relevant to our activists and supporters! Thank you for your continuous support

National-Anarchist Report: Sydney Forum 2009

As most radical Australians would know, the weekend just passed was host to the 2009 Sydney Forum. The two day speakers forum is the premiere free speech event on the Australian radical calendar. Speakers come from all backgrounds and forget their differences to share ideas and network towards a common cause of defeating the system. The forum is organised primarily by Australia First national director Dr. Jim Saleam and MCed by New Right supporter and National-Anarchist, Welf Herfurth.

National-Anarchists have been attending the forum since the beginning and regard it highly. It is the only speakers forum where the statement “Neither Left nor Right” and the concept of freedom of speech for everyone is truly adhered to. Speakers this year included an international guest from the Bay Area National Anarchist collective, Andrew Yeoman, a representative from the 9/11 Truth movement, John Bursill and the event featured a most interesting debate between Dr. Jim Saleam and Professor Andrew Fraser on the idea of “Australian identity.” More on the speakers in a minute, a few words on those that attended.

Early in the morning on the Saturday (which is the main day for the speakers), a small group of misled youth claiming to be AntiFa began blocking the entrance to the venue hosting the event. Their numbers were no more than about a dozen and they stood with a couple of poorly designed banners, shouting obscenities at anybody trying to enter or leave the venue. Their justification for the abuse (including calling elderly regulars at the club “nazis”) was that the venue was host to “nazis” and “fascists” that had come to voice their opinion on matters that the demonstrators disagreed with. Unfortunately for these protestors, besides of some filming and photos being taken, the attendees didn’t respond to their reactionary protest.

Not long after the police came and removed the protestors, the forum began. The audience was close to fifty and included members of nationalist parties, citizens initiated referendum activists, Asian women, 9/11 Truthers including an activist with Aboriginal heritage, National-Anarchists, a homosexual man, Volksfronters and many more individuals and groups were present. The disinformation spouted by the media and believed by the AntiFa kids was once again proven false, the Sydney Forum is not a handful of neo-nazis and skinheads calling for a second Holocaust but rather people from different backgrounds, with different values and ideas coming together to share ideas and fight the system. Some wise words from Welf Herfurth in his opening statement made it clear that we have more in common with the “left-wing” AntiFa than we do with the system and if they were willing to have a reasonable and fair discussion without acting like idiots, they’d be welcome inside to join us. AntiFa had made fools of themselves, they didn’t have the moral high ground and they didn’t “bash the fash” or anything of the sort.

Now, back to the speakers.

John Bursill from the 9/11 Truth movement delivered a highly thought provoking talk on the controversial questions being asked of the official 9/11 narrative. Did a handful of Arabs hijack planes at the behest of Osama Bin Laden on 11/9/2001, or was it a staged event by the US Government? Regardless of the views held by the audience, the questions were thought provoking and it’s a definite that some may have changed their minds by the end. John Bursill is a dedicated activist and an entertaining speaker, local National-Anarchists look forward to hearing him speak again at another 9/11 Truth event.

Probably the most captivating speaker and the farthest from home was Andrew Yeoman, spokesman of the Bay Area National Anarchists. He spoke about community organising and the ideas and activism of the National-Anarchists. He illustrated the need for nationalists to earn legitimacy to be the champions of their folk and the only way to do this was through community organising and frequent activism. The Bay Area National Anarchists are the most active anarchist group in California and the only group in the Bay Area promoting nationalism. The audience sat with keen interest and it seemed that everybody had a question to ask about Andrew’s tribe and the way of life that National-Anarchism promotes.

The final segment of the Saturday that we’ll comment on is the debate between Dr. Saleam and Professor Fraser on the topic of “Australian identity.” This year was the first time a structured debate was held at the forum and it was very well received. Professor Fraser held the position that Australian identity must centre not around loyalty to the State, to a constitution or any other idea but rather ethnocentric loyalty – Anglo-Saxons looking out for the interests of Anglo-Saxons – not only in Australia but all over the world. Dr. Saleam argued back that Australian identity lies in the history of the Australian bush poets, politicians and the defining moments in our history – his message included quotes from such Australian figures as John Curtin and Jack Lang. Though both positions were debated intelligently and firmly, it was the opinion of the National-Anarchists in attendance that Professor Fraser walked away with a victory. We look forward to more structured debates at future forums.

The Sunday is organised at a different venue from the Saturday and is designed to be a more informal affair, to facilitate discussions and networking for those both interstate and from overseas. Despite childish threats, AntiFa did not show up at the event and everything ran smoothly. We were most impressed with the interest people had in National-Anarchism and once again Andrew took questions from the audience. Guests chatted, ate and exchanged ideas and details, which will most definitely result in future activism. One of the best parts of the Sydney Forum is it inspired, motivates and renews the determination to get on the streets and be more and more active.

As the Sunday drew to a close, so did the Sydney Forum of 2009. The whole event was highly successful – the speakers were enlightening, the organising was impeccable and those that would try to shut us up made total fools of themselves and ran away with their tails tucked between their legs. A video will be made available in the near future and future activism as a result of discussions at the forum are already in the works. Well done to the National-Anarchists that attended, let’s get moving!

TAFE4ALL: Skills, Not Bills

TAFE students having their say on the coming fee hike, including a few words from a National-Anarchist currently studying at a TAFE in Victoria. Making education available to people in the community is something National-Anarchists feel strongly about, we will do whatever we can to make education and training available to all those that want it.

TAFE Education For All

The Victorian Government intends on raising fees and conditions on TAFE courses over the next few years. TAFE courses are often filled with young people recently out of school or people seeking to become skilled to improve their employment opportunities. TAFE students are often the least capable of paying exorbitant fees for their courses.

The State Government changes include:
– Fees are being increased from $950 for Diplomas to as much as $2500 by 2012.
– Concession rates have been abolished, low-income students and health care cardholders will have to pay fees as high as $1500.
– A HECs like loan system has been introduced, which will leave TAFE students with a debt that will follow them in to their career.

– Private competition between training institutions will further degrade education into a business operation, rather than training people to become working contributors to the community.

The State Governments have been steadily making tertiary education an almost impossibility for young Australians, while continuing to complain and lie about a “skills shortage.” Tertiary education fees are mounting, the “education market” is becoming due to extreme levels of immigration and it’s all leading to young Australians being effectively locked out of the necessary training to become a contributing member of the community in the future.

Stand up against these fee hikes by the State Government that will serve to make TAFE education out of reach for those that need it most. Australian students need to start asking why Governments keep making our ability to work more and more difficult, especially in times of economic hardship. Everybody deserves an opportunity to gain the skills necessary to get a job and a livable income, paying exorbitant fees for this education is simply not fair.

National-Anarchists will be watching this issue with interest and will be taking action where possible.

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