Call for Solidarity from Indonesia

Dear Comrades, 

We are small loose collective (informal) in Yogyakarta, located in central Java, a region considered as “special territory” inside the democratic state due to its historical role as a Kingdom of Java, and for the same reason, some of the old feudal rules still preserved inside the so called democratic state. Since 2007 we have involved in creating solidarity with the peasant struggle in Kulon Progo which located inside Yogyakarta region. The struggle was about resisting iron mining which ARE a joint cooperation of Australian Kimberly Diamond (Indomines) and its local “puppet” branch company named “Jogja Magasa Iron (Mining)”. Jogja Magasa Iron are owned by the Sultan of Yogyakarta’s (Sri Sultan Hamengkubowono X) daughter, GKR Pembayun.

The Mega-Project
The planning of Iron mines are just a gateway for other mega-project to come, that we recognised as a development proposal from Asian Development Bank. Kulon Progo territorial are a crucial point in making further capitalist infrastructure in java, that is to create alternative highways, international airport, and other industrial infrastructure that would be a pivotal role for other minings and industrial project in surrounding area. These projects involved companies and investors from other countries include: Czech, Australia, and South Korea (some of the foreign investor that we already acknowledge).

Agrarian Conflict
As laws are easily made up by the rulling class. The former agrarian laws that protects peasants land after the independence were threatened to change due to the political-economic interrest of the elites:

In according the original to state laws, the peasants have the most legality to cultivate the land. But it is not really permanent since there is also a law that says “Every natural resources are owned by the state”. Feudal claiming of the land by the Sultan also create a mystification of “Special Territory” and its historical justification as a kingdom. Which fortunately until now, no law were officialy justifying the Sultan’s need to officially owned all of the land in Yogyakarta: Wonosari, Bantul, Sleman, Kulon Progo.

Political Atmosphere
Recently there have been a a political “fight” between the pro’s and con’s of the democratic-state take over of Yogyakarta since Sultan wanted the government to approved its feudal inheritance of land (so that the mining project and other mega-project would be smoothened by him and he himself will play the` major role for other mega-projects planned in Yogyakarta). This create an illusion of the democratic state versus the special territory of Yogyakarta. Some important point to be considered is that Yogyakarta accomodates intellectual life and the city received the central reputation for student city due to the existence of the most good education and universities across Indonesia. For example, in urban areas of Yogyakarta, most of its inhabitants are students from all over Indonesia. This creates a multicultural relationship and a growing intellectual life and lively art scene. In the recent spectacle of opposition between Sultan and President, the Sultan were praised by the “bribed” progressive academics, the so called “radical artists”, and the opportunist leftist, as more democratic, progressive, pluralist (and other nonesense) than the president on chair. This tendency were falsely seen by many “progressives” as true fight against the regime and most of them were rallying in solidarity for the “ETERNAL” preservation of special territory of Yogyakarta and the eternal authority of the Sultan’s blood to rule Yogyakarta inside Indonesian democratic state and of course with some hidden from public planned laws, that is: an eternal ownership of the so called Sultan and Paku alaman’s ground. To our view, as one of its inhabitants, if pluralism and multiculturalism, and also the freedom of expression were really exist, it has nothing to do with the Sultan. It simply an urbanised life of the students with various backgrounds of culture that made it possible, and in some cases cultural and ethnic clashes also appear, just as in other major cities in Java. But since most of Yogyakarta’s inhabitants are students and not workers, its already explained that free-time can create “special” atmosphere and not because of its feudalistic special territory where a very low-wage were praised as dedication and loyalty to the Sultan.

The Struggle

(see “A Tale of Sand” , a brief history and struggle of Kulon Progo’s peasants)
A Tale of Sand:

Approximately 10 thousand people will lose their land and house due to the feudal claiming of Sultan and Paku alaman ground. Ever since the issue of the mining project and its preliminary operation were conducted, the peasants of Kulon Progo were resisting very fiercely, these peasants notable came from several villages: Trisik, Karangwuni, Bugel, Pleret, Garongan, Karang Sewu. The mining projects threatened to make use of the land as much as 2987 – 3000 acres of land. The struggle which was started since 2007 creates a peasant umbrella group named PPLP-KP (Coastal Farmers Association of Kulon Progo). PPLP-KP such as the daily organizing of the noted Kulon Progo’s village, though still had informal hierarchy (such as those who are considered as elders), were very horizontal in nature. These villages have their tradition of consensual meetings where every village send their delegates and were responsible back to its people, and this is not function as leader. Oftenly in some serious events, these informal leaders cannot do anything to calm down the peasants anger.

PPLP-KP have conducted lots of demonstration, and in almost every demonstration, thousands of people always showed up. These solid network of village people were pure and sterilized from outiside interference such as Ngos, political party, and leftist organisation. And the peasants council have made it clear that to maintain their solid unity, PPLP-KP and the struggle of Kulon Progo’s peasants should be controlled by the peasant itself and not some organisation or other specialist. This strategy were seen as crucial so as to avoid any danger in the future if there’s any hidden political interrest in every political organisation that would want to interfere the struggle. And by time it is proven right, as the struggle became more solid through the years and some of the political organisation have showed their true face. Also to be noted, since the struggle have emerged, local authority belongs to the local or central state were no more functioning as the villagers decided to control everything into their own hands.
Criminalisation and the so called “Independent Advocates” (LBH)

In recent cases of struggle, some incidents have occurred. Every night and day, men and women patroled their villages if there’s any government or other institution responsible come to their village without any permission from the villagers. During December last year and January this year, two incidents happened where the investor’s car’s were damaged and some of the person inside the car were held hostages for three hours. The villagers have made their own laws, and according to them, if any institution wants to come to the area, especially those who are involved in the megaproject, should face the community first, otherwise it would be an offense to the community law.

16 December 2010: held hostaged six car belong to the investors and damage some of the cars

17 December 2010: The outrage community destroyed the mining office and made it sure it cant be operating again.

12 January 2011 : Community destroyed researcher’s of the company car These action conducted by the villagers were criminalised and the company have hired a well known lawyer in Indonesia to sue the community. Every time there’s a case such as this, the law aid institution officially named LBH (Lembaga Bantuan Hukum) were trying to convince the community that a successful struggle would be inside the law and further illegal acts should be stopped—although police only issue a warrant and never able or dare to pick-up the suspect or witness, as the community would be the human shield if there’s any individuals would be hostages of the state because of defending their own rights. LBH is a problem for the struggle, not only because they believe in political struggle in front of the court, and they firm attachment to the laws and state, but because most of the individual lawyers in that institution involved in the network of institutional leftist and leftist-environmental organisation which historically have bad reputation in the grassroot: political intrigues, corruption, dependency, etc. In recent cases they were trying to influence some of the community members to expel the small minority of anti-authoritarians who are deeply involved with the PPLP-KP but didn’t have any organisation whatsoever. Fortunately, the conversation were recorded by the community itself, and it was heard in their internal meetings. The LBH were trying to expell the small minority of anti-authoritarians because of its hostile position to every network of NGO’S and other insitutional leftist that is so oftenly in close connection with the elites and politicians. LBH were accusing the anarchists of provoking the villagers to conduct illegal actions, of which all of these accusation are based on lies, because most of these actions were conducted spontaneously and that the community itself are already hot headed in their position against the minings and its people. LBH also wanted their network to infiltrate the struggle but were at pains because of the agreement of the PPLP-KP councils to not accept any interference of NGO’S or other political institution. LBH are problematic to the struggle, which its narrow political interrest cannot be an independent help for the movement. It only can make intrigues to the whole movement and threathening its solid and self-organised struggle.
Global Solidarity

Considering these political implications and the revolutionary tendency of the peasant struggle, we urge to have a solid international solidarity. And on the behalf of the peasants, we need input on how to challenge these laws on international scale. We have made infrastructure of struggle in the village: community radio and social center. And also there’s twice of solidarity actions conducted by our comrades in Melbourne and Perth (due to the involvment of Australian Kimberly Diamond). We are in dire need for help to make this struggle successful without any interference of the leftist institution and its disgusting network. Please contact us for furtrher collaboration and we will update you with a more extensive and comprehensive data of the struggle. This letter are not our own initiative but were a result of our meetings with the PPLP-KP.

On behalf of the peasants,

Kulon Progo Solidarity Network


Mobile: +6285729818518


maafkan kami kerana lama benar tidak ada post terbaru di sini. sedang sungguh berusaha mengurus infoshop kami lewat ini. hampir sahaja tidak cukup tangan. juga masih mengatur beberapa acara bagi mengisi aktiviti ruang di infoshop sana. Acara yang ini adalah salah satu di antaranya:

Perjanjian Perdagangan Bebas (FTA)

Secara ringkasnya, FTA adalah suatu bentuk kolonialisme baru melalui perdagangan. Ia lebih kurang seperti membuka pasaran negara tanpa mengenakan cukai, tarif atau apa-apa halangan kepada negara lain. Dengan kata lain, barangan impot yang didagang oleh negara luar dalam perjanjian akan dikecualikan dari cukai. Sudah tentu ada kebaikannya kerana barangan akan menjadi lebih murah, walaupun begitu akan terjadi lambakan

barang. Sedangkan tanpa pengecualian cukai dan FTA, sudah terdapat terlalu banyak TESCO, Carrefour dan sebagainya. Membuatkan bisnis kecil tempatan lain semakin terdesak. Cuba bayangkan apabila perjanjian FTA langsung ditandatangani. Ini tidak ada kena mengena dengan mengamal faham patriotisme dan mahu melangsung dasar perlindungan atau protectionism. Namun pada dasarnya, FTA mempunyai banyak implikasi kepada terutamanya kelompok marginal. Ia hanya memberi manfaat tidak lain tidak bukan kepada golongan elit. Golongan peniaga kecil akan terpaksa tutup kedai akibat oleh perluasan pesat begini.

Selain daripada itu terdapat juga banyak implikasinya terhadap para pekerja. Dalam kata lain pengalihan daya atau penyumberan luar atau juga outsourcing! Para pekerja akan semakin kehilangan hak untuk berkesatuan dan dibayar gaji yang murah. Semua syarikat transnasional ini tidak akan melabur di negara lain jika pekerja di negara tersebut menuntut upah yang tinggi serta hak mereka sebagai pekerja. Oleh itu bagi menarik para pelabur ini, para pekerja akan diberikan gaji dan faedah yang rendah.

Ubat-ubatan generik juga akan terhapus. Sekali FTA ditandatangani, anda akan terpaksa membayar harga asal ubat yang ada mungkin perlukan. Amerika dan Kesatuan Eropah adalah pengeluar terbesar ubat-ubatan dan mereka ini tidak ingin syarikat pengeluar kecil ubat-ubatan generik bersaing dengan mereka. Mereka mahu memonopoli segalanya. Jadi, mereka perlu berusaha bersungguh-sungguh melindungi paten ubatan mereka melalui perjanjian FTA ini.

Malaysia sejak akhir-akhir ini sedang berurusan dengan beberapa nama besar seperti Kesatuan Eropah dan juga Amerika Syarikat. Anda seterusnya boleh mengagak apakah yang akan berlaku sekiranya FTA ditandatangani. Tetapi jika sekiranya anda mahu mengetahui lebih lanjut dan membuahkan fikiran, silalah hadir di Pustaka Semesta pada 22 Januari ini bagi bersama membedah implikasi FTA.


Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

To put in simple words, FTA is a new form of colonialism via trade. It is pretty much opening your market with no taxes, tariffs, or barriers to other states. Meaning all imported goods which are sold from the signatory state will be tax exempted. Of course this is great because things will be cheaper but there will also be an overflow or dumping of goods. Even without tax exemption and FTAs, there are already loads of TESCOs, Carrefour, and the likes. The small shops are already struggling as it is. Imagine with the FTA is signed. This has nothing to do with being patriotic and wanting to continue protectionism. But FTA has a lot of implications to especially the marginalized groups. It benefits no one except the elites. Small time traders would have to close shops because of the rapid expansion.

Besides that, it has loads of implication on the workers. Outsourcing, baby! Workers will not have their rights to unionize and will be paid shit money. All these transnational companies are not going to invest in a country if they demand for high wages and their “rights”. So in order to attract more investors, workers will be given less pay and benefits.

Also, say goodbye to generic medicines.  Once FTA is signed, you will have to pay the original price for whatever medicines that you would need. US and EU are the biggest manufacturers of drugs and they don’t want all these small time generic medicines companies to compete with them. They want to monopoly. So they are trying very hard to protect their patent via FTA.

Malaysia is currently talking to a few big names about FTAs namely, EU and US. You know what will happen if the FTA is signed. But if you want to know more and you wanna have your say, please come to Pustaka Semesta this January 22 to discuss the implications of FTA.

Salah satu sebab mengapa Infoshop Kudeta mahu dibuka di Noisy adalah saran beberapa anggota untuk membantu secara langsung sedikit sebanyak kepada Gudang Noisy dalam menjelaskan sewa bulanan mereka. Hanya tinggal sehari lagi sebelum Infoshop kami dibuka, namun berita diterima semalam lewat tuan pemilik premis tentang penjelasan tunggakkan sewa yang ternyata lebih besar dari jumlahnya dari sewa bulanan, dan tempoh kurang sebulan bagi melangsaikan jumlah sewa tersebut harus membungkam komuniti noisy, kami serta rakan-rakan lain. Di sini adalah urgent appeal dari mereka:

Gudang Noisy adalah sebuah Pusat Komuniti yang direalisasikan oleh beberapa rakan disebabkan kurangnya ruang bebas untuk anak muda menjalankan aktiviti-aktiviti alternatif di Malaysia. Malangnya Gudang Noisy sedang menghadapi masalah kewangan untuk mengekalkan ruang ini sebagai ruang komuniti dan gig. Pemilik bangunan ini menetapkan tempoh selama sebulan untuk membayar sewa tunggakan sebanyak RM3000. Terdapat beberapa masalah dari segi pembayaran sebelum Pusat Komuniti Gudang Noisy mula beraktiviti. Hal ini menjadikan situasi Gudang Noisy yang baru sahaja aktif terbantut.

Antara aktiviti yang telah dijalankan di ruang ini adalah festival (Femme Fest, Girl Fest, Zine Fest), vegan cafe, pembuatan soya, perpustakaan mini yang mengandungi pelbagai buku dan zine, penjualan dan pembuatan tshirt, penjualan risalah dan music alternatif, ruang untuk perjumpaan dan perbincangan, workshop tattoo tapping, Really Really Free Market (pasar percuma), movie screening percuma secara bulanan, gig dan sebagainya. Pada masa hadapan, terdapat banyak aktiviti yang telah dirancang seperti Food Not Bombs, ko-operasi basikal, infoshop (Pustaka Semesta) dan lain-lain.

Oleh itu, kami sangat mengalu-alukan bantuan dan sokongan dari anda untuk menderma sebanyak RM20 (atau lebih). Kami menjemput anda untuk turut serta menjalankan aktiviti di ruang ini dan menghulurkan bantuan untuk menyelamatkan ruang ini agar segala bentuk aktiviti alternatif dapat diteruskan di masa akan datang.

Setiap sumbangan boleh disalurkan ke akaun bank Ahmad Ariffudin bin Ab Rahman (MAYBANK 114086009975) atau hubungi 0127968504 /

Untuk maklumat lanjut tentang aktiviti Pusat Komuniti Gudang Noisy, layari blog kami atau Facebook!/pages/Ampang-Selangor/gudang-noisy/130490626985354

Sila sebarkan pengumuman ini.

Terima kasih.

Gudang Noisy is a community center established by a group of friends upon realizing that there is a lack of space for young people to organize alternative activities in Malaysia. Unfortunately, Gudang Noisy is currently facing some financial problems to sustain the space as a community center and a place to throw gigs. The owner of the building has given us a month to settle all the outstanding rent which is now stands at RM 3,000. We have been facing a lot problem in terms of paying rent since we started operating here. This is a huge hindrance for Gudang Noisy as it has been actively organizing things of recent.

We have organized a number of events here at the space, including radical festivals (Femme Fest, Zine Fest), vegan cafe, DIY soy milk, silk screening, tattoo workshop (tapping), really really free market, monthly free screening, gigs, amongst many other things. Besides that, we also have a mini library here which has a range of books and zines, a space to conduct meetings and discussion, as well as other things. We have also planned a slew of activities for the future including Food not Bombs, a bicycle co-op,  and an infoshop (Pustaka Semesta).

We would really appreciate it if you would be able to donate at least RM 20 (or more) to help us out in this time of need. And we would also like to invite you to participate in any future events to save Gudang Noisy so that there is a space for people to continue organizing alternative events.

All donations can be channeled to  Ahmad Ariffudin bin Ab Rahman (MAYBANK 114086009975) or please contact us at 0127968504 /

For more info about our activities, please log on to or check out our Facebook!/pages/Ampang-Selangor/gudang-noisy/130490626985354

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really really free market



zine fest 2010

back door

Ahad, 15 Ogos, 2010
Seramai 5,000 orang pekerja asing bertindak melakukan bantahan dengan membaling kerusi, batu dan sampah ke arah 200 orang polis, serta menyerang pondok pengawal di Johor Bahru, pada Ahad Lepas. Rusuhan yang berlangsung dan bertahan selama tujuh jam tersebut berlaku di sekitar bangunan kediaman para pekerja. Ia turut disertai oleh pekerja dari negara Myanmar, Bangladesh, India dan Nepal yang dikatakan pekerja dari sebuah kilang elektronik di Kawasan Perindustrian Tebrau Johor Bahru.

Rusuhan tercetus berikutan kematian seorang rakan mereka, seorang pekerja dari Nepal, berusia sekitar 20 tahun. Keterlewatan untuk menghantar pekerja ke hospital dan diberi rawatan oleh majikan, menjadi punca kematian. Beliau menghembus nafas terakhir pada pukul 7 pagi, di Hospital Sultan Ismail dan ini membuat rakan sekerja lain berang lalu berkumpul di kawasan tempat tinggal mereka dan mengherdik ke arah majikan.

Pekerja yang meninggal tersebut dianggap berahsia dan tidak memaklum majikan tentang tahap kesihatan beliau yang mengalami demam panas teruk sehingga membawa kepada maut. Akses rawatan dan kesihatan adalah seringkali menjadi suatu kesulitan bagi para pekerja asing di negara ini kerana tidak ada dokumen sah untuk bergerak atau paspot mereka oleh majikan. Walaupun dengan memiliki dokumen, mereka dituntut membayar wang pendaftaran rawatan sebanyak RM50 berbanding warga Malaysia iaitu RM1, satu jumlah yang sangat mahal.

Dipetik dari portal lain, sebagai berkata pekerja dari Bangladesh menuntut majikan menyediakan sebuah klinik serta sanggup memberi pampasan sebanyak rm25,000 kepada keluarga mana-mana pekerja yang ditimpa kecelekaan di situ. Berikutan kejadian rusuhan, pihak pengurusan syarikat bersetuju menemui wakil pekerja bagi menyelesaikan masalah di kilang.

Rusuhan akhirnya telah disuraikan oleh polis dan FRU pada pukul 2 petang.

Solidariti untuk para pekerja asing di Johor Baharu!!
Solidariti untuk Thu Maung dan semua pekerja asing seluruh Malaysia!!

workers hub


berita susulan kejayaan para pekerja beberapa hari berikutnya di sini

Hanya tinggal beberapa minggu lagi sahaja sebelum infoshop Kudeta benar-benar dibuka. Cuma barangkali banyak lagi yang masih harus diusaha dan diperlukan. Di kedapatan ini disenarai seberapa sedikit barang diperlukan yang mungkin boleh disumbang ramai jika ada:

  1. rak buku
  2. meja
  3. kerusi
  4. telefon
  5. mesin fax
  6. perabot lain (eg. almari kaca atau kaunter)
  7. alat tulis
  8. komputer
  9. printer
  10. buku-buku
  11. apa jua barang berkenaan lain

Ini hanyalah senarai ringkas keperluan waktu awal pembukaan buat masa ini. Kami sangat berbesar hati menerima apa sahaja sumbangan kerana jika tidak ke infoshop nanti, ia boleh juga disalur pada acara RRFM di Gudang Noisy kelak. Sebarang pertanyaan boleh diaju di sini Email me!

Saksi kejadian dan catatan oleh “Resino W Asis & Serikanda”
Ahad, 1 Ogos 2010.
Hari menjelang gelap. Sekitar 300 orang mula berkumpul bagi mengingati hari ini. Hari ini genap sudah 50 tahun “Akta Keselamatan dalam Negeri 1960” bekuasa. Himpunan pada malam bagi memperingati serta sebagai tanda solidariti kepada mangsa-mangsa kekejaman I.S.A. dan mendesak agar ia dimansuhkan dan bukan dipinda. Setiap individu wajib dibicarakan sebelum didapati bersalah dan meminda akta ini hanya sebahagian dalih mengekalkannya. Acara diadakan serentak di 8 negeri di Malaysia dianjurkan oleh Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI) dan Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM).

Di Kuala Lumpur, acara diadakan di padang MPPJ, berdekatan dengan AMCorp Mall. Seawal ketibaan, sudah kelihatan kawasan perhimpunan telah dipenuhi dengan apparatus kerajaan, berkawal dan bersedia untuk menggagalkan perhimpunan aman ini. Peserta perhimpunan mula bergerak menuju ke arah padang untuk memasang lilin menjelang pukul 7.15 malam. Tetapi mereka telah dihalang oleh polis dengan alasan perhimpunan ini tidak ada permit dari mereka. Beberapa cubaan untuk berbincang dengan polis tetapi gagal. Pihak penganjur telah pun mendapat kebenaran untuk menggunakan padang tersebut untuk berhimpun tetapi ianya tidak diendahkan oleh pihak polis dan mengarahkan semua yang ada di situ agar segera bersurai.

Keadaan mula menjadi kecoh apabila FRU mula bertindak kasar menyuraikan perhimpunan. Cota dan perisai penghadang telah dijadikan alat kekuasaan menghambat dan menakutkan orang ramai dan ini telah menimbulkan ketegangan semasa demonstran beransur-ansur diasak ke kawasan tempat letak kereta di Amcorp Mall hingga ke dalam pusat beli-belah tersebut. Beberapa orang demonstran telah seawal lagi ditahan di dalam kekalutan tersebut. Pintu besi pusat beli-belah itu ditutup dan pihak polis seolah-olah berjaya mengawal keadaan dengan para demonstran tampak seperti terkepung di dalam ruang legar bangunan tersebut. Ketumbukan FRU telah diletak berkawal di hadapan pintu bangunan seperti mahu menghadang jalan keluar. Cubaan ini langsung tidak mematahkan semangat para demonstran. Ada sesetengah demonstran menyalakan lilin dari dalam bangunan sebagai tanda semangat perlawanan yang masih belum padam dan menyerah kalah. Pihak polis bertindak menceroboh ke dalam banggunan dan telah menangkap beberapa orang lagi demonstran. Dianggarkan sepanjang kejadian ini, seramai 20 orang atau lebih telah ditahan dan mereka telah dibawa ke IPD Petaling Jaya. Dalam penahanan itu, beberapa orang komrad termasuk 2 dari FNBKL telah ditahan.

Para demonstran yang masih tinggal serta yang baru tiba kemudian bergerak menuju ke IPD Petaling Jaya untuk memberikan solidariti kepada para tahanan dan meneruskan perhimpunan memperingati ISA di sana. Ini tidak kesampaian kerana saat baru sahaja mahu bergabung di depan IPD tersebut, dua trak yang membawa FRU dan satu trak water cannon tiba langsung cuba memecahkan gabungan tersebut. Jalan dua hala di hadapan IPD ditutup dan polis langsung mengejar orang ramai yang masih di situ. Para demonstran lari bertempiaran akibat tindakan polis itu hingga ada yang mencari perlindungan di gerai-gerai makan berdekatan. Seramai 3, 4 orang demonstran telah ditahan pada kejadian di hadapan balai polis ini.

Polis telah menghalang sebarang bentuk perhimpunan dihadapan balai polis dan bertindak menghalau sesiapa pun yang berada di situ walaupun mereka yang menunggu bas untuk pulang kerumah di hentian bas di hadapan balai polis. Ini menyebabkan para demonstran berundur sambil menunggu tindakan selanjutnya. Kebanyakan mereka berkumpul di gerai-gerai makan berdekatan dan meninjau keadaan dari situ. Semuanya dianggarkan seramai 29 orang telah ditahan di Petaling Jaya pada malam tersebut. Difahamkan juga ketika ini, beberapa cubaan menggagalkan perhimpunan dan penangkapan turut berlaku di negeri-negeri lain iaitu 4 orang ditahan di Penang dan seramai 5 yang lain di Kelantan.

Berita mengenai kejadian di Amcorp Mall dan di hadapan balai polis itu tersebar luas dan mengundang kepada solidariti dari rakan-rakan lain untuk datang memberi sokongan. Selepas beberapa ketika, trak-trak FRU dan water canon beredar dari hadapan balai. Kemudian, beberapa wakil-wakil NGO, peguam, rakan-rakan, dan wartawan telah beransur-ansur berkumpul di hadapan balai polis untuk memberikan solidariti kepada tahanan demonstrasi. Walaupun hari menuju ke pagi, para demonstran masih bersemangat bertahan untuk menunjukkan solidariti kepada tahanan atas tangkapan yang langsung tak masuk akal. Para tahanan kemudian dibebaskan menjelang pukul 5 pagi hari Isnin. Kejadian sepanjang malam 1 Ogos 2010 ini langsung tidak meluntur semangat perlawanan kepada sebarang bentuk penindasan dan kekejaman penguasa. Selagi akta kejam ini tidak dimansuhkan, selagi itu semangat perlawanan menentang penindasan tidak akan pudar dan padam lagi bernyala dan bersemarak!

Pada tarikh yang sama tahun lepas menyaksikan demonstrasi besar-besaran Anti-ISA seramai 20,000 orang dan sekitar 600 telah ditahan.

Aturcara beransur bermula sebaik kami tiba di Gudang Noisy, lokasi bagi KL Zine Fest 2010 kali yang ini. Pertunjukan berseorangan oleh Chalat Chalat menghantar irama elektronik-sintesizer ke udara, perlahan-lahan mengumpul pendengar antara tidak, barangkali masih sedikit asing atau apa. Kelihatan tidak begitu ramai orang yang turut serta menawar zine atau bahan bacaan lain, disangka mungkin kerana masih awal. Tetapi setelah datang hujan yang tumpah mencurah tidak berputusan di luar sudah semakin jelas menandakan bahawa setakat itu sahaja jumlahnya. Cuma sekitar 5 ke 6 meja sahaja dibuka, ditambah satu yang sedikit lewat sampai, menjual hasil cetak sendiri baju dan patch di atas lantai.

Namun mendekat petang, orang beransur ramai yang datang seiring beransur meredanya hujan. Suasana menjadi lebih meriah. Sebelum itu, acara berterusan dengan persembahan dari kugiran Keladak disertai pula oleh The Pips diselang serentak berlakunya “membuat zine On the Spot”, mengajak bersama sesiapa sahaja menulis dan berkongsi apa pun di situ. Ini juga direncana kelak akan diterbit secepat mungkin.

Sejurus setelah 3 persembahan pada senarai acara berakhir, hadirin bersama menonton dokumentari tentang pengalaman dan pendapat penulis-penulis zine dan analisis budaya zine secara keseluruhan di Amerika yang berjudul $100 & A T-Shirt.

Penutup acara diakhiri dengan sesi membaca penulisan zine atas jemputan dan juga secara terbuka kepada sesiapa sahaja. Dimulai oleh Azizi dan disusul oleh Mat Noor, Yuen, Nizang dan Alind membaca kutipan tulisan pilihan masing-masing. Secara keseluruhan walau tidak disertai oleh ramai penulis-penulis lain untuk kali ini diharap bisa mencetus banyak penulisan dan penghasilan zine pada masa mendatang. Itu satu kemungkinan.

Sedikit maklumat lanjut:
1. Zine Fest ini dianjurkan bersempena sambutan acara zine sedunia pada bulan Julai setiap tahun.
2. Beberapa zine baru telah terbit sempena KL Zine Fest termasuk zine dari kolektif kudeta, Akar Ruang, Bebal, Scenery Is Free, Mosh serta Shock & Awe isu pertama.
3. Wiki tentang zine.
4. Gambar selebihnya KL Zine Fest 2010 di sini.
5. Blog untuk muat turun zine di sini.

barangkali antara acara yang julung-julung kali pernah diadakan, zine fest kuala lumpur, 2010 akan berlangsung di gudang noisy , lewat ini tempat berlakunya pelbagai acara dan juga sebagai pusat komuniti di ibu kota. tarikh acara direncanakan pada 25 julai, pukul 2pm. keterangan lanjut boleh diajukan atau disemak di sini.

antara aturcara untuk hari itu adalah:
sesi pembacaan zine oleh-
Mat Noor
Azizi Bebal
Pidot Nothing Else
Nizang Mosh

pertunjukan oleh-
The Pips
The Chalat Chalat

serta sesi pembuatan zine terus (kertas dan pen akan diberikan kepada para hadirin/peserta. penulisan akan diterbitkan terus).
*kolektif kudeta akan membuka meja bagi trade, jualan, perkongsian zine, cerita dll pada hari tersebut. juga ini adalah sebagai kempen permulaan mengutip dana bagi biaya projek pembukaan infoshop kolektif. segala sumbangan dan sokongan adalah amat dialu-alukan.


sudah lanjut blog ini tertangguh sebelum bermula.
tersisa percubaan lalu tanpa diisi cuma tempelan kata pembuka dari zine Prasasti dahulu. itu sahaja.
ada antara kami sudah lewat pergi membangun usaha lain, yang masih tinggal termanggu mengolah rencana yang tidak pernah usai.
buat sekian kalinya mahu dicuba lagi.
moga kali ini benar sekali datang anginnya semangat baru.
moga ada terbit peluang meneruskannya, sejurus pesan ini ditulis.
selagi bintang tetap mahu membakar malam.
selagi hati terus berdenyut. mendukung hasrat untuk suatu dunia.
masih punya harapan.

anarki dan api