FINALISED CAMPSITE LOCATION… AND DIRECTIONS

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Photo by Lilly

Hi folks thanks for your patience.

We have decided on this location, and will go ahead with it. It will almost certainly rain at some stage tomorrow, but the rain is predicted for all over Tasmania so it makes no difference. The weather is expected to be a  bit better by Saturday, so fingers crossed, but we will deal with it either way. We have a big tarp as well, but if you have another one bring it along. One more thing to remember is that this campsite actually will be very close to the cars so you won’t really be stuck there out in the freezing rain and cold, if it comes to that..

We will be checking the email account tonight and tomorrow morning but then after that we will just be out there and out of range.

The idea is to get there by Friday evening, on the 14th, and have the first circle and meet eachother that night.

So there is no hurry to get there before Friday afternoon..

If you see some dry wood… grab it and we can stash it there is a little shelter thing!

Here it goes, these are the directions.

Turn right onto Arve Rd at Geeveston.

Follow that until you turn left onto Arve Rd.

Follow for about 20 minutes then turn left onto Picton Rd.

Follow for about 1km then take the left fork onto East Picton Rd

Follow to the end about 7 minutes down the road.

There is an old blocked off bridge, this is where we will be setting up!

We are getting excited, safe travels to those who are on their way, and just keep an eye on this website!

Any questions to fiercedreams@riseup.net.

 

 

 

SCHEMIN’ AND DREAMIN’

Holy smokes there’s only a week ’til Fierce Dreams. As we had promised, we are not very organised. We do have a great campsite though so it should be fine. The location is one and a half hours from Hobart, and as most people will be aware, in Tasmania it is inclined to rain. We would be REALLY lucky for it not to rain at all for 4 days, especially where we have chosen to do it, so be sure to be ready for that. This means having a tent with decent sealed seams, rain jackets, and waterproof footwear if possible, unless you are really hardcore and hell bent on just having a debris hut and bare feet. But don’t cry to us if you get cold (ha!). Most importantly, just be psychologically prepared for downpours,  so it doesn’t rain on our parade so to speak.

If it looks like it is going to bucket down for the whole time we are there, we do have a backup plan of a campground that is maybe not as ideal, but less chance of wet weather, in a completely different direction from Hobart. The weather in Tasmania is extremely variable so we will just play it by ear.

Apart from that, bring enough food for yourself, musical instruments, ideas, smiles, and projects and stuff to do.

Also be sure to have a glance at the callout again, and although we aren’t sticking to any kind of plan or blueprint, the vision for the gathering is laid out in there, we hope folks will approach Fierce Dreams with a positive mindset…

The directions will be posted very soon, on or around the 10th of November. Please check the rideshare board to see if you can help somebody out.

FD

 

FIERCE DREAMS 2014 RIDE SHARE AND SITE UPDATE

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‘WELCOME’

Thanks to the folks who have been in touch letting us know they will be coming and offering enthusiasm for this event.

If you need help getting here, please post below and leave your details so people will be able to get in touch. We will approve these comments as soon as possible because it’s getting close (!).

Just remember that it is Tasmania, it’s remote, it is a bit harder for some folks to get around and maybe people won’t be able to have a car down here. So help out if you have car spaces please, and assist others to get to the gathering.

For those who need a lift just remember cars are expensive and help out with petrol money always.

In other news, the site is just under 1 and a half hours from Hobart, not less than an hour as we had hoped. This is because we have found a great site, it has a lot of advantages, and we think it is a spot that has everything we will need and where we will be left alone, hopefully. It is the best option we have and we are psyched on the location.

Stay tuned for further updates, same as last year we will give directions a couple of days before the gathering. Make sure you bring clothes for all weather, enough food, and apart from that you don’t really need anything in particular..

Safe travels to you all!

FIERCE DREAMS 2014 – A DELIBERATELY DISORGANISED EVENT – DATES AND FLIER

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‘Only when civilization is destroyed will life (human or non human) flourish freely for the sake of its own needs, desires and aims. A genuine resistance must display qualities reflecting a free society, such as mutual affinity, personal autonomy, free association and a small organisational scale. This struggle is not guaranteed or even likely to succeed. However, resistance is an acknowledgement that civilization is the enemy, and the very act embodies the reclamation of its life for oneself’
‘ Our enemy – Civilization’

We are excited to put forward the call out for this year’s Fierce Dreams Gathering which will be in mid- November. We are committed, in the interests of continuity and to have an annual green anarchist focused event, to have it in the Springtime each year but the location will always be open for discussion. If you are interested or will be coming please email us as we would love to know and might be able to help you out somehow. This time around it will be in Tasmania so we thought it wise to leave it until later when it might be warming up… at least a little bit…maybe?! Continue reading

RECLAIMING PRIMITIVISM

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(photo by Lilli)

 

“Far from being a utopianist ideal, anarcho-primitivism worked for humans and our relationships with the earth since the dawn of our species. It is an easily observable fact that before technology, society, the work week, or the alienation of our current day malaise we knew how to live, we knew how to play, we knew how to eat and we knew how to thrive. Without police stations, churches, interstate commerce or monetary greed. Just like all other creatures we knew what to do and not to do because we were connected to the earth, instead of at war with her.” Back to the Primitive, Walter Bond

BUT WE CAN’T GO BACK!

When the topic of primitivism is discussed on internet messageboards, infoshops, and anarcholeftist bookfairs around the world, the term is met usually with a wave of reflexive eyeball-rolling, closefully followed by a chorus of disapproval. The organisationalists and urbanarchists, civilisation’s reformists and apologists, continually assert that they are living in the ‘real world’ and operating with ‘common sense’. They say they are challenging the system via the proper and correct channels, making a difference in their community, and fighting for social justice. All this wishful thinking and activist programming deliberately avoids the basic tenets of ecology, anthropology, and the geopolitical dimensions of industrialism, mass society and domestication. Furthermore, if one questions the premise and foundations of civilisation, some (who have an allegiance to cities, technology, and mass society) tend to take it personally and react defensively; discouraging, derailing, and sabotaging attempts further analysis. Continue reading

BITE BACK! MELBOURNE ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR REPORTBACK

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Last weekend Fierce Dreams collective attended the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair. On arrival after travelling to Melbourne specifically for it we found out we had been banned as a collective from the event. Organising the gathering last year we had a disagreement over email with a survivor (that we don’t know and have never met in real life) who we tried to work with to meet their needs but in the end found there approach autocratic and our ideas of anarchy vastly different. Due to this interaction they asked us to be banned from the event and the MAB collective decided to ban us seemingly without question. We did not know that we were banned until we arrived as the communication from the bookfair was completely lacking and unclear. Continue reading

THE COLLECTIVE KNOWS BEST – MELBOURNE ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR REPORTBACK

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A member of the bookfair collective tells us ‘Know your place. Accept your place. Be a shoe’.

Not without some trepidation, Fierce Dreams decided to brave the big smoke and head to Melbourne to do a table at the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair. We had heard it was ‘the world’s most liveable city’, wow! We had some decent reading material this time around and some folks (possibly illiterate, or unable to access this website) had written claiming to not know what Fierce Dreams is about. We hit them with both barrels this time, with classic anti-civilisation propaganda both old and new, including old GA primers, the first issue of Black Seed, Against History Against Leviathan and Land and Freedom by Seaweed. Top stuff, so I thought! However, once we turned up we realised that despite our great selection of reading material they were not so happy to see us. Continue reading