Resistance, defiance and Brighton High


By Tristan Miller

Over the past four weeks, we have been trying to establish a club at Brighton High in Adelaide. This has been more of a challenge than we had expected. Teachers and staff have been doing their absolute best to close down our operations, and to repress our information.

We haven't let this stop us, though. We already have regular meetings and a consistent group of Resistance members at Brighton, all of whom are involved in the building and organisation of Resistance and its events.

Our latest plans involve a more comprehensive poster campaign to further the cause and to encourage more people to get involved in Resistance.

With our experiences, one thing that has stood out has been the constant brushes with authority, the recurring theme of trying to prevent our message from being heard by other students.

"No" is the response when we want to advertise in the bulletin, "no" when we want to stick up a poster or two, "no" when we want to coordinate any action that works in students' or society's interest. But this cannot and will not stop us.

Defiance is the key word here. If a poster is pulled down, replace it with two, three, many posters, being sure to put one on their office door. Treat any "no" as a "yes" except multiply it by three. Do whatever possible to get the message out. By pooling our ideas, we can effectively do away with restrictions against us with a minimum of fuss. Keep up the fight!

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