I had hope to be sending this a little sooner than this but, y’know, its been quite a week in Melbourne. Not just a lockdown but also riots and, errr, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake. For those overseas, no, Melbourne is not used to that and we’re not on a fault line. The bridge near my place swayed quite spectacularly as everyone suddenly disappeared from the Zoom call that i was on, and I thought the washing machine upstairs had malfunctioned. As for the anti-vax riots, the only good thing to come of them are the response posters emerging on @workersartcollective on Instagram - with the common theme ‘pro-vax, pro-union, anti-fascist‘. Even up near me at the local suburban shopping centre there was an anti-vax skirmish, mostly incompetently disorganised, but when G is off doing shifts at her teenage customer service job she is having to face off with anti-maskers in a way she should never have to deal with.