Australia

1912: Brisbane General Strike

Union busting at the Brisbane Tramway led to a municipal general strike and the setting up of an alt

The First Globalisation and Transnational Labour Activism in Southern Africa: White Labourism, the IWW, and the ICU, 1904–1934

South African coal miners, 1920s.

Lucien van der Walt on transnational labour activism in Southern Africa in the first half of the twentieth century.

#CUB55 My part in their victory

Latest blog post from from The Word From Struggle Street a collaborative anti-capitalist blog from Brisbane. Here I make some personal reflections on my very marginal participation in the #CUB55 struggle and then some more general observations about the state of the trade unions and class struggle.

Living the Dream whilst Organising in Your Workplace

This is the latest episode of Living The Dream the podcast from The Word From Struggle Street a collaborative anti-capitalist blog from Brisbane. We chat about recent Workplace Organising 101 Training

Living The Dream has an #altright time in Melbourne

This is the latest episode of Living The Dream the podcast from The Word From Struggle Street a collaborative anti-capitalist blog from Brisbane. We chat about a recent Melbourne counter-rally to a Trump celebration rally, antifascism, the altright , and a viable form of anticapitalist practice.

No glory in glorified babysitting

Image contribution by Monica Kostas

A piece from Daniel Cole who lives and works in Australia as a early childhood educator. His perspective shines light on what it’s like to do strenuous childcare work, and how managers and disconnected executives worsen the load by making ridiculous guidelines and demands, while pinning providers on a scale that doesn’t truly measure their experience and value. He aims to get other educators on board with imagining what it would be like to autonomously run childhood centers, and what can be done to organize in that direction.

Queer kids for full communism: living the dream with the Queer Liberation Front

The latest Living the Dream podcast - an interview with Angus from the Queer Liberation Front. From The Word from Struggle St blog

No Cause for Police Alarm

A. J. BAKER's article is reproduced from the Bulletin of the Libertarian Society of Sydney University, and follows recent revelations of irregularities among the New South Wales police.

The Wave Hill walk-off, 1966-1975

Wave Hill strikers

A short history of the Wave Hill, or Gurindji, strike, when aboriginal agricultural workers walked out for equal pay and then lodged a claim for the land they worked on. They remained out for an incredible nine years, and were eventually given back a proportion of the land.

A brief history of the Spanish anarchist refugees and immigrants in Australia

An illustrated account of Spanish anarchist exiles in Australia, including their productive collaborations with Australian - and other exiled - anarchists.