Australia

English language discussion bulletin - DAM, WSA and ASF

Partial online archive of issues of a bulletin produced by the UK, US and Australian sections of the anarcho-syndicalist International Workers Association, the Direct Action Movement, Workers Solidarity Alliance and Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation respectively, from 1988.

English language discussion bulletin #01

The english language discussion bulletin of the IWA for the year 1988. Courtesy of the WSA archives.

Roads to nowhere: capital's plan A (in Australia)

An analysis of capital's attempt to build a way out of the end of the mining boom via massive infrastructure construction

Australia will be quite different in a few years’ time…
-Tony Abbott(2013)

The tendency is a general schema that takes as its starting point an analysis of the elements that make up a given historical situations. On the basis of that analysis, it defines a method, an orientation, a direction for mass political action (Negri, 2005, p. 27)

Direct Action journal

Direct Action was published by the Industrial Workers of the World Australian Administration.

It printed 135 issues between January 1914 and August 1917. Twelve more issues were published between May 1928 and May 1929 and another two in November 1930. A history of the paper can be found here.

Reds and Wobblies: working-class radicalism and the state in New Zealand 1915-1925

Talk presented at the National Library of New Zealand, 22 October 2013, by Jared Davidson about New Zealand's radical history. More images are available here.

In July this year, political commentator Bryce Edwards led a NZ Herald article with the following quote: “Multiple spying scandals and sagas show that New Zealand is suffering from a democratic deficit.” He was, of course, talking about the Kim Dotcom, GCSB and Defence Force surveillance sagas.

The Unaustralians

Maxine is Mad. Her best friend is dead and she blames Australia. That's right - the whole country! She grabs her boyfriend Henry and hits the road, looking for meaning, kicks and vengeance. Their quest leads them into a frightening world of activists, breatharians, eclipse chasers and techno freaks. They trip through Newcastle, Sydney and even the scariest place of all - Canberra. But they will never give up. They are THE UNAUSTRALIANS.

Australia elected a right wing PM last weekend so this novel seems more relevant than ever right now.

Contradictions of Accumulation in Australia

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Below is the (edited) text of the paper I presented at Historical Materialism Australasia. This year’s conference happened in the context of a serious disagreement around sexual violence prompted in part by the SWP crisis.

Green bans: worker control and the urban environment - Mark A Haskell

Paper by Mark A Haskell on the boycotts by Australian construction workers of environmentally destructive projects in the 1970s.

Incomes, Inequality and Class Composition - ( still a bit drafty)

A few notes on inequalities within the working class in Australia and its relationship to class composition and capital's 'deal'.

Firstly I would like to apologise to those of you who read my blog for the long time it has been since my last post. It is a difficulty finding time to even read systematically at the moment let alone write.

Pred.txt - Michael Carlton

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Pred.txt is the actual web log of Michael "Predator" Carlton - biochemist, media pirate and drain expert. It's a story of hard science, tough relationships, radical thinking and life in Sydney. It's also the diary of a young man dying of cancer. RIP Predator.

The files attached are suitable for most ereaders: mobi for kindle, epub for most of the others, and pdf just in case...

Pred.txt is impossible to describe adequately in only a few words. Amazing, life affirming, one-of-a-kind book.