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  1. Anthropologists, Spooks, and the Boys Who Went to War
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
  2. Australia: 1966 Aboriginal Stockmen's Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the courageous Aboriginal stockmen's strike at the Wave Hill cattle station in the Northern Territory (NT). On 23 August 1966, head stockman Vincent Lingiari led 200 workers out on strike against the appalling conditions under which they were forced to live and work. They walked off with their families to a nearby welfare settlement and later set up camp at Daguragu (also known as Wattie Creek). This strike by Aboriginal workers for equal pay and conditions, and protesting the abusive treatment of Aboriginal women, provided an opportunity for class-struggle unity between Indigenous and white workers.
  3. Australia: Journalists' sources under threat with data retention regime
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in condemning the commencement of new data retention laws in Australia.
  4. Australia Rejects Israeli-Ordered Media Censorship
    A Little Justice for Al Manar TV

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Australia rejects politically motivated censorship attempts.
  5. Australian court imposes generalized news blackout on bribery case
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    WikiLeaks has revealed the existence of a blanket gagging order applying to all citizens and news media throughout Australia.
  6. The Australian Encyclopedia
    Resource Type: Book
  7. Australian History Archive
    Resource Type: Website
    Documents on socialist history in Australia
  8. Australian media outraged by failure of justice to Balibo Five
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The International Federation of Journalists joins the Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in condemning and expressing strong outrage over the Australian Federal Police (AFP abandoning their war crimes investigation into the murder
  9. Australian Mining Companies Digging A Deadly Footprint in Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Schilis-Gallego discusses Australian mining companies' involvement in violence and human rights violations in Africa.
  10. Australian waterfront dispute of 1998
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Severe and protracted industrial relations dispute, primarily between the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and Patrick Corporation, a stevedoring and transportation company.
  11. Australians Historical Statistics
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
  12. Australia's rebel heritage of poetry and song
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Ballads like the one published in Borough, London, by the famous printer HP Such, had been sold on the streets of the towns and cities from which convicts were transported to Australia from the First Fleet onwards. This street literature was hawked for less than a penny and was sung, or "chaunted" by the seller to a large audience, many of them poor. HP Such's ballad provides us with a sample of the early industrial working class' emotional and political understanding of the rising empire.
  13. Australia's 'stolen' children get apology but no cash
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The stolen generations were Aboriginal children - mainly mixed race - who were removed from their families and sent to institutions or adopted into white families during the last century. Some children were snatched from their mother's arms, others were taken under the guise of court orders.
  14. Be annoying, and don't give up
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Bill Birnbauer, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Monash University in Australia, shares the methodology and techniques which have served him best as an investigative journalist.
  15. The Bone Collectors
    A Brutal Chapter in Australia's Past

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The remains of hundreds of Aboriginal people, dug up from sacred ground and once displayed in museums all over the world, are now stored in a Canberra warehouse. When will they be given a national resting place?
  16. Brisbane general strike of 1912
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The 1912 Brisbane General Strike in Queensland, Australia, began when members of the Australian Tramway Employees Association were dismissed when they wore union badges to work.
  17. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 6 - March 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  18. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 1 - May 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  19. Capitalism is failing the planet
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    If we continue with capitalist business as usual, there will be disastrous consequences for humanity. Capitalism is in unavoidable conflict with environmental sustainability because of three key features that are inherent to the system.
  20. Castaway
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  21. Class Warfare
    Interviews with David Barsamian

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
  22. Commonwealth of Thieves
    The Improbable Birth of Australia

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    A history of the first four years of the convict settlement in Australia, examining the interplay of soldiers, convicts, and Aborigines.
  23. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 1 - February 1981 - Lesbians/Gay Men/Lesbiennes/Hommes Gais

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  24. Connexions Library: Pacific Region Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the Pacific region.
  25. Disability and History
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 2010
    Joan Hume became active in disability organisations in the late 1970s and in the burgeoning disability rights movement, edited and wrote for the magazine Quad Wrangle for several years.
  26. Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Journalist Antony Loewenstein travels across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, the United States, Britain, Greece, and Australia to witness the reality of disaster capitalism.
  27. Down Where Apartheid Lives
    Where are the Condemnations of Australia?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    John Pilger documentary Australia - “discover what lies behind the sunny face” . Aboriginal people comprise barely three per cent of the Australian population. Unlike the US, Canada and New Zealand, which have made treaties with their first people, Australia has offered gestures often wrapped in the law.
  28. Embassy Row Online
    Resource Type: Website
    Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
  29. Fatal Extraction
    Australian Mining's Damaging Push Into Africa

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 2015
    Australian-listed mining companies are linked to hundreds of deaths and alleged injustices which wouldn’t be tolerated in better-regulated nations. The stories are from people across Africa, and are rarely heard outside their communities.
  30. Australian Mining Companies Digging A Deadly Footprint in Africa
    Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining's Damaging Push Into Africa

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 2015
    A pattern of links between mining activities and deaths, disfigurement, environmental destruction and displacement suggests a troubling track record for Australian companies seeking wealth from Africa's minerals.
  31. The Forgotten Coup
    How the Same Godfather Rules from Canberra to Kiev

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Washington’s role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record. Since 1945, dozens of governments, many of them democracies, have met a similar fate, usually with bloodshed.
  32. The Forgotten Coup
    How America and Britain Crushed the Government of Their "Ally" Australia

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognised, if grudgingly, his mistakes noted in false sorrow. But a critical reason for his extraordinary political demise will, they hope, be buried with him.
  33. A Green History of the World
    The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
  34. Hidden Agendas
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    Pilger's book is an indictment of Tony Blair's government and his easy acceptance of the Thacherite view of foreign affairs. Using the examples of Indonesia, East Timor, Burma, Murdoch and China he chronicles the scale and intensity of injustice around the world.
  35. How Greens and Labor can Win ... Together
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A review of Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activists and the New South Wales Labourers Federation by Meredith and Verity Burgmann (UNSW Press, 1998).
  36. In a Sunburned Country
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
  37. JohnPilger.com
    Resource Type: Website
    The journalism of John Pilger.
  38. Killing Hope
    U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Chile, Cuba, Vietnam, to name a few), and for those who want to learn about lesser-known efforts (France, China, Bolivia, Brazil, for example), this book provides a window on what U.S. foreign policy goals really are. "If you flip over the rock of American foreign policy of the past century, this is what crawls out… invasions … bombings … overthrowing governments … occupations … suppressing movements for social change … assassinating political leaders … perverting elections … manipulating labor unions … manufacturing “news” … death squads … torture … biological warfare … depleted uranium … drug trafficking … mercenaries … It’s not a pretty picture. It’s enough to give imperialism a bad name."
  39. The Koori History Website Project
    Resource Type: Website
    information on Black Australia's 240 year struggle for justice.
  40. The Land Grabbers
    The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
  41. Mapoon - Book Three
    The Cape York Aluminum Companies (Alcan, Comalco, R.T.Z., Kaiser, C.R.A., Billiton, Pechiney, Tipperary) and the Native Peoples

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    Chronicle of the policies and actions of the Aluminium Companies with respect to the native peoples and their land claims.
  42. Martial Matters
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A selection of commentaries on Australian martial experience at radical odds with mainstream Australian histories.
  43. MEAA concerned by media restrictions on asylum seeker policy
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in raising strong concerns about the media restrictions that surround Australia's asylum seeker policy and its offshore immigration detention centres.
  44. Never Neutral
    On Labour History/Radical History

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
  45. The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available.
  46. NOTES ON RADICALISM
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Questions frequently asked when introduced as a co-author of Radical Sydney (2010) are: “What is radicalism?”; “Is radicalism dead?”; and specifically with regard to Australia, “Where is radicalism today?”. Often, it seems, the unstated, implied premise behind some of these questions is that radicalism once was, but is no more, a questioning underpinned by senses of defeat, confusion, with a hint of nostalgia thrown in.
  47. NSW protesters: 'We will break these laws'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    "This is a law to protect the rich. We will need to break these laws to protect our democratic rights," Aboriginal activist and lead NSW Senate candidate for the Socialist Alliance team in the federal elections Ken Canning, said on March 15, 2016. Canning was addressing protesters who had occupied the road outside State Parliament following a rally, called by Greens MLC David Shoebridge, against the state government's new laws attacking the right to protest.
  48. Ordeal of Australia's child migrants
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The story of the British child migrants sent to Australia has been described as a history of lies, deceit, cruelty and official disinterest and neglect.
  49. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016
    Workers and Climate Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the needed rapid change away from a fossil fuel based economy, working people are the ones who stand to bear most of the costs, including the cost, for millions of workers and their families, of losing their jobs.
    Many elements of the environmental movement have been guilty of ignoring working people, while others actually blame ordinary working people for climate change and the injustices associated with it. Yet it is working people who are dying, in many places, even now, from excessive heat in factories, fields, construction sites, and homes. And million of working people stand to lose their jobs, homes, and communities in the transition to a low-carbon or no-carbon economy.
  50. Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
  51. Perspectives On Power
    Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    Chomsky sets down his thoughts on topics ranging from language and human nature, to the Middle East and East Timor.
  52. Pilbara strike of 1946
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike by Indigenous Australian pastoral workers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia for human rights recognition and payment of fair wages and working conditions.
  53. Powers and Prospects
    Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
  54. Press for Conversion #43
    December 2000

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2000
  55. Radical Sydney / Radical History
    Resource Type: Website
    Radical Sydney began in 2010 as a site devoted to the book by Terry Irving and Rowan Cahill titled 'Radical Sydney: Places, Portraits and Unruly Episodes. While this function continues, the blog has expanded as a platform for radical writing about history.
  56. Radioactive waste and the nuclear war on Australia's Aboriginal people
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Australia's nuclear industry has a shameful history of 'radioactive racism' that dates from the British bomb tests in the 1950s. The same attitudes persist today with plans to dump over half a million tonnes of high and intermediate level nuclear waste on Aboriginal land, and open new uranium mines. But now Aboriginal peoples and traditional land owners are fighting back.
  57. A Red Metamorphosis
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The following essay has been written and published in response to increasing requests from researchers for information on the background and development of historian Terry Irving and his approach to history.
  58. Rediscovering Radical History
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    This essay studies the early days of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History Society (ASSLH).
  59. Report on Australian Stolen Generations
    Bringing Them Home Report

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families. This report is a tribute to the strength and struggles of many thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by forcible removal. We acknowledge the hardships they endured and the sacrifices they made. We remember and lament all the children who will never come home.
  60. Rio Tinto's 'sustainable mining' claims exposed
    Rio Tinto uses its sustainability reporting to bolster the argument that it is a responsible company and therefore entitled to a license to

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Global mining giant Rio Tinto markets itself as a 'sustainable company'. But serious failures in its reporting, and its attempt to hold an Australian indigenous group to ransom, reveal a very different truth: the company is driven by a reckless pursuit of profit at any cost.
  61. Rupert Lockwood (1908-1997): Journalist, Communist, Intellectual
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    This thesis explores aspects of the life, times, and career of Australian journalist Rupert Lockwood (1908-1997). During the Cold War, Lockwood was one of the best known members of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA), variously journalist, commentator, author, editor, orator, pamphleteer, broadcaster.
  62. Security laws attack Australia's press freedom
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in describing the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill No 1 an outrageous attack on press freedom in Australia.
  63. The Socialist Register 1974
    Volume 11: A survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1974
  64. Socialist Register 1984
    Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1984
  65. The Socialist Register 1985/1986
    Volume 22: Social Democracy and After

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1986
  66. Stolen Lives
    The 'sisters' who are challenging Australia to admit to its forced separation of Aboriginal families

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    The issue of Austaralia's stolen children.
  67. Time to celebrate real heroes, like the one just lost
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    If you want to meet the best Australians, meet Indigenous men and women who understand this extraordinary country and have fought for the rights of the world's oldest culture. Theirs is a struggle more selfless, heroic and enduring than any historical adventure non-Indigenous Australians are required incessantly to celebrate.
  68. Tree-top vigil highlights destruction of Tasmanian forest
    Miranda Gibson hopes to bring international attention to the unprotected status of the ancient forests that are threatened by logging

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    For more than three months, 30-year-old Gibson has been living high above the canopy floor that is the home to some of Australia's most threatened indigenous wildlife, including the Tasmanian devil and spotted-tail quolls.
  69. The triumph of green hearts over sere
    Reflections on student radicalism at Sydney University in the 1910s and the 1960s

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    In April 1910, thirty graduates and undergraduates met on the eve of the federal elections with the intention of establishing the University Socialist Society. The conservatives downtown were shocked. The next day, while the voters shifted to the left, and Andrew Fisher looked forward to leading his second Labor government, the Sydney Morning Herald called the formation of a socialist club at the University, ‘The Last Straw’...
  70. Under the Influence
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1999
    For the few of us who reported East Timor long before it was finally declared news, the "disclosures" last weekend that Washington had trained Indonesia's death squads are bizarre. That the American, British and Australian governments have underwritten proportionally the greatest savagery since the Holocaust has been a matter of unambiguous record for a quarter of a century. All it needed was reporting.
  71. Utopia
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2014
    Drawing on John Pilger's long association with the first people of his homeland Australia, Utopia is both an epic portrayal of the oldest continuous human culture, and an investigation into a suppressed colonial past and rapacious present.
    Utopia tells a universal story of power and resistance in the media age driven by old imperatives and presented as liberalism.
  72. Utopia: A confronting but politically flawed documentary
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Utopia, the latest documentary by veteran journalist and filmmaker John Pilger has shown at selected venues across Australia with a television screening on SBS. The feature-length work, which exposes shocking social conditions in Australia’s remote indigenous communities, opened last November in Britain to mostly praiseworthy reviews.
  73. Whose side are you on? The mundane decline of labour history
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The following polemical intervention by Humphrey McQueen is published as a contribution to understanding the nature, and practice, of radical history.

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