Celebrating Freedom of Speech: Fiftieth anniversary of the 1968 papal ban on birth control

Book launch Authors: Val Noone, Robert Crotty, Des Cahill, Joe Broderick, Michael Costigan and voices from an Open Forum MC: Catherine Noone. Welcome: Brian Shanahan, Celtic Club president Speakers: Mary Sheehan, professional historian; Eric Hodgens, retired priest 2.30 pm Sunday 6 October 2019 Celtic Club at The Metropolitan, 36 Courtney Street, North Melbourne Twelve months... Continue Reading →

ON THE MARGINS

By Rowan Cahill An overview of the work of Iain McIntyre, and a review of his anthology, On the Fly! Hobo Literature and Songs, 1879-1941. Melbourne-based left activist Iain McIntyre is many things, most recently a doctoral graduate with a thesis, and potential book, dealing with environmental direct action between 1979 and 1990 in Australia,... Continue Reading →

John Ellis

By Peter Love Our long-time comrade and radical activist John Ellis has died at home with Dianne by his side. It’s said that you’re not dead ‘til you’re forgotten. If so, it’ll take a long time for John to go. We remember his memoirs of a busy life as a PKIU workplace activist in Flinders... Continue Reading →

Vale Darce Cassidy (1941-2019) – Journalist, Agitator, Organiser

Ken Mansell Jon (Darce) Cassidy was probably not meant to become one of the foremost left-wing agitators of his generation. Jon’s upbringing was privileged. His father Ralph Cassidy, tragically killed on RAAF service in 1942, was a barrister from a poor Irish background tinged with ‘Orange’ sectarianism. His mother Audrey Cassidy scrimped and saved to... Continue Reading →

Sally McManus: On Fairness

Book Review by Janet McCalman Sally McManus, On Fairness (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2019). 9780522874853 (pbk) 9780522874860 (ebook) 100 pp. This is a little book not only of big ideas but of immense passion and relevance. It could not be more timely, as the world staggers under the burden of ever-increasing unfairness and inequality, a burden... Continue Reading →

The Inaugural Ken Inglis Memorial Lecture

A notice from the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences   The Inaugural Ken Inglis Memorial Lecture All the Things We Cannot See The Dunera story and the challenge of visual history Wednesday 12 December 2018 5.30 – 7.00pm, followed by light refreshments Professor Jay Winter, Professor of History, Yale University APCD Lecture Theatre, Hedley Bull Centre (#130),... Continue Reading →

ASSLH AGM & Annual Dinner

Australian Society for the Study of Labour History AGM Date: Friday 30 November Time: 5-6 pm  Place: 360 Collins St, Melbourne (La Trobe University city campus, room 20:03. Level 20) This year's Annual General Meeting of the (federal) Australian Society for the Study of Labour History will be held in Melbourne, on Friday 30 November... Continue Reading →

BOOK LAUNCH: ON THE FLY! HOBO LITERATURE AND SONGS, 1879–1941

A new anthology of American hobo writing edited by Melbourne historian Iain McIntyre will be launched on Sunday November 11th from 3pm to 6pm at the Old Bar (74-76 Johnston St, Fitzroy). The launch will feature readings from the collection as well as renditions of hobo songs from Melbourne musicians Van Walker, Jude Joseph and... Continue Reading →

Fundraiser for Community Radio 3CR and the Rainforest Information Centre

The 2019 How To Make Trouble And Influence People diary features a radical event in Australian history for each day of the year as well as stories and images covering Indigenous Australian resistance, strikes, murals, convict escapes, creative direct action, blockades, protests and occupations. It will be launched on 6 October 2018 from 3pm to 6pm... Continue Reading →

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