Centenary of the foundation of the Communist Party of Australia

Via Carmel Shute:

There is a lot happening!

BOOK: This collection of biographies of 100 Australian communists celebrates the foundation of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA) a century ago. 

Watch the video (1 minute) here. Pre-order now from the New International Bookshop here for $30 (+postage). Available 30 October.


RED FILM FESTIVAL: 6.30pm UTC Friday 16 October:  Menace (1976) –screening introduced by filmmaker John Hughes  The early cold war years in Australia were characterised by attempts to suppress political dissent including banning of the Communist Party. In Menace we see the experience from the perspective of those who defended democratic freedoms. 70 minutes. More films to come! Details HERE.


CENTENARY TOAST AND BOOK LAUNCH: Friday 30 October marks 100 years since the founding of the Communist Party of Australia. Join us for a toast and the launch of the new book Comrades! Lives of Australian Communists. Speakers include Meredith Burgmann, Brian Aarons , Stuart Macintyre, who is working on his second volume of the CPA history, and Bob Boughton, lead editor of Comrades! register here to join us at 6pm for the commemorative celebration of the centenary.


THE PARTY! – COMMUNISTS IN AUSTRALIAN HISTORY:  One-day online conference, Saturday 31 October 2020 – 9 am till 5 pm, co-hosted by the SEARCH Foundation and NSW State Library. Six one-hour sessions. More info to come. https://www.search.org.au/ https://www.facebook.com/SEARCHFoundationAustralia

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