Bernie Taft and 1968: Tanks in Prague, Turmoil in Australian Universities

  Friday 24 August 2018 Forum Theatre, Arts West, University of MelbourneIn August 1968, the Soviet Union sent troops into Czechoslovakia to end the liberalising regime of Alexander Dubcek; the incident and its aftermath became known as the Prague Spring. The events in the Soviet bloc were part of an international wave of uprisings and... Continue Reading →

Launch Invitation: ‘Against the Odds: The Victory over Conscription in World War I’

Against the Odds tells the story of how diverse groups and individuals collectively defeated conscription during World War I and left a lasting legacy for Australia.  It highlights the role of Brunswick – Coburg activists in the successful anti-conscription campaign.  The film complements events organized by of the Brunswick Coburg Anti-Conscription Commemoration Campaign (BCACCC) to... Continue Reading →

Arthur Calwell Memorial Lecture

Luke Hilakari, Secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, will be the special guest speaker at this year's Arthur Calwell Memorial Lecture. The event starts at 6:15pm, Wednesday 16 May 2018, in the auditorium of Kangan Institute’s Broadmeadows Campus (Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows VIC (Parking is available onsite)). The event is hosted by Maria Vamvakinou (Federal MP for... Continue Reading →

The Red North: Book Launch

South of the border, Queensland may be better known for the reactionary Joh Bjelke-Petersen regime of the 1970s and 1980s, and more recently as the centre of Pauline Hanson’s racist One Nation Party. Yet in the 1930s and 1940s, the ‘Red North’ — the area north from Mackay to Cairns — developed as the single... Continue Reading →

Serenading Adela: A Street Opera 7 January 2018, World Premiere and Centenary Performance: WHEN: From 6pm, Sunday 7 January 2018. WHERE: Pentridge courtyard (Entrance through the Champ Street Coburg archway). Meet our Unruly Mob at 6pm and march with them to Pentridge, where the Street Opera will commence at 6.30pm. WHAT: The World Premiere of our full Street Opera. FLYER: Serenading Poster for Pentridge TICKETS? Entry is free, but please book so we can send you details of the march, of wet-weather options; and have enough chairs. Click here to book! IF BOOKED OUT Please register for the waiting list, so you will be notified if spaces become free, or be offered standing room (1 hour show).

Annual General Meetings of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE MELBOURNE BRANCH The annual meeting of the Melbourne Branch of the ASSLH will be held on Thursday 14th December 2017, at the Victorian Trades Hall, Meeting Room 1, from 5.30 to 7.30pm. The AGM will include reports, election of office-bearers and general business. Please send all enquiries and items for the agenda to... Continue Reading →

Now what? — 100 years after the Russian Revolution

Join Bea Campbell, UK author, playwright, filmmaker, journalist, political commentator and broadcaster, in debating current politics in Melbourne, Saturday 11 November. In a wide-ranging address, Bea will explore the various forms of inequality today; realistic strategies towards an egalitarian and just society; the meaning of socialism in this centenary year of the Russian Revolution; the... Continue Reading →

Democratic Opposition to War The 1916-17 anti-conscription campaigns: Impacts and legacies

Conference: 20 May 2017, 9am-4.30pm, Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick 2017 marks the centenary of the defeat of the 1917 conscription plebiscite. During 1917, in the midst of the war, Australian anti-conscription campaigners succeeded in defeating the introduction of conscription for a second time. This was a unique example of popular opposition to conscription in the countries engaged in WW1,... Continue Reading →

Book Launch. No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson by Jeff Sparrow

NO WAY BUT THIS: IN SEARCH OF PAUL ROBESON by Jeff Sparrow To be launched by TONY BIRCH Venue BELLA UNION Cnr Victoria St & Lygon St Carlton Date THURSDAY 16TH MARCH Time 5:30 FOR 6PM RSVP Friday 10th March to danielle@scribepub.com.au or (03) 9388 8787 or online Paul Robeson was an actor and performer, a... Continue Reading →

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