Book launch: Conflict in the Unions: The Communist Party of Australia, Politics & the Trade Unions, 1945-60

Saturday, 23 November 2013 Longtime socialist, former tram conductor, 3CR City Limits co-presenter, and now labor historian Douglas Jordan has written a pioneering study of how the Communist Party of Australia did political work in the trade unions during the 1945-60 Cold War period. His work, Conflict in the Unions, published by Resistance Books, focuses... Continue Reading →

Rupert Lockwood on Wilfred Burchett

Introduction By Phillip Deery The controversies surrounding the life, reputation and legacy of the famous Australian reporter and journalist, Wilfred Burchett, would be well known to many readers. One central allegation, on which much ink has been split, is that he was an ‘agent of influence’ for the KGB. This claim was first raised in... Continue Reading →

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