Featured PamphletsThe Revolution will not be Televised! A Campaign for Free Expression in Queensland (1982-1983) ....Ciaron O'Reilly
The successful Free Speech campaign in Brisbane during 1982 and 1983 is well documented in this pamphlet by Ciaron O'Reilly. Since the late 1960's Brisbane has had an active and diverse number of anarchist and libertarian groups, which have been prominent in all protest movements and local campaigns.
Picket Line Despatches from the Joy Mining Machinery Dispute, 2000....Rowan Cahill
The Joy dispute is a reminder that ‘old’ trade union notions of struggle, and traditional approaches to organisation and mobilisation, are relevant modern industrial responses. - Rowan Cahill
On Lesbian Separatism - Women wimmin womyn womin whippets....Julie McCrossin
What is this Gay Community Shit? - The Sydney Gay Mardi Gras and the Left....Sasha Soldatow
"...the emerging gay community was dismantling a whole history of radical political action..... Simply put, the whole gay community thing was twaddle; it was a matter of emerging gay capitalists smelling the dollars that could be milked from men's cocks."
Secret Societies and the Labour Movement....Dr Bob James
W.R. Winspear - Anarchist or Socialist? - An appraisal of a pivotal figure in Australian labour and radical movements of the 1880's and early twentieth century. In this essay Bob James clears some of the historical misconceptions and inaccuracies about Winspear's politics. Winspear published Australia's first regular radical socialist newspaper - The Radical, later renamed The Australian Radical.
The Melbourne Tram Dispute and Lockout of 1990.....Dick Curlewis.
Rowan Cahill's essay - Seachange: An essay on Maritime History on Seaman's Union Official - Eliot V Elliott (1902-1984) - brings to light one of the largely unsung heros of the Australian labour movement. Elliott, as Federal Secretary of his union for 37 years (1941-1978), steered the Seamen's Union of Australia through the difficult changes in technological development in seafaring during the post war decades of the twentieth century. He was both forward looking and dedicated to the interests of seamen and working people, in Australia and internationally.
Loaded January 2003
Now that the Ship Painters and Dockers Union is all but totally extinct, now that its members are scattered to the four winds and the seven seas, now that unionism in Australia approaches extinction as the powerful force for fostering and protecting workers' interests, now that compulsory unionism is fast being replaced by compulsory non-unionism, now that the machinations of Hawke-Keating-Kelty are finding their eventual, logical expression in the Howard-Reith ruthless emasculation of unionism --- it seems appropriate to endeavour to record some of the history of one small brotherhood of workers which did its utmost to foster, improve and protect workers' interests and the essence of genuine unionism.
Loaded August 2002
The object of such a series of publications is not simply that of contributing to the historiography of the Australian left but is rather that of contributing towards the development of the present movement by the critical study of its past. - From the Preface
Loaded March 2001
A Reader of Australian Anarchism 1886-1896 ...Bob James (Editor)
Anarchism in Australia. An Anthology 1886-1986 ...Bob James (Editor)
Anarchism and State Violence in Sydney and Melbourne 1886-1896 An argument about Australian labor history. ......Dr Bob James