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The IWW in Australia

 

Too good not to share, some great history of the IWW, trade unions, and amazing Australian activists. Info from the SoundCloud site:

Episode on the early history of the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World union in Australia, in conversation with Paula DeAngelis. Paula is a historian and contributed to Wobblies of the World: a global history of the IWW.
Support this podcast on patreon: patreon.com/workingclasshistory
This is our playlist of early IWW music: youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7…73VUIFoIkZqqRVM79
You can buy Wobblies of the World here: www.amazon.com/gp/product/074539…f6725e787eaac7f00
Episode 6 of our podcast gives an introduction to the IWW in the US so we recommend listening to that before this unless you are well acquainted with IWW history and terminology already.
FOOTNOTES
– This is a short history of the Australian IWW: libcom.org/history/1914-2000-t…w-and-direct-action
– These are personal recollections of involvement in the Australian IWW: libcom.org/library/memoirs-i-w…tralia-bill-beattie
– This short history of the IWW outside the US has a helpful chronology of the Australian IWW: libcom.org/history/brief-histo…utside-us-1905-1999
– This article compares gender politics between the Australian and US IWWs: libcom.org/history/virile-synd…ed-states-australia
– This is a short biography of Tom Barker: libcom.org/history/barker-tom-1887-1970
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Thanks to Warren Fahey for permission to use his rendition of the Australian IWW song “Bump me into Parliament”: www.warrenfahey.com.au/
You can also stream it on Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/4J1ihYA2Q1etEpD2RuKPR1
This episode was edited by Louise Barry from Audio Interference: interferencearchive.org/category/publ…ations/audio/

About Darin Sullivan (1970 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.

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