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.
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This is our playlist of early IWW music:…73VUIFoIkZqqRVM79
You can buy Wobblies of the World here:…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.
– This is a short history of the Australian IWW:…w-and-direct-action
– These are personal recollections of involvement in the Australian IWW:…tralia-bill-beattie
– This short history of the IWW outside the US has a helpful chronology of the Australian IWW:…utside-us-1905-1999
– This article compares gender politics between the Australian and US IWWs:…ed-states-australia
– This is a short biography of Tom Barker:
Thanks to Warren Fahey for permission to use his rendition of the Australian IWW song “Bump me into Parliament”:
You can also stream it on Spotify:
This episode was edited by Louise Barry from Audio Interference:…ations/audio/

About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 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 former 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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