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People’s History of Australia
We’re a podcast and blog about Australian history from the perspective of ordinary people fighting together for a better life.
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People’s History of Australia Jul 3
Replying to @withsobersenses
Interesting! The left does have a way of rehashing names and rhetoric that’s been used before (the name of this podcast itself being not entirely immune from that).
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People’s History of Australia Jun 17
Replying to @withsobersenses
"Hi Nadia this is Dave from Brisbane. I know you're busy being a famous author but why are so many publications called The Tocsin? Thanks bye."
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People’s History of Australia Jun 17
Replying to @withsobersenses
It's been a weirdly popular name for publications on the Australian left! Nadia Wheatley might know why:
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People’s History of Australia Jun 15
Our third podcast episode is live! With anti-racist protest exploding worldwide, tune in to hear how tens of thousands of people around Australia in 1971 waged a massive campaign to stop a sporting tour by the white supremacist Springbok rugby union team:
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People’s History of Australia Jun 11
In 1971, Australia exploded with protest against a sporting tour by the white supremacist Springbok rugby union team, with thousands directly disrupting games, and union action massively hampering the tour. Tune in next week for our third podcast episode covering this campaign!
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People’s History of Australia May 14
On this day 15 May 1969, tramways union leader Clarrie O’Shea was jailed for refusal to pay fines his union had been hit with. 1,000,000+ workers across Australia went on strike, and within a week O’Shea had been released and the anti-union laws he was jailed under rendered dead.
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People’s History of Australia Apr 24
Content warning: rape On this day 25 April 1983, 300 women marched silently through central Sydney holding a banner reading "In memory of all women of all countries raped in all wars". Despite 160 marchers being arrested, the action succeeded in generating enormous publicity.
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People’s History of Australia Apr 16
This might be of interest to you and your members!
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People’s History of Australia Apr 16
Our second podcast episode is live! Tune in to the amazing story of the tens of thousands of unemployed people who organised suburb-by-suburb in Sydney in the Great Depression to secure food and housing for everyone, whether they could afford it or not.
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People’s History of Australia Apr 14
Check out this AWESOME graphic by of the Workers' Art Collective for our upcoming podcast episode on the Unemployed Workers' Movement in Sydney during the 1930s! The episode's launching this Thursday night, so stayed tuned!
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People’s History of Australia Apr 2
Australia, 1931: millions are out of work and the world is in the grip of economic crisis, but the unemployed are organising and those in charge of society and the press are FREAKING OUT. Tune in soon for our upcoming episode on the Unemployed Workers' Movement during the 1930s!
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People’s History of Australia Mar 26
On this day 26 March 1997, 250 students occupied and took over the administration block at the University of Technology Sydney. Despite being evicted by riot police and police dogs, the students succeeded in preventing UTS from introducing upfront fees for undergraduate courses.
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People’s History of Australia Mar 16
16 March 1974, 50 feminists in Sydney broke into two abandoned houses in Glebe and opened them as the Elsie Women's Refuge, Australia's first refuge for women escaping domestic abuse. Within a few years, hundreds of independently-run refuges had opened across the country.
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People’s History of Australia Mar 11
Our first podcast episode is live! Tune in on the link below to catch the brilliant story of 300 migrant women striking and winning against brutal sweatshop conditions in their Brunswick textile factory in 1981.
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People’s History of Australia Mar 3
Only a week to go till our podcast launches!
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