[Marxism] My book launch - 16 August

Tom O'Lincoln suarsos at alphalink.com.au
Mon Mar 21 22:50:36 MST 2005


>From the “Red Rag” series of Vulgar Press:

United We Stand
Class Struggle in Colonial Australia
By Tom O’Lincoln

To be launched by union leader
Joan Doyle
State Secretary, CEPU Communications Division 
Postal and Telecom branch

Trades Hall, Melbourne
Saturday 16 April at 7.30pm 

***
In the state-run prison that was early New South Wales, pockets of
capitalism sprang up like sturdy weeds. With them came wage labour and
class struggle. Australian workers were organising well before the gold
rushes, and later a mass labour movement confronted the employers across
the continent, opening the way for bitter confrontations. 

Controversy surrounds the colonial labour movement because of its racism
and sexism, but this book sheets home the main blame for both reactionary
ideologies to the ruling class. And despite many criticisms, the author
renews pioneering labour historian Brian Fitzpatrick’s argument that ‘the
effort of the organised working class ... was an effort to achieve social
justice.’<<
***

To see the book click here:

http://www.vulgar.com.au/united.html




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