Activism and Campaign history – A range of resources about the history of First Nations, social and labour movements in Australia and beyond.
History – Australia
An in-depth account of the hundreds of campaigns and actions that were carried out across Australia against the war and conscription.
Read an excerpt from the book, The New Theatre: People Plays and Politics Behind Australia’s Radical Theatre.
Learn all about the successful Franklin River Campaign that took place in Tasmania in the 1980s. Includes videos & school resources.
Be inspired with this list of movies and documentaries about social movement struggles, victories and leaders – Selma, Milk, Silkwood, Norma Rae, Gandhi and more.
Read an excerpt from the book, Without Bosses: Radical Trade Unionism in the 1970s, about workers retaining the right to strike.
Stories and event about the role of Aboriginal Change Makers in the fight for equality and a more just society for all of us.
Read about the role that women played in unemployed movements during the Depression Years in Australia in this book excerpt by Janey Stone.
Watch this video presentation about beer strikes and the history of hotel / pub boycotts in Australia in the early 1900s.
Australian examples of actions that intensify impact in terms of ensuring visibility, challenging opponents, and disrupting narratives.
Learn about the Sydney Opera House ‘work-in’ carried out by construction workers who expelled management & continued work under workers’ control.
How workers at the Nymboida coal mine in NSW resisted mass sackings by taking over and running the mine themselves in 1975. firstly through an occupation and then via union ownership.
Lines of Resistance: A Symposium on Media, Arts & Activism that profiles research on the role of media and visual arts in activist movements.
Australian radical historians and activists, Rowan Cahill & Terry Irving, share a selection of books about radical Australian history.
Torres Strait Islander soldiers strike to end discrimination in the army during World War Two.
Torres Strait Islanders refused work in the Native Affairs pearling fleet due to racial discrimination and held a maritime strike in 1936.
The Noonkanbah dispute was an important chapter in both the struggle for Australian Aboriginal rights and union solidarity in the 1970s-80s.
A list of articles and ideas from the Commons Librarians about resources to explore in archiving your work in social change.
Blockades that changed Australia including Jabiluka, the Bentley blockade, S11, Nookanbah and the Knitting Nannas.
Historical overview of the Australian movement against uranium mining, focussed on two major campaigns: Roxby and Jabiluka.