Notices of events and actions - August 2022

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Anitra Nelson - Beyond Money

THURSDAY, 25 AUGUST 2022 FROM 17:00-19:00 at New International Bookshop at Victorian Trades Hall

RSVP here:

Join Anitra Nelson in conversation with NIBS volunteer Lucy about their new book Beyond Money: A Postcapitalist Strategy. Nelson’s book is a truly radical engagement with the ways in which money shapes our lives and maintains its grip on our theorisings of a better future in all its anti-racist, feminist and anti-capitalist forms, and how necessary it is to conceive of a world beyond money in order to conceive of a truly better future. Anitra is a powerhouse in thinking about degrowth and about Marx, this is due to a truly thought-provoking and interesting evening.

Join us at NIBS for a drink at 5pm, with the conversation starting at 5:30pm and allocated time for discussion. Copies will be available to purchase on the night.

If you can’t make it in-person, you can join us via Zoom, link to be added closer to the event.

Read more about the book at the Facebook link above.

What would a world without money look like? This book offers a lively thought experiment of a world without money. Nelson shoes how money drives political power, environmental destruction and social inequality and argues for it to be abolished, rather than repurposed, to achieve a postcapitalist future. Grounded in historical debates about money, Nelson draws on a spectrum of political and economic thought and activism, including feminism, ecoanarchism, degrowth, autonomism, Marxism and ecosocialism. Looking to indigenous rights activism and a defence and advance of commoning, an international network of activists engaged in a fight for a money-free society emerges. Beyond Money shows that, by organising around post-money versions of the future, activists have a hope of creating a world that embodies radical values and visions



New Research in Women’s Labour History (via Zoom) 

Monday 22 August 2022, 5pm (AEST)

Dear Friends of Labour History

Please join us for New Research in Women’s Labour History, the fourth seminar in the series Labour History Looking Ahead After 60 Years: 5:00–6:15pm (AEST) Monday 22 August 2022. Two talks will be presented:

- Hannah Viney (Monash University) will speak about women’s prison labour in Victoria and how it changed at the turn of the twentieth century with the influence of the women’s movement.

- Freya Willis (Oxford University) will speak about how, in the 1970s, women challenged gender hierarchies within the Australian meat industry and the Australasian Meat Industry Employees’ Union, and forged new modes of         leadership.

To register, click here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.


Carl Power, Labour History, Faculty of Law

Level 15, UTS Central (CB02)

University of Technology, Sydney

Broadway NSW 2007 Australia

Email: [email protected]




Political Prisoners meeting

Thursday August 18 - slight change of time staring now 6.30pm

212 Liverpool Street



Due to industrial action and a rally by paramedics at the Royal Hobart Hospital the start of our event will be pushed back to 6.30. Giving you time to join HACUS members at the rally (RHH Liverpool st on the ramp), make history, and come back to discuss history.  

Due to the action we will also lose Tim Jacobson.  Chair for the event will now be Jess Munday, Secretary of Unions Tasmania. 

The meeting will start at 6.30pm.  

This meeting will look at the political prisoners sent to Tasmania, and how their activity continued when they arrived, forming early unions and shaping democratic reforms.   

The evening will receive contributions from:

·  Hamish Maxwell-stewart. Professor of digital humanities at the University of NEw England,

·  Michael Quinlan, Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations, at University of New South Wales,

·  Jon Clark, Radical History Collective,

·  Steve Thomas, Roar Film, and;

·  The Tasmanian Union Choir. 

The evening will be chaired by Jess Munday the UnionTas Secretary.

Food and drinks will also be available during the evening, and we thank the CPSU-Spsf branch and UnionsTas for donations.  This event is also being supported by CEPU-tas, AMWU-tas, NTEU-tas and HACSU. 

Can we ask that you help promote this event?, we have flyers attached to send to others. But we are really keen for you to follow the link to the face-book event  Once there can you Share and Tag other people; fellow union members, and friends into the events discussion?. Thanks!

To register to attend in person, click on our facebook group here:

If you are unable to join the face to face event, but would like to join via zoom, join here.

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.