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Anarchism is a form of political thought in which society is conceived without government. (For a more comprehensive definition, see Peter Kropotkin. For an extensive archive of anarchist literature see The Anarchist Library.)

There is a long tradition of anarchist activism in Australia, dating back to the nineteenth century - the Melbourne Anarchist Club was formed in 1886. However, anarchist forms of radical politics have generally been marginalised, in particular by Marxism.

In recent decades anarchism has been influential, in particular in counter-cultural youth politics and anti-globalisation movements. One source of anarchist commentary on Australian politics that has persisted for over 10 years is the Anarchist Age.

Resources

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  • 'Woozy Bookmark', [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, n.d., p. 1. images PDF Details

Articles

  • Lawrence, Carmen; with thanks to Joshua the destroyer, The Art of Shoplifting, Rabelais, Ben Ross, Michael Brown, Melita Rogowsky, Valentina Srpcanska, vol. 29, LaTrobe University Students' Representative Council, Melbourne, July, 4 pp. images PDF Details

Artworks

  • Anarchist Collective, LaTrobe University, "Frank Bank" T-shirt Design, Melbourne, 1996, 1 pp. images PDF Details

Books

  • Rebel Songs: A.S.L.F. Song Book, Australian Student Labour Federation, Sydney, 1953. Image PDF Details
  • Andrade, David A., Our social system, and how it affects those who work for their living., David A. Andrade, Melbourne, n.d., 13 pp. Image PDF Details
  • Lane, E. H., Dawn to Dusk, SHAPE, Brisbane, 1939. Image PDF Details
  • Melbourne Anarchist Archives, Melbourne Anarchist Archives, Melbourne Anarchist Archives [This copy courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 86 pp. images PDF Details
  • Purchase, Graham, Anarchism & Envrionmental Survival, See Sharp Press [this scan courtesy of Graham Purchase], Tucson, 1994, 85 pp. images PDF Details
  • Scott, Bon & Gary David (eds.), How to Make Trouble and Influence People: A Compilation of Australian pranks, hoaxes and political mischief making, Political Hooligan Publications, Sydney, 1996. Image PDF Details
  • The Question Mark Collective, How to Stop Whining and Start Living, Scam Publications, Melbourne, 1998. Image PDF Details

Book Sections

  • Cresciani, Gianfranco, 'Italian anti-fascism in Australia, 1922-45', in Wheelwright, E.L. & Buckley, K. (ed.), Essays in the political economy of Australian capitalism, volume three, 1978 edn, vol. 3, Australia & New Zealand Book Company, Brookvale, 1978, pp. 86-101. Image PDF Details

Calendars

  • Angry People: 1996 Calendar, Angry People [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Sydney, 1996. images PDF Details

Fliers

  • Anarchist Organisation and Strategy Gathering, Melbourne, 1990, 1 pp. images PDF Details
  • Contributions Wanted for Upcoming "Tatoo Tales" Edition of Woozy, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Hove, U.K., 1997, 1 pp. images PDF Details
  • May 1st Phone in Sick, Melbourne, n.d., 1 pp. PDF Details
  • ASF Melbourne, No War but Class War, ASF (Anarcho-syndicalist Federation) Melbourne, East Brunswick; this copy courtesy Viola Wilkins, Melbourne, 1990?, 1 pp. images PDF Details
  • Underclass Rising and Anarcho-Syndicalist Group (Melbourne), Declaration on Globalisation, Underclass Rising and Anarcho-Syndicalist Group (Melbourne); This copy courtesy Viola Wilkins, Melbourne, 1999, 1 pp. images PDF Details

Journals

  • Honesty, April 1887 to Nov 1888. Image PDF Details
  • Reason: A Monthy Magazine of Social and General Philosophy, no. 2, J.A. Andrews [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Melbourne, 15 March, 26 pp. images PDF Details
  • Reason: A Monthy Magazine of Social and General Philosophy, no. 1, J.A. Andrews [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Melbourne, 1 Jauary, 1896, 20 pp. images PDF Details
  • Libertarian, no. 3, Libertarian Society at Sydney University [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Sydney, January, 1960, 25 pp. images PDF Details
  • On the Road, no. 7, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Sydney, Oct-Dec, 36 pp. images pdf Details
  • On the Road, no. 6, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Sydney, July-Sept, 32 pp. images PDF Details
  • Affinity Collective (ed.), Affinity: Anarchist Quarterly, no. 2, Affinity Collective [This copy courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, Autumn 1984, 16 pp. images PDF Details
  • Muldoon, James (ed.), Occupy Reflects Journal, October, 2012, 51 pp. Also available at http://zinelibrary.info/files/Occupy%20Reflects.pdf. PDF Details

Journal Articles

  • Purchase, Graham, 'Green Flame: Kropotkin & the Birth of Ecology', ASR, no. 54, 2010, pp. 29-32, 35. images PDF Details

Newsletters

  • Treason: for Revolutionary Anarchism, Issue no. 2, [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Melbourne, May, 8 pp. images PDF Details
  • Treason, Issue no. 15, [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Melbourne, 16 pp. images PDF Details
  • Treason: For Revolutionary Anarchism, Issue no. 3, [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Melbourne, 1981. images PDF Details
  • Treason: For Revolutionary Anarchism, Issue no. 4, [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Melbourne, Spring, 1981, 8 pp. images PDF Details
  • Treason, Issue no. 5, [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Melbourne, 1981, 13 pp. images PDF Details
  • Treason, Issue no. 1, [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], March, 9 pp. images PDF Details
  • Treason: Anarchist Magazine, No. 14, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 1984, 8 pp. images PDF Details
  • Treason, Issue no. 10, [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Melbourne, 1984, 8 pp. images PDF Details
  • Treason, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 1985, 14 pp. images PDF Details
  • Treason, [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Brisbane, 1985, 16 pp. images PDF Details
  • Treason, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Perth, 1986, 13 pp. images PDF Details
  • Sydney Anarchist, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Sydney, May, 1993, 11 pp. images pdf Details
  • The Sydney Anarchist Quarterly, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Sydney, August, 1994, 16 pp. images PDF Details
  • The Sydney Anarchist Quarterly, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Sydney, Summer 1994/5, 15 pp. images PDF Details
  • Rebel Worker, vol. 18, Anarcho-Syndicalist Network, Sydney, Feb-March 1999. Image PDF Details
  • Treason, [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], n.d., 26 pp. images PDF Details

Newspapers

  • Rebel Worker, vol. 7, no. 10, December 1988. Image PDF Details
  • Rebel Worker, vol. 1, no. 5, October 1982. Image PDF Details
  • Direct Action 1, no. 1, Socialist Youth Alliance, Sydney, September 1970. Image PDF Details
  • 'Rising Free', A paper of libertarian struggle, no. 2, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Sydney, April, 8 pp. images PDF Details
  • 'Rising Free', A paper of libertarian struggle, no. 4, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Sydney, June, 8 pp. images PDF Details
  • 'Rising Free', A paper of libertarian struggle, no. 3, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Sydney, May, 8 pp. images pdf Details
  • Angry People: Women, Women's issue, Angry People, Aug or Sept [?] 1992, 10 pp. images PDF Details
  • Angry People, no. 2 [?], Angry People, May or June [?] 1992, 8 pp. images PDF Details
  • Angry People, Angry People, June or July [?] 1993, 14 pp. images PDF Details
  • Angry People, Issue 9, no. 9, Angry People, 1994 [?], 14 pp. images PDF Details
  • Angry People, Supplement to issue no. 10, no. 10 (supplement), 1994 [?], 2 pp. images PDF Details
  • All Scrap, Anarcho-syndicalist metal workers' publication, no. 1, Dec 1995 - Jan 1996, 9 pp. images PDF Details
  • Angry People, Issues 10-12, no. 10-12, Angry People, 1995-1996, 58 pp. images PDF Details
  • All Scrap, no. 3, June-July 1996, 9 pp. images PDF Details
  • Angry People, Issues 13-14, no. 13-14, Angry People, 1996-1997, 50 pp. images PDF Details
  • The UTS Occupier: Journal of the UTS Easter Occupation, vol. 1, no. 1, UTS Easter Occupation, Sydney, 23 April 1997, 36 pp. PDF Details
  • All Scrap, Anarcho-syndicalist metal workers' publication, no. 5, April-May, 1997, 9 pp. images PDF Details
  • Angry People, no. 15, no. 15, Angry People, 1998. images PDF Details
  • Sparks: The Rank-and-File Transport Workers' Paper, no. 92, Mar-April, 2000, 11 pp. images PDF Details
  • David A. Andrade (ed.), 'Honesty', An outspoken advocate of social reform on the basis of Justice, Equity, & Liberty, vol. 2, no. 1, Cooperative Publishing Company, Melbourne, February 1889, 8 pp. PDF Details

Newspaper Articles

  • 'Socialism in Sydney', The Radical (Hamilton, Newcastle, N.S.W.), 22 October 1887. Image PDF Details
  • 'The class struggle is being prostituted to the fight between rival imperialism', Southern Socialist Review, new series 19, Dawson, J.A., Melbourne, June. Image PDF Details
  • 'Essay on Socialist Theory', Southern Advocate for Workers' Councils and International Digest, Dawson, J.A., Melbourne, 1946?. Image PDF Details
  • 'Where we stand', Southern Advocate for Workers' Councils and International Digest, Dawson, J.A., Melbourne, 1946?. Image PDF Details
  • 'Reactionary Politics in Unions', Southern Advocate for Workers' Councils and International Digest, no. 87, J.A.Dawson, Melbourne, August-September 1947. Image PDF Details
  • 'The need for the IWW', Southern Advocate for Workers' Councils and International Digest, 1947?. Image PDF Details
  • 'A Marxist saw clearly', Southern Advocate for Workers' Councils and International Digest, Dawson, J.A., Melbourne, 1947?. Image PDF Details
  • 'Russia. The Russian State Party', Southern Advocate for Workers' Councils and International Digest, Dawson, J.A., Melbourne, 1947?. Image PDF Details
  • 'The state and conscientious objectors', Southern Advocate for Workers' Councils and International Digest, J.A. Dawson, Melbourne, c1946. Image PDF Details
  • Andrews, J. A., 'Nihilism', Australian Radical (Newcastle, N.S.W.), 10 November 1888. Image PDF Details
  • Andrews, J.A., 'Communist-anarchism V. individualist proprietism', Australian Radical (Newcastle, N.S.W.), 2 February 1889. Image PDF Details
  • Andrews, J.A., 'What is communism?', Australian Radical (Newcastle, N.S.W.), 17 August 1889. Image PDF Details
  • Andrews, J.A., 'The kernel of things', New Order (Sydney), 1 September 1894. Image PDF Details
  • CAM, 'Holiday in Narrungar', Burning Issue, no. 7, November 1993. Image PDF Details
  • Dawson, J.A., 'Dollar crisis; an address to the League for Freedom, 10 August', Southern Socialist Review, Dawson, J.A., Melbourne, 1947. Image PDF Details
  • Dawson, J.A., 'The "crisis" of democracy', Southern Socialist Review, Dawson, J.A., Melbourne, c1947. Image PDF Details
  • Dawson, Jim, '"Lenin said"', Southern Advocate for Workers' Councils and International Digest, c1947. Image PDF Details
  • Diez, Lain, 'Interpretation of the commune', Southern Advocate for Workers' Councils and International Digest, Dawson, J.A., Melbourne, 1947?. Image PDF Details
  • Mattick, Paul, 'Lenin. The Legend.', Southern Socialist Review, Dawson, J.A., Melbourne, 1947?. Image PDF Details
  • Mattick, Paul, 'Review: Stalin, Trotsky and Lenin', Southern Socialist Review, Dawson, J.A., Melbourne, 1947?. Image PDF Details

Novels

  • Andrade, David A., The Melbourne riots, and how Harry Holdfast and his friends emancipated the workers: a realistic novel, 1892 edn, Andrade & Co., Melbourne, 1892, 67 pp. Image PDF Details

Pamphlets

  • What is anarchism, who are the anarchists, Refutation of certain incorrect statements, made in the central police court and elsewhere, concerning the doctrine of anarchism, Communist - Anarchist Press, 151 George St, West Sydney, July 1913. Image PDF Details
  • Anarcho Syndaclism in Practice: Melbourne Tram Dispute and Lockout January - February 1990, Jura Books, Syndey, 1997. Image PDF Details
  • The Direct Action Reader, [This copy courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 2000, 21 pp. images PDF Details
  • Welcome to S11 AWOL, Autonomous Web of Liberation (AWOL) [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 2000, 2 pp. images PDF Details
  • Catholics Speak on Spain, Victorian Council of the World Movement Against War and Fascism, Melbourne, nd, 14 pp. images PDF Details
  • Anarchist Media Institute, No Globalisation Without Direct Democracy: Don't Let the World Economic Forum Make Decisions for You, Anarchist Media Institute [This scan courtesy Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 2000, 2 pp. images PDF Details
  • Andrews, J.A., The social question, To lighten the darkness of society and abate the present class warfare by uniting the conscientous and intelligent of all the classess in the earnest REVOLT against the bondage of social superstitions and barabarisms, J.A. Andrews, Sydney, 1894. Image PDF Details
  • Graham Purchase, Anarchist Society and Its Practical Realization, See Sharp Press, San Francisco, 1990, 10 pp. images PDF Details
  • Keating, Dr John, Lifting, 1995, 5 pp. images PDF Details
  • Kendall, Leigh (ed.), Anarchism in Australia Today, Scam Publications, Melbourne, 1997. Image PDF Details
  • O'Reilly, Ciaron, Let's Not Get Carried Away: Poems from Queensland, Ciaron O'Reilly [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Brisbane, 1986, 15 pp. images PDF Details
  • Purchase, Graham, Anarcism and Ecology: The Historical Relationship, Jura Books, Sydney, 1993. images PDF Details
  • Purchase, Graham, The New Anarchy, A talk given by G. Purchase in the Migrant Resource Centre, West End, Brisbane at a conference. Mayday, 1994., Black Swan [This scan courtesy of Graham Purchase], Sydney, 1994, 7 pp. images PDF Details
  • Purchase, Graham, New Anarchy Pamphlet Series: Mapping our Green Anarchist Future, Jura Books, Sydney, 1996. Image PDF Details

Reviews

  • 'Heraclitus', Published by some Sydney Libertarians, Pluralists, Realists and Critical Drinkers., no. 29, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Sydney, December, p. 14. images PDF Details
  • 'Heraclitus', Incomplete. Published by some Sydney Libertarians, Pluralists, Realists and Critical Drinkers., no. 58, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Sydney, May, p. 7. images PDF Details
  • 'Heraclitus', Published by some Sydney Libertarians, Pluralists, Realists and Critical Drinkers., no. 90, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Sydney, Sept 2001, p. 16. images PDF Details
  • 'Heraclitus', Published by some Sydney Libertarians, Pluralists, Realists and Critical Drinkers., no. 87, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Sydney, April, p. 16. images PDF Details

Sound recordings

  • Kerin, Dave; Kuhn, Gabriel., The Return of the One Big Union? Syndicalism and the IWW in Australia and Sweden., Interview with Dave Kerin and Gabriel Kuhn; 46.43 minutes., Reason in Revolt: Source Documents in Australian Radicalism, Melbourne, 27 November 2009. MP3 Details

Web pages

Zines

  • Woozy, no. 1, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 1992, 39 pp. images PDF Details
  • Woozy, no. 4, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 1993, 40 pp. images PDF Details
  • Woozy, no. 3, 1993, 55 pp. images PDF Details
  • woozy, no. 2, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 1993, 49 pp. images PDF Details
  • Woozy, no. 5, [This scan courtesy of Iain McIntyre], Melbourne, 1994, 39 pp. images PDF Details
  • Wheezy!, Side project of 'Woozy', [This scan courtesy of Iain McIntyre], Melbourne, 1994, 20 pp. images PDF Details
  • Destroyer 267, July, 1994, 31 pp. images PDF Details
  • Woozy, no. 9, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 1995, 25 pp. images PDF Details
  • Woozy, no. 8, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 1995, 33 pp. images PDF Details
  • Woozy: Wazoo, no. 7, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 1995, 18 pp. images PDF Details
  • woozy, no. 6, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 1995, 34 pp. images PDF Details
  • Woozy, no. 12, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 1996, 4 pp. images PDF Details
  • 'Woozy', Phound Photos, no. 14, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 1996, 66 pp. images PDF Details
  • Woozy, no. 11, [This scan courtesy of Iain McIntyre], Melbourne, 1996, 21 pp. images PDF Details
  • Woozy: Wheelie, no. 13, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 1996, 35 pp. images pdf Details
  • Woozy: The Political Issue, no. 17, [This scan courtesy of Iain McIntyre], Melbourne, 1997, 13 pp. images PDF Details
  • Woozy, no. 19, [This scan courtesy of Iain McIntyre], Melbourne, 1997, 23 pp. images PDF Details
  • Woozy, CD + zine, no. 20, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 1997, 17 pp. images PDF Details
  • 'Woozy Chronlogy', Woozy, no. 20, [This scan courtesy of Viola Wilkins], Melbourne, 1997, 1 pp. images PDF Details
  • Activate, no. 3, Summer, 1999, 18 pp. images PDF Details
  • Woozy, no. 24, [This scan courtesy of Iain McIntyre], Melbourne, 2001, 7 pp. images PDF Details
  • Activate, n.d., 15 pp. images PDF Details
  • Activate, no. 2, n.d., 15 pp. images PDF Details

Online Resources

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