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Proceedings of the Communist and Labor Movement Conference held in 1978 in Melbourne, Victoria [sound recording]
Bib ID 1179324
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Communist and Labor Movement Conference, (1978 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Access Conditions Tapes 1-66 open for research use; written permission required for research use of tapes 67-68. 
Description 1978 
68 sound tape reels (ca. 109 hrs 30 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono. ; 7 in. 
Full contents
  • 28. Militant film making. 29. The United Front - working class unity. 30. The 20th Congress [held in Hungary in 1956] of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union - [crisis of the intellectuals]. 31. The Cold War. 32. Modern unionism - worker control & intervention. 33. The Arbitration system. 34. Australian women writers. 35. CPA industrial policy, 1947-49. 36. Waterside Workers Federation. 37. Locality work and local government. 38. NSW Builders Labourers Federation. 39. Communist Party of Australia - indigenous growth or alien reality? 40. Women in the Communist Party. 41. Meaning of Stalinism. 42. Anti-War Movement - Vietnam and after. 43. Illegality of the Communist Party, 1940-42. 44. Communists & Communist leaders. 45. The Comintern. 46. Communism and the environment. 47. White collar unions. 48. Theories of the Australian Labor Party. 49. Union of Australian Women. 50. The Power Without Glory struggle. 51. Communist analysis of the economy. 52. Marxism today.
  • 53. Pre-Communist revolutionary - socialist ideology to 1917. 54. The 1963 Split. 55. The Cold War - The Lowe Enquiry [the Petrov investigation] . 56. Penal powers - the 1969 Dispute. 57. The 1949 Coal Strike. 58. Socialism in the 1980s. 59. Eureka Youth League. 60. NSW State Labor Party. 61. Cadre education in the USSR & China. 62. Women artists - Ailsa O'Connor. 63. The Revolutionary Party [imperfect recording]. 64. The Communist Press [imperfect recording]. 65. The Anti-fascist struggle. 66. The Unemployed Workers Movement in the Depression. 67. The Battle against the Groupers. 68. World War II work in the Army.
Partial contents Sessions include: - 1. 100 years of socialist ideas in Australia. 2. The new feminism. 3. The significance of the USSR in the 1930s. 4. Early industrial policies of the Communist Party of Australia, 1919-23. 5. The struggle of equal pay. 6. Aborigines. 7. The 1971 Split - the formation of the Socialist Party of Australia. 8. Women in trade unions. 9. Trotskyism in Australia. 10. Lang Labor. 11. Spain - the International Brigade. 12. Provincial labour councils. 13. The Peace Movement, 1949-65. 14. The Miners Federation. 15. Theories of industrial work. 16. The visual arts and politics. 17. The Unemployed Workers Movement in the Depression. 18. Communists and the universities, 1938-1960. 19. Radical theatre: songs and dance. 20. The Australian Workers Union. 21. Teacher unions and public education. 22. Migrants. 23. Literature. 24. 1949-1956: Stalinism or independence? 25. Australian science: contributions from the Left. 26. Rank and File work in industry. 27. Arguing about a strategy for the 1970s. 

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note List of sessions available (3 leaves) 
Subjects Communist Party of Australia -- Congresses.  |  Communist Party of Australia -- History.  |  Socialist Party of Australia -- History.  |  Socialism -- Australia -- Congresses.  |  Communism -- Australia -- Congresses.  |  Labor movement -- Australia -- Congresses.  |  Labor unions and communism -- Australia -- Congresses.  |  Communism and women -- Australia -- Congresses.  |  Communism and motion pictures -- Australia -- Congresses.  |  Communism and literature -- Australia -- Congresses.  |  Communism and ecology -- Australia -- Congresses.  |  Communism and art -- Australia -- Congresses.  |  Communism and culture -- Australia -- Congresses.  |  Communism and education -- Australia -- Congresses.  |  Communism and youth -- Australia -- Congresses.
Other authors/contributors Communist Party of Australia. Victorian Branch


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