Class Power & the Maritime Dispute of 1998 – Podcast

Posted: June 28, 2018 in Uncategorized


In June 2018, to mark the 20th anniversary of the maritime dispute between Patrick Stevedores and the Howard Government on one side and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the labour movement on the other, Dave Eden and I discussed the formation of Maritime Defence Committees, class struggles during this period, and their relevance today. The discussion was recorded by Dave for ‘Living the Dream’ an anti-capitalist podcast produced in Brisbane. Our discussion is available via this link –

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