Indigenous Liberation and Socialism
About this session
While rarely acknowledged today, the story of the workers movement and the socialist left, and the history of the struggle for Indigenous rights, is deeply intertwined in this country. From the Day of Mourning and Protest in 1938 to the post-war strikes of Aboriginal workers in the Pilbara and Darwin, to the land rights and Black Power struggles of the 60s and 70s, thousands of Indigenous and non-Indigenous working class activists have found themselves drawn together into common struggles against our class divided, profoundly racist, capitalist society. Indigenous Liberation & Socialism is a new book by socialist activist and historian Jordan Humphreys that explores the connections between the captialist system and Indigenous oppression and this inspiring history of anti-racist struggle and solidarity.