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Lessons For Social Movements From The Federal Election
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Lessons For Social Movements From The Federal Election

This is the first in a two part essay on lessons for social movements arising from the 2019 federal Australian election. I felt empty on the night of May 18th when Labor lost the election. I had driven into Trades Hall for the Victorian union movement’s election night celebration. It was with bracing sobriety that I split my evening between hitting refresh on election night feeds while talking with disappointed comrades, some of whom suspected their parents had voted conservative for the first time in their lives. This was supposed to be an election which served as a positive endorsement [...]

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