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Jeff Sparrow & Sam Wallman: The Power of the People | Melbourne Writers Festival

What can we learn from the history of regular people coming together to fight for change? Hear from Walkley Award–winning journalist Jeff Sparrow and comics artist and illustrator Sam Wallman as they discuss the struggles, successes and ambitions of collective action.

Sparrow's book Crimes Against Nature recasts ordinary people as the solution rather than the problem when it comes to preserving our planet. Wallman's longform comic Our Members Be Unlimited celebrates the humanism at the heart of the trade union movement. They are joined in conversation by Elena Gomez.

 

Jeff Sparrow is a writer, editor, broadcaster, and Walkley award-winning journalist. He is a columnist for The Guardian Australia, a former Breakfaster at Melbourne’s 3RRR, and a past editor of Overland literary journal. He lectures at the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne.

Sam Wallman is a comics journalist and cartoonist based in Melbourne, Australia. His drawings have been published in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Age, the ABC, and SBS.

Crimes Against Nature

A polemic about global warming and the environmental crisis, which argues that ordinary people have consistently opposed the destruction of nature and so provide an untapped constituency for climate action.

Crimes Against Nature uses fresh material to offer a very different take on the most important issue of our times. It takes the familiar narrative about global warming — the one in which we are all to blame — and inverts it, to show how, again and again, pollution and ecological devastation have been imposed on the population without our consent and (often) against our will. From histories of…

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Our Members Be Unlimited

Reprinting due to popular demand.

Copies available in all good book shops. Orders through Scribe will be delivered when new stock arrives in August.

An original and visually powerful exploration of unionism.

In our current political climate, people are looking for answers — and alternatives. The promise of unions is that their ‘members be unlimited’: that they don’t belong to the rich, the powerful, or special interests, but to all workers.

How did the idea of unionism arise? Where has it flourished? And what are its challenges in the 21st century? From Britain to Bangladesh, from the first union of…

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