Francesco Giovanni Fantin was an Italian anarchist who migrated to Australia in 1924. Less than twenty years later, in November 1942, he was murdered by a fellow detainee in Interment Camp 14A, Loveday, South Australia. Born in 1901 in the small town of San Vito in Northern Italy, Francesco Fantins life was exemplary of a number of migrant anarchists to Australia and their efforts to continue the anti-fascist and workers struggle abroad.
Category Archives: Geelong
Council Cuts and Library Closures
Recently, the Geelong Council has handed down its draft budget, which contains an array of significant cuts to vital social services. At least 19 workers in the Geelong community are at risk of losing their jobs, and in addition to this the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GLRC) board have decided to close the Highton, WestContinue reading “Council Cuts and Library Closures”
The Geelong Defence Alliance – Local Government and the War Industry
The Australian Defence Department intends to increase its infrastructure spending over the next 15 years to $8 billion dollars. Hoping to cash in on this budget expansion, Geelong City Council (GCC), together with the Geelong Manufacturing Council (GMC) have established the so-called ‘Geelong Defence Alliance’ (GDA) in order to attract local investment. A brochure titledContinue reading “The Geelong Defence Alliance – Local Government and the War Industry”
International Workers Memorial Day 2023
Every year the 28th of April marks International Workers Memorial Day, otherwise known as International Commemoration Day for the Dead and Injured. It is an occasion for the labour movement to stop and reflect on the lives damaged and lost by the capitalist pursuit for profit. This year in Geelong the occasion was marked byContinue reading “International Workers Memorial Day 2023”