To the organisers of the 2013 Sydney Historical Materialism Conference

 

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“Some of us were invited to speak, others have already prepared abstracts and papers for panels, and we had all been planning to attend the conference. We have since learned that Solidarity, an affiliate of the Socialist Workers Party, has given its full and unequivocal support to the latter in its handling of an allegation of rape against a senior member. You have informed us that you agree that the position taken by Solidarity is indefensible, but that you have also decided to invite Solidarity members to present at the conference. As a consequence, and in the absence of any evidence of a change of position by Solidarity, we will not be taking part.”

 

 

Bree Blakeman

Ann Deslandes

Mark Gawne

Angela Mitropoulos

Steve Wright

 

 

If you were going to attend the conference and would like to add your signature, or register your support of those who have decided not to attend, please do so in the comments box of the post via this hyper-link.

 

 

 

 

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One response to “To the organisers of the 2013 Sydney Historical Materialism Conference

  1. Bree now feels that she need clarify, that she ain’t no “materialist” – as per, for example: https://fieldnotesandfootnotes.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/lies-radical-feminism-is-not-sex/ … #anarchism #anthropology

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