The PEOPLE-POWERED VOICES Featured in Radical Wollongong
Rowan has been an anti-war activist, trade unionist, journalist for the Seamen's Union of Australia, and co-authored Radical Sydney. He is Honorary Fellow with the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at Wollongong University.
Robynne was a leader of militant and dedicated women in the Jobs For Women campaign in Wollongong, which took on Australia's then-largest company, BHP, and won.
Neville joined the Eureka Youth League in his teens and was a longtime unionist and communist. He has been a lifelong peace activist and is presently involved in Aboriginal solidarity in Wollongong.
Monica became a communist and community activist in the late 1940s and later worked in the union movement. She was chosen by the CPA to prepare its underground activities in Wollongong in the face of the 1951 CPA dissolution referendum.
Lyle is a Brierley/Piety/Dharawal man based in the Illawarra. He's been active in the struggle for Aboriginal rights, defence of Sandon Point, and is a leading member of the Stop CSG Illawarra campaign
Karla is a committed Green activist who has studied environmental law and sustainability, has stood as a Greens candidate multiple times, and gained the world's first Ph.D in Sustainable Futures.
Chris is a founding member of Stop CSG Illawarra, a community campaigner and member of the Socialist Alliance. He helped organise the 2009 Climate Camp in Helensburgh in the Illawarra.
Jess is a former president of the University of Wollongong students association and is a founding member and spokesperson for Stop CSG Illawarra.
Lou was a prominent Vietnam War draft resister jailed after laying in front of a train taking conscripts from Wollongong to Holsworthy Army Base. He went on to become a trade union activist in the Painters and Dockers.
John worked as a ship builder and became a trade union organiser and writer. He has written critical accounts of the 'Accord' and industrial policy, and is a regular contributor to Green Left Weekly.
Sharralyn is the chief executive officer of the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Lands Council, and has opposed the Sandon Point development and the Coal Seam Gas push.
Nick helped found the Wollongong Out of Workers (WOW) which organised struggle of the unemployed from the early 1980's. He now blogs and has authored of a series of essays exploring the politics of Love.
Mark is from the Yuin nation of the NSW South Coast and has been active in Aboriginal struggles and is heavily involved in the battle against coal seam gas.
Pat was involved in the Jobs for Women campaign, and is a longtime socialist who has written books on feminism and writes for Green Left Weekly.