When: Thursday April 6th, 7pm Where: Bella Union Bar, Upstairs Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St (entrance off Lygon st) Prominent public intellectual Clive Hamilton will give a lecture about his new book 'What do we want: The story of protest in Australia'. The book explores the colourful, enthralling and stirring forms of protest used in … Continue reading Left Q/A – Clive Hamilton – The Story of Protest in Australia
Robert Jensen, The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men, Melbourne, Spinifex Press, 2017 U.S radical journalist Robert Jensen’s latest book ‘The end of Patriarchy’ is a great little introductory primer outlining the case for radical feminism. At a short 165 pages, and written in easily accessible style with all technical terms clearly explained, it would make … Continue reading NIBS Red Review #2 – February 2017
We are facing a fundamental change in the way we need to see the world as humans. Up till about 100 years ago the planet was relatively empty of humans and competitive systems of politics and economics were an effective, if at times wasteful, way to colonise all parts of the planet. The planet is … Continue reading Left Q/A: What does Left & Right when cooperation is required to fix the planet
Thursday 23rd February, 7pm. Bella Union Bar, 54 Victoria St, Carlton (upstairs, Trades Hall). Price: $7 (NIBS members), $10 (non-members). Pre-Book here. Increasing numbers of people agree that capitalism can't solve our environmental challenges. Many argue that this constitutes a powerful case for reconsider socialism. But, if so, how does socialism need to be rethought … Continue reading Left Q/A: Rethinking socialism for sustainability
Thursday 30th March at 7pm Dr Geoff Mosley - RepayingMy Debt - A Conservationist Tale Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Repaying My Debt – A Conservationist’s Tale ($30.00) To be launched by Geoff Goode.............. In this extensive memoir Geoff Mosley tells of his early formative years spent in the famed Peak District … Continue reading Book Launch – Geoff Mosley – Repaying my debt
Hi all, We have made some slight changes to our opening hours on Friday and Saturday this year - we are now open from 12-5pm on both days. Opening hours are now: Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm - 7pm Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 5pm Closed: Sunday & Monday Cya in the shop!
Date: Thursday 2nd Feb, 7pm (doors and bar open at 6:30pm) Venue: Bella Union Bar, Level 1, Trades Hall , 54 Victoria Street (corner of Victoria & Lygon Streets), Carlton South (enter via Lygon Street) Admission: $5 NIBS members, $7 non-members. Pre-book tickets here. Brexit, the election of Trump, and the rising popularity of several other … Continue reading Left Q/A: The populist right and the anti-globalisation backlash: how should the left respond?
Hi all, NIBS will be open, as normal, until Friday 23rd December We will then close down from 24th December to 30th January. We will reopen on Tuesday 30th January at 12pm. We wish all our supporters and customers a happy festive season and a new year full of creative and enjoyable activism as we … Continue reading NIBS Holiday Close-Down
No 1, December 2016, Marko Beljac. Richard Seymour, Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics, (London, Verso, 2016). The neoliberal era, to no small degree, has been characterised by an assault on democracy. Viewed discretely neoliberalism assails public education, public housing, public transportation, public enterprise, even public space be damned, in short anything with the … Continue reading Red Review – December 2016
Description from Jacobin website: "When we were planning our new issue many of us didn’t take the prospect of a Trump presidency too seriously. The lead that Hillary Clinton had built seemed insurmountable — and, beyond the backing of organized labor and other Democratic Party stalwarts, she had the support of every major sector of … Continue reading New Jacobin Out Now: The Party We Need