Keeping the red flag flying
The Democratic Socialist Party in Australian Politics: Documents, 1992-2002
By John Percy
Resistance, Volume 1 in this series by John Percy was published by Resistance Books in 2005 and covers the years 1965-72. After John's death in 2015, his draft for volume 2 was edited by Allen Myers and published in 2017 by Interventions under the title Against the Stream. It covers the years 1972-92. The forthcoming third volume, also edited by Allen Myers, will be published by Interventions in early 2020. It differs from the previous two volumes in that it consists of organisational reports John gave to meetings of the National Committee and other bodies, and so gives a time capsule of the period. John Percy understood the importance of revolutionaries studying and learning from their own history and experiences, and this moved him to initiate this history.