Deposit Z457 - Albert Langer collection

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AU NBAC Z457

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Albert Langer collection

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  • 1930 - 1985 (Creation)

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24.3 m

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(1946 -)

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Albert Langer (also known as Arthur Dent) was a student activist at Monash University in the 1960s and 1970s during the Vietnam War years. He was involved with the Maoist faction at the university and a supporter of the Communist Party of Australia (Maoist-Leninist). His interest in politics included the arms race and telecommunications of which he was an advocate of free software. He was an active opponent of Zionism, and was associated with a group called Jews Against Zionism and Anti-Semitism (JAZA). In February 1996 Langer was convicted of urging voters to vote for neither the Australian Labor Party or the Liberal-National coalition by assigning them equal last preferences. He served three weeks in prison for breach of the Electoral Act.

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A large collection of political pamphlets, serials and leaflets, together with papers relating to Langer’s own political activities, the anti-Vietnam War movement and organisations involved in radical politics, such as Students In Dissent, the Bakery, Monash University Labor Club, Worker Student Alliance, Eureka Youth League, People for Nuclear Disarmament, Jews Against Zionism, Software Liberation Campaign.

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Entered from deposit description on 23 September 2011

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