Tony Harris

My blogs

About me

Gender Male
Occupation Retired journalist and teacher
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Introduction Involved in the early formation of The Greens in NSW in the 1980s (after being expelled from the Labor Party) and currently a member of Victorian Greens. Author of "Basket Weavers and True Believers: making and unmaking the Labor Left in Leichhardt Municipality, 1970-1991" (Leftbank Publishing 2007). Taught history at TAFE and university and recently retired as the International Editor of The Week magazine (Australia). Watermelon is a political blog: an assertion of a leftist perspective within and alongside Green politics. And the colours are not just red and green, but also black-the seeds of libertarianism throughout.