In 1963, ASIO opened a file on a disreputable fellow named Laurie Oakes, who was then living with Alex Mitchell, another Daily Mirror reporter. The two men came to the spooks’ attention when Mitchell suggested hiding unionist Pat Mackie from the police.
Jeff Sparrow reviews 'Come the Revolution' by Alex Mitchell
Come the Revolution
by Alex Mitchell
NewSouth, $39.95 pb, 551 pb, 9781742233079
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Jeff Sparrow is the editor of Overland. He is the co-author of Radical Melbourne: A Secret History and Radical Melbourne 2: The Enemy Within, and the author of Communism: A Love Story and Killing: Misadventures in Violence.
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