Alex Mitchell: Come the Revolution

Mass craving

Jeff Sparrow

 

Come the Revolution
by Alex Mitchell
New South, $39.95 pb, 551 pb, 9781742233079

 

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.

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Published in November 2011 no. 336

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