Langer, Albert

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Langer, Albert

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  • Dent, Arthur

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1946 -


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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Entered from deposit description on 23 September 2011




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