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Brian Martin. Telling your story. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), No. 59, July 2009, pp. 13-14.

Brian Martin. Writing a helpful referee's report. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 39, No. 3, April 2008, pp. 301-306.

Brian Martin. Surviving referees' reports. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 39, No. 3, April 2008, pp. 307-311.

Brian Martin. Comment: citation shortcomings: peccadilloes or plagiarism? Interfaces, Vol. 38, No. 2, March-April 2008, pp. 136-137.

Brian Martin. Anarchist theory: what should be done? Anarchist Studies, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2007, pp. 106-108.

Brian Martin. Safeguarding your group. Chain Reaction, No. 101, December 2007, pp. 31-33.

Brian Martin. Activism, social and political. In: Gary L. Anderson and Kathryn G. Herr (eds.), Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007), pp. 19-27

Brian Martin. Schweik in Wollongong. FriedensForum: Zeitschrift der Friedensbewegung, No. 3, June/July 2006, pp. 39-40 (in German, translated by Hanna Poddig).

Brian Martin. Globalising nonviolence: overcoming the obstacles. Forum Pazifismus: Zeitschrift für Theorie und Praxis der Gewaltfreiheit, No. 10, II/2006, pp. 8-12 (in German, translated by Kai-Uwe Dosch).

Brian Martin. Caught in the defamation net. GP Solo (American Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division), Vol. 23, No. 1, January/February 2006, pp. 48-51.

Brian Martin. What to do when you've been defamed. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), No. 45, February 2006, pp. 11-12.

Brian Martin. Resisting unfair dismissal: a campaigning approach. Leaflet, September 2005. Text published in The Whistle (Freedom to Care, UK), No. 26, October 2005, pp. 4-6.

C. M. Ann Baker, Clyde Manwell and Brian Martin. The University of Birmingham versus Roland Chaplain: academic justice, community service and the professionalisation syndrome. Unpublished paper, July 2005.

Brian Martin and Lyn Carson. Getting over post-election blues. Australian Review of Public Affairs, 14 February 2005.

Brian Martin. Citizen advocacy futures. Citizen Advocacy Forum, Volume 14, Issue I & II, January-December 2004, pp. 44-49.

Brian Martin. Plagiarism: policy against cheating or policy for learning? Nexus (Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association), Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2004, pp. 15-16.

Brian Martin. Terrorism: ethics, effectiveness and enemies. Social Alternatives, Vol. 23, No. 2, Second Quarter 2004, pp. 36-37.

Schweik Action Wollongong [Brian Martin, Sharon Callaghan and Yasmin Rittau, with Chris Fox]. Nonviolence insights. Social Alternatives, Vol. 23, No. 2, Second Quarter 2004, pp. 70-76.

Brian Martin. On the whistleblowers' protection. Philosophy and Social Action, Vol. 30, No. 1, January-March 2004, pp. 19-34.

Julie Clarke and Brian Martin. Reflections on protégé recruitment. Citizen Advocacy Forum, Volume 13, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2003, pp. 3-4.

Brian Martin. Rallying support. Peace News, March-May 2003, pp. 32-33.

Brian Martin. Actions for change. CRUcial Times, Issue 26, March 2003, pp. 6-7. Reprinted in Lynda Shevellar, Sharyn Pacey and Pam Collins (eds.), On Being the Change We Want to See, Volume 3 (Brisbane: CRU Publications, 2005), pp. 154-155.

Brian Martin. Whistleblowing: betrayal or public duty? A conference report. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), October 2002, pp. 12-13.

Brian Martin. Activism after nuclear war? TFF (Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research),, 3 September 2002.

Brian Martin. Bystanders. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), July 2002, pp. 10-11.

Brian Martin. Overcoming barriers to information. The Drawing Board: An Australian Review of Public Affairs, Digest, 12 April 2002,

Brian Martin. Making citizen advocacy contagious. Citizen Advocacy Forum, Vol. 11, No. 2, November 2001, pp. 29-30.

Brian Martin. Why the system never seems to work. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), June 2001, pp. 3-4.

Brian Martin. A passion for planning. Social Alternatives, Vol. 20, No. 2, May 2001, pp. 27-29.

Schweik Action Wollongong (Sharon Callaghan, Chris Fox, Brian Martin and Yasmin Rittau). Feminists look at civilian-based defense. Civilian-Based Defense, Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring 2001, pp. 3-12.

Brian Martin. Myths of whistleblowing. D!ssent, No. 4, Summer 2000/2001, pp. 55-56.

Brian Martin and Wendy Varney. Convivial media. M/C Reviews, 12 April 2000. <>

Brian Martin. Australian republic: so what? Freedom, Vol. 60, No. 24, 11 December 1999, p. 6; a version appeared in Broad Left (Wollongong), No. 110, December 1999, p.2.

Brian Martin. Reflections on being President of Whistleblowers Australia Inc. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), September 1999, pp. 6-8.

Brian Martin. Are clarinetists the audience? The Clarinet, Vol. 26, No. 4, September 1999, p. 32.

Brian Martin. Reflections of a new chair of the board. Citizen Advocacy News, January 1999, pp. 8-9.

Schweik Action Wollongong (Brian Martin and Yasmin Rittau with Sharon Callaghan, Chris Fox and Rosie Wells). Strengthening communication in groups. Nonviolence Today, No. 60, September-December 1998, pp. 15-17 and Peace News, February 1999, pp. 12-13.

Brian Martin. Editing The Whistle. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), September 1998, pp. 13-14.

Brian Martin. Care as a commodity? Illawarra Citizen Advocacy News Letter, Issue 34, September 1998, pp. 5-6. Reprinted in Citizen Advocacy Forum, Vol. 10, No. 1, June 2000, p. 9.

Brian Martin. Valuing whistleblowers. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), May 1998, pp. 9-10.

Brian Martin. Captivity and commitment. Technoscience, Vol. 11, No. 1, Winter 1998, pp. 8-9.

Brian Martin. Whistleblowers Australia: strengths, weaknesses and future directions. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), December 1997, pp. 13-15.

Brian Martin. Giving and receiving support. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), August 1997, pp. 8-9.

Brian Martin. Talking about whistleblowing. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), May 1997, pp. 2-4.

Brian Martin. Corporate culture: poison for whistleblowers. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), March 1997, pp. 1-2.

Brian Martin. STS and social activists. Technoscience, Vol. 10, No. 1, Winter 1997, pp. 11-12.

William D. Rifkin with Brian Martin. Negotiating expert status: who gets taken seriously. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring 1997, pp. 30-39. [90+% contribution by Will Rifkin]

Brian Martin. Bureaucracy and whistleblowing The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), January 1997, pp. 1-2.

Brian Martin. Ten areas for anarchist initiatives: a personal list. In: Visions of Freedom (Sydney: Visions of Freedom, 1996), pp. 36-37; reprinted in Social Anarchism, No. 24, 1997, pp. 31-33.

Brian Martin. Undergraduate research: a learning process. Overview (Academic Development Services, University of Wollongong), Vol. 3, No. 1, 1996, pp. 21-23.

Brian Martin. Writing to authorities: is it worthwhile? The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), October 1996, pp. 1-2.

Brian Martin. From the national president. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), August 1996, pp. 1-2.

Brian Martin. Ten reasons to oppose all Olympic Games. Freedom, Vol. 57, No. 15, 3 August 1996, p. 7; abridged version, Green Left, 22 May 1996, p. 13. Reprinted in Pan-Americano de 2007: grande negócio para quem? (Rio de Janeiro: PACS, 2005), pp. 54-63 (in Portuguese).

Brian Martin and Glenn Mitchell. Uncovering some assumptions. Health Care Analysis, Vol. 4, No. 2, June 1996, pp. 134-136.

Brian Martin. Confidentiality and whistleblowers. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), June 1996, pp. 1-2.

Brian Martin. From the national president. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), April 1996, p. 1.

Robert Burrowes, Brian Martin and Rebecca Spence. Research questions on nonviolence. Nonviolence Today, No. 49, March/April 1996, pp. 8-11.

Brian Martin. From the national president. The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), February 1996, pp. 1-2.

Brian Martin. Suppression and the law. Peace News, December 1995, p. 11.

Brian Martin. Nonviolent action in fiction. Civilian-Based Defense, Vol. 10, No. 2, Summer 1995, p. 8.

Brian Martin. Getting published by really trying. Postgraduate Reporter (Newsletter of Wollongong University Postgraduate Association), Vol. 3, No. 1, Autumn/Winter 1995, p. 14.

Brian Martin. Comments on Shanti Sahyog's International Campaign for Nonviolence. Civilian-Based Defense, Vol. 9, Nos. 3 & 4, Autumn/Winter 1994, p. 4.

Brian Martin. Increasing student participation in tutorials. Overview [University of Wollongong Centre for Staff Development], Vol. 1, No. 2, December 1993, pp. 8-11. Reprinted in UTAU Newsletter [University Teaching Advisory Unit, University of Southern Queensland], September 1994, pp. 4-7.

Brian Martin. Engineers and nonviolent struggle. Civil Engineers Australia, Vol. 65, No. 14, December 1993, pp. 36-37.

Brian Martin. Sex and social activists: sometimes an abuse of trust. Nonviolence Today, No. 35, November/December 1993, pp. 7-8.

Brian Martin. Impressions of the Dutch social defence network. Nonviolence Today, No. 34, September/October 1993, pp. 16-18; Civilian-Based Defense, Vol. 8, No. 6, Winter 1993-94, pp. 2-5.

Brian Martin. Stamping out dissent. Newsweek, 26 April 1993, pp. 49-50.

Brian Martin and Sharon Beder. The arrogance of scientists. Chain Reaction, No. 68, February 1993, pp. 16-17. [special issue guest edited by Sharon Beder and Brian Martin]

Brian Martin. Is the 'new paradigm' of physics inherently ecological? Chain Reaction, no. 68, February 1993, pp. 38-39. Reprinted in The Raven, vol. 6, no. 4, October-December 1993, pp. 353-356.

G. Bammer and B. Martin. Socio-political aspects of RSI. In Holger Luczak, Ahmet Çakir and Gisela Çakir (eds.), Work with Display Units 92 (Selected Proceedings of the Third International Scientific Conference on Work with Display Units, Berlin, Germany, September 1-4, 1992) (Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers, 1993), pp. 532-536.

Brian Martin. Demarchy: a democratic alternative to electoral politics. Kick It Over, No. 30, Fall 1992, pp. 11-13. A short treatment of demarchy plus a critique by Nils Connor.

Brian Martin. Australian political antics. Freedom, Vol. 53, No. 4, 22 February 1992, p. 4.

Brian Martin. Interest groups and social controversies. In: Feasibility Research into the Controlled Availability of Opioids. Volume 2: Background Papers (Canberra: National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, July 1991), pp. 83-86.

Brian Martin. Assessing the Gulf Peace Team. Nonviolence Today, No. 22, August-September 1991, pp. 6-7.

Brian Martin, Evelleen Richards and Pam Scott. Who's a captive? Who's a victim? Response to Collins' method talk. Science, Technology, & Human Values, Vol. 16, No. 2, Spring 1991, pp. 252-255.

Brian Martin. Ownership of information in the United States and Australia: summary of a talk by Professor Sheila Slaughter. Minder: Occasional Newsletter of the University of Wollongong Staff Association, 31 May 1991, p. 4.

Brian Martin. Nonviolence against hypocrisy: setting agendas for social defence. Nonviolence Today, No. 19, February-March 1991, p. 12. Reprinted in Australian Peace Education and Research Association News Bulletin, March 1991, p. 5. Reprinted in edited form in Italian as: La nonviolenza contro l'ipocrisia. Mosaico, March 1991, pp. 3-4. Revised version published as: Gulf War shows it's time to set our own agenda. Peace News, July 1991, p. 2.

Brian Martin. Nonviolent struggle and social defence: 3-7 April 1990, Bradford, England. Conference report. Nonviolence Today, No. 15, pp. 13-15 (June-July 1990).

Alison Rawling, Lisa Schofield, Terry Darling and Brian Martin. The Australian Post Office and social defence. Nonviolence Today, No. 14, April-May 1990, pp. 6-8.

Brian Martin. Pesticides, the Vietnam war and the Evatt Royal Commission. In Evatt Revisited: Interpretation of Scientific Evidence: Proceedings of a Conference which Re-examined the Findings of the Royal Commission on the Use and Effects of Chemical Agents on Australian Personnel in Vietnam (Sydney: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney, 1989), pp. 83-84.

Demarchy (pamphlet). Wollongong: By Lot, 1989, revised 2001.

Brian Martin. CBD - taking stock. Civilian-based Defense: News & Opinion, Vol. 6, No. 1, p. 3 (July-August 1989).

Lisa Schofield, Brian Martin and Terry Darling. Resist repressive regimes. Nonviolence Today, No. 5, pp. 8-9 (October-November 1988).

Brian Martin. Academic freedom under Dawkins? FAUSA News, No. 88/3, 13 April 1988, p. 9.

Brian Martin. What do the experts say [about participation of girls in mathematics and science]? GEMS (Gender Equity in Maths & Science), Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 4-5 (1988).

Brian Martin. Agent Orange: the new controversy. Australian Society, Vol. 5, No. 11, November 1986, pp. 25-26.

Brian Martin. Women in science: Sarah Ryan. WISENET (Journal of the Women in Science Enquiry Network), No. 2, p. 9 (August 1985).

Brian Martin. Women in science: Gillian Air. WISENET (Journal of the Women in Science Enquiry Network), No. 1, p. 5 (April 1985).

David Clarkson, Peta Dawson, Cheryl Hannah, Brian Martin and Jenny Tebbutt. Research assistants: a struggle for job security. FAUSA News (Newsletter of the Federation of Australian University Staff Associations), No. 85/10, pp. 6-7 (11 November 1985).

Jane Elix and Brian Martin. Sexual harassment: the hidden problem. ANU Reporter, Vol. 15, No. 15, 28 September 1984, p. 6.

Brian Martin. Age discrimination in academia. ANU Reporter, Vol. 15, No. 11, 27 July 1984, p. 2.

Brian Martin. Proliferation at home. Search, Vol. 15, No. 5-6, pp. 170-171 (June-July 1984).

Brian Martin. Exploiting the academic peons. Australian Society, Vol. 2, No. 9, pp. 28-29 (1 October 1983). Reprinted as: Academic exploitation. In: Brian Martin, C. M. Ann Baker, Clyde Manwell and Cedric Pugh (eds.), Intellectual Suppression: Australian Case Histories, Analysis and Responses (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1986), pp. 59-62.

Peta Dawson and Brian Martin. Report on HAREA survey on sexual harassment at the ANU. Health and Research Employees Association, ANU Sub-branch, Newsletter, 2 pp. (September 1983).

Claire Runciman and Brian Martin. Peace questionnaire. Bogong, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 7, 12-14 (March-April 1983).

Brian Martin. Bloodletting in academia. Australian Society, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 16-18 (1 February 1983).

Brian Martin. Some references on organising and related topics. Groundswell, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 15 (January 1983).

Brian Martin. Goals and methods in the Australian peace movement. ACFOA Research and Information Service paper 12/82, 5 pp. (December 1982). A shortened version appeared in Chain Reaction, No. 28, p. 20 (Winter 1982).

Brian Martin. Communications in a political or military crisis: a focus for social action. Bogong, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 14-15 (September-October 1982).

Brian Martin. Disruption vs organisation. Social Alternatives, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 42-43 (June 1982).

Brian Martin. A mathematical modelling course for advanced students. Newsletter on Teaching Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 2, No. 2, December 1981, pp. 4-5.

Brian Martin. The impact of research funding on curriculum. Ed Info (Australian Union of Students), No. 4, pp. 45-49 (July 1981).

Brian Martin. The Coulter case: sacked for telling the truth to workers. The Metal Worker, Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 8 (March 1981). Also published as "The Coulter case" in Probe, No. 3, p. 5 (October 1981). An earlier version appeared as: Mutagens and managers. Bogong (Journal of the Canberra and South East Region Environment Centre), Vol. 1, No. 5, September-October 1980, pp. 10-11. The complete version published as "Mutagens and managers" in Brian Martin et al. (eds.), Intellectual Suppression (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1986), pp. 123-129.

Brian Martin. Notes on non-violent defence. In: Jill Taylor and Bob James (eds.), Review of Libertarian Politics and Alternative Lifestyles (Lewisham, 1980), pp. 26-27.

Brian Martin. The power struggle abroad. New Journalist, No. 30, pp. 15-16 (April 1978).

Brian Martin. Uranium: hope or havoc. Development News Digest, No. 19, pp. 25-27 (March 1977).

Brian Martin. Freedom of information and technology. Rupert Newsletter, No. 6, pp. 13-14 (December 1976).

Brian Martin. Solar technology and political change. Chain Reaction, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 31-32 (1976).


Unpublished papers

Brian Martin. Socialism without the military. Socialist Scholars Conference, Sydney, 28 September - 1 October 1990.

Brian Martin. Crisis, conflict or business as usual? The implications of technology for planning over the next decade by the ACT Community and Health Service. A report to the Australian Capital Territory Community and Health Service, 27 June 1989.

Brian Martin. The fate of extinction arguments. Unpublished, 1983.



No need for violence: peaceful methods work. AVPQ Newsletter (Alternatives to Violence Project Queensland), December 2007, pp. 4-5.

Jeffery Klaehn, Power over principle, the costs of dissent: an interview with Brian Martin. In: Jeffery Klaehn (ed.), Bound by Power: Intended Consequences (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 2006), pp. 72-89.

Interview with Dr. Brian Martin, by Ali., 2006. In English and Farsi.