Published in Overland Issue 224.5 Spring fiction · Cartoons The crucible Vivienne Cutbush Read the rest of ‘The idea of women’ fiction issue: ‘The world is fire’, by Ariane Both ‘If someone told me I was dying I would drink myself to death’, by Judyth Emanuel ‘Make my back burn’, by Fikret Pajalic ‘Raining price’, by Sally Breen Vivienne Cutbush Vivienne Cutbush is an emerging writer and artist currently based in Hobart, Tasmania. More by Vivienne Cutbush › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 24 August 2023 · Cartoons Our struggles have no borders Sam Wallman Every worker is your co-worker. Every co-worker is your potential comrade. You have more in common with an unknown worker on the other side of the planet than yo do with your boss. First published in Overland Issue 228 25 July 20238 August 2023 · Cartoons Peeling off scabs in Botany Bay Shane Reside and Sam Wallman In Spring 2020, when an operator set up a company paying bottom-of-the-barrel rates in a crude attempt at scraping a profit out of the lines by undercutting the militant members of the MUA, the workers of port botany went feral. Led by the lines crew, construction workers, train drivers, university lecturers, teachers and students drove the scabs out.