Helen Palmer

Antiwar songs by Helen Palmer

Helen Palmer (Helen Gwynneth Palmer) (1917–1979) was a prominent Australian socialist ‎publisher after the Khrushchev Secret Speech of 1956 and the USSR's invasion of Hungary of the ‎same year, which caused many leftists to leave the Communist Party of Australia.‎
She was responsible for the financial and editorial publication of “Outlook”, a non-dogmatic ‎magazine of Australian socialism. Palmer's significance is her cultivation of an inclusive and ‎tolerant left intellectual network in Sydney and Australia more broadly, which contributed strongly ‎to the emergence of the Australian new left of the late 1960s and early 1970s.‎
Palmer was additionally an author, educator, servicewoman, trade unionist and communist activist.‎