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Rebel Worker is a bi-monthly anarcho-syndicalist magazine published in Sydney, Australia. Its first issue came out in February–March 1982 and it has been in continuous, regular publication since.

It was originally issued as the journal of the Australian Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). In April–May 1983 its publication was taken over by the Rebel Worker Group. In January 1986 the Anarcho-Syndicalist Federation (Sydney Group) took over publication. Since 1995 it has been published by the Anarcho-Syndicalist Network.

Its content comprises Australian and international news pertaining to anarcho-syndicalism and rank-and-file workers' struggles. It reprints selections from the Sydney-based rank-and-file transport workers' magazine Sparks. It is available in hard and soft copies.

Accusations have been made over the years that Rebel Worker is primarily the mouthpiece of its editor and is not accountable to the wider anarcho-syndicalist movement in Australia. In December, 2013, Rebel Worker was forced to remove its operations from the Jura Books premises due to differences with the Jura collective. It is now located in premises of its own and its work continues unabated.

Rebel Worker and the Rebel Worker Group have no direct connection with the other IWW magazine and collective bearing the same names that were in existence in Chicago, Illinois, during the 1960s.

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