11th March 2014
with Ania, Odile, and Emma
Emma spoke to Lucy Adams, Manager & Principal lawyer from the Homeless Law & Justice Connect
, about how people experiencing homelessness will be affected by the potential move on powers given to police and PSOS with the change in the summary offences law and sentencing amendment bill.
Ania interviewed Arun Kundnani, author of the very recent book, The Muslims Are Coming!; he talked
about the politics and history of terrorism, how and why Islamophobia has grown in the US & UK contexts, who benefits from the mass surveillance of Muslim people, and a thorough critique of the War on Terror. Listen Now
Odile spoke to Areej Nur, a director at RISE: Refugees, Survivors & Ex-Detaines, the only organisation run by refugees, for refugees, doing both advocacy and aid. Areej talked about the recent and successful campaign against the funding of the Sydney Biennale by Transfield, a company that profits from running off-shore detention centres for the Australian government. You can support RISE by donating money. For information check out their website
8:15am Ania spoke with fiction writer Kalinda Ashton about a new group of writers which oppose the government's asylum seeker policies; Writers for Refugees encourages all writers, published and unpublished, to sign onto the pro-refugee statement on the website. The launch of Writers for Refugees this Thursday includes speakers such as Maxine Beneba Clarke, Jeff Sparrow and Arnold Zable; 6pm, Bella Union at Trades Hall, Level 1, corner Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton. www.writersforrefugees.com
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