Green Left Weekly Collective
with Jacob Andrewartha and Zane Alcorn
7:00am Introduction and Acknowledgement of Country
Activists conducting ongoing blockade of MITA refugee detention centre to prevent deportation of Saeed* to Iraq. The Iraqi Ambassador and Victorian Nurses and Midwives Association have called for the deportation to be stopped.
Stop the war Coalition UK statement on London attack.
March in March Melbourne cancellation over unspecified threats.
*Not his real name.
7:15am Jacob and Zane speak with Blair Palese, CEO of 350.org, regarding the formation of the stop new the Stop Adani Alliance, and how Adani are trying to leverage federal funding via the North Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF). The Stop Adani Alliance is holding a meeting at the MCEC on Friday 31 March.
7:30am News: Links article about the US Left giving excessive credence to claims of Russian hacking and influence over the 2016 US presidential elections, and whether spying may have occurred, and the inability of the democrats to act as a voice for the working class masses.
7:45am Zane and Jacob speak with Richard Tanter, Chair of the Australian chapter of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons (ICAN) about the UN’s General Assembly Summit from the 27 March, to discuss completely outlawing nuclear weapons worldwide, and how Australia will likely block the ban.
8:00am Activist calendar
8:10am Jacob and Zane speak Sonia Qadir, Women’s Secretary of the Lahore branch of the Awami Workers Party (Pakistan) about challenges for the womens movement in Pakistan, where military dictatorships are the norm, how basic democratic voting rights are still being established, Pakistan's growing economic ties with (and debt to) China, the role of US and British Imperialism, and the ‘honour killing’ of model and social media sensation Qandeel Baloch in 2016.
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