Friday 23 January
with Jacob and Zane
7:00am Acknowledgement of country
7:15am Jacob and Zane speak with Vivien Langford from 3CR’s Beyond Zero Emissions about a recent listening tour visiting coal affected communities in the Hunter Valley and beyond (organised by Lock The Gate), the battle against big coal, and how veteran campaigner Bev Smiles and two co-defendants face 7 years jail under new anti-protest laws brought in by the NSW government.
7:35am Jacob and Zane speak with Umesh of the Tamil Refugee Council about the campaign to stop the deportation of asylum seeker and former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) member Santharuban.
Unfortunately, rallies and blockades were not able to prevent Santharuban being deported from MITA to great danger in Sri Lanka, whose government is still controlled by the same people behind the genocidal massacres of 2009 which by some estimates killed over 100,000 Tamil civilians.
8:05am Activist calendar
8:15am Jacob and Zane speak with Kamala Emanuel, Socialist Alliance member, feminist, and spoken word artist, about access to abortion services in Australia and in New Zealand. Kamala also explained that if the ALP is elected, Tasmania would have a publicly funded surgical abortion service.
If you have queries or stories for the above programs contact Gabrielle Reade, 3CR's Current Affairs Coordinator.