Hunter Workers activist Leigh Shears talks about the upcoming March in March in Newcastle on the 25 March | Chris Jenkins (Socialist Alliance candidate in the upcoming WA state elections) talks about issues in the upcoming WA elections.

Friday, 10 March 2017 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Jacob and Zane speak with Chris Jenkins (Socialist Alliance candidate in the upcoming WA state elections) about the State Government’s intention to privatise assets for quick cash and filtering money to the ROE 8 freight link road; and that as a result native Title is being undermined, sacred sites trashed, and funds diverted from services in Aboriginal communities to building new prisons. Listen here.

International Women’s Day wrap-up and discussion of ‘a day without a woman’ strikes in the USA as well as women’s strikes in other parts of the world.

Jacob and Zane speak with Hunter Workers activist Leigh Shears who is part of the organising group for the upcoming March in March in Newcastle on the 25 March. Leigh discusses the politics and diversity of the organising group, and the context - with attacks on workers happening on multiple fronts. Listen here.

International News:

Zebedee Parkes on the Sanctuary Campus movement in the USA - can we do it here?

Venezuelan – Cuban mission to save eyesight helps 3.5million.

Ecuadorian presidential elections

35 Bangladeshi Garment Workers Released from prison after union campaign.

Australian News

John Quiggin – the case for renationalising Australia’s electricity grid.

Majority of Australians support the provision of pill testing as a safety measure for recreational users.

Report back on yesterday’s CFMEU-led rally against the reintroduction of the ABCC and Sunday penalty rate cuts

Mines and Metals Association calls to block union entry at mine sites.


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