7:16am Jacob and Zane interview Federico (Fred) Fuentes
, a community campaigner with the Australia Venezuela Solidarity Network
and Socialist Alliance member, about the ongoing impasse in Venezuelan politics.
An increasingly violent right wing opposition has been violently protesting the Venezuelan government, beating several alleged left wing supporters and burning them to death. Mainstream media coverage around the world blames all violence on the Maduro government and there is no accountability for those perpetrating violence. The opposition called for a Constitutional Assembly but now that it is going ahead on July 30 they are opposing it.
Fred will be speaking at two panel discussions aimed at disseminating the actual facts on the ground. "Venezuela: Behind the crisis" is in Geelong on Friday July 28
and in Melbourne on Saturday July 29
News: "It's not just Trump - G20 commits to climate disaster
".Alex Doukas, from Oil Change International, is the lead author of Talk is Cheap. Speaking to Democracy Now!, he said: “$72 billion, on average, per year is flowing from G20 governments through their public finance institutions to support the production of oil, gas and coal.8:00am Activist calendar8:16am Jacob and Zane interview Kelly Mackenzie
from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC
) which is hosting the Powershift 2017
summit at Latrobe university this weekend. The AYCC have deepened their collaboration with the Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network
, and significantly, some 200 of the 800-1000 young people who will attend the summit are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
The summit will discuss climate campaigns and science and develop plans for action as well as training the next generation of activists.