Monday Breakfast

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Lucy Waldron-Brown and William Matthews


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Monday 7 August 2017

On the Show with Lucy and Will

7:00am – Acknowledgement of Country

7:05am – Beyond Conflict: Lucy spoke with Aaron Bradbrook, the Curator of "Rearranging Boundaries" in this year's Ballarat International Foto Biennale. The exhibition brings together leading documentary photographers and visual activists from some of the most reported upon and scrutinised regions of the globe to showcase and counteract under reported and misrepresented depictions of their homelands.

7:20am – Home Truths: Tuesday Hometime's Jan Bartlett caught up with Jack Smit - long time human rights watchdog from Project SafeCom (Twitter) talking about the most significant reform to intelligence and security arrangements in more than 40 years, the formation of the Home Affairs mega-portfolio, and its political implications in terms of First Nations rights, citizenship and asylum seekers.

7:35am – #BringThemHere: In response to the ongoing crisis on Manus Island and newly restarted protests on Nauru detention camps, the Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) organised a protest and intersection sit last Friday 4th August. Will has compiled some audio from the protests, as well as speakers from RAC-Vic, the Australian Greens, and Tamil Refugee Council, as well as audio fromt he Manus Island protests and messages from Manus Island detainees Abdul Aziz and Amir Taghinian.

7:50am – Community Announcements: Lucy and Will go through a roster of important (and fun) events coming this month and next:

  • WAR Exhibition – Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR Collective) was established in 2014 as a collective of young Aboriginal people committed to decolonisation, resistance and revival, and the amplification of community voices through protest. Catch their exhibition Friday 4 August to Saturday 26 August 2017 – at Footscray Community Arts Centre Roslyn Smorgon Gallery, 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, Victoria
  • March To Save Lives #YouTalkWeDie – Rally in favour of a safe place for supervised injecting in North Richmond organised by Residents for Victoria St Drug Solutions. Come lend your support, Sunday 27 August – 10:30 Gather at Jonas St, North Richmond (next to the station), 11:00 March along Victoria St to Lennox St, 11:20 Minute silence for those who have lost their lives. Listen to Monday Breakfast's 17 July podcast to hear an interview with Kylie Troy-West of VSDS.
  • #CantStandBy –Public demonstrations are held at 2pm on the 1st Saturday of every month, as long as mandatory detention exists. Nation-wide, check your local activist organisation for details, or set up a protest yourself!
  • Fridays Are Better Than Mondays – an immersive night of art, music and poetry. Catch the artist talk by Arika Waulu (from WAR Collective), along with performances by TAZ (Temporary Autonomous Zone), The Core Tet, and The Hackkets, as well as a spoken-word showcase with Soreti Kadir, Aïsha Trambas, and Piriye Altraide. Friday 11 August – 6:30pm until late at Footscray Community Arts Centre Performance Space, see War Exhibition listing for address. [Monday brekkie: Mondays are still pretty cool tho!]
  • IPAN National ConferenceOrganised by the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network. Workshops on how to organist your own activist groups, seminars on anti-war topics and growing militarisation. Public forum 8 September – 7:00pm at Jasper Hotel 489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria. Conference Weekend 9-10 September – MUA Victorian Branch Building, 46-54 Ireland St, West Melbourne, Victoria
  • Food Not Bombs –The van has broken down and they need your help! If you can, contact them here and lend a hand.

8:00am – Alternative News: Lucy and Will go over the big stories covered and not,  by the mainstream media.

8:10am – Not What You Paid For: Lucy spoke with Philippa Heir, Senior Solicitor at the Consumer Action Law Centre about your rights around misleading advertising practices, including how you can demand a refund and lodge a complaint with ASIC.

8:20am – Unwelcome Visitors: Will spoke to Paul Power the CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia (Twitter) about the recently released report Unwelcome Visitors: Challenges faced by people visiting immigration detention. Link to the Executive Summary and full report here.

Songs played:

  • Keep on Fighting by Lady MJ Warrior
  • Hey Love by Emily Wurramara
  • Camp Sovereignty by Hakopa Hapeta
  • Wings of Butterflies by Adrian Thomas

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