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Think Tanks Blow Public Opinion: Prof Michael Hudson on the most influential think tanks in US economic history, along the way revealing insights into what really drives US foreign policy, how fracking fits in, the state of democracy and finishes with commentary on speculative housing www.michael-hudson.com

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News and analysis locally and nationally from an anarchist perspective anarchistage@yahoo.com

  • :: Anarchist Media Institute

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We head over the waves to Alice Springs to chat with Hillary from ‘Alice Springs Pride Carnivale’ about celebration, discrimination and building community. We’ll also hear from Jax the Convenor of Quippings about their Fringe show ‘Quippings Freaktastic Fringe’, going behind the scenes to learn more about freak pride and the non-normative body activist space.

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During the 2013 federal election both major parties were pushing for more development across northern Australia. It was going to be the foodbowl of Asia, a special economic zone, if only someone would build more roads and dams. So what’s happened? A parliamentary committee has released their report into developing northern Australia. Earth Matters looks at the report and what it means for the environment.

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Wrapping up bi month is veteran social justice campaigner Holly Hammond; also intersections with feminism; research overview.

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Presenters and guests are Pam Vardy, Millie Ross – Researcher, ABC Gardening Australia, and Simon Rickard – Author and Horticulturist.

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Labour news from Australia, China, Cambodia, Thailand, Iraq and Syria. Interview with Lee Siewhwa, Malaysian support group for democracy in Thailand, on the repression in Thailand and political prisoners. Asia Pacific Currents is a program of Australia Asia Worker Links.

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Bill has a chat to Haiwain Journalist John Letman and looks at the 20th century as a transition from Colonialism to imperialism with Dr Noah Bassil from MacQuarie University, and Kevin Healey drops by the examine the ‘week that was’.

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Bill and Chris take their usual look at the week in politics, from terror abroad and an invitation for terror to come here.

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3CR Resident Historian Glen Davis joins Susanna for a closer look at our little-known Australian history, while the Bagman gives his take on current affairs. News Views and What-Have-Youse.

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Today regular commentator Bill Deller and I discuss the impact of the Ray Rice case upon the growing outcry against domestic violence. Rice is an American footballer who was banned from the NFL for bashing his fiancee.

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Beyond Zero talks to Johannes Pagenkopf and Joachim Winter about high speed rail in Europe and potentially Australia.

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One of the most basic of human needs is the right to self-determination, but are we all able to exercise that right? On this weeks show we travel back to the 1800’s to discover the hard work of Australia’s suffragettes. And we speak with Susan Charles Rankin of the Kulin Nation about freedom and sovereignty on the long road from Melbourne to Canberra.

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Australia thawng, Chinland thawng, Kawlram thawng, Ramdang thawng le ngandamnak kong an si lai. God Bless!

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Robin Freeman from Deakin University speaks about ethical approaches to editing Indigenous writing in settler societies. Robin points out some of the problems that are experienced by white editors, and factors that can assist white editors.

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Adrian McKinty explores murder within an eccentric cult living under the tropical sun in, “The Sun is God”.

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This week we talk to science book reviewer George Aranda about the latest books exploring physics and relativity, and Stuart tells us all about a new mushroom-shaped animal found in the Tasman Sea.

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His week that was – Kevin Healy; results of election in New Zealand and referendum in Scotland – journalist and researcher Nic MacLellan; what now for the people of Morwell after the findings of the enquiry into the coal mine fire – social activist Ray Bennett; the disappearing Australian public servants – John Passant, tutor in political science department at Australian National University and past commissioner in Australian Tax Office.

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This week on Accent of Women, we hear from geopolitical analyst and Syrian activist, Mimi Elham. Mimi Elham blogs under the name Syrian Girl. The topic of the talk is “The Truth about ISIS”. This talk is merely one possible analysis of the situation in the Middle East.

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This episode features interviews with Professor David Hood, QUT, Damien Lockie, Melbourne barrister, Dick Warbuton being interviewed by Fran Kelly (ABC RN), and Peter Boyer, science journalist.

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Val and Faith are joined on a glorious spring morning by Rod Charles, author of ‘A Whirl of Many Wheels’ to talk about cycling in Geelong, and the world, from 1869 onwards. We cover local news and some upcoming events.

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Moriac – it’s a small town just out of Geelong and north of Torquay, probably not on many people’s radar. But it is now. Declaring itself gasfield free at a public event, the Moriac community managed to have politicians from all of Victoria’s major political parties in attendance, a state first. With the state election just around the corner this week Dirt Radio talks to one of the key organizers about grassroots campaigning and its impact at the polling booth.

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Ahead of this year’s Animal activist forum in Sydney on the 18-19 October, we catch up with some of the presenters. Be informed, have fun and meet people who not only think like you but are doing some pretty amazing things about it! We chat with: • David Risstrom – barrister • Katrina Fox – journalist, publisher and media & mind set coach • Shari Elle – Founding Director of The Communication Group and Non- Violent Communication practitioner and trainer

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Today we hear the second part of our discussion with refugee volunteer Sri Samy, where she talks about why she became involved in helping asylum seekers and how much joy she gets out of her work with them.

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Between 1946 and 1996, France, Britain and the United States conducted over 300 atmospheric and underground nuclear tests in Australia and the Pacific. The effects on indigenous communities, civilians and military personnel are wide-ranging and long-lasting. This week we hear a talk given by Nic Maclellan, journalist and researcher on the pacific, who gives an overview of the legacies of nuclear testing in Australia and the Pacific.

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A weekly program about education from Defense of Government Schools.

  • :: Australian Council for the Defense Of Government Schools

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This week on Stick Together we catch up with Victorian paramedics for an update on their years-long campaign for workplace justice and decent wages with Danny Hill, assistant secretary of the Victorian branch of Ambulance Employees Australia. We also explore the ramifications of the Abbott government’s dirty deal with mining billionaire Clive Palmer to repeal the mining tax and freeze compulsory super contributions at 9.5%, a de facto wage cut for everyone. Annie Butler, assistant secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation joins us to discuss the impact on their members.

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This month we spoke to Phil Heuzenroeder, Executive Director of Wild@Heart about Strumarama- a regular gig at the Prince of Wales in St Kilda. Next gig – Oct 8th. Phineas also spoke about some disability related events at Melbourne Fringe Festival including Quippings, Freaktastic and 3 is a crowd among others.

  • :: for more info on Strumarama
  • :: for more info on Melbourne Fringe

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Special presentation “Australian all Harari’s a fundraising event get together”. For your thoughts and feedback please email us on Saayxaba@hotmail.com.

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Conmemoración a los desaparecidos y caídos el 11 Septiembre 1973, celebraciones, avisos y eventos comunitarios.
Felicidades a todos y muchas gracias por su apoyo.

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Valerie and Trish interviewed actor Dion Mills who plays the role of a ‘nasty interesting man’ in the Victorian premiere of Red Stitch Actors Theatre production of ‘Eurydice’ written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Luke Kerridge. The second guest in the program was actor, clown, writer and director Rowena Hutson who is back at the Melbourne Fringe Festival with her one-woman show ‘A Four-Eyed Guide to the Galaxy’.

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Sue Smith from the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU) joins Tim and Pauline from AMIDA to explain how the self advocacy model works and why it matters.

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Get the latest news and information from Fire Up! the Plumbers Radio Show on your local community radio station.

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The September edition of Small Talk saw the team continue to explore issues around mental health. They also discussed the upcoming Short Statured People of Australia convention, what conventions mean to them and what they get out of the 1 week out of 52 where Short Statured People are the majority.

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Anne Elvey is a Melbourne poet and the editor of the Plumwood Mountain Journal. The journal is dedicated to a poetry of ecopoetics. Anne’s poetry reflects her concern for the environment, refugees and human relationships. Her first full length poetry book, Kin, has just been published by Five Islands Press. Producer Di Cousens.

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Sarah, Mark & Chris present on the topic of disclosure in the work place and discuss the pros & cons and what implications to consider when weighing up the benefits & the costs as well as your rights.

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This weeks program is about the history of Kurds and Yazidis.
and the involvement of the US in the Middle East.

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Food Not Bombs Edition. The government pours money into war memorial celebrations and new tasers for police – what does this mean? Today we will be talking generally about Militarisation, Anzac day, Cops, PSO’s and other great stuff the world throws at us…dig in!

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This week on Melbourne Chautari Rupesh interviews one of Nepal’s great national cricket players, Shakti Gauchan, about his performance in the 20 – 20 World Cup.

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April Bragg and Marc Westley discuss current housing issues for over 55 people and the challenges ahead for older people in trying to secure safe affordable and appropriate housing.

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Girt by Sea is a program that covers political issues in the South East Asian region; In this week’s program we discuss the plight of the people who were affected by Haiyan in the Philippines and later we cover the ongoing issue of the Trans Pacific Partnership.

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Un programa con noticias información y comentarios, esperamos lo disfruten, hasta la próxima semana, muchas gracias, felicidades!

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Sumaia and Janielle chat with journalism student Alcyone Alphonse about the lack of representation of women of colour in the mainstream media!

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On tonight’s show Jonathan discusses glyphosate increase, Monsanto investment worries and what the coalition could do to our rights to protest.

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I speak with Sarah Williams from Multicultural Arts Victoria about the Rights at the Round Table forums!

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Special guest presenter, writer and human rights activist, Samah Sabawi presents Part 2 of a 2 part series commemorating the Palestinian Nakbah which saw the establishment of the state of Israel & the beginning of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.
In this episode – part 2 – Samah will be discussing the ethnic cleansing of Palestine past and present.

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This month we hear highlights from Melbourne’s May Day rally, chat to the guys at Ceva in Melbourne’s north and hit the road for Victoria’s regional delegates training.

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Valerie interviewed former Attorney General Rob Hulls about his new job as Adjunct Professor at RMIT. Sue interviewed Hans Hols Associate Professor at Sydney University about concerns around the new DSM5 and Sharon Malcolms, a podiatrist from NYCH, on the foot problems resulting from stilletto heels. Finally Valerie Farfalla and Sue Leigh said goodbye to Wednesday Hometime but can now be heard on Monday Breakfast at 7am.

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To mark 20 years since the High Court’s decision to grant native title to Eddie Mabo and the people of the Murray Islands, we speak with Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen QC. Dr Keon-Cohen appeared in the High Court for Mabo, as well as being counsel in the Wik case. He reflects on 20 years of native title, and speaks about the significance and preparation for the famous case.

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