with Ania and Emma
7:15am Emma spoke with Chris Breen from the Refugee Action Collective about a public forum for trade unionists called "How can we get Labor to oppose offshore detention." The forum is aimed at arming Union members with arguments necessary to take on the lies about refugees, and is organised by Labor for Refugees, The Refugee Action Collective and the Refugee Advocacy Network. The forum will feature speakers including ACTU President Ged Kearney, Aran Mylvaganam, Tamil refugee and FSU organiser, Pamela Curr from the ASRC and Damien Kingsbury, professor of International Politics at Deakin University and President ALP Batman, FEA. The forum will be held on June 24, at 6.30pm in meeting room one of Trades Hall and more information can be found here.
7:30am Since 2005 the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) has been included in the Australian Government's list of terrorist organisations, a politically motivated decision influenced by the Turkish government which has for many decades oppressed Kurds. Ania spoke with Mahmut Kahramanm about a new campaign to put pressure on the government to remove the PKK from the terrorist list in time for the review of the list in August.
7:45am Community Announcements
8:15am Ania spoke with Emma Lawrance from the It Gets Brighter campaign, which is an international initiative which collects and features short video messages of hope from those living with a mental health issue, and those who support them.
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