Acting Up!

Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Ratbags, Peaceniks and Agents of Change. Resistance radio that explores the movements that made us, drawing from the activist archives through to voices of resistance today. We take you under the hood to see how collectives and campaigns are formed, mobilise people, work cooperatively to transform systems of oppression and are sustained over time.

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14 October
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About Acting Up!

Resistance radio that explores the movements that made us, drawing from the activist archives through to voices of resistance today.  We take you under the hood to see how collectives and campaigns are formed, mobilise people, work cooperatively to transform systems of oppression and are sustained over time. 

Posts from the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria: 
30 September - 2 December 2021

Four million people amidst a war zone are creating a new society based on principles that are dear to the hearts of many radicals in Australia. Welcome to AANES, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, formerly known as Rojava.

This is a 10-part series of conversations with Heval Ferhat, Heval Tekosin and friends from a civil diplomacy centre in the city of Qamislo. These conversations provide an insight into how they are organising their society, how they are making decisions and how they are defending their zone from aggression from some of the most powerful military empires on the planet.

We are confident you will find this series exceptionally interesting but, more importantly, it is the type of news we need today in order to ensure that here in Australia we continue to act up to create that new society based on egalitarian principles in our heart.

Presented by Anarchist World this Week, Radical Australia and Talkback with Attitude host, Joseph Toscano. Produced by Anarchist World this Week and Radical Australia producer Kelly Whitworth.
Posts from the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria

Previous Acting Up! series:

Red Women:  8 March - 12 April 2021   
This series celebrates the lives of revolutionary women in Australia. Passionate and dedicated, these and many other women struggled alongside their male comrades, but their stories so often went untold. This series is an important opportunity to record and archive these stories, in order to inform future generations of the struggles, celebrations, achievements and concerns of revolutionary women.  Red Women is written and read by Romina Beeitsen (Alternative News). The stories were part of the Red Women Competition published by the CPA Guardian into a booklet.  The women featured are: Pauline Mitchell, Gwen Goedecke, Dr Hannah Middleton, Beryl Miller, Eileen Whitehead and Katharine Susanna Pritchard.

Listening Notes:  29 June -  26 October 2020
Stories about politics, art and activism.  Produced by Judith Peppard (Communication Mixdown) Listening notes will dig into the stories in and out of the news cycle offering historical and current perspectives.  Featuring conversations with people working to create positive change and the ideas that inspire them.

Liberations Loops: 16 March - 11 May 2020
A series created by Carly Baque (Thursday Breakfast) that dives deep into peoples practices that challenge the criminal legal system.  Liberation Loops seeks to discover what ways people are already addressing violence in our communities and what ways people are learning to heal from harm.

Acting Up! 45 Years of Resistance:  8 October 2019 - February 11 2020
A special retrospective series produced by Megan Williams & Em Gayfer (Dirt Radio & Earth Matters).  Celebrating 45 Years of  Friends of the Earth mobilising communities, resisting the oppressive forces of patriachy to nuclear racism and transforming our future for a more just world for all.