For the last two and a half months Iraq has experienced mass protests against corruption, exploitation and poverty by millions of people from working class communities. Notwithstanding heavy repression by the IRaqi government and associated militias that have killed more than 400 protestors, the uprising is still continuing demanding the resignation of the whole Iraqi political class.
We interviewed Nadia Mahmood, an Iraqi socialist, on these mass working class uprisings that started in early October, the reasons behind such protests, the dynamics and its effect on Iraqi society.
This episode is the last show of APC for 2019. Pier and Jiselle would like to wish all our listerners a safe and happy Christmas and New Year break.
APC first episode for 2020 will be on Saturday February 1.
Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia
Jiselle Hanna and Pier Moro