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Friday 9 November 2018

Hosted by Jacob and Zane
7am intro and acknowledgement of country

7:02am News:  US midterm elections - Democrats gain control of house from Trump's republicans and progressive Democrat candidates gain strong votes. Republicans retain control of senate despite getting 12 million less votes nationally due to undemocratic system; people of colour disenfranchised once again.

7:17am Jacob and Zane speak with Gaetano Greco, who is running as an independent candidate for the seat of Preston in the upcoming Victorian election. Greco, a Darebin councillor (and former Mayor) is pushing for local issues like improved public transport, and saving Preston markets by having the Voctorian government compulsorily acquire the site and have it heritage listed. Greco also supports progressive policy at a state level including renationalising gas and electricity, making TAFE free again, and has been involved in anti racism campaigns over the years and more recently.

7:35am News: ALP likely to win upcoming state election but could lose control of the upper house in Victoria. Greens likely to gain in the loer house but lose as many as four upper house seats.

7:48am Music: "Promised land" by the Warumpi Band

7:50am Jacob and Zane speak with Tim Gooden, Western region upper house lead candidate for Victorian Socialists. Vic Socialists are running 11 worker / unionist lower house candidates in Western Region with local campaign hubs in Geelong, Ballarat, Melton and Warrnambool. Gooden, the former secretary of Geelong trades and labour council is campaigning for public investment in job creation in the west and an audit to ensure people are being paid what they are legally entitled to. Tim gives a shout out to the National Union of Workers which has been doing a good job in tough circumstances organising exploited migrant farm workers, and looks at the importance of renationalising the energy sector as we address the climate crisis. 

8:13am music: "Nameless, Faceless" by Courtney Barnett


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