Featuring the latest in activist campaigns and struggles against oppression fighting for a better world with anti-capitalist analysis on current affairs and international politics.
Green Left Radio presenters speak to the following newsreports.
Home affairs secretary sabre rattling around "drums of war" beating vis a vis China / Taiwan and why it's important for progressives to combat sinophobia on our side of politics as conservatives seek to whip up anti-Asian racism to try and win votes.
Report on the HDP calls for international solidarity as show trial begins in Turkey. The HDP is a left wing, feminist, pro Kurdish party, the third largest in the Turkish parliament, but is facing disgraceful repression by the Erdogan regime where their organisation could be openly banned by the Turkish government.
Interviews and Discussions
Jacob and Zane speak with veteran unionist Sue Bull about the inspiring MUA dispute and lessons for today ahead of May day rallies this weekend. Bull talks about the importance of inter-union solidarity and organising in resisting the push by Patrick Stevedores and the Howard government to smash the MUA back in 1998. You can listen to the individual interview here.
Jacob and Zane speak with Shin from Victorian Myanmar Youth to get an update on the struggle against the coup by the military junta. A parallel 'national unity government' was formed on April 16, parallel to the military, which has a diverse base. Over 700 protestors have been killed in brutal attacks by the regime. Victorian Myanmar youth are organising a May Day solidarity rally on Saturday and a community cultural event on Sunday. You can listen to the individual interview here.
815am Jacob and Zane speak with Melbourne based Indian PhD student and tutor Divya Garg about the unfolding covid 19 crisis in India.
Divya reports that Indian people stuck overseas are desperately trying to help friends and family members back in India struggling to access healthcare in India's highly privatised healthcare system. The government of Narendra Modi has failed to deliver on promises of free vaccines and is cracking down on critics of his governments poor response. Countries including Australia have fought to prevent cheap vaccines being made available. Limited vaccines and oxygen supplies are basically being sold to the highest bidder meaning the poorest are being hit hardest, as record daily infections continue. You can listen to the individual interview here.
Green Left Weekly Radio Collective