Kurdish Solidarity in the Era of Biden || Federal Budget: Why it's a millionaires budget || Latest Developments in Palestine

Friday, 14 May 2021 - 7:00am to 8:30am

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. 

Newsreports

Green Left Radio presenters Jacob & Zane discuss the following newsreports for the program.

Telstra fined $50million for unconscionable conduct after illegitimately signing Aboriginal people up to expensive phone contracts.

Migrant worker Hassan Jaber successfully fights off ATO attempt to claw back almost $28,000 in jobkeeper payments.

On the books: RAFFWU assists workers at Sydney bookstore "Better Read than Dead" as they fight for a union agreement.

Interviews and Discussions

Hip Hop artist, activist and journalist Marcel Cartier speaks at a green left forum about the Kurdish struggle for liberation and self determination as part of the green left forum "Kurdish solidarity in the Biden era"

You can view a recording of his speech and the forum here

Jacob and Zane speak with Socialist Alliance co-convenor and Green Left journalist Alex Bainbridge about this week's Federal budget. The budget contains some additional funding for childcare but despite being painted as a 'womens budget' it doesn't deliver substantive reform that would pave the way for greater economic independence for women. At its core it is "another budget for billionaire climate criminals"

You can listen to the individual interview here.

Jacob and Zane speak with Mai Saif from Free Palestine Melbourne about the latest wave of attacks on Palestinians unleashed by the Israeli state.

Saif outlines the illegal forced eviction of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem by far right settlers enabled by the Israeli army and courts and describes unprovoked attacks on worshippers praying at the Al Aqsa Mosque as part of Ramadan. 
Saif says Israel / Palestine is "a simple issue - of oppressor and oppressed" and calls out biased media coverage that seeks to obscure the nature of the conflict.

Free Palestine Melbourne and others are holding a rally to commemorate Al Nakba on Saturday May 15 at the state library which will join other protests across the globe calling to Stop Israeli Attacks on Gaza.

You can listen to the individual interview here. 

Friday 7:00am to 8:30am
A weekly source of alternative information which aims to inspire action and organisation to put people and the environment first. Covering international political issues and struggles against the exploitation of the people and exposing the bias in mainstream media that preferences the power brokers and denies access to information.

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