Geelong Library Workers Take Industrial Action || Critical Race Theory: The right’s latest target in the culture wars || Voices from Detention: Refugees on Hunger Strike

Friday, 2 July 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. 

Presenters: Jacob Andrewartha & Chloe DS


A discussion from the presenters covering the different aspects of the current covid-19 pandemic as it is occurring in Australia including the attitude of the corporate media to the lockdowns in NSW vs the recent Victorian lockdown in June, the federal government's inadequate vaccine roll-out.

Donald Rumsfeld, former US defense secretary and architect of Iraq war dying at the age of 88 and why his death should not be lionised and his record of being directly responsible for torture and human rights abuses of detained terrorist suspects and the 200'000 people that died as a result of the War in Iraq and why he should have been rightfully put on trail for crimes against humanity.

Interviews and Discussion

Interview with deputy branch secretary from the Australian Services Union VIC-TAS division Michelle Jackson about the Geelong Library Workers who are taking industrial action as part of the fight for better wages, conditions and workplace safety. Geelong Regional Libraries are rated as the best library service within Victoria, but Geelong Library customer service staff are paid the 45th lowest salaries in the state. You can listen to the individual interview here.

Interview with Jonathan Lockhart, visual artist, experimental musician and Africian-American activist based in Sydney who recently wrote a feature article for Green Left titled "Critical Race Theory: The Right's latest target in the culture" discussing why the Right is so focused on attacking critical race theory and why it's part of their deliberate agenda to undermine the rights of oppressed groups and how it links with what's happening in Australia today with the recent senate motion in Parliament pushed by Pauline Hanson to reject critical race theory. You can listen to the individual interview here.

interview with Amin Afravi who is an activist and refugee speaking from inside Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation and has been detained there for almost 2 years speaking about the hunger strikes being led by refugees within the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accomodation in Broadmeadows who have been on a hunger strike for more than two weeks and the conditions of indefinite detention and the politics surrounding it. You can listen to the individual interview here.



Friday 7:00am to 8:30am
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