Behind the Cold War on China || Policing, Authoritarianism, and the Covid 19 Pandemic || Better Read than Dead Workers Victory

Friday, 30 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, Felix Dance, Arie Huybregts.

Interviews and Discussions

A recording of a talk by Dave Holmes member of Socialist Alliance for the online forum organised by Green Left that took place on Tuesday 27 July "Behind the Cold War on China'. Dave Holmes talks about what's behind the hysteria against China and it's purported rise as a economic power, what the left's position should be in response to these events, and why we should oppose any imperialist-led war against China. You can listen to the individual talk here. 

Interview with Osman Farqui journalist and the editor of Schwartz Media’s daily news podcast about the Australian government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic raising criticisms about the government's approach to lockdowns which have relied on punitive policing and milliarisation of borders that have the impact of disproportionately affecting marginalised communities especially in the case of what's currently happening in Sydney along with a discussion on the causes of the reactionary right-wing anti-lockdown protests that happened on the 24th of July. You can listen to the individual interview here.

Interview with Josh Cullinan secretary of Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) about the recent victory of workers at Better Read Than Dead (BRTD), a bookshop in Newtown, who have been campaigning for improved conditions since the beginning of May and have since secured an in-principle agreement with management which Josh describes the agreement as creating conditions that are superior to any major retail or fast-food agreement in Australia and it demonstrates what is possible when workers organise in a fighting union and implement direct unwavering protected industrial action. 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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