Behind Labor's refugee policy announcement || What really motivated Robodebt || Weaponisation of the Earthquake disaster against the Kurds

Friday, 17 February 2023 - 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, Zane Alcorn


Headline news reports.

The presenters respond and discuss the following issues that have popped up in the news in the past week.

Why the Greens abstained from Labor's inadequate housing bill currently being debated in the parliament

Hysteria from the United States about UFOs and how it reflects a push to normalise millitarisation in our society.

Uproar about RBA Chief Phillip Lowe and how he serves the interests of the rich & powerful.

Interviews and Discussion

Pamela Curr, long-time refugee advocate for more than 24 years responding and unpacking the announcement by the Albanese government that Thousands of refugees will be granted permanent visas. Pamela discussed the limitations of this announcement and how it will leave more than 10'000 refugees in limbo, and doesn't reflect a fundamental break from the ALP's policy on refugees. You can listen to the individual interview here.

Discussion with the presenters about the Robodebt scheme implemented by the Coalition government and why it was ultimately deliberate policy to push the poor and the unemployed. You can listen to the individual discussion here.

Zerebar Karimi, Kurdish community emergency aid campaigner in Australia discusses in a recorded interview via Green Left on how Turkish dictator President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is using the earthquake disaster as a weapon in his ongoing war on the Kurdish people. You can view a recording of the interview here.

Upcoming events from the Activist Calendar

Highlights from the Green Left Activist Calendar

Forum | Sovereignty, Treaty & First Nations Justice Monday, February 20, 6:30pm (meal from 6pm). With Lidia Thorpe & Gary Murray. Drill Hall, 26 Therry St, City

Radical book sale | 25% off everything! Saturday, February 25 — Saturday, March 4. New books, second-hand & sale books, t-shirts, badges, etc. Saturdays 10am-6pm, Sunday closed, Monday-Friday 11am-6pm. Resistance Centre, Level 5, 407 Swanston St, City (opposite RMIT).

Saturday, February 25, Rally | Migrants & refugees welcome! Nazi gyms are not! 1pm. Sunshine Station



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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