Campaigning for democratic change in Turkey || Labor's budget leaves millions behind || 25 years of the Patricks dispute

Friday, 12 May 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, Chloe DS

Newsreports of headline stories

Discussion of the parliamentary debate on the Albanese government's 10 billion Housing Future Fund bill and why it is a inadequate solution to the housing crisis. A recording of a parliamentary speech by Greens’ housing spokesperson and federal member for Griffith Max Chandler-Mather was played for the program, where he outlines a scathing critique of Labor's housing bill and why it does nothing to address the housing crisis.

Israel has renewed attacks on Palestine with more than 6 palestinians killed and over 64 wounded.

News from Green Left

Presenters drew on the following newstories from Green Left.

Thousands marched through Port Kembla on Saturday 6 May, to reject nuclear base plan by the Albanese government marking the largest anti-aukus protest.

Film and TV writers began their strike on May 1 in Hollywood and New York, to demand a living wage and job security, amid an explosion in profits in the streaming era

Interviews and Discussions

The progressive and pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the third biggest party in the Turkish parliament, has been forced to contest the upcoming May 14 Turkish general election under the banner of the Green Left Party (Yeşil Sol Parti). Green Left spoke to Kenan Bircan, the Sydney representative of the Green Left Party on Tuesday April 25 about the upcoming Turkey elections and it's implications. You can view the recording here.

Sue Bull, member of Socialist Alliance joins the program discussing Labor's budget and how it leaves millions stuck in poverty whilst billionaires get tax cuts. You can listen to the individual interview here.

David Ball, deputy secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) joins the program to discuss the 25th anniversary of the Patrick's Dispute where the corporation Patrick's Stevedore sacked more than 1400 union members and resulted in a months-long dispute led by the MUA opposing the decision. You can listen to the individual interview here.

Songs played

Lorde - Royals

Insurge - Images of London

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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