Elections in the Philippines || Protests in Sri-Lanka || Svitzer Dispute

Friday, 8 April 2022 - 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: Arie Huybregts, Chloe DS.


Report from the presenters on the wonderful news that the remaining refugees imprisoned in the Park Hotel in Carlton have been freed but the fight for refugees continues.

Response to Prime Minister Scott Morrison agreeing to joint $741m flood relief package with Queensland government and what it reflects about the Morrison government's inadequate response to the floods.

Green Left news discussed by the presenters.

New IPCC report repeats call to stop funding, using fossil fuels | Green Left

Hungarian election: Orbán exploits Ukraine to crush hapless opposition | Green Left

Interviews and Discussion

Interview with Reihana Mohideen who is a Flipino socialist and member of the Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Labouring Masses) about the upcoming elections in Philippines and a overview of the full presidential ticket they're running on which is part of a new strategy of running socialist or left candidates for top national positions to highlight its differences — programmatically from the traditional capitalist politicians in the Philipiines. You can listen to the individual interview here.

Interview with Lionel Bopage human rights activist and one-time central leader of the Sri-Lankian People's Liberation front (JVP) about the massive protest movement in Sri Lanka responding to the economic crisis and calling for the resignation of Sri-Lankian president Gotabaya Rajapaksa. You can listen to the individual interview here.

Interview with David Ball assistant secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia (Victorian branch) about their dispute with Svitzer in Port Melbourne fighting for fairer pay, job security and safety at work. 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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