Royal adulation keeps minds in chains || Understanding Mikhail Gorbachev and his legacy || Keep Black Spark Alight

Friday, 16 September 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: Jacob Andrewartha & Chloe DS.


Discussion about how the media and the capitalist establishment has attempted to police how people respond to the death of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II specifically focusing on the case of Indigenous NRLW player Caitlin Moran banned for a comment about the Queen's death.

News from Green Left - Apple workers organise to fight for a fair agreement.

Interviews and Discussion

Interview with Sam Wainwright national co-convenor of Socialist Alliance discussing the political response to the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the role of the Monarchy within australian capitalism and how this raises the case for why Australia should abolish it's constitutional monarchy and transition to a genuine and democratic republic. You can listen to the individual interview here.

Interview with Renfrey Clarke, who was Green Left's Moscow-based correspondent between 1990 and 1998 covering the Soviet Union and it's restoration of capitalism about Mikhail Gorbachev and his political legacy. You can listen to the individual interview here.

Interview with Mercedes Zanker and Siena Hyland from Black Spark an independent volunteer-run bookshop, gallery, music and community space in Northcote, Naarm about the ongoing fundraising campaign to keep the space open and it's importance to grassroots movements. You can listen to the individual interview here.

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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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