Struggle for democracy in Thailand divides generations || EnerSys industrial dispute || Cruelty of the "Fast Track" system for refugees

Friday, 22 September 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


Discussion of article published in Green Left Cost-of-living report recommends regulating food and energy prices from the presenters.

Report on recent protests from Green Left - Protesters use equity week to demand Upfield Line duplication and Housing activists say NSW Labor’s budget fails the test

Discussion and report on the Victorian government announcement on housing where the government’s plan to demolish and rebuild public housing towers across Melbourne.

Interviews and Discussion

Recording of a video interview produced by Green Left entitled "Struggle for democracy in Thailand divides generations" featuring Kanyanatt Kalfagiannis, an activist with the Australian Alliance for Thai Democracy speaking to Peter Boyle from Green Left. You can view the interview here.

David Martin, a delegate at the ETU joins the program to report on the ongoing EnerSys picket line, entering it's ninth week involving workers at EnerSys in Thomastown fighting for a fair agreement. You can listen to the individual interview here.

Picketline can be visited Monday to Friday, 7am-3pm: EnerSys, 309 Settlement Rd (corner Dalton Road), Thomastown.

Mahboobeh Mirshahi, a refugee from 12000 capitive souls, a group of asylum seekers and refugee activist organising a week-long protest outside Home Affairs minister Clare O'Neil electorate office in Oakleigh joins the program to discuss the cruelty of the "Fast-Track" system for refugees and why they are protesting outside the ministers office. You can listen to the individual interview here.

Songs played

L.O.V.E by Skindred 

Scatterlings of Africa by Johnny Clegg and Savuka


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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