UWFB: Poverty is a Political Choice

Friday, 22 October 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Poverty is a Political Choice

On this Friday of Anti-Poverty Week, Anne & Kev chat with Daniel Levy from the Australian Unemployed Workers' Union (AUWU). We catch up on AUWU activities pre- and during the covid-19 pandemic lockdowns. We discuss organising amongst the unemployed, and how the pandemic impacts the most vulnerable workers. And never lose sight of the big picture: that the federal government contributes to poverty by choosing to have unemployment, and by choosing to pay unemployed people half the poverty rate. Like Rachel's tea towel says... "Poverty is a Political Choice".

 

Show notes

https://unemployedworkersunion.com/
canberra [at] auwu.org.au - to get involved in Canberra based actions

Valedictory speech by Rachel Siewert
https://greens.org.au/magazine/farewell-rachel-siewert

 

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Theme music:
One in Ten by UB40

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Friday 5:30pm to 6:30pm
The Squatters and Unwaged Workers support and promote those resisting social order and trying to create an alternative to it. Interviews with local and interstate unwaged and unemployed activists, squatters and plugs of local and interstate actions, protests, conferences, meetings and film screenings.

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SUWA crew

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