Overdose Lifesavers, State Violence and the 'War on Drugs' in the Philippines, and the Black-Palestinian Solidarity Conference

Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 7:00am to 8:30am

On the show with Max

Acknowledgement of country

News Headlines with Cait Kelly

Overdose Lifesavers: Australia’s first dedicated website presenting personal stories of opioid overdose and the use of take-home naloxone to save lives. The new website overdoselifesavers.com explores the different ways people who consume drugs manage overdose, including through the use of take home naloxone. We hear some of these real life stories documented on the website.

Dr Adrian Farrugia - Research Fellow at the (Australian Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University), then joins us to talk about the gaps in public discussion of overdose, the need to counter stigmatising misconceptions, and how to create a more effective community response. 

May Kotsakis - co-chairperson of PASA (Philippines Australia Solidarity Association). PASA is a cause oriented organisation of Filipinos and non-Filipinos. We often hear about the so called 'war on drugs' in the Philippines. May joins us to talk about the real impacts on peoples lives, how the rhetoric is used to justify state violence and the impacts on activists and human rights advocates in standing up to state oppression.

The Black-Palestinian Solidarity Conference Melbourne 2019 - a convergence of ideas, art and transnational solidarity contesting settler nationalisms which took place at Melbourne Uni from the 6th-8th November. Featuring 2 of the speakers from the conference : Professor John Maynard,The Other Fellow: Aboriginal and Palestinian Political Resistance and. Samah Sabawi - Palestinian playwright, author and poet. 



Alice Skye - I Feel Better But I Don't Feel Good

The Merindas - Before Daylight

Baker Boy and JessB - Meditjin

Krown - Catch a Vibe

REMI, Sensible J 

REMI ft. Lori,  Brain