Local News, Israeli annexation of Palestinian land, Thant Myint-U, Allison Koenecke

Thursday, 25 June 2020 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Acknowledgement of country


News headlines with Cait Kelly


Priya and Carly talk about important local news stories from the week including the fundraiser for West Papuan activists robbed at gunpoint in Collingwood, RISE Boycott Refugee Week campaign, WA law passed to end incarceration for unpaid fines and finally they discuss domestic violence and the lifting of the suppression order on the name of Aboriginal woman Noeline Dalzell who died on 4th February 2020. 


We hear a conversation between Nasser Mashni and Robert Martin from 3CR’s Palestine Remembered show. Nasser and Rob speak about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to illegally annex parts of occupied West Bank as well the lack of dissent from international leaders about Israeli annexation of Palestinian land. 


Max speaks with Thant Myint-U about his recent book ‘The Hidden History of Burma – Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century’. Thant Myint-U is currently the Chairman of U Thant House, a leading education and discussion centre in Yangon.  He is also an Affiliated Scholar of the Centre for South Asian Studies at Cambridge University. He lives in Yangon.


Max speaks with Allison Koenecke, a researcher whose interests lie broadly at the intersection of economics and computer science. Allison shares learnings from her research into the systemic racial bias built into voice recognition software.


Thelma Plum - Woke Blokes

The Merindas - I Feel It

Barkaa - For my Tittas

Alice Skye - Grand Ideas

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