Karen Wyld, Save Public Housing Collective, Make West Papua Safe, Fiona Foley, Polisario Front Western Sahara

Thursday, 19 November 2020 - 7:00am to 8:30am
Make West Papua Safe Campaign banner, text reads: AFP: Stop Training Killers # Make West Papua Safe

Acknowledgement of country




Karen Wyld joins us to talk about her newly published book, Where the Fruit Falls. Karen Wyld is a freelance writer and author currently based in South Australia but her grandmother's county, Martu is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.  


Human rights defender and activist Adolf Mora joins us today to speak more about the situation in West Papua and the Make West Papua Safe campaign. Adolf came by boat in 2006 and has been detained in Christmas Island for a bit then granted temporary protection via and came to Narrm since then to continue the campaign for his people’s struggle under Indonisian colonialism. 


Professor Libby Porter joins us to discuss the Andrews Government’s recent announcement of investment in social housing and what it really means. Libby Porter is a research fellow at the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University and convenor for Darebin Community Friends of Public Housing which is a member of Save Public Housing Collective


Dr. Fiona Foley joins us on the show to speak about her new book Biting the Clouds: A Badtjala Perspective on the Aboriginals Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act, 1897. Fiona Foley is from the Wondunna clan of the Badtjala nation. Foley completed her fourth film titled Out of the Sea Like Cloud in 2019.  Her recent exhibitions include a 25-year photographic retrospective titled Who Are These Strangers and Where Are They Going? Dr Fiona Foley is currently a Lecturer at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. 


Kamal Fadel, the representative for the Polisario Front in Australia and New Zealand joins us to discuss the Western Sahara independence movement and the end of a 29-year-old ceasefire between Morocco and the Polisario Front, the Western Sahara independence movement, after the Moroccan military opened fire on a blockade halting civic and commercial flux on the only road connecting West Africa to Western Sahara, Morocco and Europe. You can find out more and how to support the Saharawi community in so-called Australia here.



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