Acknowledgement of Country//
We hear Izzy Brown speaking at the Naarm Truth Not War rally which was held outside the State Library on Sunday the 18th of September, United Nations International Peace Day. The Truth Not War rally was organised by a coalition of peace and social justice activists including Melbourne 4 Assange, PEN Melbourne, Anti AUKUS Vic and Extinction Rebellion VIC and AUS. Our thanks to Michaela for recording this audio.
Since her teens, Zelda Grimshaw has been a grassroots activist for earth rights, human rights and is now a co-organiser of Disrupt Land Forces. Disrupt Land Forces is a project forged between October 2020 and June 2021 to resist the weapons industry and ongoing militarisation in so-called Australia. As part of 3CR’s daily coverage of anti-militarisation efforts this week, Zelda joins us to speak about Disrupt Land Forces' upcoming action responding to the largest land based weapons expo in the Southern Hemisphere, which will be held in Meanjin-Brisbane this October. Today we will be discussing the intersectional relationships between patriarchy, colonialism and militarised harm and the ways that nonviolence and radical respect can strengthen our resistance.
We are joined by Dr Ruth DeSouza, a health researcher, clinician, nursing educator at RMIT university and podcast creator of Birthing & Justice. She has professional expertise in diverse areas from cultural safety, maternity, migration, tech, social inclusion and mental health and much more. She joins us today to speak on research co-authored with Dr Sukhmani Khorana and PHD candidate Bhavya Chitranshi, about the experiences of six cisgender South Asian-Australian women who gave birth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Gary Foley joins us to speak about the upcoming national cinema release of the fully restored documentary NINGLA-A'NA. NINGLA-A'NA is the inside story of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, which celebrated its 50th year of continued occupation and resistance this year. The documentary is the only film shot inside the Embassy, up close and personal with the people who established it. The film will screen at Cinema Nova in Carlton this coming Friday 30th September, Saturday 1st October and Sunday 2nd October (details here). There will be special panels on Friday with Professor Gary Foley, Lidia Thorpe and Tony Birch, and on Sunday with Professor Gary Foley, Rulla Kelly Mansell and Rachel Maza.
During today’s show, we mentioned a rally that will be happening today at Federation Square from 6-7;30PM Naarm/Melbourne to show solidarity with the people of Iran in the wake of 22 year old Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody. The country is currently under an internet blackout after over a week of demonstrations against Amini’s death, and the death toll at these protests continues to rise. Find out more information about today’s rally here.//