When socialists from Turkey came to Naarm

Monday, 7 February 2022 - 8:30am to 9:00am
A coloured photograph showing people holding red banners as part of the Australian Turkish Cultural Association (ATCA) at the 1988 May Day march in Narrm.

In today's episode, we delve into a thriving leftist movement in Narrm (Melbourne) built by migrants from Turkey in the 1970s and 80s. International human rights lawyer, researcher and activist, Eda Seyhan joins us to discuss her article published in Jacobin on how this movement organized migrant workers, supported political refugees, influenced unions, and contributed to the anti-imperialist struggle both in Turkey and internationally.

Eda conducted this research as part of her visiting fellowship at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies.

Article: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2022/01/derneks-australia-communists-labor-mutual-aid

Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).


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