The Tamil Refugee Council has condemned an early morning raid in which a refugee family was given just ten minutes to gather belongings before being flown to Melbourne and detained at the Broadmeadows detention centre (MITA – Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation). Priya, her husband Nadesalingam and their daughters – 9-month-old Dharuniga and 2-year-old Kopiga, born […]
Venezuela is not a country one often sees in the news. When stories do appear, they tend to present a very one dimensional, often lurid picture. Footage of violent anti-government protests, empty supermarket shelves, hyper-inflation, and a President, Nicolas Madura, apparently intent on claiming absolute power over the state. Rarely do we hear the voices […]
Karun Cowper speaks to CEO of Modest Fashion Project Aisha Novakovich about the booming modest fashion market in a time of Islamophobia. The growing demand for modest clothing is not just limited to people of Islamic faith and is estimated to be worth US $368 billion by 2019. Meanwhile former prime minister of Australia Tony […]
Bugs placed in foreign government offices, withdrawals from international legal obligations, the suppression of witness statements. Sound like the actions of a rogue state? North Korea perhaps? Iran? In fact it describes just part of Australia’s conduct in its efforts to secure an unjust share of revenue from the Greater Sunrise oil and gas field, […]
Karun Cowper speaks with Amanda Cahill, director and founder of the Centre for Social Change about post-capitalism in the here and now. Amanda has spent nearly two decades working on community development projects in countries as diverse as Brazil, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, Timor-Leste and Indigenous Australia.
Since 28 December, people in cities and towns across Iran have been protesting against a range of socioeconomic and political concerns, calling for controls on inflation, freedom of press and freedom of speech. They have faced strong crackdowns from the government of President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, with arrests numbering around 3700, […]
Indymedia’s Cas Smith speaks with Roxanne Moore – Indigenous Rights Campaigner with Amnesty International Australia – on the need for a national plan to assess the treatment of young people in Australia’s justice system, many of whom are Aboriginal.
Karun Cowper speaks with farmer and community organiser Frank Ashman of the Oakey Coal Action Alliance Inc (OCAA) on “Dining not Mining” opposing coal mine expansion at the Inner Downs in QLD.
Ray Grenfell and Karun Cowper talk to Melbourne activist and funny man Sean Bedlam about his Fringe comedy gig “Death to America”….. “It is 2017. The United States of America has lost its mind. The world looks on as the American Dream becomes a nightmare. Should we let these idiots take us down with them? […]
Following weeks of media focus on ‘gang crime’ among Melbourne youth, and related comments from Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton referring to ‘African gangs’, Ethnic Communities Council WA spokesman Suresh Rajan spoke with Caroline Smith about racial profiling in the media and Australian politics.
Karun Cowper speaks with Johnny Windus, national advocacy coordinator of the Australian Unemployed Workers Union which is starting to get moving in Perth.
Karun Cowper speaks with Nick Everettt, co-convenor of Friends of Palestine WA on Donald Trump “recognising” Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in reversal of decades of US policy and drawing international condemnation.
Karun Cowper speaks with urbanist, activist and “Audacities” initiator Sharon Ede on “cosmo-localisation” in the New Economy in Australia and beyond.
Lee Carter is a 30-year-old socialist who recently defeated Jackson Miller – the powerful Republican Whip in Virginia’s House of Delegates, the state legislature of Virginia. Lee was born into a military family in North Carolina and spent five years in the Marines before moving Virginia, where a workplace accident and subsequent unjust treatment fired […]
Recently the Australian government announced they will provide millions in funding for a cutting edge project in the City of Fremantle featuring the use of blockchain-powered distributed energy and water systems. Karun Cowper speaks with Marc Griffiths blockchain developer with Power Ledger on this innovative project and on how blockchain technology can transform our society.
Karun Cowper speaks with Brisbane peace activist Robin Taubenfeld about the #PineGapPeacePilgrims currently on trial for breaking the silence around Pine Gap’s role in US drone attacks & nuclear warfare.
Karun Cowper speaks with anti-nuclear campaigner from the Conservation Council of WA KA.
Alex Whisson speaks with Kurdish journalist and detained refugee Behrouz Boochani on conditions inside the besieged Manus Island detention centre. *Featured image courtesy http://kikei.net/
This weekend just gone, the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corportation, with the support of the CFMEU, presented a panel discussion and photo exhibition “Kerosene Tins and Love Hearts” on the past policies and legislation of the 1905 Native Welfare Act primarily focused on the Stolen Generations and the ingrained trauma associated with the after effects of these […]
Luke Stobart is an author, academic and activist, who was in Catalonia on the day of the independence referendum, involved amongst other things in a dramatic demonstration to defend a polling station from the Spanish national police. He is currently working on a book for Verso Press, on the multiple crises facing the Spanish state, […]
Belinda spoke with Dezeray from Mutual Aid Disaster Relief in Florida, where they have been organising and delivering aid in response to Hurricane Irma. She discusses their model of grassroots anarchist organising, the opportunism of the State in times of crisis, and inequality in access to care. She concludes with analysis of what it means […]
Karun Cowper speaks to Katie, co-founder of Rainbow Revolt, a project to share positive support for queer & LGBTIQA folks through creative direct action painting the country rainbows in support of equal rights.
Karun Cowper speaks to Dr Michelle Maloney of the New Economy Network Australian about the upcoming ‘Building a New Economy for Australia’ which is being held from 1-3 September 2017 in Brisbane. Building on the inaugural 2016 conference held in Sydney, the 2017 gathering invites people to come together to share stories of success, address […]
Lenny van den Haak and Rosanne Scott on the Activate Tree Planting festival. “ACTIVATE the Wheatbelt invites you to join us in York for the weekend of July 28th-30th to help us plant 26000 seedlings. This enjoyable weekend will consist of tree planting, live music, DJs, dancing, community and education. This is a drug free […]
On Friday, the Supreme Court in Perth issued a shameful verdict on the killing of indigenous boy Elijah Doughty, who was run down by a utility vehicle in August last year in Kalgoorlie while riding a small motorcycle. Despite evidence that the driver had intended to at least injure the boy, and social media posts […]
Karun Cowper speaks with Cam Walker from Friends of the Earth Melbourne on the battle to maintain Deductible Gift Recipient status for environmental groups as the Turnbull government renews their attack. Those inspired to make their voice heard in dissent to this please head to – http://www.foe.org.au/dgr_submission
Indymedia’s Ray Grenfell speaks to Timon Simons on the social strike that shut down Hamburg’s port.
Indymedia’s Raymond Grenfell was in Hamburg for the G20 Summit, covering the events for Indymedia. There were impressive demonstrations and riots throughout the summit including a Block G20 action that managed to delay delegations arriving and disrupt events, including stopping Melania Trump attending a G20 leader’s spouse event. Saturday saw an estimated two hundred thousand […]
Karun Cowper chats with Katie Stubley, co-director of the Social Impact Festival – a platform for cutting-edge knowledge and ideas, celebrating initiatives creating positive change, and generating insights that address complex social problems. Running from July 18-28. socialimpactfestival.org/
Indymedia’s Ray Grenfell speaks to Robert Borba from the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) in the USA about why they are demonstrating at the #G20 summit in Hamburg.
Indymedia’s Ray Grenfell speaks to organizer Andreas Blechschmidt about the anti-capitalist movements who are taking direct action against #G20 in Hamburg. https://g20tohell.blackblogs.org/international-anticapitalist-demonstration/
Indymedia’s Ray Grenfell speaks to Jana, an organizer with the Block G20 demonstration that aims to shut down the city and creatively but militantly stop delegates arriving to the G20 conference in Hamburg. http://www.blockg20.org
Indymedia’s Ray Grenfell speaks to Bre who is organizing one of the camps at the global G20 summit in Germany. There has been heavy police repression of camping in the city with police removing protesters from established camping spots. Ray spoke to Bre as they were building a new camp in the grounds of a […]
Indymedia’s Ray Grenfell speaks to Max from sea rescue organization Sea Watch. The group engage in direct action to rescue refugees and migrants in the mediterranean sea. Max discussed the relevance of G20 and why the organization are demonstrating in the protests. More about Sea Watch: Since the year 2000 more than 23.000 people died […]
In a week where Treasurer Scott Morrison has been accused of blackmailing his state and territory counterparts after threatening to cut their GST share for placing restrictions on fracking, Karun Cowper spoke to local Lock the Gate regional campaigner Simone Van Hattem. Apart from these very concerning noises on a federal level, there are some […]
Karun Cowper spoke to Salli Hunter, human rights activist and member of the magnificent WACA (Whistleblowers Activist Citizens Alliance) about their action on Friday hanging a banner reading “Border Force Tortures Refugees – Deportations = Death” off the Channel 7 building in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct. The building was in a direct line of sight of […]
Last weekend a group of concerned citizens conducted a tour of US/Australia military facilities in WA such as the spy base near Geraldton, in order to raise awareness of the role these facilities play in US hegemony. The trip coincided with a National Day of Action to ban nuclear weapons ahead of UN negotiations to […]
Indymedia’s Raymond Grenfell chats to filipino activist Noel regarding their infoshop and the community mutual aid taking place after the typhoon in the Philippines. More info: greenhouseinfoshop.blogspot.com.au/
Peer-to-Peer theorist and activist Michel Bauwens is a leading figure in P2P and commons oriented thinking and a swiftly emerging alternative post-capitalist world. Indymedia’s Karun Cowper spoke to Michel about this emergence and what hope and tangible solutions it provides in the Trump era.
Jaz, an organizer of the annual Students of Sustainability conference speaks to Indymedia’s Raymond Grenfell re the conference and movements for environmental and social justice in Australia.
Aboriginal Gumbainggir activist, academic, writer and actor Gary Foley speaks to Indymedia’s Aleesha Hanczakowski and Raymond Grenfell regarding the governments Recognise campaign and the future of struggles for Aboriginal self-determination.
Psychiatrist, author and social commentator Dr Tad Tietze speaks to Alex Whisson about the social and political roots of the Manchester atrocity.
Jess Beckering speaks to Indymedia’s Raymond Grenfell on the on-going campaign to protect native forests in WA’s south-west.
Indymedia’s Raymond Grenfell speaks to Valerie Farfalla from the Australian Unemployed Workers Union (AUWU) regarding federal government plans to trial the mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients.
The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission last week began hearings for the State Wage Case which will set the wages for some of the lowest paid working people in WA, those on the WA Minimum Wage and state awards. Around 100,000 people rely on this decision to determine their wages. Again, this year the peak […]
Felicity Ruby is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney and former political adviser to Senator Scott Ludlam. Her research is focused on transnational political movements resisting mass surveillance. Indymedia’s Karun Cowper spoke to Felicity about her PhD dissertation entitled “The Fourth Eye: Australia’s Role in the Five Eyes before and after Snowden”. Even […]
Indymedia’s Raymond Grenfell speaks to Road To Rail convenor, Sam Wainwright about the state government’s announcement of over two billion dollars worth of road and rail infrastructure, including $1.6 billion dollars of federal funding previously ear-marked for the Perth Freight Link.
Indymedia’s Raymond Grenfell speaks to Julien Vincent from Market Forces regarding Westpac’s decision to not fund new coal, including Adani’s Carmichael project. A project that, if built, would be the largest coal mine in the southern hemisphere.
Indymedia’s Raymond Grenfell speaks to Greens Senator Scott Ludlam regarding the implications of changes to government policy on metadata retention and the recent breach by the Australian Federal Police.
On Friday 14th April, more than 100 shots were fired in to the Manus Island detention centre by armed locals and Navy personnel, following an altercation between asylum seekers and PNG military personnel on a soccer field. The detention centre is technically now under the jurisdiction of the adjacent Lombrum Naval Base. Kurdish journalist and […]