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Archive | March, 2014

Matt Grudnoff on his report for the Australia Institute on coal seam gas

We speak with Matt Grudnoff, senior economist at the Australia Institute about his recently released report on coal seam gas. “The purpose of this paper is to bust the gas industry’s myths about coal seam gas (CSG). The gas industry has been prolific in putting out exaggerated claims about CSG’s economic benefits while at the […]

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Luke Stobart – What’s happening with the #indignados?

Luke Stobart is a writer and researcher based in Barcelona and London and has published books on globalisation and the anti-war movement.  We speak with him about recent events in Madrid and more broadly about the Indignado movement in Spain. See also… http://left-flank.org/2014/03/17/whatever-happened-indignados-part-1/#sthash.tVcIaTXL.dpbs You can follow Luke on twitter – @CaminoCielos.    

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Sam Fox on the Sydney Biennale boycott and a response from WA artists

We speak with local artist and creative director of Hyrda Poesis Sam Fox on the recent artist boycott of the Sydney Biennale, protesting the sponsorship of the event by Transfield, a company responsible for the running of the Manus Island detention centre. The boycott has inspired local artists looking to stage creative protest of their […]

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Nicola Paris of Counteract on the Summary Offences Act in Victoria

We speak with Nicola Paris of counteract.org.au about the Summary Offences Act which has just passed through Victorian Parliament and which threatens to severely restrict direct action and other protest activity in that state. We also have a chat with her about March in March.

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