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 […]
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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 […]
Political scientist, director of the Institute of Globalisation and Social Movements, and author Boris Kagarlitsky spoke to Alex Whisson about the implications of Trump’s airstrike on the Shayrat air force base. He began by addressing what is at stake for Moscow in the Syrian conflict, and the nature of Russia’s longer term interests in the […]
The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) is currently circulating a public statement to Keep Australia out of U.S. wars – A public call for an Independent and Peaceful Australian foreign policy. The statement will be published in national media outlets, including on-line journals and newsletters. Karun Cowper speaks with former Greens Senator, long-time peace […]
It seems an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement is further away than ever, with the Netanyahu government approving late last week the first new illegal colonial outpost, commonly referred to as a settlement, in the West Bank in 20 years. Military occupation remains a daily reality for millions of Palestinians, and the people of Gaza continue to […]
In the wake of Mark McGowan’s crushing victory in last weekend’s Western Australian election, MUA State Secretary Chris Cain was quick to remind the Premier-elect of the contribution made by the union movement to his win, telling the press, “We’ve delivered for them so it’s not too much to expect them to deliver for working-class […]
Emma June on her epic tree sit protesting #Roe8 and #NakedforNature.
We speak to Sydney-based political commentator and blogger Dr Tad Tietze on the eve of the U.S. Presidential elections. Alex Whisson began by asking for his take on the rise of the Trump phenomenon.
Lizeth Castellanos and Daniel Rojas from Perth City Farm on creating engaging community spaces such as the upcoming Twilight Festival Mini-Series Episode Two: Community Gardens www.facebook.com/events/670516106435666/
Australian activist Samantha Castro reports back on her recent trip to the “United” States – apocalype pending vibes in Amurica (Fuck Yeah), can our brothers and sisters there stop the train before it goes over the cliff(?), 5 years post-Occupy, wash up of #feelthebern, what the hell is Julian Assange up to (?), the #noDAPL […]
Jeff Sparrow is the author of Radical Melbourne: A Secret History, former editor of Overland literary journal, and one of the hosts of 3RRR’s Breakfasters program. He is also a regular columnist for the Guardian. Alex Whisson spoke to him regarding the return of Pauline Hanson to federal parliament, the rise of Islamophobia, and the […]
Following news that euthanasia has been performed on a terminally ill minor in Belgium, Indymedia spoke with National Ethnic Disability Alliance president Suresh Rajan about the implications on people with disabilities.
In his Prison Notebooks of 1930, the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci wrote, “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.” In his new book, Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising, published by Saqi Books, […]
The ongoing social revolution in Rojava, within the Kurdish Territories in Northern Syria, is providing inspiration for activists and libertarian socialists around the world. While having to pursue the revolution and self-determination amidst the ongoing war with ISIS and the Assad regime, as well as suffering attacks from Turkey, the Ocalan movement is putting into […]
The Four Corners report in to institutionalised abuse of children in the Northern Territory, has rightfully caused outrage throughout Australia. It even made headlines in the international press. But how sincere is that outrage when it comes from ‘our’ politicians, the very same people who preside over these systems of injustice? And why do so […]
We speak with Robert Eggington of the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation on the call for a Royal Commission in the wake of the Don Dale detention centre revelations of abuse in the Northern Territory.
Extended interview with inventor and open source technology designer Daniel Connell who says anyone who “can cut paper and hold a drill” can have their own wind turbine using $20-30 worth of easily sourced local recycled materials and basic hand tools. He’s got a workshop coming up this weekend in Perth – check out https://www.facebook.com/events/113710892396433/
Following a rally of around 500 people in perth in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Indymedia spoke to Kayande Rashidi from the local Congolese community about the event, racism in Australian society and global awareness of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Black Lives Matter movement continues to cause reverberations throughout the United States, exposing the racist core at the heart of the world’s most powerful nation. But racism is integral to the functioning of capitalism in Australia too, as Aboriginal deaths in custody, Islamophobia, and hatred of refugees continue to leave a dark stain on […]
We speak with Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie, Adjunct Research Fellow with Curtin University’s School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts and founder and creative director at Games We Play about the worldwide phenomenon that is Pokemon Go. A bit of editorial (aka ranting) from some of the Indymedia team who couldn’t help but also weigh in […]
In the wake of far right politician Pauline Hanson’s success in Australia’s federal election, community group the Chinese Australian Forum has launched a social media campaign to highlight incidents of racial abuse, and to raise concerns about the potential for this in the future. Indymedia spoke to the Forum’s president Kenrick Cheah to find out […]
Indymedia speaks with ImportantCool associate Allison Petite who was in Dallas shortly before the deadly shootings of police officers in her ongoing coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We hear about her experience, as a black woman, of the racial tension in the United States in these tumultuous times.
Professor Paul Flatau Director Centre for Social Impact UWA on upcoming Social Impact Festival in Perth. The Social Impact Festival is aiming to connect and celebrate the people, organisations, ideas, networks and collaborations for social change across WA. Check out http://www.socialimpactfestival.org/
Karun Cowper speaks with Perth Muslim and social justice activist Marziya Mohammedali about the French Muslim citizen made to undress by four armed police as she lay on the beach. While beachgoers looked on, the 38-year-old was made to remove her burkini under the watch of four French policeman in accordance with a controversial new […]
The days following the British referendum to leave the EU, the Brexit, have seen political turmoil for both major parties in the UK. Meanwhile reports of racist violence has skyrocketed. Ray Grenfell speaks to historian and activist Cedric Beistatch to get an idea as to what this vote means for the UK and Europe.
Karun Cowper speaks with National Director at New Zealand’s Action Station and Enspiral member Marianne Elliott on alternatives to the dominant paradigm in tumultuous times.