For the radiothon edition of Indymedia, we speak to renegade Catholic legend Father Bob Maguire about the importance of political struggle, love and spirit.
Kiwi correspondent Edward Miller on the upcoming New Zealand elections
We speak with Jon Lawrence Executive Officer of Electronic Frontiers Australia about the Abbott government’s proposed fast tracking of a mandatory data retention scheme on the pretence of a ‘rising threat of home grown terrorism’. We also speak with him about proposed (and likely connected) “reforms” to the Copyright Act.
The Kyana Gallery, important bastion of cultural artefacts and artworks, and home to Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation and it’s cultural, healing, educational and political advocacy is under threat from the Indigenous Land Corporation by the lease being dissolved. We talk with Robert and Selina about their life long work and their battle to continue their work. http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/indigenous-land-corporation-ilc-not-to-dissolve-the-rental-agreement-with-the-kyana-gallery-facility?share_id=GnMBDiuflt&utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition
This week we spoke to Indonesian activist Bintang about the emerging Farmers Movement in his home country. There is an information night and film screening on this issue coming up this Sunday at the Earthwise Community Centre. Please consider attending. https://www.facebook.com/events/241881066006725/
Ecuador based Australian journalist with Telesur Austin Mackell on recent happenings in Egypt and on fellow journalist Peter Greste’s detainment in that country. A similar fate to his own experience in 2012.
Our conversation with Robert Bollard author of “In the Shadow of Gallipoli: The Hidden History of Australia in WWI” on the politicisation of ANZAC day.
Patrick Galey is a journalist specialising in Middle Eastern affairs investigating the impact of the global war on terror – including drone strikes and the deprivation of citizenship – for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London. We speak with him about his recent article – http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-becomes-front-line-us-drone-war – which explores the shift in the US drone war from Pakistan […]
We talk to Riverview Church Pastor Peter Barney on the sit-in for asylum seekers that took place this morning at Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s electorate office.
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.
Gerry Georgatos on the Aboriginal suicide crisis – from tragic to catastrophic
We speak with Paddy Gibson Co-editor Solidarity magazine, Aboriginal rights campaigner, socialist activist, researcher with Jumbunna at UTS and associate producer of Utopia.
When you think Utopia, you think of a pristine, untainted world. However, in his new documentary about Australia, award-winning filmmaker John Pilger reveals our nations tainted history and a place long at the centre of indigenous identity called Utopia that’s now is a fraction of its former self. John Pilger joined Morning Magazine presenter Rewi […]
Dr Theresa Petray works at James Cook University in Townsville in the disciplines of sociology and anthropology. Her work focuses on social movements and activism – in particular, Aboriginal activism. This interview covers some of the issues explored in Petray’s article ‘Punishing Truancy is not the Answer in Indigenous Communities‘, where she argues for self-determination […]
Gerry Georgatos shedding compelling new light on the Schapelle Corby case. For further information check out… http://thestringer.com.au/schapelle-corby-is-innocent-part-7-todays-interview-with-allan-kessing-an-eye-opener/#.Ut0ol2Swq8o
Mike Smith father of two of the “Yandina Five” and member of the Rebel motorcycle club passionately, heartfeltly and very articulately speaks about the draconian Queensland bikie laws and the very personal impact they have had on his family.
This interview with a young activist currently living in China covers a range of important issues relating to activism and human rights in China, including: the state repression of social movements, human rights abuses in China and the reaction from the West, and how people in the West can take action on behalf of Chinese […]
David Cake vice chair of Electronic Frontiers Australia on the 20 year anniversary of this important organisation.
We talk with Kelsey Cook from Getup about the upcoming climate action… “On 17th November join thousands of Australians in every capital city and hundreds of regional towns to make it clear that the majority of Australians want climate action. Summer has come early and bushfires are already burning. But in a few weeks we […]
Everyone’s talking about it. From Obama and Desmond Tutu to the IEA and Lord Stern. Already 16 local governments, 11 religious institutions, 6 universities and 3 major foundations have committed to divest from fossil fuels. Even major pension funds, insurers and banks are coming aboard. But is divestment really the climate game changer it’s being […]
Plan to Thrive about tips for activist well-being and avoiding activist burn out. Plan to Thrive is a collaborative blog project to encourage and support the health and wellbeing of people and groups engaged in working for social and ecological justice.
Melbourne activist and comedian Sean Bedlam on the direct action, the community picket disrupting Melbourne’s ‘East-West’ tunnel project.
Chairman of the Deaths in Custody Watch Committee Marc Newhouse on the plans to commemorate thirty years since the murder of John Pat in Roeburne.
Highlights from a recently held rally against the looming American attack on Syria.
We have Egyptian Community of WA’s Ahmed Lebedi’s take on the events of June 30 and their aftermath. Was it a coup, another phase in the revolution, or something more complex? And we talk to man-of-many-hats and recently announced Wikileaks Party Senate candidate Gerry Georgatos on the pre-election political landscape, and the role Wikileaks might […]
On tonight’s show, listen in from 7pm… Reham Maklad, activist with the Independent Egyptians Abroad Alliance of Australia on the latest wave of massive protests in Egypt against the Morsi regime. Alexandra Scott from 350 Perth and ARTillery (Amnesty International) currently in Istanbul participating in Global Power Shift – “the starting point for a new […]
Senator Scott Ludlam on the tabling today of a parliamentary joint commitee report entitled “the National Security Inquiry”. We explore with Scott the issue of proposed mandatory data retention, enhanced powers to ASIO, the threat to data encryption which the report addresses in light of the extraordinary recent revelations of the US’s NSA #PRISM programme by whistleblower Edward […]
On the show… Sarah Haynes from Friends of Palestine WA on the unfolding crisis/conflict in Gaza… Katrina Love from Stop Live Animal Exports on the recent clash in Fremantle between opposing protest groups in Fremantle. Click here to listen to the restream here.
Restream the show from 17th September 2012; Katie and Nick discuss a recent puppy slaughter case and link this to broader themes of animal rights. Interview Kevin Dunn Head of School and Professor in Human Geography and Urban Studies at University of Western Sydney (UWS) on the protests across the Muslim world sparked by an online film that mocks Islam’s […]
Greens’ Senator Scott Ludlam talking on the Fukushima disaster and the shelving of the Olympic Dam mine expansion. Click here to listen
A wrap up of Sunday’s Northam Refugee Convergence featuring speeches given on the day by Senator Scott Ludlam from The Greens, Colin Penter from Serco Watch, and a powerful and moving speech from ex-detainee Jacob. Click here to listen Visit http://rran.org/ to get involved.
Rebecca Doyle from the UWA based Feminist Action Network talking about Blue Stocking Week which just took place and the foetal homicide laws that could be coming in to WA. Click here to listen
Dr Brian Senewiratne, long time advocate of the Tamil people ahead of his speaking tour in Perth. Click here to listen
An interview with Virginia Brown, independent, prominent Perth feminist activist on the importance of taking the sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange seriously. Click here to listen
Restream the show from 27th August 2012; An interview with Virginia Brown, independent, prominent Perth feminist activist on the importance of taking the sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange seriously. Dr Brian Senewiratne, long time advocate of the Tamil people ahead of his speaking tour in Perth. Rebecca Doyle from the UWA based Feminist Action Network […]
An “ode” to Chuck Norris. Click here to listen
Interview with Tony Serve on the revolution that is social media and the importance (and explosion) of citizen journalism. Click here to listen You can follow Tony at his blog – http://tonyserve.wordpress.com/ or on twitter twitter.com/perthtones.
Jamming with the fellas – on Julian Assange, Wikileaks, and general shenanigans. Click here to listen to part 1 Click here to listen to part 2 You can follow Jeff on twitter – https://twitter.com/jeffhewitt666 Corey also – https://twitter.com/blazeofcorey Tien @ https://www.facebook.com/tientrancomedy
A special Radiothon edition of Perth Indymedia – catch the restream from the following link – http://www.rtrfm.com.au/restream/19273. Funny men – Jeff Hewitt, Corey White, Tien Tran, Melbourne poet Steve Smart and veteran journo and twitter fiend Tony Serve…full house in the studio tonight for Radiothon – should be a scream… Not too late to subscribe and […]
This evening on Perth Indymedia RTR at 7pm… http://www.rtrfm.com.au/listen or tune in to the restream at http://www.rtrfm.com.au/restream/19200 Louise O’Shea – Equal Love Melbourne – on the Australia wide rally’s on the weekend – http://www.equallove.info/ Phil Chilton – Refugee Rights Action Network – on the somewhat less than inspiring findings of the Houston report released today – […]