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Tony Serve – ‪”#‎standuporbendover”‬ @Borderforce access to ur fonez 📲🖕

We speak with veteran independent journalist and activist Tony Serve who, upon returning from abroad, had his phone and pin demanded of him by Border Force officers, raising further concerns for journos and activists in the day and age of metadata retention laws and the ongoing erosion of our civil liberties.

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Robert Eggington on the critical response program to tackle high WA Indigenous suicide rate

We talk to Robert Eggington of the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation in the wake of the Federal Government’s pledged $1 million to set up a “critical response” project to tackle Indigenous suicide in Western Australia. The Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation has worked with the Aboriginal community at the grassroots level for 30 years in a wide ranging […]

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Iraq war veteran Vincent Emmanuele on the Paris terrorist attack

US Iraq war veteran Vincent Emanuele is currently in Australia supporting the release of the documentary “We Are Many” – the story of the biggest demonstration in human history, which took place on 15th February 2003, against the then impending war on Iraq. We talk to him about the film and the echoes at this […]

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James McKenzie of 3CR Melbourne in wake of United Patriots Front intimidation

3CR COMMUNITY RADIO STATEMENT RE THE UNITED PATRIOTS FRONT “On Sunday 1st November, five members of the fascist group United Patriots Front (UPF) gained entry to the premises of 3CR Community Radio and filmed throughout the building without permission. In an effort to intimidate the station and its programmers, they then posted the video on […]

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Independent filmmaker Dujon Pereira on his documentary Black Hole

Indymedia speaks to independent filmmaker Dujon Pereira about his documentary Black Hole which reveals unseen footage of coal, corruption and community resistance of one of Australia’s most controversial mining projects – Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Coal Mine in the Leard State Forest. Come along to the premiere screening in Western Australia in Fremantle on the 16th […]

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Sarah Ross on refugee Khodayar Amini who died after setting himself on fire

We speak with Refugee Rights Action Network campaigner Sarah Ross on the horrific suicide of Afghan asylum seeker Khodayar Amini who self immolated whilst on a video call to her and fellow refugee campaigner Michelle Bui. In his message before he died he said – “My crime was that I was a refugee. They tortured […]

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CFMEU National Secretary Michael O’Connor on the Trade Union Royal Commission

The Trade Union Royal Commission has descended into high farce with head commissioner Dyson Heydon ruling, of course favourably, on his own ability to continue the job. We speak to CFMEU National Secretary Michael O’Connor about what lies behind this discredited investigation, and touch on the reasons why the union is campaigning against Australia’s free […]

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Dr Miguel A. Martínez on capitalism in crisis and the squatting movement

Capitalism is in crisis, the politics of austerity and debt are crippling much Europe and the world. Meanwhile we face some of the biggest environmental challenges any generation has ever faced. But within the social, environmental and economic crisis, alternatives are being born. The squatted social centre movement in Spain has played a key role […]

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Greek anti-austerity activist Petros Constantinou on the latest developments in the Greek struggle

All eyes remain on Greece in the wake of what many observers are calling an act of historic capitulation by the Syriza government, with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras agreeing to provisional terms for a third bailout of the depressed Mediterranean economy.  Indymedia’s Alex Whisson spoke to Greek socialist and anti-austerity activist Petros Constantinou about the […]

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Debriefing the weekends Reclaim Australia v Racial Equality clashes over the weekend

Debriefing the weekends Reclaim Australia v Racial Equality clashes over the weekend with Love Makes a Way campaigner Jarrod McKenna, Refugee Rights Action Network WA organiser Victoria Martin and comedian and Muslim woman Leah Aliyyah Cornish-Ward.

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Rockhampton Peace Convergence spokesperson Robin Taubenfield on the Quaker Grannies arrests

We speak with Rockhampton Peace Convergence spokesperson Robin Taubenfield about the Quaker Grannies arrested at the gates of Shoalwater military base after a cup of tea, lamingtons and a chat with the military about the cost of war. The Grannies were arrested and detained by police after holding a tea party complete with flowers, tea […]

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Historian Cedric Beidatsch on the attacks on civil liberties by Neoliberal Capitalism (part 2)

We speak to historian and long time activist Cedric Beidatsch to try and understand the latest attacks on civil liberties and how they are connected to the Neoliberal Capitalist agenda in Australia and the world. This is part one of the interview where Cedric also touches on the changing nature of the global anti-Capitalist movement.

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Rev Brian Brown from the Uniting Church about the case of baby Asha held in detention

Following a rally in Sydney protesting children in detention, Indymedia chatted with one of the speakers, Rev Brian Brown from the Uniting Church, about the case of baby Asha, whose story inspired the protest, along with the wider issue of abuse against asylum seekers in detention, and the recent passing of legislation criminalizing those who […]

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Historian Cedric Beidatsch on the attacks on civil liberties by Neoliberal Capitalism (part 1)

We speak to historian and long time activist Cedric Beidatsch to try and understand the latest attacks on civil liberties and how they are connected to the Neoliberal Capitalist agenda in Australia and the world. This is part one of the interview where Cedric also touches on the changing nature of the global anti-Capitalist movement.

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Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell on the historic Greek referendum result rejecting harsher austerity economics

We speak with emeritus professor Frank Stilwell of Sydney University on the historic Greek referendum rejecting harsher austerity economics.  Professor Stilwell was previously a colleague at Sydney University of the (now previous) Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Following is some editorial comment on the Greek situation from Perth Indymedia presenter Alex Whisson… (more…)

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Pro-Palestinian activists shut down Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit Systems, on anniversary of Israel’s ‘Protective Edge’ assault on GAZA

At 8am members of the Melbourne Palestine Action Coalition (MPAC) shut down the headquarters of Israeli arms manufacturer, ELBIT SYSTEMS, at 235 Ingles St Port Melbourne to mark the first anniversary of the 2014 Israeli ‘Protective Edge’ assault on Gaza. The group have blockaded access to the building and currently have two people locked on […]

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Sam Wainwright on the campaign against Perth Freight Link & the privatization of the Fremantle Port

Not a week goes by that there is not a meeting or action around the state government’s proposed Perth Freight Link. As the community anger mounts and on the eve of the Fremantle Council voting to officially oppose the $1.6 freeway, Indymedia spoke to councilor Sam Wainwright about the campaign to both oppose the PFL, […]

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CEO of Financial Couselling WA on the withdrawal of funding for financial counsellors in WA

With the economy weakening, and job losses on the horizon for many West Australians, many are turning to financial counsellors for support- but the sector is also being hit with budget cuts, and is expected to lose around 50 jobs this year. For more on the perfect storm this might create, we spoke to Charles […]

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Simone Van Hattem with the latest on the Protect Peaceful Protest campaign in WA

Simone Van Hattem with the latest on the Protect Peaceful Protest campaign in WA, a group concerned with legislation the Barnett government is attempting to push through parliament that would criminalise protest. “We are concerned that the punishments defined in the bill, up to $24000 or 24 months’ imprisonment, will act as a deterrent to […]

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Equal love and LGBTI rights campaigner Farida Iqbal on the historic supreme court ruling in the US for marriage equality

Equal love and LGBTI rights campaigner Farida Iqbal on the historic supreme court ruling in the US for marriage equality and what it means for the Australian campaign. We speak with her also about the upcoming rally in Perth (5th July) –www.facebook.com/events/835882479842128/

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Bella Bropho on the Police Invasion of Matagarup Refugee Camp

Bella Bropho discusses the latest police invasion of the refugee camp at Matagarup. She is one of the participants in this camp and the interview was recorded at the site. This is a sacred Indigenous site that is serving as a refugee camp for people who are being affected by the closure of Indigenous communities. […]

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Tammy Solonec on Amnesty report finding Aboriginal youths 24 times more likely to be in detention

Tammy Solonec Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Manager at Amnesty International Australia speaks with us about their new report which finds Aboriginal youths are 24 times more likely to be in detention. The report is available from the following link – www.amnesty.org.au/images/uploads/…onal_report.pdf

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Ben Pennings on Beyond Green’s recent stunt highlighting banks’ dodgy support for mining companies

Earlier this month, a group of animals, including a grumpy koala, marched into an ANZ bank in Sydney to ask for a home loan, since their current habitat is under threat from Maules Creek mine, which ANZ is funding. The stunt was organized by Beyond Green to highlight banks’ dodgy support for mining companies, and […]

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Malou Logan on the Campaign to Free Mary Jane Veloso

Malou Logan, vice chair person of Gabriela Australia discusses the campaign to free Mary Jane Veloso. Veloso is a Filipina worker who was arrested and sentenced to death for allegedly smuggling heroin into Indonesia. She has been in Indonesian prison since 2010 and has recently had her execution delayed. Logan makes the case that 5 […]

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Kieran Bennett from Anarchist Affinity on Confronting United Patriot Front Fascists

Kieran Bennett from Anarchist Affinity discusses a recent counter-protest against a United Patriots Front fascist protest in Melbourne. United Patriots Front is a spin off organisation from the racist Reclaim Australia movement. Bennett also discusses the need for a broad anti-fascist movement in Australia, that includes, but is not limited to, directly confronting fascists in […]

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Jessica Ellen on the Importance of Funding for Domestic Violence Services

Jessica Ellen takes on the lack of funding for services to tackle domestic violence in the federal budget. Jessica is a law student who has done research into domestic violence and volunteered at community legal centres. She discusses the importance of domestic violence services and education for men, as well as gendered violence and why […]

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Will Potter, Activism Is NOT Terrorism

We’re joined by independent journalist Will Potter from greenisthenewred.com. He discusses: what ‘green is the new red’ refers to (linking the previous “red scare” about communism to the current “green scare” about animal and environmental activists), the way repressive laws target both militant and moderate activists, and the ways these laws are creeping into Australia […]

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Marcus Hampson on the 8000 Rohingyan asylum seekers stranded in the Malacca Straits – 18th May 2015

Marcus Hampson from the Refugee Rights Action Network of WA (RRAN) on the 8000 Rohingyan asylum seekers stranded in the Malacca Straits. Having spent up to 3 months on boats being turned away form Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, up to 8000 Rohingyan asylum seekers are now stranded in the Malacca Straits. 200 are already dead […]

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Alison Broinowski on the Australians for War Powers Reform initiative – 11 May 2014

Former Australian diplomat and academic Alison Broinowski on the Australians for War Powers Reform initiative as part of the ongoing project of the Campaign for an Iraq War Inquiry, established in 2012. The initiative is one from prominent Australians who believe that the decision to commit the Australian Defence Force to international armed conflict should […]

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Sam Cook of SOS Blak Australia on protests against remote community closures – 4th May 2015

In the wake of seven weeks of global protest against the closure of remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia, we spoke to organiser Sam Cook, from SOS Blak Australia, about the significance of the movement.

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“No jab no pay” a discussion with Ura Auckland on the Abbott government’s authoritarian new vaccination policy

The “No jab no pay” plan to withhold payments of child-care and family tax benefits for unvaccinated children could cost non-compliant parents up to A$15,000 a year in childcare and welfare benefits. Perth Indymedia speaks with Ura Auckland, previously commercial executive in medical science and author of viral blog piece A call for Pro-truth to replace […]

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Turbans and Trust co-founder Harjit Singh on the recent interfaith ceremony in the wake of the Sydney siege

We speak with Turbans and Trust co-founder and Perth Sikh community leader Harjit Singh on the recent interfaith ceremony in the wake of the Sydney siege in solidarity with the Muslim community and in remembrance of lives lost. Check out http://www.turbansandtrust.com/

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Refugee Rights Action Network’s Victoria Martin on their recent blockade to prevent a baby and her family being removed to Nauru

From a RRAN press release… “The six-month old baby girl is one of 25 babies, born to asylum seeker mothers in Australia, now at risk of removal to Nauru following the Asylum Caseload Legacy Bill becoming law. The move to uproot the family from Perth, where the parents have immediate family members reveals the complete cynicism […]

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“Director of Autonomy” of loomio.org’s Richard Bartlett on the recent ‘pre-release’ of Loomio 1.0.

We speak with “Director of Autonomy” of loomio.org’s Richard Bartlett on the recent ‘pre-release’ of Loomio 1.0. Loomio is an easy to use online tool for group decision-making which emerged from Occupy in New Zealand. It allows dispersed groups to reach decisions quickly and take constructive action. Activist groups, community groups, businesses and government around the world […]

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