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A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).

Women on the Line Ayan Shirwa, Emma Hart, Iris Lee, Priya Kunjan, Scheherazade Bloul & Xen Nhà.

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A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).

    Gender and the AFL

    Gender and the AFL

    In today's show, we are joined by Marnie Vinall and Dr Kasey Symons to unpack some important issues around gender dynamics in sports reporting and commentary, and to reflect on the growth of the AFLW with a focus on the AFLW fandom. Marnie is a sports reporter at The Age based in Naarm/Melbourne. Kasey is an academic and writer also based in Naarm, and is a Research Fellow in the Sport Innovation Research Group at Swinburne University as well as a co-founder of the women in sport collective Siren Sport. The photograph above was shot by multimedia creative and member of Siren Sport Megan Brewer.

    Emu Sky with Zena Cumpston

    Emu Sky with Zena Cumpston

    On this week’s episode of Women on the Line we chat with Zena Cumpston, a Barkandji woman who has curated the exhibition ‘Emu Sky’ currently being shown at Melbourne University. The exhibition brings together numerous Aboriginal artists and knowledge keepers to explore Aboriginal perspectives related to science, innovation, plant use, land management and agricultural practices. Emu Sky is currently being exhibited, with free entry, at the Old Quad building at Melbourne University from now until Sunday 21 August 2022. Visit the Emu Sky website for more information.   

    Media Justice and abortion care in Australia

    Media Justice and abortion care in Australia

    Journalist and activist Nicola Joseph discusses the differences between tokenism and media justice, and in the second half of the show researcher Shelly Makleff discusses Abortion care in Australia. We also look at what the end of Roe V Wade means for women and birthing people.To learn more about Shelly's study click here. 

    Digital rights under surveillance capitalism

    Digital rights under surveillance capitalism

    On this week's episode, we're joined by Kathryn Gledhill-Tucker and Samantha Floreani to tackle some big questions about digital rights, predatory tech companies and regulation. Kathryn Gledhill-Tucker is a Nyungar technologist and digital rights activist who serves on the board of Electronic Frontiers Australia. Their work explores the intersection of activism, science-fiction, and technology in imagining radical futures and ushering them into existence.Samantha Floreani is a digital rights activist and writer living on unceded Wurundjeri land. They also live on the internet and strive to make it a better place through their privacy advocacy and tech policy work as Program Lead for Digital Rights Watch.You can read the article about queer online spaces and government regulation that Kat mentioned towards the end of the show here on Junkee. 

    Karrinjarla Muwajarri - Ceasefire

    Karrinjarla Muwajarri - Ceasefire

    This week’s episode covers the Yuendumu community-led campaign Karrinjarla Muwajarri - no police guns in remote Aboriginal communities. The campaign emerged in the wake of the 2022 Northern Territory budget announcement re-affirming a government commitment to resourcing police instead of vital community services, and after the acquittal of an NT police officer over the 2019 death of Warlpiri teenager Kumanjayi Walker. The campaign also addresses the need to restore self-determination and self-governance in remote Aboriginal communities on the 15th anniversary of the NT Intervention, which is scheduled to end this year. A national day of action was called on the 18th of June, and today’s show features excerpts from speeches given at the Mparntwe Alice Springs rally by Sabella Turner (Central Arrernte Nation), Valerie Martin (Warlpiri Nation), Barbara Shaw (Arrernte Nation) and Kumalie Riley (Arrernte Nation).You can read the Karrinjarla Muwajarri statement of demands here. More information about the work of the Intervention Rollback Action Group is available here.This show was produced in collaboration with Ethyl Ephedrine, slumberkitty and Tin Pickle from the Punk Tree Hour show on 8CCC Community Radio Alice Springs and Tennant Creek.

    Capitalist undemocracy in France

    Capitalist undemocracy in France

    In April, France saw the far-right party leader receive a large portion of the vote in the presidential election albeit with the lowest voter turnout since 1969. This week we discuss French politics ahead of the second round of legislative elections which chooses representatives to parliament on June 19.To discuss these issues within a broader context of global capitalism we’re joined by Dr Rachel Bloul, who is a social scientist formerly from the ANU. Her fields of expertise are immigration politics, global politics and genocide studies. After living in Australia for 40 years, she returned to a changed France seven years ago and shares some of her insights into the political landscape and argues for a need for a different political language for collective struggle.

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