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Rank and File Worker and Trade Union Show, covering current affairs, progressive issues and news and events from the labour movement. Includes "The Week That Was" with Kevin Healy.

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Rank and File Worker and Trade Union Show, covering current affairs, progressive issues and news and events from the labour movement. Includes "The Week That Was" with Kevin Healy.

    Flemington Flats residents II Voices from the the NT intervention II East Gippsland report IIJulian Assange turns 49 in prison II Aust US deputy sherrif why?

    Flemington Flats residents II Voices from the the NT intervention II East Gippsland report IIJulian Assange turns 49 in prison II Aust US deputy sherrif why?

    - Flemington Flats residents speak out about the  hard lock down without notice placed on their homes and themselves. block who spoke up on zoom arranged by the Victorian Socialist this week.-Today we hear a message from people in the Northern Territory on the 13 anniversary of the Northern Territory intervention.- 7th despatch from East Gippsland.- Jacob Grech from 3cr's A Friday Rave has a word outside the American Consulate here in Melbourne on Julian Assange's 49th birthday lest we forget.- Kevin Healy rounds up the week with This is the Week- we finish up with a sobering word from Clinton Fernandez who was part of the Spirit of Eureka webinaire investigating Australian dependence on America especially with the increase in sabre rattling in relation to China.  

    Australia's Dependence on US II Batman & Me II D'art II This is the Week II Living Incomes 4 Everyone

    Australia's Dependence on US II Batman & Me II D'art II This is the Week II Living Incomes 4 Everyone

    Australia's Dependence on US II   Dr Margaret Beavis discussing Australia's need for an independent defence strategyBatman & Me & D'art II We move to some films coming on at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival which started on Tuesday and runs online to July 15. Both talk about collectors one a working class collector Batman and Me by Michael Wayne and the other D'Art by Karl Von Moller. This is the Week II Kevin wraps up the weekLiving Incomes 4 Everyone II  Don Sutherland joins us to tell us about what's happening with the LIFE liveable incomes for everyone campaign. 

    Living Incomes for Everyone II The Boys that said No II Dispatches from East Gippsland II This is the Week II Toppling statures for freedom

    Living Incomes for Everyone II The Boys that said No II Dispatches from East Gippsland II This is the Week II Toppling statures for freedom

    Today we hear from a new coalition calling for Living Incomes for Everyone they will be launching their national campaign to retain the Job Seeker payment and much much more after the covid crisis has receded. We follow up with a chat with filmmaker Judith Ehrlich about her film The boys that said no about to be screened at the upcoming Melbourne documentary film festival, we hear from our friends in East Gippsland with a sixth despatch from the east of the state, Kevin Healey takes us throught the week and we finish with a chat with Noah Bassil about the significance of toppling statues of people who represent past and present oppression.

    Bernard Collaery talk II Helen Haines on ICAC Bill defeat II Seven West Papuans threatened with long jail sentences.

    Bernard Collaery talk II Helen Haines on ICAC Bill defeat II Seven West Papuans threatened with long jail sentences.

    - We hear from Bernard Collaery who was featured on a recent Search Foundation webinaire. Bernard gave Solidarity Breakfast an interview about his book Oil Under Troubled Waters - Australia's Timor Sea Intrigue. It's published by Melbourne University Press and is available throught the New International Bookshop.This time Bernard had just come back from the secret court hearings being held in Canberra where he is being tried for revealing information the Federal Government deems to be against Australia's security interests.  This discussion has some fascinating background to Australia's foreign affairs role in our region and gives a first hand account of the tremulous moment Australia's democracy is in at this moment.- We hear from Helen Haines,  independent member for Indi, about the very recent attempt by the crossbench to force the issue of a Federal ICAC bill to root out corruption at a Federal government level. The Federal Government fell back on a gag order to stop proceedings.- Kevin will give us an incisive round up of the week- We finish with a call for the release of seven West Papuan's threated with up to 17 years jail by the Indonesians for treason-related charges after their involvement in protests condemning racism last August.

    Black Lives Matter - Melb Rally II Voices from East Gippsland II Preston Market Report II Save Our Scene

    Black Lives Matter - Melb Rally II Voices from East Gippsland II Preston Market Report II Save Our Scene

    It has been a momentous time not only with covid-19 restrictions easing but massive rallies across the country, cities as well as provinical towns, in support of Black Lives Matter. Tilde Joy part of our Stick Together Team was able to give us access to material from the end of the Melbourne event that gives a real sense of the size and emotion of the rally. It includes voices of the families of some of the first nations people who never came back from police custody alive and ends with an extremely sobering analysis of Australian society by Moz a refugee who spoke to the rally by phone from the Mantra Hotel in Preston. We'll hear the monologue by Meyne Wyatt #Q&A monologue from his play City of Gold which stirred things up on this weeks Q & A on the ABC focusing on local issues and Black Lives Matter-  The fifth dispatch from our friends from Googerah East Gippsland produced by Fiona Jude as they weather the aftermath of the fires last summer .- This is the Week that Was a tastey tangy bite from Kevin as he sums up the week- We go to a Darebin Council meeting following up the latest on the fate of the Preston Market- Maz from the save our scene talks to us about their campaign calling for Government assistance to save iconic live music venues feeling the pinch with covid-19. 

    Black Lives Matter - Thomas Mayor II Fair Go For Pensioners II Big Pat's Creek Defense Report II Michelle O'Neil on a Jobs Guarantee II The Women of Steel

    Black Lives Matter - Thomas Mayor II Fair Go For Pensioners II Big Pat's Creek Defense Report II Michelle O'Neil on a Jobs Guarantee II The Women of Steel

    - A reflection on the not so United States and Black Lives Matter with a word from Thomas Mayor, writer activist and Unionist National Indigeous officer for the Marinetime Union of Australia.- Ann Davies from Fair Go For Pensioners who outlines what they see as the key issues as we go out of the Covid 19 stay at home. - Environmental defenders up at Warbuton are calling for help to defend Big Pat's Creek from logging and Kevin Healey has a round up of the week that will cause constenation. - Michelle O'Neil, President of the ACTU on a jobs garantee- Robyn Murphy  who tells the story of The Women of Steel.

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