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Brian Mier on Lula and the future of Brazil
As Brazilians continue to suffer under the authoritarian rule of Jair Bolsonara, and one of the worst COVID-19 death tolls anywhere in the world, a glimmer of hope has emerged, with the Supreme Court quashing the conviction on bribery charges of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Alex Whisson spoke to São Paulo-based political commentator and journalist, Brian Mier.
Repression in Burma: Khin Myo Myint
We speak to local Burmese democracy activist Khin Myo Myint about the ongoing anti-coup protests in Burma and the horrific repression facing activists.
Michael Roberts on COVID-19 and the global economic outlook
Economist and author Michael Roberts spoke to Alex Whisson about the economic impact of COVID-19, and the prospects for a post-pandemic recovery.
Australian Unemployed Workers Union: Kristin O'Connell on changes to JobSeeker
Kristin O'Connell, spokesperson for the Australian Unemployed Workers Union, talks to Alex Whisson about the Morrison government's phasing out of the coronavirus supplement to the JobSeeker payment, and the need for a substantial increase to the allowance.
Timothy Strom: Facebook Bans, Surveillance Capitalism and the New Industrialists
In light of Facebook's ban on news media in Australia we speak to author, editor and academic Timothy Erik Strom about the implications of Platform/Surveillance capitalism on our political and social economies.
You can read some of Timothy's work via Arena, which he also edits: www.arena.org.au
Au Loong Yu on the Hong Kong protests
In June 2019, the eyes of the world turned to Hong Kong, as a mass protest movement erupted in defiance of Beijing. Initially catalysed by the introduction of an extradition bill into the Hong Kong Legislative Council, the movement soon came to embrace a set of much wider demands. Some on the left quickly dismissed it as a creature of Western interests, while others recognised the importance of solidarity with a pro-democracy movement. To get to the truth of what the Hong Kong protests were about, and what the situation is now, Alex Whisson spoke to writer and activist Au Loong Yu.