435 episodes

Radical activist citizen journalism. A weekly radio programme on RTRFM (92.1FM), a community radio station based in Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. We bring an independent perspective to the analysis of news and issues and provide a forum for activists, campaigners, academics, advocates and workers denied a voice by the mainstream media. Covering indigenous issues, post-capitalist/anti-capitalist analysis, refugee rights, antifa and all the important environmental, economic and social justice issues of the day. Don’t hate the media, become the media!! - http://perthindymedia.net/

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Radical activist citizen journalism. A weekly radio programme on RTRFM (92.1FM), a community radio station based in Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. We bring an independent perspective to the analysis of news and issues and provide a forum for activists, campaigners, academics, advocates and workers denied a voice by the mainstream media. Covering indigenous issues, post-capitalist/anti-capitalist analysis, refugee rights, antifa and all the important environmental, economic and social justice issues of the day. Don’t hate the media, become the media!! - http://perthindymedia.net/

    A tangled web: Rawan Arraf on SAS war crimes and the David McBride case

    A tangled web: Rawan Arraf on SAS war crimes and the David McBride case

    Executive Director of the Australian Centre for International Justice, Rawana Arraf, joined Alex Whisson to discuss the jailing of military whistleblower David McBride, and the prospects for justice being served in the war crimes he brought to light.

    • 16 min
    Fieldnotes on the road to global war: April 2024

    Fieldnotes on the road to global war: April 2024

    For this edition of Fieldnotes on the road to global war, Alex Whisson explores the advances in military technology on the battlefields of recent and current wars, with a particular focus on the revolutionary use of weaponised drones in Nagorno-Karabakh and Ukraine.

    • 16 min
    The anti-imperialism of fools: Alex Whisson on Iran's attack against Israel

    The anti-imperialism of fools: Alex Whisson on Iran's attack against Israel

    In a historically unprecedented development, Tehran launched hundreds of drones and missiles against Israeli targets, in response to the assassination of senior Iranian military officers in Damascus. Alex Whisson discussed the dangers and temptations of viewing this attack as an act of solidarity with anti-imperialist forces.

    • 9 min
    All out for Palestine: Nathalie Farah on the Naarm A15 mobilisations

    All out for Palestine: Nathalie Farah on the Naarm A15 mobilisations

    Nathalie Farah is a writer and advocate from Naarm/Melbourne. She joined Alex Whisson and Joni Boyd to discuss the various mobilisations taking place in response to the call for escalatory, economically disruptive action in solidarity with the people of Palestine.

    • 7 min
    The Lucky Country redux? Tom Chodor on Australia's bungled response to the pandemic

    The Lucky Country redux? Tom Chodor on Australia's bungled response to the pandemic

    Lockdowns, travel bans, two-week mandatory quarantines. These draconian measures became all too familiar to Australians during the years of the COVID-19 pandemic. And yet, none of these 'policy levers' were part of the country's long term pandemic response planning.
    Addressing a collective trauma from which almost none of us have even begun to properly recover, political scientists Tom Chodor and Shahar Hameiri set out to discover just why Australia's response to COVID-19 was so badly bungled at every step, and why the rise and rise of a neoliberal regulatory state came back to haunt us amid the worst public health crisis in a hundred years.

    • 22 min
    Collateral murder: Julian Assange's father on his son's last ditch effort for freedom

    Collateral murder: Julian Assange's father on his son's last ditch effort for freedom

    Ahead of Julian Assange's final attempt to appeal his extradition to the United States on 17 charges of espionage and one charge of computer misuse, Alex Whisson spoke to his father John Shipton.

    • 15 min

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