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The SUWA Program, Squatters and Unwaged Workers Airwaves is a weekely program about unemployed workers organising, centrelink news and squatting rights.

The SUWA Program, Squatters and Unwaged Workers Airwaves is a weekely program about unemployed workers organising, centrelink news and squatting rights.
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The SUWA Program, Squatters and Unwaged Workers Airwaves is a weekely program about unemployed workers organising, centrelink news and squatting rights.




The SUWA Show - Squatters and Unwaged Workers Airwaves - Episode 201807201730

On this SUWA show, Doing It Ourselves folks Suse and Jim discuss Sustaining Activism, burnout and activist wellbeing.For further support or resources, please see Plan To Thrive (Activist Wellbeing and Support organisation)


Unemployed Workers Fight Back (SUWA program)

Presenter Valerie Farfalla interviewed Jerry Creaney (Pensioners, Seniors & Veterans Party), Owen Bennett (Australian Unemployed Workers Union), Pas Forgione (Anti-Poverty Network (S.A.) and Trish Posterino. The main focus of the program was the need to increase Newstart and a campaign to fight the LNP's new punitive demerits point system for social security recipients, administered by the private job agencies. The Newstart choir featured and Reds Under the Bed Actviist Cabaret played two...


Doing It Ourselves talking about "sustainability" and system change

Suse and Anisa from Doing It Ourselves talk with fellow radical Guy about their experience of the Sustainable Living Festival and how we talk about sustainability versus system change.


Floating Anarchy: Mistaken Identities & Trumpian Conspiracies

Cam and Andy talk to Peter and Andy about how Peter and Andy are not Andy (Andy is Andy). Then Dr Jason Wilson joins us to discuss Las Vegas, Trump and how conspiracy theories are conspiratorially used to distract us from what's really going on (app-based bike sharing is not a sustainable business model in areas without appropriate cycling infrastructure, but conversely are also not sustainable in areas with appropriate cycling infrastructure, meaning their true purpose must be a CIA...


Podcast The SUWA Show - Doing It Ourselves Presents: Mutual Aid Panel

In this episode we played a recording of the Real Sustainability Through Mutual Aid panel, where Anitra Nelson, Terry Leahy and Theo Kitchener talked about moneyless economies, revolution and Doing It Ourselves, the Gnomes Farming Co-operative and Livelyhood’s plans.


Podcast The SUWA Show - Doing It Ourselves Presents: Let's talk about activism

Lara, Jim and Anisa explored different ways that people get involved in activism, and how NGOs play a part in our environmental and social justice movements.


Podcast The SUWA Show - Doing It Ourselves Presents: What is hierarchy?

Jim and Anisa talk about hierarchy and how it plays a role in our lives, as well as in environmental activism.


The SUWA Show - Doing It Ourselves Presents: Holistic Activism: A New Way Forward?

This week Suse from Doing It Ourselves interviews fellow Doing It Ourselves activist Mark Allen on the newly emerging Holistic Activism movement. We also discuss why this movement is particularly important in light of what is currently unfolding across the world. More information can be found on the 'Holistic Activism and Behaviour Change' page on facebook.

The SUWA Show - Squatters and Unwaged Workers Airwaves - Episode 201610211730

This is the first episode of Doing It Ourselves on the SUWA Show. Theo and Jim, both from Doing It Ourselves, talked about world changing ideas. Specifically they introduced the group and what it is all about, and then delved into building alternatives and direct action. We have special permission to podcast Affluenza by The Crash Narrative.


The SUWA Show - Squatters and Unwaged Workers Airwaves - Episode 201607291730

prison themed show commemortaing Attica and other prison struggles, history in australia and america


Wobbly Radio

The theme for this show is the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Easter Uprising in Ireland. There are some musical tributes to one of the co-founders of the Industrial Workers of the World, or the Wobblies, Mother Jones, who was born in Ireland. She co-founded the Wobblies in Chicago in 1905. Unfortunately due to copyright issues these have been taken out of the podcast, but you can listen to them here and here. Margaret and Peter talk to Melissa from the Earth Worker Co-operative....


Fascism and anti-Fascism in Melbourne & Beyond

Blake Petersen, Melbourne antifa, joins Andy Fleming & Dr. Cam to discuss the past year in antifa organising. Andy & Cam also discuss the UPF's leadership infighting and the emergence of the Australian Liberty Alliance.


Reproductive Rights, Borders and Mess the West

Recently anti-choicers Right to Life Australia held a number of forums around the country as part of their campaign against abortion. They invited Troy Newman from Operation Rescue, a notorious anti-choice group from the USA which has defended violent action against clinics and doctors. After a public outcry, and a campaign from some feminist and activist groups, the Federal Government denied Troy Newman a visa.We interview Debbie from Radical Women about the campaign for Reproductive...


Rumah Api Eviction and the Dole Action Group

We have an interview with someone who was involved in the solidarity action at the Malaysian Consulate on the 10th of September, after the eviction of the Rumah Api Social Centre. This eviction happened on the 28th of August during a gig, with 161 people arrested, all due to allegations they were "planning to topple the Malayasian government". This happened the night before an unrelated protest against the Malyasian government, with it being part of a wider crackdown against opposition to...


West Papua Freedom Flotilla, and Illegal Strikes

This month on the Food not Bombs edition of the SUWA show, we interview Izzy Brown, one of the organisers of the Freedom Flotilla to West Papua. Izzy discusses links between the struggle in West Papua and the struggles of Indigenous peoples in Australia, tells us about what happened in the last Flotilla, and planning for the next one.Also on the show, we have a discussion about a couple of strikes that had occurred this week despite courts ordering them to stop, and how these were...


Sexual Diversity Workshop & The 2015 Anarchist Bookfair

Helena May runs Discovery workshops. For more information, check out her website at: Helena MayFor more information about Anarchist events in Melbourne, check out the website at: Anarchist Events


Online Misogynistic Trolling plus Intersectional Animal Liberation

Up first on the show this week is Jess from the Institute of Critical Animal Studies Oceania ( We interview Jess about the history and aims of ICAS, the conference they are having, and on incorporating an intersectional political analysis into animal liberation movements.Next, we have a lengthy interview with Van Badham, a writer, playwright and activist who also writes a column for the Guardian. This interview is about the online...


The SUWA Show - Squatters and Unwaged Workers Airwaves - Episode 201504101730

This show features discussion regarding the Reclaim Australia Rally which was held in Melbourne on April 4, 2015. The show also contains commentry from an Undercurrent Victoria panel and discussion which was held at Trades Hall on Thursday March 5, 2015. The panel discusses issues surrounding prison abolition, community accountability and transformative justice responses to sexual assault and domestic violence in our communities.

The SUWA Show - Squatters and Unwaged Workers Airwaves - Episode 201503131730

Live reporting from the March 13 rally against the proposed forced closure of remote Indigenous communities in WA. Includes interviews, speechs, and some general recording of the protest.