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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.
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Melbourne, VIC


Rank and File Worker and Trade Union Show, covering current affairs, progressive issues and news and events from the labour movement.




Liep Gony Memorial II Palestinian film in focus II Is ineqality rising in Australia?

Liep Gony Memorial II Beaten to death for his skin colour 19 year old Sundanese Australian Liep Gony is remembered in a public memorial on the steps of Victorian Parliament. Palestinian film in focus IIWajid - the wedding invitations an intimate study of the stresses of Palistinian life under Israeli occupation. The only film to get a national release after the upcoming Palestinian film Festival. We speak to director AnneMarie Jacir. Is ineqality rising in Australia? II Economist Bill...


Industrial Manslaughter II Transforming Democracy II Anti- poverty strategy II

Dr Paul Sutton talks about the Victorian campaign for industrial manslaughter.Belinda from the Australian Federation of Community Legal Centres talks about their upcoming conferenne.Lew Wheeler from Fair Go For Pensioners talks about the facts about poverty with practical work for change.Senator Doug Cameron & Sally McManus give tribute to Laurie Carmichael.


Prague Spring II Suitcase of dreams II This is the Week that Was II Don Sutherland

Prague Spring - on the 50 year anniversary of Russian tanks rolling into Prague to quell a people's revolution we hear from Brain Aaron's from the Search Foundation about the significance of the eventSuitcase of Dreams - A public art photography project celebrating the history of Moreland's muliticultural and diverse community. If you want to be part of this email: natashacolangelollgmail.comThis is the Week that WasRegular guest Don Sutherland talks about Laurie Carmichael RIP and the...


Save Pepper Tree Place II Chat from Global Eco City Summit II The Week That Was II The next bust will be worse - Humphrey McQueen

Save Pepper Tree Place II Pepper Tree Place in Coburg is a community garden, nusery, meeting place that makes city life happier and more liveable - the community is fighting the closure.Chat from Global Eco City Summit II on the theme of sustainable cities Vivian Langford talks to author Andy Merrifield at the Global Eco City Summit.The Week That Was IIThe next bust will be worse - Humphrey McQueen talks on the 10th anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis.


LNP Energy Policy II Blue Stocking Week II Fair Go For Pensioners II The Week that Was II Corbyn's England

LNP Energy Policy II We hear Josh Fydenburg say cleanly that for the LNP their enegry policy is all about price and supply forget the Environmental.Blue Stocking Week II Robyn May & Professor Glenda Strawn talk about women at work.Fair Go For Pensioners II Roger Wilson talks about what FGFP is up to leading up to the Victorian Election in NovemberThe Week that Was II Corbyn's England II April Cummings talks about her work getting Corbyn on the Labour Party ticket that saw him become leader...

Thomas Frank & Wayne Swan II Greens Say No To Racism Event Melb

Thomas Frank, Wayne Swan & Denis Glover talk about inequality, politics and how to fight back at an event organised by the Chifley Research Centre and Per Capita.Kevin Healy brings us the Week that WasA report from the Melbourne Says No to Racism organised by the Greens in the present racist law and order campaign coming out out of Victorian Liberals leading up the Victoria's November 24th election.


US aggression - Iran II Aust Espionage laws attack Democracy II South Sudanese Australian's speak up

US aggression - Iran II Retired diplomat Richard Broinowski from International and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) talks about Australia's involvement in any war that may be insipired by Trump's sabre rattling.Aust Espionage laws attack Democracy II We speak to Fahim Khan, Senior Laywer with Criminal Defense Laywers Australia.South Sudanese Australian's speak up II The Victorian and Federal Liberals are beating up a fear and loathing campiagn around 'African Youth Gangs' leading up to the...


Roz Ward on Marx II Lisa Bellear Poetry launch II Somerton revisited

Roz Ward on Marx II Roz Ward gave a speech at the Alternative Left May celebrations of the anniversary of Marx's birth.Lisa Bellear Poetry launch II The great Lisa Bellear is honoured eleven years after death with a new anthology of her works edited by Jen Jewel Brown and published by UWAPublishing. Somerton revisited II Coalition Against Racism and Facism (CARF) member Chris di Pasquale talks about what really happened at protests against Lauen Southern, the mild mannered fascist, in...


Palestine II ACTU Congress II This is the Week that Was II The right to Strike

Palestine II Noura Eraka, American Palestinian scholar and human rights lawyer gives a powerful speech discussing how the human rights struggle of Palestine relates to all the struggles against post colonial power elites. Eraka was brought to Australia by the Australian Palestinge Advocacy Network.ACTU Congress II Don Sutherland reports on the ACTU CongressThis is the Week that Was IIThe right to Strike II Humphrey McQueen discusses the issue and its importance full text


Power out of corporate hands II Demerit points for Social Security II Older Age Pension II #DisarmUnis

Power out of corporate hands II Union project to reduce power bills and put the power back in the hands of workers.Demerit points for Social Security II Jeremy Poxons from Australian Unemployment Workers UnionOlder Age Pension II Roger Wilson from Fair Go for Pensioners #DisarmUnis II William Ross talks to us about the decentralised, synchronized demonstrations for environment, Refugee, against Militarism of our Unis and in support of Aboriginal Sovereignty across Melbourne on July 11.


Public Housing - Gronn Place Public Meeting !! Comedy Debate !! This is the Week that Was !! The Right to Strike

Public Housing - Gronn Place Public Meeting !!Comedy Debate !! Rod Quantock & Gab Hogan talk will Trump twitter us to oblivion at Green Left Weeklies' annual Comedy Debate.This is the Week that Was !!The Right to Strike !! Lucy Horan (AEU) an Evans (RTBU) at a meeting called to talk about the importance of the right to strike before the ACTU annual conference to be held at Brisbane Convention Centre on July 17 & 18.


Disaster Capitalism II Anti Fascist rally II QU & Dow Chemical money II This is the Week that Was II Exploitation, taxes & penalty rates

Disaster Capitalism II film to be screened at Melbourne Documentary Film Festival - July 7th Anti Fascist rally II June 24 in Melbourne. A report.QU & Dow Chemical money II Dow Chemicals is the company that gave us Agent Orange and the napalm that was used in Vietnam and other South East Asian countries during the late 20th century. Now the CEO Andrew Liveris is giving Queensland University $40 mill for a building with his name on it - a building housing sustainability research. Students and...


Border Politics II Ararat Scared Tree Update II Tribute to Eurydice Nixon II this is the Week that Was II The Banks

Border Politics - Julian Burnside talks about the new film Border Politics and the issue of refugees.Ararat Scared Tree UpdateTribute to Eurydice Nixon - a heart felt tribute by her friends in the comedy screen who were at the Left Green Comedy Debate.this is the Week that Was - the full episode of the this weeks episode.The Banks - Humprey McQueen looks at the banks full text


Gronn Place II CARF II Capitaliam a crime Scene

Gronn Place, Brunswick West report on rally in support of Public Housing.Coalition Against Racism and Facism outside Melbourne Magistrate Court on Thursday where 3 members face charges over events at December 2017 Demonstration against Milo YiannopoulosHarry Glasbeek, Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in Toronto, Canada. In his new book (part of a trilogy) Capitalism: A Crime Story, Harry makes the case that if the rules and doctrines of...


Save Public Housing: Walker St Estate II Road building in Melb II The Basic Wages Case

Walker St Estate rally report around #Save Public Housing against the State Government's #Public Housing Renewal program. What are the facts? Go to #Public Housing Defence Network for details to voice concern.State Government program of big roads to deal with transport problems in Melbourne are questioned.The Fair Work Commission's Friday decision to raise the minium wage by .64c per hour described as peanuts. We talk to Don Sutherland for a background to the decision.


Socialist Candidates for Vic Upper House II Walker Estate Save Public Housing II Do Robots Dream of Being Time Poor?

#Socialist Candidates for Vic Upper HouseII #Stephen Jolly, #Sue Bolton and #Collen Bolger at the #Victorian Socialist Launch for the Northern Metropolitan Seat in Vic elections. II @ Walker Estate Save Public Housing rally May 26th 12noon : a member of #Defend & Extend Public Housing talks about the Vic Govt sell out of Public Housing.II Do Robots Dream of Being Time Poor? #Humphrey McQueen talking at #New International Bookshop talks series on what #Marxism has to say robots work places