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A podcast series brought to you by Solidarity, a revolutionary socialist group in Australia. www.solidarity.net.au

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Australia

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A podcast series brought to you by Solidarity, a revolutionary socialist group in Australia. www.solidarity.net.au

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@soli_aus

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English


Episodes
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The missing party: Rosa Luxemburg and the German revolution

6/20/2024
Rosa Luxemburg was one of the giants of the socialist movement at the beginning of the 20th century. She argued for revolution against reformism and celebrated the power of the mass strike. But, as Caitlin Doyle outlines, she failed to understand the need for independent revolutionary organisation, with terrible consequences. Read about Rosa Luxemburg. Find out about Solidarity.

Duration:00:29:49

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Kanaky rises against colonialism

6/13/2024
The Kanak, the Indigenous people of Kanaky-New Caledonia, have risen up against their French colonial masters. Paddy Gibson explains why we should draw inspiration from their resistance and build solidarity across the Pacific with all struggles for liberation. Read more about the Kanak struggle. Find out more about Solidarity.

Duration:00:25:31

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The Radical Jewish Tradition

6/6/2024
The Radical Jewish Tradition is an important new book that debunks the claim of Israel and its apologists to represent Jews everywhere. Solidarity hosted a book launch that heard from the two co-authors, both anti-Zionist Jews: Donny Gluckstein in Scotland and Janey Stone in Melbourne. Solidarity member and anti-Zionist Jew, Tami Gadir, was the final speaker. In Australia, the book is available from Interventions, elsewhere from Bookmarks. Read more on the fight against Zionism. Find out more about Solidarity.

Duration:00:47:21

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Climate, cost of living, Palestine: why is Albanese so right-wing?

5/30/2024
Labor has a shocking record on so many issues. Solidarity editor James Supple looks at why Labor fails and the kind of alternative we need. Read Solidarity articles on Labor. Find out more about Solidarity.

Duration:00:22:30

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How capitalism breeds war

5/23/2024
Jason Wong looks at the contradictions within capitalism that make war a central feature of the system. He argues that workers have the interest and the power to end the slaughter. Read Solidarity articles about war. Find out more about Solidarity.

Duration:00:29:14

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Israel: is Zionism in crisis?

5/16/2024
Israel is a pariah state, stripped of legitimacy in the eyes of billions around the world. Anti-Zionist Jews are mobilising in record numbers to say, not in my name. So can Israel survive? David Glanz discusses the issues. Read Solidarity articles about Israel. Find out more about Solidarity.

Duration:00:32:23

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Is international revolution possible?

5/9/2024
How can ordinary people fight for real change when our rulers seem so powerful? Cooper Forsyth argues that workers everywhere have the power to spread struggles around the world and win. Read more about revolution. Read more about Solidarity.

Duration:00:22:08

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Imperialism and the Pacific: no US bases, no war on China

5/2/2024
Phil Griffiths challenges the ruling class propaganda about China and argues that it is imperialist rivalry that is making the region less safe and threatening war. Read Solidarity's articles on China. Find out more about Solidarity.

Duration:00:27:43

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Alienation and the misery of capitalism

4/25/2024
Lucy Honan explains what Marxists mean by alienation and how its impact shapes our lives – and how we can retake control through collective struggle.

Duration:00:21:39

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Palestine, resistance and revolution

4/18/2024
Lebanese socialist Simon Assaf outlines how the crimes of the Israeli state are fostering anger and resistance across the region, creating a new opportunity for revolutionary change. Read Solidarity's coverage of the fight for a free Palestine. Find out more about Solidarity.

Duration:00:24:56

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Theories of settler colonialism

4/11/2024
Australia is a settler colonial state. Israel is, too. But what does that mean for the struggle for Indigenous rights in Australia and liberation for Palestine? Paddy Gibson unbundles the theory. Read Solidarity's coverage of the fight against racism. Find out more about Solidarity.

Duration:00:35:07

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Eyewitness from Gaza

4/4/2024
Sameh Nasser, who escaped Gaza in December and who has lost 16 family members to Israeli terror, addressed Solidarity's Keep Left conference. David Glanz provided an introduction. Read all Solidarity's coverage of the Palestine crisis here. Find out more about Solidarity and get involved.

Duration:00:19:07

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Capitalism and anti-Aboriginal racism

3/28/2024
This talk by Paddy Gibson outlines the importance of anti-Aboriginal racism to the ruling class in Australia. Paddy explores the ways that the so-called "Aboriginal problem" has posed challenges for Australian capitalism and the way Aboriginal resistance continues to threaten the system. Recorded at a Solidarity meeting in April 2016, this podcast is dedicated to the memory of Arrente and Alyawarr Elder Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, who famously asserted, "Don't try and suppress me. I am not the problem. I have never left my Country, nor have I ever ceded any part of it."

Duration:00:26:30

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How teachers are organising for Palestine

3/21/2024
Teachers and School Staff for Palestine has organised some inspiring actions, despite hostile media coverage and attempts at suppression by Labor state education ministers and their departments. We talk to Lucy Honan, an experienced teacher and long-time member of the Australian Education Union. She’s also a member of Solidarity.

Duration:00:36:15

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What's wrong with capitalism? What's the alternative?

3/14/2024
Paddy Gibson gives an introduction to Karl Marx's theory of historical materialism. He includes basic explanations of the concept of alienation, surplus value, the centralisation and concentration of capital and what we mean by workers' power and socialist revolution. This talk was given to a Solidarity student club meeting at Sydney University in August 2014.

Duration:00:22:54

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Music and politics: DJing for Palestine

3/7/2024
This episode is about what is happening in Melbourne for fans of electronic music from the SWANA (Southwest Asia and North Africa) region, and for music fans who want to recognise and act on what is happening in Palestine. To discuss this, Tami Gadir is joined by MzRizk, a renowned Naarm/Melbourne radio broadcaster (Boogie Beat Suite, PBS) and prolific DJ (winner, “Best DJ” category, Music Victoria Awards 2022). MzRizk talks about her DJing work, Palestinian solidarity and what it means to express political positions through music and the arts. MzRizk uses genres such as house, jazz, soul, disco, hip-hop, and Arabic music to foster community and cultural connection wherever she plays—from Melbourne to New York to Beirut and beyond. One of the popular club nights she co-organises is Habibi Hafla, which has been among the Palestine solidarity events that have been put on by local organisers since October 2023. Music credit: Ṭarabeat - طربيت, "Kazdoura - ك​ز​د​و​ر​ة" https://tarabeat1.bandcamp.com/track/kazdoura

Duration:00:19:40

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Lenin on imperialism and war

2/29/2024
Writing during the First World War, Lenin analysed how capitalism led to imperialism, which in turn led to war between the great powers. A century on, David Glanz argues that Lenin's arguments and his insistence that workers have the power to end war is still vitally relevant today.

Duration:00:33:49

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Music and politics: Workers' control and the hands that made the Sydney Opera House

2/22/2024
In this week’s episode of our Music and Politics miniseries, we talk to Erima Dall about the course of industrial disputes at the Sydney Opera House construction site and what lessons we can take from how they played out. Erima is a member of Solidarity, a wharfy, and a Maritime Union of Australia member and delegate. In 2023, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Opera House’s completion, Erima wrote an article on this topic in Solidarity magazine and we’re pleased to have her joining us for this episode.

Duration:00:28:30

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The reactionary roots of Zionism

2/15/2024
Zionism argues that antisemitism can't be fought and that Jews need a state at the expense of the Palestinians. David Glanz discusses how Zionism has always fostered racism and collaborated with imperialism.

Duration:00:21:00

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The rotten politics of Narendra Modi

2/8/2024
Narendra Modi, prime minister of India, is an authoritarian leader and an Islamophobe. Barry Pavier, author of Hindutva and the Sangh Parivar in Britain, explains the background to his politics and discusses how the Indian left can fight back. Read Barry's article here.

Duration:00:48:48