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Accent of Women is a show by and about women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with a commitment to progressive politics. It is aimed at ethnic women and people interested in issues by and about women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Accent of Women is a show by and about women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with a commitment to progressive politics. It is aimed at ethnic women and people interested in issues by and about women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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Melbourne, VIC

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Accent of Women is a show by and about women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with a commitment to progressive politics. It is aimed at ethnic women and people interested in issues by and about women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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English

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Episodes

Accent of Women - Episode 201808070830

8/6/2018
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On today’s episode of Accent, we ask the old skool adage: can sticks and stones break our bones?We look at the impact biased reporting has on African youth in Australia. We also speak to Amy Maquire, a Darumbal/South Sea journalist and researcher about anti-blackness and lessons African communities can learn from First Nation people.

Duration:00:26:51

Newstart - is it a liveable wage?

7/23/2018
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Is Newstart a new beginning?On today’s episode of Accent, we ask, does Newstart allowance provide for a basic living wage - or should the payment be raised to meet the changing living standards.To help us understand the challenges faced by job seekers on Newstart allowance, we spoke to Gemma Mahadeo, a Melbourne-based writer and musician. Gemma's family emigrated from England to Australia in 1987. She's a committee member for the Women's Melbourne Network, and has performed her work with...

Duration:00:27:02

New Trade Union Law Cambodia

4/16/2018
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The Cambodian Food and Service Workers’ Federation has a newly elected President – Ou Tep Phallin who was formerly herself a beer promotions worker. Listeners might recall the major campaign run back in 2016, in defence of women in teh beer promotions industry in Cambodia – this is where women are required to encourage tourists in night clubs to keep drinking, and are compelled to drink themselves, putting them in very dangerous situations.

Duration:00:27:59

Stolenwealth not Commonwealth

4/9/2018
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The British Empire is again celebrating it’s world wide colonial conquests in the form of the Commonwealth Games, currently underway on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Indigenous activists and their supporters are conducting a protest campaign against the Commonwealth Games, under the title of the “Stolenwealth Games”. They are demanding land rights and recognition that Aboriginal sovereignty has never been ceded.

Duration:00:28:00

Palestinians and the Great Return March

4/2/2018
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Israeli troops killed at least 15 Palestinians and injured more than 1,400 on Friday 30 March, during demonstrations along Gaza’s border with Israel and in cities throughout the Palestinian enclave. The demonstrations were scheduled to take place for six weeks along the border of Gaza, and have been called the “Great Return March”. This area has been subject to an 11 year illegal blockade by Israel and Egypt. Today's program features visiting Palestinian activist and militant, Huwaida Arraf.

Duration:00:27:59

The economic crisis in Venezuela

3/26/2018
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On today’s program, we look at the economic crisis in Venezuela. Despite the billions of dollars available to Venezuela because of its oil industry, the country is in the throes of an economic crisis, resulting from US sanctions. Venezuela is heavily dependent on food imports just to feed the population. The media is reporting that hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing the country into neighbouring Brazil and Colombia, in order just to eat.On today’s program, I speak with visiting...

Duration:00:28:01

No War on Syria

3/12/2018
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Eastern Ghouta, located just east of Damascus, has become the recent focus of a fierce offensive by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces. Health officials have also accused the Syrian government of using chlorine gas in their aerial bombardment campaign on Eastern Ghouta. The UN has called the situation in the enclave "hell on earth". Mariam Salameh, one of the women that has been organising rallies and marches in defence of the Syrian people is featured on today's program.

Duration:00:28:00

Manufacturing a gang crisis

2/26/2018
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Today on Accent of Women, we revisit the issue of African gangs and the vilification of Sudanese youth by the conservative media, and the Victorian state opposition.We feature the voice of Sudanese community campaigner, Nawal Ali, addressing a public meeting in Flemington – a western Melbourne suburb with a large Sudanese community. And then in the second part of the show, we revisit our interview with Sajda Yaccoub from the Peer Advocacy Team of the Police Accountability Project at...

Duration:00:28:01

Opium of the masses

2/12/2018
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This week's Accent of Women looks at apostasy – the practice of changing or leaving your religion.Apostasy is a critical demand for the international workers movement – it goes to the heart of collective consciousness, especially working class consciousness. It is about breaking the chains of religion that suppress and oppress, particularly women.But it is also an extremely difficult conversation to have, in this political climate. Atheism and the rejection of religion entirely, arises...

Duration:00:28:03

Defend Public Housing

2/5/2018
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On Today’s Accent of Women, we will learn more about the Labor Victorian government’s plans in relation to the Public Housing Renewal project, and the social impacts that this will have.We hear from Yasemin Shamsili of the Public Housing Defence Network and Ayan Mohamud, a community activist and public housing tenant

Duration:00:28:02

#Abolish Australia Day

1/29/2018
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The 26th January, 2018 saw some of the biggest rallies across Australia in solidarity, defence and struggle with Aboriginal people. In Melbourne alone, 50 to 60,000 people marched the streets, overshadowing the official Australia Day Parade 50 to 1. This week's Accent of Women looks at the Abolish Australia Day campaign featuring interviews with Dtarneen Onus-Williams and Meriki Kalinya, and a speech by Jenny Munro

Duration:00:27:59

Of African Descent

1/22/2018
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Today on Accent of Women, we look at the supposed crime wave of African gangs that is sweeping Victoria.To discuss this issue, two young women are featured on Accent of Women, who in very different ways, are both working towards combating the media's racist rhetoric, and ultimately to ending this kind of racism. These two young women are Eunice Gabboyi, chairperson of the Afro Australian Student Association, and Sajda Yacoub ffrom the Peer Advocacy Team of the Police Accountability Project...

Duration:00:28:00

Bukjeh: Stories of home, and of having to leave it

1/15/2018
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In Melbourne, at the Immigration Museum Palestinian installation artist Aseel Tayah brings us Bukjeh: Stories of home, and of having to leave it.Bukjeh is an installation and a series of short performances created with people who have been forced to leave their homes, and in response to children's questions about refugees.

Duration:00:28:01

Hands Off Jerusalem!

12/11/2017
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US President Donald Trump's announcement to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is effectively an endorsement of Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem. The announcement sparked protests in Gaza and the West Bank and some commentators are describing the situation as a third intifada. But to understand the current provocation, what's happening in Palestine and what the future is for the Palestinian struggle, Accent of Women speaks with Palestinian activist, Samah Sabawi.

Duration:00:28:00

Korean Women Organising

12/4/2017
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On today’s Accent of Women, we look at women organising in the South Korean labour movement. In the second part of the program we will hear from Wol San Liem, director of International Affairs for the Korean Public Transport Workers Union, about a current strike in the railways, against privatisation. But first up on the show, we look at a significant labour movement event on the South Korean workers’ calendar – Jun Tae Il day.

Duration:00:27:58

PART 2: Shomi Yoon on Early Japanese Communists

11/6/2017
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On today’s Accent of Women, we conclude our exploration of early Japanese communist women.Shomi Yoon is member of the International Socialist Organisation in Aeteoroa/New Zealand. Shomi herself is from Japanese origins, and was a keynote speaker at the Marxism conference held in 2014.

Duration:00:28:03

PART 1: Shomi Yoon on Early Japanese Communists

10/30/2017
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On today’s Accent of Women, we take a step back into history and look at early Japanese communist women.Shomi Yoon is member of the International Socialist Organisation in Aeteoroa/New Zealand. Shomi herself is from Japanese origins, and was a keynote speaker at the Marxism conference held in 2014.

Duration:00:28:01

Fatah and Hamas unity talks

10/16/2017
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On October 12, Hamas and Fatah signed a landmark reconciliation deal in Cairo in what has been said is a key step towards ending a decade-long rift between the two Palestinian factions.But do these developments hold hope for Palestinian liberation and the end to Israeli apartheid? Or is it another attempt to goad the Palestinians into agreeing to ever more concessions to Israel, ceding land and resources? To discuss this development, Reem Yunis, Palestinian activist and socialist based...

Duration:00:28:00

The Rohingya Crisis is Genocide

10/2/2017
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At least 500,000 Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August of this year. Officially, Burma's government does not recognize the Rohingya as lawful citizens. The government claims they were brought to Rakhine from Bangladesh during the time when Burma was a British colony, and the government says they are living in Myanmar illegally. But there are other factors too, the lie behind the brutal genocide of the Rohingya – economic considerations access to natural resources, as...

Duration:00:27:51

The Crisis on the Korean Peninsula

9/25/2017
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On today’s Accent of Women, we look at the possibility of nuclear warfare on the Korean peninsular. We hear from two South Korean activists, Sung Hee Choi, and Wol-san Liam.

Duration:00:27:49