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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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@3CR

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English

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PO Box 1277 Collingwood Melbourne VIC AUSTRALIA 3066 +61 3 9419 8377


Episodes

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


Military Junta and Repression in Thailand

8/14/2017
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There have been 17 military coups in Thailand since 1932 and since the coup of 2014, the military junta is well and truly entrenched in the country. Against this background, poverty is crippling, farmers are suiciding, workers are languishing, activists for democratic rights are being arrested under repressive laws. To discuss the situation in Thailand, Junya Lek Yimprasert, a democratic rights activist from Thailand, now in exile in Finland facing charges under the draconian Les Majeste...

Duration: 00:27:59


Violence at Al-Aqsa compound

7/31/2017
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Today on Accent of Women, we look at the most recent Israeli aggression against Palestinians, specifically in the Al-Aqsa compound of Jerusalem.Supposedly in retaliation to an attack by Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa mosque in mid-July, Israel restricted who could pray there, installed metal detectors and commenced harrassing and arresting worshippers. Al-Aqsa compound is also a sacred site for Jews – known as Temple Mount. While arguably, Al-Aqsa mosque has been re-opened to...

Duration: 00:28:00


Behind the Crisis in Venezuela

7/24/2017
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Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, has pledged to hold a referendum on a new constitution he is proposing in response to two months of violent anti-government protests. To re-write of the constitution will be co-ordinated by a body called the Constituent Assembly, an election for which is being held on Sunday 30 July. To discuss the situation in Venezuela and the context leading up to the re-writing of the consitution, Katrina Kozarek an activist based in Venezuela.

Duration: 00:27:59


The Lesser of two evils: Macron v Le Pen

5/29/2017
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The 2017 French presidential election was held on 23 April. As no candidate won a majority in the first round, a run-off was held between the top two candidates, Emmanuel Macron of En Marche! and Marine Le Pen of the National Front. Macron won by a decisive margin on 7 May.

Duration: 00:27:59


Part 2: Workers' struggle in South Korea

5/22/2017
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We conclude our coverage of the recent elections in South Korea and what this means for workers in that country.

Duration: 00:28:03


PART 1: Workers' struggle in South Korea

5/15/2017
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For the next two weeks on Accent of Women, we look at the recent elections in South Korea and what this means for workers in that country.

Duration: 00:27:59


Organising in Cambodia in the face of repression

5/8/2017
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We speak with a worker organiser based in Cambodia, visiting Australia as a guest of APHEDA. APHEDA is the international aid arm of the Australian labour movement. Organising is very heavily repressed in Cambodia, and listerners might recall the demos in 2013 by garment workers, fighting for a minimum wage. Those demonstrations resulted in mass arrests and the murder of two of those activists. Given the repression, what are conditions like for workers and what does it take to organise?

Duration: 00:27:59


The Struggle for Freedom and Dignity

5/1/2017
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Accent of Women speaks with Reem Yunis, Palestinian socialist and activist based in Melbourne Australia about the Palestinian mass hunger strike, The Struggle for Freedom and Dignity. On April 17, 2017, more than 1000 palestinian prisoners commenced a hunger strike under the leadership of high profile political prisoner, Marwan Barghouti. Two weeks later, more than 1600 prisoners are now participating.

Duration: 00:28:00


Stop the War on Syria

4/24/2017
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In Melbourne Australia, a socialist organisation called Socialist Alternative organises an annual Marxism Conference over the Easter long weekend. This year, they invited special guest Farah Kobaissy from the Socialist Forum in Lebanon. Farrah gave a keynote address at the conference, which I recorded, and broadcast for you now.

Duration: 00:27:59


Fighting back in Syria and Lebanon

4/17/2017
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Today on Accent of Women, we look at the situation in two neighbouring Middle Eastern countries, Lebanon and Syria. Farah Kobeissy, is an activist and a researcher in gender, labor and migration. She is also a member of the Socialist Forum in Lebanon. She was in Australia for the annual Marxism Conference organised by Socialist Alternative and I had an opportunity to speak with her.

Duration: 00:27:59


PART 2: Freedom is a constant struggle

4/10/2017
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Today on Accent of Women, we broadcast the second and final part of a speech by Angela Davis that was delivered in October 2013, at Birkbeck School of Law. The talk is called Freedom is a constant struggle, closures and continuities. I was listening to this speech recently and every point made is relevant and salient for those of us organising for freedom today, so I wanted to give you the listener, the benefit of some of these lessons.

Duration: 00:27:59


PART 1: Freedom is a constant struggle

4/3/2017
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Today on Accent of Women, I broadcast a speech by Angela Davis that was delivered in October 2013, at Birkbeck School of Law. The talk is called Freedom is a constant struggle, closures and continuities. I was listening to this speech recently and every point made is relevant and salient for those of us organising for freedom today, so I wanted to give you the listener, the benefit of some of these lessons.

Duration: 00:27:59

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