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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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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


Butch is not a dirty word

3/27/2017
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Today on Accent of Women, I am in conversation with Madelaine Imber and Tandiwe Aebi-Moyo about Butch and Butch Identity. Butch is not a dirty word is a publication, originating in Melbourne, Australia, and the brain child of Butch activist, Esther Godoy.

Duration: 00:27:59


Eliminating Racial Discrimination

3/20/2017
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The 21st of March is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – and while I don't believe that the United Nations has any commitment to ending racism, it's a worthwhile opportunity to look at anti-racist organising, particularly in the lead up to the Palm Sunday rallies across Australia, where activists will again take to the streets in defence of refugees. I'll provide those details at the end of the show. But featured on today's program, two young activists who...

Duration: 00:27:59


Organising Women in Sri Lanka

3/6/2017
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On the program today, and in celebration of International Women's Day, we feature two women organisers from Sri Lanka. In mid February 2017, an organisation called JERA, Justice Equity Right Access International, hosted a delegation of about 15 grassroots and community organisers from Sri Lanka, to Australia. We speak with two of the women on this delegation, Dr Sepali Kottegoda and Sumika Perera.

Duration: 00:27:59


Community Self Determination not Aid in Palestine

2/27/2017
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We look at a Community Foundation in Palestine that goes by the name Dalia. It's an extraordinary organisation in that it confronted the limitations of international aid coming in to Palestine, and how ultimately, money, organised in that way, made little to no difference to the lives of Palestinians.

Duration: 00:27:59


Part 2: What the Trump?!

2/13/2017
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President Trump stunned the world on January 27 when he signed a sudden executive order suspending immigration for 90 days from seven mostly Muslim countries. This ban had an immediate effect on people but was met with significant resistance which culminated in a legal battle that saw a federal appeals panel last week unanimously rejected Trump’s bid to reinstate this ban. Despite this, the ban is not yet dead in the water and the battle continues.

Duration: 00:27:59


PART 1: What the Trump?!

2/6/2017
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Donald Trump was inaugurated on January 20 amidst massive protests worldwide. In his first couple of weeks in office, he has introduced some extreme policies, one of which being the ban on people born in Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, Iraq and Iran, from entering the US. The ban had an immediate effect – people were being detained at airports, put on return flights or transported to immigration detention facilities. But over the last few days we've seen a winding back of these...

Duration: 00:27:59


Invasion Day is no day to celebrate

1/30/2017
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January 26. Australia Day. It marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, in New South Wales, the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip, the invasion of Australia and the start of genocide against the original owners of this land. We should not celebrate Australia Day. It's a day that has been sanctified and sanitised. Instead, we should be protesting and fighting for land rights, sovereignty and...

Duration: 00:28:03


Seeking Asylum - strategies and campaigns

1/23/2017
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This week on Accent of Women, we are still looking at the issue of refugees in Australia, but from a campaign and advocacy perspective this time. The Refugee Council of Australia is organising an ongoing film festival. They screen particular films, in particular states across the country, in an effort to shift public opinion about who refugees are and how they are created.

Duration: 00:27:59

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