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




Personal is Political Counihan Gallery II Strike at Melb Wharf II National Wage Case

Counihan Gallery in Brunswick's latest exhibitions honour the work of women in print media and video. Wendy Black from Red Letter Press remininces about the political work the collective was involved in during the 70's onwards.Strike at Melbourn Warf at Qube we talk to a stevedore involved in the dispute.We go to Herring Island memorial for Ellen Jose. The Ellen Jose Memorial Foundation for a female indigious artist was launched.This is the Week that WasDon Sutherland talks about annual...


Outside Martin Foley's Office about Public Housing II Filmmaker David Bradbury's America & Me II IWD rally

Friends of Public Housing & Fair Go For Pensioners outside Minister Martin Foley's office demanding answersAmerica & Me a film from David Bradbury showing at Nova on March 16 made in the lead up to Trumph's electionThis is the Week that WasIWD speakers at Women's march 2018 in Melbourne


Abdul & Jose II Raising the Pension Age II Australian Unemployed Workers Union Campaign Day

Abdul & Jose: We hear from Luigi Acquisto co-director of Abdul & Jose, a film about children taken to Indonesia from Timor Leste during the occupation.Raising the Pension Age: We hear from Todd Morris, Melbourne University Phd student, who has investigated the effects of raising the pension age for women.Australian Unemployed Workers Union Campaign Day: the AUWU members came together to discuss the campaign against the attacks on Social Security by the LNP Federal Government. We hear from...


WRAW II Cuba & the National Wage Case II Humphrey McQueen

Women's Rights At Work (WRAW) events leading up to Iternational Working Women's Day on March 8thDon Sutherland just back from Cuba talks Cuba and the National Wage CaseHumphrey McQueen talks Historical Materialism v Philosophical Idealism - yes you heard!


The Apple in Fed Square Grows Roots II Fair Go For Pensioners II What cutting Foreign Aid Means

The Apple in Fed Square Grows Roots - John Tribe (CEO Fed Square) why they want Apple followed by the President of Citizens for Melbourne Tania Davidge why we don't.Fair Go For Pensioners' Lew Wheeler talks about the fight back against the Victorian Public Housing Renewal Plan. Demo March 2 11am Martin Foley's Office 54 Rouse St Port Melb This is the Week that wasWhat cutting Foreign Aid Means. Alice Quinn just back from volunteering in Cambodia gives a first hand view of what happens when...


Apple in Fed Square? II AUWU National Day of Action II Socialist in Vic Parliament? II Rebalncing the work landscape

Apple Building for Fed Square? We talk to Citizens for Melbourne Action Group.Australian Unemployed Workers Union (AUWU) National Day of Action against dracoian Welfare Reform Bill in Senate at moment - exerptsStephen Jolley talks about the Left coalition working towards getting a Socialist into Victorian Parliament in the November election.This is the Week that Was - Kevin HealyDon Sutherland talks about what faces workers in a system that needs rebalancing.


Public Housing II National Day of Action Against Welfare Reform Bill

1st Half hour: Tony Nicholson gives an idea where the $45 mill will go to combat homelessness in Victoria Ascot Vale Public Housing Residents take a letter to the Minister saying they won't go.2nd Half hour: Friends of Public Housing report on meeting Federal Senators investigating public housing 3rd Half Hour: National Day of action called by the Ausralian Unemployed Workers Union


Grassroots USA II Setting Sun Film Festival II Race Horses on the Beach?II Humphrey McQueen on Australia Day

1st half hour - Grassroots USA a report from Vince Emmanuel2nd half hour - Anna Bourzourkas Setting Sun Film Festival director talks about the festival that brings the celebrates the Western Suburbs in film - Chris Smyth from Victorian National Parks warns that the report from the Vic Government that will allow up to 250 Race Horses on the Beach between Port Fairy & Warrnambool for training is the start of a massive assault on public spaces and environmental heritage.3rd half hour -...


Human Rights Day Rally II Public Housing II Save Vic Market II Web Dock Win

1st 1/2 hour: Human Rights Day Rally - we take you on-the-ground to Melbourne's Human Rights Rally 10/12/172nd 1/2 hour: Public Housing - Jeff Fielder from Fair Go For Pensioners (FGFP) & Housing for Aged Action Group (HAAG) talks about the rise in homelessness, housing affordability & solutions.3rd 1/2 hour: Save Vic Market - Phil Cleary calls people to a rally & possible community picket to defend Vic Market from City Council development plans many say exclude traders & community...


Can We Afford to Bring Them Here? II Lidia Thorpe Win II Fascists & the Melb Fight Back II Striking a Privilege says High Court

1st Half Hour: Can We Afford to Bring Them Here? New International Bookshop & Search Foundation Forum Series: Lucy Horan (Teachers For Refugees & RAC) & Julian Burnside QC.On the Steps of Vic Parliament to celebrate Lidia Thorpe's first speech - the first indiginous women in Vic Parliament.2nd Half Hour: Fascist & the Fight Back What happened Mon 6 in Melb? Debbie Brennan from Campaign Against Racism and Fascism was there.This is the Week that Was with Kevin Healy3rd Half Hour: Don...


The Police Problem II Manus II This is the Week that Was II Dr Bassil

1st half hour: The Police Problem - on the streets outside Flinders Street in the centre of Melbourne Dec 26, 2017 Special Operations police barred the way of peaceful refugee activists after a violent altercation at Friday's rally in city. We talk to refugee rallyists on the street on the police response.We talk to the Laywer from Melbourne Activists Legal Support (MALS) who went to the watch house after the Friday rally.2nd Half HourWe speak with Anne Moon for a look at Manus and what is...


Streets Victory II Rally for Environment game plan 2018 II Humphrey McQueen

1st half hour: Don Sutherland talks about the Streets victory 2nd half hour: Environment Rally on steps of Victoria Parliament on Nov 1 to celebrate victories and the game plan for 2018 This is the Week That Was3rd half hour: Humphrey McQueen Christmas round up.


Defend Public Housing - Walker St Estate Northcote rally II Manus update II Yes Vote report

1st half hour: Defend Public Housing - Walker St Estate Northcote rally Nov 112ond half hour: Chris Breen (Refugee Action Collective) Manus Island update/ Pine Gap Protestors Court Case update / This is the Week that was3rd half hour: "Yes Vote" rally Melb making history 15-11-2017


US Bases I Pine Gap Demonstrators go to court I 8Days Refugee Solidarity I Sampari is coming

7.30 - Prof David Vine talks about US bases8.00am - Paul Christie, peace activist, talk to us about his up-coming case for a peace demo at Pine Gap last year8.20am - This is the Week that was.830 am - 8 Days of Solidarity, a grassroots campaign to show solidarity with refugees who have been locked up in detention. It will be 8 days of action to highlight the longest time spent in Australia’s detention facilities, which is 8 years.12 to 19 of November info8.45 - Jill talks about the...


Elders endorse Lidia Thorpe Green 4 Northcote II Productivity & Wages debunked

We open with Lidia Thorpe maybe the 1st First People's representative in Victorian Parliament. We ask her why she is a Greens & why Northcote?In the last half hour Bill Mitchell debunks the outrageous claims from "leading business people' that to raise wages from an all time low needs a productivity increase. The gloves are off.


Defend Vic Public Housing Report II Cash Should Go II Capitalism Exposed

Celebration of Public Housing rally at Debneys Park Flemington. Public Housing Tenants speak out against Vic Govt "renewal" plans. They are joined by Adam Bandt Greens Federal Member for Melbourne. Next Rally 11 Nov Walker St Estate Northcote. PUBLIC HOUSING DEFENCE NETWORKDon Sutherland talks about Cash and that raid on the AWU & Australian democracy. What a week.Kevin Healy with This is the Week that WasHumprey McQueen talks Das Capital article here


Anti Terror Laws / WAR / Change the Rules Campaign

Rob Starry: Anti Terror Laws up close. Rob takes us through what these laws are doing to Islamic Australians and the fabric of our democracy by looking at two recent banner headline cases. Lift up the curtain and all is revealed.Chrissie-Horswood - Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance founding member explains why WAR is so importantKevin Healy gives us This is the Week that WasDon Sutherland surveys the industrial relations scene in Australia at this moment with reference to the progress of...


Eyewitness accounts: Venezuela & West Gate Disaster II Peter Norman Day

Coarle Winter just back from Venezuela give a clear account of the situationBessie Byrne on the Reel Impact Industry Day for the Environmental Film FestivalMarcus Harrinton speaks to Pat Preston who was there when the West Gate Bridge collapsed. Oct 15 is the 49th anniversary of the event that killed 35 workers.This is the Week that Was with Kevin HealyPeter Norman Day celebrations Oct 9th outside Melbourne Town HallChrissie-Lee Horseman fro Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance at the...


Marx II Refugee death @ Manus II Rebel Women in 1880's II Weekly Round up from Kevin II Poverty, wages & the need for change

Ass. Prof. Anitra Nelson on the relevance of Marx in the fight for the environment.Aron Mylvaganam talks about the recent death on Manus and the Federal Governments call for $7,500 from family to repatriate their sons body.Katie Wood, Socialist Historian, talks about rebel women.This is the week that wasDon Sutherland talks about the industrial landscape - how the laws are broken & what we can do about it.


Neo Nazis, Local Councils & Australia Day II Union Activism & History Conference II 'oily' Sam Griffiths the drafter of the Australian Constitution

Yarra Mayor Amanda Stone explains Yarra Council's position on Australia Day.Debbie Brennan gives first hand report of Neo Nazi storming of Moreland Council meeting against their position on Australia Day. Campaign Against Racism and Fascism (CARF) info here.Jerome Small talks about Union Activism & History Conference on Sat 14th Oct.This is the Week that WasHumphrey McQueen talks about 'oily' Sam Griffiths the drafter of the Australian Constitution.


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