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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.

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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Melbourne, VIC


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




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 Indigeous...

Duration: 01:30:22

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.

Duration: 00:06:40

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.

Duration: 01:29:12

South China Sea II Allende Commemoration II Uproar in Catalonia

South China Sea: IPAN conference speaker James O'Neill outlines the US role in undermining peace.Allende Commmoration The Commemoration of the 1973 Chilean Coup and Death of Salvadore Allende at Melbourne Trades Hall. Uproar in Catalonia The referendum to decide if Catalonia would separate from the Spanish Union set for Oct 1 has been interfered with by Federal Government intervention. LATEST: (Saturday, September 23, at 1500 hours). The Catalan interior minister, Joaquim Forn, rejects the...

Duration: 01:25:04

Vulnerable Workers Bill & Hadgkiss demise II Save Vic Market II Save Public Housing Now

- Don Sutherland our industrial relations reporter talks about the Vulnerable Workers Bill & the departure of Nigel Hadgkiss from the ABCC & what should mean to the Minister for Employment Michealea Cash.- Phil Cleary says the latest plan for Vic Market out of Melb City Council should not be seen as a fait-a-complet.- Lew Wheeler (Fair Go For Pensioners) talks an allaince to Save Public Housing in Victoria.

Duration: 01:27:50

Eminent Australians' against NT intervention - Gillian Triggs & Rosalie Kunot Monks II This is the Week that Was II Bruce Pascoe & Dark Emu

Concerned Australia's organised the launch of the Eminent Australian's statement against the NT intervention on Sept 28th at the Melbourne University Law School. 200 Eminent Australians have put their name to this important statement here . Gillian Triggs, recent past President of the Human Rights Commission, gave the first speech of the night while first nations Roasalie Kunot Monks from Alice Springs talks up here. Concern Australians' moto is Without Justice there is no...

Duration: 01:30:38

Save Public Housing Gomm St Residents Speak II This is the Week that Was II Humphrey McQueen celebrates Das Kapital

Gomm St Housing Estate residents meet and talk about the removal of residents for the Martin Foley Private Public Partnership rebuild that doesn't really include the residents' voices. The Meeting was held on Aug 30 with Councillor Sue Bolton from Moreland Council and a lawyer from Fitzroy Legal Service in attendance.This is the Week that Was says it all really.Humprey McQueen celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publishing of Volumne 1 of Das Kaptial. For more reflections go to...

Duration: 01:30:21

A chat on Progressive change II Melb Uni attacks academic freedom in new agreement II this is the week that was II the rules are broken how do we fix them?

Vince Emmanuel talks about progressive action in America.Changes to Melbourne University EBA attack academic rights - Colin Long from the National Tertiary Education Union.This the week that was.The rule are broken - Don Sutherland talks about how the industrial rules in Australia can and should be changed.

What's Going On in US II Cuts to Concessions II This is the Week that Was II Banks Part 2

Vince Emmanuel talks about America and activism.Lew Wheeler talks about cuts to concessions. Lew is from Fair Go For PensionersKevin Healy reviews the week.Humphrey McQueen tells us what the banks really do.

Duration: 01:29:43

Politics with your Weeties

Labor talks "the rules are broken" to the Sydney Institute. Don Sutherland crits Shadow Industry Ministry Brendan O'Connor's recent speech to the right wing Sydney Institute - the theme "The rules are broken".This Is the Week that WasDr Noah Bassil returns to talk about the state of things.

Duration: 01:28:34

Venezuela II Longford dispute II this is the week that was II the banks

Venezuela on fire - live cross before the popular vote.Longford dispute rally outside Esso with the voice of affected workers.This is the Week that was with Kevin Healy.Humphrey McQueen talks about banks and their place.

Duration: 01:25:43

Inequality from Turnbull, Shorten, Prof Roger Wilkins & Van Badham II This is the Week that Was II Sue Cramer on Constructivism & Aust Art @ Heide II Justice for Elijah

Inequality from Turnbull, Shorten, Prof Roger Wilkins & Van Badham.This is the Week that Was - Kevin picks up the theme of Shorten's inequality speech.Sue Cramer on Constructivism & Aust Art @ Heide - in an exhibition the honours the influence of the art movement that was born out of the Russian Revolution and worked to remake the world where art was no longer an elite sport.Justice for Elijah Rally in Melbourne called by Warriors of the Resistance filled the top of Bourke St and stopped...

Duration: 01:30:30

Young Workers left out II West Gate Tunnel Project II This is the Week that Was II Refugees and the human question

Arthur Rorris from the South Coast Trades and Labor Council talks about young workers excluded from fair pay and conditions and the fight back.Tony Smith talks about the West Gate Tunnel Project in Melbourne.This is the Week that Was.Arnold Zable talks about Refugees.

Duration: 01:28:42

Coolaroo Fire Update II Venezuela II Fair Go for Pensioners II This is The Week That Was II Casuals to Permanent ruling

Coolaroo Fire Update by 3cr reporter Corey Green. Fuentes give a much needed Left analysis on what is going on in Venezuela. Fred will be speaking at the Multicultural Hub in Elizebeth St, Melb on July 29th at Fair Go for Pensioners join with Friends of Public Housing around changes to Public Housing Victoria and call for housing for older and female citzens who are being left behind.Kevin Healy sums up the week in his This is The Week That Was...

Duration: 01:30:22

Affordable Housing II Domestic Violence Leave Ruling II The International Bank of Settlements

Affordable housing and Public Housing in the spot light.Lousa Bessina (Social Alternative) looks at the Glenfell disaster in London and makes connects to public housing policies in Victoria and Australia.Kate Shaw outlines the arguments against social mix and sell off of Victorian Public Housing assets based on outmoded neoliberal small government credo put forward by Victorian Housing Minister Martin...

Duration: 01:28:57

Stand Up for Nature Rally II ACTU NextGen Report II Wantirna Caravan Park Evictions

Sydneysiders have spat the dummy when it comes to the removal of trees for developers dreamings. They stood up for nature last week in a clarion call warning Australian's what is at stake and how they can become heros for nature.Solidarity reporter Don Sutherland gives us a view of the ACTU NextGen Conference - it was all about a campaign to change the laws that bind us.Kevin Healy brings us This is the Week that Was.The Watirna Caravan Park evictions gives a new complexion on the war on...

Duration: 01:30:18

Politics with your Wheaties

The Respect Campaign. We look at perspectives on the campaign to bring Aboriginal Australia under the control of the Australian Constitution: has the Australian non-indignous community done enough to be able to make a fair deal with Aboriginal people. We speak with filmmaker Melanie Hogan about her film Kanyini made ten years ago and about to be re-released on iTunes (June 28) which is about the issues for Aboriginal people when it comes to moving forward in harmony in this country. We...

Duration: 00:59:59

Solidarity Breakfast Radiothon Show

We remember lost comrades - tributes to Trevor Grant, and Ellen Jose and John Clarke tells a joke.Big issues: Australian Unemployed Workers Union and Fair Go for Pensioners bring the social security scandal to our attention. Sally McManus (ACTU) and the call for worker action.We hear some of the speeches that made our year Sawah Samahi at the No Netenayhu rally and Troy Gray (ETU) at Enough is Enough Rally

Duration: 01:30:29

Spain's Left Vote II National Wages Case II Vic Govt Public Housing Raid

Spain's Left Vote: Dick Nichols goes through the vote for Sanchez back to top job in centralist Socialist Worker's Party (PSOE) after the establishment denied influence of Podemos Wages Case: Don Sutherland talks about the significance and role of the National Wages Case. He asks the question is the system broke?Vic Govt Public Housing Raid: the Victoria Minister in charge of Public Housing...

Duration: 01:30:20

Politics with your Cereal

RALLIES II WORKERS RIGHTS II WEEKLY ROUNDUP II ACTIVIST & THE LAWWe go to the National Union of Students' day of action in response to rising fees and lowering standards at Australian Universities after the Federal BudgetWe go to the Fair Go for Pensioners Rally responding to devasting attacks on all recipients of welfare payments after the Federal Budget.Don Sutherland talks about workers and the failure of the budget to reverse the trends already disempowering workers and what can be...

Duration: 01:30:34

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