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In the Talking Indonesia podcast, Dr Dave McRae, Dr Jemma Purdey, Dr Charlotte Setijadi and Dr Dirk Tomsa present an extended interview each fortnight with experts on Indonesian politics, foreign policy, culture, language and more. Find all the Talking Indonesia podcasts and more at the Indonesia at Melbourne blog.
 
A podcast taking you inside the United Nations and beyond the carefully written policy speeches to where the real work is being done: the unscripted debates on the most pressing issues of our time. Hosted by PassBlue reporters Kacie Candela and Stephanie Fillion. Available on iTunes, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts. PassBlue is an independent, women-led digital publication offering in-depth journalism on the US-UN relationship and its effects on women’s issues, human rights, peac ...
 
Radical Reflections stands in resolute and determined solidarity with the working class of all countries, and aims to assist in the campaign to build a strong collective of political activists capable of overthrowing the capitalist mode of production and implementing communism, both nationally and internationally.
 
From the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, the Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast features interviews and conversations with scholars and researchers working in and around Southeast Asia, all of whom have been invited to give a Gatty Lecture at Cornell University. Conversations cover the history, politics, economics, literature, art, and cultures of the region. Interviews are hosted by graduate students at Cornell University, and podcast topics cover the many nations and peoples of Sou ...
 
Dialogika is a dialogue between two friends about the latest in politics, society, and feminism in Indonesia and the world. Co-hosted by creative consultant/designer Swedian Lie and entrepreneur Stephanie Tangkilisan, this podcast is our attempt at making sense of this crazy world we live in. Armed with the flimsy but earnest logic of mid-twenties millennials, we take a fresh & spirited look at current events and trending moments, and discuss its broader implications socially, politically, a ...
 
Featuring casual conversations that unpack complex topics, Ruth Feriningrum and Alexandra Kumala talk to fellow Southeast Asians about Southeast Asia: history, art, philosophy, current sociopolitical climate, myths and misconceptions, and how the world has always taken for granted the treasures from this overlooked region.
 
The Majlis is a podcast by Muslim Societies Global Perspectives (MSGP) at Queen's University. Majlis is the Arabic word for an assembly, a gathering of people sitting together and it was used for the sessions of learned scholars, philosophers, brought together to discuss and debate. Our podcast intends to accomplish the same purpose of bringing together experts and scholars for discussion and conversation about the politics, histories, cultures of the Middle East, Islamic World and Muslim di ...
 
Todd Nief is the owner of downtown Chicago's #1 CrossFit gym and the coach to multiple CrossFit Games athletes. He has been featured by Men's Fitness, WGN Radio, and NBC Chicago among others. His background in chemical engineering and as a musician in multiple death metal bands gives him a unique lens with which to unpack the models that people use to solve problems in complex areas like fitness, business, nutrition, music, economics and psychology.
 
Career Foreign Service Officers interview America’s most influential diplomats, capturing the sacrifice, professionalism, humor, heroism, wisdom, and triumph of modern-day American diplomacy. Through personal anecdotes, guests explain what they were trying to achieve with a given foreign policy, how they tried to accomplish those objectives, and where things went right (or wrong). Featuring conversations with America’s greatest foreign policy minds, including Thomas Pickering, John Negropont ...
 
Ear to Asia is produced by Asia Institute, the Asia research specialists, at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In Ear to Asia, we talk with Asia researchers to unpack the issues behind news headlines in a region that is rapidly changing the world. Subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
 
Daily world news in clear English. Seven minutes of the most important stories in slow, intermediate English. For English learners, teachers, and people with English as a second language. If you want to know today's world news of politics, business, natural events and human rights in clear, easy English, then SEND7 is for you, every morning. For episodes, transcripts and more, see www.send7.org
 
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The president has extended a ban on youngsters leaving the home that was due to end in February, after the more contagious British strain of Covid-19 was found in the Philippines, including in test results from three children. “Go back to your homes... and besides they’re good just with the TV. They can glue their attention to the TV the whole day,…
 
An assailant armed with a knife has been detained by police after wounding several people in Frankfurt, Germany. Law enforcement officials are piecing together the circumstances surrounding the incident. The attack occurred at the city’s main railway station on Tuesday morning. The suspect was arrested after injuring “several” people, Frankfurt Pol…
 
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidance on the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, including worrying advice that pregnant women should not get the jab unless they are at high risk of exposure. The WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization issued a series of recommendations on the Moderna vaccine Tuesday, advising tha…
 
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned after being urged by members of his own government to step down and form a new coalition, a statement from the president says. The move has been described as Conte’s best shot at remaining in power, after a small party led by former PM Matteo Renzi, Italia Viva, pulled out of the ruling coalition, …
 
Sweden’s public health authority officials have told local media they are pausing payments to the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer until the company provides clarity on the number of vaccine doses in each vial. Health officials have told the Dagens Nyheter that Pfizer had been charging EU countries as if there were six vaccine doses in each vial, despit…
 
The German Health Ministry has denied reports by two of the country's newspapers that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has an efficacy of just eight percent in over 65s, accusing the reporters of mixing up their numbers. Bild and Handelsblatt published separate articles in their respective daily newspapers that claimed the low numbers. In its repor…
 
Tens of thousands of farmers descended on the Indian capital and stormed the city’s iconic Red Fort complex in protest at new agricultural reforms which could imperil the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of citizens. Farmers mounted on horseback or driving tractors waved flags and brandished tools and swords as they breached police barricades an…
 
As the African continent struggles to acquire Covid-19 vaccine doses and kickstart inoculation campaigns, the South African president has pleaded with rich nations to stop stockpiling more than they need. “We are concerned by vaccine nationalism. The rich countries in the world went out and acquired large doses of vaccines from the developers and m…
 
The Chinese foreign ministry has reiterated its hopes for better relations with the new US administration of Joe Biden, urging the incoming President to learn from Trump’s errors and not to treat Beijing like a threat. Speaking on Tuesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian said Beijing hoped President Joe Biden would help get Sino-US …
 
Taiwan has launched snap air force drills, after a large-scale flyby of Chinese aircraft over the weekend. The island has stated that it is ready to protect its territory from any potential hostile move by mainland China. Multiple F-CK-1 Ching-kuo, Taiwan’s home-grown fighter jets, were scrambled from an airbase in the southern city of Tainan on Tu…
 
AstraZeneca has denied claims circulating in German media that its Covid-19 vaccine has low efficacy among people 65 and over. The sensational reports have emerged as the EU mulls approval for the drug. Two German outlets, Handelsblatt and Bild, cited government sources alleging that the AstraZeneca/Oxford drug has a poor performance record with se…
 
Canada’s parliament has unanimously passed a motion urging the federal government to label the Proud Boys a “terrorist” organization, accusing the right-wing group of using violence and preaching “hate.” The House of Commons passed the measure without opposition on Monday, calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to “use all av…
 
The Brazilian Supreme Court has authorized an investigation into the country’s health minister Eduardo Pazuello, who’s accused of bungling the response to the Covid-19 crisis and failing to tackle a major outbreak in the Amazon. Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Ricardo Lewandowski approved the probe on Monday, which will focus on Pazuello’s handling…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Tuesday 26th January 2021. Transcript here: send7.org/transcripts Today: Mexico President tests positive. US transgender law. UK COVID19 variant. Netherlands riot. Russia Navalny protest. Sri Lanka cremations. China miners. Egypt arrests. Zimbabwe spokesperson apology. IKEA buys forest. Please leave a review on apple podcas…
 
The Italian government has sent US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer a letter of notice to meet its contractual obligations for supplying the Covid-19 vaccine it is producing together with BioNTech. “The State Attorney General's Office has sent Pfizer a formal notice to comply with its contractual obligations relating to its failure to deliver vaccine do…
 
Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will tender his resignation to the president on Tuesday after first informing ministers, the government's cabinet office has said. Conte is expected to then try and form a new government. The PM faces calls from within his own government to resign and assemble a new administration after losing his Senate majori…
 
Facebook has suspended a chatbot used by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which asked unvaccinated seniors to give it their phone number for a potential ‘surprise’ call from the PM. In a video posted to Twitter last week, Netanyahu encouraged Israeli seniors to get vaccinated, and told his followers: “If you know someone who is nervous ab…
 
After making history earlier this month with a hundreds-strong North American union, employees of Google and its parent company Alphabet have taken their union organizing global, bringing together workers from 10 countries. The Alphabet Workers Union, formed by Google and Alphabet employees in the US and Canada earlier this month, has joined forces…
 
Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, makers of the viral sensation humanoid robot Sophia, have announced plans to mass-produce robots by the end of 2021 for use in multiple sectors in the pandemic economy. The company will ramp up production of four models, including Sophia, and its new ‘Grace’ robot which will be sold for use in the healthcare sector.…
 
A well-known British intellectual has launched an organisation whose stated mission is to provide resources and guidance to those facing ‘cancellation’ in the workplace or elsewhere, eliciting cheers as well as groans. The new group, Counterweight, will help individuals “resist the imposition of Critical Social Justice (CSJ) on their day to day liv…
 
US biotech firm Moderna said on Monday that it was starting trials for another Covid-19 vaccine to immunize people against a mutant strain of the virus recently discovered in South Africa. The company also said laboratory tests had shown that two doses of its current Covid-19 shot are effective against the variant, known as 501.V2, as well as the B…
 
The EU’s 27 states have said they no longer recognize Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, despite a call by the European Parliament just days ago for the bloc’s governments not to downgrade his status. After meeting in Brussels on Monday, the European Council said in a statement it “deeply regretted” that Venezuela’s legislative elec…
 
With Pfizer, Moderna and Sputnik V shots being widely distributed since December, US pharma giant Merck and its partner Institut Pasteur in France have canceled their coronavirus vaccine projects due to low immune responses. Merck, known as MSD outside North America, said on Monday that it was discontinuing the development of two of its vaccine can…
 
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has urged Washington against repeatedly undermining Beijing’s internal interests, notably US military incursions into the South China Sea and supporting Taiwan’s independence. On Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, told reporters that Washington’s South East Asia policy was not conducive to “peace a…
 
The Polish government has announced that Moderna has cancelled a delivery of its Covid-19 jab originally planned for Tuesday morning, forcing the country to consider modifying its vaccination schedule due to supply issues. The Polish prime minister’s top aide, Michał Dworczyk, announced the delay at a press conference on Monday morning, although he…
 
A British research firm has said that Japan is unlikely to reach herd immunity against the coronavirus until October, many months after the Olympics is due to take place, with vaccinations not due to start until February. Japan’s mass inoculation program will not allow the country to reach herd immunity – around 75 percent of the population – until…
 
Tehran has dismissed allegations that an Iranian-flagged oil tanker has been seized for illegally transferring oil, despite Indonesian authorities claiming the ship was “caught red-handed.” Speaking on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said they were still waiting for more information from the Indonesian government but cl…
 
The freshly imposed and poorly received nighttime curfew must stay to curb the spread of Covid-19, Dutch PM Mark Rutte has said, condemning protests against it as “criminal violence” and vowing to treat participants accordingly. The new restrictions came into force over the weekend, triggering a wave of violent protests across the Netherlands. Spea…
 
Australia has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use, making it the first country in the world to complete a comprehensive approval of the jab, but warned that supply issues could impact its distribution. The announcement from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) was celebrated by the government on Monday, with the country’s fi…
 
France may be heading into its third nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic, and the spread of the new variants of the virus in particular, but no decision has been made yet. French authorities are considering placing the country in a new lockdown as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has passed the 3 million mark. Speaking to Radio …
 
The winners of the 2021 Australian of the Year awards are all women from diverse backgrounds. A young woman who advocates for sexual assault survivors, an Aboriginal elder dedicated to cultural independence and education, a social entrepreneur helping women access personal hygiene products and a migrant woman helping others in distress and isolatio…
 
Beijing has said nations should put aside their rivalry in matters relating to Covid-19 and work together to ensure a vaccine reaches as many as possible. The comments come after India gifted the jab to regional counterparts. Speaking on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian responded to a question regarding Beijing’s position on I…
 
How do you hold a government accountable for crimes it refuses to acknowledge? Today's book, The International People's Tribunal for 1965 and the Indonesian Genocide (Routledge, 2019) emerges out of the International People's Tribunal for 1965. Rooted in a longer tradition of People's Tribunals, the IPT was an effort to remind civil society of the …
 
In this episode, I talked about vaccine nationalism, a twin suicide attack in Baghdad, a recent election in Uganda and recent protests in Russia over Alexei Navalny's imprisonment. You can send in your thoughts to me about the episode. My email is hamishhallett@gmail.com, my Instagram is @mish2497, and my Facebook is just Hamish Hallett. Track: The…
 
A minor altercation occurred between Indian and Chinese troops stationed along the disputed border between the two countries, India’s military said, refuting media reports of a new mass brawl between the soldiers. “We have received several queries regarding a face-off between Indian Army and PLA troops in Sikkim sector. It is clarified that there w…
 
Researchers have found that Indigenous Australians are dying of tobacco-related illness and disease at almost twice the rate than was previously thought. Another report shows Indigenous Australians who live in remote and very remote areas have a much lower life expectancy rate than Indigenous Australians in urban areas.…
 
A woman who was present at one of the anti-lockdown demonstrations that have rocked the Netherlands was visibly injured after being toppled over by a water cannon, leaving her face bloodied as she staggered away. Police were deployed on Sunday to disperse curfew-defying protesters in The Hague, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Enschede, Venlo, Stein, Roermond…
 
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