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Radical activist citizen journalism. A weekly radio programme on RTRFM (92.1FM), a community radio station based in Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. We bring an independent perspective to the analysis of news and issues and provide a forum for activists, campaigners, academics, advocates and workers denied a voice by the mainstream media. Covering indigenous issues, post-capitalist/anti-capitalist analysis, refugee rights, antifa and all the important environmental, economic and ...
 
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‘Yeelirrie 50 years of resistance’ is the incredible true story behind Western Australia’s longest and most bitter battle to prevent the mining of uranium in our state. It is the story of how three multinational mining companies tried – and failed – to dig up one of Australia’s largest uranium deposits, 650 km northeast of Perth. We spoke to Mia Pe…
 
As the war between Congolese government forces and rebels of the March 23rd Movement continues to cause great suffering for the people of eastern Congo, Prosper Baeni, managing director of the International Forum of Reconciliation and Peace, and recently returned from a humanitarian project in Goma, joins Alex Whisson to discuss the appalling situa…
 
Notorious far-right anti-trans activist Posie Parker is coming to Perth for a 'speaking tour' - a series of rallies to galvanize the far-right around anti-trans rhetoric. The trans community and our allies are coming out to counter her rally at Parliament House at 11:30 14 March. Indymedia's Joni Boyd talks to Danica Scott from Socialist Alternativ…
 
On Wednesday 1st February, some half-a-million workers undertook strike action in the United Kingdom, the largest singe day of industrial action in that country in over a decade.It served as something of a culmination of a long wave of strikes currently taking place in the UK. To discuss the causes and contours of the strike wave, Alex Whisson spok…
 
Indymedia's Joni boyd investigates the experience of trans people in Australian prison, who routinely experience sexual violence, extended periods in solitary confinement and extreme discrimination from inmates and staff.She chats to community members including a trans woman with experience in the justice system and Socialist Alliance's Nova Sobier…
 
Following the Congress-led coup against leftist President Pedro Castillo in early December, a huge protest movement has erupted in Peru, calling for the resignation of Castillo’s replacement, his own Vice-President Dina Boluarte, and a new round of elections. Alex Whisson had the opportunity to speak to Sydney-based Peruvian community organiser, Le…
 
After two years of occupying a village in Lutzerath, Germany, tens of thousands of climate activists have faced off against the full force of the German state, resulting in hundreds of arrests. Indymedia's Raymond Grenfell speaks to Luka Scott, a spokesperson for Ende Gelaende, a grassroots environmental organisation that has been campaigning again…
 
Queer Youth Event, Glitter Nova, was cancelled last Thursday after safety threats from a Neo Nazi group.The event, which was organised by @stronningtonyouthservices and the council will be postponed to another date; however, was canceling the right option?While the event was cancelled, 200+ showed up in solidarity, including Drag performers and com…
 
Murrawah Johnson from Youth Verdict spoke to Indymedia about their landmark win in the Queensland Land court. The case, which ruled in favour of rejecting Waratah Coal / Clive Palmers coal mine, is an amazing step forward for not only preservation of environment and country, but for First Nations connection to it. Murrawah explains how they won, an…
 
Clinton Fernandes is an author, a former intelligence officer on the Indonesia desk for the Australian Army, and currently a Professor of International and Political Studies at UNSW Canberra. He spoke to Alex Whisson to discuss his latest book, Sub-Imperial Power: Australia in the International Arena, published by Melbourne University Press.…
 
On Friday 25th November, after many twists and turns in a fiercely fought campaign for better wages and conditions, Western Australian nurses went out on strike. It was the first strike by Western Australian nurses since 1998, one held, remarkably, in defiance of an Industrial Relations Commission order, the same industrial umpire, so-called, which…
 
While in Australia for the International Trade Union Confederation World Congress, currently being held in Melbourne, Deputy Chairperson of the Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine, Nataliya Levytska, spoke to Alex Whisson about the immense difficulties of carrying on her work in conditions of war and privation.…
 
The State Government is considering potential future land use and zoning opportunities for the western section of the land corridor originally reserved for the Roe Highway extension proposal. The East- West corridor which runs from the Beeliar wetlands to Clontarf hill is a deeply loved and an environmentally essential path for not only our wildlif…
 
The DPLH are currently conducting a study to explore potential land uses for the Cockburn Wildlife corridor - originally reserved for the Roe 8/9 Highway.The corridor crosses 7 distinct ecological zones, including wetlands,paperbark forests and banksia woodlands as well as 3 dune systems.This environment not only houses hundreds of reptiles and sma…
 
While news of Georgia Meloni's neo-fascist party, Brothers Of Italy, rising to power in Italy has caused much concern for people of conscience everywhere, there are also signs of hope from the Mediterranean Basin.The GKN Factory Collective, an organisation born from a workers struggle and general strike in florence and occupation of the Campi Bisen…
 
Candidate for the Northern Metro region of the upper house in the upcoming Victorian State elections, Jerome Small, spoke to Alex Whisson about plasterboard giant Knauf's lockout of workers, the prospects for a revival of working class struggle, and the challenges of standing as a socialist for parliament.…
 
Thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets in protest since last week saw the tragic death in custody of 22-year old Mahsa Amini, who was apprehended in Tehran, beaten and later taken to a re-education centre for women.Sahar Gholizadeh, Iranian Australian community planner, political and human rights activist and demonstration organiser speaks…
 
Amid a nauseating period of what seems like mandatory mourning, not to mention sycophantic praise for Queen Elizabeth II, lawyer, social commentator, activist and author, David Renton, joins Alex Whisson to discuss the future of British society. What next for a country reeling from crisis to crisis on multiple fronts, from record high inflation, a …
 
Staff at Sydney University have very much been leading the charge in recent times in the campaign for better wages and conditions in the higher education sector. On the back of several days of strike action that have taken place since May, workers there have voted for another 48-hour strike later this semester. Alex Whisson spoke to National Tertia…
 
Sarah Newbold - a senior counsellor from Perth Holistic Counselling, speaks to Indymedia regarding the current lack of financial and mental health support available when seeking an abortion. During our interview, Sarah outlines what she as a senior counsellor to be the most alarming and how both financial support and physical access to these servic…
 
Indymedia's Jessie Noakes reports from the historic Save Our Songlines demonstration on the Burrup Peninsula where traditional owners and their supporters gathered to oppose the expansion of industry on sacred Murujuga country. Jessie spoke to Mardudhunera woman Josie Alec and Ngarlama Yindjibarndi man Patrick Churnside. We also hear from Mardudhun…
 
According to UNICEF, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, at least 13 Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli forces so far this year. Dozens more Palestinian civilians have also been killed, including the revered Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh. Yet you won't see blazing headlines in the Western press about…
 
Working class people in this country are currently facing the worst cost of living crisis for a generation. With inflation higher than it's been in decades, and an energy crisis in the eastern states seeing electricity prices skyrocketing, it's difficult enough for those of us employed to make ends meet. Spare a thought then for the unemployed and …
 
May 15th marked 74 years since the Nakba, Arabic for the catastrophe, the day mourned, and remembered in defiance, by Palestinians the world over. It was on that day in 1948, in fact technically the day before on the Israeli calendar, that the Zionist state's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, declared victory over the Palestinian people, havi…
 
Are you nauseated by this election campaign? Does the corporate media's banal coverage of it, replete with ridiculous 'gotcha' moments, and sports-like commentary on who is winning and losing, make you feel physically ill? Rest assured, you are not alone. In fact, it may well be you're in the majority. Indymedia's Alex Whisson had the opportunity t…
 
Knee jerk border closures without an examination of the evidence, the spreading of fear & panic, and abject indifference, at best, to the suffering of poorly vaccinated populations in the global South. Familiar aspects of the Australian government’s COVID-19 political playbook that we’ve grown used to almost two years into the pandemic, this time i…
 
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