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A NEWS & COMMENTARY AUDIO AND PODCAST PROJECT GENERATED FROM A LEFT & GREEN PERSPECTIVEA news and commentary audio podcast project generated from a left and green perspective.

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Tipping point in New Zealand politics at the grassroots: The Residents Action Movement

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 03:32:18 PDT

The Residents Action Movement (or RAM) is a left wing local government electoral ticket in the Auckland Region of New Zealand that is in the process of becoming a national-level political party to contest the 2008 elections. RAM can be characterised as as broad left coalition, stretching from social liberals, community activists and former National Party members to social democrats, democratic...

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John Bellamy Foster on the global financial crisis: ‘Nobody knows where the toxic debt is buried and how much there is’

Tue, 29 Apr 2008 05:28:50 PDT

John Bellamy Foster is an American journalist, sociologist, essayist and socialist, as well as editor of the Monthly Review, a prominent political journal foundered by the Marxist economist Paul Sweezy in the 1940s. Foster is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon in Eugene. He has written widely on political economy and has established a reputation as an environmental...

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Dick Nichols:Radical social action to stop climate change

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 03:35:59 PDT

The Climate Change Social Change Conference held in Sydney on the April 11/13 weekend was engineered to strengthen radical social action to stop climate change. But did it succeed in its attempted aggregation of activists from the red and the green? To answer that question LeftCast spoke to Dick Nichols --a conference featured speaker -- about the conference and what he thought its...

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Michael Karadjis: Is Kosova allowed to declare independence?

Tue, 26 Feb 2008 17:18:19 PST

"The Kosovar Albanians were an oppressed people in the old Yugoslavia, and much more so in Serbia following the collapse of the Yugoslav federation in 1989-90. Kosova had a per capita income one quarter that of Serbia; Albanians constituted only one per cent of military officers of the Yugoslav army, while Serbs constituted 70 per cent; Albanians made up 70-80 per cent of political prisoners....

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Graham Matthews: is this the beginning of the end of Work Choices?

Tue, 26 Feb 2008 17:22:21 PST

This week the Labor government introduced legislation into federal parliament which it assures us is to be the first step in the dismantling of Work Choices . Work Choices you may recall was the Howard governments hated industrial legislation and the core issue debated during last year's federal election campaign. In fact that vote was a poll on Work Choices. But is this really the beginning...

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David Spratt : Climate CODE RED!

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 03:34:57 PDT

David Spratt -- along with Phillip Sutton -- has authored a sharp review of the Climate change crisis that is bearing down on all of us: Climate Code Red. This interview with David Spratt explores the main arguments in this report (published by Friends of the Earth, Australia)and tries to locate the environment science in the context of what urgently needs to be done right now. Spratt...

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Invasion Day 2008

Mon, 04 Feb 2008 21:39:33 PST

January 26th is celebrated in Australia as "Australia Day" but in indigenous communities around the country many communities mark it as "Invasion Day." This is an audio montage of the annual Brisbane Invasion Day rally which gathered at state parliament and marched to Musgrave Park -- the traditional gathering ground of Brisbane blacks. Speaking are long time Murri activists: Sam Watson, Denis...

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Kamala Emanuel: Climate Change/Social Change Conference

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 15:20:22 PST

Kamala Emanuel -as well as being the environment campaigns coordinator for the Socialist Alliance is a key organiser for the upcoming Climate Change /Social Change Conference set for April 11-13 in Sydney. In this interview Kamala (pictured left)discusses the present situation that confronts the climate change movement and what role the conference can have in advancing our shared...

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Cam Walker interview: Climate Change Convergence

Wed, 23 Jan 2008 06:50:57 PST

Cam Walker is national liaison officer for Friends of the Earth Australia. Along with others sectors he is organising a Climate Movement Convergence in Melbourne on February 9th. LeftCast used the opportunity of the convergence to speak with Walker about the political situation confronting the environment movement at the present time. 15.4MB / 22: 25 LeftCast January 23...

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Pakistan after Bhutto's death

Wed, 02 Jan 2008 02:08:34 PST

This is an interview with Farooq Tariq who is the secretary of the Labour Party Pakistan In it, Farooq Tariq explains the situation in the wake of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and how that is impacting on parties who seek to boycott the national elections which have now been postponed. This interview is with LeftCast producer, Dave Riley. It is a rushed edit. 16 mins 4 secs ; 11 MB ...

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Derek Wall : being green and left and ecosocialist

Sat, 15 Dec 2007 19:37:29 PST

Derek Wall is current Principal Speaker of the Green Party of England and Wales as well as an environmental and social activist, academic and writer whose work concentrates on eco-socialism and the relationship between Marxism and the environment. Wall keeps a regular blog, Another Green World. Wikipedia entry on Ecosocialism function FlashRequest(command, args) {} Popout...

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Labour Day in QLD: Kevin Rudd offers everyone "a fair go"

Sat, 15 Dec 2007 19:35:02 PST

Labour Day in Brisbane is the largest annual mobilisation of workers in Australia. On May 7th, 40,00 workers and their families marched through Brisbane to celebrate the unity of labour. ALP leader Kevin Rudd was there to offer them all " a fair go". 14:03 function FlashRequest(command, args) {} Popout Original audio source Speakers: ALP leader, Kevin RuddMargaret GleesonPaul...

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Zero carbon emissions and global warming

Tue, 01 May 2007 06:39:12 PDT

LeftCast #3, April 30th, 2007 Mp3 This is an interview with Adrian Whitehead from Beyond Zero Emissions.The interview was done by Susan Austin on January 24th, this year in Hobart,Tasmania, for Guerrilla Radio. Guerrilla Radio is a social justice & environmental news program on Edge Radio in Hobart every Tuesday 2-3pm. People can listen to Edge Radio on line by visiting...

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Invasion Day

Tue, 01 May 2007 06:28:08 PDT

LeftCast #2, January 31st, 2007 Mp3 A major victory has been won by the Aboriginal movement in Australia. The Queensland attorney-general’s department has decided that Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley will be charged with manslaughter over the death of Mulrunji Doomadgee. Mulrunji, an Aboriginal man, died in police custody on Palm Island in 2004. Hurley's charge was announced by Andrew Boe,...

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The Indigenous Political Renaissance

Tue, 01 May 2007 05:51:36 PDT

SamWatson Mp3 In this episode of LeftCast we speak to Indigenous activist, Sam Watson. >> Mulrunji death in police custody Two years ago Mulrunji Doomagee, an aboriginal man, died in police custody on Palm Island -- an indigenous community on the Central Queensland Coast. His death has galvanized a new and strong sense of anger and protest amongst Indigenous Australians, particularly Qld...

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Sam Watson: the partnership between the Socialist Alliance and the Qld Murri community

Tue, 01 May 2007 05:52:06 PDT

mp3 The decision by Queensland Dept of Public Prosecutions not to proceed with any charges against police officer Chris Hurley has led a to a massive outcry of protest and anger from among the local Murri community and their supporters. An earlier coronial inquest had ruled that Hurley was responsible for the death in custody of Mulrunji Doomagee on Palm Island in November 2004. [See...

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Margarita Windisch interview

Tue, 01 May 2007 06:47:09 PDT

Socialist Alliance: Melbourne Download mp3 audio: [10:39] This interview with Margarita Windisch --a Socialist Alliance candidate for the seat of Footscray in the Victorian state elections explore how differently the Alliance views electioneering and election campaigns.Windisch also explains what the SA is all about day to day. The interview is with Dave Riley for LeftCast. powered by...

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Brisbane Mulrinji Rally October 10th, 2006

Tue, 01 May 2007 05:53:01 PDT

Mp3 Download Brisbane:On October 10th members of Queensland's indigenous community and their supporters marched on the Queensland state parliament.The protest had been called to demand justice for Palm Islander Mulrinji, killed in police custody in November 2004. The intention was to present petitions collected throughout the state which demanded that the police officer found responsible in...

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Palm Island death in custody

Tue, 01 May 2007 05:54:05 PDT

Mp3 download Queensland's deputy state coroner, Christine Clements in a damning report has criticized the initial investigation into the 2004 Palm Island death in custody of Mulrunji saying that it failed to meet appropriate guidelines. Clements also found that Senior Sergeant Christopher Hurley caused Mulrunji’s death, and accused the police of failing to investigate his death fully....

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Record commentary NOW or file a news report for the Ratbag Radio Network

Tue, 01 May 2007 05:54:46 PDT

Audio:As part of the process of reformatting the Ratbag Radio Network anyone who wants to make a comment or file a report for possible podcast, web audio and maybe radio distribution to use the create audio facility here:* The Odeo Studio is a very easy interface to operate and all you need is a microphone plugged into the computer you are using.[Any computer...

The Long Road Home: Immigrants Seek Equal Rights in the Workplace

Wed, 20 Sep 2006 19:36:41 PDT

With the American labor movement in steady decline, the determination of immigrant workers to assert their rights is a gravity-defying feat. Join us to learn of the innovative approaches to organizing and leading constituencies of unparalleled diversity and how they will add new elements to the great tradition of social movements that have given us the rights we sometimes take for...

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Planet of Slums: Mike Davis

Wed, 13 Sep 2006 23:39:02 PDT

Audio: Mike Davis is the author of many books on the urban environment and how that formats our political and social existence. His recent published work -- Planet of Slums -- is a shocking review of how the other half is forced to live. Here is an interview with Davis conducted by the CBC. Mp3 download. 23:00. This global problem is of massive proportions: From Planet of Slums “What is clear...

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FMX:Special Black August: George Jackson Tribute

Tue, 12 Sep 2006 17:41:38 PDT

09.04.06> FREEMIX RADIO: The Original Mixtape Radio Show FM6 Special Black August: George Jackson Tribute. This edition is dedicated to the memory of George Jackson. In this mix hear artists, activists, family, loved-ones and comrades read excerpts from Jackson's works...

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Palestine Today - August 14, 2006

Sun, 29 Oct 2006 08:32:08 PST

Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre  for Monday August 14th, 2006. Three Palestinians including a child were killed in an Israeli air strike in Beit Hanoun, displaced Lebanese left their shelters in an attempt to return to their homes, and the army continues to take prisoners in the West Bank. 5.8mb / mono / powered by ODEO Click here...

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What's behind Israel's war on its neighbours?

Tue, 12 Sep 2006 17:46:43 PDT

KPFA:Voices of the Middle East and North Africa Four weeks ago, the U.S. funded and armed Israeli military launched a full-scale war against Lebanon, its infrastructure, its social fabric and its people. On this week's program, Dr. Azmi Beshara will be in conversation with Dr. Samara Esmeir about the destructive political operations of the war,...

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