Senator Scott Ludlam on the tabling today of a parliamentary joint commitee report entitled “the National Security Inquiry”. We explore with Scott the issue of proposed mandatory data retention, enhanced powers to ASIO, the threat to data encryption which the report addresses in light of the extraordinary recent revelations of the US’s NSA #PRISM programme by whistleblower Edward Snowden. We also speak with him about the Greens response to the homelessness issue which includes a target of 7000 homes to be build nationally.
A report compiled from recordings of at “Now That’s a Party” a recent forum of candidates from smaller parties in Perth organised by GetUp!. On the panel were; Fiona Patten – Sex Party, Greg Barns – Wikileaks Party, Brendan Molloy – Pirate Party, Sam Wainwright – Socialist Alliance and Senator Scott Ludlam – Australian Greens.
Also an interview with the Melbourne Street Medic Collective on self care in activist communities…
Another show not be missed tonight where we’ll be speaking to Dayne Pratzky, President of Stop CSG Tara, on the efforts to keep coal seam gas fracking out of the western Darling Downs region of southeast Queensland.
Regular guest Ian Rintoul of the Refugee Action Coalition on the manufactured terror scare around Egyptian asylum Sayed Ahmed Abdellatif.
Freelance journalist Austin Mackell, currently in Equador on the one year anniversary of Julian Assange holed up in the Equador embassy in London and also on the uprising in Turkey.
David Cake from Electronic Frontiers Australia on recent, shocking intelligence leaks in the USA exposing the Obama administration’s (via the NSA) intelligence gathering activities of an unsuspecting public and what similar activities are planned (and maybe already happening) here in Australian. We’ll also be speaking with him about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) particularly in regards to how this may effect internet freedom.
And a conversation with a spokesperson from the anti-Golden Dawn Greek community in Melbourne, a city with a Greek descendant population of some 300,000, and a key target of the Nazi party’s plans for international growth.
Also Jess Beckerling from the WA Forest Alliance on the more than 35 eminent scientists from around Australia and the world that have signed on to a highly regarded statement for the protection of WA’s south-west forests.
We’re joined by Marcus Hampson of the Refugee Rights Action Network on the Monty Pythonesque excision of Australia from its own migration zone, the disturbing revelations of Mark Davis’ Dateline report on Manus Island, and other developments on the ever-worsening refugee policy front.
Also we talk to Joshua Stephens from New York’s Institute of Anarchist Studies on the connections between Occupy Wall Street and the popular explosion of anti-neoliberal rage in Istanbul, as well as the big picture of where we currently are in the third year of this decade of revolt.