We speak with Nicola Paris of counteract.org.au about the Summary Offences Act which has just passed through Victorian Parliament and which threatens to severely restrict direct action and other protest activity in that state.
We also have a chat with her about March in March.
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.
-Conservation Council of WA anti-uranium campaigner Mia Pepper on the implications of federal environment minister Tony Burke’s decision to approve Toro Energy’s Wiluna uranium mine
-Kiwi human rights lawyer Edward Miller on the campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, yet another ‘free trade’ instrument designed to attack unions and undermine living standards in the interests of multinational corporations
-and Simon Palfreeman on the fight for justice for his son Jock, a young man convicted of murder and currently serving a 20 year jail sentence in Bulgaria.