Paradigm Shift, community radio 4ZZZ FM 102.1, Fridays at noon on 13th of March 2020 .
This week we catch up on forest blockading around the country – hearing from direct action campaigns to protect native forests in the Tarkine in Tasmania, in the central highlands of Victoria, and at Helms in South-West Australia.
Andy interviews activists stopping logging in forest ecosystems that took millions of years to evolve by storing carbon and producing huge species diversity.
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WBT addresses the following questions:
1. Industrial question: The Master/servant relationship. The struggle for Worker Control.
2. Ownership question: Who owns the land or does the land own us? Rights to the city, right to country. The struggle of indigenous people for land rights and social justice in Australia.
3. Political question: This is the class struggle. Who owns the means of production? Who governs? How are democratic rights won and shared.
Remember how a few years ago, with support from both Labor and the LNP, Brisbane City Council forced dozens of people out of their homes and acquired their land to facilitate the unnecessary and ill-advised widening of Lytton Rd in East Brisbane? Well today, BCC is voting on a motion to sell the remnant land […]
“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change” – Giuseppe Di Lampedusa, The Leopard We talk about the Brereton report (released yesterday) into war crimes committed by Australian SAS troops in Afghanistan. We interview academic John Blaxland about the report and Mark Davis, lawyer for prosecuted SAS whistleblower David […]
Paradigm Shift 4ZZZ fm 102.1 Fridays at Noon – November 13, 2020 This week’s Paradigm Shift features a 1965 speech by James Baldwin at the Oxford University Union where he presages the current racial crisis in the US . He accurately predicts the election of a African American President (Obama) almost down to the year […]
Paradigm Shift November 6, 2020 “Lowering expectations of Democracy“ 1. What are our expectations of democracy?2. Qld’s Democracy sausage by Dr John Jiggens3. What now Labor governs? PlaylistAndy Paine – History’s Greatest losersMargaret Roadknight – Girls in our townPeter Hunt – Red RockPeter Hunt – WindowJumping Fences – Yo Vengo a ofrecer mi corazon […]
NEWS FROM THE FRONTLINE OCTOBER 2020 It’s been another big month here on the climate frontlines. October began with another action disrupting work on Adani’s rail corridor – writer Ben Winch locking himself to a cattle grid on the road to Adani’s site and stopping work for five hours. Ben’s action highlighted the disastrous waste […]
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*Industrial - Master/servant relationship. The power of boss over worker.
*Ownership - The struggle of indigenous people for land rights and social justice in Australia. Rights to country, right to city.
*Political - The class question. Who should govern? Who owns the means of production? Why and how?
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