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Mean or Green? QLD election wrap with Joanna Horton

Mean or Green? QLD election wrap with Joanna Horton

November 3, 2020
Writer, activist and Greens campaigner Joanna Horton joins us to talk all things Queensland election. We talk ALP, Twitter, class politics, electoralism, the pandemic, fri*ndlyj*rdies, mining royalties and how the Greens pulled off their big South Brisbane win.
 
Btw, check out some of Jo's excellent writing here: https://overland.org.au/author/joanna-horton/
Specky Island: Grand Final Edition

Specky Island: Grand Final Edition

October 22, 2020

Join Oscar and Freg as they dive into the history of Aussie rules, find opportunities for direct democracy on footy fan sites, and reveal whether your team is upper class or working class. 

Striking against Covid-19 with Sukanya Ananth and Angus Middleton

Striking against Covid-19 with Sukanya Ananth and Angus Middleton

October 13, 2020

United Workers Union organisers Angus and Sukanya join us to talk about organising workers on the frontlines of Victoria's battle with the pandemic. We talk fighting casualisation, worker self-organisation, the labour movement's relationship with the state and possible openings for new forms of industrial action.

Sukanya's Jacobin interview with striking Spotless members here:

Melbourne’s Spotless Laundry Workers Went on Strike to Stop COVID-19

Ali Pennington in Jacobin on unions and Covid-19:

Australian Unions Can Win the Fight Against COVID-19 — And Against Neoliberalism

Wrong advice line with Ramon Glazov

Wrong advice line with Ramon Glazov

September 5, 2020

Reporting from Melbourne under dictator Dan (jks) - the team do a special lockdown advice episode addressing the quandaries, phantasies and conspiracy theories of Wrong Island listeners. With special guest Ramon Glazov.

Where to for Hong Kong with Promise Li

Where to for Hong Kong with Promise Li

July 16, 2020

The Wrong Island crew are joined by Promise Li, a socialist activist from Hong Kong and Los Angeles, a member of Lausan 流傘 Collective and the Democratic Socialists of America, and a former tenant organizer in Los Angeles Chinatown.

We talk national security laws, union organising, ethnonationalism and racism, transnational solidarity, Black Lives Matter and tankies.

Cook Shmook with Gary Foley

Cook Shmook with Gary Foley

July 5, 2020

The wrong island team talk with legendary Aboriginal activist Professor Gary Foley about Black Lives Matter, Black Power, histories of migrant and internationalist solidarity, throwing rotten cabbages at colonial statues and more.

Wrongful employment with Alex North

Wrongful employment with Alex North

May 9, 2020

Max, Sian and Freg talk to Alex North, the National Coordinator of the Australian Unemployed Workers Union. We chat about the woeful level of Newstart rates pre-coronavirus, the long history of unemployed workers movements in Australia and prospects for fighting back in this radically transformed situation.

Class war coronanomics with Alison Pennington

Class war coronanomics with Alison Pennington

April 15, 2020

Max, Sian and Freg talk with the brilliant lefty economist Alison Pennington and get her critical assessment of the Morrison government's business friendly political-economic response to the Corona crisis. We chat about the responses of the union movement and chart a tentative path forward.

Against Coronanationalism with Shan Windscript

Against Coronanationalism with Shan Windscript

April 6, 2020

In this episode of wrong island specially recorded for our overseas listeners we look at the Covid-19 crisis from a critical anti-racist perspective. Max and Sian interview Freg and Shan Windscript for a deep dive into China's virus response, Australia's coronanationalism and the long history of capitalism, colonialism and pandemics.

SOCIAL DISTANCING!

SOCIAL DISTANCING!

March 16, 2020

Recorded days ago but almost immediately outdated, we talk bushfires, covid-19, psychoanalysis and conspiracy theories.

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