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The Progressive News Hour.
Oxfam recently released a report called, ’ Working for the Few’, which highlights the growing gap between the world’s rich and poor. We ask how this relates to Australia?
We look at the incredible effort of Palestine in qualifying for the Asian Football Championship.
And finally, what is the real story behind the ’ Prince Andrew Sex Romp’ headlines?If you would like to read the full report on ‘Working for the Few’ just go to ; www.oxfam.org and there is a link to ‘Working for the Few’.
Current protest on Manus Island have once again, highlighted Australia’s Immigration policy’s. We speak to Get Up’s Alycia Gawthorne about the protest and the future for the refugee’s at Australia’s detention centre’s.
Also, has there been a level of hypocrisy in the Wests response to the Charlie Hebdo deaths? And, surprise, surprise, News Ltd. is criticizing the Australian governments changes to Medicare !!!
If you want more information about Get Up’s refugee/asylum seeker campaigns just e-mail; email@example.com - (attention - Alycia)
In the 1980's , United States President Ronald Reagan declared a 'War
on Drugs'. But what has the War on Drugs achieved ? Is there a
different way we can deal with the business of drugs and drug
addiction ? We speak to Vivienne Moxham-Hall from the Australian Drug
Law Reform Foundation.
Victoria Rollison looks at today's election in NSW and Yemen - a
country that the United States described as a model of counter
terrorism, descends into all out war.
Victoria Rollison's blog is at; victoriarollison.com - twitter; @Vic_Rollison
In the last 5 years we have seen an explosion in social media -
facebook, twitter, personal blogs. What are the forces behind this
phenomena and what are the impacts on Australian politics ? Victoria
Rollison is studying the impact of social media on our political
Also, Noam Chomsky addressed the United Nations General Assembly this
week, and he decided to respond to the Israeli Prime Minister's speech
to the American Congress.
Victoria Rollison's personal blog is; victoriarollison.com
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia has been ‘taken for mugs’
when discussing proposed changes to Australia’s immigration and
security policies. But what are the real causes of radicalization? We
speak to Anne Aly from the School of Humanities at Curtin University
about her research into radicalization.
Also, there’s been another ‘leak’, not from Julian Assange or Edward
Snowden, but from the South African intelligence agency. And this
‘leak’ could have real consequences for world peace!
Anne Aly is the chair of PAVE - People against Violent Extremism -
The much maligned United Nations was created in 1945 to maintain peace
in a war ravaged world. Has it succeeded - if not, why not? Should
the UN be reformed ? To help answer these questions we speak to Annie
Herro from the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at Sydney
Also, we preview Tony Abbott's up coming speech about Immigration
reform and we look at how Syriza, Greece's new government, is
Please read Annie Herro's book;
UN Emergency Peace Service and the Responsibility to Protect.
Abington, Oxon; Routledge.
Today, we introduce you to our American correspondent, Lisa Savage,
from CodePink and talk about the groups activity's and the state of
The aftermath of the Liberal Party leadership challenge and we've got
a book that we think you should read.
Lisa has a personal site at; Went2thebridge.blogspot.com
For more information about CodePink go to; www.codepink.org
Please read; Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
The Queensland election result has caused major divisions within
Liberal leadership throughout the country. We speak to our Queensland
correspondent, Andrew about the election and its aftermath.
Also, the real reason why Australian journalist, Peter Greste, was
jailed in Eygpt.
And, guess who's name has appeared on an indictment lodged with the
International Criminal Court ?
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