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Jun 13, 2018
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Working-class protests in Iran continue

Asia Pacific Currents
Due to widespread exploitation, inequality and corruption, workers protests have continued this year all over Iran.
Podcast
Jun 6, 2018
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Understanding the Malaysian election results: Part two

Asia Pacific Currents
For the second part on our analysis of the recent elections in Malaysia results, we talk to Sonia Randhawa, a longtime human rights activist and co-organizer of the Bersih movement.
Podcast
Nov 29, 2017
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South Korean workers fighting for their rights

Asia Pacific Currents
While South Korean workers had a win with the impeachment of the former President Park, they are still facing many issues, including the continued imprisonment of KCTU leader Han Sang-gyun.
Podcast
Nov 21, 2017
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Fighting against trade union repression

Asia Pacific Currents
The Global Day of Action against trade union repression gives workers around the world a chance to stand in solidarity with each other and against repression.
Podcast
Oct 16, 2017
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Streets ice cream workers battle global giant

Asia Pacific Currents
Ice cream workers in Sydney are involved in a protracted industrial struggle with Streets Ice Cream, a subsidiary of Unilever, over cuts to wages and conditions.
Podcast
Sep 24, 2017
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Opposition to war in the Korean Peninsula grows

Asia Pacific Currents
Koreans still have a vivid history of the last war in the 1950s. Workers are at the forefront of the efforts to stop another conflict breaking out.
Podcast
Sep 20, 2017
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Pacific workers facing issues on many fronts

Asia Pacific Currents
Many Pacific workers travel to Australia to work and provide for their families at home. While there is work in Australia, there are also many problems.
Podcast
Aug 25, 2017
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Fresh arrests hit human right activists in Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Currents
The so called umbrella protest movement in Hong Kong in 2014 was unprecedented. The latest arrests shows that the Hong Kong government is still trying to suppress it.

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