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Sep 25, 2018
Holding on to working class politics

Holding on to working-class politics

Asia Pacific Currents
The workers' movement has many examples of activists who over time lose their radical politics and accommodate themselves to the confines and rules of the capitalist system.
Podcast
Sep 19, 2018
Kuala Lumpur at dawn

Where to now for the new government in Malaysia

Asia Pacific Currents
The elections earlier this year in May saw the Barisan Nasional lose power after 61 years. Tian Chua, a vice-president of People's Justice Party (PKR), talks about the new government.
Podcast
Aug 24, 2018

Organizing migrant workers in Australia

Asia Pacific Currents
The last 20 years has seen a big rise in temporary migrant workers in Australia. They often need specialized support. The Migrant Workers Centre in Melbourne has been recently set up to do this.
Podcast
Aug 21, 2018
No To Racism

How to counter racism dividing the working class

Asia Pacific Currents
In every country, capitalists and their allies use racism as a way to divide and weaken the working class. The issue is not only how to counter it but also how to build solidarity.
Podcast
Aug 8, 2018
Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Migrant workers facing repression in Malaysia

Asia Pacific Currents
Migrant workers make up to a third of the whole workforce in Malaysia. Their insecure visa status makes them very vulnerable to exploitation and government repression
Podcast
Jul 18, 2018
Photo: Teddy Cross - Flickr

Workers go on the offensive in South Korea

Asia Pacific Currents
Even though the workers' movement in South Korea was central in bringing down the corrupt Park Geun-hye government, the offensive against workers, the wages and conditions, have not let up.
Podcast
Jun 27, 2018
Filipino workers protesting

Workers in the Philippines continue to fight

Asia Pacific Currents
While weakened in comparison to its heyday, the Filipino working class is continuing the fight to organize and improve the living conditions of all workers.
Podcast
Jun 13, 2018
Image: Wikimedia - Protests in Tehran

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
Image: Opposition election rally/Wikimedia Commons

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
Apr 25, 2018
Stolenwealth Games protest 2018

Stolenwealth Games

Asia Pacific Currents
The Commonwealth Games comes to Australia. An interview with Ruby Wharton of the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance about the games as a symbol of colonial oppression.
Podcast
Apr 12, 2018
Gaza solidarity rally melbourne

The Great Return March

Asia Pacific Currents
An interview with Huwaida Arraf about the current massacre in Gaza. Labour news from around the region including Australia, India, Pakistan, and South Korea.
Podcast
Mar 9, 2018
Burnt house from anti Muslim riots in Sri Lanka

The reasons behind anti Muslim pogroms in Sri Lanka

Asia Pacific Currents
The targeting of minorities around Asia is unfortunately too common and often has deep political and economic roots. The current anti muslim riots are an example of this.
Podcast
Mar 7, 2018
Syrian civil war map

Massacres by government forces in Syria continue

Asia Pacific Currents
A conversation with Monther Alhamdoosh, a Syrian activist with the Australian Syrian Association Victoria, about the latest developments in the conflict and the desperate situation for civilians.

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