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Like I'm A Six-Year-Old

Comedian Tom Ballard sits down with politicians, activists, thinkers and comedians to try to talk, laugh, cry and argue about politics. You will learn things and get fired up and hear some swearing. Enjoy.
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Now displaying: March, 2019
Mar 20, 2019

Samah Sabawi is a playwright, poet and activist who is passionate about fighting for the rights of the Palestinian people. Just days after the horrific massacre in Christchurch, Samah explains to me why she was "disappointed but not shocked" by the horrific attack and how nearly two decades of poisonous Islamophobia has led us to this point. 

Samah also lays out what life is like for Palestinians in their own land, what the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions movement is calling for and why it's important you #BoycottEurovision2019

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My stand-show ENOUGH is on at the Brisbane Comedy Festival this week 

Then ENOUGH heads to the Melbourne & Sydney Comedy Festivals. It’s funny! Please come!

My play #KWANDA will be on at the Melbourne Comedy Festival for 8 shows only

@gazaheart

Donate to the families of the Christchurch victims

See Samah's play Them at La Mama Courthouse

ARTICLE: We told you the threat is white supremacy by Randa Abdel-Fattah

ARTICLE: 2,891 Murdoch Media Stories Trashing Islam In A Single Year, Study Reveals by Michael Brull

AustraliansForPalestine.com

Cause of the Week: The BDS petition to #BoycottEurovision2019

Mar 12, 2019

Melissa Davey is the Melbourne Bureau Chief for Guardian Australia. She’s done brilliant reporting about lots of different things over her career, but over the past few weeks has been diligently covering on the trial and conviction of George Pell.

As Pell receives his sentencing today and as we learn more about his case for appeal, Melissa explains what it’s been like following this massive story, the journalistic ethics at play, the judicial process and the reactions from the media and the Church to the guilty verdict.

WARNING: This conversation contains discussion of sexual assault and abuse 

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My stand-show ENOUGH is on at the Brisbane Comedy Festival next week 

Then ENOUGH heads to the Melbourne & Sydney Comedy Festivals. It’s funny! Please come!

My play #KWANDA will be on at the Melbourne Comedy Festival for 8 shows only

The School Strike 4 Climate is on this Friday!

@MelissaLDavey

Melissa's writing at Guardian Australia

ARTICLE: Cardinal Pell's Conviction: The Questions That Remain

ARTICLE: Andrew Bolt, Please Stop Implying That You Know All The Facts About George Pell by Clare Linane

ARTICLE: Five Times Guilty: How George Pell's Child-Abusing Past Caught Up With Him in Courtroom 

ARTICLE: The inconsistencies of George Pell's defenders just displays their power by Richard Cooke

Cause of the Week: Dementia Australia (dementia-australia.org

Mar 6, 2019

Emma is in Year 11, Anthony has just started uni and together they're involved in organising the second School Strike 4 Climate on Friday March 15th. It's a nation-wide, non-partisan, student-led protest demanding our political leaders take some GODDAMN REAL ACTION on climate change for once please. 

It was an honour to sit down with these two passionate, funny, committed young people to discuss their motivations for organising the march, their hopes for what it might achieve and their thoughts on the very dumb criticism it's received from right-wing dumbos. 

Trust me: listening to this will fill your heart with hope. 

Become a Patron of the show and rest in peace knowing you’ll go to heaven

My stand-up show ENOUGH is coming to the Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney Comedy Festivals. It’s funny! Please come!

My play #KWANDA will be on at the Melbourne Comedy Festival for 8 shows only

Unite For The Night @ The Metro, Thursday March 7th

Luke McGregor and I are coming to Nelson Bay and Belmont in March

@StrikeClimate

schoolstrike4climate.com 

The Swedish 15-year-old who's cutting class to fight the climate crisis

Cause of the Week: SUPPORT THE STRIKE ON FRIDAY MARCH 15TH! SEE YOU THERE! THANKS! 

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