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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: June, 2019
Jun 25, 2019

Jeremy Poxon is a social security activist and the media officer for the Australian Unemployed Workers Union. His spicy twitter account regularly draws attention to the plight of unemployed and underemployed people in Australia, from those living on Newstart to people on Work for the Dole to folks just trying to survive in the gig economy. 

Here Jeremy explains exactly how organising unemployed workers in a union works, why capitalism is antithetical to the idea of (actual) full employment, why Labor's centrism SUCKS BUTT, what's involved in a jobs guarantee and what an Australian Green New Deal might look like.  

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ENOUGH is on in Collingwood in Melbourne this Friday & Saturday night

ENOUGH is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August and the Soho Theatre in September

@jeremypoxon

unemployedworkersunion.com

progress2019.org.au

jobguarantee.org

ARTICLE: Australia Needs A Green New Deal, Not More Centrism by Jeremy Poxon, Jon Piccini and Tash Neenan

ARTICLE: What Good Are Billions of Surplus Dollars When People Are Starving? by Jeremy Poxon  

ARTICLE: The demerit system is ruthless social policy, designed to keep the poor powerless by Jeremy Poxon

ARTICLE: Living on Newstart: 'I don't eat every day. That saves some money I guess' by Gay Alcorn

Cause of the Week: The Unemployed Workers Union (unemployedworkersunion.com)

Jun 11, 2019

Something a little bit different for you this week: highlights from a live performance of A Rational Fear at Queensland's inaugural Climate Week.

There were jokes and songs and facts about the impending climate crisis, featuring myself, Dan Ilic, Melinda ButtleSteph TisdellLewis HobbaProf. Hilary Bambrick and Bridie Connell & Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd. Enjoy. 

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ENOUGH is coming to Newcastle this Friday night

Then Sydney on Saturday night 

Then Geelong and Melbourne later in the month 

ENOUGH is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August and the Soho Theatre in September

@ARationalFear

A Rational Fear on Soundcloud

ARationalFear.substack.com

 

Jun 4, 2019

Jonathan Green is a veteran journalist and broadcaster who presents at the ABC and edits the literary magazine Meanjin

He's been working as a journo since the late 70s so I thought he'd be a good person to reflect on how the political media is serving us in 2019 (hint: it's not). We talk about exactly why Jonathan thinks politics is "bollocks", the corrosive influence of the Murdoch media empire and whether there's anything to do about it, the smallness of the "Lucky Country" and the challenges ahead for progressive politics.  

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ENOUGH is coming to Newcastle, Geelong, Sydney & Melbourne

A Rational Fear is coming to Brisbane for Climate Week this Thursday June 6th

I’ll be back in Brisbane on Sunday June 30th for the MELT Gala

ENOUGH is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August

@GreenJ

meanjin.com.au

Jonathan Green on ABC RN

ARTICLE: 'Prefer to battle News Corp than Scott Morrison': Michael Miller slams Labor by Jennifer Duke

ARTICLE: What counts as rich now? by Mike Seccombe

Cause of the Week: The Smith Family's Sponsor-A-Child Program (thesmithfamily.com.au)

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