Stories from Green Left News Podcast 20

Vic NTEU strikes, Islamophobia in France & why you need Green Left. September 13, 2023.

Green Left journalist’s Isaac Nellist and Chloe DS go through the latest news from across the continent and around the world.

The National Tertiary Education Union at Monash University protested outside a meeting of the university’s Executive Council in support of their enterprise agreement. Brenna Dempsey reports.

“We need a powerful movement to make action on climate change unstoppable,” Alexa Stuart, a Rising Tide organiser, told a public meeting. Jim McIlroy reports.

Labor has been reported to the United Nations Committee Against Torture over its decision to “suspend” its human rights act to detain children in adult watch houses. Sonia Hickey reports.

abaya ban France

President Emmanuel Macron's government has imposed a ban on long dresses and tunics worn by school students in a deliberate move to exploit widespread Islamophobia, court far-right support and divert attention away from class conflict, writes John Mullen.

Disrupt Burrup Hub staged a silent protest in front of Woodside’s headquarters in response to the West Australian government’s crackdown on protesters engaging in direct action. Nova Sobieralski reports.

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After spending five years in jail, Russian political prisoner Azat Miftakhov was meant to go free on September 4. Instead the mathematician and anarchist faces new charges that could keep him locked up for a further two to five years, reports Federico Fuentes.

drinking water

Water-related conflicts are occurring across Uruguay, over its use and control, with big business interests pitted against the right to safe drinking water, writes María Noel González.

A stop-work meeting by more than 250 National Tertiary Education Union members at RMIT decided to continue industrial action. Jordan AK reports.

Niger protest

France is refusing to withdraw its ambassador and troops from Niger, and reaffirming its threat of supporting foreign military intervention, reports Pavan Kulkarni.

Jayapura protest

West Papuans and their supporters say they have been “let down” by Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders over a decision not to admit the United Liberation Movement of West Papua as a full member, reports Susan Price.

Thousands of Berliners took to the streets on bicycles on August 25 to protest the dominance of motor vehicles in the city, discriminatory road traffic laws and car-centric urban planning, reports Ben Radford.