Red Flag Radio

Discussion and analysis of politics, history, theory and activism from a radical revolutionary socialist perspective.

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With the Supreme Court set to overturn Roe v. Wade, the battle for abortion rights in the US is at a critical turning point. On this episode Roz talks to socialist activist Emma Norton about the histo...
May 10, 2022
The federal election campaign, with the notable exception of the Victorian Socialists, is a showcase of the worst aspects of Australian politics. On this episode we put a revolutionary perspective on ...
May 6, 2022
The Victorian Socialists are taking on the billionaires and parties that represent them in the upcoming Australian federal election. Running on a platform that calls for a radical reorganisation of so...
April 29, 2022
How do socialists understand the Russian invasion of Ukraine? What does this conflict uncover about imperialist tensions today? What is so hypocritical about the response of western political leaders?...
March 19, 2022
In Australia at the beginning of 2022 the COVID crisis is reaching new deadly milestones. The healthcare system is collapsing under the strain. A mainstream political consensus has been reached about ...
January 28, 2022
World leaders are gathering to discuss their plans to tackle climate change at the COP26 in Glasgow. Will their commitments make any difference? What are the alternatives to global summits? On this ep...
November 1, 2021
On this episode we discuss the hidden class history of the suffragettes and the role of working class mass struggle in winning the vote. Too often the official histories of the suffrage movement brush...
October 25, 2021
On this episode we talk to an education worker, a nurse, and a construction worker about why they are campaigning for health before profits and safer workplaces in Australia. Health before Profits is ...
October 11, 2021
The 250 richest people in Australia increased their wealth by $93 billion during the first year of the pandemic while millions of essential workers have seen no increase in their wages. In this episod...
September 24, 2021
The 'Robert Menzies Institute' is set to open at Melbourne University in November. The founders claim the Institute will be a museum dedicated to 'Australia's greatest Prime Minister' but the real pro...
September 13, 2021
The situation unfolding in Afghanistan is a humanitarian disaster resulting from decades of imperialist interventions and war. On this episode we discuss the political history of the invasion in 2001 ...
August 20, 2021
In this episode we discuss the debates around lockdown and the political response to the pandemic in Australia with Sydney based socialist activists Eleanor Morley and Josh Lees. Lockdowns continue in...
August 1, 2021
In this episode we reveal the forgotten history of Aboriginal unionists in the 1890s shearers' strikes. The participation of Aboriginal workers, including strike camp leaders like Andrew Stuart Stepne...
July 15, 2021
On this episode we preview The Fight for Workers’ Power: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in the 20th Century with author Tom Bramble. The book recounts key periods of international class struggle fr...
June 27, 2021
The recent hospitalisation of 4 year old Tharunicaa and the story of her family Priya, Nades, and Kopika is a perfect illustration of the brutality of the Australian government's treatment of refugees...
June 17, 2021
What are the differences between a socialist approach to fighting for liberation from oppression and the ideas that dominate what has become known as 'identity politics'? How can we genuinely combat o...
May 30, 2021
For more than 100 years, Palestinians have never given up the fight for their homeland and national independence. Their struggles have inspired international solidarity as a result of their courage an...
May 25, 2021
Israel's latest offensive against the Palestinians began with evictions in the neighbourhood of Sheik Jarrah and continues with a massive aerial bombardment of Gaza. On this episode, author of The Sto...
May 17, 2021
Wood for cremation fires is running out across India. While bodies continue to fill the streets the Modi regime has pushed a political agenda of self promotion and ignored a rapidly growing health cat...
May 8, 2021
Scott Morrison's response to multiple allegations of sexual assault within his party has been an abject failure and a demonstration of the ongoing commitment of the government to oppression and exploi...
April 21, 2021

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