Red Flag Radio

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

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The Labor government in Victoria announced that it will spend $5.3 billion as part of the 'Big Housing Build' over the next four years. The initiative has been described as the 'largest ever investmen...
December 1, 2020
Celebrating our first year of podcasting from Melbourne, Australia. Roz and Liam discuss reasons to be a revolutionary socialist in 2020 and reflect on our favourite episodes with special guests Louis...
November 22, 2020
Victorian Socialists member and friend of Red Flag Radio Jorge Jorquera has just won a seat on Maribyrnong Council in the west of Melbourne. Jorge talks to Roz and Liam about why he decided to run as ...
November 9, 2020
Staff and students across Australia are facing the challenge of organising during a pandemic to respond a massive crisis in higher education. Vice Chancellors are claiming that universities need to cu...
October 21, 2020
The police crackdown on protests in New South Wales is a serious attempt to erode democratic rights and curtail political expression under the cover of the pandemic. On this episode we discuss why dem...
October 5, 2020
Twenty years ago, the 11-13 September blockade of the World Economic Forum’s Asia-Pacific Economic Summit, held at Melbourne’s Crown Casino complex, was disrupted by an estimated 20,000 protesters. Ja...
September 20, 2020
In 2014, the Hazelwood mine fire burned out of control for 45 days causing one of Australia's biggest environmental and health disasters. Millions of square metres of exposed, highly flammable brown c...
September 6, 2020
A two part special edition with Sagar Sanyal on how Marxists understand economic crisis. In part two we discuss how the legacy of the GFC and underlying structural weakness in the economy form the con...
September 2, 2020
A two part special edition with Sagar Sanyal on how Marxists understand economic crisis. In part one we discuss how mainstream interpretations of the causes of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 200...
September 2, 2020
Led by students and young people, a new wave of pro-democracy protest has broken out in Thailand. Liam is joined by Giles Ji Ungpakorn, an exiled socialist and Thai dissident living in the United King...
August 23, 2020
The logic of neoliberalism has defined the response to COVID-19 internationally. In Australia, decades of privatisation have degraded health services and made sub-contracting endemic in employment. Th...
August 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the structural weakness and lack of resources in Australia's hospitals. On this special episode we speak to healthcare workers Cecilia and Eric about their experi...
August 10, 2020
For socialists, the Russian Revolution of 1917 is the most important event in history. For a century since the October uprising, debates have taken place about what happened in the aftermath of the re...
August 5, 2020
Malcolm X is a legend of Black liberation movements in the US. His unique force and uncompromising approach in denouncing racial segregation and inequality built a historic movement. A fierce critic o...
August 1, 2020
The Anti Nazi League was launched in Britain in 1977 after 5,000 local people united with 5,000 trade unionists, Black and Asian activist and community groups and Labour Party members, led by the revo...
July 20, 2020
The recent investigation into the Victorian branches of the Australian Labour Party (ALP) revealed branch stacking and corruption at an 'industrial scale'. In this episode we discuss the history of th...
June 27, 2020
The police were never meant to protect and serve ordinary people. In this episode we discuss the history of the police and their development alongside the establishment of capitalist relations. Why ar...
June 16, 2020
The popular rebellion against racism and police violence continues to unfold on a mass scale in the United States. Uprisings have emerged in every major city making this the most significant event of ...
June 5, 2020
Marx was to develop his major ecological critique in the volumes of Capital. In Volume 3 he wrote that there was an “irreparable rift in the interdependent process of social metabolism, a metabolism p...
May 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the lucrative international student 'market' in Australian universities. As a result, university executives around the country moved to immediately sack or stand down ...
May 10, 2020

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