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The 'Spanish Flu' pandemic of 1918-1920 killed millions of people around the world. Many comparisons are being made to the current crisis, but little attention has been paid to the militant working cl...
April 9, 2020
Right wing and far-right responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have included outright denial, racist conspiracy theories, extreme nationalism, and anti-democratic authoritarianism. In Australia, incident...
April 5, 2020
The economic impact of the COVID-19 virus is only just beginning to hit as tens of thousands of workers lose their jobs in Australia and trillions of dollars are spent by governments internationally t...
March 29, 2020
Educators, parents and students are fighting to shut down schools and childcare centres in Australia to keep all workers and families safe. They are demanding full pay for all workers impacted by clos...
March 25, 2020
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on workers around the world is on a scale unprecedented in living memory. In Australia, hundreds of thousands of workers have already lost their jobs, many others are...
March 21, 2020
With the prospect of a rapid escalation in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia, the risk of hundreds if not thousands of deaths, and a growing international economic crisis the brutal ...
March 18, 2020
As capitalism lurches from crisis to crisis, the question of revolutionary change has become increasingly important. But what do Marxists mean by revolution? Can revolutions actually happen? What does...
March 13, 2020
International Working Women's Day has a socialist history. On this episode, we discuss the rebellious and revolutionary women who have been at the forefront of working class struggles from 1917 to tod...
March 4, 2020
The agriculture industry is responsible for huge volumes of greenhouse gas emissions and is a key driver of mass deforestation. Crops are sprayed with millions of tonnes of toxic pesticides and fertil...
February 26, 2020
The second of our series of beginners guide episodes offers an introduction to Marxist economics. What is the difference between mainstream economics and Marxist economics? What are the relationships ...
February 24, 2020
  The Jabiluka uranium deposit in the Northern Territory is one of the richest in the world. In 1998, work was scheduled to begin on a mine that would have extracted 19 million tonnes of ore. Led by t...
February 21, 2020
As a follow up from our previous episode, Red Flag editor Ben Hillier reports directly from the ground in Hong Kong on how the democracy movement has been impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. We also...
February 14, 2020
The first in a new series of 'beginners guide' episodes aimed at people who are new to socialist politics or those who want to refresh their interest! This show focuses on capitalism and asks: What is...
February 13, 2020
On this special episode we talk to Australian comedian Tom Ballard. Tom is a former triple j presenter, host of ABC tv show Tonightly, writer, podcaster, and stand-up comedian. Tom asks us some big qu...
February 6, 2020
The Liberal government's proposed 'Religious Discrimination' Bills would enshrine the right for individuals to express bigoted views and for organisations to discriminate in employment and the provisi...
February 1, 2020
On this episode, we speak to Sagar Sanyal about the political situation in India and the ongoing resistance to the new islamophobic citizenship law. Since the law passed in December last year, million...
January 27, 2020
The response to the unprecedented bushfire crisis in Australia has highlighted the inequality and injustice at the heart of the system. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been heavily criticised for th...
January 17, 2020
On this episode, we're joined by Red Flag editor Louise O'Shea to discuss the ongoing attacks on civil liberties in Australia. This increasing authoritarianism includes the criminalisation of journali...
January 8, 2020
French workers have entered a new phase of struggle sparked by President Macron's proposed cuts to the current pension and welfare system. Massive street protests and strikes have taken place as the g...
December 20, 2019
Bushfires continue to burn across Australia and the outlook is for a drier and hotter summer than average. In Sydney, smoke from the fires has been declared a public health emergency with air quality ...
December 18, 2019

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