Flames of Discontent – May Day & Climate Change

Paradigm Shift (4ZZZ fm 102.1 Fridays at Noon) 10 May 2019
Andy & Ian

Podcast


Introduction
4ZZZ statement boycotting EuroVision 2019 in Israel read out by Blair from Queer Radio (4ZZZ).

First half
Coverage of May Day 2019
Interview with Services Union member about Change the Rules
Interview with Mark from the Services Union about Climate Changes policy of the union.

Union Banners

Song by Don Henderson from the bayside Communist Arts Group
Interview with Frank retired member of the Seamen’s Union talks about union and democratic organisation.

Cabotage dispute about Australian crews travelling on both Australian and foreign ships.Longest period of mass defiance in Australian history. Threat by ALP to disendorse Senator George Georges if he participated in the street marches.

Qld working class, 1948 railway strike, 1912 General Strike.
Song – Freedom on the Wallaby – Henry Lawson’s lyrics about the 1891 Shearers Strike.

Second half
Andy interviews Will Steffen (Climate Council) – a member of the Australian Climate Commission until its dissolution in September 2013. They discuss climate change, Paris targets, emissions going up, government Accounting tricks about emission levels using ‘Kyoto credits’.

Song by the Lurkers about climate change – Couldn’t be better.

Greens have strong climate policy. ALP not ruled out Adani coal mine.

Need to get carbon out of electricity by 2030 and go renewables.

Playlist

The Currency – 888
Don Henderson – The picket line
The Larrikins – Freedom on the wallaby
The Lurkers – Couldn’t be better
Little Hart – Sleep on it
Alistair Hulett – The internationale
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