Asia Pacific Currents

Asian Talk

Stories and issues from the Asia Pacific region with a labour and grassroots perspective. Regular interviews with activists from countries in the Asia Pacific region. Produced by Australia-Asia Worker Links.

Location:

South Carlton, VIC

Genres:

Asian Talk

Description:

Stories and issues from the Asia Pacific region with a labour and grassroots perspective. Regular interviews with activists from countries in the Asia Pacific region. Produced by Australia-Asia Worker Links.

Twitter:

@aawl

Language:

English

Contact:

PO Box 45 South Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia +61 3 9663 7277


Episodes

Indonesia’s New Repressive Criminal Code

12/9/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.We interview Dian Trisnanti, from the Indonesian Federation of United Trade Unions and Radio Marsinah, about the new Indonesian Criminal CodeAsia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:29:28

More on the anniversary of the Dili Massacre

11/25/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.We interview with Elizabeth Araujo, East Timorese activist and organiser for APHEDA - Union Aid Abroad, based in East Timor.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:25:35

Asia Pacific Currents - News

11/18/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:27:03

Remembering the Dili Massacre

11/11/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.We interview with Carla Chung, East Timorese activist and organiser for the United Workers Union.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:27:50

The Karen people of Myanmar

11/4/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.We interview with Saw Lwin Oo, President for the Australian Karen Organisation (AKO), recent events in Myanmar and the demands of the Myanmar community in response to inaction from the Australian government following the reimposition of the military junta in February last year.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio...

Duration:00:29:12

Workers strike at Marlboro factory in Turkey

10/28/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.We interview with Kivanc Eliacik, International Director of DISK, the militant trade union centre of Turkey, about the Marlboro/Philip Morris strike in Izmir, Turkey.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:26:57

Revisiting Ansell's forced labour in Malaysia

10/21/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.We revisit our interview with Andy Hall, Migrant Worker Rights Specialist and Journalist, about the case being brought in the US against Ansell subsidiary in relation to forced labour in Malaysia.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:26:45

Trumped up charges in the Philippines

10/14/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.An interview with Kara Taggaoa, International Officer for the Kilusang Mayo Uno and one of the people arrested on trumped up charges and released on bail.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:25:54

Oppose the Morality Police of Tehran!

9/30/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.An interview with Elham Naeej, expert in Iranian gender studies, about the current protests in opposition to the Morality Police of Tehran.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:26:28

Kiribati Constitutional Crisis

9/23/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.An interview with Dr Tess Newton Cain, a research fellow at Griffith University, the Project Leader for the Griffith Asia Institute's Pacific Hub, about the constitutional crisis in Kiribati. Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:26:54

Aus Climate Policies and the Pacific

9/16/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.An interview with Nic Maclellan, Pacific region expert on Australia's lacking climate policies and the impact on Pacific nations.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:27:55

Ansell's forced labour in Malaysia

9/9/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.An interview with Andy Hall, Migrant Worker Rights Specialist and Journalist, about the case being brought in the US against Ansell subsidiary in relation to forced labour in Malaysia.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:27:05

Political Crisis in Iraq

9/2/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.An interview with Firas Naji, an Iraqi scholar specialising in Iraqi and Middle East affairs, speaking about the current political unrest in Iraq.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:29:53

Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day

8/26/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.An interview with Sajeda Bahadurmia, spokesperson for Australian Rohingya Womens Development Organisation, about the 5 year anniversary of the Myanmar military began mass pre-meditated attacks against the stateless Rohingya population in Rakhine State.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne,...

Duration:00:28:30

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

8/5/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.A speech by Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the 1945 Hiroshima bombing, founding member of ICAN, and one of the people that received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of ICAN.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:28:24

Asia Pacific Currents

7/29/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:29:00

Political prisoners in Iran

7/22/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.An interview with an Iranian labour activist discussing political prisoners in Iran and the broader context of Iranian repression of union activity.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:28:54

An update on Sri Lanka

7/15/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.An interview with Viraj Dessanyake, a Sri Lankan Tamil in Australia, member of the Tamil Refugee Council and CFMEU delegate, discussign the current, unfolding situation in Sri Lanka.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:28:25

News and stories from workers' struggle

7/8/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:29:20

Heroic Korean Truck Workers Strike

7/1/2022
News and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region.An interview with Wolsan Liem from the International Transport Federation, about the heroic victory of the South Korean truck workers' strike and what's next in that campaign.Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration:00:30:02