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Red Flag Radio

By: redflag
  • Summary

  • Discussion and analysis of politics, history, theory and activism from a radical revolutionary socialist perspective.
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  • School students strike for Palestine! + explaining the rise of the far right
    Dec 5 2023

    We spoke to high schoolers from Melbourne and Sydney who went on strike for Palestine, defying intimidation from the media, politicians and their own schools.

    The Melbourne school strike for Palestine was the biggest of its kind in the world! But students faced a barrage of condemnation in the lead up to the strikes. Journalists said that students were too stupid to understand such a complex issue, and many prinicipals threatened students with disciplinary action. But thousands of kids remained defiant and showed up in numbers to demand that our government cut diplomatic, economic and military ties with the genocidal state of Israel. 

    Also in this episode, Emma and Chloe talk about the worrying rise of far right governments around the world, most recently the victories of Geert Wilders in the Netherlands and Javier Milei in Argentina. 

    Note: we recorded this episode during Israel's propagandistic "pause" in its bombardment of Gaza - since then they have only escalated their campaign of ethnic cleansing. Our fight for Palestinian liberation goes on. Get involved in Palestine solidarity organising near you!

    Further reading

    Red Flag articles:

    - "We won't be silenced": Why high-school students are walking out for Palestine 

    - Far right victory in Argentina 

    - Marxist Left Review article - "Dark clouds over Europe - facing the new far right" 


    Get involved in Palestine activism!

    High school groups: - Melbourne School Students 4 Palestine  - Sydney High Schoolers for Palestine 

    Uni student groups (look up your own university and "Students for Palestine" on insta to find campus-based clubs!) - Students for Palestine Victoria  - Students for Palestine Canberra  - Students for Palestine WA  - Adelaide Students for Palestine  - Students for Palestine Sydney Uni 

    Main campaign groups for each city: Sydney - Palestine Action Group   Melbourne - Free Palestine Melbourne  Brisbane - Justice for Palestine Meanjin - Brisbane  Perth - Friends of Palestine WA  Adelaide - Campaign against Racism and Fascism  Canberra - Palestine Action Group - Canberra  Hobart - 

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    46 mins
  • How we ended the Vietnam War - with Diane Fieldes and Allen Myers
    Nov 27 2023

    In the middle of a new anti-war movement against the genocide in Gaza, we thought it would be timely to release an episode about the movement that helped end the Vietnam War. At Socialism Conference 2023, Emma interviewed two seasoned anti-war activists about their role in the movement that swept the world in the 1960s and 70s America (and Australia's!) brutal war. Allen Myers was a socialist GI, drafted into the American military, who spent years agitating against the war among fellow soldiers. Diane Fieldes was a student in Australia who got involved in the movement while at high school and became a lifelong socialist. We have a lot to learn from their experiences as we stand up against the horrors of war and occupation today. 

    Further reading:

    Red Flag Articles:

    - A People's History of the Vietnam War - by Lily Campbell

    - Students in the Anti-Vietnam War Movement by Grace Hill



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    49 mins
  • Palestine and the Myth of a Two-State Solution
    Nov 9 2023

    Our guest is Josh Lees, one of the leading organisers of Sydney's massive Palestine solidarity rallies. Josh critiques the so-called "two-state solution", explaining why it provides no real solution for the Palestinians and how the slogan has been used and abused by Western governments to cover up Israel's crimes. 

    Earlier in the episode, Emma and Chloe talk about the current situation in Gaza and get stuck into the UN for its historic role in greenlighting the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. 

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    47 mins

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