Les Malezer, Phil Lynch and Elaine Pearson – Right Now Radio Summer Edition

By Right Now Radio
Aboriginal Flag Puzzle Piece

In the first of our summer edition shows, the Right Now Radio crew assembled a stellar guest list. We spoke with the Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, Les Malezer, about the recently announced defunding of Australia’s peak representative body, as well as funding cuts to Aboriginal legal services. Phil Lynch, Director of the Geneva-based International Service for Human Rights provided us with an insight into how the international community views Australia’s human rights record. And we were joined by the inaugural director of Human Rights Watch’s newly established Australian office, Elaine Pearson, to talk about Australia’s role in promoting human rights in the region. To listen to the show, click here.



Blackout (poem)

By Bänoo Zan

Bänoo Zan’s poem was written in the aftermath of countrywide protests against sudden steep rise in fuel price in Iran on November 15. Authorities shot down the Internet of the whole country and embarked on a horrific killing spree. Amnesty International has so far verified 208 deaths in less than a week.