Right Now Radio June Edition

By Right Now Radio
Still from the animation Nowhere Line

Is the government above the law?

This month on Right Now Radio, we discuss the topical human rights issues of June including the 800th birthday of the Magna Carta (and why Em is a little sick of those celebrations!), payments to people smugglers, the proposal to strip dual citizens of their citizenship without a conviction, the review into the tax status of environmental NGOs, and the continued government attacks on Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs.

We also speak to Lucas Shrank, the creator of a new animation called Nowhere Line which features the voices of two asylum seekers currently held in detention on Manus Island.



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.