HRAFF Special & Banking on Shaky Grounds Investigation – Right Now Radio May Edition

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HRAFF dates

HRAFF dates

Get amped up for the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival with Festival Director, Ella McNeill, and Zak Hepburn, curator of propaganda shorts ‘Hindsight: Death to the Fascist Vultures!’

How was propaganda consumed back in the 1920’s and what did it look like? Zak has harvested mind-skewing animation films from their political time capsules to be viewed through the modern lens of hindsight within the aesthetic surroundings of their past.

Art and film has the power to change the way we view the world. HRAFF seeks out film and art that share uniquely creative perspectives on human rights issues, provokes debate, and fosters change. Festival Director, Ella shares the ideas & themes that shape this year’s program which broadens the scope of traditional understandings on human rights.

Ben and Rach chat with Shen Narayanasamy from Oxfam about investigations into Australia’s big four banks involvement in overseas land grabbing. Oxfam’s report reveals Australian banks have backed companies accused of forcing people off their land in places such as PNG, Cambodia, Indonesia & Brazil.

Catch up on the latest Human Rights news and events, including the launch of Right Now’s Anthology ‘Poetic Justice: Contemporary Australian Voices on Human Rights & Equality.’ This month’s show also features new tunes from Kone Express, and Ben has a little surprise of why he is a now a strong supporter of children’s rights..(and new dad rights!)

Want to know more about something you heard in the podcast? Follow the links:

Poetic Justice RN Anthology

The Right Now Anthology, ‘Poetic Justice’

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Review – Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia

By Georgia Cerni

Sophie Cousins’ book Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia is, in many respects, a proposal. For Cousins, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided Australians with an opportunity to reconsider the ways our society currently functions. Cousins aptly makes her case – while in some ways the pandemic reinforced burgeoning inequalities, it also presented us the chance to apply collectivist values to solve systemic problems.