Laura Tingle's Canberra; What does the future look like for Hong Kong? How the debutante ball became a symbol for Indigenous empowerment.
Maria Ressa; On Blackness; Feeding dictators June 18, 2020
Journalist Maria Ressa talks about her conviction for cyber libel and threats to democracy in the Philippines. Essayist Emily Bernard reflects on life as a black woman in a white world. And, we meet the personal chefs who cooked for five of the world’s most infamous despots.
Failures at The International Criminal Court, Papuan Lives Matter. A history of Porcelain in Europe. June 17, 2020
Douglas Guilfoyle assess the effectiveness of the International Criminal Court and argues that it's not living up to its mandate. Seven anti racism protesters from West Papua on trial for treason - Elvira Rumkabu and Jenny Munro review today's verdict. Suzanne Marchand discusses the economic and cultural history of porcelain …
A significant win in the Supreme Court in the USA, the risks of ongoing underemployment and a long life in an iron lung
Laura Tingle's Canberra; Zimbabwe's crackdown; Supporting Australian Stories on screen. June 15, 2020
Laura Tingle's Canberra, Zimbabwe's Government crackdown; and supporting Australian stories on our screens.
Political commentator David Frum on the ongoing protests in the United States and moves to defund police. A new documentary tells the story of Western Australia's unique, Indigenous-run, police station. While many islands around the world are disappearing, inundated by rising seas, new islands are springing up at an unprecedented …
Statues removed in Ian Dunt's UK. Indigenous deaths in custody. Collaboration from WW2 to the White House. June 10, 2020
Pressure mounts for the removal of the statues of once prominent British men who were associated with the slave trade. Why do levels of incarceration and deaths in custody for Indigenous Australians continue to rise? What do some Republicans in the Trump administration have in common with collaborators in World …
Bruce Shapiro on the positives of the protests, Barton Gellman on meeting Edward Snowden and Johny Pitts on his search for Afropea
How Penguin books brought down Australia's draconian censorship system; the Hunter Valley convict history
Dan McCarthy discusses why Donald Trump has declared himself the 'President of law and order', Patricia Williams investigates the visceral response to George Floyd's death and we find out why budgerigars are Australia's gift to the world.
Félicien Kabuga, after 26 years on the run has finally been captured in Paris. Narelle Fletcher discusses his indictment and role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Ellen t'Hoen considers whether ‘big pharma’ companies will decide who gets treated for COVID-19 and from stinky to fragrant - Judy Ridner looks at …
Bruce Shapiro on the protests in America, why efforts to improve policing have failed and an alternative history of Australia.
Laura Tingle's Canberra; Is the US heading towards nuclear chaos under Trump? The Uluru Statement three years after it was rejected by the federal government
Popular Australian television content is being broadcast to Pacific audiences. In the past 60 years France’s military has intervened in Africa over 50 times, but has it been the stabilising force it would like us to believe? And, ever wondered what the Magna Carta or the First Folio of Romeo …
David Frum's Trumpocalypse, Dominic Cummings and an angry Britain, the Illuminati conspiracy. May 27, 2020
Former George W. Bush speechwriter, David Frum is no fan of the current President and in his new book he details his concerns and outlines how to restore American democracy and the Republican party - post Trump. In the UK this week Dominic Cummings, the PM's closest advisor, faces not …
Bruce Shapiro, conspiracy psychology and Biosphere 2 May 26, 2020
Memorial Day in the USA, COVID-19 and psychology of conspiracies and the lock down that was Biosphere 2
Laura Tingle's Canberra, is Covid-19 being used as a chance to reorder the international landscape? and what's so bad about getting old?
Daniel McCarthy discusses just how far Mitch McConnell's influence extends, Zambian economist Dr Dambisa Moyo argues in favour of a modern-day Marshall Plan for Africa and Barbara Freese explores the history of corporate denial from the slave trade to climate change.
Hong Kong protesters return. Deep sea mining and where did alphabetical order come from? May 20, 2020
Protesters in Hong Kong are re-emerging after the COVID 19 lock down but Anthony Dapiran sees further repression and dark days ahead. Alex Rogers and Helen Rosenbaum outline their concerns over the impacts of deep sea mining. A curious history of Alphabetical order- Judith Flanders looks back at its origins …
America, Afghanistan and Addresses May 19, 2020
The latest from Washington, a horrific attack in Kabul and the importance of addresses.