Shreya, Anna, Natalie, Han, Lamisse, Aleea and Helen
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Radio Reversal is a show that subjects aspects of everyday life to historico-political, theoretical, cheeky, irreverent, high brow, low brow, eye brow, warm-hearted analysis. Our aim is to see the world more clearly, think about what we'd like it to become, and how we can make that happen. We think that discussing these sorts of ideas is one way to lessen the alienation that affects many of us trying to make sense of a world that so often makes no sense of us. We also play loads of awesome music (sometimes thematic!) with great enthusiasm for requests and an emphasis on supporting local artists. It's fun!
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From Palestine to the Pacific, Land Back is Climate Justice
In this week’s episode of Radio Reversal, join Anna and super special guest producer Malaak as they think through the deep links between climate justice, environmental violence, and the struggle for a free Palestine. As we speak, organisers from around the world are converging on the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates, just a few thousand kilometres from Israel's genocidal siege on Gaza.
In another jam-packed show, we dig into the connections between these two events by tracing the origins of the climate crisis back to colonisation and racial capitalism. We talk about the urgency of centering land back and decolonisation in all movements for climate justice, and the necessity of understanding the struggle for a free Palestine as a climate justice struggle. Over this hour, you’ll hear a short interview we recorded at the Rising Tide convergence with Aunty Tracey Hanshaw, an Awabakal / Gaewegal Elder and community organiser who emphasises the deep connections between climate change and colonisation globally. And later, you’ll hear us catch up with Pacific climate warrior, Maori artist and educator Guy Rithani, who shares some of the deep solidarities that connect Indigenous peoples struggling against environmental violence and colonial occupation globally.
If all this conversation about Indigenous solidarities is inspiring, a reminder that we'll be gathering on Thursday 7th December in solidarity with West Papuan organisers to drop the Aboriginal flag, the Palestinian flag and the West Papuan flag in south brisbane. Get in touch with Radio Reversal if you'd like more details about that event. And if our conversation this morning made you think a bit about greenwashing and the ways that discourses of "sustainability" are used to launder colonial violence, check out the ongoing campaign against the Israeli vegan company VGarden who are setting up shop in so-called brisbane's southside. And finally, a reminder to come along to the Justice for Palestine Meanjin - Brisbane peaceful assembly this Sunday 10th December from 3pm at Emma Miller Place. AND - if you have some energy left over afterwards, come and join me at Cracks in the Concrete: Turning a Fortitude Valley no-place into a public park to round out your Sunday with a little bit of tactical urbanism and space for reflections on what it means to hold space for political discussion and community building in the heart of the city.