The Sound of Solidarity

The Sound of Solidarity

A podcast series brought to you by Solidarity, a revolutionary socialist group in Australia. www.solidarity.net.au

Episodes

June 13, 2024 25 mins

The Kanak, the Indigenous people of Kanaky-New Caledonia, have risen up against their French colonial masters. Paddy Gibson explains why we should draw inspiration from their resistance and build solidarity across the Pacific with all struggles for liberation.

Read more about the Kanak struggle.

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The Radical Jewish Tradition is an important new book that debunks the claim of Israel and its apologists to represent Jews everywhere.

Solidarity hosted a book launch that heard from the two co-authors, both anti-Zionist Jews: Donny Gluckstein in Scotland and Janey Stone in Melbourne.

Solidarity member and anti-Zionist Jew, Tami Gadir, was the final speaker.

In Australia, the book is available from Interventions, elsewhere from Bo...

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Labor has a shocking record on so many issues. Solidarity editor James Supple looks at why Labor fails and the kind of alternative we need.

Read Solidarity articles on Labor.

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May 23, 2024 29 mins

Jason Wong looks at the contradictions within capitalism that make war a central feature of the system. He argues that workers have the interest and the power to end the slaughter.

Read Solidarity articles about war.

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May 16, 2024 32 mins

Israel is a pariah state, stripped of legitimacy in the eyes of billions around the world. Anti-Zionist Jews are mobilising in record numbers to say, not in my name. So can Israel survive? David Glanz discusses the issues.

Read Solidarity articles about Israel.

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How can ordinary people fight for real change when our rulers seem so powerful? Cooper Forsyth argues that workers everywhere have the power to spread struggles around the world and win.

Read more about revolution.

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Phil Griffiths challenges the ruling class propaganda about China and argues that it is imperialist rivalry that is making the region less safe and threatening war.

Read Solidarity's articles on China.

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April 25, 2024 21 mins

Lucy Honan explains what Marxists mean by alienation and how its impact shapes our lives – and how we can retake control through collective struggle.

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April 18, 2024 24 mins

Lebanese socialist Simon Assaf outlines how the crimes of the Israeli state are fostering anger and resistance across the region, creating a new opportunity for revolutionary change.

Read Solidarity's coverage of the fight for a free Palestine.

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April 11, 2024 35 mins

Australia is a settler colonial state. Israel is, too. But what does that mean for the struggle for Indigenous rights in Australia and liberation for Palestine? Paddy Gibson unbundles the theory.

Read Solidarity's coverage of the fight against racism.

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April 5, 2024 19 mins

Sameh Nasser, who escaped Gaza in December and who has lost 16 family members to Israeli terror, addressed Solidarity's Keep Left conference. David Glanz provided an introduction.

Read all Solidarity's coverage of the Palestine crisis here.

Find out more about Solidarity and get involved.

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March 29, 2024 26 mins

This talk by Paddy Gibson outlines the importance of anti-Aboriginal racism to the ruling class in Australia. Paddy explores the ways that the so-called "Aboriginal problem" has posed challenges for Australian capitalism and the way Aboriginal resistance continues to threaten the system.

Recorded at a Solidarity meeting in April 2016, this podcast is dedicated to the memory of Arrente and Alyawarr Elder Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, who fa...

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Teachers and School Staff for Palestine has organised some inspiring actions, despite hostile media coverage and attempts at suppression by Labor state education ministers and their departments. We talk to Lucy Honan, an experienced teacher and long-time member of the Australian Education Union. She’s also a member of Solidarity.

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Paddy Gibson gives an introduction to Karl Marx's theory of historical materialism. He includes basic explanations of the concept of alienation, surplus value, the centralisation and concentration of capital and what we mean by workers' power and socialist revolution. This talk was given to a Solidarity student club meeting at Sydney University in August 2014.

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This episode is about what is happening in Melbourne for fans of electronic music from the SWANA (Southwest Asia and North Africa) region, and for music fans who want to recognise and act on what is happening in Palestine.

To discuss this, Tami Gadir is joined by MzRizk, a renowned Naarm/Melbourne radio broadcaster (Boogie Beat Suite, PBS) and prolific DJ (winner, “Best DJ” category, Music Victoria Awards 2022). MzRizk talks about ...

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March 1, 2024 33 mins

Writing during the First World War, Lenin analysed how capitalism led to imperialism, which in turn led to war between the great powers. A century on, David Glanz argues that Lenin's arguments and his insistence that workers have the power to end war is still vitally relevant today.

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In this week’s episode of our Music and Politics miniseries, we talk to Erima Dall about the course of industrial disputes at the Sydney Opera House construction site and what lessons we can take from how they played out.

Erima is a member of Solidarity, a wharfy, and a Maritime Union of Australia member and delegate. In 2023, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Opera House’s completion, Erima wrote an article on this topic in Soli...

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February 16, 2024 21 mins

Zionism argues that antisemitism can't be fought and that Jews need a state at the expense of the Palestinians. David Glanz discusses how Zionism has always fostered racism and collaborated with imperialism.

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February 9, 2024 48 mins

Narendra Modi, prime minister of India, is an authoritarian leader and an Islamophobe. Barry Pavier, author of Hindutva and the Sangh Parivar in Britain, explains the background to his politics and discusses how the Indian left can fight back.

Read Barry's article here.

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February 2, 2024 46 mins

Israel tries to smear its critics as antisemites. This episode features five anti-Zionist Jews in conversation, rejecting the myth that Israel speaks in their name. Nachshon Amir, Melanie Lazarow and John (Janusz) Ebel talk with Tami Gadir and David Glanz.

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