12pm Fri 8 Feb 2019: Refugees in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Refugee Crisis
We hear a lot about Australia’s mistreatment of refugees, listen in today (4ZZZ fm 102.1 Friday at 12 noon) for interviews with two strong women about refugees in Indonesia.

Trenchant government critic gets Order of Australia Medal for her work with refugees
IWD interview with Pamela Curr, a refugee advocate who has been awarded an order of Australia Medal in 2018, explains how did she came to be doing grassroots political work.

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Pamela talks about her views on second wave feminism and conditions facing women in places like Afghanistan & Indonesia.

On hearing that she had received a an award from the federal government for her services to refugees Pamela said: “This award just goes to show how clueless this government is!”

I Never Sing – Jumping Fences
Sounds of Your Town – The Go-Betweens
Deportee – Arlo Guthrie & Emmylou Harris

[Note on Lyrics to Deportee: “The oranges piled in their creosote dumps.” …. another protest by Guthrie. At the time, government policies paid farmers to destroy their crops in order to keep farm production and prices high. Guthrie felt that it was wrong to render food inedible by poisoning it in a world where hungry people lived.


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