BLM 1and 2

Psychiatrist Dr Nick was incredibly generous with his time and expertise. In these 2 episodes he talks about the Black Lives Matter movement, the situation in Hong Kong and other anxiety triggers. Unfortunately there is a lot of background noise in the recording, but what he says is so worth hearing.

 

the perils of privatisation

Julie was a union delegate in the catering section of a large public hospital where she worked for 20+years. In that time she never worried about job security. Now in the era of privatisation her colleagues will not enjoy that same security. It is alarming that even though the pandemic has exposed the risks involved in casualised and privatised workplaces no lessons have been learned, privatisation is still on the government’s agenda. Listen to part 1 and 2 of Julie’s story.

swcommunity

The Adelaide South West Community Centre opened to the public in 2005 in leased premises in Sturt Street after considerable behind-the-scenes work by local residents and Council.  Since 2005 it has become the central hub for strengthening the local community. The property changed hands in 2018 and the Council secured two extensions to the lease.  In February 2021 the owner will take possession of the premises and although Council resolved in August 2018 that the Centre will continue close by, the community is concerned about its future. Sue talks to Marjon Martin, Secretary, Susan Collins, Chair, Jeffrey Collins, Committee Member on behalf of the South West City Community Association Inc. Listen to part 1 and 2 here.

Local leader

Greg is a well known local identity, his resume includes numerous executive positions in South Australia, currently the CEO of the History Trust of SA. Most people would remember him as the founder and Chairman of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas and former co-owner and managing director of Imprints Booksellers. In part 1 of this interview he talks about his vision for a sustainable inclusive future

 

In part 2 he tells us of what he hopes to to contribute as a recently elected Adelaide City Council member

 

Sustainable Prosperity

This second interview with Gabie was conducted on the land of the Kaurna people and it captures this unique moment in time hopefully coming out of the pandemic. Gabie talks about the 10 week iso on line sessions she hosted and where to from there. It will be very interesting to look back on in a few months. She also promotes Stephanie Kelton’s book the Deficit Myth and the plan to get as many people as possible to read it, including politicians.

 

 

Mark Allen, writing a new story

 

 

This interview with Mark took place on Kaurna land, sovereignty never ceded.

The pandemic is forcing the world to change its behaviour and it’s waking us up to the fact that what we had before was just a story and that we are quite capable of writing a new one.

And we absolutely need to write a new one. It is really important that we build on the changes in behaviour that we are seeing now, so that something good and long- lasting can come out of this. We must not return to the real estate and developer driven system that we had before. There is no place for a concrete driven economy that is responsible for forty percent of emissions and forty percent of waste whilst thousands continue to struggle to find a decent home. These are the words of town planner Mark Allen who has set up 2 interwoven groups, town planning rebellion (TPR) and Holistic Activism. We only ask that you reach out and connect with us on those areas where we share common ground. Listen for more here.