This week on Let’s Talk – Social Justice, we’re saying goodbye to the inimitable Kevin Yow Yeh as host of the show, and introducing (shh! it’s still a secret!) the one and only Ruby Wharton as one of our incoming hosts for the show in 2024. Never fear though – this won’t be your last chance to listen to Kevin Yow Yeh on the airwaves…we’re pretty confident that we can lure him back for a semi-regular appearance in 2024.
In today’s show, Ruby & Kevin look back over some of the big struggles and movements from this year: from frontline struggles against state sanctioned violence, to the youth (in)justice reforms in Queensland, to climate justice struggles, housing justice movements, health justice, queer & trans justice in the colony, and our final series on solidarity through sovereignty and the struggle for Palestinian liberation and prison abolition globally.
In true Let’s Talk – Social Justice style, Ruby and Kevin also catch up with some current struggles against colonial violence and state repression happening around the country. First up, we chat to Palestinian organiser, writer and film-maker Muhib Nabulsi. Muhib catches us up on the struggle to transform the Institute of Postcolonial Studies in Naarm into a space for collective solidarity, anti-racist and anti-colonial organising, and abolitionist work. They give us a bit of an introduction to the campaign so far, and the decisions that have led the community to push back against the current leadership. Check out their work here and join in the campaign!
We also catch up with our dear friend (and Muhib’s brother!) Dr. Jamal Nabulsi from Justice for Palestine Magan-djin / Brisbane who talks us through what’s been happening on the ground in Gaza, and the urgent necessity of global resistance. Jamal talks us through some of the organising that Justice for Palestine Magan-djin have been doing locally and ways that folks can get involved with the struggle over the coming weeks and months. Follow their work here and here.
All in all, its another glorious, rich, hefty week of Let’s Talk – Social Justice. If you missed some shows this year, a reminder that you can get your fill by listening back to the full catalogue of episodes right here on the Triple A website, or on your favourite podcasting app.