Radio Resistance
2019 broadcasts


WARNING -
Contains left wing politics!

18th May, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- Tommy Robinson and the Euro elections
- Speech by Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise at Sheffield May Day
- Speech by Nita Sanghera of UCU at Chesterfield May Day
- Derbyshire County Council climate emergency farce, plus demo speeches
- Chesterfield Socialist Worker forum: Sexism and the System, by Mollie Doherty
- Speech by Zak of Love Music Hate Racism, at Manchester SUTR rally

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10th May, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- Euro elections; why we must oppose the far right
- UK council elections - focus on local results
- Climate danger, school strikes and Extinction Rebellion
   incl speech by Matlock school students at Chesterfield May Day
- Chesterfield May Day. including speech by Mark Serwotka of PCS union
- Why "not doing politics" is no answer
- Sheffield May Day, including speech by Musheir El-Farrar of Sheffield Palestine
   Solidarity Campaign

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3rd May, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- Council election results, and far right threat in coming Euro elections
- Fracking tsar resigns, Team Ineos protests, and report from Harthill by Debbie Gibson of
   Harthill Against Fracking (at Barlborough Against Fracking public meeting, on 17th April)
- Matlock school strikers for the climate speak at Chesterfield Socialist Worker forum
- Extinction Rebellion pause actions, incl speech by Caroline Lucas MP
   at Marble Arch occupation (Easter Monday)
- Spanish election results
- Eco-activist poetry from Marble Arch to Chesterfield

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26th April, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- Extinction Rebellion - London direct action and beyond
- Sri Lanka terror outrage is bitter fruits of Establishment divide and rule
- SATs tests; Corbyn's opposition, NEU boycott, and why they are bad
- Yellow Vests resist Macron's call for "national unity" over Notre Dame
- Extinction Rebellion's Marble Arch occupation as seen during visit
   including speech by Labour MP Barry Gardner
- Greta Thunberg's speech to Extinction Rebellion

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19th April, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- Extinction Rebellion protests and school climate strikes

- Fracking update, ft speech by Dennis Skinner MP on March 5th London anti fracking demo
- Teachers' strikes in Poland
- Sudan protests continue, now against military rule
- Why Julian Assange must not be extradited to US
- Speech by David Rosenberg of Jewish Socialist Group, at March 16th anti racist demo in London

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12th April, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- Climate protests and extinctions threat

- Chesterfield Socialist Worker forum on Brexit (James)
- New, socialist party launched in South Africa
- Fracking update,
   with speech from Rebecca Long Bailey MP, on March 5th anti fracking demo in London
- Italian government's racism to refugees and Roma, and how it fuels fascists
- Speech by Nita Sangera of UCU union, at March 16th anti racist demo in London
- Privately owned public spaces and segregated playgrounds

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6th April, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- Brexit talks with May are a trap for Corbyn
- Victory for anti-frackers in Appeal Court
- Speech by Sheila of Misson Springs Protector Camp
  at the London demo against fracking on 5th March
- Yellow Vest protests boosted by French teachers' strikes
- Why right wing Brexit Betrayal rallies are no answer for left leavers
- Freedom of speech discussion - Zionism
- TV talent shows
- Speech by Edie Friedman of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality
   at the London Stand Up To racism demo on 16th March

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29th March, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- May's Brexit deal dead - time for a general election!
- Is the car industry crisis caused by Brexit?
- Speech from
TUC Know Your Rights At Work campaign launch in Chesterfield
  by Dave Etherington of Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise campaign
- Fracking update, 
including speech by protector Eddie
  at the London demo against fracking on 5th March
- Speech by Massoud Ahmed of the Muslim Council of Britain,
   at the London Stand Up To racism demo on 16th March

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23rd March, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- New Zealand Nazi terror and international anti racist demos
   including speech by Salma Yaqoub on London demo, Saturday 17th March
- Fracking update and Ineos' greenwash sponsorship of cycle team,
  including speech by barrister Pasul Houseland
  at the London demo against fracking on 5th March
- School students strike to save our planet
- Yellow Vests protests continue, incl extracts from Chesterfield Socialist Worker Forum
   on the Yellow Vests
- Chesterfield vigil for Christchurch Nazi terror victims, including speeches
- Speech by Bury Labour councillor Tamor Tariq
   at the Salford counter demo against Tommy Robinson on 23rd February

Discussion broadened out to: Should free speech have limits?

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15th March, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- Why we need to demonstrate against racism and fascism
   including speech by Michael Bradley of Stand Up To Racism,
   at the Salford counter demo against Tommy Robinson on 23rd February
- Benefits freeze causing massive hardship
   including speech by John Baxter, disabled UCU representative,
   at the Salford counter demo against Tommy Robinson on 23rd February
- Strikes and demos across Europe on International Womens Day
- Anti fracking update
  including speech by David Kesteven of Eckington Against Fracking
  at the London demo against fracking on 5th March
- TUC Know Your Rights At Work campaign launch in Chesterfield
  including speech by Cameron Mitchell of USDAW
  at the Chesterfield launch meeting on 12th March
- French cops destroy Calais refugee camps
  including speech by Chesterfield volunteers at Care4Calais, Jane and Suzie,
  at the Chesterfield Stand Up To Racism public meeting on 11th February

Discussion on: Should movements avoid open political discussion, to attract people from across the political spectrum, or is this counter-productive?

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9th March, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- Escalation of bogus allegations of antisemitism in Labour
- Speech from Jews for Justice for Palestine, at Salford counter demo against Tommy
   Robinson on 23rd February
- India, Pakistan and Kashmir
- Speech from Greater Manchester Stop The War, at Salford counter demo against Tommy
   Robinson on 23rd February
- Strikes and protests in North Africa
- Speech by Ian Allinson of Manchester Trades Council, at Salford counter demo
  against Tommy Robinson on 23rd February
- Anti fracking demo on Tuesday 12th February in London,
   incl speech by James Eaden of Chesterfield Trades Council
- Speech from Stand Up To racism, at Care4Calais after-volunteering meeting on 9th February
- Rev Debs speech at Tuesday's London anti-fracking demo

- Conclusion of discussion on saving and enhancing the NHS

Starting next week:
Discussion on: Should movements avoid open political discussion, to attract people from across the political spectrum, or is this counter-productive?

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2nd March, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- As Brexit divisions continue, workers struggle is needed to win real change
- Momentum speech at Vellow Vests Against Austerity "Britain Is Broken" demo,
  in London on 12th January
- Shemima Begum and refugees
- Sea Watch 3 rescue operation, including speech by Brendan Woodhouse at Chesterfield
   Stand Up To Racism public meeting on 11th February
- Speech by Sarah, of PCS North West region, at Salford counter demo against Tommy
   Robinson on 23rd February
- Demos in Salford, Manchester, supporting and opposing Tommy Robinson
- Claire of Care4Calais, at Care4Calais after-volunteering meeting on 9th February
- Row over supposed antisemitism in Labour continues,
   including speech by Robert Lazar of Jewish Voice for Labour
   at Salford counter demo against Tommy Robinson on 23rd February
- School strikes to protect our climate,
  incl part 2 of Natalie Bennett's speech at Bolsover Against Fracking, on 11th February

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22nd February, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- Lab right wingers form breakaway "Independent Group"
- Owen Jones speech at Vellow Vests Against Austerity "Britain Is Broken" demo,
  in London on 12th January
- Saturday's counter-demo against Tommy Robinson and his fascist followers
- Suzy Hanley speech about Care4Calais volunteering, at Chesterfield
   Stand Up To Racism public meeting on 11th February
- School students strike to save our planet
- Natalie Bennett speech at Bolsover Against Fracking, on 11th February
- Haiti protests and general strike against corruption
- Bambos Colombos MP at Care4Calais after-volunteering meeting on 9th February
- What Reggae stands for (Tim at Socialist Worker forum on Reggae, Resistance and
     Revolution, on 13th December 2018)

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15th February, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- School students' strikes against climate change
- Care4Calais aid visit in solidarity with refugees
- French Yellow Vests and unionised workers demonstrate together
- Stansted 15 spared jail - now their convictions must be overturned
- speech by Sarah Tomlinson, at Care4Calais meeting (Calais, 9th Feb)
- speech by John Rees, of Peoples Assembly, at Yellow Vests Against Austerity's
  Britain Is Broken demo (London, 12th Jan)
- speech by Manjit Sahota of Poets Against Racism, at Stand Up To Racism's
   Refugees and Migrants Welcome public meeting (Chesterfield, 11th Feb)

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6th February, 2019

Short broadcast this week,
due to other commitments this coming weekend.

Usual features still aired as normal.

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2nd February, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- Why Tories must go, incl speech by Lindsay German (Peoples Assembly)
   at Britain Is Broken demo
- Venezuela coup and Brazil dam collapse,
   with extract from Socialist Worker forum on Brazil and Bolsonaro
- US teachers strikes
- Fracking update
- coming booklaunch of The Labour Party: A Marxist History
- speech by Labour MP Laura Peacock at Britain Is Broken demo
- speech from 2016 by late great comedian Jeremy Hardy, at anti-racism demo

Comments invited for continuing discussion on:
The NHS - is the best way to defend it, by demanding it be improved and expanded ?

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25th January, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- Following Tories' Brexit defeat, General Election Now!
- speech by John McDonnell MP at Britain Is Broken demo
- NHS crisis, incl speech by Health Campaigns Together at Britain Is Broken demo
- Chesterfield Socialist Worker forum on Brazil and Bolsonaro (James Eaden)
- Zimbabwe - Mnangagwa regime rocked by protests
- Fracking, incl part 2 of speech by retired doctor, Tim Thornton,
   at Barlborough Against Fracking public meeting
- Revolution in reggae (Tim)
- Charities discussion - conclusion

Comments invited for new discussion on:
The NHS - do we need to go beyond merely defending it?

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19th January, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- Tories' Brexit drama - how we can get a happy ending!
- Britain Is Broken demo
- Protests in US against US government shutdown and Trump's racist wall
- Yellow Vests build in France, plus speech in London by French Yellow Vests
- Dr Ian Fairlie speech at Barlborough Against Fracking public meeting
- Prohibition in USA in past, and drugs today

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11th January, 2019

This week's broadcast features:
- When May's Brexit deal falls, we need a general election!
- Curbing right to protest won't defeat Nazis
- India women's protests and strikes
- Rail fare rise protests, and why rail must be renationalised
- Fracking update
- extract from Chesterfield Socialist Worker forum on Reggae, Resistance and Revolution

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5th January, 2019
This week's broadcast features:
- Migrant boats in the Channel - hype vs reality
- Stinky Trump, US government shutdown, and migrants
- Protests in Sudan against price rises
- Catalonia independence protests
- Fracking update and climate peril
- extract from Chesterfield Socialist Worker forum on Reggae, Resistance and Revolution

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