The story of the Fight for 15 campaign in the US which is radically changing the way low-wage workers fight for better conditions. Then we look at the roots of the radical politics that is sweeping Barcelona – and examine their attempts to “empower the street”.
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, makes the case for people power to address economic inequality and social exclusion, at Progress 2017.
Oaktree CEO, Sashenka Worsman, challenged us at Progress 2017 to realise the potential and and importance of engaging young people in our social change movements.
The Australian National Development Index presents a new way to measure our wellbeing. At Progress 2017 Professor Fiona Stanley explained just why it’s so important.
What is a church doing running a facility where illegal drugs can be used openly? And why? An exploration of the medically supervised injecting centre based in Kings Cross in Sydney Australia and the community pressure which led to it opening.
How do we overcome chronic long term homelessness? Listen to this episode about a campaign which decided to set an absurdly ambitious goal to try and solve the homelessness problem.
Can squatters ever hope to become land owners? Listen to this inspiring story from Thailand that shows what it takes for poor people to rebuild the city around them.
A Walking Tour of Unemployed Resistance in Brunswick, 1929-35. This walking tour visits the sites of some of Melbourne’s fiercest unemployed battles in the northern suburb of Brunswick, including pickets, occupations and protests.
The economic depression of the 1930s saw thousands of Australians thrown out of their homes and into the streets. These actions however did not go unopposed. Across Australia pickets, occupations and protests were organised to disrupt and prevent evictions and auctions.
Victoria Street Squats – Anti development struggles in Sydney in the 1970s – Interview with Ian Milliss
Iain McIntyre talks with Ian Milliss about his involvement with Sydney’s Victoria St squats. During the early 1970s this street in Kings Cross became the focus of a long running anti-development struggle that brought together long term residents, unionists and squatters in a campaign which reignited squatting across the city.
Reclaim the City are desegregating the inner city suburbs of Cape Town by fighting for housing for the poor. They do this by occupying sites to create emergency accommodation while also campaigning for the building of affordable housing.