Bushfire Survivor Fiona Lee – ChangeMaker Chat

Bushfire Survivor Fiona Lee – ChangeMaker Chat

When the 2019 Bushfires burnt her home, Fiona Lee did what most would find hard – she became an advocate for climate change. Three days after her house burnt down, Fiona and her family stood at NSW Parliament House calling for serious action on climate change as creating the context for these catastrophic fires. What is her story? How did she do this? And what did she learn about the power of her own voice in this moment. This episode…

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Antony Dapiran – Changemaker Chat

Antony Dapiran – Changemaker Chat

Antony Dapiran is the author of City of Protest – A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong. He is a long-time Hong Kong resident, lawyer, and commentator on Chinese business and legal matters. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed.

Joel Solomon – Changemaker Chat

Joel Solomon – Changemaker Chat

Joel Solomon is the co-author of a new book – The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose and Capitalism.  He is the chair and co-founder of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm and has been active in the charitable funding of environmental issues for decades. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed.

What do the Australian climate strikers and Hong Kong protesters have in common?

What do the Australian climate strikers and Hong Kong protesters have in common?

 Amanda Tattersall writes,   The kids are angry. The climate strike on 20th September and Hong Kong’s daily democracy protests suggest that protest has become the new normal for the next generation. The battles of the young Hong Kong ‘braves’ and the climate strikers aren’t the same. While their encounters are both existential, Australians enjoy the privilege of universal suffrage that the Hong Kongers’ are fighting for. Even so, there is deep resonance between their struggles. Each conflict is staged…

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#23 – How Umbrella shaped the 2019 protests

#23 – How Umbrella shaped the 2019 protests

 The 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong was a defeat, but it also generated key insights. We explore how it has guided the 2019 Hong Kong Protest movement. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed.   FULL TRANSCRIPT OF EPISODE #23 – HOW UMBRELLA SHAPED THE HONG KONG PROTESTS HOST: On the 15 December 2014, after 79 Days…

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#22 – Tiananmen to the Hong Kong protests

#22 – Tiananmen to the Hong Kong protests

From Tiananmen Square onwards, Hong Kong protesters have developed sophisticated protest strategies. We explore the long story behind Hong Kong’s protest life that has produced the 2019 movement. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed. FULL TRANSCRIPT OF EPISODE #22 – FROM  TIANANMEN TO THE HONG KONG PROTESTS HOST: Today’s episode was recorded on the 4th September 2019,…

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The Hong Kong protesters have turned more militant and more strategic and this is unnerving Beijing

The Hong Kong protesters have turned more militant and more strategic and this is unnerving Beijing

By Amanda Tattersall. This was first published in the Conversation on 2 August 2019 The past few weeks has seen a drastic escalation in violence on the streets of Hong Kong. On Tuesday night, a police officer aimed a shotgun at protesters who had gathered outside a police station, while a car launched fireworks into the crowd. Days earlier, the police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters trying to reach the Chinese government’s office. And the week before, following a protest of 430,000…

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World first narrative podcast series on Hong Kong – releases Tues 4 Sept

World first narrative podcast series on Hong Kong – releases Tues 4 Sept

For 13 weeks in the steamy summer humidity of Hong Kong there have been protests.  And they’re still ongoing.  More than a million people- old and young- have marched peacefully in mass rallies. And students and young professionals have engaged in more direct action on the streets and closed down one of the world’s busiest airports.  They are fighting for democracy and against the power of Beijing who in 2047 will have total control over the city. So how did…

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Jennifer Dillon – Changemaker Chat

Jennifer Dillon – Changemaker Chat

Jennifer Dillon is the communications director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.  We talk about her work seeking recognition, dignity, respect and basic labour protections for millions of domestic workers in the United States. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed.

Now no one is safe – Hong Kong’s descent into state led violence

Now no one is safe – Hong Kong’s descent into state led violence

By Amanda Tattersall, Friday 30 August 2019 On Thursday 29 August Jimmy Sham Choo – the head of Hong Kong’s Civil Human Rights Front was having lunch in a restaurant in Kowloon when he was attacked by two people holding a baseball bat and a knife. The next day a series of democracy activists were arrested – including Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow, and a protest permit was denied for the CHRF for a mass protest this Saturday. A crackdown…

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