War on Welfare: an anarchist perspective
This sedition of Subversion #1312 features an interview with anarchist Jessica Harrison. Jessica lives in Wonthaggi in Victoria. She is active in the Australian Unemployed Workers Union.
The union recent;y had a bit of a win when the government was unable to reach a deal with the Nick Xenophon Team regarding welfare reforms, which would see an expansion of the cashless welfare card.
As the name suggests the AUWU which was founded in 2014 fights for the rights of unemployed workers.
They say it was when the Howard government introduced work for the dole in 1997-98 that a radical change in the attitude towards the unemployed occurred “quote overnight the unemployed began to be treated like criminals’.
We’ve also got Bad Cop No Donut and plenty of new music including a brand new one from Urthboy (clip posted below).