Past broadcasts from 2016
26th December, 2016
Boxing Day broadcast

None of the features this week (except the Political Climate weather forecast)

but plenty of live recordings from the Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise march for 10 on 17th December
and live music from Steve White and the Protest Family, and Ichabod, that night

Plus a report on the care crisis

and live audio from Adrian Picton, on how the Social Model of Disability has been hijacked by the Establishment

Hope you had a merry Xmas,
and Happy New Year

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17th December, 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:
- Southern Trains strike
- Syria crisis
- Strikes in Cyprus

This shorter than average broadcast is the last official broadcast of 2016
But a "special" broadcast is planned on Boxing Day,
with items held over from this week,
and more besides!

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10th December, 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:
- NHS in peril from STPs
- Nazis defeated in Austria
- Post Office strikes
- Victory for Standing Rock protesters against oil pipeline


Live speech from Adrian Picton of Disability Campaigners and the Socialist Party, in Chesterfield on Saturday 3rd December,
on the Medical Model vs the Social Model of disability

Live speech from Thursday's SWP Chesterfield branch meeting, by Paul Packham, on Cuba, Castro and Socialism

Live speech from Gareth of the BFAWU, at the Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise rally on Friday 14th October

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Entire speech from Thursday's SWP Chesterfield branch meeting, by Paul Packham, on
Cuba, Castro and Socialism

3rd December, 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:
- Danger of the racist right wing across Europe
- Tories' autumn statement is bad news for low paid
- Durham Teaching Assistants' dispute
- Save Our NHS campaign across the UK
- South Korean protests against their leader

Live speech from Lindsay German of Stop The War, in Chesterfield on Monday 28th December,
on the Chilcott Report

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Entire speech from Lindsay German of Stop The War, in Chesterfield on Monday 28th November,
on the Chilcott Report

25th November, 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:
- Nationality checks for NHS treatment
- Trump's right wing cabinet
- Ritzy cinema strike
- Education protest

Live speeches from the 10th November Stand Up To Racism rally in Chesterfield, by:
- Cheryl Pigeon, Unite The Union

Live speeches from the 12th November Unite The Resistance - Building fighting unions in the era of Jeremy Corbyn
conference in central London, by:
- Holly Fishman, Bectu, on the Ritzy cinema strike
- Liz Lawrence, UCU, on the threat of for-profit universities

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Deeper Underground

Live speeches from the 10th November Stand Up To Racism rally in Chesterfield, by:
- Cheryl Pigeon, Unite The Union
- Hardeel Dhinsa, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner
- Dick Pitt, Rotherham 12 Justice Campaign
- Nahella Ashraf, Stand Up To Racism

18th November, 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:
- Stinky Trump wins US presidential election
- Stand Up To Racism grows
- Morocco protests after fish seller murdered by Police

Live speeches from the 10th November Stand Up To Racism rally in Chesterfield, by:
- Nahalla Ashraf, SUTR Manchester
- Dick Pitt, Rotherham 12 Justice Campaign

Live speeches from the 12th November Unite The Resistance - Building fighting unions in the era of Jeremy Corbyn
conference in central London, by:
- Megan Charlton, on the Durham Teachins Assistants' dispute
- Sean Coyle of the RMT, on the Southern Rail dispute

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11th November, 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:
- Tories' war on the poor
- Stinky Trump wins US presidential election
- Fujitsu workers' strike
- South Korean protests against their leader
- Is Britain becoming more segregated?
- Should we wear the poppy?

Live speech from the 8th October Stand Up To Racism national conference, by:
- Judith Benda, of German left party Die Linke

Exerpts of Chesterfield SWP branch meeting, on:
US elections - is Hilary Clinton a lesser evil


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Deeper Underground

Speeches from the October 2nd demo to Unwelcome the Tories to Birmingham, by:
- Sam Fairburn, Peoples Assembly
- Natalie Bennett, former Green Party leader
- Lindsay German, Stop The War
- Stephen Boris Burke, Birmingham poet
- Salma Yaqoub, Birmingham councillor
- Bob of DPAC
- Lee Barron, Midlands TUC
- Askey Turner, Steel worker in Unite
- Ravi Secremanian, Unison West Midlands
- Oktay Timpula, Hayat TV (Turkey) journalist

4th November, 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:
- Tory Amber Rudd denies inquiry into Battle of Orgreave
- St George's Hospital strike by G4S workers
- Spanish school students and teachers protest and strike
- Should we celebrate Guy Fawkes?

Live speech from the 8th October Stand Up To Racism national conference, by:
- Weyman Bennett, co-chair of Stand Up To Racism

Exerpt of Chesterfield SWP branch meeting, on:
US elections - is Hilary Clinton a lesser evil


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Recording of Chesterfield SWP branch meeting, on:
US elections - is Hilary Clinton a lesser evil (James Eaden)
plus summing up


28th October 2016
Halloween broadcast

This week's broadcast has reports on:
- Calais jungle demolition
- Durham teaching assistants' strike
- South African student protests

Live speech from the 2nd October demo to Unwelcome the Tories to Birmingham, by:
- Salma Yaqoub, ex Birmingham councillor

Live speech from the 8th October Stand Up To Racism conference in London, by:
- Petros Constantinou, of Keerfa

Live speech from the 14th October Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise demo, by:
- Diane Ferguson, of the GMB, about ASOS

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21st October 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:
- Why we must let the refugee children in
- Syria and Iraq cannot be liberated by bombing
- Aberfan disaster

Live speeches from the 8th October Stand Up To Racism conference in London, by
- Edie Friedman of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality
- Muhbein Hussein, of the Rotherham 12 Defence Campaign

Live speeches from last Friday's Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise demo, by:
- Peter from the GMB, on the Sheffield Veolia bins dispute
- John McDonnell, shadow chancellor

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Live speech from last Friday's Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise demo, by:
- John McDonnell, shadow chancellor

SWP Chesterfield branch meeting on Thursday 14th October,
on Imperialism and Political Islam

15th October 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:
- Stand Up To Racism national conference
- Southern Rail strike
- Victory in Poland against anti-abortion law
- Demos in support of refugee children

Live speeches from last Saturday's Stand Up To Racism conference in London, by
- Alf Dubs, architect of the Dubs Amendment in support of refugee children
- Alex Kenny, National Union of Teachers
- Gloria Mills, TUC

Live speech from the 2nd October demo to Unwelcome the Tories to Birmingham, by:
- Oktay Timpula, journalist at Hayat TV, which was closed by the Turkish government

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7th October 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:
- Tory Party conference and demo to "Unwelcome the Tories to Birmingham" (with interviews with protesters)
- Southern Rail's dirty strikebreaking tricks
- Demo outside Rotherham 12 court case, with speeches
- Chesterfield Momentum public meeting: Life after capitalism - socialism or barbarism

Live speeches from last Sunday's demo in Birmingham, by:
- Lindsay German, Stop The War
- Weyman Bennett, Stand Up To Racism

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Deeper Underground

Speeches from Thursday's demo outside the Rotherham 12 court case
- Speech 1 (intro)
- Speech 2
- Speech 3

30th September 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:
- Corbyn's victory in Labour leadership election
- India and Pakistan at war over Kashmir
- Education strikes
- Clampdown on migrants causes yet more death and hardship

plus audio from last Saturday's Rotherham 12 conference in Sheffield, Injustice In The System:
- Introduction by Suresh Grover
- a statement from Bob Jeffery, Sheffield TUC

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Recordings from Thursday night's SWP Chesterfield branch meeting:
- After Corbyn's victory, where next (Michael Bradley, SWP national organiser)


23rd September 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:
- Corbyn and the Labour leadership election
- Syria's war escalates
- Post Office strikes
- Greek demos against Golden Dawn Nazis

plus audio from last Saturday's Palestine fundraising dinner,
by representatives from:
- Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign
- Rotherham 12 Defence Campaign

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Deeper Underground

Recordings from Thursday night's SWP Chesterfield branch meeting:
- Marxism and psychology (speaker: Dermot)
- Summing up

16th September 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:

- Grammar schools
- Southern Rail's legal attack on Aslef union
- Strikes in US prisons
- Solidarity with Refugees, Calais jungle and UK detention centres
- Big Pharma

Plus audio of speech from Sheffield Corbyn rally on Friday 19th August, of:
- Jeremy Corbyn (final 10 minutes)

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Recordings from the Jeremy Corbyn rally in Sheffield, on Friday 19th August:
- Introduction
- Tosh McDonald, ASLEF leader
- Beverly Thomas, film-maker, education activist, and Sheffield Labour Party activist
- Melvina Modrat, Labour youth officer
- Lewis Dagnell, Sheffield Labour councillor
- John Dunn, Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign
- Jane Vincent, Sheffield Heeley CLP Women's Officer
- Abdul Shaiid, Aspiring Communities Together and UK Yemini community leader
- Cllr Chris Peace, Sheffield Labour councillor
- Jeremy Corbyn, entire recording

9th September 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:

- Migrants, deportations, racism and resistance
- Apple, Ireland and tax eva ... avoidance
- India strikes
- DPAC London protest

Media release from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

Plus audio of speech from Sheffield Corbyn rally on Friday 19th August, of:
- Jeremy Corbyn (3rd 10 minutes)

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3rd September 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:

- NHS crisis and Junior Doctors' strike
- Refugees, the Burqini ban, and racism
- Pensions
- DPAC protests at Paralympics

Plus audio of speech from Sheffield Corbyn rally on Friday 19th August, of:
- Cllr Chris Peace, Sheffield councillor
- Jeremy Corbyn (2nd 10 minutes)

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27th August 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:

- Corbyn and leadership elections
- South Africa elections
- Deliveroo strike victory
- Who was Trotsky?

Plus audio of speech from Sheffield Corbyn rally on Friday 19th August, of:
- John Dunn, Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign
- Jeremy Corbyn (1st 10 minutes)

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Deeper Underground

Audio of SWP Chesterfield branch meeting 18/8/2016:
Laura Miles - Who was Trotsky

Petition to Re-instate John Dunn's membership of the Labour Party


20th August 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:

- Railway privatisation causes fare hikes, crap service, and fat profits for bosses
- French state ramps up repression of migrants in The Jungle camp, Calais
- Jeremy Corbyn rallies
- Protest against moor burning, and rich land owners
- The price of Olympic Gold
- Are we brainwashed?

Plus audio of speech by Aslef leader, Tosh McDonald, at Sheffield Corbyn rally on Friday 19th August

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13th August 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:

- Pay hikes for the mega-rich
- NHS cuts and threatened community hospital closures at Bakewell, Bolsover and Clay Cross
- GMB back Owen Smith, showing the down side of the union bureaucrats
- Black Lives Matter protests
- Why capitalism is addicted to oil
- Olympics, evictions, and the politics of sport

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5th August 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:

- Corbyn goes from strength to strength
- Strikes on North Sea oil rigs
- Byron grasses up migrant workers, leading to protests
- Hinkley nuke plant shelved, but fracking danger remains

Feature on why we support strikes.
Review of Roddy Slorach book on disability, "A Very Capitalist Condition"

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29th July 2016

This week's broadcast has reports on:

- Refugee children let down by UK
- Sanders lets down his supporters by supporting Hilary Clinton
- Migrants' strike victory
- Black Lives Matter demo in Sheffield, with live audio
- Fracking danger, with audio from Chesterfield anti-fracking meeting
- Chesterfield Pride 2016

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Deeper Underground

Audio from the Chesterfield anti-fracking meeting, on 19th July:
- Introduction by James Eaden
- Nigel Lee, of Frack Free Nottinghamshire
- Brian, of Frack Free Nottinghamshire

22nd July 2016

This special broadcast mostly features live speeches from last Saturday's
No To Austerity, No To Racism, Tories Must Go
demo in London, called by the Peoples Assembly and Stand Up To Racism

- Sam Fairburn, of the Peoples Assembly, explains what is going on in the Tory government and the Labour leadership contest
- Octo Shavaz, of the Turkish and Kurdish group Day Mer, comments on the attempted coup in Turkey
- Myna Cannell, a Junior Doctor, explains the NHS situation and more
- NUS president Shakira Martin explains why Black Lives Matter
- Lindsay German of Stop The War gives us the other side of the story, on the terrorist murders in Nice, France
- Weyman Bennett explains why and how we must Stand Up To Racism

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Audio from last Saturday's No to Austerity, No to Racism, Tories Must Go demo in London:
- Opening speech by Sami Dalu, Stand Up To Racism
- Romain Feeny, People's Assembly
- Caroline Russell, Green Party councillor
- Weyman Bennett,  Stand Up To Racism
- Lindsay German,  Stop The War
- Octo Shabaz,Turkish and Kirdish group Day Mer
- message from Jeremy Corbyn read out
- Zita Holborn, PCS union
- Sam Fairburn, Peoples Assembly
- Myna Carnell, Junior Doctor
- Shakira Martin, NUS vice president
- Talah Ahmed, Muslim Council of Britain
- Antonio Brite, Movement for Justice, and refugee Stella Komani gives an insight into life as a refugee in Britain

15th July 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- May takes over as PM, Tories Must Still Go !
- Anti-fracking meeting in Chesterfield
- Strikes and protests in Zimbabwe
- Black Lives Matter protests, in the USA and UK
- Coup against Corbyn begins

Audio from last Saturday's Momentum rally outside Sheffield Town Hall, in support of Jeremy Corbyn,
by Jane Vincent, a member of Sheffield Heeley constituency Labour Party

Audio from last Saturday's anti-racism rally, again outside Sheffield Town Hall,
by Maxine Bowler


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Audio from last Saturday's Momentum rally outside Sheffield Town Hall, in support of Jeremy Corbyn:
- Opening speeches by Paul Scarrap
- Councillor Lewis Dagnell
- Jane Vincent, member of Sheffield Heeley constituency
- Abdul Sharif, of Brightside Constituency Labour Party
- Chela Quinn, Comedienne and Labour activist
- Charlie Simmonds
- Marwena Rodrick, Momentum campaigner
- Sez Thomason, Slam poet and Labour member
- message from Cllr Chris Peace
- Caroline Henra, NUT member
- Cllr Abtisam Mohammed
- Counton Elmey, Burngreave Labour member
- Les Ray, Unite The Union activist
- Dave Berry, longstanding Labour member
- Jane Vincent, Heeley Labour party
- Rally closing speech by Paul Scarrap

Audio from last Saturday's anti-racism rally, again outside Sheffield Town Hall
- Phil Turner
- Maxine Bowler

8th July 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Chilcott Report and the Iraq war
- Teachers' and university lecturers' strikes
- Anti-racists combat the recent rise in racism
- Tory and Labour leadership contests

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Deeper Underground

Audio from Marxism 2016;
Meetings:
- Charlie Kimber: After the Leave vote, where next for the left?
- Alex Callinicos: Imperialism Today
Speeches at Opening Rally:
- Moazzem Begg of CAGE, former Guantanamo Bay inmate
- Hussein of the Rotherham 12 Defence Campaign




4th July 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Brexit - the response of the left
- Why we must defend Jeremy Corbyn
- Railway strikes
- chat about Marxism 2016

Speeches from the June 23rd Courage of Conscience event in Chesterfield, by
- Chris Fuller, of York Against War
- Sue, of Chesterfield ProPeace

Plus live music from the Chesterfield Courage of Conscience event

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Audio from the 23rd June's Courage of Conscience event
commemorating World War 1 conscientious objectors
- Play about World War 1 resistance, by students at All Saints School
- speech by Matt of Young Writers
- Poetry from Imagined Voices and Young Writers
- speech by Chris Fuller, of York Against War
- speech by the Mayor of Chesterfield

25th June 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Brexit vote - turn Brexit into Lexit !
- Jo Cox murdered by Nazis
- Convoy To Calais blocked, leading to protests
- Strikes on the buses and railways

Audio from last Saturday's Silk Mill Turn Out in Derby, from
- Tosh McDonald, Aslef leader
- Graham Stevenson, detailing the history of the Derby Silk Mill strike and lockout
- Lindsay German, of Stop The War
- Ian Lavery, from Unite The Union

Plus live music from the Silk Mill Turn Out

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18th June 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Orlando homophobic massacre
- University strikes and coming school strikes
- French strikes against Work Law

Audio from last Thursday night's Chesterfield SWP branch meeting
- The Case for a Left Exit by Dave Sewell

Audio from Saturday 4th June's Rotherham Unity demo against Pegida, from
- Maxine Bowler, Sheffield Trades Council

Plus live music from last Saturday's Peace In The Park festival, in Sheffield

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Audio from last Thursday night's Chesterfield SWP branch meeting
- The Case for a Left Exit by Dave Sewell (entire meeting) + Summing Up

Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader - Case for a Remain vote

10th June 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- French strikes against Work Law
- Pennine Foods strike
- Muhammed Ali obituary


Audio from Thursday night's Chesterfield SWP branch meeting
- The Case for a Left Exit by Dave Sewell

Audio from last Saturday's Rotherham Unity demo against Pegida, from
- Fred Speight, Rotherham NUT


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4th June 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- EU's Fortress Europe
- Is the EU a champion of workers' rights ?
- French strikes against Work Law
- Egypt - jailed activists' jail sentences quoshed
- Will robots take our jobs ?


Audio from Thursday night's Sheffield SWP rally - Is Socialism Possible?
- Julie Sherry, SWP


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Audio from Thursday 19th April's Sheffield SWP rally - Is Socialism Possible?
- Julie Sherry, SWP

27th May 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- EU's Fortress Europe
- Austrian elections and why we must defend refugees
- Pennine Foods strike
- Rotherham anti-racist demo and the Rotherham 12 defence campaign
- Junior Doctors must reject the rotten deal


Audio from Thursday night's Sheffield SWP rally - Is Socialism Possible?
- Brid Smith, People Before Profit TD (MP) for Dublin, Eire

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Audio from Thursday 19th April's Sheffield SWP rally - Is Socialism Possible?
- Brid Smith, People Before Profit TD (MP) for Dublin, Eire


21st May 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Coming teachers' strikes
- Blacklisted workers' victory
- French strikes against the Work Law
- Brazil protests against parliamentary coup
- Chile protests against environmental disaster
- Migration and education

Audio from Thursday night's Sheffield SWP rally - Is Socialism Possible?
- Sally Campbell, SWP central committee


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Audio from Thursday night's Sheffield SWP rally - Is Socialism Possible?
- Sally Campbell, SWP central committee

14th May 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Election results, across the UK and Northern Ireland
- Greek strikes and protests over pensions cuts
- Migration - traps to avoid

audio from Thursday night's SWP Chesterfield meeting, on the French Work Law and protests and strikes against it

audio from the May Day Left Exit meeting in Chesterfield, by Arthur Scargill of the NUM and Socialist Labour Party

This week's broadcast has a theme of: Euro Alternative Vision :p

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SWP Chesterfield meeting on Thursday 12th May, on the French Work Law and protests and strikes against it;
- Main speech
- Summing up

May Day Left Exit meeting in Chesterfield,
speeches by
SWP Chesterfield meeting on Thursday, May 5th, on
- Islamophobia


14th May 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Election results, across the UK and Northern Ireland
- Greek strikes and protests over pensions cuts
- Migration - traps to avoid

audio from Thursday night's SWP Chesterfield meeting, on the French Work Law and protests and strikes against it

audio from the May Day Left Exit meeting in Chesterfield, by Arthur Scargill of the NUM and Socialist Labour Party

This week's broadcast has a theme of: Euro Alternative Vision :p

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SWP Chesterfield meeting on Thursday 12th May, on the French Work Law and protests and strikes against it;
- Main speech
- Summing up

May Day Left Exit meeting in Chesterfield,
speeches by
SWP Chesterfield meeting on Thursday, May 5th, on
- Islamophobia


7th May 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- The Labour Party anti-Semitism accusations
- Trump, Sanders, Clinton and the US left
- Big Pit museum strike
- Anti-SATs "strike"
- Anti-Zionism; traps to avoid falling into
- Press release from Transition Chesterfield about local anti-fracking demo


and audio from the May Day Left Exit meeting in Chesterfield, by Karen Seymour, of the Socialist Party's Mansfield branch

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29th April 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Hillsborough disaster and Establishment cover-up
- Junior doctors' strike
- Matlock protest against forced acadamisation of schools
- Should we challenge Challenge 25 ?

and audio from the Saturday 16th April Peoples Assembly demo in London, by
- Mark Turner, a steel worker from South Wales
- John McDonnell, the left wing shadow chancellor


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23rd April 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Why the left must not pull its punches against the Tories
- The impeachment of Brazil's president Rousseff
- The Peoples Assembly London demo of 16th April
- Sanders and resistance in the US

and audio from last Saturday's Peoples Assembly demo in London, by
- Yanis Gourtsunnis, a BMA Junior Doctor
- Danielle Tiplady, of the NHS Bursaries Or Bust campaign


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15th April 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Cameron's tax dodginess
- Paris protest camp

and audio from last Saturday's Northern Powerhouse - Northern Poor House demo in Sheffield, by
- Marianne Lloyd of the PCS union
- Simon Merch of the NUT
- Mark Serwotka, PCS leader

and audio from February's Stand Up To Racism rally in Chesterfield, of Amy of DE Solidarity

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9th April 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- The Panama Papers, and their revelation of a web of corruption from Iceland to the UK
- Sanders' gains in US Democrat Party presidential primary elections
- Junior Doctors' strike goes from strength to strength
- Peoples' Assembly London demo, 16th April 2016
- Graffiti art

and audio from this afternoon's Cameron Must Go, Save Our Steel demo in Sheffield, by
- Junior Dr Will Supprell
- Peter Davis, of the GMB, on the Veolia waste dispute


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From the Rotherham UAF demo against the EDL, on 23rd March,
the following speeches:

1st April 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Steel crisis - how do we stop closures of steel plants?
- The "Living" Wage
- Junior doctors' strike and teachers' dispute
- UAF Rotherham counter-demo against the EDL
- Benefit sanctions, fromthe viewpoint of a Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centre advisor

Speeches from last Saturday's UAF Rotherham counter-demo against the EDL, by:
- James Eaden, of Chesterfield Trades Council
- Pat McLochlan, of Rotherham NUT
- Brian Steel, a Rotherham councillor

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25th March 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- IDS' resignation
- Grangemouth Docks strike victory
- 19th March Stand Up To Racism - Refugees Welcome Here march and rally
- Brussels bombing by Daiesh

Audio from Saturday 19th March's Stand Up To Racism London march and rally, by
- Rotherham 12 Defence Campaign
- Alma, Iraqi refugee

Audio from February 27th Stop Trident march and rally, by
- Christine Blower, NUT leader

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17th March 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Benefit sanctions
- Campaign to save Derbyshire Sure Start centres

Audio from Tuesday 15th March's Stand Up To racism rally in Chesterfield, by
- Matt Carr, author of Fortress Europe
- Cheryl Pigeon, of Unite The Union
- Lisa, local president of the NUT
- Zak Cochrane, national convenor of Stand Up To Racism

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12th March 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Junior Doctors' strike
- Refugees' oppression and the March 19th Stand Up To Racism demo
- France strikes and protests

Audio from the national anti-Trident demo on 27th February, by
- Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS union
- John Bolton, of Veterans for Peace

Audio from last month's Stand Up To racism rally in Sheffield, by
- Abtisam Mohammed, reading anti-racist poetry
- Weyman Bennett, chair of Stand Up To racism

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4th March 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Refugees' repression and resistance across Europe
- Strike victory on Navy ships
- Student protests in India
- Coming elections in the USA
- Recent elections in Eire

Audio from last Saturday's national anti-Trident demo, by
- Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS union
- John Bolton, of Veterans for Peace

As well as music from Sunday's concert in Sheffield by David Rovics,
and support act King Coat Duo,
speeches were made on the night by
- Maxine Bowler, of Stand Up To Racism
- Palestine Solidarity Campaign

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26th February 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Junior Doctors' dispute
- Guinea (West Africa) strike
- Scrapping Trident will not cost jobs
- EU - should we vote In or Out ?

Plus recordings from Monday (15th February) Stand Up To Racism rally in Sheffield, by
- Naseema Akhtar
- Criminology lecturer, Wakesh Dufail

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20th February 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Junior Doctors' dispute
- Egyptian doctors' strike
- Why we must defend Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel
- Syria - the "ceasefire" that ain't!
- Should Radio Resistance (Chesterfield) change its name ?

Plus recordings from Monday (15th February) Stand Up To Racism rally in Sheffield, by
- Moazzem Begg
- Weyman Bennett

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Deeper Underground

Recording from Monday (15th February) Stand Up To Racism rally in Sheffield, by
Moazzem Begg


13th February 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Google tax dodging and other dodginess
- Flint, Michegan, mass water poisoning
- Junior doctors' strike
- UAF national conference, and solidarity with refugees
- Cameron's prison "reform" plans
- Bernie Sanders' meteoric rise

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Audio from SWP Chesterfield branch meeting on
Greece - an eyewitness account and summing up

6th February 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Junior Doctors' strike and protests
- Zika virus
- Tory Trade Union Bill and TUC Heart Unions campaign

Plus interviews recorded on the Chesterfield anti-fracking demo
Plus audio from Notts and Derbys Labour History Group meeting on Edward Carpenter

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Audio from Notts and Derbys Labour History Group meeting on
Edward Carpenter - a North Derbyshire radical

30th January 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Refugees and Corbyn
- Tube strikes
- Tunisian unemployed people's uprising
- Asda, Tesco and supermarkets and their workers

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Chesterfield Holocaust Memorial Day event
- Part 1
- Part 2

Chesterfield SWP Branch meeting 28/1/2016 -
Could Hitler have been stopped (Richard D)

23rd January 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- Trident and Corbyn
- Cameron forcing immigrants to learn English
- Junior doctors' BMA calling off strikes
- Refugees, The Jungle demolition, racism and resistance
- Bernie Sanders' left wing bid for US Presidency

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SWP Chesterfield branch meeting, 21/1/2016, on How do we defend the NHS?
- 1st speaker
- 2nd speaker

16th January 2016

This week's broadcast has features on:
- The Junior Doctors' strike
- Cologne sex attacks, racism, sexism, and resistance
- Corbyn's reshuffle and Trident
- Tories' attacks on council housing

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9th January 2016
Happy New Year

From the start of this year, Radio Resistance (Chesterfield) is back to a single broadcast each week, recorded on a Saturday (instead of Friday, as previously).

All the old favourites are still there, namely News, Red Guide, Pick Of The Strikes, Direct Action, and Political Climate.

Plus, this week, features on:
- Winter floods in the UK - not a natural disaster!
- Islamophobia, racism against immigrants, and resistance
- Junior doctors' strike
- Saudi executions and the protests against them
- A review of the film The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2

Plus live audio from the SWP (Chesterfield) branch meeting on:
Did the Paris climate talks achieve anything?

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Deeper Underground
Yes, that's still here.
This week, we have the full recording of the SWP Chesterfield branch meeting on
Did the Paris climate talks achieve anything?


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