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Justin's International Desk: October 10, 2019

Justin's International Desk: October 10, 2019 Justin's International Desk: October 10, 2019, 30.2 MB
Thu 10 Oct 2019

Justin talks to Vincent Martigny, a political science professor at the University of Nice and l'École Polytechnique in Paris, about the life and legacy of former French President Jacques Chirac, who passed away at the end of September.  Chirac was the President of France between 1995 and 2007.  He also served as the Mayor of Paris and the French Prime Minister.

Justin's International Desk: 26th September 2019

Justin's International Desk: 26th September 2019 Justin's International Desk: 26th September 2019, 13.39 MB
Fri 27 Sep 2019

Justin talks about the Canadian federal election with Professor Daniel Béland of McGill University in Montreal.  The election will take place on the 21st October.

Justin's International Desk: 12th September 2019

Justin's International Desk: 12th September 2019 Justin's International Desk: 12th September 2019, 14.16 MB
Thu 12 Sep 2019

Justin gave an update on the protests in Hong Kong.  While Chief Execuetive Carrie Lam has officialy retracted the bill that sparked protests, which proposed an amendment to the law allowing extraditions to China, protests demanding more democratic rights and autonomy are still ongoing.

Justin also talked to Jason and Tiffany (not real names), two Hong Kong high school students who organized class boycotts as part of the protests.

Sherry Zhang and Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira provided the English voices for the two students.

Justin's International Desk: September 5, 2018

Justin's International Desk: September 5, 2018 Justin's International Desk: September 5, 2018, 12.17 MB
Thu 5 Sep 2019

Justin recaps a turbulent week in British politics, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prorogued Parliament last Friday, rouge government MPs forcing through a bill blocking no-deal Brexit and Johnson failing to push for a general election in October.

Justin's International Desk: August 27 2019

Justin's International Desk: August 27 2019 Justin's International Desk: August 27 2019, 6.71 MB
Tue 27 Aug 2019

Justin talks about the fires at the Amazon, as the fallout from it could permenantly change the local ecosystem and accelerate global climate change.  Even though local politics did not start the fire themselves, they played a huge part in why the fire is getting worse.

 

Justin's International Desk: 22nd August 2019

Justin's International Desk: 22nd August 2019 Justin's International Desk: 22nd August 2019, 7.51 MB
Thu 22 Aug 2019

Justin talks about the current political crisis in Italy, after Giuseppe Conte resigned as Prime Minister, and how Matteo Salvini, the leader of the League party played a part in this.

Justin's International Desk: 15th August 2019

Justin's International Desk: 15th August 2019 Justin's International Desk: 15th August 2019, 6.42 MB
Thu 15 Aug 2019

Justin talks about the Indian government's decision to revoke Article 370 of their Constitution, which gives Jammu and Kashmir special status of self-autonomy.

Justin's International Desk: 6th August 2019

Justin's International Desk: 6th August 2019 Justin's International Desk: 6th August 2019, 12.4 MB
Tue 6 Aug 2019

Justin talks to Denis Leven, a student at the Moscow Higher School of Economics who attended protests in the Russian capital for the past two weeks, on what the protests are about and what happened.  He also discussed with Dr Alexander Maxwell from Victoria University on how will the protests affect President Vladimir Putin's popularity in Russia.

Justin's International Desk: 30th July 2019

Justin's International Desk: 30th July 2019 Justin's International Desk: 30th July 2019, 26.78 MB
Tue 30 Jul 2019

Justin talks about the death of Li Peng, the premier of China between 1989-1998.  He was known as the "Butcher of Beijing", given his role during the crackdown of the Tiananmen Square protests on June 4th 1989.

Justin's International Desk: 23rd July 2019

Justin's International Desk: 23rd July 2019 Justin's International Desk: 23rd July 2019, 9.77 MB
Tue 23 Jul 2019

Justin talks about Ursula von der Leyen, who was confirmed as the president of the new European Commission.  The new commission will take office on the 1st November.