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Waleed Aly’s call for more money for services to tackle domestic violence reached a lot of people online and through the popular current affairs TV show The Project.

Episode 99: Show Me the Money by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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This time we take on the lack of funding for services to tackle domestic violence in the federal budget. We’re joined by Jessica Ellen, a law student who has done research into domestic violence and volunteered at community legal centres.

We start by playing Waleed Aly’s #ShowMeTheMoney video on this issue, as well as Jessica’s follow-up video on this.

Jessica then discusses the importance of domestic violence services and education for men, government cuts and how this relates to domestic violence, the role of the law in addressing these issues, Waleed Aly’s interview with Malcolm Turnbull, gendered violence and why anger management alone doesn’t address it, and Jane Gilmore’s article ‘What the Coroner’s Court report reveals about domestic violence’.

Also covered on the episode is: 1800 Respect, non-profits and neoliberalism, religion and progressive values (check out episodes 87 and 88 for more on this), and we promote Indymedia on RTR92.1FM – 27 April episode features an interview with film-maker David Bradbury on his documentary ‘Remembering the Frontier Wars’ as well as a discussion about Anzac Day, 4 May episode covered the Melbourne protests against the closure of Indigenous communities.

For more feminist episodes from us, check out episodes 95 and 96.

This episode is brought to you by “Star Fucking Sebastian”. Thanks a lot to Sebastian for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Clips:

Question Time – Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Domestic Violence in Australia, Jerry MaguireShow Me the Money!’, Waleed Aly grills Turnbull over domestic violence funding, Lisa Wilkinson questions the amount of money given to domestic violence in the budget, Sara BareillesKing of Anything’, The ProjectWaleed Aly says Show Me The Money to end Domestic Violence’, Interview with Jessica Ellen – part 1, jessicaellen#ShowMeTheMoney: Life After Family Violence’, Star Fucking HipstersThis Wal-Mart Life’, Interview with Jessica Ellen – part 2, HaimFalling’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our interview with Jessica Ellen, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Independent journalist Will Potter with the new Rise Against record ‘The Eco Terrorist in Me’, which features a song that is inspired by Will’s work and another with spoken word from Will. The pic is from greenisthenewred.com

Episode 98: Will Potter on Rising Against the Criminalisation of Activism by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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On this episode we’re joined by independent journalist Will Potter from greenisthenewred.com. He discusses: what ‘green is the new red’ refers to (linking the previous “red scare” about communism to the current “green scare” about animal and environmental activists), the way repressive laws target both militant and moderate activists, the ways these laws are creeping into Australia and elsewhere around the world, the power of corporations and their free movement around the world, and coalition building between different social movements united against repressive laws. Will also speaks about his collaboration with Rise Against (as shown above) and the power of punk music in bringing about social change and politicising youth. Also covered is emotional versus physical harm as a result of militant activism and using graphic footage in a way that is consistent with animal liberation – for more on these topics, check out our post-ICAS discussion with Team Earthling.

Some more plugs for Will: buy his book Green is the New Red, check out Team Earthling’s reviews of his book, like Green is the New Red on Facebook, watch his Australian talk, and listen to him being interviewed by our friend Jess from ICAS.

Also covered throughout the episode is: proposed anti-protest laws in Western Australia, the Behind the Mask documentary, our favourite green smoothie recipe and Fox’s Party Rings.

This episode is brought to you by “Generous Jess”. Jess is helping to organise Living Green Festival in Canberra on the 4th October 2015 – like the Living Green Facebook page and follow them on Twitter for updates. Thanks a lot to Jess for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Clips:

Rise AgainstThe Eco Terrorist in Me’ – clip with lyrics, Rise AgainstReady to Fall’ – watch the clip here (trigger warning for graphic images of animal suffering), Will PotterPropagandhi Talks About Green is the New Red’, GoldfingerBehind the Mask’ – watch the clip here (trigger warning for graphic images of animal suffering).

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our interview with Will Potter, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Image from ‘Indigenous incredible indonesian meme’ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dankindonesianmeme?fref=photo

Episode 97: Abbott’s Worst Nightmare by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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This time we’re joined by Nick’s cousin Emil Raji, who runs Sailboat Records and plays in the band A City Sorrow Built (and others). We discuss the colonial implications of the #boycottBali campaign, which was started in reaction to two Australian citizens, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, being executed in Bali for drug trafficking.

We mention the Australian Federal Police’s role in their execution, a Roy Morgan poll on Australian attitudes towards drug smugglers being executed, and tourism and exploitation. We also question the Australian government’s “concern” over human rights, when it has a horrible human rights record itself, as well as supporting other countries despite their human rights abuses, such as China and Saudi Arabia.

We also look into the racist Reclaim Australia movement and the Rally Against Racism counter-movement, starting with the article ‘Reclaim Australia Accidentally Reclaims 1930s Germany‘ by The Backburner on SBS Comedy. We discuss the article ‘Why Were Most of the Anti-Reclaim Australia Protestors White?’ by Sanmita Verma, protesting and privilege, and the importance of intersectionality and people of colour leading social movements. For more on Reclaim Australia and the Rallies Against Racism, check out episode 94.

Also covered throughout the episode is: why nationalism is ridiculous, as well as racism in the live export campaign and animal advocacy generally. You can hear more on this topic by listening to Javed de Costa’s talk ‘Class, Race and Veganism’, which we played on episode 54.

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Clips:

Bunga HitamSetara’, Payung TeduhUntuk Perempuan Yang Sedang Dalam Pelukan’, CJ Reay aka The Casual Terrorist on Queer Punx podcast, Hikari Todoじかん’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion with Emil on the colonial implications of the Boycott Bali campaign, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Episode 96: Consent is Joyful! by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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Katie and Kathyn Joy are back with more feminist goodness. This episode is a continuation of their discussion from episode 95. On this episode they cover: sexism in comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and beyond, the importance of consent and consent education, reflections on their own experiences with patriarchy and the power of speaking out about them, Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey and ICAS 2015.

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Clips:

Salt N PepaNone of Your Business’, Ani DiFrancoNot a Pretty Girl’, Patty GriffinBe Careful’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Katie and Kathryn’s discussion on sexism in comedy, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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The above image is from the Everyday Feminism Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/everydayfeminism

Episode 95: The Joy of a Man-Free Episode, Yes All Men by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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This episode is a feminism burger (hold the men), featuring Katie and Kathryn Joy. It covers: some feedback on our 89th episode, men and feminism (see articles by Clementine Ford and Ruby Hamad for more on this), and “the monster myth” about men who commit gendered violence. Katie and Kathryn’s feminist-themed discussion continues on episode 96.

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Clips:

Le TigreFYR’, Colour Me WednesdayYou’re Not My Number One Bastard’, Bikini KillRebel Girl’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Katie and Kathryn’s discussion on men and feminism, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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This placard from the Perth Rally Against Racism was created by @KyeRussell on Twitter. See links below to share it around on Facebook and Twitter.

Episode 94. The Joy of Resisting Reclaim Australia Fascists by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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Nick is joined by Kathryn Joy for the whole episode and we discuss Reclaim Australia and the Rally Against Racism counter rallies. Reclaim Australia is an anti-Islamic movement with neo-Nazi links. There is an interview with Ray Grenfell, an anarchist activist and host of RTR92.1FM Indymedia, who discusses his experiences at the Melbourne Rally Against Racism and the importance of directly confronting fascists. Kathryn also discusses the Melbourne rally and Nick discusses his experiences at the Perth Rally Against Racism. We also play a couple of speeches from the Perth rally.

Other stuff covered on the episode is: bullshit claims from Reclaim Australia about “Halal funds terrorism” and the “threat” of Sharia Law, Crimethinc and Queer Punx on anti-fascist action, militant anti-fascism and gender, spectacle and protest, diversity of tactics, #ReclaimJeremy, Anarchist Affinity’s guide to being safe and effective against Reclaim Australia, and Indigenous resistance to Reclaim Australia.

You can share around the above pic of the boycott water placard on Facebook and Twitter. Also check out and share around our memes on Reclaim Australia and: Indigenous Australians (Facebook, Twitter), racism (Facebook, Twitter), neo-Nazi links (Facebook, Twitter), apples are Halal (Facebook, Twitter), and oxygen is Halal (Facebook, Twitter). For more on opposing Islamophobia, check out our 70th episode. To hear more from Kathryn, you can listen to her talk on the place of animals in social work, which was played on Team Earthling.

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Clips:

Progressive Podcast AustraliaPerth Rally Against Racism‘, ZSK ‘Antifascista’ – lyrics in English, Legally Brown ‘The Brown Radio Shock Jock’, Interview with Ray Grenfell, Speaker from RRAN at the Perth Rally Against Racism, Farida Iqbal speaking at the Perth Rally Against Racism, Colour Me WednesdayPurge Your Inner Tory’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick’s interview with Ray Grenfell, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

intersectionality cartoon

Cartoon by miriamdobson.wordpress.com

Episode 93: We’re Intersectional, Just Deal With It! by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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On this episode we play our talk ‘Intersectionality in Practice’, where we discuss our efforts to promote an intersectional approach to animal advocacy with Animal Rights Advocates (ARA). You can view the powerpoint presentation for this talk here. This talk is from the last Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania (ICAS) conference – you can listen to more talks from this conference on episode 54. You can also hear Nick’s talk on live export from this conference, which was played on Team Earthling and Freedom of Species. Also check out the upcoming ICAS Oceania conference in Melbourne.

We also discuss our efforts to bring an intersectional animal rights message to the March Australia movement against the Abbott government. You can read ARA’s statement in support of the March Australia movement here. Also covered on the episode is a lack of intersectionality in Patricia Arquette’s comments on feminism at the Oscars.

This episode is brought to you by Emily (“I can’t believe we’ve actually got a listener in Perth!”). Check out the website veganperth.org.au, which Emily has done a lot of work on. Thanks a lot to Emily for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too.

Clips:

Legally Brown ‘Series 2, Episode 1’ – ‘Playing the Race Card’, The Tuts1, 2, 3’, Our talk ‘Intersectionality in Practice’, Progressive Podcast AustraliaFuck the RSPCA’, Jonathan Shapiera’s talk on homelessness from the March Australia rally in Perth, Rise AgainstTo Them These Streets Belong’.

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on animal rights and the March Australia movement, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.