This episode covers online activism against the new counter-terror laws in Australia, which take away our freedoms. Some of the online activism discussed includes: Educate the Senate, stopthespies.org, the Greens campaign against the Foreign Fighters Bill, and Scott Ludlam’s #StopDataRetention memes campaign. You can share our #StopDataRetention memes (including the one pictured above) on Facebook and Twitter.
Also covered on the episode is we now live in South Park, updates on the inspiring #BattleForBurswood campaign, Rap News Live!, the excessive powers ASIO already had even without these new laws, Anthony Albanese criticises the first round of terror laws (although unfortunately he did this AFTER they’d already been passed!), lawyer Stephen Keim’s speech on the problematic use of the term “terrorism”, the free e-book Against Authority by John Twelve Hawks, The Mother of Mohammed by Sally Neighbour, and our meme in response to Palmer United Senator Jacqui Lambie calling for a “barqa” ban – you can share this meme around on Facebook and Twitter.
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You can listen to a short (5 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on the website stopthespies.org, here: Stop the Spies. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.