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Episode 107: Fascists get High Fives, Anti-Fascists get Pepper Spray - Thanks Police by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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We’re back with a new episode featuring Coggo from the Melbourne Street Medic Collective. Covered on the episode is: background on the fascist Reclaim Australia movement and why it is important to oppose them, links between the current demonisation of Muslims and historical Jewish oppression, the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism, police violence against medics and anti-fascist protesters at the recent counter-rally in Melbourne, Melbourne Activist Legal Support, the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair, and we encourage people to support the Melbourne Street Medics crowd funding campaign.

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Clips:

Bright EyesOld Soul Song (for the New World Order)’, Chumbawamba with MC Fusion from Credit to the NationEnough is Enough’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Coggo’s report back on the violence at the anti-fascist counter rally, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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In this episode we look further into this idea of sex work as work. Image from http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/

Episode 106: Rethinking our Rethinking Porn and Sex Work Episode – Where Does it End?! by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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Following on from episode 105, this episode is a further discussion on sex work. We (finally!) go through listener mail on our older sex work episodes – 44 and 64. We investigate the idea of sex work as another form of labour as well as “First World” versus “Third World” sex work. Sources covered include: an academic study on the psychological characteristics of porn stars, the documentary Date My Pornstar, an article on a US college student doing porn to pay for her education, the Angry Hippie on consent, and the ICAS Oceania conference schedule.

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Clips:

The TutsWorry Warrior (remix)’, Derek Jensen from the CD – The Other Side of Darkness, The Smith Street BandI Love Life’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion on sex work, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Episode 105: ‘Our Lives, Our Human Rights’ – Jane Green and Cameron Cox on Sex Work by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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This episode features an interview with Jane Green and Cameron Cox. Jane Green is a sex worker who is on the Executive Committee of the Scarlet Alliance and Cameron Cox is a sex worker who is involved in a sex worker outreach organisation. They discuss: the links between homophobia and whorephobia, sex work as work, why they are #NotYourRescueProject, Amnesty International’s AGM where different approaches to sex work were debated, and they make the case that decriminalisation is the model that leads to the best outcomes for sex workers.

You can hear part 1 of our interview with Jane and Cameron on episode 64 (sorry for the delay!). Also be sure to follow Cameron on Twitter @CamCoxSyd and check out Jane’s website Sexliesductape.me, follow her on Twitter @Sexliesductape and read her Guardian article ‘Listen to Sex Workers – You’ll Realise we have a lot to say about Labour Rights’.

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Clips:

High DiveTennessee’, Interview with Jane Green and Cameron Cox, Aretha Franklin ‘Respect’.

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

*This is a quote from Cameron Cox from the interview featured on this episode.

Episode 104: Social Justice Unionism vs Homophobes for Gay Rights by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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On this episode we’re joined by Dr Tim Dymond who speaks about Unionists for Refugees and APHEDA – the Australian Council of Trade Union’s overseas humanitarian aid program.

We also discuss the recent racially-motived terrorist attack in South Carolina and link the language used by the shooter to the racist Reclaim Australia movement in Australia. We also take on Reclaim Australia’s hijacking of progressive causes and their fake “concern” for feminism, animal rights and queer rights – you can share our meme on this (below) on Facebook and Twitter.

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See links above to share this meme around on Facebook and Twitter

Other stuff covered on the episode is: call in culture versus call out culture, who is to blame for animal exploitation?, and we read out a tweet (embedded below) which debunks the idea of being socially progressive but economically conservative.

We also promote our very first Progressive Podcast Australia meet up. This will be on Wednesday 8th of July at 6.30pm at the vegan restaurant Smith & Daughters – 175 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne. RSVP by the 3rd of July through the Facebook event page or by emailing us at progressivepodcast@gmail.com.

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Clips:

Mr GrevisThe Refugee Song’, Interview with Dr Tim Dymond, The Awful TruthStrikebreakers’, Colour Me Wednesday(I’m Not Coming to Your) BBQ’, Less than JakeHopeless Case’, PropagandhiThe Only Good Fascist Is A Very Dead Fascist’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our interview with Dr Tim Dymond, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Episode 103. Sovereignty Was Never Ceded, SOS Blak Australia by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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On this episode Nick looks into the forced closure of Aboriginal communities in Australia. He interviews Bella Bropho about the recent police invasion of the Aboriginal refugee camp at Matagarup in Perth, which is providing a haven for people losing their homes as a result of these closures.

A speech by Damion Hunter [aka King Brown] (embedded below), an actor, rapper, writer and activist, is also featured on the episode – covering the forced closure of Aboriginal communities.

There is also some of Dr Cornel West’s recent talk (embedded below), where he linked the ongoing oppression of Indigenous people in Australia to racism in the United States.

Other stuff covered on the episode is: what you can do to stand up against the forced closure of Aboriginal communities (thanks to the Facebook page Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Australia), racism in Western attitudes towards Chinese dog slaughter and a plug for Perth Indymedia.

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Clips:

Briggs ‘Bad Apples’, Our Interview with Bella Bropho, Rap News#31: The EuroDiVision Contest – feat. Merkel, Žižek & IMF’, King Brown Protests Kirribili House, Dr Cornel West on the Ongoing Oppression of Aboriginal People in Australia, Run The Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha ‘Close Your Eyes (And Count to F**k)’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features our interview with Bella Bropho and an introduction from Nick, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*This quote is taken from the Facebook page Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Australia.

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Episode 102: The Government’s Love Letters to Foxtel and News Corp by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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Nick is joined by Dr Matthew Rimmer, a Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation Law, who takes on the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015. This proposed Bill has support from both the government and the “opposition” Labor party and it has troubling implications for civil liberties and online freedom. Email Labor politicians to encourage them to oppose the Bill.

During the episode Nick encourages people to sell or give away stuff they’re no longer using for environmental and human rights reasons. He also promotes the new Australian sketch show Open Slather.

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Clips:

Open SlatherHome of Thrones’ – from ‘Series 1, Episode 3’, SmooveThe Revolution Will Be Televised’, Open Slather ‘Series 1, Episode 3’, Our interview with Dr Matthew Rimmer, Bad ReligionUnacceptable’.

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*The title of the episode is taken from a quote from Dr Matthew Rimmer, where he described the Copyright Bill and the associated report as ‘love letters to Foxtel and News Corp’.

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Episode 101: Legalise Mary Jane by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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We’re joined by Malou Logan, vice chairperson of Gabriela Australia, who discusses the campaign to free Mary Jane Veloso. Veloso is a Filipina worker who was arrested and sentenced to death for allegedly smuggling heroin into Indonesia. She has been in Indonesian prison since 2010 and has recently had her execution delayed. Logan makes the case that 5 years in prison is more than enough punishment for Veloso.

We also discuss the article ‘7 Things People Who Say They’re Fiscally Conservative But Socially Liberal Don’t Understand’ by Greta Christina, welfare and anarchism, and thank Will Potter for promoting our show on his site GreenIsTheNewRed.com.

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Image from druglibrary.org (full link given below).

We finish the episode by going through some listener feedback on episode 97 and making the case for the legalisation of all recreational drugs, considering illegal drugs kill less people (see pic above) and are less harmful (see pic below) than alcohol.

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This episode is brought to you by “Star Fucking Sebastian”. He recommends people check out the book Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy. If you want to know more about situationism, check out the book and/or read or listen to Crimethinc – coz we’re no help with this on the episode! Thanks a lot to Sebastian for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Clips:

System of a DownPrison Song’, Interview with Malou Logan, Austin Powers, PropagandhiAnd We Thought Nation States Were a Bad Idea’, Bill HicksDrugs Are Bad’ and ‘Religion / Drugs’, David DonderoNew Berlin Wall’.

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