Look after this bear

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On this episode we discuss themes of refugee rights and animal rights in the Paddington movie. We discuss the article ‘Why the new Paddington movie is really an asylum seeker story’, read a review of the movie from an immigration lawyer, as well as promoting the Free Paddington Facebook page by the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) and the #FreePaddington hashtag. In our discussion on Paddington and animal rights, we encouraged people to watch the video ‘Death Row’, which shows the fear animals face before they are slaughtered, in a non-graphic way.

We have done a few memes relating to the movie, which we encourage people to share around. You can share around our meme on Paddington and refugees (pictured above) on Facebook and Twitter. We also saw a great pro-migrant Paddington meme, which we encourage people to share on Facebook and Twitter. You can also share our meme on the Paddington movie and adopting companion animals on Facebook and Twitter.

We start off the episode by discussing the horrible new laws regarding asylum seekers that our government has introduced (yet again!). For analysis of these laws, check out the Guardian, New Matilda and ChilOut. We also mention the opposition to the new laws from Jacqui Lambie and other Senators.

Other stuff covered is: getting active for refugees, incrementally moving towards a borderless world, Karl Stefanovic becomes a ‘social justice warrior’ and takes down Abbott, the campaign against the East-West Link is successful, and the true meaning of the Washington Redskins.

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Clips:

Senator Sarah-Hanson YoungThe Immigration Minister is a Sociopath’, The PresetsMy People, Paddington  preview, Legally Brown ‘Series 1, Episode 8’, Austin PowersBBC World ServiceThe True Meaning of the Washington Redskins’, Serj TankianBorders Are…’.

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features our closing discussion on gradually moving towards the free movement of people around the world, here: Incrementally Moving Towards A Borderless World. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

 

 

ill ride with you

Photo thanks to @anggerwitasari on Twitter.

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This is a short one where we give our take on the Sydney Siege and the #illridewithyou campaign. This includes discussion on some of the inaccurate media coverage on the siege and how happy we are to see widespread opposition to the Islamophobic reactions. We also play an interview with counter-terrorism expert Dr Anne-Azza Aly from People Against Violent Extremism. This interview is thanks to Alex Whisson and Perth Indymedia on RTR92.1FM. For more of our coverage opposing Islamophobia, check out our 69th and 70th episodes.

Clips:

The UnseenForce Fed’, Interview with Dr Anne-Azza Aly from Perth Indymedia on RTR92.1FM, Anti-Flag9/11 for Peace’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features our opening discussion on the siege and the #illridewithyou campaign, here: I’ll Ride With You. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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On this episode we discuss the Aboriginal protests at the G20 Summit in Brisbane, where the Warriors of Resistance (WAR) was introduced. Also at Aboriginal protests during the G20, the Australian flag and effigies of Aboriginal “leaders” labelled as “sell outs” were burnt. We discuss the outrage at the burning of the flag from some white Australians, drawing on a Facebook post from Aboriginal activist Sam Watson, and the way that this anger should be directed towards actual injustice such as Aboriginal deaths in custody and gap in life expectancy compared to the overall Australian averages. We also mention Abbott’s horrible “nothing but bush” comments during the G20, the tokenism of people like Abbott towards Indigenous Australians, and being an ally to Indigenous people. For more coverage of protests against the G20, see Indymedia Australia and our 74th and 75th episodes.

There’s also discussion on police violence against African-American people in the US and solidarity actions in Australia and the UK. We refer to “that hug” in Portland and structural critiques of the police (the problem is bigger than the individual!), anarchist alternatives to the police, and direct action for refugees in Perth (listen to RTR Indymedia’s interview with Victoria Martin – one of the participants in this action – for more on this). We also encourage people to listen in to our 21st episode to hear “the usual Jon” on the self-identification of Maori people in Aotearoa and the 17/11/2014 episode of RTR Indymedia for an interview with Aboriginal activist Iva Haywood, on the Western Australian government closing Aboriginal communities.

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Clips:

Whiteblackatcha (WBA)Coz I’m Aboriginal (One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful Parody)’, Bill HicksBurning Issues’, Austin PowersHurray for the Riff RaffHurray Transmission’.

You can listen to a short (6 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on police violence against African-American people in the US and solidarity actions, here: In Solidarity With Ferguson. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

handle it

We have an interview with Laura about her play on this episode.

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This time we’re joined by Laura Jackson, an actor and feminist playwright. She discusses her play ‘Handle It’ and its feminist themes, art and social change, nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence being shared without her consent, the feminist campaign against sexist “pick up artist” Julien Blanc, and Tracy Spicer’s Ted Talk ‘The Lady Stripped Bare’. You can find out more about the play by checking out the Facebook event page and you can buy tickets here. If you can’t make it along to the play, you can still support the project by donating to its Pozible campaign. We also encourage people to have a look at Laura’s website, as well as following her on Twitter @LaurayJackson and liking her Facebook page.

We also discuss gender and the G20, kids toys and Australia’s shitty (mainstream) media.

This episode is brought to you by “Comrade Clare”. You can hear Clare on episode 8 discussing refugees and episode 26 talking about vegan cats. Thanks a lot to Clare for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too.

Clips:

Lily Allen ‘Hard Out Here’ – you can read an article on the racist aspects of the film clip for this song at battymamzelle.blogspot.co.uk, Austin PowersMichael JacksonPrivacy’, Interview with Laura Jackson, Auckland Law RevueRobin Thicke – Blurred Lines [Feminist Parody] Defined Lines’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our interview with Laura Jackson, here: A Spoonful of Sugar Makes the Feminism Go Down. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

climate guardians

The “Climate Guardians” environmental protest from the G20. Image is from news.com.au

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We’re back for a short one where we do a wrap up of the G20 and some of the protests against it. These protests raised issues that were left out of the G20 agenda, which mainly focused on economic growth. We discuss Tony Abbott’s “inspiring” speech, featuring a MLK moment. There’s also a mention of Obama, US imperialism and drones.

There were a number of creative environmental protests during the G20, which was fitting as there was unusually hot weather during the meeting. Protesters buried their heads in the sand to mock the Abbott government’s stance on climate change. The “climate guardians” (pictured above) dressed as angels to raise awareness of the importance of taking action on climate change. We play an interview with one of the climate guardians, Deborah Hart from Climacts. This interview is from Indymedia on RTR92.1FM and she is interviewed by Alex Whisson and Ray Grenfeld.

The episode also features a discussion on some criticisms of the widespread criticism of Russell Brand from mainstream journalists. You can hear further discussion on the G20 and protests against it on our 74th episode.

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

Movie Recommendation:

Pride. You can read about the queerphobic rating the movie received in the US here and you can hear the Queer Punx review Pride here.

Clips:

Captain PlanetTheme Song’, Mad as Hell ‘Series 4, Episode 8’, Interview with Deborah Hart from RTR92.1FM Indymedia, Austin PowersPeep Show ‘Series 4 Episode 5’, Daniel Versus the WorldSecond Class Citizen’.

You can listen to a short (6 minute) version of this episode, which features our movie recommendation for Pride, here: Pride is Rated R18+ in the US – Are You Kidding Me?!. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

kayak

If you were planning on kayaking through the streets of Brisbane this week, you’re out of luck. Kayaks are one of the things that are banned in central Brisbane during the G20.

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This time we take aim at the agenda of the Brisbane G20 Summit of world leaders and discuss some of the protests against it. We play an interview with Robin Taubenfeld of BrisCAN-G20 on their Peoples Convergence and march opposing the G20. Robin is interviewed by Karun Cowper from Indymedia on RTR92.1FM. If you’d like to get involved in G20 protests and alternative events, including attending/volunteering/donating, go to briscan.net.au.

We also discuss the police state measures introduced for the meeting, including additional police with extra powers (that threaten the right to protest and have been justified partly due to concerns about terrorism), Big Brother-like surveillance technology in place, and some bizarre banned items. To find out more about the additional police powers during the G20, you can listen to this episode of the Radio National show Big Ideas. We also go through the first G20-related arrest and protest, billboards from activist groups being banned (you can sign a GetUp! petition against this) and a farmer resorting to using his own field for his pro-environment message for the G20, Amnesty’s petition pushing for a greater focus on combating ebola at the meeting, and vegan omelettes.

There are also some updates on our last episode, including 36,000 people in Japan signing a petition calling for misogynist pick-up artist Julien Blanc not to be allowed into the country. Shout out to Indymedia Australia.

*update: we do a recap on the G20 and some of the protests against it on episode 75.

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Clips:

Rap News ‘G20 Rap with Tony Abbott – feat. Scott Ludlam [RAP NEWS 29]’, Robin Taubenfeld interview, Rap News ‘G20 Rap with Tony Abbott – feat. Scott Ludlam [RAP NEWS 29]’.

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features some of our discussion on the huge police operation in place for the G20 to restrict protests, here: Enjoy the G20, Leave Your Kayak at Home. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.