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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.

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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.

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This is our meme on representations of mental health in the Harry Potter series – see below for links to share it around on social media.

Episode 92: Harry Potter and the Hunger for Accurate Representations of Mental Health by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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This episode is all about mental health, drawing on Katie’s personal experiences with mental health issues and Nick’s recent mental health first aid course. We dissect arguments against medication for mental health; discuss Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and mental health (you can share our meme on this, pictured above, on Facebook and Twitter); as well as considering how terms like “able-bodied” and “not societally enabled” fit with mental health.

We finish with some recommendations and advice for people with mental health issues, as well as those who want to be allies. These include: seeking help, Mindfulness meditation, doing a mental health first aid course, trying to normalise mental health issues and reduce the stigma, and avoiding ableist language. For more on mental health, check out the Queer Punx’s mental health special.

Also covered on the episode is Nick’s interview with a slaughterhouse worker, media coverage of Islam compared to Christianity, and shout outs to the Species Barrier podcast and Jeremy @CriticalTransit – follow for sustainable transport info!

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Clips:

Peep Show ‘Series 8’ – Jez Goes to see a Therapist, Lily Allen ‘Everyone’s At It’, Austin Powers, Daniel Versus the WorldDon’t Be Discouraged’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and mental health, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Which Side Podcast on How Eating a Salad While Not Drinking a Beer is a Threat to the State by Progpodcast on Mixcloud

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Nick is joined by Jordan Halliday and Jeremy Parkin from Which Side Vegan Anarchist podcast for almost the entire episode. We discuss: Jordan’s time in prison, the importance of prisoner support, anarchism and voting, the dietary focus of the way veganism is promoted by many animal organisations, scepticism and rationality, self-righteous health vegans, Mormonism and atheism. We encourage you to listen to Nick on Which Side podcast and check out their other episodes too!

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Clips:

Tom Morello – The NightwatchmanWhich Side Are You On?’, Mad as Hell ‘Series 5, Episode 4’, Jamie Kilstein ‘Sober Vegan Party Time’ from the album ‘What Alive People Do’, Sue-Anne Post ‘Twenty Years of Kicking God in the Shins’ – from the 2010 Atheist Convention, Book of MormonAll American Prophet’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features Jeremy and Jordan on the importance of prisoner support, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.