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Dr (Mother!) Theresa Petray joins us on this episode to discuss Indigenous self-determination in education and beyond. We discuss her article ‘Punishing Truancy is not the Answer in Indigenous Communities’, Chris Graham’s article ‘Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs? Hardly’ and #whiteproverbs. You can see Theresa’s list of publications here and we also encourage you to check out her Tropical Vegan website.

We open the episode with a discussion on Invasion Day and Aldi’s racist t-shirts being pulled. We speak out against animal advocates trying to “veganise” racist holidays like Invasion day rather than boycotting them and creating coalitions with Indigenous people. For more on Invasion Day, listen in to our 22nd episode and Team Earthling’s 110th. We then play Dennis Simmons’s talk from the event ‘What Next for the Australian Left?’ on some of the negative impacts of the Abbott government on Indigenous people and others, followed by Celeste Liddle’s talk on Constitutional recognition for Indigenous people, from the Social Change – Intersectionality or Bust! event by Intersectionality Now.

Other stuff covered on the episode is decolonisation, our latest ‘Find from the Street’, “capitalist” shopping lists, our 2013 WordPress report, the killing of sharks in Western Australia, Nick’s interview with Dr Will Tuttle on his speaking tour of Australia and Aotearoa, Queer Punx podcast and Survival Day events around Australia. We also encourage people to check out our episode on marriage and contact us if you’d like to contribute to our upcoming episode on alternative weddings.

This episode is brought to you by “Mother”. We encourage people to follow Theresa on Twitter and see above for more links to her work. Thanks a lot to Theresa for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Book Recommendations:

Reading for diversity.

Clips:

Reverse PolaritiesInvasion Day’, Come Fly With Me ‘Episode 1’, Dennis Simmons from ‘What Next for the Australian Left?’, Celeste Liddle from the Social Change – Intersectionality or Bust! event, Austin PowersWil AndersonSharks’, Hello LadiesWhat’s he Like?’, Lagwagon from the album ‘Live in a Dive’, Interview and discussion with Dr Theresa Petray, Bart WilloughbyWe Have Survived‘.

solution is good porn

The above is from Other Nature sex shop in Berlin and we discuss this idea on this episode.

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This episode covers some of the critiques of the views on porn and sex work that we expressed on our 14th episode. We cover some different views on these issues from member of the show “Risqué Rhian”, Kathryn, and a staff member at the feminist, queer, eco, mostly vegan sex shop Other Nature. Some of the issues we discuss are: reflecting on radical feminism and third wave feminism, problems with comparing happy animal exploitation and happy porn, whether objectification is inherent to porn, the importance of getting the perspective of sex workers, sex work as another form of labour exploitation under capitalism, and capitalism and patriarchy. We also discuss German “ticket inspectors”, our New Year’s Revolution episode, the ICAS Oceania 2014 conference call for papers, Katy Perry and feminismScarlet Road: A Sex Workers Journey, and Date My Pornstar.

We got some feedback on our China episode regarding China’s One Child Policy and we use this to discuss population issues, intersections with male privilege and Crimethinc Ex-Worker podcast on Nazis infiltrating the environmental movement to push for a greater focus on population and reducing migration. We encourage people to give us reviews on Stitcher and also check out our episode on marriage and contact us if you’d like to contribute to our upcoming episode on alternative weddings.

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

Clips:

Hang Out With Me ‘Episode 81’, Bikini KillJigsaw Youth’, Derrick Jensen ‘The Other Side of Darkness’, FriendsFree Porn’, Peep Show ‘Series 5, Episode 4’, ‘Indecent Proposal’, ‘Series 6, Episode 3’, The IT Crowd ‘Series 3, Episode 6’, The Broadways ‘I Hear things are just as bad down in Lake Eerie’, Austin Powers, Not Right ‘The Revolution is Not Complete’.

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On this one we encourage people to have a Buy Nothing Christmas, mainly drawing on George Monbiot’s great article ‘So you need that smart cuckoo clock for Christmas, do you?’. We also discuss the impact of plastics on the environment and non-human animals. Other stuff covered on the episode is: the Facebook page ‘Boycott the Cultural and Economic Stimulus Event Called Christmas’, Politicized podcast takes on a bunch of holidays, George Monbiot changes his mind about veganism (again), Nick’s article ‘Jay-Z and Beyoncé: Veganism is much more than a Cleanse’  - please share :), and we pitch Katie’s new idea for a TV show.

Clips:

Adbusters ‘Kalle Lasn on CNN for Buy Nothing Day’, Dead PrezNo Way as the Way’, Cricket sound effect, ReligulousBill Maher interviews Senior Vatican Priest’, DerekSeason 1, Episode 3’, Song from Crimethinc podcast episode 15, Lowkey ‘Too Much’.

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This time we’re joined by “China Ben” who informs us on a wide range of political and environmental issues in China. Some of the topics we discuss with Ben are: repression of activists in China, inequality in China including the urban/rural divide, taking action on behalf of workers, corruption, creative ways of getting around censorship online, the West’s role in China’s environmental problems and the One Child Policy.

To find out more about these issues and China, Ben recommends: the documentary iRevolution which was censored by CNN, Amnesty International, the New Citizens Movement, Blockedonweibo.tumblr.com on Chinese internet censorship, danwei.com on Chinese media, Chinageeks.org on injustice and censorship, and Sinica podcast on everything China-related.

This episode is brought to you by Taylor (the Sailor?). You can hear Taylor speaking out against body shaming at the Animal Activists Forum on episode 102 of Team Earthling. Thanks a lot to Taylor for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Book Recommendation:

They Did Nothing: Why the Truth doesn’t always come out when the UN goes in by Linda Polman.

Clips:

Aceyalone & RJD2Moore’, The IT Crowd (final special), Part one of our interview with Ben, Austin PowersFlight of the Conchords ‘Song for Sally’, Part two of our interview with Ben, The VandalsOi to the world!’.

*This is a quote from the interview with Ben.

You can find out more about Profits of Doom and buy it here.

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In this episode, which marks two years of our podcast, we bring you some of the event What Next for the Australian Left? featuring Antony Loewenstein and Scott Ludlam. @antloewenstein is a Sydney-based independent freelance journalist, author, documentarian, photographer and blogger. @SenatorLudlam is a Greens Senator in Western Australia (for now at least – you can find out the latest on the WA Senate recount here). At this event, Loewenstein discussed issues like insiders and outsiders in the media, the privatisation of refugee detention centres, activism against privatisation, changing the language in the media and academics. Ludlam discussed capitalism as cancer, the media’s role in Abbott’s victory and the importance of activism beyond parliament. You can watch this whole event on Youtube here.

Beyond this event we also talk about some of our finds from the street, including a lamp and Katie living the dream and getting an iMac without giving any money to Apple! For those looking for free stuff in Melbourne, check out Give Away Free Stuff in Melbourne. We discuss Russell Brand’s viral interview, feminist critiquesBrand checks himself and voting. For those wanting to look further into the issue of privilege, check out The Angry Hippie’s podcast. We promote a video on the #tunnelpicket campaign and read out an update on this campaign from Melbourne Street Medic Collective. Also covered is our vegan outreach at the National Day of Climate Action and the progress on the Coalition repealing the carbon tax. To find out about the environmental impact of animal products check out shrinkthatfootprint.com and our 11th episode. For more on the carbon tax, including critiques from Friends of the Earth, listen to our 5th episode. We promote the 104th episode of Team Earthling, which has a great talk from Naty on building bridges between different progressive social movements. We encourage people to share Nick’s meme ‘Budgie smugglers are a bigger threat than people smugglers’. The episode finishes with a discussion on Israel, including Katie’s experiences of being at the UN for Israel’s Universal Periodic Review, Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and racism in Israel. For more on Israel/Palestine, check out Loewenstein on Left and Correct podcast (14/12/2012 episode), Queer Punx podcast and our 16th episode.

This episode is brought to you by Ben “not a corporate shill” Spink. Thanks a lot to Spink for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Movie Recommendation:

The Hunger Games – Catching Fire.

Book Recommendations:

Loewenstein: 1984, The Shock Doctrine, Heroes.

Ludlam: Rich People Things, Secret Country, The Art of War, Neuromancer, Now We Are Six.

Clips:

Promoe ‘Dog Day Afternoon’, The IT Crowd (series 4, episode 4), What Next for the Australian Left?, Austin Powers, The Adventures of Lano and Woodley (series 1, episode 1), Peep Show (Series 4, episode 5), Lagwagon from the album ‘Live in a Dive’, What Next for the Australian Left?, Lowkey ‘Soundtrack to the Struggle’, What Next for the Australian Left?, Lowkey ‘Alphabet Assassin’, Lowkey ‘Long Live Palestine’, Lowkey ‘Terrorist?’, The Chaser’s War on Everything (Series 2, Episode 14), SoleI Think I’m Noam Chomsky’.

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This episode is all about activism against the Abbott government as well as activism more generally. We have an interview with Andrew Kelly on the #tunnelpicket protest movement against a new road development in Melbourne that will destroy communities and privilege road travel over public transport. You can find out more about this campaign and how to get involved through the website ycat.org.au and The ‘No East-West Tunnel’ Pledge Facebook page. You can find out more about the issue of sustainable transport on our 25th episode. We also have an interview with Helen Cox from Plan to Thrive on sustainable activism, avoiding activist burnout, recovering from an Abbott victory, the importance of activists building support networks and community care.

Beyond the interviews, we discuss the importance of unionism in resisting Abbott’s attacks against workers, Nick’s meme ‘Oskar Schindler was a People Smuggler’, pro-refugee graffiti, the refugee rally ‘Stop Abbott Not the Boats’ (thanks to Left and Correct podcast) and B’s run to raise money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. We also cover some environmental and animal rights news and activism. We discuss calls for repressive new laws targeting animal activists in Australia, Luc’s meme on “eco terrorism”, the new Climate Council, dog fighting in Aotearoa, linking opposition to dog fighting to other forms of animal oppression, Banksy’s animal-themed display, Animal Liberation Victoria’s ‘Animals Are Not Ours’ silent demonstration, Katie’s animal activism in Geneva, saddest slaughterhouse video ever shows no blood or slaughter, Team Earthling’s 100th episode, vegweb.com, Veganomicon cookbook, and living healthy and vegan while on a low income. Other stuff covered on the episode was: the Ozpodcast Directory, Phonebloks by @davehakkens, Reclaim the Night, consent, stereotypical activists, Palmer United and the Australian Motorists Enthusiasts party form an alliance in the Senate, possums fight back against Abbott, the upcoming event in Perth ‘What’s Next for the Australian Left?’ and the Profits of Doom documentary. Once again we discuss ‘What’s Grinding Our Gears This Week’ – this time it’s the Abbott government’s cuts to Centrelink (the Australian government’s welfare agency).

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

Clips:

Tenacious D ‘The Government Totally Sucks’, Family Guy, Tim MinchinFuck the Poor’, The Lawrence ArmsDrunk Mouth Kitchen Smile’, The Simpsons ‘Protest Song’, The Castle, Left and Correct podcastStop Abbott Not the Boats’, Interview with Andrew Kelly, Anti-Flag ‘Underground Network’, Tiki Taane and Paw JusticeEnough is Enough’, Root of all Evil?, Sweeney Todd ‘A Little Priest’, Austin PowersPeep Show (Series 1, episode 4), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – part two, Interview with Helen Cox, Catherine Snedden ‘Tony Abbott Blurred Lines’.

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We’re back with possibly our most sarcastic episode yet, once again taking aim at the new Abbott government. We talk about some of the scary things Abbott has either introduced or wants to introduce, when it comes to: boycotts, asylum seekers and workers. We also cover Abbott’s new cabinet, looking at the gender disparity which is worse than Zoo magazine and Voldemort’s cabinet, Tony Abbott becomes ‘Prime Minster for Woman’ and gets rid of the Ministry for Science and many other Ministers, as well as adding ‘and Border Protection’ to the ‘Minister for Immigration’. Abbott looks set to sign the TPPA, which will have very scary consequences for Australia and many other countries. To find out more about this agreement, listen to our 18th episode and RTRFM Indymedia (9/9/2013 episode).

We also give a farewell to Kevin Rudd, mention that someone is surprised at what Abbott has done so far, (sexist) shit Abbott says, Team Earthling on the proposed boycott laws, The Unconventionist on Syria, B’s Run for Refugees, further discussion on Syria and US global dominance, consumption on steroids, Abbott ignores asylum seeker deaths, Indonesia publishes transcript of meeting with Julie Bishop, Abbott takes control of Liberal Party interviews, and Scott Ludlam is given a recount for the Western Australian Senate after he was behind by only 14 votes after the initial count. The segment ‘What’s Grinding Our Gears’ is back again – this time it’s sleazy drunk guys and the freeway.

This episode is brought to you by “Boy” – or “Bhoy”?. We encourage people to follow Danny on Twitter and also follow his vegan Twitter account! Thanks a lot to “Boy” for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Clips:

The Thick of it (Series 4, Episode 7), Catatonia ‘The Mother of Misogyny‘, The Chaser ‘In Due Season (Kevin Rudd song)’, The Chaser ‘Season 2, Episode 5’ of The Hamster WheelCNNNNThe Thick of it (Series 3, Episode 5), Jamie Kilstein ‘at the Atheist Convention’, Man on the Moon, The Adventures of Lano and Woodley (series 1, episode 1), The IT Crowd (series 2, episode 5), Lowkey (with Immortal Technique) ‘Voices of the Voiceless’, Choking Victim ‘Fuck America’, Austin PowersMichael Parenti speaking on Choking Victim ‘Money’, RTRFM Indymedia (9/9/2013 episode), Michael MooreThe Awful Truth’, Family Guy, Frank Turner ‘Glory Hallelujah, Newstopia ‘Episode 1’, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Anti-Flag and Donots ‘Protest Song’.