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On this show we respond to common criticisms of the Left, covering “woke culture”, “virtue signalling” and “cancel culture”. We also have some additional discussion on the Australian bushfires and climate change, which we covered on our last episode.

This is a Social Justice Warrior Happy Hour Summer Special on 3CR Community Radio 855AM.

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Clips:

NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah ‘Obama Challenges ‘Woke Culture‘, Adam Bandt ‘Anthony Coalbanese’ – from the ‘PROTEST: Sack Scomo – Fund the Firies – Climate Action Now (VIC)’ (audio on archive.org), David RovicsI’m a better anarchist than you’, Colour Me WednesdayCat Hair’, LowkeySoundtrack to the Struggle 2 (feat. Noam Chomsky)’.

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Image from @roweafr on Twitter – editorial cartoonist for the Australian Financial Review.

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This episode covers the devastating fires all around Australia and the political and media response.

It is a Social Justice Warrior Happy Hour Summer Special on 3CR Community Radio 855AM.

Overview of the crisis:

The latest on the NSW and Victorian bushfires’ (article on news.com.au).

Kate Ng ‘Australia wildfires: Half a billion animals and plants killed as glaciers turn black’ (article on the Independent).

Calla Wahlquist ‘Falls Festival at Lorne cancelled due to extreme heat, amid mounting bushfire threat’ (article on the Guardian).

Charis Chang ‘Former fire and emergency chiefs will host emergency summit about unprecedented bushfires’ (article on news.com.au).

Air quality ‘Very Unhealthy’ in Melbourne CBD (according to data from the Environment Protection Authority Victoria – 3rd Jan).

Government Response:

Scotty from Marketing: ‘Let’s live optimistically’ (tweet with articles from Scott Morrison).

Mexie ‘Our World’s on Fyre (ft. BlackGoat666)’ (video on Youtube).

Nick’s Facebook post on comments by the Fire Brigade Employees Union NSW and the incompatibility of neoliberalism and preventing and responding to this crisis.

Amy Remeikis ‘Volunteer NSW firefighters to be compensated, government says’ (article on the Guardian).

Media Response:

Nick’s article ‘Insiders, Outsiders: Media And Climate Change And Repeating, Without Question’ on newmatilda.com.

Amanda Meade ‘The Australian: Murdoch-owned newspaper accused of downplaying bushfires in favour of picnic races’ (article on the Guardian).

Picture from the Guardian article by Amanda Meade linked to above.

Take Action:

Protest: Victoria is burning! This is a climate emergency.

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj ‘How To Survive 2020’.

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Clips:

NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, The Juice Media ‘Honest Government Ad – 2019 Election’, Frank Turner ‘21st Century Survival Blues’, Onsind ‘Never Trust a Tory’, Anti-Flag ‘Underground Network’.

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On this show we’re joined by Sally Goldner, host of Out of the Pan on 3CR radio and educator on rainbow issues, to challenge the transphobia of the newly formed LGB Alliance in the UK.

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Clips:

Shea Diamond ‘I Am Her’, Rainbow Connection by Kermit the Frog from The Muppet Movie, Austin Powers, Lowkey ‘McDonald Trump’.

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Katie happened to be at the same Convention Centre as the IMARC (International Mining and Resources Conference) conference as she was at a union health and safety event. She gives a first-hand account of the #BlockadeIMARC actions protesting those attending the conference and profiting from the destruction of the environment.

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  • Article on the Victorian state government giving $900,000 to the animal agricultural industry to get their message out.

Clips:

Lagwagon ‘Cog in the Machine’, NOFX ‘Generation Z’.

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On this show we give our take on Universal Basic Income (UBI), which is where every citizen gets a sum of money from the government.

Sources:

You can hear us discuss our experiences with Centrelink (Australia’s social security agency) on our 232nd episode.

Clips:

Mad As Hell ‘Cadburial’ and ‘Businesses Passing on Profits to Workers?’, Sole ft DJ Pain 1 and Church Fire ‘Generation Fucked’.

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We discuss the Global Climate Strike and economic growth as a barrier to meaningful action on climate change.

Links:

  • For more on the environmental problems with economic growth, you can listen to a very recent discussion Nick did on Freedom of Species with Meghan Street from Green Left Radio, which covered this topic, the Melbourne Climate Strike, plus a critical examination of environmental vegan activism: MEGHAN STREET – CONNECTING ANIMAL ACTIVISM WITH ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENTS.

Book Recommendation:

Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford.

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Clips:

SoleFlood’, Austin PowersSharks with Lasers’, Akala ‘Fire in the Booth – part 1’, KeshaRich, White, Straight Men’.

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Image from @VICEAU

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We discuss our experiences with Centrelink (Australia’s social security agency) and shifts towards a gig economy.

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Clips:

Sweeney Todd ‘The Worst Pies in London’, Good Will HuntingIt’s Not Your Fault’, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryI’ve Got a Golden Ticket’, The Society Season 1 Episode 9 – ‘New Names’ Reaction, The Last Kinection ‘Broke’.

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