Public Housing Everybody's Business

Image from the ‘Public Housing – Everybody’s Business’ Facebook page (link below).

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This episode features Dr Joe Toscano on the vigil for public housing, which is running continuously, 24 hours a day, on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne (corner Bourke St and Spring St) from midday on the 14th of November until 12am on the 24th of November, the day of the Victorian election. Come by when you can if you’re in Melbourne!

For more information:

Joe for Albert Park

Image from the ‘Public Housing – Everybody’s Business’ Facebook page (link above).

Clips:

Ramshackle Glory ‘From Here to Utopia’ and ‘Bitter Old Man’.

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Me Too and Transformative Justice, Anne-lise, Jess and Beth

Anne-lise Ah-fat (on the left) who is featured on this episode.

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This episode features Anne-lise Ah-fat on her work with Undercurrent doing transformative justice in the community, as an alternative to police and prisons.

We also discuss creative activism against fascism and for animals.

Links:

Here are some recent Freedom of Species episodes Nick has done. This is an animal advocacy radio show and you can hear all of these episodes at freedomofspecies.org and on iTunes:

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Clips:

Ramshackle GloryFrom Here to Utopia’, Wingnut Dishwashers UnionMy Idea of Fun’, Anne-lise Ah-fat from the panel discussion ‘Transformative Justice and Me Too’, Peep ShowSectioning’.

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Prank by The Chaser in response to Alan Jones advocating for horse racing advertising on the Sydney Opera House. Pic from The Chaser FB page: https://www.facebook.com/thechaser/

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We cover the recent protests against horse racing advertising on the Sydney Opera House, including one where Charles Firth from the Chaser projected the phone number of Alan Jones, who was advocating for the advertising, on the Opera House.

On the episode Katie also responds to a flyer from the Liberal party plus we discuss the show Hunt For The Trump Tapes, the Labor party introducing neoliberalism to Australia and Kesha’s live show in Melbourne.

Links:

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Clips:

Charles Firth from the Chaser on Studio 10 with Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Aqua ‘Doctor Jones’, KeshaLearn To Let Go’.

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Mad As Audience

Image from @madashelltv on Twitter.

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We give a behind-the-scenes look at the media, discussing our experiences of being in the audience for the taping of two Shaun Micallef shows.

We also cover: why we hate quiz/panel shows, commercial constraints in the media, different forms of media and their impact, emotional labour, animal rights and not just welfare, Stic Man of Dead Prez on Which Side podcast, Pauline Hanson’s motion that “it’s okay to be white”, and Aotearoa (New Zealand) Prime Minister Jacinda Arden speaking at the UN and on Stephen Colbert.

Just in case anyone is interested, the Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation episode we were in the audience for was episode 1 of the 2018 series. But do yourself a favour and check out Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell instead!

Clips:

Dead PrezPropaganda’, Spice Girls ‘Move Over (Generation Next)’ – I’m not linking to the film clip for this song coz it’s a fucking Pepsi commercial!

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Dear White People

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Katie is back for this episode and we discuss the Netflix show Dear White People, as well as ethical sneakers and ethical travel. Katie recommends Newton sneakers for the most ethical option if you’re buying new sneakers – according to Shop Ethical. Although since Katie bought these, she found an even better option – fair trade sneakers at Vegan Wares.

We also bring you some of the talks from the Community as Activism event that we discussed on episode 211, including Leah Avene on privilege, Beth Allan on challenging sexism in animal advocacy and Quinn Eades on imagining the future we want to create. Audio of this entire event is online – you can listen to the session with Leah and Quinn ‘Building Community – Lessons from a Range of Movements’, the session with Beth ‘Transformative Justice and Me Too’ and also the session ‘Intersectionality In Practice’ – featuring Nick and others.

Some of the other things touched on throughout the episode are: the movie BlacKkKlansman, Will Potter and Ward Churchill on state repression of activists, Nick’s article on different factions within the civil rights movement, Revolutionary Left Radio on the Black Panther Party, hip hop etc, and our take on the anti-psychiatry movement/concept.

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Clips:

Me First and the Gimme GimmesOn the Road Again’, The IT CrowdJen’s New Shoes’, Leah Avene from the session ‘Building Community – Lessons from a Range of Movements’, Beth Allan from the session ‘Transformative Justice and Me Too’, Ramshackle GloryWe are all Compost in Training’, Quinn Eades from the session ‘Building Community – Lessons from a Range of Movements’.

If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy’!

Post SSM poster by Nick Carson

Image by Nick Carson.

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On this episode we’re joined by Sally Goldner, host of Out of the Pan radio show, to discuss queer issues and the queer movement post same-sex marriage in Australia.

More specifically, Sally covers: the importance of addressing transphobia and biphobia; intersections between queer issues and sex work; the queerphobia of Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison; and trans representation in movies (in light of the recent controversy of Scarlett Johansson playing a transgender character).

For more on this issue of trans representation, check out the Q and A of the talk ‘Transgender Awareness and The Law’ by Cassie Giudice and the Out of the Pan episode ‘Scarlett covering transphobes working together’. This episode of Out of the Pan also has further analysis from Sally on queer issues and the queer movement post same-sex marriage in Australia.

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Clips:

Against Me!True Trans Soul Rebel’, Shania TwainMan I Feel Like a Woman’.

 

 

community as activism pic

See links below for more about this event.

You can listen to this episode above and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to this episode on StitcherCyber Ears or download it on Archive.org (60mins, 46MB).

We are joined by activist-scholars Jess Ison and Adam Cardilini who discuss what The Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) is all about, the importance of community in activist movements, call in versus call out culture and the upcoming workshop-based discussion forum in Melbourne: Community as Activism – Building Community within the Animal Liberation Movement and Beyond.

Event Details:

Saturday 4 August, 1-5pm at Library at the Dock (107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands).

The event is free but registration through this link is essential to ensure your spot. For more information about this event, see the Facebook event page.

We also discuss subjectivity and objectivity in academic writing, science and animals, links between community and avoiding activist burnout, the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair, and the femme panel from the most recent ICAS conference.

This episode is replayed from Freedom of Species, an animal advocacy show on 3CR community radio, which Nick now regularly hosts. This show is broadcast live on 855AM in Melbourne 1-2pm every Sunday and if you’re outside of Melbourne you can listen in live 1-2 Melbourne time/AEST on 3cr.org.au – the show is also on iTunes. You can listen to all of the episodes that Nick has been on here.

Clips:

Hayley KiyokoGirls Like Girls’, Petrol GirlsTreading Water’, David RovicksI’m a Better Anarchist Than You’, The TutsWhat’s on the Radio?’.