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Nick and Lottie discuss what journalist Naomi Klein refers to as trickle down identity politics. This form of identity politics, typified by people such as Hillary Clinton, prioritises achieving a more diverse range of people in positions of power, with the argument that if more people from marginalised groups get into positions of power, these benefits will eventually “trickle down” to that group as a whole.

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Why Are You Like This? Season 1 Episode 6 I Will Not Speak for the Entire Queer Community, Racist Sexist Boy by The Linda Lindas, American Tune by AJJ, Not Black Enough by Proper, How the World Works by Bo Burnham.

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Lottie, who joins Nick on this episode.

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Nick and Lottie evaluate different arguments about identity politics going on within Left/progressive/environmental movements. We do this drawing on the following articles that Nick has written for our blog progressivepostings.wordpress.com:

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We also discuss the band Idles, class and identity; the documentary Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street; and finally the Netflix sketch comedy show I Think You Should Leave, ordinary cosmopolitanism and a new convivial culture.

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Life is Incredible by Briggs ft Greg Holden, Reverse Racism by Aamer Rahman (from the Fear of a Brown Planet special), Konichiwa by Shoreline ft Koji, Home With You by FKA Twigs.

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XR image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/users/thedigitalartist-202249/

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Nick is joined by Harley to investigate Extinction Rebellion’s claim that once 3.5% of the population of a state is mobilised in sustained protest, success is guaranteed. We also discuss the implications for the environmental movement and animal activists. Harley was active with the group Animal Rebellion in the UK over the last few years and this group is also informed by this 3.5% rule.

This show is replayed from Freedom of Species on 3CR Community Radio. You can listen live to the Summer Specials on identity politics that we will be doing on the 8 and 15 Jan on 3CR Community Radio, 1-2pm Melbourne time, via 3cr.org.au

 For more on the 3.5% rule, you can read Harley’s article ‘Reflections on Rebellion – How People Power can Take the World By Storm’ and the academic article ‘Social movements and (mis)use of research: Extinction Rebellion and the 3.5% rule’ by Kyle Matthews.

Clips:

I Think You Should Leave (Netflix) Series 1 Episode 4, Animal liberation by Los Fastidios, The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Breakdown by Oli Frost, Capture The Flag by War On Women, I Think You Should Leave (Netflix) Series 2 Episode 2, Cold by Stella Donnelly.

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Do you have a bullshit job? What about a shit job? We explore David Graeber’s book Bullshit Jobs, specifically the point that younger generations are sometimes told by the Left that they can’t complain about “trivial” things like meaningless work because of privilege – many people have it worse. We also discuss our earliest experiences with paid work, as well as covering some listener feedback and reviews of our show.

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Peep Show Season 5 Episode 4, Coal by Sole and DJ Pain 1, Peep Show Series 4 Episode 4 and Season 2 Episode 6, I Think You Should Leave Season 2 Episode 5 (Netflix), Is Piers Morgan a multi-million dollar fail? Media Watch, Hit like a girl by Meet Me @ The Altar.

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