Nick refers to this book in his talk that is featured on this episode.

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This episode features Nicks’ talk: ‘They’re calling me a terrorist’ (but they probably shouldn’t): The Social Construction of “Eco-Terrorism”. You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here and it is also embedded below. This talk is from the most recent Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference – see the show notes for episode 179 for links to listen to all of the talks from this conference. Thanks to Adam from VeganSci for helping out with the recordings this year!

We start off the episode by discussing civil liberties concerns about new counter-terrorism laws in Australia. Also covered throughout the episode is: the SBS show ‘Sex, War, Robots’; join us at the Animal Activists Forum; and updates on episode 173, which covered the Grenfell Tower fire, economic inequality under neoliberalism and the labelling of terrorism.

For more information on the topic of “eco-terrorism”, see the links in Nick’s PowerPoint above and we also recommend our interview with Will Potter from episode 98.

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Clips:

Jamaica Plain ‘I Wish I Knew’, Nicks’ talk: ‘They’re calling me a terrorist’ (but they probably shouldn’t): The Social Construction of “Eco-Terrorism”, LowkeyTerrorist’, If A Tree Falls documentary, Lowkey ft. Mai Khalil ‘Ghosts of Grenfell’.

*This quote is from US Senator David Hinkins who said new laws were needed to stop “terrorists” such as “the vegetarian people” who “are trying to kill the animal industry”.

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The Time magazine cover we discuss on the episode.

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On this episode, which happens to fall on International Podcast Day, we show how up-to-date we are with current events by discussing writer bell hooks calling Beyonce a terrorist (like 10 years ago). We also discuss an analysis of this by Hillary Crosley Coker and the website Beyonce set up What is Pretty?. These debates between different waves of feminism are relevant in light of our ongoing discussions about sex work. You can hear more from bell hooks on the podcast Politically Reactive, which we highly recommend!

The episode also features a talk from Jess Ison challenging the idea that wearing high heels is capitulating to the patriarchy. This talk is from the Femme panel discussion from the most recent Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference. If you’d like to hear more from Jess, she has been on our podcast a bunch of times plus also listen in to her recent talk ‘Prisons, animal abuse registries, and animal liberation: A critique of punitive measures’.

Jess speaking on the femme panel.

Finally, there’s also a discussion on the show ‘War on Waste’ and Katie’s message to local coffee shops, inspired by the #BYOCoffeeCup campaign from this show. If you’re in Australia, you can watch this show on iView, if you’re anywhere else, you can see parts of it on Youtube.

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Clips:

Bad Cop, Bad CopAmputations’, Lowkey ft. Crazy Haze & Mai Khalil ‘Terrorist’, Billy BraggKing Tide and the Sunny Day Flood’, Jess Ison from the Femme panel discussion, Beyonce ‘Pretty Hurts’ – film clip and clip with lyrics, The IT Crowd ‘Series 1, Episode 2’ – Jen’s new shoes.

Our friendly neighbourhood brothel.

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On this episode we discuss Nick’s trip to our friendly neighbourhood brothel and reflect on our evolving views on sex work generally.

For more on sex work, you can listen to our previous episodes on the topic here (we’d particular recommend our interview with Jane Green and Cameron Cox, who are both sex workers). We also recommend the show You Can’t Ask That: Sex Workers and the article ‘Let’s not abolish sex work. Let’s abolish all work’.

Nick recently attended the ‘Development for Species: Animals in society, animals as society’ conference. You can listen to Nick’s talk from this conference: ‘Intersectionality, Integrationist Social Change and PETA’s Animal Advocacy’ – audio, PowerPoint.

On the episode we also read some of an article from the Chaser Quarterly on male feminists.

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Clips:

M.I.A.Bad Girls’ – inspired by Manal al-Sharif; Bad Cop, Bad CopI’m Done’; Silicon Valley ‘Series 4, Episode 7’ – ‘Erlich Bachman Mansplaining’.

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This episode features the panel discussion ‘Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan’. The speakers are:

  • Alasdair Hynd, a PhD student of revolutionary movements in the Middle East, specialising in the Arab Spring and the Kurdish struggle.
  • Zerebar Karimi, a Kurdish-Australian trade union organiser based in Adelaide, local and overseas agitator for a stateless society in Rojava.
  • David K (facilitating), Melbourne-based anarchist, author of ‘Anarchism in Istanbul’ and ‘Yabanci Capulling – an Australian anarchist in Gezi Riots’.

The first part of this discussion was played last episode #182. You can also hear more about the Rojava Revolution on our 72nd episode. Crimethinc podcast also covered this on episodes 36 and 39.

Also covered on the episode is: some listener feedback on Men’s Referral Service and addressing violence against women, which we covered on episode 161.

TV show recommendation: The Handmaid’s Tale.

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Clips:

Pussy Riot ‘Straight Outta Vagina’; PropagandhiLess Talk, More Rock’ – if anyone is interested, I recommend this article about this album from noisey.vice.com: 20 Years Ago, Propagandhi Antagonized the Punk Scene with ‘Less Talk, More Rock’; Panel discussion ‘Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan’; Garfunkel and OatesThe Loophole’.

Image from undercoverinfo.wordpress.com

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This episode features the panel discussion ‘Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan’. The speakers are:

  • Alasdair Hynd, a PhD student of revolutionary movements in the Middle East, specialising in the Arab Spring and the Kurdish struggle.
  • Zerebar Karimi, a Kurdish-Australian trade union organiser based in Adelaide, local and overseas agitator for a stateless society in Rojava.
  • David K (facilitating), Melbourne-based anarchist, author of ‘Anarchism in Istanbul’ and ‘Yabanci Capulling – an Australian anarchist in Gezi Riots’.

 

We play the rest of this discussion next episode #183. It was recorded at the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair. Nick spoke at this event with Jess Ison on Anarchism and Animal Liberation – you can listen to this talk here. Nick also attended the session ‘What Would an Anarchist Society Look Like?’ – pics from this session are below.

We finish the episode with some listener feedback on anarchism and disability (check out our episode on the related topic of anarchism and welfare), an update on our episode on ethical superannuation and mention the Blackish episode on the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Clips:

NOFXThe Marxist Brothers’, Panel discussion ‘Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan’, Bad Cop, Bad CopWomanarchist’.

Out of all the bizarre conspiracy theories out there, the theory that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is comedian Bill Hicks, is definitely one of them.

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This episode features technobrarian Luc Brien from Libsaurus on a wide range of conspiracy theories including Alex Jones is Bill Hicks, Finland is a made up country, 9/11 was an inside job and GMOs are evil. Luc finishes the episode with some tips for how to stop spreading fake news. This episode is a continuation of the discussion on fake news from last episode #180.

You can listen to Luc’s talk on this topic here. This talk is from the 2017 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference – see the notes of our 179th episode for links to all of the talks from this conference.

Check out the James Cook University Fake News Guide and Luc’s recommended songs about fake news!

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Clips:

The Living EndTabloid Magazine’, Info Wars ‘Child Slave Colony On Mars!’, Nine Inch NailsSurvivalism’.

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This episode features technobrarian Luc Brien from Libsaurus on what fake news is, why it is promoted and its dangers. This discussion continues next episode #181.

Luc giving his talk on fake news.

You can listen to Luc’s talk on this topic here. This talk is from the 2017 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference – see the notes of our 179th episode for links to all of the talks from this conference.

Check out the James Cook University Fake News Guide and Luc’s recommended songs about fake news!

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Clips:

Katy Perry featuring Skip MarleyChained to the Rhythm’, Media WatchABC Media Watch calls out Channel Nine for plagiarising Outback newspaper’, Last Week Tonight with John OliverScientific Studies’, Faithless ‘Mass Destruction’.