Let me die at home

Photo from an anti-live export rally in Perth – an example of the nationalistic focus of the campaign.

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In light of the recent industry-imposed live export (very partial) ban, this episode features the talk ‘An Anarchist Analysis of the Campaign Against Live Animal Export’ by Jess Ison and Nick. In this talk, we critique the campaign based on anarchist, anti-racist and animal liberation perspectives. This talk was recorded at the 2018 Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair and you can see links to all of the sources referred to in the description of the talk on archive.org – you can also hear the full talk including a section from Lara Drew at that link.

For more on connections between animal liberation and anarchism, check out episode 202 and you can also hear about the Fast for Freedom mentioned in the talk on episode 192 and listen to episode 131 for more on mental health and animal advocacy.

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Clips:

AJJNow that I’m at the top of my game’; Talk ‘An Anarchist Analysis of the Campaign Against Live Animal Export’ by Jess Ison, Lara Drew and Nick; Anti-FlagRacists’.

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Image from monarchhousing.org

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This episode features Launch Housing CEO Bevan Warner on the “housing first” approach to addressing homelessness. You can donate to Launch Housing to support those sleeping rough to get into safe, long-term housing, check out The Australian Homelessness Monitor – commissioned by Launch Housing to give insight into the current state of homelessness in Australia and look into the Everybody’s Home campaign which calls for a better, fairer housing system for everyone.

We also play part of an interview we did with Kelly from the Roominations show on 3CR at the #PublicHousingParliamentaryVigil – which we covered last episode #217. You can watch this full interview on Youtube, Facebook and listen to the whole thing on Soundcloud. You can also hear Kelly discussing homelessness on our 160th episode.

Finally, we play an interview Nick did on ABC Radio Tasmania with Melanie Tait on the issue of dogs being considered property under the law. This interview is based on Nick’s article on the ABC ‘The perils of pet ownership: your dog isn’t a ‘fur baby’, it’s your property’.

If you’d like to hear more on this issue, check out Nick’s discussion on ‘Pets and Animal Liberation’ with PhD candidate Zoei Sutton – on Freedom of Species radio show on 3CR.

Clips:

Adam Ruins EverythingAdam Ruins Housing’ (season 1, episode 19), Bomb the Music IndustrySlumlord’, Interview with Launch Housing CEO Bevan Warner, Interview with Kelly from the Roominations show on 3CR, Interview Nick did on ABC Radio Tasmania with Melanie Tait, LowkeyThe Death of Neoliberalism’.

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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!

*Update: since we released this episode we’ve done another interview giving an update on the action a few days in – featuring Kelly from the Roominations radio show on homelessness. You can check out that interview – video here and below and also audio only.

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Clips:

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

Toscano 4 Albert Park

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

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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’.

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