Archive for September, 2012

This illustration is by Molly Crabapple.

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We begin this episode by discussing the one year anniversary protests by Occupy Wall Street and the police brutality and arbitrary arrests at this event. We also look at some of the achievements of the Occupy movement by discussing the website There is an interview with artist and activist Carl Scrase, who gives updates on Occupy Melbourne, as well as discussing the #Global Noise event for the Occupy one year anniversary, Real Democracy Australia and the future of the Occupy movement. There is also an update on the new asylum seeker camp on Nauru introduced by the Australian government, a discussion on the project for teen writers that promotes inclusive young adult fiction, Occupy and animal rights, and puppy slaughter in Australia. We also have a return of the segment ‘What you HAVEN’T learnt from the media this week’.

Alternative Media:

Check out your local Occupy (and other Occupy’s!) for lots of alternative media, but here are a couple of Australian Occupy-related forms of alternative media: The Occupied Sydney Morning Herald and Avenue magazine.


Video Nation#S17 2012: One Year of Occupy Wall Street’, Dead Prez ‘We Need a Revolution’, Interview with Carl Scrase from the September 17th episode of RTR 92.1FM Indymedia, Austin Powers, DJ Mydnyt ‘Corporate Network (pull the strings)’, Anti-Flag ‘Underground Network’, Katie and Nick’s Animal Rights Discussion from the September 17th episode of RTR 92.1FM Indymedia, Frank Turner ‘Love, Ire and Song’.

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We start off the episode by analysing the latest changes to asylum seeker policy by the Australian government, as well as their new ad ‘Australia By Boat – No Advantage’ and the report from their “expert” panel. We also discuss how a picture can tell a thousand words about asylum seekers and The Conversation’s report from their expert panel on asylum seekers and their alternative recommendations. We bust myths about those coming by boat being queue jumpers, illegal immigrants, and Australia supposedly taking a large amount of asylum seekers. We also discuss why people get on boats and the good and the bad from the SBS show ‘Go Back to Where You Came From’. Finally, we discuss the good news for Australian journalist Austin Mackell and introduce the new segment ‘What You HAVEN’T Learnt from the Media This Week’. We also encourage people to listen to our interview about animal rights on Team Earthling and the package put together by Karun Cowper from Occupy Perth and Perth Indymedia, which brings you voices from the Refugee Rights Action Network’s convergence to Northam Detention Centre for asylum seekers.

Recommended Reading:

GetUp! Fact Sheet on Australia and Asylum Seekers


Australian Government ‘Australia By Boat – No Advantage’, GhostbustersTheme – Instrumental’, Austin PowersLagwagon from the album ‘Live in a Dive’, Billy Bragg ‘Never Buy the Sun’, Anti-Flag ‘Underground Network’, Hilltop Hoods ‘Speaking in Tongues’.