Archive for December, 2012

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This episode gives practical advice on how to live vegan, including eating healthy without any animal products and also other actions we can take for animals beyond diet. We play Nick’s talk ‘Living Healthy and Cruelty-Free’ from the 2012 Cruelty Free Festival. You can view the powerpoint for this talk here and you can view the article based on this talk, with links to further information, here. We also discuss some of our favourite meals and smoothiesvegan products, the new four food groups, exercising, NoMeatAthlete.com, the CD ‘The Workout’ by Stic from Dead Prez, Living Vegan magazine, and The Vegan Easy Challenge. Before we get onto the practical aspects of living a healthy vegan lifestyle, we play Nick’s interview and discuss Lyn MacLaren’s comment on live export, the number of animals in Australia killed in live export compared to in other industries – as was done on the Team Earthling podcast, plus dairy, eggs and honey.

Other issues covered on the episode include FBI repression of the Occupy movement and other social movements, Nick’s Twitter fight with Scot MacDonald – Liberal Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, the South African government makes support for Israel boycott its official policy, and the Idle No More movement.

Book Recommendation:

Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World by Bob and Jenna Torres

Clips:

Scott Pilgrim, Henya ManiaVegan Style – Gangnam Style Parody’, Dimitris KotsovolosOppan Chomsky Style’, Live export story by Henri Neelson from Edith Cowan University – features an interview with Nick Pendergrast, Stephen Colbert on Temple Grandin, Good Clean FunVegan Revolution Draft Dodger’, A Cow’s “Sophie’s Choice” – 25.00-26.00 of Melanie Joy’s talk on Carnism, Peep Show ‘Series 4, Episode 5’, Noam ChomskyThe Emerging Framework of World Power’, Nick Pendergrast ‘Living Healthy and Cruelty-Free’, Austin PowersCNNNNPeep Show ‘Series 3, Episode 6’, The Stic ‘Healthy Living’, The Stic ‘Runner’s High’, Peep Show ‘Series 4, Episode 2’, Bee Movie, Against Me!Baby, I’m an Anarchist!’, The Stic ‘Healthy Living’, Scott Pilgrim.

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This episode gives some political new year’s resolutions. The “new year’s revolutions” we promote are: 1. Challenge full-time work to allow more time for other things like art and activism. We have an interview with Boudicca Cerese from CSG Free Northern Rivers on the issue of coal seam gas mining and ongoing protests in New South Wales, Australia. 2. Play KillCapcombining gaming and activism – from Adbusters. 3. Go Vegan for reasons such as the complex lives of farm animals and opposing animal slaughter. We also encourage people who are already vegan to do vegan mentoring and change to Cruelty Free Super. 4. Move away from car use. 5. Buy less shit. 6. Question capitalism and think about alternatives – check out the website Audio for a Revolution for heaps of anti-capitalist sources.

We also cover: the article In Defense of New Year’s Resolutions, B’s really nice review of our podcast, supposed “terrorist” Tame Iti paints the front cover of New Zealand Geographic, E-readers and government snooping, Zenhabits.net and Feminist Disney.

Clips:

The Lawrence Arms ‘Eighteen Inches’, Shayne Hunter from Occupy Art Lab, Interview with Boudicca Cerese on Perth Indymedia – conducted by Nick Pendergrast, The Smith Street Band ‘What’s Changed’, Peep Show ‘Series 4, Episode 5’, Los Fastidios ‘Animal Liberation’, Austin Powers, AbdominalPedal Pusher’, Anti-FlagThe Consumer’s Song’, Peep Show ‘Series 3, Episode 5’, Austin Powers, The Black Eyed PeasWhere is the Love?’.

*We apologise that there is some background noise in the first two minutes – this all goes away after these first two minutes 🙂  Also please ignore Katie’s coughing and sniffles!

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This episode covers the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), which is a corporate power tool of the 1% that has problems such as secrecy and a lack of transparency, and has also been linked to U.S. interests. On this show we have a great interview with journalist, lawyer and activist Edward Miller live from a rally against the TPPA in Aotearoa (New Zealand), where the TPPA negotiations are taking place. Unfortunately there was police brutality at this rally – see here for an update on this brutality that we didn’t cover on the show. We also discuss free movement for money rather than people and neoliberal globalisation generally. There is some discussion on environmental issues including: 4 degrees of global warming, art for the environment, buying junk at Christmas time, the environmental impact of internet use, ecosearch.org, envirosearch.org and The Species Barrier podcast. Other issues covered are the social benefits of libraries (email the author at rwil2924@uni.sydney.edu.au for a copy of this article), speciesism, Caitlin Moran’s idiotic comment and intersectionality (this time on the links between different forms of oppression amongst humans).

Book Recommendation:

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

Clips:

Leftover Crack ‘Super Tuesday’, CNNNN ‘Series 1, Episode 2’, Noam ChomskyDiscussion on Globalization’, It’s Our Future ‘What is the TPPA?’, Interview with Edward Miller on Perth Indymedia – conducted by Karun Cowper from Occupy Perth and Perth Indymedia, CNNNNAustin PowersPeep Show ‘Series 3, Episode 1’, Leftover Crack ‘Gay Rude Boys Unite’.

This image is from Time to Thin the Herd – Black Friday is the biggest shopping day in the U.S.

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We open the episode (which marks one year of our show!) with some good news for Palestine, which has been recognised by the United Nations. We also look at which countries supported Palestine and which didn’t, including Australia, and how wealthy these countries are. On Palestine, we also cover calls for Holocaust studies to be compulsory in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the recent Rally for Gaza in Perth, organised by Friends of Palestine Western Australia. There is also a discussion on speciesism (discrimination based on species), intersectionality (links between different forms of oppression) and coalition building (making alliances betwen different social movements), and 99% of Australians being opposed to animal cruelty. We cover some environmental issues, such as the importance of buying second-hand books or borrowing from libraries (which also have social benefits), population growth in the Amazon, Growthbusters and The Species Barrier podcast. We have a return of the segment ‘When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense’, this time on Christmas. We finish the episode by talking about Black Friday zombies and the challenge to Buy Nothing Until 2013 – see articles on this here and here, and how to celebrate Christmas in a way that has less environmental impact, such as having a donation in your name to organisations like Pop Offsets as presents.

We encourage everyone to listen to our interview on the great podcast Politicized! You can listen to part one on links between human rights and animal rights here and part two on similarities between Australian and U.S. politics, refugees and feminism here.

Clips:

Al Jazeera ‘Palestinians Celebrate Status Upgrade at UN’, Michael Heart ‘We Will Not Go Down’, Peep Show (series 4, episode 1), Package from Rally for Gaza in Perth – recorded and edited by Nick Pendergrast, That Mitchell and Webb Look (series 3, episode 6), The U.S. Office ‘Season 6, Episode 11’, Growthbusters ‘Hooked on Growth: Find the Cure’, Ricky Gervais podcast with Karl Pilkington ‘The Podfather Part III – Christmas’, The Smith Street Band ‘I Want Friends’.