Episode 17: Palestine Recognised by the UN, Buy Nothing Until 2013

Posted: December 3, 2012 in Uncategorized
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This image is from Time to Thin the Herd – Black Friday is the biggest shopping day in the U.S.

You can download this episode on MediaFire here.

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’.

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Comments
  1. John says:

    Hello folks,

    this was just brought to my attention this morning, please view!

    We petition the obama administration to:
    Completely divest all support to the apartheid state of Israel

    Peacefully withdraw all support, military, monetary and political, from the apartheid terrorist state of Israel. This state is racist in nature and leads the

    world in its human rights abuses toward the indigenous people of Palestine. Considering the constant establishment of new settlements on stolen land

    built by Israeli citizens, and the open-air concentration camp conditions in which the Israeli military keeps these Palestinian men, women and children,

    without regard to the protests of the majority of the world’s countries, we, the people of the United States can no longer conscience the use of our tax

    dollars to support such inhumane action in our names.

    View and sign the petition here-
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/completely-divest-all-support-apartheid-state-israel/t1DC39Pm?

    utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl

    Good video to view and share on this situation – http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TOaxAckFCuQ

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