Archive for August, 2013

The image above is from Stop the Arms Fair

This episode has been released in two parts. You can listen to both parts of this episode and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes here and you can also listen to both parts on Cyber Ears here. You can also download part 1 on Archive.org here (58MB) and part 2 on Media Fire here (49MB).

On part one of this episode we are joined by Kirsten Bayes from Stop the Arms Fair! who discusses Occupy vs the Arms Fair (September 8th in London), Australians stopping arms fairs, how you can take action against arms dealers regardless of where in the world you live, queer issues and arms dealers, and animals and war. We also introduce the new segment ‘What you HAVE learnt from Adbusters this week’, discussing issue 109 which has articles on planned obsolescence and riding bikes. In this segment we talk about Jeremy’s finds from the streetbike traffic jams in London, and gender and cycling, drawing on an article by Stevie from Team Earthling and a Critical Transit episode. We also talk about sex toys and light globes (which is more exciting?) and the importance of reading.

We finish part two of the episode by discussing the role of soldiers in war, drawing on the book 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military. Before this, we take an in-depth look into Chelsea Manning’s (formerly Bradley Manning) coming out as trans and imprisonment. In this discussion we cover using the correct pronouns to refer to her, Andrew Bolt being an asshole, writing letters to Chelsea, being trans in prison, how to be a trans ally, a great flyer on combating hate crimes from Camden LGBT Forum and staying safe without police.

Other topics covered in part two of the episode include: Silent Raging blog and podcast, visiting the Ecuadorian embassy where Assange is, Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda detained to intimidate journalists, the Propaganda exhibition in London, The Book of Mormon, Eric McElroy’s comedy, Australia has committed 143 violations of international law, refugee rights rallies in Melbourne and elsewhere around Australia, the book Walden Two, vegan restaurants in London – including Loving Hut Camden, Manna Cuisine and 222 Veggie Vegan – see Happy Cow to find vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants all around the world – anything can be vegan!

This episode is brought to you by “ACT Amy”. Thanks a lot to Amy for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor and episode too!

Book Recommendation:

Addicted to War by Joel Andreas.

Clips (part 1):

Lowkey ‘Hand on your Gun’, Sweeney Todd ‘There’s No Place Like London’, Lowkey ‘Dear England’, Lowkey ‘My Soul’, The Story of Stuff (Consumption), Foeknawledge ‘Knowledge is Key’, Our interview with Kirsten Bayes from Stop the Arms Fair!, Britney Spears ‘Oops I did it Again’, Rise Against ‘Hero of War’.

Clips (part 2):

Jeffery Lewis ‘Big A, Little A’, Austin PowersTrue Blood, Happy Birthday in teo reo – thanks to “the usual Jon”, Flight of the Conchords ‘Season 1’, Morrisey on Jonathan Ross, That Mitchell and Webb Sound – Series 3 ‘Anything can be Music’, ‘Anything can be Vegan’, True Blood ‘Season 1, Episode 2’, Lowkey ‘Skit 6’ – speech by Mike PrysnerAnti-Flag ‘You’ve got to Die for the Government’.

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The image above is from The Disorder of Things. *Shamelessly stolen from the awesome Rap News.

Listen to this episode and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes here. You can also listen to this episode on Cyber Ears here or download it on MediaFire here (43MB).

This episode is all about Bradley Manning, Julian Assange and Wikileaks. We start off the episode by discussing Bradley Manning’s trial, drawing on the Guardian and BradleyManning.org. We point out that there have been no deaths due to Manning’s leaks, yet Manning faces a long time in prison, even though those whose crimes he exposed face no charges. We then discuss Wikileaks more generally, analysing the documentary We Steal Secrets, drawing on a review of the documentary by Chris Hedges and corrections on the movie from Wikileaks – these corrections also dispute Nick Davies account of the allegations against Assange.

We also discuss Edward Snowden being granted asylum in Russia, the Conversation’s election fact checker including Bob Carr’s incorrect claim that asylum seekers make up 20% of Australia’s immigration program, the media and others demonising oppressed groups, fighting against all forms of oppression, Vegan Pedicab and Critical Transit podcasts, Australia’s repressive policies towards those coming here by boat harm queer people specifically, as was pointed out by Amnesty International and also at a rally in Melbourne, silence over Manning’s imprisonment from some big gay rights groups but Manning is runner-up as the 2013 San Francisco Gay Pride Grand Marshall.

This episode is brought to you by “the usual Jon”. Thanks a lot to Jon for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor and episode too!

Clips:

The Colbert ReportBradley Manning’, Rap News ‘Episode XIII: A News Hope’, Jamie KilsteinDear Army’, CNNNN ‘Series 2, Episode 4’, We Steal Secrets, Lowkey ‘Skit 1’ – speech by Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr, John Pilger interviewed on ABC Radio, Austin PowersTrue BloodJello BiafraGo Down on me Moses’, Vegan Pedicab podcast ‘Episode 5’, Sound Scene Revolution ‘Interview with Leftover Crack’, Charlie the Super Dog, Peep Show (Series 4, episode 3), The Stic ‘Healthy Living’, Lowkey ‘Hand on your Gun’, Lowkey ‘Million Man March’.