Archive for June, 2015

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On this episode we’re joined by Dr Tim Dymond who speaks about Unionists for Refugees and APHEDA – the Australian Council of Trade Union’s overseas humanitarian aid program.

We also discuss the recent racially-motived terrorist attack in South Carolina and link the language used by the shooter to the racist Reclaim Australia movement in Australia. We also take on Reclaim Australia’s hijacking of progressive causes and their fake “concern” for feminism, animal rights and queer rights – you can share our meme on this (below) on Facebook and Twitter.

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See links above to share this meme around on Facebook and Twitter

Other stuff covered on the episode is: call in culture versus call out culture, who is to blame for animal exploitation?, and we read out a tweet (embedded below) which debunks the idea of being socially progressive but economically conservative.

We also promote our very first Progressive Podcast Australia meet up. This will be on Wednesday 8th of July at 6.30pm at the vegan restaurant Smith & Daughters – 175 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne. RSVP by the 3rd of July through the Facebook event page or by emailing us at progressivepodcast@gmail.com.

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Clips:

Mr GrevisThe Refugee Song’, Interview with Dr Tim Dymond, The Awful TruthStrikebreakers’, Colour Me Wednesday(I’m Not Coming to Your) BBQ’, Less than JakeHopeless Case’, PropagandhiThe Only Good Fascist Is A Very Dead Fascist’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our interview with Dr Tim Dymond, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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On this episode Nick looks into the forced closure of Aboriginal communities in Australia. He interviews Bella Bropho about the recent police invasion of the Aboriginal refugee camp at Matagarup in Perth, which is providing a haven for people losing their homes as a result of these closures.

A speech by Damion Hunter [aka King Brown] (embedded below), an actor, rapper, writer and activist, is also featured on the episode – covering the forced closure of Aboriginal communities.

There is also some of Dr Cornel West’s recent talk (embedded below), where he linked the ongoing oppression of Indigenous people in Australia to racism in the United States.

Other stuff covered on the episode is: what you can do to stand up against the forced closure of Aboriginal communities (thanks to the Facebook page Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Australia), racism in Western attitudes towards Chinese dog slaughter and a plug for Perth Indymedia.

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Clips:

Briggs ‘Bad Apples’, Our Interview with Bella Bropho, Rap News#31: The EuroDiVision Contest – feat. Merkel, Žižek & IMF’, King Brown Protests Kirribili House, Dr Cornel West on the Ongoing Oppression of Aboriginal People in Australia, Run The Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha ‘Close Your Eyes (And Count to F**k)’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features our interview with Bella Bropho and an introduction from Nick, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*This quote is taken from the Facebook page Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Australia.

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Nick is joined by Dr Matthew Rimmer, a Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation Law, who takes on the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015. This proposed Bill has support from both the government and the “opposition” Labor party and it has troubling implications for civil liberties and online freedom. Email Labor politicians to encourage them to oppose the Bill.

During the episode Nick encourages people to sell or give away stuff they’re no longer using for environmental and human rights reasons. He also promotes the new Australian sketch show Open Slather.

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Clips:

Open SlatherHome of Thrones’ – from ‘Series 1, Episode 3’, SmooveThe Revolution Will Be Televised’, Open Slather ‘Series 1, Episode 3’, Our interview with Dr Matthew Rimmer, Bad ReligionUnacceptable’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our interview with Dr Matthew Rimmer, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*The title of the episode is taken from a quote from Dr Matthew Rimmer, where he described the Copyright Bill and the associated report as ‘love letters to Foxtel and News Corp’.

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We’re joined by Malou Logan, vice chairperson of Gabriela Australia, who discusses the campaign to free Mary Jane Veloso. Veloso is a Filipina worker who was arrested and sentenced to death for allegedly smuggling heroin into Indonesia. She has been in Indonesian prison since 2010 and has recently had her execution delayed. Logan makes the case that 5 years in prison is more than enough punishment for Veloso.

We also discuss the article ‘7 Things People Who Say They’re Fiscally Conservative But Socially Liberal Don’t Understand’ by Greta Christina, welfare and anarchism, and thank Will Potter for promoting our show on his site GreenIsTheNewRed.com.

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Image from druglibrary.org (full link given below).

We finish the episode by going through some listener feedback on episode 97 and making the case for the legalisation of all recreational drugs, considering illegal drugs kill less people (see pic above) and are less harmful (see pic below) than alcohol.

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Image from economist.com (full link given above).

This episode is brought to you by “Star Fucking Sebastian”. He recommends people check out the book Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy. If you want to know more about situationism, check out the book and/or read or listen to Crimethinc – coz we’re no help with this on the episode! Thanks a lot to Sebastian for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Clips:

System of a DownPrison Song’, Interview with Malou Logan, Austin Powers, PropagandhiAnd We Thought Nation States Were a Bad Idea’, Bill HicksDrugs Are Bad’ and ‘Religion / Drugs’, David DonderoNew Berlin Wall’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our interview with Malou Logan, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.