Archive for December, 2015

tamil eelam

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Nick is joined by Sarah Ross from the Refugee Rights Action Network and Kaliyugan Pathmanathan, Project Coordinator of Tamil Eelam Cricket. Cali had to leave Sri Lanka as a refugee to Australia himself and he co-founded this project in order to create a platform for the Tamil diaspora around the world to participate in national and international cricket competitions and also to bridge the gap between newly arrived Tamils in the local community and the pre-existing Tamil community.

We also discuss the importance of the voices of refugees in the movement for refugees, strategies for effective refugee activism and who is to blame for harsh policies towards asylum seekers?

Cali and Sarah also give some critiques of the counter movement against Reclaim Australia. For more critiques, check out Tad Tietze’s article ‘Tackling Reclaim Australia Requires More than a Good Shirt Fronting: So What to Do?’, Sanmita Verma’s article ‘Why Were Most of the Anti-Reclaim Australia Protestors White?’ and our 97th episode.

We finish by playing some of the panel discussion linking human rights, animal rights and environmentalism – featuring Nick, Sarah and Jeff Hansen from Sea Shepherd. We also discuss attitudes towards animals in human rights movements.

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Clips:

Pussy RiotRefugees In’, Kaliyugan Pathmanathan on Tamil Eelam Cricket, Kaber Vasuki ‘Ulagathin Sondhakaran’, Panel discussion linking human rights, animal rights and environmentalism – featuring Nick, Sarah and Jeff Hansen from Sea Shepherd, M.I.A.Borders’.

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*Quote from the M.I.A. song ‘Borders’, which we finished the episode with.

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cow

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This episode features Nick’s talk ‘The Emotional Lives of Animals – Adrenalin Junkie Orangutans and Individualist Sheep’. This talk is embedded below and you can also listen to the full talk as well as the Q and A afterwards here. You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here (it is also embedded below). This presentation features visuals and links to all of the sources referred to throughout the talk.

Videos from the talk:

We also discuss how central veganism should be to the animal advocacy movement (in reaction to the Q and A following the talk played on this episode), mention Nick’s article on vegan dogs and encourage people to support Vine Sanctuary – check out Jess’s interview with pattrice jones from Vine Sanctuary for more about this sanctuary.

Book Recommendation:

Unlikely Loves by Jennifer S. Holland.

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Clips:

The Smith Street BandWhen I Was a Boy I thought I was a Fish’, LowkeyTell Me Why’, Nick’s talk ‘The Emotional Lives of Animals – Adrenalin Junkie Orangutans and Individualist Sheep’ – PowerPoint for the talk and full version with Q and A, Western AddictionAnimals and Children’.

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flood

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This episode features an interview with Coggo from Melbourne Street Medic Collective on the recent #FloodTheSystem direct action for climate justice. This was an Australian-wide action and Coggo focuses on the Melbourne action, where activists shut down the entrances to Westpac, BHPBilliton and part of the CBD. You can see videos of the action on the No Frontiers Facebook page and Counteract have done a write-up on the event. In the interview with Coggo, he also discusses critiques of climate marches, Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett says he will only tolerate “passive” protests, the importance of direct action and the need for social movements to always encourage people to do more.

stolen land

Pic from @InsurrectNews on Twitter.

Also covered on the episode some analysis of the Paris Climate Agreement, thanks to Alex Whisson and Caroline Smith from RTR92.1FM Indymedia. You can listen to episodes of this show here and you can listen to individual interviews through perthindymedia.net and Soundcloud. You can also read the full Paris Climate Agreement here. There is also some discussion on Malcolm Turnbull’s (in)action on climate change.

We finish the episode with some points on the science show Cosmos and anti-capitalism.

system change

Pic from @InsurrectNews on Twitter.

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Clips:

The LurkersWhose Got a Padlock and Chain?’ – see a video of #FloodTheSystem activists singing this during the action, Indymedia – 14/12/15 episode – with Alex Whisson and Caroline Smith, Interview with Coggo from Melbourne Street Medic Collective, Logic ft Muslimah ‘This is our World’.

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*Quote from the Logic song ‘This is our World’, which we finish the episode with.

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On this episode, which marks four years of the podcast, the focus is on dogs. We play Nick’s talk ‘Black Dogs Don’t Get Adopted – Linking Human Rights and Animal Rights’ (embedded below). This talk looks into some connections between animal rights and human rights issues, using the fact that black dogs are less likely to be adopted as a starting point. For links referred to throughout the talk, see the description on the Soundcloud page.

We also play an interview Nick recently did on the issue of “dangerous” dog breeds and breed specific legislation (embedded below).

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Clips:

FrozenReindeer[s] are better than people’, Nick’s interview on “dangerous” dog breeds, Nick’s talk ‘Black Dogs Don’t Get Adopted – Linking Human Rights and Animal Rights’, Martin Luther King Jr ‘I’m Black and Beautiful’, Myq Kaplan ‘Flags and Lies’ – from the album ‘Vegan Mind Meld’, Dr Jonathan BalcombeOn Animals Valuing Their Lives’ from Animal Voices podcast, Star Fucking Hipsters ‘Empty Lives’.

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