Episode 137: Why Vote When They’re All Fucked? Anarchism and Voting

Posted: June 27, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Howard Zinn

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On this episode, we weigh up the pros and cons of voting, from an anarchist perspective. For our previous episode on this topic, check out episode 36 (part two).

Also covered throughout the episode is: why we’re anarchists, how anarchist ideas have widespread traction in society, elections as theatre, Aotearoa Anarchist Review on the Greens, the state and violence, and Sammy J’s Playground Politics.

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Clips:

The ChaserThey’re All Fucked’, NewstopiaEpisode 1’, Aamer RahmanWhy I’m Not Voting’, The Chaser’s Election DeskEpisode 2’, Chumbawamba ‘Mr Heseltine Meets His Public’, Scott LudlamThanks to You, the Opposition’, Morrissey ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion on anarchy and voting, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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  1. […] Episode 137: Why Vote When They’re All Fucked? Anarchism and Voting […]

  2. […] This episode features politics professor Jason Brownlee on the US election. This is a continuation of our discussion with Jason from episode 146. This time we discuss: will Clinton’s policies move to the left as a result of the popularity of Sanders? Or is she just pandering (or Sandering :p)? Clinton versus Trump on abortion rights; the importance of alternative ideas from minor parties; third party candidates and dividing the progressive vote; problems with the US electoral system; and anarchism and voting. […]

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