Archive for February, 2018

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On this episode we challenge the Australian government’s claim that tax cuts for business will lead to higher wages for workers. We also discuss concerning government influence over the ABC on this issue (see the Guardian and Media Watch for more on this) and which sector Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull serves, demonstrated by his reversal on the Banking Royal Commission once the banks requested it themselves.

We also discuss the Australian Unions campaign to Change the Rules and bring fairness back.

The episode features a great video from Juice Media on the proposed charity gag law by the Australian government, which we discussed on episode 201. Please watch and share the video here and it is also embedded below. We also encourage people to contact the Labor party to urge them to reject these laws.

Finally, you can hear Nick interviewed on the ABC discussing his article on dogs being considered property under the law. You can hear Nick at 23:20 into this episode of Evenings with Melanie Tait.

Thanks to everyone who put us well over our Crowd Funding target! We’ll be buying a new microphone to improve the sound quality of the show and we’ll also do another video podcast with our new equipment to thank everyone for their support 🙂

Clips:

PropagandhiRock for Sustainable Capitalism’, Mad As HellBusinesses Passing on Profits to Workers?’, The Juice MediaHonest Government Ad, Charity Gag Law’, Tracy ChapmanFast Car’.

Episode title inspired by a quote from Jess Ison.

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Aus police, defending animal abuse

Image from the 5 Day Fast and Justice Camp that we covered on episode 192. This episode features a talk by Nick looking into the state’s role in animal oppression, amongst other topics.

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This episode covers veganism and ethnicity as well as anarchism and animal liberation, featuring a talk by Angela Davis on veganism as revolutionary, a voicemail from “the usual Jon” on Maori veganism and a talk by Nick on why animal liberation is an important anarchist issue.

Check out Nick’s article published on the ABC, covering dog attacks but also broader issues of dogs and other animals being classified as property under the law. We also appreciate any shares on the article via Facebook and Twitter.

Nick’s talk covers some themes touched on in episode 192 regarding police, the state and animal exploitation. You can find links to all of the sources Nick mentioned during the talk in the description for the talk. I’d specifically like to mention the article ‘It’s not easy being young, black, and vegan’ by Odochi Ibe and documentary The Invisible Vegan, both on African-American veganism. Follow @InvisibleVegan on Twitter for updates on the doco.

We play Angela Davis’s talk referred to above as part of the regular segment ‘Angela Davis ALWAYS Makes Sense’ – this time it’s on veganism.

John’s voicemail was originally played on Team Earthling podcast and if any Māori or Pasifika vegans or non-vegans interested in veganism want a forum that’s more aligned with your cultural values, Jon recommends the group “Māori and Pasifika Vegans” on Facebook. For more information on race, class and veganism you can check out a great talk by Javed on this topic (which we played on episode 54) as well as the talk ‘Animal Activism of the Poor in Australia—Is anyone paying attention?’ by Jeanette Carroll.

Here are a bunch of articles, book chapters etc Nick has published recently (must be uni break!):

Nick has also joined the Freedom of Species animal advocacy show on 3CR radio – you can hear him discuss the campaign against horse-drawn carriages in Melbourne here and he’ll be a regular host on the show from now on.

Finally, you can view some pics from the Be Fair Be Vegan demonstration here and below – this was part of the Be Fair Be Vegan ad campaign that we discussed last episode.

This episode is brought to you by Deborah from goveganscotland.com – thanks a lot to Deborah for donating to our Crowdfunding campaign! Deborah recommends people check out the book Fat Gay Vegan: Eat, Drink and Live Like You Give a Sh!t by Sean O’Callaghan.

Please support our Crowd Funding campaign before it closes on February 23!

Clips:

Local Resident Failure ‘Fuck White Pride’, Angela Davis – interview 1972 – talking about revolutionAngela Davis on Veganism, Nick’s talk ‘Why Animal Liberation is an Important Anarchist Issue’, “The usual Jon” on Maori veganism, Dead Prez ‘Be Healthy’.

Invasion Day

Photo of the Invasion Day rally in Melbourne, from: https://www.facebook.com/IAmAboriginal/

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As with our last Social Justice Warrior Happy Hour, on this one we cover a wide range of topics. We start off by giving a recap of the Invasion Day rally in Melbourne, which we promoted on episode 198. You can listen to our recording of a talk from the rally by historian Gary Foley and also check out our 199th episode for discussion on different approaches to Aboriginal activism in Australia.

We also mention Nick’s article ‘Ford’s Attempts to Moderate the CORE of the Civil Rights Movement’, inspired by a recent episode of the podcast Revolutionary Left Radio on the Black Panther Party. There’s a return of the segment ‘Angela Davis ALWAYS Makes Sense’, this time on the Black Panther Party.

The government repression of GetUp! and right-wing conspiracy theories about GetUp! is another topic covered.

We finish the episode by discussing vegans hijacking the #Februdairy campaign from the dairy industry, feminism and dairy, and the Be Fair Be Vegan ad campaign.

We’re over half way towards our Crowd Funding goal – please help us reach our full goal here. Those donating $10 or more can choose which topics we cover on the show this year 🙂

Clips:

NOFXThe Marxist Brothers’, Angela Davis – interview 1972 – talking about revolutionCamp CopeThe Opener’.