Archive for January, 2021

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We discuss violence and the state, as well as bringing you some speeches from the Invasion Day rally in Melbourne – Kulin Nations.

One thing we didn’t do was define the state but what we are talking about there is not just the government but also the police, prison system, court system etc. We discuss the broader definition of violence in the context of family violence and whether or not it can be applied to the state generally and prisons specifically.

The speeches we play from Invasion Day are by Greens politician Lidia Thorpe and historian Gary Foley. This audio is from 3CR Community Radio and you can listen to the full rally via the 3CR website.

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AB Original with Thelma PlumI C U’, Invasion Day recording from 3CR Community Radio, The Juice Media: Honest Government Ad ‘Cashless Welfare Card’, Ramshackle GloryExploration of Coercion in Everyday Life’.

The episode title is taken from this album from The Lawrence Arms.

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We discuss the constant tension in activism and life generally of feeling like you’re not doing enough versus way too much. We also cover advice on getting on top of your email inbox, playing the metaphorical keyboard and nonsensical analogies about call out culture.

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Us saying fuck off to 2020. If you haven’t already had enough of 2020, you can check out a bunch of comedy recaps of the year, such as The War on 2020 by The Chaser (YouTube), Death to 2020 by the Black Mirror creators (Netflix), Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell Pagan Holiday Special (ABC iview) and The Yearly With Charlie Pickering 2020 (ABC iview).
  • Listen to Nick’s 3CR Summer Special ‘Music for Change’ on Sunday 10 January 2021, 1-2pm Melbourne/AEST time – listen in live via 3cr.org.au.
  • The health risks of drinking alcohol even at low levels – see breastcancer.org and the video below for more on this. This discussion on alcohol is a continuation from our discussion on the topic on episode 254.

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Clips:

Malcolm Tucker: “I’ve got a to-do list…” – from The Thick Of It, The Lawrence ArmsI’ll Take What’s In The Box, Monty’, Blackadder ‘Series 4Series 4Series 4’, LowkeyIn My Lifetime’, Frank TurnerMy Kingdom For A Horse’.

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