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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 on the 18th February episode 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’.

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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’.

Us with comedian Simon Taylor, who MC’d the reception of our commitment ceremony.

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Our 200th episode special covers the reception of our commitment ceremony. You can see some photos from the night here. You can also listen to us discussing the ceremony part back on episode 100 – we’ve also added a video of our commitment ceremony to the notes of that episode.

The episode features a return of the segment ‘When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense’ – this time on weddings. We also cover bizarre wedding traditions, regular guest (Mother) Theresa’s wedding – you can read more about her wedding on her blog and Offbeat Bride, Crimethinc podcast on anarcha-feminism and celebrating relationships and Alain De Botton’s book Religion for Atheists.

After our atheist “wedding”, Nick had a religious conversion.

Thanks a lot to (Mother) Theresa for supporting our Crowd Funding campaign! We appreciate any further support here – supporters can choose the topics we cover on the show the rest of the year. You can also read our story of why we started the podcast on Chuffed.

Charlie the Super Dog got his own introduction to the song below.

Clips:

Me First and the Gimme GimmesWho Put the Bomp’, Steven Merchant from the stand-up show ‘Hello Ladies’, Crimethinc podcast episode 28, Ricky Gervais podcast, Ricky Gervais Show ‘Season 3, Episode 4’, Portlandia on alternative weddings, Whitest Kids U’ Know ‘Super Dog’, That Mitchell and Webb Look s03e03 ‘Best Man Wedding Speech’, Kool & The GangCelebration’, Nerina PallotGeek Love’.

Image from greens.org.au

You can listen to this episode above and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to this episode on StitcherCyber Ears or download it on Archive.org (60mins, 51MB).

This episode features the talk ‘Experimental Utopias and Social Change: Examples from Australian Non-Hegemonic Activism’ by Dr Theresa Petray and Nick on “just do it” activism in Aboriginal and animal social movements. You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here and it is also embedded below. You can read our journal article on this topic here. This talk was given at a TASA (The Australian Sociological Association) conference – you can hear a recap of this conference on episode 151.

Theresa also joins Nick for the rest of the episode, giving updates on the campaigns for Indigenous Recognition, touching on the Uluru statement, Constitutional Recognition and the article ‘White politicians won’t give us anything willingly. We need collective power’ by Nayuka Gorrie.

Finally, we give some updates on Invasion Day, which we covered last episode #198.

Book recommendation:

No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein.

Thanks to Deborah from Go Vegan Scotland and everyone who helped us get to the first goal of our Crowd Funding campaign! We have now retired our “mic stand” of board games and bought a new actual mic stand 🙂 Please help us reach our full goal to help us also buy a new microphone and you can choose the topics we cover on the show in 2018! You can support our campaign here.

Clips:

Yothu YindiTreaty’ (Original Version), Laura Murphy-Oates on The FeedIndigenous Recognition: How did this debate go off the rails?’, The talk ‘Experimental Utopias and Social Change: Examples from Australian Non-Hegemonic Activism’ by Dr Theresa Petray and Nick, Akala ‘Fire in the Booth – part 1’, Local Resident Failure ‘Where the Bloody Hell Are Ya?’, World/Inferno Friendship SocietyCanonize Philip K. Dick, OK?’.

Image from the Juice Media’s Australia Day (Piracy parody) video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UytdM-x3cv4

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This episode features journalist, trade unionist and Indigenous rights activist Celeste Liddle discussing Invasion Day. This talk was recorded at the 2017 Invasion Day protest in Melbourne. You can listen to audio of this entire event here. We encourage everyone in Australia to go along to an Invasion Day/Survival Day event in your city this year (details below) – you can find more details about the Melbourne event here.

In our discussion on Invasion Day, we also discuss the radio station Triple J changing the date of their hottest 100. If you’d like to hear more about Invasion Day, you can listen to our 22nd episode.

This episode also features our first vodcast where we promote our new Crowd Funding campaign. Those supporting this campaign can choose the topics we cover on the show in 2018! Please support our campaign here.

We also play the final part of our discussion with designer and anthropologist Michael Palmyre, who is a part of the design initiative How Might We Do Good. This section of the discussion covers science, social media, the limitations of “green” capitalism, and individual versus structural solutions to inequality. This discussion is elaborating on points from Mike’s talk ‘Are We Using Design to Make the World a Less Valuable Place?’ which we played on episode 196 and also discussed further on episode 197.

Clips:

Local Resident FailureWhere the Bloody Hell Are Ya?’, Aamer RahmanAustralia Day’, Chants from the rally and speech by Celeste Liddle from the Invasion Day 2017 protest in Melbourne, Video for our Crowd Funding campaign: ‘Support our Podcast and choose the topics we cover in 2018!’, Bomb the Music IndustryStand There Until You’re Sober’, Kev CarmodyThou Shalt Not Steal’.

A slide from Mike’s talk which is discussed on this episode, with the caption explaining the audience’s reaction.

You can listen to this episode above and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to this episode on StitcherCyber Ears or download it on Archive.org (48mins, 37MB).

This episode features designer and anthropologist Michael Palmyre who elaborates on some of the themes touched on in his talk ‘Are We Using Design to Make the World a Less Valuable Place?’. This talk was played on our last episode, #196.

More specifically, the discussion covers: the reaction to the talk, especially because it featured “the c word”; questioning whether economic growth really make our lives better; slavery and capitalism; the books Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There; Star Wars and the military industrial complex; mental health and capitalism; and Cracked on apocalyptic movies, zombies and vampires.

The final part of our discussion with Mike is played on episode 198.

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Clips:

Local Resident FailureThe Opener’, Bill Hicks ‘Vs the Audience 2’ from the album ‘Flying Saucer Tour Vol 1’, Does economic growth really make our lives better? Anthropologist Jason Hickel says it’s killing us, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality in The Sims 3: Chapter 18.

*Title inspired by a quote from the movie Dodgeball, coz we’re that highbrow!

Michael Palmyre giving his talk ‘Are We Using Design to Make the World a Less Valuable Place?’, which is featured on this episode.

You can listen to this episode above and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to this episode on StitcherCyber Ears or download it on Archive.org (64mins, 46MB).

This episode features a talk by designer and anthropologist Michael Palmyre: ‘Are We Using Design to Make the World a Less Valuable Place?’. You can watch this talk here and it is also embedded below.

We’re also joined by Mike for an additional discussion on some background for the talk, the importance of challenging dominant narratives and ideologies, and the all-important Sydney versus Melbourne debate.

This discussion continues on episodes 197 and 198, focusing on reactions to the talk and elaborating on some of the themes covered.

If you like what you hear, please support the show!

Clips:

MarthaPrecarious (The Supermarket Song)’, Michael PalmyreAre We Using Design to Make the World a Less Valuable Place?’, Gil-Scot Heron ‘New York is Killing Me’.