The Time magazine cover we discuss on the episode.

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On this episode, which happens to fall on International Podcast Day, we show how up-to-date we are with current events by discussing writer bell hooks calling Beyonce a terrorist (like 10 years ago). We also discuss an analysis of this by Hillary Crosley Coker and the website Beyonce set up What is Pretty?. These debates between different waves of feminism are relevant in light of our ongoing discussions about sex work. You can hear more from bell hooks on the podcast Politically Reactive, which we highly recommend!

The episode also features a talk from Jess Ison challenging the idea that wearing high heels is capitulating to the patriarchy. This talk is from the Femme panel discussion from the most recent Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference. If you’d like to hear more from Jess, she has been on our podcast a bunch of times plus also listen in to her recent talk ‘Prisons, animal abuse registries, and animal liberation: A critique of punitive measures’.

Jess speaking on the femme panel.

Finally, there’s also a discussion on the show ‘War on Waste’ and Katie’s message to local coffee shops, inspired by the #BYOCoffeeCup campaign from this show. If you’re in Australia, you can watch this show on iView, if you’re anywhere else, you can see parts of it on Youtube.

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Clips:

Bad Cop, Bad CopAmputations’, Lowkey ft. Crazy Haze & Mai Khalil ‘Terrorist’, Billy BraggKing Tide and the Sunny Day Flood’, Jess Ison from the Femme panel discussion, Beyonce ‘Pretty Hurts’ – film clip and clip with lyrics, The IT Crowd ‘Series 1, Episode 2’ – Jen’s new shoes.

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Our friendly neighbourhood brothel.

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On this episode we discuss Nick’s trip to our friendly neighbourhood brothel and reflect on our evolving views on sex work generally.

For more on sex work, you can listen to our previous episodes on the topic here (we’d particular recommend our interview with Jane Green and Cameron Cox, who are both sex workers). We also recommend the show You Can’t Ask That: Sex Workers and the article ‘Let’s not abolish sex work. Let’s abolish all work’.

Nick recently attended the ‘Development for Species: Animals in society, animals as society’ conference. You can listen to Nick’s talk from this conference: ‘Intersectionality, Integrationist Social Change and PETA’s Animal Advocacy’ – audio, PowerPoint.

On the episode we also read some of an article from the Chaser Quarterly on male feminists.

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Clips:

M.I.A.Bad Girls’ – inspired by Manal al-Sharif; Bad Cop, Bad CopI’m Done’; Silicon Valley ‘Series 4, Episode 7’ – ‘Erlich Bachman Mansplaining’.

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This episode features the panel discussion ‘Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan’. The speakers are:

  • Alasdair Hynd, a PhD student of revolutionary movements in the Middle East, specialising in the Arab Spring and the Kurdish struggle.
  • Zerebar Karimi, a Kurdish-Australian trade union organiser based in Adelaide, local and overseas agitator for a stateless society in Rojava.
  • David K (facilitating), Melbourne-based anarchist, author of ‘Anarchism in Istanbul’ and ‘Yabanci Capulling – an Australian anarchist in Gezi Riots’.

The first part of this discussion was played last episode #182. You can also hear more about the Rojava Revolution on our 72nd episode. Crimethinc podcast also covered this on episodes 36 and 39.

Also covered on the episode is: some listener feedback on Men’s Referral Service and addressing violence against women, which we covered on episode 161.

TV show recommendation: The Handmaid’s Tale.

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Clips:

Pussy Riot ‘Straight Outta Vagina’; PropagandhiLess Talk, More Rock’ – if anyone is interested, I recommend this article about this album from noisey.vice.com: 20 Years Ago, Propagandhi Antagonized the Punk Scene with ‘Less Talk, More Rock’; Panel discussion ‘Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan’; Garfunkel and OatesThe Loophole’.

Image from undercoverinfo.wordpress.com

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This episode features the panel discussion ‘Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan’. The speakers are:

  • Alasdair Hynd, a PhD student of revolutionary movements in the Middle East, specialising in the Arab Spring and the Kurdish struggle.
  • Zerebar Karimi, a Kurdish-Australian trade union organiser based in Adelaide, local and overseas agitator for a stateless society in Rojava.
  • David K (facilitating), Melbourne-based anarchist, author of ‘Anarchism in Istanbul’ and ‘Yabanci Capulling – an Australian anarchist in Gezi Riots’.

 

We play the rest of this discussion next episode #183. It was recorded at the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair. Nick spoke at this event with Jess Ison on Anarchism and Animal Liberation – you can listen to this talk here. Nick also attended the session ‘What Would an Anarchist Society Look Like?’ – pics from this session are below.

We finish the episode with some listener feedback on anarchism and disability (check out our episode on the related topic of anarchism and welfare), an update on our episode on ethical superannuation and mention the Blackish episode on the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Clips:

NOFXThe Marxist Brothers’, Panel discussion ‘Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan’, Bad Cop, Bad CopWomanarchist’.

Out of all the bizarre conspiracy theories out there, the theory that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is comedian Bill Hicks, is definitely one of them.

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This episode features technobrarian Luc Brien from Libsaurus on a wide range of conspiracy theories including Alex Jones is Bill Hicks, Finland is a made up country, 9/11 was an inside job and GMOs are evil. Luc finishes the episode with some tips for how to stop spreading fake news. This episode is a continuation of the discussion on fake news from last episode #180.

You can listen to Luc’s talk on this topic here. This talk is from the 2017 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference – see the notes of our 179th episode for links to all of the talks from this conference.

Check out the James Cook University Fake News Guide and Luc’s recommended songs about fake news!

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Clips:

The Living EndTabloid Magazine’, Info Wars ‘Child Slave Colony On Mars!’, Nine Inch NailsSurvivalism’.

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This episode features technobrarian Luc Brien from Libsaurus on what fake news is, why it is promoted and its dangers. This discussion continues next episode #181.

Luc giving his talk on fake news.

You can listen to Luc’s talk on this topic here. This talk is from the 2017 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference – see the notes of our 179th episode for links to all of the talks from this conference.

Check out the James Cook University Fake News Guide and Luc’s recommended songs about fake news!

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Clips:

Katy Perry featuring Skip MarleyChained to the Rhythm’, Media WatchABC Media Watch calls out Channel Nine for plagiarising Outback newspaper’, Last Week Tonight with John OliverScientific Studies’, Faithless ‘Mass Destruction’.

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Nick is joined by Luc Brien, former host of Team Earthling (or “Tearthling”) animal rights podcast, to give a recap of the 2017 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania conference. The episode features a talk from this conference, Esther Alloun: Intersectionality And Its Discontents: Animal Politics In Palestine-Israel. You can listen to the Q and A from this talk here. You can listen to all of the talks from this conference here and each talk is also listed individually below (at the bottom of the show notes for this episode). Thanks to VeganSci for helping out with these recordings!

Also discussed on this episode is activism against horse-drawn carriages in Melbourne as part of the conference. For photos, tweets, posts etc from the conference, check out #ICASOceania2017 on Twitter and Facebook. In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania. You can also listen to a recap of last year’s ICAS Oceania conference, as well as see links to all of the talks from this conference, on episode 152 of our podcast.

If you’re in Melbourne, come along to the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair! We’ll have an ICAS stall there all day (10am-6pm, 12th August, Brunswick Town Hall) and Nick will be speaking about anarchy and animals with Jess Ison at 5pm: Facebook event page.

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Clips:

ChumpedUnion Square’, Esther Alloun: Intersectionality And Its Discontents: Animal Politics In Palestine-Israel, 10 Foot PollRachel Corrie’.

Talks from the conference (alphabetised by the speaker’s first name):

Adam Cardilini: Establishing a multidisciplinary vegan research agenda to accelerate animal liberation.

Anarchist Black Cross Melbourne: The Importance of Writing to Political Prisoners.

Belinda Bos: What Does Health At Every Size Mean For Vegan Activism?

Dan Kidby: Speciesist to the Core: Legal Rights and Rationality.

Esther Alloun: Intersectionality And Its Discontents: Animal Politics In Palestine-Israel – played on this episode.

Esther Alloun and Guy Scotton: Q and A.

Guy Scotton: Species, Contract And Domination.

Jess, Nick, Naty and Cee: Femme Panel – Jess’s part is played on episode 185.

Katie Batty: How human overpopulation impacts other animals and what you can do about it – audio, PowerPoint.

Kirsten Leiminger: Mind Your Own Body Business.

Lara Drew: Radical Adult Learning From Below: The Learning Processes of Direct Action Animal Activists.

Luc Brien: Who’s Fake News? You’re Fake News! Media and Information Literacy in Activist Spaces – Luc discusses this topic on episodes 180 and 181.

Nick Pendergrast: ‘They’re calling me a terrorist’ (but they probably shouldn’t): The Social Construction of “Eco-Terrorism” – audio, PowerPoint – played on episode 186.

Nick Pendergrast, Lara Drew and Jess Ison: Veganism, Colonialism and Single Issue Campaigns – you can see Nick’s “pretty” drawing referred to during this workshop here.

Sy Woon: Speciesism – and Inherent Barriers to Ethical Changes and Animal Advocacy – in the Veterinary Industry.

Tara Ward: Licence to kill: how Australia’s new wildlife laws threaten animals and democracy.

Yamini Narayanan: Cow Protectionism And Indian Animal Advocacy, The Fracturing And Fusing Of Social Movements.

*If any of the speakers would like any changes to the way you or your talk is described, or would like any edits to the audio of your talk, or would like to send us your PowerPoint so we can link to it, please contact us.