Orlando-Vigil

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Nick is joined by Jess Ison to discuss the Orlando massacre and the response from the queer community. We focus primarily on Victoria’s Show of Solidarity for Orlando, including playing a selection of speeches from the event – see the Soundcloud description here for a list of the speakers. You can hear full versions of all of the speeches featured on the episode, as well as a lot more, through Joy FM.

We also discuss Roz Ward, Safe Schools, Nick’s article ‘The Continuum Of Violence: Homophobia Didn’t Start With A Mass Shooting In Orlando’ and language around queer issues.

Finally, with a plebiscite (vote) on same-sex marriage possibly coming up soon in Australia, we discuss queer critiques of same-sex marriage, “homonormativity” and the dangers of the majority voting on minority rights.

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Clips:

War on WomenEffemimania’, A Selection of Speeches from Victoria’s Show of Solidarity for Orlando, Clergy Rebukes Media for Asking Wrong Questions About Amendment One, Daniel Versus the WorldStrange’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a selection of speeches from Victoria’s Show of Solidarity of Orlando, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*This is from Asiel Adan Sanchez’s poem, which is featured on the episode and you can also listen to it through the Joy website.

killcap

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This episode features Nick’s talk ‘Veganarchism’, which explores some links between veganism and anarchism. You can view the PowerPoint for this talk here and it is also embedded below. You can also listen to the full talk and the Q and A after it here. This talk was recorded at the most recent Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference – you can hear other talks from this conference here. For more on veganarchism, see (for example) the pamphlet ‘Veganarchism’, the books Making a Killing and Anarchism and Animal Liberation, and Anthony Nocella’s work.

We also discuss Katie’s articles on the baby boomers and Game of Thrones (follow our blog at progressivepostings.wordpress.com to get email updates on the articles we post there), and Nick being an anarchist “since before pre-K”.

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Clips:

PlasmoEpisode 10: Balance in the Universe’, Colour Me WednesdayCarefree’, Open SlatherMonopoly Sketch’, Nick’s talk ‘Veganarchism’, AJJ ‘Temple Grandin’, American Steel ‘Sons of Avarice’, PlasmoEpisode 10: Balance in the Universe’.

You can listen to a short (5 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick’s talk, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*The title of this episode was inspired by the Against Me! song ‘Baby, I’m an Anarchist!’.

Omid

Refugees inside Nauru Detention Centre stand in solidarity with Omid and say ‘enough’ of the abuse of asylum seekers. Image from smh.com.au

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This episode features a selection of speeches from the Rally to #BringThemHere in Melbourne. This rally took place in light of Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ruling that Manus Island Detention Centre is illegal and Omid, an Iranian refugee, dying after setting himself alight as an act of political resistance. The rally was organised by the Refugee Action Collective (Victoria). You can listen to a full version of all of the speeches from this rally here.

Also covered on the episode is: refugees actively resisting their own oppression inside detention centres; the importance of avoiding nationalism in pro-refugee movements – for more on this, listen to Ezekial Ox’s speech from the Let Them Stay rally; the limitations of the #LetThemStay campaign (which we covered on episodes 125 and 126); and a little bit more on trigger warnings – drawing on an article by Lindy West – we covered trigger warnings on episode 131.

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Clips:

A selection of speeches from the Rally to #BringThemHere, Chumbawamba with MC Fusion from Credit to the Nation ‘Enough is Enough’, Doug StanhopeNationalism’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of a selection of talks from the Melbourne #BringThemHere rally, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

celesteliddle

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This episode features Celeste Liddle’s International Women’s Day Address, recorded at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre. Some of the points her talk covers include:

  • Celeste’s upbringing and how it has informed her politics today.
  • Intersectionality.
  • Women’s liberation is just a start, same with all other causes.
  • We should liberate the most vulnerable rather than trickle down social justice.
  • Choice is linked to privilege.

intersectionality

For more information on this talk and for a recording that includes the whole talk and the Q and A after the talk (covering topics such as education in schools on Indigenous issues, disabilities in Indigenous communities and self-care for Women of Colour), see here. You can also view the text of this talk here.

Be sure to check out Celeste’s blog blackfeministranter.blogspot.com.au, follow her on Twitter @Utopiana and like her Facebook page. You can also hear another talk from Celeste on our 108th episode.

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Clips:

Meagan TrainerNo’, Bob RandallBrown Skin Baby (They Took Me Away)’, Thelma PlumDollar’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Celeste’s talk, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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 (59mins, 44MB).

This episode features Katie’s talk ‘Getting Trigger Happy With Trigger Warnings. Mental Health, (dis)ability And Activism’. The full version of this talk is embedded below and you can also listen to the full version and the Q and A following the talk here. You can access the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here and it is also embedded below. This talk was given at the most recent Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania conference – see the notes for our 108th episode for links to all of the talks from that conference.

This talk is relevant on an on-going basis but we were particularly inspired to put it out on an episode in light of recent comments by Stephen Fry, which criticised trigger warnings, as well as accusing victims of abuse of ‘self-pity’. He has since apologised for (some of) the comments.

Also covered throughout the episode is: content warnings, trigger warnings and free speech, as well as research that (apparently) shows that trigger warnings are counter-productivewe disagree!

Katie couldn’t fit activist burnout into her talk – but check out our 29th episode (featuring the Melbourne Street Medic Collective) and Plan to Thrive for some resources on this topic.

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Clips:

Mary LambertSecrets’, Katie’s talk ‘Getting Trigger Happy With Trigger Warnings. Mental Health, (dis)ability And Activism’ – part 1, Frank TurnerGet Better’, Katie’s talk ‘Getting Trigger Happy With Trigger Warnings. Mental Health, (dis)ability And Activism’ – part 2, Have HeartNo Roses, No Skies’ – (lyrics*CW: self-harm).

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Katie’s talk, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

 

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 (44mins, 36MB).

On this episode we’re joined by Kadri Aavik, a sociologist, as well as a feminist and animal liberation activist. She discusses her article ‘Challenging Sexism while Supporting Speciesism: The Views of Estonian Feminist on Animal Liberation and Its Links to Feminism’, which she co-wrote with Dagmar Kase and published in the Journal for Critical Animal Studies (pages 92-107). For more on Critical Animal Studies, check out our 108th episode, which has links to all of the talks from the 2015 Critical Animal Studies Oceania conference.

Throughout the discussion we touch on links between sexism and animal exploitation – including mentioning the work of Carol Adams. Jess Ison’s talk on Animals Australia’s ‘No Way To Treat a Lady’ campaign includes an analysis of the contribution Adams has made to this field (embedded below).

Also covered throughout the episode is: the importance of animal advocates providing people with practical advice on living vegan (such as our website veganperth.org.au), the Australian government has recognised that the vegan diet is a viable option for all Australians – though the Estonian government doesn’t feel the same way, and we have a further discussion on the issue of population.

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Clips:

LazertitsVBM’, War on WomenPro-Life?’, PunchFeminists Don’t Have a Cow’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion with Kadri, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*Title taken from the Punch song ‘Feminists Don’t Have a Cow’.

safe schools

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On this episode we speak out in defense of Safe Schools, a program designed to increase awareness of queer issues in schools and reduce the bullying faced by queer kids. This program is currently under attack from homophobic, transphobic and all round queerphobic assholes – some of who are politicians such as Senator Cory Bernadi, leading to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull approving an investigation into Safe Schools.

Some things you can do to support Safe Schools:

Also covered on the episode is: further discussion on activism for refugees and on the importance of not just letting them stay but also closing the camps (opposing mandatory detention and offshore processing) in light of Baby Asha being released into community detention for the short term at least, #CrushPlastic and our latest find from the street.

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Clips:

Mary LambertShe Keeps Me Warm’, Julie GoldmanPro-Choice’, Omar OffendumNew Orient’, Anti-Flag ‘Feminism is for Everybody (with a Beating Heart and a Functioning Brain)’.

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