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Image from @traceywithhope on Twitter.

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This episode covers how we’re voting *updated list here* in the upcoming election (feel free to contact us with any suggested changes):

Senate:
1. Socialist Alliance
2. Australian Progressives
3. The Greens
4. Australian Sex Party
5. Pirate Party
6. Drug Law Reform

House of Representatives:
1. HODGINS-MAY Steph – The Greens
2. McKENZIE-KIRKBRIGHT Levi – Drug Law Reform
3. VON DOUSSA Henry – Marriage Equality
4. DANBY Michael – Australian Labor Party
5. SMYTH Robert Millen – Animal Justice Party
6. HOLLAND Peter – Independent
7. GUEST Owen – Liberal
8. MYERS John B – Independent

We start off the episode by discussing our article ‘(Animal Justice) Party Poopers: Why we’re Not Voting for the Animal Justice Party, even though we’re Vegans’.

We also discuss and play some highlights of the event ‘Left Q/A – Election 2016’, featuring candidates from Save the Planet, the Greens and Socialist Alliance, as well as politics professor Robert Manne. You can listen to this entire event here: part one, part two. This event was at The New International Bookshop – Melbourne’s famous radical bookshop. It is located at Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton, Melbourne, 3053.

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Image from newinternationalbookshop.org.au

If you’d like to hear more of our coverage of this election, check out episode 136, where we analysed the election from an environmental perspective, and episode 137 where we discussed the election through an anarchist lens. We also covered the same-sex marriage plebiscide, which will go ahead if the Liberal/National Coalition win, on episode 135.

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Clips:

Nine Inch Nails ‘Capital G’, Highlights of the event ‘Left Q/A – Election 2016’ – featuring Phillip Sutton from Save the Planet and Zane Alcorn from Socialist Alliance, Strike AnywhereChorus of One’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features some highlights from the Left Q/A – Election 2016 event, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

Howard Zinn

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On this episode, we weigh up the pros and cons of voting, from an anarchist perspective. For our previous episode on this topic, check out episode 36 (part two).

Also covered throughout the episode is: why we’re anarchists, how anarchist ideas have widespread traction in society, elections as theatre, Aotearoa Anarchist Review on the Greens, the state and violence, and Sammy J’s Playground Politics.

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Clips:

The ChaserThey’re All Fucked’, NewstopiaEpisode 1’, Aamer RahmanWhy I’m Not Voting’, The Chaser’s Election DeskEpisode 2’, Chumbawamba ‘Mr Heseltine Meets His Public’, Scott LudlamThanks to You, the Opposition’, Morrissey ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’.

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

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Politicians discussing climate change. Sculpture by Issac Cordal.

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Nick is joined by town planner and environmental activist Mark Allen. We discuss two forms of climate change denial – both denying climate change is happening and/or is caused by human activity but also denying the action and changes that are required to seriously address the climate emergency. To discuss this, we draw on the article ‘Climate Change: Almost Half Of Australia Is Still Ignorant Or Confused, New Poll Reveals’ by Thom Mitchell and the documentary This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis.

We discuss government “action” on the Great Barrier Reef, the problems with “green” capitalism, statistics on the impact of the carbon tax (we also covered the carbon tax on episodes 5 and 63), climate activism and hopepreferential voting in Australia and voting for the environment in the upcoming election.

Plugs for Mark: City Limits on 3CR, Population, Planning and Permaculture Facebook group and Mark’s article on the Brexit.

If you are interested in hearing more on the issues discussed on this episode, check out our recording of the Left Q/A – Election 2016 event, featuring speakers from Save the Planet, the Socialist Alliance and the Greens – part 1, part 2. We also discuss this event and play some highlights from it on episode 138.

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Clips:

Men With Day JobsDenial Tango’, The Feed SBSGood Grief, the Bloody Reef!’, PJ HarveyLet England shake’.

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick and Mark’s discussion on voting for the environment in the upcoming election, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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.

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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.

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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.