Posts Tagged ‘abortion’

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We’re back and once again we take aim at a nationalistic celebration – this time we set our sights on Anzac Day – a day where Australians celebrate soldiers running into machine gun fire for the sake of Western imperialism. To help us move beyond the simplistic slogans we hear around Anzac Day, Ederm Koc joins us. He is a journalist and journalism lecturer at La Trobe Uni, as well as editor of Upstart Magazine. We encourage people to read his great article on Anzac Day, ‘Anzac Debate Marches Down Wrong Track’. We also discuss conservative politician Steve Irons’ pamphlet on Anzac Day, Ruby Murray’s article ‘The false nationalism of Anzac Day and football’, Indigenous Australians being excluded in discussions about war, militarism and sport, neoliberalism and “corporate wars”, anti-war activism, the documentary The Weather Underground, and 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military.

We also cover minimalism and sustainability, good news for abortion rights in France, Derren Brown’s psychology, the death of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chumbawamba’s CD, as well as comments from Billy Bragg and Australian human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson on Thatcher’s death.

Book Recommendations

1984 by George Orwell and An Ordinary Persons Guide to Empire by Arundhati Roy.

Clips

Gallipoli, Propagandhi ‘Bullshit Politicians’, South Park movie, Blackadder ‘Series 4’, Bill Hicks ‘Polls‘, Bill Hicks ‘Gays in the Military’, Nick Pendergrast interviews Erdem Koc on Perth Indymedia on RTR 92.1FM (1st April 2013 episode), Propagandhi ‘Dear Coaches Corner’, CNNNN, Rap News ’Big Brother is WWWatching You’, Austin PowersVegan SmythePreachy Vegan Dogs’, Scrubs ‘Series 5, Episode 16’, Billy Bragg on Margaret Thatcher – on Democracy Now!, Warsaw Pact ‘We Conquer’, Rise Against ‘State of the Union’, Naomi WolfFake Activism’, System of a Down ‘B.Y.O.B.’.

You can listen to this episode or download an MP3 file of it through Archive.org here (53MB).

In this feminist-themed episode we have two interviews with the Feminist Action Network. Amy Blitvich discusses Australian Prime Minister calling out Opposition leader Tony Abbot’s sexism, the Reclaim the Night march in Perth, and transphobia in the feminist movement. Rebecca Doyle tells us about their participation in the Bluestocking week events, foetal homicide laws and the relevance of feminism today. We also speak to Amber Maxwell from Equal Love WA about homophobia from the Australian Christian Lobby, an upcoming rally in Perth for marriage equality and the importance of education in overcoming transphobia and homophobia. Other issues covered throughout the episode are: moves towards transgender equality in Canada, a voicemail from Jeremy from the podcasts Politicized and Critical Transit, pornography, sex work,* a feminist perspective on the Julian Assange case, a flash mob by Reproductive Choice Australia to end the stigma around abortion, veganism and abortion, #GlobalNOISE in Perth, the Cruelty Free Festival in Perth and the awesome website Who Needs Feminism?.

*Update: on 29/12/2013 we recorded the episode Rethinking Porn and Sex Work – A Happy Ending to the Year, where we discuss some convincing critiques of the views we expressed on porn and sex work in this episode.

Book Recommendation:

How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Clips:

Queen Latifa ‘U.N.I.T.Y’, Flight of the Conchords ‘Ladies of the World’, Interview with Amy Blitvich on Perth Indymedia on RTR, PropagandhiRefusing to be a Man’, Interview with Amber Maxwell on Perth Indymedia on RTR, Gruen PlanetNails the Australian Christian Lobby’, CNNNN, Voicemail from Jeremy of Politicized and Critical Transit, Peep Show (series 6, episode 3), That Mitchell and Webb Look (series 3, episode 5), The IT Crowd (series 4, episode 1), Interview with Rebecca Doyle on Perth Indymedia on RTR, Bill Hicks ‘Pro Life’, Anti-Flag ‘No Apology’, Funny or Die ‘Republicans, Get in My Vagina!’, Nick Pendergrast speaking at #GlobalNoise (4.00-6.16), Christina Aguilera ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’.