Posts Tagged ‘Activism’

Image from the US Holocaust Museum, posted by @alt_doj on Twitter.

Sound familiar? Image from the US Holocaust Museum, posted by @alt_doj on Twitter.

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On this episode we cover the Trump shitstorm, with the help of Jen, who has lived most of her life in the US and is currently completing a doctorate in German and gender studies.

More specifically, we cover Trump and fascism, alternative facts, the Muslim ban and inspiring protests against it, and critiques of white feminism.

For more coverage of Trump, check out our recent Facebook posts and particularly tweets.

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Clips:

Hurray for the Riff RaffRican Beach’, Sam CookeA Change is Gonna Come’.

 

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Image from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria.

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This episode features an interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations on 3CR, 885AM in Melbourne. They discuss: increasing homelessness in Melbourne, government moves to criminalise homelessness in Melbourne and their action against it, the best thing to do when passing homeless people asking for money, and looking back on the Bendigo Street Occupation.

We also bring you some of the event ‘Ending Homelessness in Western Australia: Scenarios and Seeds of the Future’ – you can watch a video of the whole event here. We play sections on brainstorming solutions to overcome homelessness and imagining a future without homelessness. This recording is thanks to Karun Cowper from Perth Indymedia.

We covered similar issues in terms of charity and/or social change on episodes 142 and 143.

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Clips:

Bill Hicks – from the album ‘Dangerous’, Area 7Walk Away’, Interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations – part 1, ‘Ending Homelessness in Western Australia: Scenarios and Seeds of the Future’, Area 7Walk Away’, Interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations – part 2, ‘Ending Homelessness in Western Australia: Scenarios and Seeds of the Future’, AJJ ‘Zombie By the Cranberries By Andrew Jackson Jihad’, Bill Hicks – from the album ‘Dangerous’.

You can listen to a short (5 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on what to do when passing a homeless person asking for money, here and below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Protest against the destructive Roe 8 highway development in Perth. Image from @ConservationWA on Twitter.

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On this episode we cover a wide range of topics. We discuss protests against the destructive Roe 8 highway development in Perth. We also use this example to have a broader discussion on militant activism, direct action and a diversity of tactics. For more on this topic, check out Josh Harper’s talk ‘Reinventing Direct Action: Alternatives to Theatrical Militancy’.

We also discuss Edward Snowden; the documentary Citizen Four; the movie Snowden; Obama’s failings on surveillance, whistleblowers and other issues; and the Signal app and PureVPN for secure communication. For more on the issue of privacy and surveillance, check out John Twelve Hawks’s website and book Spark.

Other stuff covered throughout the episode is: the GetUp petition encouraging the government to ‘abandon the crude automated system that is cruelly and incorrectly accusing people of false Centrelink debts’, the article ‘New Expenses Algorithm Just Assumes All Government Ministers Are Misusing Entitlements’, Trump and Russia, taking your money out of the filthy banks, involuntary mindfulness, and Katie misunderstanding punk and hardcore lyrics.

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Clips:

ChumbawambaFine Society’, Shaggy ‘It Wasn’t Me’, True BloodAmy True on AkalaThe Fall’, Anti-FlagGot the Numbers’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion on Roe 8 and direct action, here and below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Nick is joined by Adam Cardilini to give a recap of the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference. We play some of the panel discussion on anarchism and animal liberation from the conference, featuring Jess Ison, Lara Drew and Nick. 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).

Also covered on the episode is: the activism we did as part of the conference, Living Green Festival, The Beet Retreat, Dr Sy Woon and Sentient: The Veterinary Institute for Animal Ethics, and the book Anarchism and Animal Liberation: Essays on Complementary Elements of Total Liberation which Lara mentioned during the panel (it has a chapter she co-wrote).

You can view photos from the conference by Jyoti Dambiec and photos and tweets from @veganarchyy – contact us at progressivepodcast@gmail.com if you have photos you’d like us to link to. 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 108 of our podcast.

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Clips:

Camp CopeWest Side Story’; Jess Ison, Nick Pendergrast and Lara Drew ‘Anarchism and Animal Liberation‘; Gilmore Girls ‘A Year in the Life’ – episode 2; PropagandhiA People’s History of the World’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick and Adam’s conference recap: Reap of ICAS Oceania 2016, Featuring Adam Cardilini. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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

Adam Cardilini: Diversity in animal activism: Preparing for impact opportunities for the next 10 years.

Adam Cardilini, Emma Hurst and Kirstin Leiminger: Animal Activism Q And A.

Alex Vince: Challenging The Pest Epithet.

Bede Carmody: Sustainable activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist.

Carol Drew: Mind over Matter.

Cassie Giudice: Transgender Awareness And The Law.

Colin Salter: Normativity, Intersectionality & States Of Exception.

Eliza Littleton: The Inhumane Economy: How capitalism hinders real transformation in the lives of animals.

Eliza Waters: “Live The Good Life”: Discourses of development and modernisation and the export of Australian meat to Asia and the Middle East.

Emma Hurst: Why would somebody continue to eat animals once they become aware of the cruelty?

Emma Wannell: The ideology of efficiency and the human-nature relationship: Exploring the implications of the pursuit of efficiency in the animal agriculture industry.

Jackson Walkden-Brown: Power, Knowledge and Welfare in Australian Intensive Farm Animal Production.

Jess Ison: Skeleton And Cow: The Body Constructed As Diseased.

Jess Ison, Nick Pendergrast and Lara Drew: Anarchism and Animal Liberation.

Kirsten Leiminger: Bridging the gap: From theory to practice in abolitionism.

Leigh-Chantelle: Ethics Beyond the Plate – video, audio.

Mike Rosalky: Animals and Law—An Overview.

Nick Pendergrast: Cowspiracies about Meat Eating Environmentalists: A Critical Examination of the Environmental Vegan Movement – PowerPoint, audio.

Nicole Godwin: Animals and Art.

Richard Iveson: In the Belly of the Beast. On the Force-Feeding of Servitude in Plato’s Republic.

Shan Crosbie: Animals and art: understanding the exploitation of animals through art history.

Stuart White: Eating the earth: Food, diet and sustainability.

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

Tamasin Ramsay: Brahma Kumaris And Veganism.

Teja Brooks: In The Prison House Of Reason: From Pain Management To Total Liberation.

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.

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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.

 

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Image from @Snarkathon on Twitter.

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This episode covers the High Court ruling that offshore detention is legal, which clears the way for the Australian government to return about 250 asylum seekers in Australia, including 37 babies, to Nauru.

We also play some of the speeches from outside the Department of Immigration at the Melbourne ‪#‎LetThemStay‬ rally for refugees (embedded at the bottom of this post). See the Soundcloud description for more information on the speakers.

We finish the episode by discussing: getting active with the Refugee Action Collective, different activist tactics (check out episode 118 for more on this), Amnesty International find that the Australian government paid people smugglers and the How to Make Trouble and Influence People 2016 Diary.

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Clips:

PropagandhiNote to Self‘, Speeches from the Melbourne ‪#‎LetThemStay‬ Rally for Refugees, LogicHumans‘.

You can listen to a short (12 minute) version of this episode, which features speeches from the Melbourne #LetThemStay rally, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*Quote taken from Christalo’s speech from the Melbourne ‪#‎LetThemStay‬ rally for refugees, which was played on the episode and is also embedded above.

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Nick is joined by Sarah Ross from the Refugee Rights Action Network and Kaliyugan Pathmanathan, Project Coordinator of Tamil Eelam Cricket. Cali had to leave Sri Lanka as a refugee to Australia himself and he co-founded this project in order to create a platform for the Tamil diaspora around the world to participate in national and international cricket competitions and also to bridge the gap between newly arrived Tamils in the local community and the pre-existing Tamil community.

We also discuss the importance of the voices of refugees in the movement for refugees, strategies for effective refugee activism and who is to blame for harsh policies towards asylum seekers?

Cali and Sarah also give some critiques of the counter movement against Reclaim Australia. For more critiques, check out Tad Tietze’s article ‘Tackling Reclaim Australia Requires More than a Good Shirt Fronting: So What to Do?’, Sanmita Verma’s article ‘Why Were Most of the Anti-Reclaim Australia Protestors White?’ and our 97th episode.

We finish by playing some of the panel discussion linking human rights, animal rights and environmentalism – featuring Nick, Sarah and Jeff Hansen from Sea Shepherd. We also discuss attitudes towards animals in human rights movements.

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Clips:

Pussy RiotRefugees In’, Kaliyugan Pathmanathan on Tamil Eelam Cricket, Kaber Vasuki ‘Ulagathin Sondhakaran’, Panel discussion linking human rights, animal rights and environmentalism – featuring Nick, Sarah and Jeff Hansen from Sea Shepherd, M.I.A.Borders’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on refugee activism in Australia, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*Quote from the M.I.A. song ‘Borders’, which we finished the episode with.