Posts Tagged ‘Activism’

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The episode features Bede Carmody’s talk ‘Sustainable Activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist’. You can hear part one of this talk, covering what activist burnout is and why it is an important issue to address, on episode 177. The parts of the talk we play on this episode are on signs of activist burnout and tips for avoiding activist burnout. Bede works full-time for Amnesty International AND also runs A Poultry Place animal sanctuary!

Here are some additional sources on activist burnout that Bede recommends: flyer on sustainable activism and avoiding burnout by Activist Trauma Support, a 5 Minute Mindful Breathing Exercise (you can also hear Katie discussing mindfulness on episode 92), plantothrive.net.au (which features an article by Bede), lifelongactivist.com, compassionfatigue.org and rockwoodleadership.org.

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The episode also features some listener feedback on our article on the Animal Justice Party, the Advertising Standards Authority finds that humane milk is a myth and further discussion on the topic of wild animal suffering, which we covered on episode 172. If you’re interested in hearing more on this topic, we recommend Alex Vince’s talk ‘Challenging the Pest Epithet’, from the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania conference. Bede’s talk is also from this conference – you can find links to listen to all of the talks from this conference in the show notes for our 152nd episode. We’ve also recently both attended and spoken at the 2017 ICAS conference – we’ll do a recap of that conference next episode and you can also hear the talks we’ve uploaded from this conference here.

TV show recommendation: You’re the Worst.

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Clips:

The Smith Street Band ft Laura Stevenson & Tim Rogers ‘Run into the World’, Bede Carmody’s talk ‘Sustainable Activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist’, AkalaTime to Relax’.

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Nick is joined by Ruth, a psychologist, activist and host of the Creating Space Project podcast. We discuss some listener feedback on staying healthy in a sick society, avoiding being a “shooting star” as an activist, Ruth’s environmental activism with Save Ashfield Park – against the West Connex highway development, activism as a privilege and mental health as a political issue. You can hear Katie’s interview on the Creating Space Project, covering her personal experiences with abortion, divisive issues, justice and compassion.

The episode also features part of Bede Carmody’s talk ‘Sustainable Activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist’. Bede works full-time for Amnesty International AND also runs A Poultry Place animal sanctuary! This part of the talk focuses on defining activist burnout and why it is important, a broad definition of activism, links between activism and mental health issues, the book Aftershock – Confronting Trauma in a Violent World: A Guide for Activists and Their Allies by pattrice jones and we really encourage listeners to check in with how they’re going by completing the activist burnout questionnaire Bede mentioned during his talk. We played the rest of this talk on our following episode #178.

Bede Carmody at his animal sanctuary A Poultry Place.

This talk is from the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania conference. You can find links to listen to all of the talks from this conference in the show notes for our 152nd episode. Also a reminder about the 2017 ICAS Oceania conference – the schedule is now up online! You can also hear Nick discussing this conference and ICAS generally on the show Freedom of Species on 3CR radio (9 July episode).

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Clips:

The Smith Street BandShine’, The Dead Milkmen ‘Meaningless Upbeat Happy Song’, Discussion with Ruth from the Creating Space Project podcast, Bede Carmody’s talk ‘Sustainable Activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist’, Ruth from the Creating Space Project with B Munday ‘Collateral Damage’.

 

Photo: Wasi Daniju

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Nick is joined by Mark Allen to discuss the Grenfell Tower fire. We discuss the benefits of “red tape” and the dangers of poor quality high-rise buildings, including in Australia. Mark also covered this issue of poor quality high-rise on our show back on episode 127.

There is also a return of the segment ‘Angela Davis ALWAYS Makes Sense’, this time on capitalism, activism and creating new arenas of struggle.

We discuss the fire as a powerful example of the devastating impact of economic inequality, drawing on the following academic articles: ‘World-Economic Trends in the Distribution of Income, 1965-1992’; ‘Inequality: Causes and consequences’; and ‘Income Inequality and Social Dysfunction’.

We also cover the success of Jeremy Corbyn’s grassroots campaign, despite very negative mainstream media coverage.

We finish the episode by covering the Finsbury Park terrorist attack and using social media to challenge the selective labelling of terrorism. For more on the selective labelling of terrorism, check out Nick’s article ‘Malcolm Turnbull Benches Team Australia, But Will The Narrative On Terrorism Change?’ and our 112th episode.

A reminder to come along to the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference in Melbourne from the 14th-16th July! Registration is now open.

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Clips:

Musician Akala: People died in London fire ‘because they were poor’, ChumbawambaUgh! Your Ugly Houses!’, Jonathan PiePapering over Poverty’, Angela Davis – interview 1972 – talking about revolution, Lowkey – ‘This is Criminal’, The JamThe planner’s dream went wrong’.

*The episode title is from the Jonathan Pie video ‘Papering over Poverty’, which is featured on the episode.

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 – played on episode 156.

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 – played over episodes 177 and 178.

Carol Drew: Mind over Matter.

Cassie Giudice: Transgender Awareness And The Law – played on episode 170.

Colin Salter: Normativity, Intersectionality & States Of Exception – played on episode 174.

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.

Jeanette Carroll: Animal Activism of the Poor in Australia—Is anyone paying attention?

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

Jess Ison, Nick Pendergrast and Lara Drew: Anarchism and Animal Liberation – played on this episode #152 and episode 153.

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

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 – played on episode 172.

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.

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