Posts Tagged ‘activist burnout’

Tharunicaa and Kopika Murugappan, from “the Biloela family”. Photo from change.org

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We discuss the Biloela family, including Tharunicaa and Kopika picture above, who came to Australia from Sri Lanka due to the persecution of the Tamil people. We also discuss refugee law, as well as the state of the refugee issue and refugee rights activism in Australia.

We finish the episode by promoting the upcoming Rally for Refugee Rights: Permanent Visas not Discrimination. This rally is on the 25th of July around Australia. Here is the Facebook page for the Melbourne event – for those outside of Melbourne, look online to find a rally near you!

Poster for the rally mentioned above.

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Clips:

Blue King Brown and DiafrixStreets are Getting Hot’ – from the Key of Sea project, The Feed SBSAre we the opposition’, Combat WombatAsylum’.

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Nic looks on as Nick shows a standard week from his overloaded 2020 diary/to-do list.

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Nick is joined by Nic from Pynk Spots to discuss the importance of including a wide range of ways to make change within social movements, to reduce burnout and challenge ableism.

This discussion is also available in video form on Youtube here and below:

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  • Video from Will Potter on mental health, journalism and activism.
  • Check out The Rosie Project book series for more on neurodiversity, especially the third book in this series The Rosie Result.

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Clips:

Petrol GirlsStrike’, Solidarity Not SilenceThis is Sisterhood’.

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The episode title is taken from this album from The Lawrence Arms.

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We discuss the constant tension in activism and life generally of feeling like you’re not doing enough versus way too much. We also cover advice on getting on top of your email inbox, playing the metaphorical keyboard and nonsensical analogies about call out culture.

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Us saying fuck off to 2020. If you haven’t already had enough of 2020, you can check out a bunch of comedy recaps of the year, such as The War on 2020 by The Chaser (YouTube), Death to 2020 by the Black Mirror creators (Netflix), Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell Pagan Holiday Special (ABC iview) and The Yearly With Charlie Pickering 2020 (ABC iview).
  • Listen to Nick’s 3CR Summer Special ‘Music for Change’ on Sunday 10 January 2021, 1-2pm Melbourne/AEST time – listen in live via 3cr.org.au.
  • The health risks of drinking alcohol even at low levels – see breastcancer.org and the video below for more on this. This discussion on alcohol is a continuation from our discussion on the topic on episode 254.

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Clips:

Malcolm Tucker: “I’ve got a to-do list…” – from The Thick Of It, The Lawrence ArmsI’ll Take What’s In The Box, Monty’, Blackadder ‘Series 4Series 4Series 4’, LowkeyIn My Lifetime’, Frank TurnerMy Kingdom For A Horse’.

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Image from @roweafr on Twitter – editorial cartoonist for the Australian Financial Review.

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This episode covers the devastating fires all around Australia and the political and media response.

It is a Social Justice Warrior Happy Hour Summer Special on 3CR Community Radio 855AM.

Overview of the crisis:

The latest on the NSW and Victorian bushfires’ (article on news.com.au).

Kate Ng ‘Australia wildfires: Half a billion animals and plants killed as glaciers turn black’ (article on the Independent).

Calla Wahlquist ‘Falls Festival at Lorne cancelled due to extreme heat, amid mounting bushfire threat’ (article on the Guardian).

Charis Chang ‘Former fire and emergency chiefs will host emergency summit about unprecedented bushfires’ (article on news.com.au).

Air quality ‘Very Unhealthy’ in Melbourne CBD (according to data from the Environment Protection Authority Victoria – 3rd Jan).

Government Response:

Scotty from Marketing: ‘Let’s live optimistically’ (tweet with articles from Scott Morrison).

Mexie ‘Our World’s on Fyre (ft. BlackGoat666)’ (video on Youtube).

Nick’s Facebook post on comments by the Fire Brigade Employees Union NSW and the incompatibility of neoliberalism and preventing and responding to this crisis.

Amy Remeikis ‘Volunteer NSW firefighters to be compensated, government says’ (article on the Guardian).

Media Response:

Nick’s article ‘Insiders, Outsiders: Media And Climate Change And Repeating, Without Question’ on newmatilda.com.

Amanda Meade ‘The Australian: Murdoch-owned newspaper accused of downplaying bushfires in favour of picnic races’ (article on the Guardian).

Picture from the Guardian article by Amanda Meade linked to above.

Take Action:

Protest: Victoria is burning! This is a climate emergency.

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj ‘How To Survive 2020’.

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Clips:

NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, The Juice Media ‘Honest Government Ad – 2019 Election’, Frank Turner ‘21st Century Survival Blues’, Onsind ‘Never Trust a Tory’, Anti-Flag ‘Underground Network’.

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