Posts Tagged ‘activist burnout’

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.

Links:

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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community as activism pic

See links below for more about this event.

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We are joined by activist-scholars Jess Ison and Adam Cardilini who discuss what The Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) is all about, the importance of community in activist movements, call in versus call out culture and the upcoming workshop-based discussion forum in Melbourne: Community as Activism – Building Community within the Animal Liberation Movement and Beyond.

Event Details:

Saturday 4 August, 1-5pm at Library at the Dock (107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands).

The event is free but registration through this link is essential to ensure your spot. For more information about this event, see the Facebook event page.

We also discuss subjectivity and objectivity in academic writing, science and animals, links between community and avoiding activist burnout, the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair, and the femme panel from the most recent ICAS conference.

This episode is replayed from Freedom of Species, an animal advocacy show on 3CR community radio, which Nick now regularly hosts. This show is broadcast live on 855AM in Melbourne 1-2pm every Sunday and if you’re outside of Melbourne you can listen in live 1-2 Melbourne time/AEST on 3cr.org.au – the show is also on iTunes. You can listen to all of the episodes that Nick has been on here.

Clips:

Hayley KiyokoGirls Like Girls’, Petrol GirlsTreading Water’, David RovicksI’m a Better Anarchist Than You’, The TutsWhat’s on the Radio?’.

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You can listen to this episode above and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to this episode on StitcherCyber Ears or download it on Archive.org (64mins, 49MB).

We’re joined by Mark Allen who discusses his holistic approach to activism that he has developed through being active in a range of social movements for many years.

According to his zine on holistic activism, this approach provides ‘some ideas about how we can reduce conflict among activists, create campaigns that are long lasting, reach out and connect with people who have different values to that of our own and work towards a meaningful shift in paradigm.’

You can contact Mark at themindfulactivist@gmail.com and join the Facebook group ‘Holistic Activism and Behaviour Change’ to learn more and contribute to discussions on the topic.

Cognitive Dissonance

Mark will be running a workshop on holistic activism at the Students of Sustainability conference in Melbourne on Saturday the 7th of July at midday. The conference runs from the 6th – 12th of July and will also feature the workshop ‘Achieving environmental liberation through animal liberation’ that Nick will be co-running with Adam Cardilini on Sunday the 8th of July, from 3.30-5pm.

Other updates/events covered on the show are: Trivia for the Animals, a winter update from the Bird and Exotic Animal Clinic and the EAGxAustralia 2018 effective altruism conference in Melbourne (we covered the idea of effective altruism on episodes 142 and 143).

This episode is replayed from Freedom of Species, an animal advocacy show on 3CR community radio, which Nick now regularly hosts. This show is broadcast live on 855AM in Melbourne 1-2pm every Sunday and if you’re outside of Melbourne you can listen in live 1-2 Melbourne time/AEST on 3cr.org.au – the show is also on iTunes. You can listen to all of the episodes that Nick has been on here.

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Clips:

The TutsLet Go of the Past’, Shock OctopusFantasia’, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin ‘Grey Cell Green’, Frank TurnerCommon Ground’.