Posts Tagged ‘activist tactics’

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Katie happened to be at the same Convention Centre as the IMARC (International Mining and Resources Conference) conference as she was at a union health and safety event. She gives a first-hand account of the #BlockadeIMARC actions protesting those attending the conference and profiting from the destruction of the environment.

For more on this action, check out that hashtag, our tweets @ProgPodcast and the links below:

  • Article on the Victorian state government giving $900,000 to the animal agricultural industry to get their message out.

Clips:

Lagwagon ‘Cog in the Machine’, NOFX ‘Generation Z’.

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Image from the Climate Emergency XR Snap Rally in Melbourne that we discuss on this episode. Pic from: https://www.facebook.com/XRVictoria/

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We commiserate about the election result and bring you speeches and music from the Climate Emergency XR Snap Rally in Melbourne. We play a speech from Violet (pictured in the small Mixcloud pic above) and music from Steven and Mark. You can listen to our full recording of the event here. You can get active with Extinction Rebellion, The Global General Strike to Save the Planet and The City Roars, an upcoming rally for climate action in Melbourne.

Good to see the Simpsons references still going strong!

We also discuss animal agriculture, veganism and the climate emergency. For more on this you can hear our 172nd episode and ‘Achieving Environmental Liberation Through Animal Liberation’ on Freedom of Species.

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Clips:

The Simpson’s in Australia ‘It’s an emergency’, Steven and Mark from the Climate Emergency XR Snap Rally in Melbourne ‘Stand Up, Fight Back’, Peep Show ‘Jez Forgets The Turkey’, Violet’s speech from the rally, Steven and Mark from the rally ‘What you gonna do?’, Steven and Mark from the rally ‘Never Doubt’.

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This episode features Harley McDonald-Eckersall and Dilan Fernando who were a part of the recent Dominion Animal Liberation disruption that occurred in Melbourne. There were also other actions around Australia.

They discuss this action and the importance of disruption as a tactic in the animal liberation movement and beyond. You can read an article from Harley and Dilan defending this action against criticism, published on our blog. You can also watch the documentary Dominion here.

We also discuss the March to Close All Slaughterhouses Melbourne, which took place just a couple of days before the Dominion disruption. You can read our recap of the march here.

For more on activist tactics and the importance of disruption in protest more generally, check out This is an Uprising; Gene Sharp’s work – text, Youtube; and feminist writer Naomi Wolf on “fake protest”. We played some of this talk and discussed it all the way back on our 27th episode.

For more from all of us on animal activism, check out our radio show and podcast Freedom of Species!

Clips:

Anti-Flag ‘Wake Up’, A little bit of Harley’s talk from the March to Close All Slaughterhouses Melbourne, SoleMy Veganism’.

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Prank by The Chaser in response to Alan Jones advocating for horse racing advertising on the Sydney Opera House. Pic from The Chaser FB page: https://www.facebook.com/thechaser/

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We cover the recent protests against horse racing advertising on the Sydney Opera House, including one where Charles Firth from the Chaser projected the phone number of Alan Jones, who was advocating for the advertising, on the Opera House.

On the episode Katie also responds to a flyer from the Liberal party plus we discuss the show Hunt For The Trump Tapes, the Labor party introducing neoliberalism to Australia and Kesha’s live show in Melbourne.

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Clips:

Charles Firth from the Chaser on Studio 10 with Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Aqua ‘Doctor Jones’, KeshaLearn To Let Go’.

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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’.

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This episode features the talk ‘Experimental Utopias and Social Change: Examples from Australian Non-Hegemonic Activism’ by Dr Theresa Petray and Nick on “just do it” activism in Aboriginal and animal social movements. You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here and it is also embedded below. You can read our journal article on this topic here. This talk was given at a TASA (The Australian Sociological Association) conference – you can hear a recap of this conference on episode 151.

Theresa also joins Nick for the rest of the episode, giving updates on the campaigns for Indigenous Recognition, touching on the Uluru statement, Constitutional Recognition and the article ‘White politicians won’t give us anything willingly. We need collective power’ by Nayuka Gorrie.

Finally, we give some updates on Invasion Day, which we covered last episode #198.

Book recommendation:

No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein.

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Clips:

Yothu YindiTreaty’ (Original Version), Laura Murphy-Oates on The FeedIndigenous Recognition: How did this debate go off the rails?’, The talk ‘Experimental Utopias and Social Change: Examples from Australian Non-Hegemonic Activism’ by Dr Theresa Petray and Nick, Akala ‘Fire in the Booth – part 1’, Local Resident Failure ‘Where the Bloody Hell Are Ya?’, World/Inferno Friendship SocietyCanonize Philip K. Dick, OK?’.

Katie giving her talk at the Animal Activists Forum. Pic thanks to activistsforum.com

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This episode features a recap of the Animal Activists Forum, featuring animal activists Brian and Kate. We also play part of Katie’s talk ‘Working Together to Challenge Hierarchies and Discrimination in the Animal Advocacy Movement’ from this forum, focusing on avoiding in-fighting in social movements. You can listen to other talks from this conference here and heaps more talks from the forum will be available on the Animal Activists Forum website here soon. You can also hear a talk from the forum and more discussion about it on our last episode #187.

Some of the talks we specifically mention are:

  • Veganism in Intersectionality and the Science of Social Change by Svetlana Colbert: audio, PowerPoint.

  • Vegan Companion Animal Diets by Veterinarian Professor Andrew Knight. This talk will be available through the Animal Activists Forum website listed above soon but in the meantime, check out: his site on vegan dogs and cats info; an academic article and shorter, opinion article by Andrew on this topic are available here; and we also interviewed Andrew on vegan dogs and cats back on episode 26.

  • Skills to become a more powerful voice for animals by psychologist Clare Mann. This talk will be available through the Animal Activists Forum website listed above soon but in the meantime, check out her sites vegan-voices.com and veganpsychologist.com.

The episode also features a discussion on meditation, mindfulness and psychology, as well as a recap of the Vegan Spring Festival, where vegans took over the meat market.

Katie at the Spring Vegan Festival at the Meat Market. Great event creating our new vegan world in the shell of the old.

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Clips:

AboliciónBorneo’, Scott Pilgrim, Recap of the Animal Activists Forum featuring animal activists Brian and Kate, Katie’s talk ‘Working Together to Challenge Hierarchies and Discrimination in the Animal Advocacy Movement’ (presented with Dr Lara Drew), Lindsay McDougall covering ‘Human(e) Meat (The Flensing Of Sandor Katz)’ by Propagandhi: video of the song from the Vegan Spring Festival, thanks to Approaching Critical.