Posts Tagged ‘activist tactics’

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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.

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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.

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This episode features Olly Hornung’s talk: ‘You did what?! Creative tactics and strategies to boost your campaign’. Olly is part of the Evolens Collective and the talk is based on information from Beautiful Trouble. We touched on the importance of creative activism and viewing protest marches as just one of many possible tactics way back on episodes 27, 29 and 30.

This talk was recorded at the Animal Activists Forum. You can listen to some of the other talks from this forum below:

Also covered throughout the episode is: Sad Grrrls Festival, Spring Vegan Festival, #disrupt2017, 5 Day Slaughterhouse Fast and Justice Camp and pigtruth.com.

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Clips:

Antonia and the Lazy SusansI don’t like you’, Olly Hornung’s talk: ‘You did what?! Creative tactics and strategies to boost your campaign’, Garfunkel and OatesSave the Rich’.

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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.