Posts Tagged ‘Angela Davis’

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This show features Criminologist and Tharawal and Yorta Yorta woman Robyn Oxley on prison abolition and the link between prisons and colonisation.

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OneFourWelcome to Prison’, Onsind ‘Frankland Prison Blues’.

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Aus police, defending animal abuse

Image from the 5 Day Fast and Justice Camp that we covered on episode 192. This episode features a talk by Nick looking into the state’s role in animal oppression, amongst other topics.

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This episode covers veganism and ethnicity as well as anarchism and animal liberation, featuring a talk by Angela Davis on veganism as revolutionary, a voicemail from “the usual Jon” on Maori veganism and a talk by Nick on why animal liberation is an important anarchist issue.

Check out Nick’s article published on the ABC, covering dog attacks but also broader issues of dogs and other animals being classified as property under the law. We also appreciate any shares on the article via Facebook and Twitter.

Nick’s talk covers some themes touched on in episode 192 regarding police, the state and animal exploitation. You can find links to all of the sources Nick mentioned during the talk in the description for the talk. I’d specifically like to mention the article ‘It’s not easy being young, black, and vegan’ by Odochi Ibe and documentary The Invisible Vegan, both on African-American veganism. Follow @InvisibleVegan on Twitter for updates on the doco.

We play Angela Davis’s talk referred to above as part of the regular segment ‘Angela Davis ALWAYS Makes Sense’ – this time it’s on veganism.

John’s voicemail was originally played on Team Earthling podcast and if any Māori or Pasifika vegans or non-vegans interested in veganism want a forum that’s more aligned with your cultural values, Jon recommends the group “Māori and Pasifika Vegans” on Facebook. For more information on race, class and veganism you can check out a great talk by Javed on this topic (which we played on episode 54) as well as the talk ‘Animal Activism of the Poor in Australia—Is anyone paying attention?’ by Jeanette Carroll.

Here are a bunch of articles, book chapters etc Nick has published recently (must be uni break!):

Nick has also joined the Freedom of Species animal advocacy show on 3CR radio – you can hear him discuss the campaign against horse-drawn carriages in Melbourne here and he’ll be a regular host on the show from now on.

Finally, you can view some pics from the Be Fair Be Vegan demonstration here and below – this was part of the Be Fair Be Vegan ad campaign that we discussed last episode.

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Local Resident Failure ‘Fuck White Pride’, Angela Davis – interview 1972 – talking about revolutionAngela Davis on Veganism, Nick’s talk ‘Why Animal Liberation is an Important Anarchist Issue’, “The usual Jon” on Maori veganism, Dead Prez ‘Be Healthy’.

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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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.


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Nick is back with one final episode on the US election, featuring some listener feedback on our last two episodes (#146 and #147) on this topic. Jeremy Mendelson @CriticalTransit makes the case for why he is not voting for Clinton and the importance of voting for third parties like the Greens.

There is also some discussion on Trump, class and the urban/rural divide in the US. For more on this, check out Cracked podcast, Jimmy Dore and Chomsky on the impact of NAFTA (Trump opposes this free trade agreement).

*Despite the title of the above video (and the photoshopped hat!), Moore is NOT voting for Trump!

The episode also features a new segment ‘Angela Davis ALWAYS Makes Sense’.

There has also been yet another horrible new policy by the Australian government towards asylum seekers. For more on this, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ProgPodcast – Katie has been posting a lot about this on there.


Billy Talent ‘Voices of Violence’, LOWKEY ft LUPE FIASCO, M1 (DEAD PREZ) & BLACK THE RIPPER – ‘OBAMA NATION PART 2’, Angela Davis – interview 1972 – talking about revolution, Jimmy DoreA Hillary Presidency Sustains The Neoliberal Nightmare – Or Does It?’, Michael Moore Explains Trump’s Appeal Like Only He Can, War on WomenRoe vs World’.

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