Posts Tagged ‘animal liberation’

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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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Photo from an anti-live export rally in Perth – an example of the nationalistic focus of the campaign.

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In light of the recent industry-imposed live export (very partial) ban, this episode features the talk ‘An Anarchist Analysis of the Campaign Against Live Animal Export’ by Jess Ison and Nick. In this talk, we critique the campaign based on anarchist, anti-racist and animal liberation perspectives. This talk was recorded at the 2018 Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair and you can see links to all of the sources referred to in the description of the talk on archive.org – you can also hear the full talk including a section from Lara Drew at that link.

For more on connections between animal liberation and anarchism, check out episode 202 and you can also hear about the Fast for Freedom mentioned in the talk on episode 192 and listen to episode 131 for more on mental health and animal advocacy.

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Clips:

AJJNow that I’m at the top of my game’; Talk ‘An Anarchist Analysis of the Campaign Against Live Animal Export’ by Jess Ison, Lara Drew and Nick; Anti-FlagRacists’.

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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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Clips:

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’.

Patty Mark with James Aspey and other animal activists.

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This episode features Patty Mark from Animal Liberation Victoria on the 5 Day Fast and Justice Camp happening outside Diamond Valley Pork in Melbourne right now.

There’s also a talk from veterinarian Dr Sy Woon from Sentient on ‘Speciesism – and Inherent Barriers to Ethical Changes and Animal Advocacy – in the Veterinary Industry’. This talk is from the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference. See the notes from episode 152 for links to all of the talks from this conference, you can also see episode 179 for the same for the 2017 conference.

Sy Woon.

Also mentioned throughout the episode is: the importance of activist media (check out the radio show Indymedia – whole episodes, individual interviews – for another example of this kind of media), anarchism and animal liberation (for more on this, you can listen to the panel discussion on this topic featuring Nick and others here or on episodes 152 and 153), and the Animal Activists Forum (which we discussed on episodes 187 and 188).

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Clips:

Local Resident FailureThe Funeral’, Patty Mark on the 5 Day Fast and Justice Camp, Dr Sy WoonSpeciesism – and Inherent Barriers to Ethical Changes and Animal Advocacy – in the Veterinary Industry’, AbolicionSave Me’.

Nick refers to this book in his talk that is featured on this episode.

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This episode features Nicks’ talk: ‘They’re calling me a terrorist’ (but they probably shouldn’t): The Social Construction of “Eco-Terrorism”. You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here and it is also embedded below. This talk is from the most recent Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference – see the show notes for episode 179 for links to listen to all of the talks from this conference. Thanks to Adam from VeganSci for helping out with the recordings this year!

We start off the episode by discussing civil liberties concerns about new counter-terrorism laws in Australia. Also covered throughout the episode is: the SBS show ‘Sex, War, Robots’; join us at the Animal Activists Forum; and updates on episode 173, which covered the Grenfell Tower fire, economic inequality under neoliberalism and the labelling of terrorism.

For more information on the topic of “eco-terrorism”, see the links in Nick’s PowerPoint above and we also recommend our interview with Will Potter from episode 98.

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Clips:

Jamaica Plain ‘I Wish I Knew’, Nicks’ talk: ‘They’re calling me a terrorist’ (but they probably shouldn’t): The Social Construction of “Eco-Terrorism”, LowkeyTerrorist’, If A Tree Falls documentary, Lowkey ft. Mai Khalil ‘Ghosts of Grenfell’.

*This quote is from US Senator David Hinkins who said new laws were needed to stop “terrorists” such as “the vegetarian people” who “are trying to kill the animal industry”.

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Nick is joined by Luc Brien, former host of Team Earthling (or “Tearthling”) animal rights podcast, to give a recap of the 2017 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania conference. The episode features a talk from this conference, Esther Alloun: Intersectionality And Its Discontents: Animal Politics In Palestine-Israel. You can listen to the Q and A from this talk here. You can listen to all of the talks from this conference here and each talk is also listed individually below (at the bottom of the show notes for this episode). Thanks to VeganSci for helping out with these recordings!

Also discussed on this episode is activism against horse-drawn carriages in Melbourne as part of the conference. For photos, tweets, posts etc from the conference, check out #ICASOceania2017 on Twitter and Facebook. In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania. You can also listen to a recap of last year’s ICAS Oceania conference, as well as see links to all of the talks from this conference, on episode 152 of our podcast.

If you’re in Melbourne, come along to the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair! We’ll have an ICAS stall there all day (10am-6pm, 12th August, Brunswick Town Hall) and Nick will be speaking about anarchy and animals with Jess Ison at 5pm: Facebook event page.

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Clips:

ChumpedUnion Square’, Esther Alloun: Intersectionality And Its Discontents: Animal Politics In Palestine-Israel, 10 Foot PollRachel Corrie’.

Talks from the conference (alphabetised by the speaker’s first name):

Adam Cardilini: Establishing a multidisciplinary vegan research agenda to accelerate animal liberation.

Anarchist Black Cross Melbourne: The Importance of Writing to Political Prisoners.

Belinda Bos: What Does Health At Every Size Mean For Vegan Activism?

Dan Kidby: Speciesist to the Core: Legal Rights and Rationality.

Esther Alloun: Intersectionality And Its Discontents: Animal Politics In Palestine-Israel – played on this episode.

Esther Alloun and Guy Scotton: Q and A.

Guy Scotton: Species, Contract And Domination.

Jess, Nick, Naty and Cee: Femme Panel – Jess’s part is played on episode 185.

Katie Batty: How human overpopulation impacts other animals and what you can do about it – audio, PowerPoint.

Kirsten Leiminger: Mind Your Own Body Business.

Lara Drew: Radical Adult Learning From Below: The Learning Processes of Direct Action Animal Activists.

Luc Brien: Who’s Fake News? You’re Fake News! Media and Information Literacy in Activist Spaces – Luc discusses this topic on episodes 180 and 181.

Nick Pendergrast: ‘They’re calling me a terrorist’ (but they probably shouldn’t): The Social Construction of “Eco-Terrorism” – audio, PowerPoint – played on episode 186.

Nick Pendergrast, Lara Drew and Jess Ison: Veganism, Colonialism and Single Issue Campaigns – you can see Nick’s “pretty” drawing referred to during this workshop here.

Sy Woon: Speciesism – and Inherent Barriers to Ethical Changes and Animal Advocacy – in the Veterinary Industry.

Tara Ward: Licence to kill: how Australia’s new wildlife laws threaten animals and democracy.

Yamini Narayanan: Cow Protectionism And Indian Animal Advocacy, The Fracturing And Fusing Of Social Movements.

*If any of the speakers would like any changes to the way you or your talk is described, or would like any edits to the audio of your talk, or would like to send us your PowerPoint so we can link to it, please contact us.

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Lara Drew (left), Jess Ison (centre) and Nick Pendergrast (right). Photo thanks to Leigh-Chantelle: http://www.leigh-chantelle.com/

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This episode features part two and three of a panel discussion on anarchism and animal liberation, featuring Jess Ison, Lara Drew and Nick. You can hear part one of this talk on episode 152 – this episode also has links to all of the talks from the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies conference, where this panel was recorded.

During the panel, Nick discusses the book Free Women Of Spain: Anarchism And The Struggle For The Emancipation Of Women and his article with Dr Theresa Petray on Indigenous and animal activism – you can listen to a talk on this here: Experimental Utopias and Social Change – Examples from Australian Non-Hegemonic Activism.

The episode also includes a little bit of Dinesh Wadiwel’s talk from the Queer Animalities panel discussion, also featuring Jess Ison and Javed.

At the end of the episode there is a brief discussion on the importance of prioritising women’s voices, which can lead to accusations of reverse “sexism”.

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Clips:

Frenzal RhombGuns Don’t Kill Ducklings (Ducklings Kill Ducklings)’; Part 2 of Panel discussion on anarchism and animal liberation, featuring Jess Ison, Lara Drew and Nick: Why does Anarchism and Animal Liberation need to be considered?; Dinesh Wadiwel’s talk from the Queer Animalities panel discussion; Part 3 of Panel discussion on anarchism and animal liberation, featuring Jess Ison, Lara Drew and Nick: What does Animal Liberation and Anarchism look like in practice?; Daryl Hall & John OatesManeater’.

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Photo thanks to Leigh-Chantelle: http://www.leigh-chantelle.com/

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of the anarchism and animal liberation panel, here: Anarchism and Animal Liberation in Practice. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.