Posts Tagged ‘Aotearoa’

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We discuss the white supremacist terrorist attack in Christchurch, Aotearoa (New Zealand) including playing an interview with author, lawyer and human rights activist Qasim Rashid from Democracy Now!

We focus on the importance of challenging Islamophobia and racism all along the spectrum of discrimination and violence (pictured below), and not only at the most extreme and horrific end. This spectrum of violence/discrimination can be used to understand homophobia, as well as Islamophobia, racism and other forms of discrimination.

Image from the chapter ‘Disability and the Continuum of Violence’ by Dr Andrea Hollomotz – from the book Disability, Hate Crime and Violence.

We also discuss the labelling of terrorism depending on race and religion, plus reactions to the attack from Donald Trump, Fraser Anning and Milo Yiannopoulos.

Clips:

Frank TurnerMust Try Harder’, Pussy RiotMake America Great Again’.

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Image from Ron Paul Delegates.

You can download this episode on MediaFire here (40MB).

We begin this episode by discussing same-sex marriage in Aotearoa (New Zealand), drawing on the article ‘NZ’s Same-Sex Marriage Go-ahead Puts Our Leaders to Shame’ by Steve Dow. We then play our interview with Dani Wright on the way in which even same-sex marriage excludes some people eg intersex people, as well as covering other queer issues beyond same-sex marriage, including homelessness amongst queer youth and trans issues. Dani Wright is Co-ordinator of the Freedom Centre, WA State Director of the National LGBTI Health Alliance and Board Vice-Chair of WA Gay & Lesbian Community Services. We finish the episode by arguing for marriage abolition, drawing on Katie’s article ‘Why I Will Have a Wedding But Not a Marriage’ on Ethical Bride and also the article ‘Why Is There A Law On Marriage?’ by Elle Hardy. Other topics covered include: Offbeat Bride, bisexuality, vegan anti-war Anzac cookies, child soldiers in the UK, neoliberalism in Australia, and an article on vegan cats in the Fremantle Herald (pages 6-7) which features an interview with Nathan Verney on his vegan cat Luna – we interviewed Nathan on this topic on Episode 26.

Book Recommendation:

Getting Bi – Voices of Bisexuals Around the World by Robyn Ochs and Sarah E Rowley.

Clips:

NZ Parliament Bursts into Maori Song, Maurice Williamson ‘Rainbow Across My Electorate’, Sweeney Todd ‘Ladies and their Sensitivities’, Nick Pendergrast interviews Dani Wright on Perth Indymedia on RTR 92.1FM (22nd April 2013 episode), Foeknawledge ‘Knowledge is Key’, Austin Powers, Bill Hicks ‘Hooligans’, That Mitchell and Webb Sound – Series 3 ‘Friends of Maid Marion’, GoldfingerWalk Away’, Doug StanhopeOn…Marriage, Gay and Otherwise’, Scrubs ‘Season 3’, Against Me! ‘Baby, I’m an Anarchist!’.

This image is taken from MaoriBoy Productions.

You can download this episode on MediaFire here (32MB).

This episode covers Idle No More – the exciting new movement for Indigenous sovereignty and the environment. We cover the beginnings of the movement, Democracy Now!’s coverage, Idle No More and anti-consumerism, Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike, flash mobs including one in North Bay, Ontario – you can watch this one here (short version) or here (long version), comparisons with the Occupy movement, and the movement spreading around the world – including Alaska (U.S.A.). We play an awesome voicemail from Jon who discusses links between the Idle No More movement and Indigenous protests in Aotearoa (New Zealand) – where he’s from, who gets to define Indigenous and a shared history of oppression amongst Indigenous people all around the world. See below under ‘Clips’ for more sources from Jon on Idle No More and Indigenous issues generally.

We also have a return of the segment ‘What you HAVEN’T learnt from the media this week’, where we cover an “important” story from the Herald Sun on an incident on Twitter. Other topics covered are: the latest episode of The Unconventionist, our 2012 report on how many people visited our website and where they were from etc, Team Earthling animal rights podcast, The Traveling Vegan which has vegan recipes and product reviews, Katie’s article on ethical rings, and climate change denial and shitty media coverage continues despite Australia’s heat wave.

Alternative Media:

Democracy Now!.

Clips:

Democracy Now! ‘Idle No More’, A Tribe Called RedThe Road’, Billy Bragg ‘Never Buy the Sun’, The ChaserTen Years of Zoot Review’Anti-Flag ‘Underground Network’, Peep Show (series 2, episode 2), Austin Powers, The IT Crowd (series 1, episode 2), The Adventures of Lano and Woodley (series 2, episode 4), The ChaserBABY parody – Tony Abbott’, Jon’s Voicemail, The BeatlesRevolution’.

Further info on Idle No More: Redmanlaughing.com (mentioned in his voicemail), Indigenous Radio Waves – has had lots of content on Idle No More, the article #IdleNoMore in Historical Context from the website ‘Decolonization’ and a Talk by Russell Diabro which breaks down the Indigenous Act and gives a message to Idle No More.

Books on Indigenous issues generally: Huia Short Stories 4: Contemporary Maori Fiction, Resistance: An Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism, Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou: Struggle Without End.

This image is taken from redSTACHE.

You can download this episode on MediaFire here.

This episode covers the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), which is a corporate power tool of the 1% that has problems such as secrecy and a lack of transparency, and has also been linked to U.S. interests. On this show we have a great interview with journalist, lawyer and activist Edward Miller live from a rally against the TPPA in Aotearoa (New Zealand), where the TPPA negotiations are taking place. Unfortunately there was police brutality at this rally – see here for an update on this brutality that we didn’t cover on the show. We also discuss free movement for money rather than people and neoliberal globalisation generally. There is some discussion on environmental issues including: 4 degrees of global warming, art for the environment, buying junk at Christmas time, the environmental impact of internet use, ecosearch.org, envirosearch.org and The Species Barrier podcast. Other issues covered are the social benefits of libraries (email the author at rwil2924@uni.sydney.edu.au for a copy of this article), speciesism, Caitlin Moran’s idiotic comment and intersectionality (this time on the links between different forms of oppression amongst humans).

Book Recommendation:

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

Clips:

Leftover Crack ‘Super Tuesday’, CNNNN ‘Series 1, Episode 2’, Noam ChomskyDiscussion on Globalization’, It’s Our Future ‘What is the TPPA?’, Interview with Edward Miller on Perth Indymedia – conducted by Karun Cowper from Occupy Perth and Perth Indymedia, CNNNNAustin PowersPeep Show ‘Series 3, Episode 1’, Leftover Crack ‘Gay Rude Boys Unite’.