Posts Tagged ‘Australian politics’

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With coronavirus restrictions easing across Australia, we argue that the aim should not be to return to normal, but rather to create a different society that addresses the inequalities and hardships that existed well before the pandemic.

We also discuss US politics and make a similar case against going back to normal post-Trump, highlighting the need to tackle ongoing problems with health care, the environment and class inequality.

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NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, Briggs & Tim Minchin ‘HouseFyre (Lockdown Video) #StayHome’, NowThis News ‘Trump Caught On Hot Mic Before Coronavirus Address’.

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Cartoon by: Lucas Varela

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On this show we respond to common criticisms of the Left, covering “woke culture”, “virtue signalling” and “cancel culture”. We also have some additional discussion on the Australian bushfires and climate change, which we covered on our last episode.

This is a Social Justice Warrior Happy Hour Summer Special on 3CR Community Radio 855AM.

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NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah ‘Obama Challenges ‘Woke Culture‘, Adam Bandt ‘Anthony Coalbanese’ – from the ‘PROTEST: Sack Scomo – Fund the Firies – Climate Action Now (VIC)’ (audio on archive.org), David RovicsI’m a better anarchist than you’, Colour Me WednesdayCat Hair’, LowkeySoundtrack to the Struggle 2 (feat. Noam Chomsky)’.

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Image from @roweafr on Twitter – editorial cartoonist for the Australian Financial Review.

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This episode covers the devastating fires all around Australia and the political and media response.

It is a Social Justice Warrior Happy Hour Summer Special on 3CR Community Radio 855AM.

Overview of the crisis:

The latest on the NSW and Victorian bushfires’ (article on news.com.au).

Kate Ng ‘Australia wildfires: Half a billion animals and plants killed as glaciers turn black’ (article on the Independent).

Calla Wahlquist ‘Falls Festival at Lorne cancelled due to extreme heat, amid mounting bushfire threat’ (article on the Guardian).

Charis Chang ‘Former fire and emergency chiefs will host emergency summit about unprecedented bushfires’ (article on news.com.au).

Air quality ‘Very Unhealthy’ in Melbourne CBD (according to data from the Environment Protection Authority Victoria – 3rd Jan).

Government Response:

Scotty from Marketing: ‘Let’s live optimistically’ (tweet with articles from Scott Morrison).

Mexie ‘Our World’s on Fyre (ft. BlackGoat666)’ (video on Youtube).

Nick’s Facebook post on comments by the Fire Brigade Employees Union NSW and the incompatibility of neoliberalism and preventing and responding to this crisis.

Amy Remeikis ‘Volunteer NSW firefighters to be compensated, government says’ (article on the Guardian).

Media Response:

Nick’s article ‘Insiders, Outsiders: Media And Climate Change And Repeating, Without Question’ on newmatilda.com.

Amanda Meade ‘The Australian: Murdoch-owned newspaper accused of downplaying bushfires in favour of picnic races’ (article on the Guardian).

Picture from the Guardian article by Amanda Meade linked to above.

Take Action:

Protest: Victoria is burning! This is a climate emergency.

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj ‘How To Survive 2020’.

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Clips:

NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, The Juice Media ‘Honest Government Ad – 2019 Election’, Frank Turner ‘21st Century Survival Blues’, Onsind ‘Never Trust a Tory’, Anti-Flag ‘Underground Network’.

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We discuss the TV shows The Society, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and The Bold Type, plus some politics stuff:

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OnsindImmature’, Secular TalkInfowars Pulls Video After Random Woman Trolls Them To Perfection’, Peep ShowSod You All’, Austin Powers, Peep ShowMark’s Presentation’, Petrol GirlsBig Mouth’.

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