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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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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Image from the Climate Emergency XR Snap Rally in Melbourne that we discuss on this episode. Pic from: https://www.facebook.com/XRVictoria/

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We commiserate about the election result and bring you speeches and music from the Climate Emergency XR Snap Rally in Melbourne. We play a speech from Violet (pictured in the small Mixcloud pic above) and music from Steven and Mark. You can listen to our full recording of the event here. You can get active with Extinction Rebellion, The Global General Strike to Save the Planet and The City Roars, an upcoming rally for climate action in Melbourne.

Good to see the Simpsons references still going strong!

We also discuss animal agriculture, veganism and the climate emergency. For more on this you can hear our 172nd episode and ‘Achieving Environmental Liberation Through Animal Liberation’ on Freedom of Species.

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Clips:

The Simpson’s in Australia ‘It’s an emergency’, Steven and Mark from the Climate Emergency XR Snap Rally in Melbourne ‘Stand Up, Fight Back’, Peep Show ‘Jez Forgets The Turkey’, Violet’s speech from the rally, Steven and Mark from the rally ‘What you gonna do?’, Steven and Mark from the rally ‘Never Doubt’.

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The United Australia Party will win government.

Palmer has this election in the bag but we thought we’d put out this episode anyway.

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We’re joined by Nick’s cousin Emil Raji and we discuss the upcoming Australian federal election and how we’ll be voting. We also discuss the Left-shift within the Labor party (compared to the Rudd/Gillard governments), the Centrist-shift by the Greens, the declining popularity of neoliberalism, so many scandals in this election, the biggest lies of the election, Nick’s changing views on the Animal Justice Party, and we very briefly touch on anarchism and voting thanks to the Aotearoa Anarchist Review – if you’d like to hear more on this topic, check out episode 137.

See below for how Nick is voting (for now – we welcome any feedback – please contact us with any suggested changes). Note that this is not how Katie or Emil are voting.

House of Representatives

4=Ruby O’Rourke            (Independent)

2=Steph Hodgins-May   (Greens)

6=Steven Armstrong      (Sustainable Australia)

7=Kate Ashmor (Liberal)

3=Chris Wallis    (Independent)

1=Craig McPherson         (Animal Justice)

9=Christine Kay (Rise Up Australia)

8=Helen Lucy Paton        (United Australia)

5=Josh Burns     (Labor)

Senate

See an article by Richard Denniss making the case for numbering the boxes beyond just 6. Also see this Guardian article which gives a brief overview of all of the “micro-parties” in the Senate. This Facebook post also does a similar thing with a post-it note explanation of each of the parties.

The first six are in bold and the parties with a * next to their number indicate that I have changed the order since we recorded the episode. Please contact us if you have any suggested changes and I’m open to making further changes.

21=A LNP

12*=B Republican Party of Australia

9*=C Socialist Equality Party

18=D The Small Business Party

E Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)

F United Australia Party

G Shooters, Fishers and Farmers

13=H Climate Action! Immigration Action! Accountable Politicians! (formerly Senator Online)

15=I Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party

8*=J Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party

16=K Citizens Electoral Council

11*=L Australian Democrats

4=M Independents for Climate Action Now

N Liberal Democrats

10*=O Secular Party of Australia

17=P Labour DLP

Q Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

3=R Pirate Party

14=S Voteflux.org Upgrade Democracy

5*=T Australian Workers Party

1=U Animal Justice Party

2*=V The Greens (VIC)

W Rise Up Australia Party

6*=X Australian Labor Party

20=Y Sustainable Australia

7*=Z Sunny Chandra & Robert Whitehill

AA Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party

AB Australian Conservatives

AC The Great Australian Party

19=AD Health Australia Party

AE Yellow Vest Australia

Ungrouped Independents

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Sammy J ‘S2 (ep13) Robin Bill Of Shorten Forest’, Countdown To Glory ‘S1 (ep2) The Not Loss’, Sweeney Todd ‘There’s No Place Like London’, Scotty Doesn’t Know, The TutsGive us something worth voting for’.

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On this episode we challenge the Australian government’s claim that tax cuts for business will lead to higher wages for workers. We also discuss concerning government influence over the ABC on this issue (see the Guardian and Media Watch for more on this) and which sector Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull serves, demonstrated by his reversal on the Banking Royal Commission once the banks requested it themselves.

We also discuss the Australian Unions campaign to Change the Rules and bring fairness back.

The episode features a great video from Juice Media on the proposed charity gag law by the Australian government, which we discussed on episode 201. Please watch and share the video here and it is also embedded below. We also encourage people to contact the Labor party to urge them to reject these laws.

Finally, you can hear Nick interviewed on the ABC discussing his article on dogs being considered property under the law. You can hear Nick at 23:20 into this episode of Evenings with Melanie Tait.

Thanks to everyone who put us well over our Crowd Funding target! We’ll be buying a new microphone to improve the sound quality of the show and we’ll also do another video podcast with our new equipment to thank everyone for their support 🙂

Clips:

PropagandhiRock for Sustainable Capitalism’, Mad As HellBusinesses Passing on Profits to Workers?’, The Juice MediaHonest Government Ad, Charity Gag Law’, Tracy ChapmanFast Car’.

Episode title inspired by a quote from Jess Ison.