Posts Tagged ‘class’

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.

This episode is brought to you by Deborah from goveganscotland.com – thanks a lot to Deborah for donating to our Crowdfunding campaign! Deborah recommends people check out the book Fat Gay Vegan: Eat, Drink and Live Like You Give a Sh!t by Sean O’Callaghan.

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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’.

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Because Australian tourists are the REAL victims here! There is a strong focus on Australian tourists being “duped” in the campaign against dog meat in Bali.

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This episode covers the Bali dog meat scandal, where Australian tourists have been eating dogs thinking they were eating a different species of animal. To discuss this, Nick is joined by his cousin Emil Raji, who has lived in Bali for most of his life. We give a critical perspective on this scandal and the campaign against it, highlighting the nationalism and racism underlying the outrage behind eating dogs as particularly exceptional or worse than eating other animals.

We play Nick’s talk ‘Rescuing Dogs in a Mercedes-Benz: Animal Advocacy in China’. This talk gives a critical perspective on Western opposition to the dog meat trade. You can view the PowerPoint for this talk here and it is also embedded above. This talk is from the most recent TASA (The Australian Sociological Association) conference. You can listen to other talks from this conference here and you can hear our recap of this conference on episode 151.

We also play Colin Salter’s talk ‘Normativity, Intersectionality and States of Exception’, which argues that animal advocates shouldn’t focus on the relatively small number of animals killed in non-Western counties as exceptional but instead address the far more widespread animal slaughter in Western countries. This talk was recorded at the most recent Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania conference. You can hear a recap of this conference on episode 152 and there are links to audio of all of the talks from it in the show notes of that episode. Also a reminder about the upcoming ICAS Oceania conference (14-16 July) and the Development for Species – Animals in society, animals as society conference (18-19 September). They are both in Melbourne.

I spotted this at the vet. On the episode I mentioned that it was the ‘Fuck Off We’re Full’ sticker but it was actually a different racist sticker alongside the Sea Shepherd sticker – same problem though – do animal campaigns feed into racist attitudes?

Other stuff covered on this episode is: the thousands of dogs killed in Australia each year, using the website/app happycow.net to help with vegan eating in Bali and all around the world, nationalism and racism in the campaign against live export – for more on this, check out episode 97 (also featuring Emil) and Nick’s talk ‘Live Animal Export, Humane Slaughter And Media Hegemony’.

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Clips:

Madness on tha Block ‘Ironi’, Nick’s talk ‘Rescuing Dogs in a Mercedes-Benz: Animal Advocacy in China’, Colin Salter’s talk ‘Normativity, Intersectionality and States of Exception’, Ugly Bastard ‘Menuju Pulau Seribu Luka’.

Check out Emil’s photography on Instagram!

were-all-fucked

Image from @ozcjr on Twitter.

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Sick of hearing about President Trump? Us too…so here is some more Trump coverage! We discuss the election result and the importance of the Left moving beyond ‘progressivism of the rich’.

To analyse the election and the fall-out, we draw on Naomi Klein, Thomas Frank, Bernie Sanders and Russell Brand.

There’s a discussion of left-wing critiques of identity politics and an anarchist defence of identity politics – thanks to Rebecca from Anarchist Affinity. For more on identity politics, check out our 117th episode.

There’s also a breakdown of who voted for which party based on race, income etc.

For more of our coverage of the election, check out our recent posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Clips:

Morrissey ‘America is not the World’, LazertitsBoss Bitch’, South ParkKumbaya My Lord’, Russell Brand The TrewsTrump. Right. Okay, the world’s gone nuts (E372)’, B. DolanWhich Side Are You On?’ – for more versions of this classic song, check out Which Side podcast.

You can listen to a short (11 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on Trump and class, here: Who Are These People Who Voted for Trump?. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

major-parties

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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.

Clips:

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’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features Nick’s discussion on Trump and class, here: Small Elements of Legitimacy Amongst a lot of Illegitimacy in Trump’s Campaign. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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On this episode we’re joined by anti-war activist Kirsten Bayes from the other side of the road (or perhaps world) to discuss Brexit.

To hear more from Kirsten, check out episode 185 of Which Side Podcast and episode 35 of our podcast. Be sure to follow @KirstenBayes and @StopTheArmsFair on Twitter!

We also discuss the (lack of!) election result in the Australian federal election, Linda Burney, Pauline Hanson, Sammy J on privilege and disadvantage, Dio Wang – leader of the Palmer United Party?, and the dangers of the possibly upcoming same-sex marriage plebiscite – check out episode 135 for more on this.

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Clips:

SmoshBoxman for President’, Interview with Kirsten Bayes, FaithlessDon’t Leave’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features the end of our discussion with Kirsten, focusing on what people can do to make positive change post-Brexit, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

 

celesteliddle

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This episode features Celeste Liddle’s International Women’s Day Address, recorded at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre. Some of the points her talk covers include:

  • Celeste’s upbringing and how it has informed her politics today.
  • Intersectionality.
  • Women’s liberation is just a start, same with all other causes.
  • We should liberate the most vulnerable rather than trickle down social justice.
  • Choice is linked to privilege.

intersectionality

For more information on this talk and for a recording that includes the whole talk and the Q and A after the talk (covering topics such as education in schools on Indigenous issues, disabilities in Indigenous communities and self-care for Women of Colour), see here. You can also view the text of this talk here.

Be sure to check out Celeste’s blog blackfeministranter.blogspot.com.au, follow her on Twitter @Utopiana and like her Facebook page. You can also hear another talk from Celeste on our 108th episode.

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Clips:

Meagan TrainerNo’, Bob RandallBrown Skin Baby (They Took Me Away)’, Thelma PlumDollar’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Celeste’s talk, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

on bullshit jobs

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Nick is joined by sustainable transport advocate Jeremy Mendelson from Critical Transit and Transit Matters podcasts for the entire episode. We discuss: national politics, Bernie Sanders, Jeremy’s experience with 9-5 work, trying to escape the 9-5, anthropologist David Graeber on bullshit jobs, The Happy Movie, living vegan on a low income, the new four (vegan) food groups and basic income.

You can hear Nick on Critical Transit podcast discussing sustainable transport and how it relates to issues such as class, justice and animals. You can also hear Nick and Katie on episodes 7 and 8 of Jeremy’s other podcast, Politicized.

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Clips:

Derrick Jensen ‘Selling Fingers’ from the CD – The Other Side of DarknessIntro5pect ‘No More Time’, Rise Against ‘401 Kill’, The Smith Street BandPostcodes (for People who will not Arrest me)’, Jeffery Lewis and Helen SchreinerDo They Owe Us a Living?’, Colour Me Wednesday and PerkieDon’t Waste Your Breath’.

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick and Jeremy’s discussion on bullshit jobs, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.