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Independent journalist Will Potter with the new Rise Against record ‘The Eco Terrorist in Me’, which features a song that is inspired by Will’s work and another with spoken word from Will. The pic is from greenisthenewred.com

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On this episode we’re joined by independent journalist Will Potter from greenisthenewred.com. He discusses: what ‘green is the new red’ refers to (linking the previous “red scare” about communism to the current “green scare” about animal and environmental activists), the way repressive laws target both militant and moderate activists, the ways these laws are creeping into Australia and elsewhere around the world, the power of corporations and their free movement around the world, and coalition building between different social movements united against repressive laws. Will also speaks about his collaboration with Rise Against (as shown above) and the power of punk music in bringing about social change and politicising youth. Also covered is emotional versus physical harm as a result of militant activism and using graphic footage in a way that is consistent with animal liberation – for more on these topics, check out our post-ICAS discussion with Team Earthling.

Some more plugs for Will: buy his book Green is the New Red, check out Team Earthling’s reviews of his book, like Green is the New Red on Facebook, watch his Australian talk, and listen to him being interviewed by our friend Jess from ICAS.

Also covered throughout the episode is: proposed anti-protest laws in Western Australia, the Behind the Mask documentary, our favourite green smoothie recipe and Fox’s Party Rings.

This episode is brought to you by “Generous Jess”. Jess is helping to organise Living Green Festival in Canberra on the 4th October 2015 – like the Living Green Facebook page and follow them on Twitter for updates. Thanks a lot to Jess for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Clips:

Rise AgainstThe Eco Terrorist in Me’ – clip with lyrics, Rise AgainstReady to Fall’ – watch the clip here (trigger warning for graphic images of animal suffering), Will PotterPropagandhi Talks About Green is the New Red’, GoldfingerBehind the Mask’ – watch the clip here (trigger warning for graphic images of animal suffering).

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our interview with Will Potter, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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The image above is from Anarchist Affinity.

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Dr (Mother!) Theresa Petray joins us on this episode to discuss Indigenous self-determination in education and beyond. We discuss her article ‘Punishing Truancy is not the Answer in Indigenous Communities’, Chris Graham’s article ‘Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs? Hardly’ and #whiteproverbs. You can see Theresa’s list of publications here and we also encourage you to check out her Tropical Vegan website.

We open the episode with a discussion on Invasion Day and Aldi’s racist t-shirts being pulled. We speak out against animal advocates trying to “veganise” racist holidays like Invasion day rather than boycotting them and creating coalitions with Indigenous people. For more on Invasion Day, listen in to our 22nd episode and Team Earthling’s 110th. We then play Dennis Simmons’s talk from the event ‘What Next for the Australian Left?’ on some of the negative impacts of the Abbott government on Indigenous people and others, followed by Celeste Liddle’s talk on Constitutional recognition for Indigenous people, from the Social Change – Intersectionality or Bust! event by Intersectionality Now.

Other stuff covered on the episode is decolonisation, our latest ‘Find from the Street’, “capitalist” shopping lists, our 2013 WordPress report, the killing of sharks in Western Australia, Nick’s interview with Dr Will Tuttle on his speaking tour of Australia and Aotearoa, Queer Punx podcast and Survival Day events around Australia. We also encourage people to check out our episode on marriage and contact us if you’d like to contribute to our upcoming episode on alternative weddings.

This episode is brought to you by “Mother”. We encourage people to follow Theresa on Twitter and see above for more links to her work. Thanks a lot to Theresa for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Book Recommendations:

Reading for diversity.

Clips:

Reverse PolaritiesInvasion Day’, Come Fly With Me ‘Episode 1’, Dennis Simmons from ‘What Next for the Australian Left?’, Celeste Liddle from the Social Change – Intersectionality or Bust! event, Austin PowersWil AndersonSharks’, Hello LadiesWhat’s he Like?’, Lagwagon from the album ‘Live in a Dive’, Interview and discussion with Dr Theresa Petray, Bart WilloughbyWe Have Survived‘.