Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

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This show features philosopher Paul-Mikhail Catapang Podosky on the free speech and cancel culture debate.

It covers the (in)famous ‘A Letter on Justice and Open Debate’ published in Harper’s Magazine and the lesser known ‘A More Specific Letter on Justice and Open Debate’.

We also cover some common misunderstandings of free speech (supporting free speech doesn’t mean actively platforming the most harmful speech above all others!), the way in which discrimination can be subtly embedded into language and the documentary 13th.

For more on similar issues around cancel culture, check out our 238th episode ‘In Defence of Virtue Signalling – Responding to Common Criticisms of the Left’.

You can also listen to Paul on Freedom of Species: ‘Moving Beyond Killing Animals “Humanely”.’

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This episode features a talk from clinical neuropsychologist Dr Ash Nayate on why ignoring concern for other animals harms people’s mental health. Thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species for this recording – you can listen to Katie and others on Freedom of Species discussing their veganism and the vegan movement at the Spring Vegan Festival at the Meat Market.

Dr Ash’s talk was recorded at the Melbourne March for the End of Speciesism. You can listen to audio of this entire event here and you can also watch videos of the individual speakers: Belinda Morris, Pam Ahern and Lizzie.

We also discuss direct action during the Melbourne Cup for refugees and animals, plus a blockade of Border Force. Keep up with WACA on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on actions like this.

We also discuss World Vegan Day Melbourne, Rally for Regal Monarch (a horse who was killed during The Melbourne Cup horse race), intersectionality and animal advocacy (drawing on Maneesha Deckha’s article ‘Disturbing Images: Peta and the Feminist Ethics of Animal Advocacy’ – see page 49 specifically), Nick’s short-lived fishing career and Katie confronting some dickheads.

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