Posts Tagged ‘Dr Cornel West’

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This show features speeches from the Melbourne Blak Lives Matter rally – the recording is thanks to 3CR Community Radio. We also discuss how significantly the Black Lives Matter movement has changed public opinion in the US and beyond, drawing on The New York Times article ‘How Public Opinion Has Moved on Black Lives Matter’ by Nate Cohn and Kevin Quealy.

Another topic covered is Australia’s racist history, which included slavery.

Other podcasts covering this movement:


Sesame Street explain Black Lives Matter – we got the audio from Late Night with Seth Meyers, ‘Cornel West Explains the Protests’ – from the Bernie Sanders YT Channel, Speeches from the Melbourne Blak Lives Matter rally – recording from 3CR Community Radio, Jimblah and Ellie May ‘Black Life Matters’.

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On this episode Nick looks into the forced closure of Aboriginal communities in Australia. He interviews Bella Bropho about the recent police invasion of the Aboriginal refugee camp at Matagarup in Perth, which is providing a haven for people losing their homes as a result of these closures.

A speech by Damion Hunter [aka King Brown] (embedded below), an actor, rapper, writer and activist, is also featured on the episode – covering the forced closure of Aboriginal communities.

There is also some of Dr Cornel West’s recent talk (embedded below), where he linked the ongoing oppression of Indigenous people in Australia to racism in the United States.

Other stuff covered on the episode is: what you can do to stand up against the forced closure of Aboriginal communities (thanks to the Facebook page Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Australia), racism in Western attitudes towards Chinese dog slaughter and a plug for Perth Indymedia.

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Briggs ‘Bad Apples’, Our Interview with Bella Bropho, Rap News#31: The EuroDiVision Contest – feat. Merkel, Žižek & IMF’, King Brown Protests Kirribili House, Dr Cornel West on the Ongoing Oppression of Aboriginal People in Australia, Run The Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha ‘Close Your Eyes (And Count to F**k)’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features our interview with Bella Bropho and an introduction from Nick, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*This quote is taken from the Facebook page Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Australia.