Posts Tagged ‘Emil Raji’

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)


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 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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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 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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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!

4 things everyone hates

Image from ‘Indigenous incredible indonesian meme’ on Facebook:

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This time we’re joined by Nick’s cousin Emil Raji, who runs Sailboat Records and plays in the band A City Sorrow Built (and others). We discuss the colonial implications of the #boycottBali campaign, which was started in reaction to two Australian citizens, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, being executed in Bali for drug trafficking.

We mention the Australian Federal Police’s role in their execution, a Roy Morgan poll on Australian attitudes towards drug smugglers being executed, and tourism and exploitation. We also question the Australian government’s “concern” over human rights, when it has a horrible human rights record itself, as well as supporting other countries despite their human rights abuses, such as China and Saudi Arabia.

We also look into the racist Reclaim Australia movement and the Rally Against Racism counter-movement, starting with the article ‘Reclaim Australia Accidentally Reclaims 1930s Germany‘ by The Backburner on SBS Comedy. We discuss the article ‘Why Were Most of the Anti-Reclaim Australia Protestors White?’ by Sanmita Verma, protesting and privilege, and the importance of intersectionality and people of colour leading social movements. For more on Reclaim Australia and the Rallies Against Racism, check out episode 94.

Also covered throughout the episode is: why nationalism is ridiculous, as well as racism in the live export campaign and animal advocacy generally. You can hear more on this topic by listening to Javed’s talk ‘Class, Race and Veganism’, which we played on episode 54.

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Bunga HitamSetara’, Payung TeduhUntuk Perempuan Yang Sedang Dalam Pelukan’, CJ Reay aka The Casual Terrorist on Queer Punx podcast, Hikari Todoじかん’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion with Emil on the colonial implications of the Boycott Bali campaign, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.