Posts Tagged ‘human rights’

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Following on from our discussion with Kirsten Bayes from episode 164, this part of the discussion covers stopping arms fairs and linking human rights and animal rights.

These fossils are testing my faith! From the British Museum – see the link below for more of our pics from our UK trip.

We also discuss our trip to the UK – you can view some photos from our trip here. We focus on London, and specifically our visit to the British Museum, great bike lanes, the Creating Space Project project and vegan/vegan-friendly restaurant recommendations for London: Club Mexicana – Camden, Zizzi – Charlotte St, Vegan Hippo. See Katie’s photos and reviews on Happy Cow for more.

Great bike lanes in London – see the link above for more pics from our trip to the UK.

We also discuss the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (we keep this discussion right until the end of the episode and there are plenty of spoiler alerts).

We were in the UK to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – see the link above for more pics from our trip.

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M.I.A. ft Jay Z ‘Boyz’, Bill Hicks ‘Dinosaurs’, Our interview with Kirsten Bayes, Myq Kaplan – from the album ‘Small, Dork and Handsome’, Suggested FriendsI Don’t Wanna Be A Horcrux For Your Soul’.

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Cartoon by Alan Moir, from smh.com.au

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On this episode, Nick is joined by his brother Liam Pendergrast, one of the many victims of Centrelink’s new compliance system. This new computer system used by Australia’s welfare/social security system is issuing 20,000 debt notices a week, which is not only affecting vulnerable people, but many of these notices are incorrect in their claim that people under-reported their income while on Centrelink.

If you’ve received a false debt letter from Centrelink, you’re not alone – visit notmydebt.com.au and share your story. Also check out #NotMyDebt on Twitter for more stories and information on the issue.

In some Trump-related news, we discuss Jason Brownlee’s article ‘Trump gives no reason to believe U.S. nation-building will end on Jan. 20’ (a topic we discussed with Jason on episode 146) and Amnesty’s International’s petition calling for Obama to take his last chance to leave a lasting human rights legacy. Check out Ward Churchill’s spoken word CD ‘In A Pig’s Eye: Reflections on the Police State, Repression and Native America’ for more on Native American activist Leonard Peltier’s case, which is referred to in Amnesty’s petition.

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Clips:

ThejuicemediaCentrelink Fail – Honest Government Advert’, Freeman Dre & The Kitchen PartyIt’s Good To Have Faith In The Lord’, Choking VictimMoney’ – featuring Michael Parenti, Leonard Cohen ‘The Future’.

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Nick is joined by Sarah Ross from the Refugee Rights Action Network and Kaliyugan Pathmanathan, Project Coordinator of Tamil Eelam Cricket. Cali had to leave Sri Lanka as a refugee to Australia himself and he co-founded this project in order to create a platform for the Tamil diaspora around the world to participate in national and international cricket competitions and also to bridge the gap between newly arrived Tamils in the local community and the pre-existing Tamil community.

We also discuss the importance of the voices of refugees in the movement for refugees, strategies for effective refugee activism and who is to blame for harsh policies towards asylum seekers?

Cali and Sarah also give some critiques of the counter movement against Reclaim Australia. For more critiques, check out Tad Tietze’s article ‘Tackling Reclaim Australia Requires More than a Good Shirt Fronting: So What to Do?’, Sanmita Verma’s article ‘Why Were Most of the Anti-Reclaim Australia Protestors White?’ and our 97th episode.

We finish by playing some of the panel discussion linking human rights, animal rights and environmentalism – featuring Nick, Sarah and Jeff Hansen from Sea Shepherd. We also discuss attitudes towards animals in human rights movements.

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Clips:

Pussy RiotRefugees In’, Kaliyugan Pathmanathan on Tamil Eelam Cricket, Kaber Vasuki ‘Ulagathin Sondhakaran’, Panel discussion linking human rights, animal rights and environmentalism – featuring Nick, Sarah and Jeff Hansen from Sea Shepherd, M.I.A.Borders’.

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*Quote from the M.I.A. song ‘Borders’, which we finished the episode with.

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On this episode, which marks four years of the podcast, the focus is on dogs. We play Nick’s talk ‘Black Dogs Don’t Get Adopted – Linking Human Rights and Animal Rights’ (embedded below). This talk looks into some connections between animal rights and human rights issues, using the fact that black dogs are less likely to be adopted as a starting point. For links referred to throughout the talk, see the description on the Soundcloud page.

We also play an interview Nick recently did on the issue of “dangerous” dog breeds and breed specific legislation (embedded below).

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Clips:

FrozenReindeer[s] are better than people’, Nick’s interview on “dangerous” dog breeds, Nick’s talk ‘Black Dogs Don’t Get Adopted – Linking Human Rights and Animal Rights’, Martin Luther King Jr ‘I’m Black and Beautiful’, Myq Kaplan ‘Flags and Lies’ – from the album ‘Vegan Mind Meld’, Dr Jonathan BalcombeOn Animals Valuing Their Lives’ from Animal Voices podcast, Star Fucking Hipsters ‘Empty Lives’.

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Amnesty International has recently announced that decriminalisation is their official human rights policy on sex work – they explain why here. We discuss this development, partially drawing on and critiquing an episode of ‘The Minefield’ on ABC radio.

Some of the points we cover are: decriminalisation is for sex workers NOT for sex buyers, sex work as work, “First World” versus “Third World” sex work, and sex work and capitalism.

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Clips:

Anti-FlagYou’ll Scream Tonight’, Meghan TrainorAll About That Bass’.

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This episode features an interview with Jane Green and Cameron Cox. Jane Green is a sex worker who is on the Executive Committee of the Scarlet Alliance and Cameron Cox is a sex worker who is involved in a sex worker outreach organisation. They discuss: the links between homophobia and whorephobia, sex work as work, why they are #NotYourRescueProject, Amnesty International’s AGM where different approaches to sex work were debated, and they make the case that decriminalisation is the model that leads to the best outcomes for sex workers.

You can hear part 1 of our interview with Jane and Cameron on episode 64 (sorry for the delay!). Also be sure to follow Cameron on Twitter @CamCoxSyd and check out Jane’s website Sexliesductape.me, follow her on Twitter @Sexliesductape and read her Guardian article ‘Listen to Sex Workers – You’ll Realise we have a lot to say about Labour Rights’.

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Clips:

High DiveTennessee’, Interview with Jane Green and Cameron Cox, Aretha Franklin ‘Respect’.

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*This is a quote from Cameron Cox from the interview featured on this episode.

4 things everyone hates

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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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Clips:

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

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