Posts Tagged ‘ICAS Oceania’

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This episode features the talk ‘Transgender Awareness and The Law’ by Cassandra Giudice from Transgender Awareness Australia. This talk was recorded at the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS Oceania) conference – you can hear all of the talks from this conference here and you can also hear a recap of this conference on episode 152.

We’re also joined by Lara Drew and Dan Kidby from Veganarchy who discuss the upcoming 2017 ICAS Oceania conference, which will be in Melbourne from the 15th-16th of July. You can hear them discuss their article ‘The lines are being drawn, the case for a divided animal movement’ on our last episode, #169.

There’s also a discussion on 457 visas and a sense of entitlement over “Australian jobs” – reflected in the Labor party’s shocking Australians First ad. Along similar lines but in a US context, sociologist Michael Kimmel links Donald Trump’s success to white male rage and a sense of entitlement over “our jobs”.

This episode is brought to you by “Critical Animal Katherine” – thanks a lot to Katherine for donating to our Crowdfunding campaign! This Crowdfunding campaign is now over but please support the show by sharing our episodes around on Twitter and Facebook – thanks 🙂 

Book Recommendation:

Tranny – Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace.


Urthboy and Group 120 ‘Jamshed’ – from the album ‘Key of Sea’, War on WomenSecond Wave Goodbye’, the talk ‘Transgender Awareness and The Law’ by Cassandra Giudice, AkalaFire in the Booth – part 1’, Against Me!Norse Truth’.

*This title is a quote from Karen Parker.


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Nick is joined by Adam Cardilini to give a recap of the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference. We play some of the panel discussion on anarchism and animal liberation from the conference, featuring Jess Ison, Lara Drew and Nick. You can listen to all of the talks from this conference here and each talk is also listed individually below (at the bottom of the show notes for this episode).

Also covered on the episode is: the activism we did as part of the conference, Living Green Festival, The Beet Retreat, Dr Sy Woon and Sentient: The Veterinary Institute for Animal Ethics, and the book Anarchism and Animal Liberation: Essays on Complementary Elements of Total Liberation which Lara mentioned during the panel (it has a chapter she co-wrote).

You can view photos from the conference by Jyoti Dambiec and photos and tweets from @veganarchyy – contact us at if you have photos you’d like us to link to. In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania. You can also listen to a recap of last year’s ICAS Oceania conference, as well as see links to all of the talks from this conference, on episode 108 of our podcast.

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Camp CopeWest Side Story’; Jess Ison, Nick Pendergrast and Lara Drew ‘Anarchism and Animal Liberation‘; Gilmore Girls ‘A Year in the Life’ – episode 2; PropagandhiA People’s History of the World’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick and Adam’s conference recap: Reap of ICAS Oceania 2016, Featuring Adam Cardilini. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

Talks from the conference (alphabetised by the speaker’s first name):

Adam Cardilini: Diversity in animal activism: Preparing for impact opportunities for the next 10 years – played on episode 156.

Adam Cardilini, Emma Hurst and Kirstin Leiminger: Animal Activism Q And A.

Alex Vince: Challenging The Pest Epithet.

Bede Carmody: Sustainable activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist – played over episodes 177 and 178.

Carol Drew: Mind over Matter.

Cassie Giudice: Transgender Awareness And The Law – played on episode 170.

Colin Salter: Normativity, Intersectionality & States Of Exception – played on episode 174.

Eliza Littleton: The Inhumane Economy: How capitalism hinders real transformation in the lives of animals.

Eliza Waters: “Live The Good Life”: Discourses of development and modernisation and the export of Australian meat to Asia and the Middle East.

Emma Hurst: Why would somebody continue to eat animals once they become aware of the cruelty?

Emma Wannell: The ideology of efficiency and the human-nature relationship: Exploring the implications of the pursuit of efficiency in the animal agriculture industry.

Jackson Walkden-Brown: Power, Knowledge and Welfare in Australian Intensive Farm Animal Production.

Jeanette Carroll: Animal Activism of the Poor in Australia—Is anyone paying attention?

Jess Ison: Skeleton And Cow: The Body Constructed As Diseased.

Jess Ison, Nick Pendergrast and Lara Drew: Anarchism and Animal Liberation – played on this episode (#152) and episode 153.

Jess Ison, Nick Pendergrast and Lara Drew: Anarchism and Animal Liberation Q and A.

Kirsten Leiminger: Bridging the gap: From theory to practice in abolitionism.

Leigh-Chantelle: Ethics Beyond the Plate – video, audio.

Mike Rosalky: Animals and Law—An Overview.

Nick Pendergrast: Cowspiracies about Meat Eating Environmentalists: A Critical Examination of the Environmental Vegan Movement – PowerPoint, audio – played on episode 172.

Nicole Godwin: Animals and Art.

Richard Iveson: In the Belly of the Beast. On the Force-Feeding of Servitude in Plato’s Republic.

Shan Crosbie: Animals and art: understanding the exploitation of animals through art history.

Stuart White: Eating the earth: Food, diet and sustainability.

Sy Woon: Speciesism – and Inherent Barriers to Ethical Changes and Animal Advocacy – in the Veterinary Industry – played on episode 192.

Tamasin Ramsay: Brahma Kumaris And Veganism.

Teja Brooks: In The Prison House Of Reason: From Pain Management To Total Liberation.

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