Posts Tagged ‘Idle No More movement’

*Both this slogan and the above image are from the One Billion Rising website.

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This episode covers the One Billion Rising event, which encourages people to: ‘STRIKE, DANCE, RISE in your community & Demand an end to violence’. To help us discuss this, we are joined by feminist activist Elena Trethowan, who is helping to organise One Billion Rising events. For an event near you, see here and for those in Australia, you can also view the One Billion Rising Australia Facebook page. Before we get onto this event, we discuss some other feminist-related issues, including a feminist-themed ‘What you HAVEN’T learnt from the media this week’, how men also suffer from gender roles, “nice” guys, comedian Jamie Kilstein’s opposition to rape culture in stand-up comedy (see from 1.44.10 onwards of this video) and the tables turning on “slut shamers”.

Other topics beyond feminism that we cover are: Ruth DeSouza’s account of her first Invasion Day, Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott “cashing in” on natural disasters, Chief Theresa Spence from the Idle No More movement ends her hunger strike, John Pilger’s videos, the website Our Vegan Pregnancy, Avenue magazine, and being concerned about ALL forms of oppression rather than being “single-issue”.

Alternative Media:

feministe.us

Clips:

PinkStupid Girls’, DJ Mydnyt ‘Corporate Network (pull the strings)’, That Mitchell and Webb Look (series 3, episode 5 & series 3, episode 2), Rafael CasalBarbie & Ken 101’, The IT Crowd (series 1, episode 3), Austin PowersFlight of the Conchords ‘Too Many Dicks (on the Dance Floor)’, Interview with Elena Trethowan on Perth Indymedia on RTR 92.1FM – with Katie, Anti-FlagFeminism is for Everyone (with a beating heart and functioning brain)’ – lyrics here.

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This image is taken from MaoriBoy Productions.

You can download this episode on MediaFire here (32MB).

This episode covers Idle No More – the exciting new movement for Indigenous sovereignty and the environment. We cover the beginnings of the movement, Democracy Now!’s coverage, Idle No More and anti-consumerism, Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike, flash mobs including one in North Bay, Ontario – you can watch this one here (short version) or here (long version), comparisons with the Occupy movement, and the movement spreading around the world – including Alaska (U.S.A.). We play an awesome voicemail from Jon who discusses links between the Idle No More movement and Indigenous protests in Aotearoa (New Zealand) – where he’s from, who gets to define Indigenous and a shared history of oppression amongst Indigenous people all around the world. See below under ‘Clips’ for more sources from Jon on Idle No More and Indigenous issues generally.

We also have a return of the segment ‘What you HAVEN’T learnt from the media this week’, where we cover an “important” story from the Herald Sun on an incident on Twitter. Other topics covered are: the latest episode of The Unconventionist, our 2012 report on how many people visited our website and where they were from etc, Team Earthling animal rights podcast, The Traveling Vegan which has vegan recipes and product reviews, Katie’s article on ethical rings, and climate change denial and shitty media coverage continues despite Australia’s heat wave.

Alternative Media:

Democracy Now!.

Clips:

Democracy Now! ‘Idle No More’, A Tribe Called RedThe Road’, Billy Bragg ‘Never Buy the Sun’, The ChaserTen Years of Zoot Review’Anti-Flag ‘Underground Network’, Peep Show (series 2, episode 2), Austin Powers, The IT Crowd (series 1, episode 2), The Adventures of Lano and Woodley (series 2, episode 4), The ChaserBABY parody – Tony Abbott’, Jon’s Voicemail, The BeatlesRevolution’.

Further info on Idle No More: Redmanlaughing.com (mentioned in his voicemail), Indigenous Radio Waves – has had lots of content on Idle No More, the article #IdleNoMore in Historical Context from the website ‘Decolonization’ and a Talk by Russell Diabro which breaks down the Indigenous Act and gives a message to Idle No More.

Books on Indigenous issues generally: Huia Short Stories 4: Contemporary Maori Fiction, Resistance: An Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism, Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou: Struggle Without End.

This image is taken from Blonderland.

You can download this episode on MediaFire here (50MB).

This episode gives practical advice on how to live vegan, including eating healthy without any animal products and also other actions we can take for animals beyond diet. We play Nick’s talk ‘Living Healthy and Cruelty-Free’ from the 2012 Cruelty Free Festival. You can view the powerpoint for this talk here and you can view the article based on this talk, with links to further information, here. We also discuss some of our favourite meals and smoothiesvegan products, the new four food groups, exercising, NoMeatAthlete.com, the CD ‘The Workout’ by Stic from Dead Prez, Living Vegan magazine, and The Vegan Easy Challenge. Before we get onto the practical aspects of living a healthy vegan lifestyle, we play Nick’s interview and discuss Lyn MacLaren’s comment on live export, the number of animals in Australia killed in live export compared to in other industries – as was done on the Team Earthling podcast, plus dairy, eggs and honey.

Other issues covered on the episode include FBI repression of the Occupy movement and other social movements, Nick’s Twitter fight with Scot MacDonald – Liberal Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, the South African government makes support for Israel boycott its official policy, and the Idle No More movement.

Book Recommendation:

Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World by Bob and Jenna Torres

Clips:

Scott Pilgrim, Henya ManiaVegan Style – Gangnam Style Parody’, Dimitris KotsovolosOppan Chomsky Style’, Live export story by Henri Neelson from Edith Cowan University – features an interview with Nick Pendergrast, Stephen Colbert on Temple Grandin, Good Clean FunVegan Revolution Draft Dodger’, A Cow’s “Sophie’s Choice” – 25.00-26.00 of Melanie Joy’s talk on Carnism, Peep Show ‘Series 4, Episode 5’, Noam ChomskyThe Emerging Framework of World Power’, Nick Pendergrast ‘Living Healthy and Cruelty-Free’, Austin PowersCNNNNPeep Show ‘Series 3, Episode 6’, The Stic ‘Healthy Living’, The Stic ‘Runner’s High’, Peep Show ‘Series 4, Episode 2’, Bee Movie, Against Me!Baby, I’m an Anarchist!’, The Stic ‘Healthy Living’, Scott Pilgrim.