Posts Tagged ‘Indigenous Australians’

SOS Blak Australia

Image from sosblakaustralia.com

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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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Clips:

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.

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This placard from the Perth Rally Against Racism was created by @KyeRussell on Twitter. See links below to share it around on Facebook and Twitter.

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Nick is joined by Kathryn Joy for the whole episode and we discuss Reclaim Australia and the Rally Against Racism counter rallies. Reclaim Australia is an anti-Islamic movement with neo-Nazi links. There is an interview with Ray Grenfell, an anarchist activist and host of RTR92.1FM Indymedia, who discusses his experiences at the Melbourne Rally Against Racism and the importance of directly confronting fascists. Kathryn also discusses the Melbourne rally and Nick discusses his experiences at the Perth Rally Against Racism. We also play a couple of speeches from the Perth rally.

Other stuff covered on the episode is: bullshit claims from Reclaim Australia about “Halal funds terrorism” and the “threat” of Sharia Law, Crimethinc and Queer Punx on anti-fascist action, militant anti-fascism and gender, spectacle and protest, diversity of tactics, #ReclaimJeremy, Anarchist Affinity’s guide to being safe and effective against Reclaim Australia, and Indigenous resistance to Reclaim Australia.

You can share around the above pic of the boycott water placard on Facebook and Twitter. Also check out and share around our memes on Reclaim Australia and: Indigenous Australians (Facebook, Twitter), racism (Facebook, Twitter), neo-Nazi links (Facebook, Twitter), apples are Halal (Facebook, Twitter), and oxygen is Halal (Facebook, Twitter). For more on opposing Islamophobia, check out our 70th episode. To hear more from Kathryn, you can listen to her talk on the place of animals in social work, which was played on Team Earthling.

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Clips:

Progressive Podcast AustraliaPerth Rally Against Racism‘, ZSK ‘Antifascista’ – lyrics in English, Legally Brown ‘The Brown Radio Shock Jock’, Interview with Ray Grenfell, Speaker from RRAN at the Perth Rally Against Racism, Farida Iqbal speaking at the Perth Rally Against Racism, Colour Me WednesdayPurge Your Inner Tory’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick’s interview with Ray Grenfell, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

Listen to this episode and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to this episode on StitcherCyber Ears or download it on Archive.org (16MB). 

On this episode we discuss the Aboriginal protests at the G20 Summit in Brisbane, where the Warriors of Resistance (WAR) was introduced. Also at Aboriginal protests during the G20, the Australian flag and effigies of Aboriginal “leaders” labelled as “sell outs” were burnt. We discuss the outrage at the burning of the flag from some white Australians, drawing on a Facebook post from Aboriginal activist Sam Watson, and the way that this anger should be directed towards actual injustice such as Aboriginal deaths in custody and gap in life expectancy compared to the overall Australian averages. We also mention Abbott’s horrible “nothing but bush” comments during the G20, the tokenism of people like Abbott towards Indigenous Australians, and being an ally to Indigenous people. For more coverage of protests against the G20, see Indymedia Australia and our 74th and 75th episodes.

There’s also discussion on police violence against African-American people in the US and solidarity actions in Australia and the UK. We refer to “that hug” in Portland and structural critiques of the police (the problem is bigger than the individual!), anarchist alternatives to the police, and direct action for refugees in Perth (listen to RTR Indymedia’s interview with Victoria Martin – one of the participants in this action – for more on this). We also encourage people to listen in to our 21st episode to hear “the usual Jon” on the self-identification of Maori people in Aotearoa and the 17/11/2014 episode of RTR Indymedia for an interview with Aboriginal activist Iva Haywood, on the Western Australian government closing Aboriginal communities.

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Clips:

Whiteblackatcha (WBA)Coz I’m Aboriginal (One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful Parody)’, Bill HicksBurning Issues’, Austin PowersHurray for the Riff RaffHurray Transmission’.

You can listen to a short (6 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on police violence against African-American people in the US and solidarity actions, here: In Solidarity With Ferguson. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

coggo and S-Ludz

Coggo the anarchist “selling out” by admiring Senator Scott Ludlam on the day of their record breaking protest :p Also pictured are CJ Wallace and Zoidberg from the Melbourne Street Medic Collective.

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This time Nick is joined by Coggo from the Melbourne Street Medic Collective (Melb SMC) for the entire episode. Melb SMC and many other groups formed the Wage Peace Convoy that broke the world record for most protests in one day. Unfortunately Guinness refused to include them, maybe because they’re too busy reporting on really important records like the most business leaders attending a networking event. The Wage Peace Convoy did an amazing 29 protests on the day. One of these was with The First Nation people of Australia, where they demanded that those Indigenous people who perished in the Frontier Wars of Australia’s genesis be remembered at the Canberra War Memorial. The other 28 were aimed at those profiting from, and advocating for, war. Nick and Coggo also discuss: the anti-budget protests in Melbourne, updates on the tunnel picket actions for rail not roads, and the impact of the use of horses by police – both on the horses themselves and protesters.

To find out more about these record breaking protests, see this article by Melb SMC, which features pictures and videos from the day. You can watch Coggo’s speech from the day here. We also encourage people to follow Coggo and Melb SMC on Twitter and like Melb SMC on Facebook. You can hear more from Coggo and Melb SMC on our 29th episode and check out our 35th episode for more on companies profiting from war.

This episode is brought to you by “Generous Jess”. Thanks a lot to Jess for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Clips:

DJ LobsterdustRightNowRightNow (Beastie Boys vs. Love Psychedelico)’, Scott LudlamSpeech Outside Asio’, Austin Powers, PJ HarveyThe Words That Maketh Murder’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode here: Guinness Can’t Handle This World Record. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Image from @KieraGordan. *Thanks to Luc from Team Earthling who we got this term from.

This episode has been released in two parts. You can listen to both parts of the episode and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes here. You can also listen to both parts on Cyber Ears here or download part 1 on MediaFire here (14MB) and part 2 on MediaFire here (24MB). 

We’re here to discuss the Abbottocalypse and though we can’t say the word, we can help you through it. We draw on the article ‘Why an Abbott Election Victory would be Good’ by Andrew P Street to explain some of the positives for the Left in Tony Abbott winning. In part one we recap the Australian federal election, bragging that we called the election result on our 8th episode and discussing the results in the House of Representatives, Adam Bandt from the Greens holds onto his seat in Melbourne but James Diaz loses his, Nova Peris becomes the first Indigenous female in Australia parliament, a record number of “informal” votes, and this would only happen in Australia! We also question whether Abbott will be “a leader for everyone” as he claims – even from his victory speech and him being congratulated by mining companies it’s clear what the party really cares about. We challenge whether he is a leader for Indigenous Australians, people in poor countries whose aid he is cutting or the environment. We also cover the media coverage of the election, including the Murdoch media’s role in Abbott’s victory – with not just one front page calling for an Abbott victory but many, as well as the mainstream media generally leaving out the Greens and discussion on environmental policies. Also covered on part one of this episode was: Malcolm Turnbull has a The Thick Of It incident regarding an internet filter, more on the dodgy “postal voting” scam, and some updates on our 35th episode, which covered Stop the Arms Fair: we encourage people to listen to Kirsten Bayes on In the Sprawl and Al Jazeera and you can see a recap and photos of some of the Stop the Arms Fair actions here.

In part two of the episode, we continue the discussion on the article ‘Why an Abbott Election Victory would be Good’, comparing Street’s predictions of a hostile Senate that will block Abbott’s proposals with the final results. There was some surprising results in the Senate, with minor parties getting in with virtually no primary votes, due to preference deals. As a result, The Greens and others have called for reforms in the Senate voting process. We discuss how Wikileaks did in the Senate, Julian Assange on Rap News being one of the key events of the election (see picture 14), Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa asks Assange to stop making fun of Australian politicians, and Rap News interviewed on mainstream media. Also covered is individuals controlling four different parties in the Senate, and Stevie and ICAS Oceania on the Animal Justice Party’s preferences – you can also read Team Earthling’s statement and listen to their podcast episode on this issue. While The Greens have done very well in the Senate and things look good for their future, Andrew Wilkie has pointed out that the Senate won’t be as hostile to Abbott’s right-wing policies as many of us would have hoped. Even though this is the way it has worked out, there is still the opportunity for social movements to get active to limit the damage cause by the Abbott government. There are so many examples of this already occurring, with vegan activism, refugee rights protests against Abbott and Rudd, and even some satirical protest all happening on election day. We also discuss the event ‘We Need to Talk about Tony’ organised by a broad coalition of leftist groups in Perth, a growing number of protests occurring all around the world (shown visually here), recommendations for alternative media and music, unfuckitup.com, the human rights program that Katie encourages people to donate to, and we accidentally create the new segment ‘What’s Grinding Our Gears This Week?’ – which this time includes the show Kitchen Cabinet.

This episode is brought to you by Coggo from Melbourne Street Medic Collective. You can hear Coggo and the Melbourne SMC team interviewed on our show on our 29th episode! Thanks a lot to Coggo for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Clips (part one):

9 News ‘Tony Abbott Claims Victory’, The Simpsons shared by News.com.au, Anti-Flag ‘The Economy is Suffering…Let it Die’, Malitia Army ‘Back in Time Sound Effect’, Progressive Podcast Australia ‘Episode 8’, Back to the FutureTime Travel Sound Effect’, CNNNN ‘Series 2, Episode 1’, Austin PowersSharks with Lasers’, The Thick of it (Series 1, Episode 1), PropagandhiAnd We Thought Nation States Were A Bad Idea’, NotChukkov ‘Tony Abbott – Ladies Man (Ding Dong Song)’ – we also encourage people to watch Leigh Sales pwning Abbott – which is briefly featured in that song we played, Austin Powers, Flight of the Conchords, The Chaser ‘BABY parody – Tony Abbott’.

Clips (part two):

Lowkey ‘Soundtrack to the Struggle’, Knowing Me Knowing You ‘Bald Brummies Are Back!’, Lowkey ‘Terrorist (part two)’, Derren Brown ‘Guess Whom’, The Chaser’s War on Everything ‘Doctor Who’, The Micallef Program ‘Series 2, Episode 5’ – Question Time, Howard Zinn ‘Civil Disobedience’, The Hamster Decides ‘Episode 5’, Katie GoodmanI Didn’t Fuck It Up’.