Posts Tagged ‘John Pilger’

*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 title is taken from the above cartoon (thanks to Fiona Katauskas) and is in reaction to the xenophobic slogan ‘Fuck Off We’re Full’ that is sometimes seen on the back of cars in Australia.

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In this episode we wish everyone a Happy Bogan Day, as we discuss Invasion Day in Australia. We have a great interview with Marianne Mackay, an Indigenous rights activist from the Noongar Tent Embassy, who explains the history of Invasion Day as well as issues affecting Indigenous Australians today. We discuss John Pilger’s documentary ‘The First Australians Fight Back: A Secret Country’, Michael Brull’s article ‘Why I won’t be celebrating Australia Day’, The Northern Territory Intervention/”Stronger Futures”, why nationalism and patriotism are stupid, many groups being left out of “Australian” celebrations, Nick being a pre-teen nationalist and Katie’s Facebook fights about the history of Australia. We also mention some alternative Indigenous events on and around Invasion Day, including Our Last Day of Freedom and Survival Perth 2013 in Perth, The Unsettlement of Australia in Sydney, as well as Indigenous events all around Australia.

Beyond Invasion Day, we cover the article Idle No More for Dummies, the documentary Taking on Tarmageddonthe most recent episode of the Team Earthling podcast – which covers how climate change affects non-human animals and a report on food wastage, the Sistah Vegan Anthology, the Vegans of Color website, The Species Barrier podcast episode on vegan health, and we even have a discussion on woolly mammoths.

Article Recommendations (thanks to Jon):

‘Racism, foreigner communities and the onto-pathology of white Australian subjectivity’ by Toula Nicolacopoulos and George Vassilacopoulos – from the book Whitening Race.

Thoughts on a politics of whiteness in a (never quite post) colonial country: abolitionism, essentialism and incommensurability’ by Jane Haggis.

Clips:

Aussie Aussie Aussie, John PilgerThe First Australians Fight Back: A Secret Country’, The Broadways ‘Everything I Ever Wanted to Know About Genocide I Learnt in the Third Grade’, The U.S. Office ‘Season 8, Episode 1’, Interview with Marianne Mackay on Perth Indymedia on RTR 92.1FM – with Nick Pendergrast and Alex Whisson, CNNNN ‘The Firth Factor’, Lagwagon from the album ‘Live in a Dive’, Peep Show (series 7, episode 3), Interview with Anti-Flag from their DVD Death of a NationThe Chaser ‘Season 1, Episode 3’ of The Hamster Wheel, Bill Hicks ‘A New Flag (Patriotism)’, Rap News ’Australia, Yeah C**t – Australia’s new National Anthem’.

This image is from The Sabbah Report.

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In this episode we give an introduction to the Israel/Palestine conflict, looking at what’s going on right now as well as giving a broader historical perspective. To help us discuss these issues, we are joined by the co-convenors of Friends of Palestine Western Australia, Sarah Haynes and Alex Whisson. Some of the specific topics we cover are: the maps showing Palestinian loss of land, John Pilger’s great documentary ‘Palestine is still the Issue’, Rachel Corrie, Big Brother series one contestant Sara-Marie Fedele’s attempt to solve the conflict, comparisons between Israel and Apartheid South Africa, the boycotts divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in Australia and beyond, as well as a rally in Perth for Gaza (look online for a rally near you). We also have a return of the segment ‘What you HAVEN’T learnt from the media this week’, with a focus on Israel/Palestine. Beyond this topic, we also cover sustainable transport and Hurricane Sandy, Transgender Awareness Week and Australia’s only active street medic collective: Melbourne FACT.

Alternative Media:

Activist Radio.

Clips:

Jamaica Plain ‘I Won’t Run’, Interview with Sarah Haynes on Perth Indymedia on RTR 92.1FM – with Nick Pendergrast and Karun Cowper, Alex Whisson from Perth Indymedia on RTR 92.1FM19th November 2012 episode, Billy Bragg ‘The Lonesome Death of Rachel Corrie’, CNNNN ‘Season 1, Episode 5’, Peep Show (series 1, episode 4), John Safran vs GodEpisode 6’, LowkeyLong Live Palestine’.

*The title of this episode was taken from the Lowkey song with this name, which we play on the show. You can watch the film clip for this song here.