Posts Tagged ‘language’

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This show features philosopher Paul-Mikhail Catapang Podosky on the free speech and cancel culture debate.

It covers the (in)famous ‘A Letter on Justice and Open Debate’ published in Harper’s Magazine and the lesser known ‘A More Specific Letter on Justice and Open Debate’.

We also cover some common misunderstandings of free speech (supporting free speech doesn’t mean actively platforming the most harmful speech above all others!), the way in which discrimination can be subtly embedded into language and the documentary 13th.

For more on similar issues around cancel culture, check out our 238th episode ‘In Defence of Virtue Signalling – Responding to Common Criticisms of the Left’.

You can also listen to Paul on Freedom of Species: ‘Moving Beyond Killing Animals “Humanely”.’

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Clips:

SoleCivil War’, Sound Scene Revolution ‘Interview with Leftöver Crack – Podcast 41’, Sole ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’.

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You can listen to this episode above, subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and add us to your favourites on Stitcher. You can also listen to it on Cyber Ears or download it on Archive.org (70mins, 56MB). *If anyone has any issues with the audio on this episode, our guest Roger Yates has added a re-edited version to Archive.org.

Nick is joined by Roger Yates – a sociologist, activist with The Vegan Information Project and host of The Animal Rights Show. They discuss the utopian animal rights mockumentary Carnage and The Game Changers Netflix documentary, on athletes eating a plant-based diet.

Other topics discussed include: animal rights versus animal welfare, language and social justice, and sociology versus psychology. This episode is a continuation of a discussion between Roger and Nick over on Freedom of Species, which you can listen to here.

We finish the show by discussing the Black Lives Matter protests in the US, the radical flank effect, and parallels with police racism in Australia and media coverage of the Dominion Animal Liberation disruption.

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Clips:

NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, IdlesI’m Scum’, The Style Council ‘Bloodsports’.

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Image from theconversation.com

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We discuss the white supremacist terrorist attack in Christchurch, Aotearoa (New Zealand) including playing an interview with author, lawyer and human rights activist Qasim Rashid from Democracy Now!

We focus on the importance of challenging Islamophobia and racism all along the spectrum of discrimination and violence (pictured below), and not only at the most extreme and horrific end. This spectrum of violence/discrimination can be used to understand homophobia, as well as Islamophobia, racism and other forms of discrimination.

Image from the chapter ‘Disability and the Continuum of Violence’ by Dr Andrea Hollomotz – from the book Disability, Hate Crime and Violence.

We also discuss the labelling of terrorism depending on race and religion, plus reactions to the attack from Donald Trump, Fraser Anning and Milo Yiannopoulos.

Clips:

Frank TurnerMust Try Harder’, Pussy RiotMake America Great Again’.

Nick refers to this book in his talk that is featured on this episode.

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This episode features Nicks’ talk: ‘They’re calling me a terrorist’ (but they probably shouldn’t): The Social Construction of “Eco-Terrorism”. You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here and it is also embedded below. This talk is from the most recent Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference – see the show notes for episode 179 for links to listen to all of the talks from this conference. Thanks to Adam from VeganSci for helping out with the recordings this year!

We start off the episode by discussing civil liberties concerns about new counter-terrorism laws in Australia. Also covered throughout the episode is: the SBS show ‘Sex, War, Robots’; join us at the Animal Activists Forum; and updates on episode 173, which covered the Grenfell Tower fire, economic inequality under neoliberalism and the labelling of terrorism.

For more information on the topic of “eco-terrorism”, see the links in Nick’s PowerPoint above and we also recommend our interview with Will Potter from episode 98.

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Clips:

Jamaica Plain ‘I Wish I Knew’, Nicks’ talk: ‘They’re calling me a terrorist’ (but they probably shouldn’t): The Social Construction of “Eco-Terrorism”, LowkeyTerrorist’, If A Tree Falls documentary, Lowkey ft. Mai Khalil ‘Ghosts of Grenfell’.

*This quote is from US Senator David Hinkins who said new laws were needed to stop “terrorists” such as “the vegetarian people” who “are trying to kill the animal industry”.