Posts Tagged ‘media’

Federico Fuentes interviewing Maria Paez in Venezuela. Photo by Joe Montero, taken from an article on greenleft.org.au

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We’re joined by Federico Fuentes, a writer for Green Left Weekly, who gives a first-hand account of the current situation in Venezuela.

Federico at a community assembly in Santa Teresa in San Fernando de Apure. We have a strong focus on this grassroots democracy at the community level in this episode.

You can listen to Federico’s talk from the ‘Eyewitness Report back from Venezuela’ event here (it’s also embedded below). A recording of the full event is coming soon!

 

For a policy analysis of US intervention in Venezuela, check out our last episode #223. The notes for this episode also have links to heaps more sources to learn more.

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Clips:

Sole ft DJ Pain 1 and Decomposure ‘Capitalism is Tearing Us Apart’, Anti-Flag ‘America Got it Right’.

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This episode features politics professor Jason Brownlee on current US meddling in Venezuela and whether or not direct military intervention by the US is likely, in the context of US foreign policy historically.

Jason also briefly touches on the US media coverage of the white supremacist terrorist attack in Christchurch, which we covered last episode #222.

For more on the history of US foreign policy, check out Jason’s book Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the U.S.-Egyptian Alliance and Noam Chomsky’s Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance.

If you’d like to hear first-hand accounts of what is going on in Venezuela, check out Mike Prysner, Max Blumenthal and if you’re in Melbourne you may be interested in going along to the upcoming event Eyewitness Report back from Venezuela.

Other sources we and/or Jason recommend on Venezuela are: Intercepted, Secular Talk and Democracy Now!. You can see our tweets about Venezuela for more sources.

Clips:

Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran; The Beach Boys ‘Barbara Ann’; Rolling Stones ‘My Sweet Neocon’, David Bowie ‘I’m Afraid of Americans’, PropagandhiA People’s History of the World’.

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Mad As Audience

Image from @madashelltv on Twitter.

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We give a behind-the-scenes look at the media, discussing our experiences of being in the audience for the taping of two Shaun Micallef shows.

We also cover: why we hate quiz/panel shows, commercial constraints in the media, different forms of media and their impact, emotional labour, animal rights and not just welfare, Stic Man of Dead Prez on Which Side podcast, Pauline Hanson’s motion that “it’s okay to be white”, and Aotearoa (New Zealand) Prime Minister Jacinda Arden speaking at the UN and on Stephen Colbert.

Just in case anyone is interested, the Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation episode we were in the audience for was episode 1 of the 2018 series. But do yourself a favour and check out Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell instead!

Clips:

Dead PrezPropaganda’, Spice Girls ‘Move Over (Generation Next)’ – I’m not linking to the film clip for this song coz it’s a fucking Pepsi commercial!

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Image by Nick Carson.

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On this episode we’re joined by Sally Goldner, host of Out of the Pan radio show, to discuss queer issues and the queer movement post same-sex marriage in Australia.

More specifically, Sally covers: the importance of addressing transphobia and biphobia; intersections between queer issues and sex work; the queerphobia of Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison; and trans representation in movies (in light of the recent controversy of Scarlett Johansson playing a transgender character).

For more on this issue of trans representation, check out the Q and A of the talk ‘Transgender Awareness and The Law’ by Cassie Giudice and the Out of the Pan episode ‘Scarlett covering transphobes working together’. This episode of Out of the Pan also has further analysis from Sally on queer issues and the queer movement post same-sex marriage in Australia.

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Clips:

Against Me!True Trans Soul Rebel’, Shania TwainMan I Feel Like a Woman’.

 

 

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On this episode we challenge the Australian government’s claim that tax cuts for business will lead to higher wages for workers. We also discuss concerning government influence over the ABC on this issue (see the Guardian and Media Watch for more on this) and which sector Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull serves, demonstrated by his reversal on the Banking Royal Commission once the banks requested it themselves.

We also discuss the Australian Unions campaign to Change the Rules and bring fairness back.

The episode features a great video from Juice Media on the proposed charity gag law by the Australian government, which we discussed on episode 201. Please watch and share the video here and it is also embedded below. We also encourage people to contact the Labor party to urge them to reject these laws.

Finally, you can hear Nick interviewed on the ABC discussing his article on dogs being considered property under the law. You can hear Nick at 23:20 into this episode of Evenings with Melanie Tait.

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Clips:

PropagandhiRock for Sustainable Capitalism’, Mad As HellBusinesses Passing on Profits to Workers?’, The Juice MediaHonest Government Ad, Charity Gag Law’, Tracy ChapmanFast Car’.

Episode title inspired by a quote from Jess Ison.

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”.

Out of all the bizarre conspiracy theories out there, the theory that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is comedian Bill Hicks, is definitely one of them.

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This episode features technobrarian Luc Brien from Libsaurus on a wide range of conspiracy theories including Alex Jones is Bill Hicks, Finland is a made up country, 9/11 was an inside job and GMOs are evil. Luc finishes the episode with some tips for how to stop spreading fake news. This episode is a continuation of the discussion on fake news from last episode #180.

You can listen to Luc’s talk on this topic here. This talk is from the 2017 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference – see the notes of our 179th episode for links to all of the talks from this conference.

Check out the James Cook University Fake News Guide and Luc’s recommended songs about fake news!

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Clips:

The Living EndTabloid Magazine’, Info Wars ‘Child Slave Colony On Mars!’, Nine Inch NailsSurvivalism’.