Posts Tagged ‘Naomi Klein’

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Nick and Lottie discuss what journalist Naomi Klein refers to as trickle down identity politics. This form of identity politics, typified by people such as Hillary Clinton, prioritises achieving a more diverse range of people in positions of power, with the argument that if more people from marginalised groups get into positions of power, these benefits will eventually “trickle down” to that group as a whole.

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We discuss the Global Climate Strike and economic growth as a barrier to meaningful action on climate change.

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  • For more on the environmental problems with economic growth, you can listen to a very recent discussion Nick did on Freedom of Species with Meghan Street from Green Left Radio, which covered this topic, the Melbourne Climate Strike, plus a critical examination of environmental vegan activism: MEGHAN STREET – CONNECTING ANIMAL ACTIVISM WITH ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENTS.

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SoleFlood’, Austin PowersSharks with Lasers’, Akala ‘Fire in the Booth – part 1’, KeshaRich, White, Straight Men’.

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Sick of hearing about President Trump? Us too…so here is some more Trump coverage! We discuss the election result and the importance of the Left moving beyond ‘progressivism of the rich’.

To analyse the election and the fall-out, we draw on Naomi Klein, Thomas Frank, Bernie Sanders and Russell Brand.

There’s a discussion of left-wing critiques of identity politics and an anarchist defence of identity politics – thanks to Rebecca from Anarchist Affinity. For more on identity politics, check out our 117th episode.

There’s also a breakdown of who voted for which party based on race, income etc.

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Morrissey ‘America is not the World’, LazertitsBoss Bitch’, South ParkKumbaya My Lord’, Russell Brand The TrewsTrump. Right. Okay, the world’s gone nuts (E372)’, B. DolanWhich Side Are You On?’ – for more versions of this classic song, check out Which Side podcast.

You can listen to a short (11 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on Trump and class, here: Who Are These People Who Voted for Trump?. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Politicians discussing climate change. Sculpture by Issac Cordal.

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Nick is joined by town planner and environmental activist Mark Allen. We discuss two forms of climate change denial – both denying climate change is happening and/or is caused by human activity but also denying the action and changes that are required to seriously address the climate emergency. To discuss this, we draw on the article ‘Climate Change: Almost Half Of Australia Is Still Ignorant Or Confused, New Poll Reveals’ by Thom Mitchell and the documentary This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis.

We discuss government “action” on the Great Barrier Reef, the problems with “green” capitalism, statistics on the impact of the carbon tax (we also covered the carbon tax on episodes 5 and 63), climate activism and hopepreferential voting in Australia and voting for the environment in the upcoming election.

Plugs for Mark: City Limits on 3CR, Population, Planning and Permaculture Facebook group and Mark’s article on the Brexit.

If you are interested in hearing more on the issues discussed on this episode, check out our recording of the Left Q/A – Election 2016 event, featuring speakers from Save the Planet, the Socialist Alliance and the Greens – part 1, part 2. We also discuss this event and play some highlights from it on episode 138.

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Men With Day JobsDenial Tango’, The Feed SBSGood Grief, the Bloody Reef!’, PJ HarveyLet England shake’.

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick and Mark’s discussion on voting for the environment in the upcoming election, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.