Posts Tagged ‘neoliberalism’

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Prank by The Chaser in response to Alan Jones advocating for horse racing advertising on the Sydney Opera House. Pic from The Chaser FB page: https://www.facebook.com/thechaser/

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We cover the recent protests against horse racing advertising on the Sydney Opera House, including one where Charles Firth from the Chaser projected the phone number of Alan Jones, who was advocating for the advertising, on the Opera House.

On the episode Katie also responds to a flyer from the Liberal party plus we discuss the show Hunt For The Trump Tapes, the Labor party introducing neoliberalism to Australia and Kesha’s live show in Melbourne.

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Charles Firth from the Chaser on Studio 10 with Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Aqua ‘Doctor Jones’, KeshaLearn To Let Go’.

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We are joined by Tom McIntyre who discusses his personal experiences of raising his daughter Isabelle, who has cerebral palsy. More specifically, we cover: disabilities and intersectionality; neoliberalism and disability funding; policies affecting people with disabilities, including the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme); a lack of focus on disabilities in progressive movements; avoiding ableist language; and activism as a privilege?

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Katie also gives her personal experiences of living with chronic fatigue, in light of a recent story on the condition by the Feed on SBS Viceland.

Clips:

Area 7Second Class Citizen’, Stewart Scott ‘staffies play fighting’, Aaron Chen Tonight ‘Episode 6’ – this show came out of John Conway Tonight, AkalaFind No Enemy’, AkalaFire in the Booth (part 4)’.

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On this episode we look into skepticism and rationality, with the help of scientist Dr Adam Cardilini, host of VeganSci podcast. We particularly focus on how skepticism and rationality relate to radical, anarchist, environment, veganism, Left etc politics.

More specifically, we cover: “drop babies”, ghosts and “the Ghostbusters ruling”, GMOs, Derren Brown, alternative medicine, veganism and medication/vaccinations, atheist critiques of “new atheists”, and fresh versus frozen/tinned food.

We also return to the topic we covered last episode #203 and look into the (lack of) evidence supporting the arguments behind trickle-down economics.

If you enjoyed this episode, you may want to check out our episodes on atheism (#87 and #88) and fake news (#180 and #181). We also recommend the skeptic podcasts The Infinite Monkey Cage and Token Skeptic.

Book recommendation:

Trick or Treatment by Professor Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh.

Clips:

Dead PrezPsychology’, CursiveBig Bang’.

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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.

Photo: Wasi Daniju

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Nick is joined by Mark Allen to discuss the Grenfell Tower fire. We discuss the benefits of “red tape” and the dangers of poor quality high-rise buildings, including in Australia. Mark also covered this issue of poor quality high-rise on our show back on episode 127.

There is also a return of the segment ‘Angela Davis ALWAYS Makes Sense’, this time on capitalism, activism and creating new arenas of struggle.

We discuss the fire as a powerful example of the devastating impact of economic inequality, drawing on the following academic articles: ‘World-Economic Trends in the Distribution of Income, 1965-1992’; ‘Inequality: Causes and consequences’; and ‘Income Inequality and Social Dysfunction’.

We also cover the success of Jeremy Corbyn’s grassroots campaign, despite very negative mainstream media coverage.

We finish the episode by covering the Finsbury Park terrorist attack and using social media to challenge the selective labelling of terrorism. For more on the selective labelling of terrorism, check out Nick’s article ‘Malcolm Turnbull Benches Team Australia, But Will The Narrative On Terrorism Change?’ and our 112th episode.

A reminder to come along to the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference in Melbourne from the 14th-16th July! Registration is now open.

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Clips:

Musician Akala: People died in London fire ‘because they were poor’, ChumbawambaUgh! Your Ugly Houses!’, Jonathan PiePapering over Poverty’, Angela Davis – interview 1972 – talking about revolution, Lowkey – ‘This is Criminal’, The JamThe planner’s dream went wrong’.

*The episode title is from the Jonathan Pie video ‘Papering over Poverty’, which is featured on the episode.

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Image from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria.

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This episode features an interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations on 3CR, 885AM in Melbourne. They discuss: increasing homelessness in Melbourne, government moves to criminalise homelessness in Melbourne and their action against it, the best thing to do when passing homeless people asking for money, and looking back on the Bendigo Street Occupation.

We also bring you some of the event ‘Ending Homelessness in Western Australia: Scenarios and Seeds of the Future’ – you can watch a video of the whole event here. We play sections on brainstorming solutions to overcome homelessness and imagining a future without homelessness. This recording is thanks to Karun Cowper from Perth Indymedia.

We covered similar issues in terms of charity and/or social change on episodes 142 and 143.

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Clips:

Bill Hicks – from the album ‘Dangerous’, Area 7Walk Away’, Interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations – part 1, ‘Ending Homelessness in Western Australia: Scenarios and Seeds of the Future’, Area 7Walk Away’, Interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations – part 2, ‘Ending Homelessness in Western Australia: Scenarios and Seeds of the Future’, AJJ ‘Zombie By the Cranberries By Andrew Jackson Jihad’, Bill Hicks – from the album ‘Dangerous’.

You can listen to a short (5 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on what to do when passing a homeless person asking for money, here and below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Image from @ozcjr on Twitter.

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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.

For more of our coverage of the election, check out our recent posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Clips:

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.