Posts Tagged ‘prison abolition’

Me Too and Transformative Justice, Anne-lise, Jess and Beth

Anne-lise Ah-fat (on the left) who is featured on this episode.

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This episode features Anne-lise Ah-fat on her work with Undercurrent doing transformative justice in the community, as an alternative to police and prisons.

We also discuss creative activism against fascism and for animals.

Links:

Here are some recent Freedom of Species episodes Nick has done. This is an animal advocacy radio show and you can hear all of these episodes at freedomofspecies.org and on iTunes:

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Clips:

Ramshackle GloryFrom Here to Utopia’, Wingnut Dishwashers UnionMy Idea of Fun’, Anne-lise Ah-fat from the panel discussion ‘Transformative Justice and Me Too’, Peep ShowSectioning’.

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Jess Ison and her dog buddy Gretchen.

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We’re joined by activist and academic Jess Ison who discusses her research challenging the use of prisons and other punitive measures as a way to counter animal abuse. More specifically, she covers: the criminalisation of animal activism; queer people, the state and homonormativity; the new show The Break on Netflix; problems with focusing on individual acts of animal cruelty eg to a stingray, cow or kangaroo, while ignoring more institutionalised cruelty on a much bigger scale; the importance of looking into structural explanations for gendered violence rather than just putting “bad apples” in jail, particularly in light of the recent horrific murder of Eurydice Dixon in Melbourne; sex offender registries; transformative justice; and prison abolition. If you’d like to look further into the issues of prisons and prison abolition, Jess recommends the book Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis.

This episode is replayed from Freedom of Species, an animal advocacy show on 3CR community radio, which Nick now regularly hosts. This show is broadcast live on 855AM in Melbourne 1-2pm every Sunday and if you’re outside of Melbourne you can listen in live 1-2 Melbourne time/AEST on 3cr.org.au – the show is also on iTunes. You can listen to all of the episodes that Nick has been on here.

Jess Ison is a part of The Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) collective who are organising a discussion forum for animal activists and academics in Melbourne in August. Connect with ICAS Oceania on Facebook, Twitter or sign up for email updates to be notified of the details of this forum once they are announced.

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Clips:

The Broadways ‘2nd Grade Cells’; Goldfinger ‘Iron Fist’; Goldfinger ‘Behind the Mask’ – watch the clip here (content warning for graphic images of animal suffering); Petrol GirlsTouch Me Again’.

Image from smashipp.noflag.org.uk

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This episode features a talk from Smash IPP, recorded at Kebele Community Co-Op in Bristol. IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) sentences ‘were introduced in 2005 and abolished in 2012, but not retrospectively, meaning that there are almost 4,000 people still locked up indefinitely in England and Wales’. The talk covers IPPs, ableism, mental health and prison abolition.

For more on prisons, prison abolition and anti-prison activism, the speakers recommend people check out: iwoc.iww.org.uk; prisonabolition.org; cape-campaign.org and criticalresistance.org. You can also hear us discuss prisons (amongst other issues) on episode 159; mental health on episode 92 and ableism on episode 131.

Nick at Kebele Community Co-Op, about to enjoy a nice vegan meal. https://network23.org/kebele2/

We also discuss some action for homeless people that we saw in Bristol, a BBC video on this spreading around the UK and Adam Ruins Housing – Adam Ruins Everything on the “housing first” approach to addressing homelessness. If you’re in Australia, you can watch this episode on SBS on Demand for the next couple of weeks.

It was cool to see this in Bristol – you can see more photos from our UK trip here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/progpodcast/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1654962444519419

We finish with some vegan/vegan-friendly restaurant recommendations for Bristol: Fi Real, VX – Bristol, Pepe Nero Italian – The Full Moon. See Katie’s photos and reviews on Happy Cow for more.

Yes she does! Check out VX in London and Bristol for all of your vegan junk food needs! http://www.vx-london.com/

Clips:

Petrol Girls ‘Rewild’ and ‘False Peace’.

Music recommendations thanks to @bristolarc!

We were amused by this at VX in London! http://www.vx-london.com/