Posts Tagged ‘prison abolition’

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We discuss violence and the state, as well as bringing you some speeches from the Invasion Day rally in Melbourne – Kulin Nations.

One thing we didn’t do was define the state but what we are talking about there is not just the government but also the police, prison system, court system etc. We discuss the broader definition of violence in the context of family violence and whether or not it can be applied to the state generally and prisons specifically.

The speeches we play from Invasion Day are by Greens politician Lidia Thorpe and historian Gary Foley. This audio is from 3CR Community Radio and you can listen to the full rally via the 3CR website.

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AB Original with Thelma PlumI C U’, Invasion Day recording from 3CR Community Radio, The Juice Media: Honest Government Ad ‘Cashless Welfare Card’, Ramshackle GloryExploration of Coercion in Everyday Life’.

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This show features Criminologist and Tharawal and Yorta Yorta woman Robyn Oxley on prison abolition and the link between prisons and colonisation.

You can also watch this discussion in video form here and below.

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OneFourWelcome to Prison’, Onsind ‘Frankland Prison Blues’.

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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.

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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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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

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’.