Posts Tagged ‘protest’

Image from the NYT article linked to below.

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This show features speeches from the Melbourne Blak Lives Matter rally – the recording is thanks to 3CR Community Radio. We also discuss how significantly the Black Lives Matter movement has changed public opinion in the US and beyond, drawing on The New York Times article ‘How Public Opinion Has Moved on Black Lives Matter’ by Nate Cohn and Kevin Quealy.

Another topic covered is Australia’s racist history, which included slavery.

Other podcasts covering this movement:

Clips:

Sesame Street explain Black Lives Matter – we got the audio from Late Night with Seth Meyers, ‘Cornel West Explains the Protests’ – from the Bernie Sanders YT Channel, Speeches from the Melbourne Blak Lives Matter rally – recording from 3CR Community Radio, Jimblah and Ellie May ‘Black Life Matters’.

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This episode features Harley McDonald-Eckersall and Dilan Fernando who were a part of the recent Dominion Animal Liberation disruption that occurred in Melbourne. There were also other actions around Australia.

They discuss this action and the importance of disruption as a tactic in the animal liberation movement and beyond. You can read an article from Harley and Dilan defending this action against criticism, published on our blog. You can also watch the documentary Dominion here.

We also discuss the March to Close All Slaughterhouses Melbourne, which took place just a couple of days before the Dominion disruption. You can read our recap of the march here.

For more on activist tactics and the importance of disruption in protest more generally, check out This is an Uprising; Gene Sharp’s work – text, Youtube; and feminist writer Naomi Wolf on “fake protest”. We played some of this talk and discussed it all the way back on our 27th episode.

For more from all of us on animal activism, check out our radio show and podcast Freedom of Species!

Clips:

Anti-Flag ‘Wake Up’, A little bit of Harley’s talk from the March to Close All Slaughterhouses Melbourne, SoleMy Veganism’.

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Public Housing Everybody's Business

Image from the ‘Public Housing – Everybody’s Business’ Facebook page (link below).

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This episode features Dr Joe Toscano on the vigil for public housing, which is running continuously, 24 hours a day, on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne (corner Bourke St and Spring St) from midday on the 14th of November until 12am on the 24th of November, the day of the Victorian election. Come by when you can if you’re in Melbourne!

*Update: since we released this episode we’ve done another interview giving an update on the action a few days in – featuring Kelly from the Roominations radio show on homelessness. You can check out that interview – video here and below and also audio only.

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Clips:

Ramshackle Glory ‘From Here to Utopia’ and ‘Bitter Old Man’.

Toscano 4 Albert Park

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flood

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This episode features an interview with Coggo from Melbourne Street Medic Collective on the recent #FloodTheSystem direct action for climate justice. This was an Australian-wide action and Coggo focuses on the Melbourne action, where activists shut down the entrances to Westpac, BHPBilliton and part of the CBD. You can see videos of the action on the No Frontiers Facebook page and Counteract have done a write-up on the event. In the interview with Coggo, he also discusses critiques of climate marches, Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett says he will only tolerate “passive” protests, the importance of direct action and the need for social movements to always encourage people to do more.

stolen land

Pic from @InsurrectNews on Twitter.

Also covered on the episode some analysis of the Paris Climate Agreement, thanks to Alex Whisson and Caroline Smith from RTR92.1FM Indymedia. You can listen to episodes of this show here and you can listen to individual interviews through perthindymedia.net and Soundcloud. You can also read the full Paris Climate Agreement here. There is also some discussion on Malcolm Turnbull’s (in)action on climate change.

We finish the episode with some points on the science show Cosmos and anti-capitalism.

system change

Pic from @InsurrectNews on Twitter.

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Clips:

The LurkersWhose Got a Padlock and Chain?’ – see a video of #FloodTheSystem activists singing this during the action, Indymedia – 14/12/15 episode – with Alex Whisson and Caroline Smith, Interview with Coggo from Melbourne Street Medic Collective, Logic ft Muslimah ‘This is our World’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of the interview with Coggo on #FloodTheSystem, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*Quote from the Logic song ‘This is our World’, which we finish the episode with.