Posts Tagged ‘Reclaim Australia’

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Nick is joined by Sarah Ross from the Refugee Rights Action Network and Kaliyugan Pathmanathan, Project Coordinator of Tamil Eelam Cricket. Cali had to leave Sri Lanka as a refugee to Australia himself and he co-founded this project in order to create a platform for the Tamil diaspora around the world to participate in national and international cricket competitions and also to bridge the gap between newly arrived Tamils in the local community and the pre-existing Tamil community.

We also discuss the importance of the voices of refugees in the movement for refugees, strategies for effective refugee activism and who is to blame for harsh policies towards asylum seekers?

Cali and Sarah also give some critiques of the counter movement against Reclaim Australia. For more critiques, check out Tad Tietze’s article ‘Tackling Reclaim Australia Requires More than a Good Shirt Fronting: So What to Do?’, Sanmita Verma’s article ‘Why Were Most of the Anti-Reclaim Australia Protestors White?’ and our 97th episode.

We finish by playing some of the panel discussion linking human rights, animal rights and environmentalism – featuring Nick, Sarah and Jeff Hansen from Sea Shepherd. We also discuss attitudes towards animals in human rights movements.

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Clips:

Pussy RiotRefugees In’, Kaliyugan Pathmanathan on Tamil Eelam Cricket, Kaber Vasuki ‘Ulagathin Sondhakaran’, Panel discussion linking human rights, animal rights and environmentalism – featuring Nick, Sarah and Jeff Hansen from Sea Shepherd, M.I.A.Borders’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on refugee activism in Australia, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*Quote from the M.I.A. song ‘Borders’, which we finished the episode with.

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Blair Cottrell, the new leader of the United Patriots Front. Image from @slackbastard on Twitter – he doesn’t throw around the accusations of Nazism willy nilly – Cottrell has said he wants a photo of Hitler in every school and a copy of Mein Kampf given to every Australian student: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/20/the-upf-and-reclaim-australia-arent-concerned-parents-or-a-bad-joke

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This episode is about challenging the anti-Islamic, white supremacist movement in Australia, featuring the United Patriots Front and Reclaim Australia.

We play Ray Grenfell’s interview with anti-fascist activist Barry Cade on the Melbourne fascist rally (and anti-fascist counter rally) from the weekend, as well as discussing tactics against fascism. This interview is 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.

We discuss groups like Reclaim Australia using Muslims and other minorities as scapegoats for the economic inequality caused by neoliberal policies, a hilarious denial of racism from a Reclaim Australia participant and equally hilarious in-fighting amongst white supremacists as a result of the resignation from the United Patriots Front by Sherman Burgess – he has been replaced by the Nazi Blair Cottrell.

Also covered is the “Islam is not a race” card that racists love to play, Radio National’s segment on Reclaim Australia and the United Patriots Front, and a Senate enquiry finds that Halal doesn’t fund terrorism – what a surprise! You can share our meme about this (based on Nazeem Hussein’s stand-up) on Facebook and Twitter (tweet embedded below).

We recommend the book Don’t Think of an Elephant! For more on Reclaim Australia and challenging white supremacy in Australia, check out episodes 94 and 107.

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Clips:

Not Right ‘Tory Scum’, Ray Grenfell’s interview with anti-fascist activist Barry Cade, Eddie Perfect from the Rock Against Howard CD, The Great Aussie Patriot wants to reclaim Australia from Islam, Anti-FlagThis Machine Kills Fascists’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion on Reclaim Australia, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Image from Slack Bastard’s blog: http://slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=38609

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We’re back with a new episode featuring Coggo from the Melbourne Street Medic Collective. Covered on the episode is: background on the fascist Reclaim Australia movement and why it is important to oppose them, links between the current demonisation of Muslims and historical Jewish oppression, the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism, police violence against medics and anti-fascist protesters at the recent counter-rally in Melbourne, Melbourne Activist Legal Support, the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair, and we encourage people to support the Melbourne Street Medics crowd funding campaign.

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Clips:

Bright EyesOld Soul Song (for the New World Order)’, Chumbawamba with MC Fusion from Credit to the NationEnough is Enough’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Coggo’s report back on the violence at the anti-fascist counter rally, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

You can listen to this episode above and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. You can also listen to this episode on StitcherCyber Ears or download it on Archive.org (56mins, 45MB).

On this episode we’re joined by Dr Tim Dymond who speaks about Unionists for Refugees and APHEDA – the Australian Council of Trade Union’s overseas humanitarian aid program.

We also discuss the recent racially-motived terrorist attack in South Carolina and link the language used by the shooter to the racist Reclaim Australia movement in Australia. We also take on Reclaim Australia’s hijacking of progressive causes and their fake “concern” for feminism, animal rights and queer rights – you can share our meme on this (below) on Facebook and Twitter.

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See links above to share this meme around on Facebook and Twitter

Other stuff covered on the episode is: call in culture versus call out culture, who is to blame for animal exploitation?, and we read out a tweet (embedded below) which debunks the idea of being socially progressive but economically conservative.

We also promote our very first Progressive Podcast Australia meet up. This will be on Wednesday 8th of July at 6.30pm at the vegan restaurant Smith & Daughters – 175 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne. RSVP by the 3rd of July through the Facebook event page or by emailing us at progressivepodcast@gmail.com.

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Clips:

Mr GrevisThe Refugee Song’, Interview with Dr Tim Dymond, The Awful TruthStrikebreakers’, Colour Me Wednesday(I’m Not Coming to Your) BBQ’, Less than JakeHopeless Case’, PropagandhiThe Only Good Fascist Is A Very Dead Fascist’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our interview with Dr Tim Dymond, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Image from ‘Indigenous incredible indonesian meme’ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dankindonesianmeme?fref=photo

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This time we’re joined by Nick’s cousin Emil Raji, who runs Sailboat Records and plays in the band A City Sorrow Built (and others). We discuss the colonial implications of the #boycottBali campaign, which was started in reaction to two Australian citizens, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, being executed in Bali for drug trafficking.

We mention the Australian Federal Police’s role in their execution, a Roy Morgan poll on Australian attitudes towards drug smugglers being executed, and tourism and exploitation. We also question the Australian government’s “concern” over human rights, when it has a horrible human rights record itself, as well as supporting other countries despite their human rights abuses, such as China and Saudi Arabia.

We also look into the racist Reclaim Australia movement and the Rally Against Racism counter-movement, starting with the article ‘Reclaim Australia Accidentally Reclaims 1930s Germany‘ by The Backburner on SBS Comedy. We discuss the article ‘Why Were Most of the Anti-Reclaim Australia Protestors White?’ by Sanmita Verma, protesting and privilege, and the importance of intersectionality and people of colour leading social movements. For more on Reclaim Australia and the Rallies Against Racism, check out episode 94.

Also covered throughout the episode is: why nationalism is ridiculous, as well as racism in the live export campaign and animal advocacy generally. You can hear more on this topic by listening to Javed’s talk ‘Class, Race and Veganism’, which we played on episode 54.

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Clips:

Bunga HitamSetara’, Payung TeduhUntuk Perempuan Yang Sedang Dalam Pelukan’, CJ Reay aka The Casual Terrorist on Queer Punx podcast, Hikari Todoじかん’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion with Emil on the colonial implications of the Boycott Bali campaign, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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This placard from the Perth Rally Against Racism was created by @KyeRussell on Twitter. See links below to share it around on Facebook and Twitter.

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Nick is joined by Kathryn Joy for the whole episode and we discuss Reclaim Australia and the Rally Against Racism counter rallies. Reclaim Australia is an anti-Islamic movement with neo-Nazi links. There is an interview with Ray Grenfell, an anarchist activist and host of RTR92.1FM Indymedia, who discusses his experiences at the Melbourne Rally Against Racism and the importance of directly confronting fascists. Kathryn also discusses the Melbourne rally and Nick discusses his experiences at the Perth Rally Against Racism. We also play a couple of speeches from the Perth rally.

Other stuff covered on the episode is: bullshit claims from Reclaim Australia about “Halal funds terrorism” and the “threat” of Sharia Law, Crimethinc and Queer Punx on anti-fascist action, militant anti-fascism and gender, spectacle and protest, diversity of tactics, #ReclaimJeremy, Anarchist Affinity’s guide to being safe and effective against Reclaim Australia, and Indigenous resistance to Reclaim Australia.

You can share around the above pic of the boycott water placard on Facebook and Twitter. Also check out and share around our memes on Reclaim Australia and: Indigenous Australians (Facebook, Twitter), racism (Facebook, Twitter), neo-Nazi links (Facebook, Twitter), apples are Halal (Facebook, Twitter), and oxygen is Halal (Facebook, Twitter). For more on opposing Islamophobia, check out our 70th episode. To hear more from Kathryn, you can listen to her talk on the place of animals in social work, which was played on Team Earthling.

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Clips:

Progressive Podcast AustraliaPerth Rally Against Racism‘, ZSK ‘Antifascista’ – lyrics in English, Legally Brown ‘The Brown Radio Shock Jock’, Interview with Ray Grenfell, Speaker from RRAN at the Perth Rally Against Racism, Farida Iqbal speaking at the Perth Rally Against Racism, Colour Me WednesdayPurge Your Inner Tory’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick’s interview with Ray Grenfell, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.