Posts Tagged ‘refugees’

karapanagiotidiskon

Kon Karapanagiotidis promoting http://www.whatwouldyoudo.org.au/

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This episode features a talk by Kon Karapanagiotidis from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre on the importance of advocating for refugees by focusing on values. This talk is from the panel discussion ‘Piercing the Veil of Asylum Seeker Policy & Practice: What Can Academics Do?’ from The Australian Sociological Association conference #TASA2016. You can hear other talks from this conference here, including Nick’s talks ‘Rescuing Dogs in a Mercedes-Benz: Animal Advocacy in China’ (played on episode 174) and ‘Experimental Utopias and Social Change: Examples from Australian Non-Hegemonic Activism’ (with Dr Theresa Petray).

Also covered on the episode is safe(r) spaces (which we covered on episode 131) and the centrality (or otherwise) of queer sex in discussions on queer lives.

Book recommendation:

Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber – audio book.

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Clips:

War on WomenSecond Wave Goodbye’, Kon Karapanagiotidis from the panel discussion ‘Piercing the Veil of Asylum Seeker Policy & Practice: What Can Academics Do?’, Lagwagon from the album ‘Live in a Dive’, Bill Hicks ‘Gifts of Forgiveness’ from Rant in E-Minor, Lowkey ‘Soundtrack to the Struggle’, Lowkey FT. MAI KHALIL ‘Ahmed (Live Version)’ – official video, behind the song.

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features our book recommendation for Debt: The Economy is a Lie – Book Recommendation, Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graber. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

Omid

Refugees inside Nauru Detention Centre stand in solidarity with Omid and say ‘enough’ of the abuse of asylum seekers. Image from smh.com.au

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This episode features a selection of speeches from the Rally to #BringThemHere in Melbourne. This rally took place in light of Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ruling that Manus Island Detention Centre is illegal and Omid, an Iranian refugee, dying after setting himself alight as an act of political resistance. The rally was organised by the Refugee Action Collective (Victoria). You can listen to a full version of all of the speeches from this rally here.

Also covered on the episode is: refugees actively resisting their own oppression inside detention centres; the importance of avoiding nationalism in pro-refugee movements – for more on this, listen to Ezekial Ox’s speech from the Let Them Stay rally; the limitations of the #LetThemStay campaign (which we covered on episodes 125 and 126); and a little bit more on trigger warnings – drawing on an article by Lindy West – we covered trigger warnings on episode 131.

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Clips:

A selection of speeches from the Rally to #BringThemHere, Chumbawamba with MC Fusion from Credit to the Nation ‘Enough is Enough’, Doug StanhopeNationalism’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of a selection of talks from the Melbourne #BringThemHere rally, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

This image was chosen to put into context claims about Australian public transport being overcrowded (a point made during the episode) rather than to feed into the racist narrative that predominantly blames poorer countries for environmental problems. Image from http://www.shareyouressays.com

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On this one we take on the controversial issue of population, with the help of town planner and environmental activist Mark Allen. We discuss population on both a global and national scale, in light of Australia’s population recently reaching 24 million people. This includes addressing some feedback we got (see the comments on this post) on episodes 115 and 116, which focused on progressive parenting. The episode is a continuation from our discussion with Mark from our previous episode, #127, which focused on addressing urban sprawl.

Mark has written about these issues in his article ‘Why The Greens’ Plan For A Liveable Melbourne Will Not Save Melbourne’ and in the zine he has co-written ‘Why We Need to Talk about Population’ – available at New Internationalist bookshop in Melbourne. Mark has also set up the Facebook groups Population, Permaculture and Planning and Sustainable Cruelty-Free Communities.

If you’d like to hear other episodes where we have covered population, we spoke about the issue at the end of episodes 15 and 44. It would also be worth checking out episode 10, where we challenged the notion of “legitimate” refugees/migrants, which came up in this episode.

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Clips:

Morrissey ‘End of the Line’, Bad ReligionAgainst the Grain’, The Jam ‘Thick as Thieves’.

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Our picture of the #LetThemStay banner drop at the Melbourne Arts Centre.

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On this episode we give some updates on the #LetThemStay campaign, which calls for refugees to remain in Australia rather than being forced into offshore detention. We mainly focus on a recent #LetThemStay banner drop at the Melbourne Art Centre. We play an interview with Gaye Demanuele on this action (embedded below) and Coggo from the Melbourne Street Medics (also embedded below) discusses this action, as well as how the Brisbane health care workers refusing to release babies back to the harm of offshore detention are upholding their duty of care.

Also covered throughout the episode is: the statement from the two activists who did the banner drop, defending the effectiveness of the action despite critiques and shitty media coverage, extending the compassion for children to highlight the problems of ALL mandatory detention and offshore processing, similarly extending concern for a dolphin killed for selfies to more widespread animal abuse, the successful campaign to send child abuse survivors to confront Cardinal Pell and we encourage people to like/follow WACA (Whistleblowers, Activists and Citizens Alliance) on Facebook and Twitter.

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Clips:

Missy HigginsOh Canada’, Interview with Gaye Demanuele, Interview with Coggo from the Melbourne Street Medics, Tim MinchinCome Home (Cardinal Pell)’.

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*Quote from our interview with Gaye Demanuele.

bullshit politicians

Image from @Snarkathon on Twitter.

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This episode covers the High Court ruling that offshore detention is legal, which clears the way for the Australian government to return about 250 asylum seekers in Australia, including 37 babies, to Nauru.

We also play some of the speeches from outside the Department of Immigration at the Melbourne ‪#‎LetThemStay‬ rally for refugees (embedded at the bottom of this post). See the Soundcloud description for more information on the speakers.

We finish the episode by discussing: getting active with the Refugee Action Collective, different activist tactics (check out episode 118 for more on this), Amnesty International find that the Australian government paid people smugglers and the How to Make Trouble and Influence People 2016 Diary.

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Clips:

PropagandhiNote to Self‘, Speeches from the Melbourne ‪#‎LetThemStay‬ Rally for Refugees, LogicHumans‘.

You can listen to a short (12 minute) version of this episode, which features speeches from the Melbourne #LetThemStay rally, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*Quote taken from Christalo’s speech from the Melbourne ‪#‎LetThemStay‬ rally for refugees, which was played on the episode and is also embedded above.

tamil eelam

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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’.

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

France profile

Image from @AJENews on Twitter.

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On this episode we look into the recent violent attacks in Paris, including the context and the reactions. We discuss: selective grief and outrage, disproportionate media coverage of violent acts, the implications for migrants, and links between the response to the Paris attacks and the response to the 9/11 attacks.

We play two interviews. The first one is Karun Cowper’s interview with US Iraq war veteran Vincent Emanuele on the historical context behind the Paris attacks. We also play Alex Whisson and Ray Grenfell’s interview with Muslim activist Marziya Mohammedali on the Islamophobic backlash following the attacks. To hear more from Marziya, check out our 70th episode, which features a speech she gave opposing Islamophobia. Both of the interviews played on this episode are 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 also discuss the new show The Verdict and play Katie’s live TV debut – discussing terrorism on the show Opinionated. You can watch her being interviewed from 9.19-14.09 of this video – embedded below.

Katie mentions the PKK during this interview – for more on the PKK and anarchism, gender equality, resistance to ISIS etc, check out our 72nd episode and Crimethinc podcast episodes 36 and 39.

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Clips:

Waleed Aly on The ProjectISIS is Weak’, Useless ID ‘State of Fear’, Karun Cowper’s interview with US Iraq war veteran Vincent Emanuele, Katie on the TV show OpinionatedSeries 1, Episode 3 – Part 2’, Alex Whisson and Ray Grenfell’s interview with Muslim activist Marziya Mohammedali – from the 16/11/15 episode of RTR92.1FM Indymedia, Nerina PallotEverybody’s gone to war’.

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