Posts Tagged ‘refugees’

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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‘.

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

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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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