Posts Tagged ‘religion’

Make Juice Not Walls.
A photo from Dilan and Harley’s visit to Palestine, which they discuss on this episode.

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Harley McDonald-Eckersall and Dilan Fernando discuss what you can do to help Palestine, based on conversations they had with Palestinian people on their recent visit to the country. They focus on supporting the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and correcting myths about Palestine. Check out our last episode #226 to hear more about these myths and responses to them from Dilan and Harley.

Also covered regarding Palestine is: recent bombings, the academic article ‘´Etat de si`ege: A dying domesticating colonialism?’ By Ghassan Hage, John Pilger’s documentary Palestine is still the issue, connections between veganism and the BDS movement as both involve a political consumer boycott, the film clip for the song ‘Close Your Eyes (And Count to F**k)’ that highlights more subtle police racism in the USA, and the Palestine Animal League. You can hear Harley and Dilan discuss the Palestine Animal League and animal advocacy under Occupation in Palestine on Freedom of Species.

Finally, Nick has written two articles on the recent coup attempt in Venezuela: ‘Cheerleading for the Coup: An Analysis of Media Coverage of Venezuelan Politics’ and ‘Hoping For More Prayers Rather Than Bombs: A Response to Donald Trump’s Comments on Venezuela’. Follow our blog at progressivepostings.wordpress.com to get an email each time we write an article on that blog.

Clips:

Palestine Unit Group ‘We Teach Life Sir’, Lowkey ft Frankie Boyle and Maverick Sabre ‘Long Live Palestine 3’.

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Free Palestine.

Picture by Non Violent Vigilante.

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Dilan Fernando and Harley McDonald-Eckersall discuss their recent trip to Palestine where they spoke with local activists about life under Occupation and the history of Palestine.

We also cover some recent developments including Netanyahu’s re-election in Israel and the anti-Palestine position of both of the two most popular candidates, plus West Australian Labor candidate Melissa Parke withdrawing her candidacy due to her pro-Palestine, pro-human rights comments being made public.

If you’d like to hear other episodes where we’ve covered Palestine, check out episode 110 with Samah Sabawi, a Palestinian Australian Canadian writer and human rights advocate – plus we have heaps of other episodes on this issue.

If you’re interested in hearing more about animal activism in Palestine and “veganwashing” by the Israeli government, promoting their vegan credentials in the hopes people will overlook their Occupation of Palestine, check out:

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Clips:

Mohammed Assaf ‘Dami Falasteeni’ (My blood is Palestinian), Rafeef ZiadahWe teach life sir’.

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Malcolm-Turnbull-parramatta-shooting

Image from ABC TV: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/

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Nick is joined by New Matilda journalist Michael Brull, who discusses what has changed and what hasn’t in the government’s new rhetoric around Islam and terrorism, in the wake of the Parramatta shooting. See Brull’s article ‘The Parramatta Shooting: New Rhetoric, Same Old Problem?‘ for more on this.

Nick also elaborates on Turnbull’s response to the shooting, analysing this reaction in terms of dominant narratives around terrorism. For more on this, see Nick’s article ‘Malcolm Turnbull Benches Team Australia, But Will The Narrative On Terrorism Change?’ and an interview with Solomon Comissiong on the racial and religious basis for labelling and responding to terrorism, in light of the Charleston shooting (embedded below).

Also covered on the episode is: how the “love it or leave it” mentality that has been promoted in the wake of the Parramatta shooting works against confronting some of the root causes of terrorism – such as Western imperialism and police racism, the US airstrike on a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz – you can sign an Amnesty International petition calling for an independent investigation into this bombing here, Islamophobia as the latest form of white supremacy in Australia, Scottish National Party (SNP) politician Mhairi Black’s maiden speech to parliament – as a follow-up to our discussions on the SNP in episode 111, and Nick’s article ‘Don’t judge me: Chris Brown and the real task of tackling violence against women’.

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Clips:

Turnbull’s Press Conference on Countering Violent Extremism, Rise Against ‘Life Less Frightening’, Nick’s interview with journalist Michael Brull, Scottish National Party (SNP) politician Mhairi Black’s maiden speech to parliament, RT.com ‘Interview with Solomon Comissiong’, Rinnessy (feat. Pas & Stic Man of Dead Prez) ‘Black Fa Life’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick’s interview with Michael Brull, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

Kim Socha

Kim Socha promoting her book ‘Animal Liberation and Atheism’, which she discusses on this episode.

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On this episode Nick is joined by Kim Socha, who is an English professor, grassroots animal liberation activist and author of the book ‘Animal Liberation and Atheism: Dismantling the Procrustean Bed’. We discuss this book, religion being a conservative human construct, the animal movement being nearly totally godless, right-wing people engaging in more animal exploitation and meat consumption, critiques of an article on an “inclusive” animal movement, atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris criticising speciesism but not going vegan, challenging the idea of “humane” slaughter (which is about the best animals can hope for from most religious texts), food deserts making it difficult for some people to live vegan, and child labour and slavery in the production of cocoa. We encourage people to check out Kim’s book on atheism and animals and like the Facebook page for it!

In addition to the discussion with Kim, Nick also discusses the greyhound racing industry, links with Marius the giraffe being killed at Copenhagen Zoo last year, and a correction on the queer refugee whose letter we read on episode 85.

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Clips:

Gogol BordelloSupertheory of Supereverything’, Sue-Anne PostTwenty Years of Kicking God in the Shins’ – from the 2010 Atheist Convention, ‘I Believe’ from the Book of Mormon, Nick’s discussion with Kim Socha – part 1, Nick’s discussion with Kim Socha – part 2, NOFXYou’re Wrong’, NOFX ‘You’re Wrong’ (live).

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick’s discussion with Kim Socha on atheism and animals, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.