Posts Tagged ‘Scott Ludlam’

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On this one we discuss “Big Buzzfeed”, Facebook and online privacy. We finish the episode with a discussion on the human rights implications of drones, drawing on an article in the Guardian by Senator Scott Ludlam: ‘Two Australians were killed by US drones. Of course that’s our business’. Also covered throughout the episode is avoiding pointless debates online, privilege and witches. Shout outs to Team Earthling and Crimethinc podcast.

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On this episode we cover the March in March protests, which are expressing a vote of no confidence in the Abbott government. These protests are taking place all around Australia from March the 15th to the 17th. We’re joined by Tim Jones, national co-ordinator of March in March, who discusses why we need these marches, the way they are not tied to a particular political party or other group, how people who weren’t previously politically active are getting involved in the marches, and the importance of getting out from behind computer screens and onto the streets. Tim also recommends that people check out Ted Mack’s Henry Parkes Oration. You can find a March in March near you here. For more critiques of the policies of the Abbott government, you can listen to our 49th episode and our 39th episode.

Before we go to the interview with Tim, we discuss deaths in immigration detention in the UK and Australia, the viral speech from Greens politician Scott Ludlam, “inspiring” stuff from the Courier Mail on the Abbott government, and the Liberal Party continue to lie about asylum seekers being illegal, even though it is them who are breaking the law when it comes to their policies towards asylum seekers. We cover the upcoming federal Senate re-election in Western Australia and Labor not giving their preferences to the Greens, Scott Ludlam speaking out against the TPP agreement, and why we’re voting in this election (see episode 36, part 2 for an in-depth discussion on arguments for and against voting). You can view our Progressive Podcast Australia how to vote for the election here – please let us know if you have any feedback on this (even if you’re not in WA).

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*This is a quote from Tim Jones, from the interview.

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In this episode, which marks two years of our podcast, we bring you some of the event What Next for the Australian Left? featuring Antony Loewenstein and Scott Ludlam. @antloewenstein is a Sydney-based independent freelance journalist, author, documentarian, photographer and blogger. @SenatorLudlam is a Greens Senator in Western Australia (for now at least – you can find out the latest on the WA Senate recount here). At this event, Loewenstein discussed issues like insiders and outsiders in the media, the privatisation of refugee detention centres, activism against privatisation, changing the language in the media and academics. Ludlam discussed capitalism as cancer, the media’s role in Abbott’s victory and the importance of activism beyond parliament. You can watch this whole event on Youtube here.

Beyond this event we also talk about some of our finds from the street, including a lamp and Katie living the dream and getting an iMac without giving any money to Apple! For those looking for free stuff in Melbourne, check out Give Away Free Stuff in Melbourne. We discuss Russell Brand’s viral interview, feminist critiquesBrand checks himself and voting. For those wanting to look further into the issue of privilege, check out The Angry Hippie’s podcast. We promote a video on the #tunnelpicket campaign and read out an update on this campaign from Melbourne Street Medic Collective. Also covered is our vegan outreach at the National Day of Climate Action and the progress on the Coalition repealing the carbon tax. To find out about the environmental impact of animal products check out and our 11th episode. For more on the carbon tax, including critiques from Friends of the Earth, listen to our 5th episode. We promote the 104th episode of Team Earthling, which has a great talk from Naty on building bridges between different progressive social movements. We encourage people to share Nick’s meme ‘Budgie smugglers are a bigger threat than people smugglers’. The episode finishes with a discussion on Israel, including Katie’s experiences of being at the UN for Israel’s Universal Periodic Review, Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and racism in Israel. For more on Israel/Palestine, check out Loewenstein on Left and Correct podcast (14/12/2012 episode), Queer Punx podcast and our 16th episode.

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Movie Recommendation:

The Hunger Games – Catching Fire.

Book Recommendations:

Loewenstein: 1984, The Shock Doctrine, Heroes.

Ludlam: Rich People Things, Secret Country, The Art of War, Neuromancer, Now We Are Six.


Promoe ‘Dog Day Afternoon’, The IT Crowd (series 4, episode 4), What Next for the Australian Left?, Austin Powers, The Adventures of Lano and Woodley (series 1, episode 1), Peep Show (Series 4, episode 5), Lagwagon from the album ‘Live in a Dive’, What Next for the Australian Left?, Lowkey ‘Soundtrack to the Struggle’, What Next for the Australian Left?, Lowkey ‘Alphabet Assassin’, Lowkey ‘Long Live Palestine’, Lowkey ‘Terrorist?’, The Chaser’s War on Everything (Series 2, Episode 14), SoleI Think I’m Noam Chomsky’.