Posts Tagged ‘Tony Abbott’

Katie (with the vegan shirt) at the Perth March in March.

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In this episode we give a recap of the March in March against the Abbott government in Townsville and Perth. We play Stevie from Team Earthling’s field report on her experiences at the Townsville event. We went to the Perth event and we bring you some of the speeches from it, including Sam Cavallaro (President of Curtin University Student Guild, member of NUS), Andrew Haywood (activist on disability pensions), Steve McCartney (WA State Secretary AMWU, President of the Trades and Labour Council – Unions WA) and Tony Abbott impersonator Balony Abott. We discuss the way that satire can sometimes reinforce the inequalities it is trying to oppose and how police forced people to removeoffensive” t-shirts that read ‘Fuck Tony Abbott’. You can see our photos of the Perth event here. We also mention that we are now on the App Omny, critique “anarcho”-capitalism, and thank Melbourne Street Medic Collective for promoting our podcast at Camp Anarchy.

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Clips:

Hunters and CollectorsWe the People’, Field report by Stevie from Team Earthling on March in March Townsville, Austin PowersNOFXAnarchy Camp’, Fresh Meat ‘Series 3, Episode 6’, Our recordings from March in March Perth (featuring Sam Cavallaro, Andrew Haywood, Steve McCartney and Balony Abbott), Bill Hicks ‘Sanctity of Life, The’, The Broadways ‘Police Song’.

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features some of the talks from March in March Perth, here: Voices from March in March. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Image from March in March.

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On this episode we do a recap of the Australia-wide March in March against the Abbott government. We discuss the international coverage of the marches, the lack of Australian media coverage, the positives of bringing a diverse range of issues together, and the next steps for the movement.

We have an interview with Nicola Paris from Counteract about the Summary Offences Act – a new anti-protest bill introduced in Victoria. She discusses activists being removed from parliament as the bill is introduced, how the laws have been introduced in reaction to successful direct action campaigns including the #tunnelpicket actions and anti-coal seam gas mining protests, and the importance of direct action in bringing about change. Nicola is interviewed by Karun Cowper and Alex Whisson from Indymedia and Occupy Perth.

The episode features Katie calling her local Liberal Senator’s office, challenging their use of the term “illegal boats” in relation to asylum seekers. She is informed that the UK is landlocked and the UN just has a sad at everyone. Also covered is the upcoming federal Senate re-election in Western Australia, how now we’ll be accused of being un-Western Australian, as well as un-Australian, Federal Agricultural Minister Barnaby Joyce claims Australia is a classless society, our how-to-vote for the election, Newtown High students question Abbott and join the March in March, Abbott wants knights and dames re-introduced to Australia, and horizontal dancing.

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Clips:

9 News ‘Thousands Gather for March in March Protest’, Wil WagnerBicycles, Muscles, Ciggarettes’, Aria McCarthy-Lochner ‘Tony Abbott Questioned by Newtown High Students’, Austin Powers, ABC Fact Check ‘Tony Abbott incorrect on asylum seekers breaking Australian law’, Nicola Paris interviewed by Karun Cowper and Alex Whisson from Indymedia, Frank Turner ‘Sons of Liberty’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features Katie’s call to the Liberal party, here: The UK is Landlocked, Liberal Senator’s Office Reveals. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

The image above is from March in March.

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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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Clips:

Scott LudlamWelcomes Tony Abbott to WA’, OnsindBA77’, Peep Show ‘Series 1, Episode 4’, Austin PowersThe IT Crowd ‘Series 2, Episode 1’, Interview with Tim Jones on the March in March protests, Logic ft. Lowkey & Renee SoulI Wish’.

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

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of the interview with Tim Jones, here: Join Us in Marching Against the Abbott Government. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*This title is in reaction to the horrible bumper sticker from the Young Liberals pictured above. The picture is from Aussies Against the Abbott Government.

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‘What’s Grinding Our Gears This Week’ is the cuts to Centrelink from the conservative Abbott government currently in power in Australia. We talk about our own experiences with Centrelink, the Liberal party getting policy advice on welfare from super-rich mining magnate Gina Rinehart, Tony Abbott wanting to ban the dole for people under 30 and we defend welfare against criticisms from some anarchists, drawing on anarchist Noam Chomsky. We also discuss some important critiques of the One Billion Rising movement, the global feminist movement that we covered on episodes 46 and 47.

This episode is brought to you by Jen “the hen” – who may (or may not) like The Wire. You can hear Jen discuss animal rights and intersectionality on episode 48. Thanks a lot to Jen for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Clips:

Dead PrezHell Yeah (Pimp the System)’, Family GuyAustin PowersPeep Show ‘Series 2, Episode 4’, The UnseenSocial Security’.

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on cuts to welfare from the Abbott government, here: Proudly Against The Liberal Party, Because People Need Welfare. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

The image above is from Anarchist Affinity.

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Dr (Mother!) Theresa Petray joins us on this episode to discuss Indigenous self-determination in education and beyond. We discuss her article ‘Punishing Truancy is not the Answer in Indigenous Communities’, Chris Graham’s article ‘Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs? Hardly’ and #whiteproverbs. You can see Theresa’s list of publications here and we also encourage you to check out her Tropical Vegan website.

We open the episode with a discussion on Invasion Day and Aldi’s racist t-shirts being pulled. We speak out against animal advocates trying to “veganise” racist holidays like Invasion day rather than boycotting them and creating coalitions with Indigenous people. For more on Invasion Day, listen in to our 22nd episode and Team Earthling’s 110th. We then play Dennis Simmons’s talk from the event ‘What Next for the Australian Left?’ on some of the negative impacts of the Abbott government on Indigenous people and others, followed by Celeste Liddle’s talk on Constitutional recognition for Indigenous people, from the Social Change – Intersectionality or Bust! event by Intersectionality Now.

Other stuff covered on the episode is decolonisation, our latest ‘Find from the Street’, “capitalist” shopping lists, our 2013 WordPress report, the killing of sharks in Western Australia, Nick’s interview with Dr Will Tuttle on his speaking tour of Australia and Aotearoa, Queer Punx podcast and Survival Day events around Australia. We also encourage people to check out our episode on marriage and contact us if you’d like to contribute to our upcoming episode on alternative weddings.

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Book Recommendations:

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Clips:

Reverse PolaritiesInvasion Day’, Come Fly With Me ‘Episode 1’, Dennis Simmons from ‘What Next for the Australian Left?’, Celeste Liddle from the Social Change – Intersectionality or Bust! event, Austin PowersWil AndersonSharks’, Hello LadiesWhat’s he Like?’, Lagwagon from the album ‘Live in a Dive’, Interview and discussion with Dr Theresa Petray, Bart WilloughbyWe Have Survived‘.

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This episode is all about activism against the Abbott government as well as activism more generally. We have an interview with Andrew Kelly on the #tunnelpicket protest movement against a new road development in Melbourne that will destroy communities and privilege road travel over public transport. You can find out more about this campaign and how to get involved through the website ycat.org.au and The ‘No East-West Tunnel’ Pledge Facebook page. You can find out more about the issue of sustainable transport on our 25th episode. We also have an interview with Helen Cox from Plan to Thrive on sustainable activism, avoiding activist burnout, recovering from an Abbott victory, the importance of activists building support networks and community care.

Beyond the interviews, we discuss the importance of unionism in resisting Abbott’s attacks against workers, Nick’s meme ‘Oskar Schindler was a People Smuggler’, pro-refugee graffiti, the refugee rally ‘Stop Abbott Not the Boats’ (thanks to Left and Correct podcast) and B’s run to raise money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. We also cover some environmental and animal rights news and activism. We discuss calls for repressive new laws targeting animal activists in Australia, Luc’s meme on “eco terrorism”, the new Climate Council, dog fighting in Aotearoa, linking opposition to dog fighting to other forms of animal oppression, Banksy’s animal-themed display, Animal Liberation Victoria’s ‘Animals Are Not Ours’ silent demonstration, Katie’s animal activism in Geneva, saddest slaughterhouse video ever shows no blood or slaughter, Team Earthling’s 100th episode, vegweb.com, Veganomicon cookbook, and living healthy and vegan while on a low income. Other stuff covered on the episode was: the Ozpodcast Directory, Phonebloks by @davehakkens, Reclaim the Night, consent, stereotypical activists, Palmer United and the Australian Motorists Enthusiasts party form an alliance in the Senate, possums fight back against Abbott, the upcoming event in Perth ‘What’s Next for the Australian Left?’ and the Profits of Doom documentary. Once again we discuss ‘What’s Grinding Our Gears This Week’ – this time it’s the Abbott government’s cuts to Centrelink (the Australian government’s welfare agency).

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Clips:

Tenacious D ‘The Government Totally Sucks’, Family Guy, Tim MinchinFuck the Poor’, The Lawrence ArmsDrunk Mouth Kitchen Smile’, The Simpsons ‘Protest Song’, The Castle, Left and Correct podcastStop Abbott Not the Boats’, Interview with Andrew Kelly, Anti-Flag ‘Underground Network’, Tiki Taane and Paw JusticeEnough is Enough’, Root of all Evil?, Sweeney Todd ‘A Little Priest’, Austin PowersPeep Show (Series 1, episode 4), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – part two, Interview with Helen Cox, Catherine Snedden ‘Tony Abbott Blurred Lines’.

The image above is from Fight the Liberals.

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We’re back with possibly our most sarcastic episode yet, once again taking aim at the new Abbott government. We talk about some of the scary things Abbott has either introduced or wants to introduce, when it comes to: boycotts, asylum seekers and workers. We also cover Abbott’s new cabinet, looking at the gender disparity which is worse than Zoo magazine and Voldemort’s cabinet, Tony Abbott becomes ‘Prime Minster for Woman’ and gets rid of the Ministry for Science and many other Ministers, as well as adding ‘and Border Protection’ to the ‘Minister for Immigration’. Abbott looks set to sign the TPPA, which will have very scary consequences for Australia and many other countries. To find out more about this agreement, listen to our 18th episode and RTRFM Indymedia (9/9/2013 episode).

We also give a farewell to Kevin Rudd, mention that someone is surprised at what Abbott has done so far, (sexist) shit Abbott says, Team Earthling on the proposed boycott laws, The Unconventionist on Syria, B’s Run for Refugees, further discussion on Syria and US global dominance, consumption on steroids, Abbott ignores asylum seeker deaths, Indonesia publishes transcript of meeting with Julie Bishop, Abbott takes control of Liberal Party interviews, and Scott Ludlam is given a recount for the Western Australian Senate after he was behind by only 14 votes after the initial count. The segment ‘What’s Grinding Our Gears’ is back again – this time it’s sleazy drunk guys and the freeway.

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Clips:

The Thick of it (Series 4, Episode 7), Catatonia ‘The Mother of Misogyny‘, The Chaser ‘In Due Season (Kevin Rudd song)’, The Chaser ‘Season 2, Episode 5’ of The Hamster WheelCNNNNThe Thick of it (Series 3, Episode 5), Jamie Kilstein ‘at the Atheist Convention’, Man on the Moon, The Adventures of Lano and Woodley (series 1, episode 1), The IT Crowd (series 2, episode 5), Lowkey (with Immortal Technique) ‘Voices of the Voiceless’, Choking Victim ‘Fuck America’, Austin PowersMichael Parenti speaking on Choking Victim ‘Money’, RTRFM Indymedia (9/9/2013 episode), Michael MooreThe Awful Truth’, Family Guy, Frank Turner ‘Glory Hallelujah, Newstopia ‘Episode 1’, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Anti-Flag and Donots ‘Protest Song’.