Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Dear White People

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Katie is back for this episode and we discuss the Netflix show Dear White People, as well as ethical sneakers and ethical travel. Katie recommends Newton sneakers for the most ethical option if you’re buying new sneakers – according to Shop Ethical. Although since Katie bought these, she found an even better option – fair trade sneakers at Vegan Wares.

We also bring you some of the talks from the Community as Activism event that we discussed on episode 211, including Leah Avene on privilege, Beth Allan on challenging sexism in animal advocacy and Quinn Eades on imagining the future we want to create. Audio of this entire event is online – you can listen to the session with Leah and Quinn ‘Building Community – Lessons from a Range of Movements’, the session with Beth ‘Transformative Justice and Me Too’ and also the session ‘Intersectionality In Practice’ – featuring Nick and others.

Some of the other things touched on throughout the episode are: the movie BlacKkKlansman, Will Potter and Ward Churchill on state repression of activists, Nick’s article on different factions within the civil rights movement, Revolutionary Left Radio on the Black Panther Party, hip hop etc, and our take on the anti-psychiatry movement/concept.

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Clips:

Me First and the Gimme GimmesOn the Road Again’, The IT CrowdJen’s New Shoes’, Leah Avene from the session ‘Building Community – Lessons from a Range of Movements’, Beth Allan from the session ‘Transformative Justice and Me Too’, Ramshackle GloryWe are all Compost in Training’, Quinn Eades from the session ‘Building Community – Lessons from a Range of Movements’.

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Image from Melbourne Street Medic Collective.

You can listen to or download part 1 of this episode on Archive.org here (38MB) and part 2 on Archive.org here (33MB) or Media Fire here (33MB).

This episode has been released in two parts. Part 1 of this episode has a discussion with Coggo, CJ Wallace and Jazz from the almighty Melbourne Street Medic Collective. We cover the history of the collective, what they’re doing now, experiences with Occupy and police repression, creating alternative institutions to the state, working with other street medics to make their work relevant for activists and activist burnout. Other issues covered on the episode include: travelling, the gift economy, computer use, viewing protest marches as just one of many possible tactics, graffiti for refugees and we encourage people to support Bradley Manning.

Part 2 of the episode has the second part of our interview with Melbourne Street Collective. In this part of the interview, the issues covered include: Occupy Sandy, Occupy and democracy, creating coalitions with different groups around Australia and beyond, and small-scale affinity groups reporting to larger spokescouncils, as a way to ensure greater democracy and put anarchism into practice. In part 2 of this episode, we also encourage people to organise a flash mob in their city, with the help of Reproductive Choice Australia, and we discuss some feedback and additional stories on our 28th episode ‘Beyond Same-Sex Marriage’, including: the word “queer”, hippies, the same-sex marriage campaign attempting to “normalise” queer relationships, “couples privilege” and the French government pledges tougher penalties for homophobia.

Book Recommendation (from part 2):

Chomsky on Anarchism by Noam Chomsky.

Clips (part 1):

Frank Turner ‘The Road’, The Checkout ‘Foxtel’, Star Fucking HipstersDumpster to the Grave’ and ‘Death or Fight’, The Checkout ‘Access vs Ownership’, 5E CommunityI’m Your Medic’, Part 1 of interview with Melbourne Street Medic Collective, Promoe ‘These Walls Don’t Lie’, Coggo’s speech at the #FreeBrad Rally in Melbourne, The Desaparecidos ‘Anonymous’.

Clips (part 2):

Rap News#Occupy2012’, Foeknawledge ‘Knowledge is Key’, Peep Show (Series 1, episode 5), Good RiddanceDefusing the Popular Struggle’, Part 2 of our interview with Melbourne Street Medic Collective, Bob DylanMaggie’s Farm’, The SimpsonsSuper-liminal Recruiting’, Frenzal RhombI Went Out With a Hippy & Now I Love Everyone Except for Her’, Peep Show (Series 3, episode 2), The SoviettesMultiply and Divide’.

You can listen to this episode and/or download an MP3 file for it (30MB) on Archive.org here.

We start off the episode by talking about our recent travels and our animal rights protest in Geneva, anarchism in Barcelona, and a discussion on China – including Internet censorship, Tiananmen Square and recent protests. Katie also provides a critical perspective on the definition of ‘refugee’, based on her study in Geneva. Finally, we discuss true globalisation and the free movement of people around the world (not just for “legitimate” refugees).

Book Recommendation:

Occupy Everything: Anarchists and the Occupy Movement 2009-2011 edited by Aragorn!

Clips:

Gogol BordelloWonderlust King’, Lagwagon from the album ‘Live in a Dive’, Austin Powers, PropagandhiFuck the Border’.

*This quote that forms the title of this episode is taken from the Breakout Conference by the Cross Border Collective, which we discuss on this episode.