Posts Tagged ‘Uluru Statement’

Photo of Invasion Day rally.
Photo of Invasion Day rally: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.

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Nick and Lottie play speeches from the Melbourne Invasion Day rally, discuss factions within social movements and the radical flank effect, and finish by clearing up some misinformation spreading around social media regarding why January 26 is celebrated in Australia.

The audio of the speeches from the rally is from 3CR Community Radio, we encourage everyone to listen to the full recording of the speeches via the 3CR site. The speakers you hear from include: Gary Foley (a Gumbainggir man), Robbie Thorpe (from the Krautungalung people of the Gunnai Nation), Meriki Onus (Gunai and Gunditjmara woman) and Lydia Thorpe (DjabWurrung Gunnai Gunditjmara woman).

Additional links:

  • For more on the issues raised on this episode, in addition to checking out the full rally recording from 3CR, Lottie recommends the episode Will the Voice to Parliament change anything? By The Sound of Solidarity podcast.
  • The points on Senator Lidia Thorpe leaving the Greens were from the Guardian.
  • The quote from Anthony Albonese about the Voice was from the Financial Review.
  • The poll on Aboriginal and Islander views on the Voice was referred to in the Guardian.


King Billy Cokebottle by AB Original, Invasion Day Melbourne speeches recorded by 3CR, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber on the vote on Amendment One.

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This episode features the talk ‘Experimental Utopias and Social Change: Examples from Australian Non-Hegemonic Activism’ by Dr Theresa Petray and Nick on “just do it” activism in Aboriginal and animal social movements. You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here and it is also embedded below. You can read our journal article on this topic here. This talk was given at a TASA (The Australian Sociological Association) conference – you can hear a recap of this conference on episode 151.

Theresa also joins Nick for the rest of the episode, giving updates on the campaigns for Indigenous Recognition, touching on the Uluru statement, Constitutional Recognition and the article ‘White politicians won’t give us anything willingly. We need collective power’ by Nayuka Gorrie.

Finally, we give some updates on Invasion Day, which we covered last episode #198.

Book recommendation:

No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein.

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Yothu YindiTreaty’ (Original Version), Laura Murphy-Oates on The FeedIndigenous Recognition: How did this debate go off the rails?’, The talk ‘Experimental Utopias and Social Change: Examples from Australian Non-Hegemonic Activism’ by Dr Theresa Petray and Nick, Akala ‘Fire in the Booth – part 1’, Local Resident Failure ‘Where the Bloody Hell Are Ya?’, World/Inferno Friendship SocietyCanonize Philip K. Dick, OK?’.