Posts Tagged ‘US imperialism’

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This episode features the panel discussion ‘Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan’. The speakers are:

  • Alasdair Hynd, a PhD student of revolutionary movements in the Middle East, specialising in the Arab Spring and the Kurdish struggle.
  • Zerebar Karimi, a Kurdish-Australian trade union organiser based in Adelaide, local and overseas agitator for a stateless society in Rojava.
  • David K (facilitating), Melbourne-based anarchist, author of ‘Anarchism in Istanbul’ and ‘Yabanci Capulling – an Australian anarchist in Gezi Riots’.

The first part of this discussion was played last episode #182. You can also hear more about the Rojava Revolution on our 72nd episode. Crimethinc podcast also covered this on episodes 36 and 39.

Also covered on the episode is: some listener feedback on Men’s Referral Service and addressing violence against women, which we covered on episode 161.

TV show recommendation: The Handmaid’s Tale.

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Clips:

Pussy Riot ‘Straight Outta Vagina’; PropagandhiLess Talk, More Rock’ – if anyone is interested, I recommend this article about this album from noisey.vice.com: 20 Years Ago, Propagandhi Antagonized the Punk Scene with ‘Less Talk, More Rock’; Panel discussion ‘Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan’; Garfunkel and OatesThe Loophole’.

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Cartoon by Alan Moir, from smh.com.au

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On this episode, Nick is joined by his brother Liam Pendergrast, one of the many victims of Centrelink’s new compliance system. This new computer system used by Australia’s welfare/social security system is issuing 20,000 debt notices a week, which is not only affecting vulnerable people, but many of these notices are incorrect in their claim that people under-reported their income while on Centrelink.

If you’ve received a false debt letter from Centrelink, you’re not alone – visit notmydebt.com.au and share your story. Also check out #NotMyDebt on Twitter for more stories and information on the issue.

In some Trump-related news, we discuss Jason Brownlee’s article ‘Trump gives no reason to believe U.S. nation-building will end on Jan. 20’ (a topic we discussed with Jason on episode 146) and Amnesty’s International’s petition calling for Obama to take his last chance to leave a lasting human rights legacy. Check out Ward Churchill’s spoken word CD ‘In A Pig’s Eye: Reflections on the Police State, Repression and Native America’ for more on Native American activist Leonard Peltier’s case, which is referred to in Amnesty’s petition.

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Clips:

ThejuicemediaCentrelink Fail – Honest Government Advert’, Freeman Dre & The Kitchen PartyIt’s Good To Have Faith In The Lord’, Choking VictimMoney’ – featuring Michael Parenti, Leonard Cohen ‘The Future’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Liam’s Centrelink story, here and below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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This episode features politics professor Jason Brownlee on the US election. He discusses: how Trump is getting away with claiming he is challenging the elites; the dangers of a Trump presidency; Trump is not less imperialist than Clinton, despite his claims about rejecting the Iraq invasion; and Trump, Clinton and #BlackLivesMatter. This discussion continues on episode 147.

Also mentioned throughout the episode is: Nick’s article on two-party dominance in Australia, Ward Churchill on police repression in the US and the documentary Herman’s House.

You can hear all of the talks from the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference here. We will do a recap of this conference soon – follow our blog and/or subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Stitcher to be notified once this episode is out.

Clips:

Rap NewsPresidential Rap Debates: HILLARY vs TRUMP + Jill Stein & Gary Johnson’, The FeedUS Presidential Debate’, The 7.30 Report Interview: Civil rights lawyer Nana Gyamfi, The Dead ZoneThe Missiles Are Flying’, Saturday Night LiveEd Glosser: Trivial Physic’, CNNMothers of the Movement – from the DNC convention’, Dave Stewart, Saul Williams, Nadirah X, Asdru Sierra, Dana Glover, Tina Schlieske and Derrick Ashong ‘Angola 3’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion on the dangers of a Trump presidency, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.