Posts Tagged ‘US politics’

Image from the US Holocaust Museum, posted by @alt_doj on Twitter.

Sound familiar? Image from the US Holocaust Museum, posted by @alt_doj on Twitter.

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On this episode we cover the Trump shitstorm, with the help of Jen, who has lived most of her life in the US and is currently completing a doctorate in German and gender studies.

More specifically, we cover Trump and fascism, alternative facts, the Muslim ban and inspiring protests against it, and critiques of white feminism.

For more coverage of Trump, check out our recent Facebook posts and particularly tweets.

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Clips:

Hurray for the Riff RaffRican Beach’, Sam CookeA Change is Gonna Come’.

 

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Image from @ozcjr on Twitter.

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Sick of hearing about President Trump? Us too…so here is some more Trump coverage! We discuss the election result and the importance of the Left moving beyond ‘progressivism of the rich’.

To analyse the election and the fall-out, we draw on Naomi Klein, Thomas Frank, Bernie Sanders and Russell Brand.

There’s a discussion of left-wing critiques of identity politics and an anarchist defence of identity politics – thanks to Rebecca from Anarchist Affinity. For more on identity politics, check out our 117th episode.

There’s also a breakdown of who voted for which party based on race, income etc.

For more of our coverage of the election, check out our recent posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Clips:

Morrissey ‘America is not the World’, LazertitsBoss Bitch’, South ParkKumbaya My Lord’, Russell Brand The TrewsTrump. Right. Okay, the world’s gone nuts (E372)’, B. DolanWhich Side Are You On?’ – for more versions of this classic song, check out Which Side podcast.

You can listen to a short (11 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on Trump and class, here: Who Are These People Who Voted for Trump?. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

major-parties

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Nick is back with one final episode on the US election, featuring some listener feedback on our last two episodes (#146 and #147) on this topic. Jeremy Mendelson @CriticalTransit makes the case for why he is not voting for Clinton and the importance of voting for third parties like the Greens.

There is also some discussion on Trump, class and the urban/rural divide in the US. For more on this, check out Cracked podcast, Jimmy Dore and Chomsky on the impact of NAFTA (Trump opposes this free trade agreement).

*Despite the title of the above video (and the photoshopped hat!), Moore is NOT voting for Trump!

The episode also features a new segment ‘Angela Davis ALWAYS Makes Sense’.

There has also been yet another horrible new policy by the Australian government towards asylum seekers. For more on this, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ProgPodcast – Katie has been posting a lot about this on there.

Clips:

Billy Talent ‘Voices of Violence’, LOWKEY ft LUPE FIASCO, M1 (DEAD PREZ) & BLACK THE RIPPER – ‘OBAMA NATION PART 2’, Angela Davis – interview 1972 – talking about revolution, Jimmy DoreA Hillary Presidency Sustains The Neoliberal Nightmare – Or Does It?’, Michael Moore Explains Trump’s Appeal Like Only He Can, War on WomenRoe vs World’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features Nick’s discussion on Trump and class, here: Small Elements of Legitimacy Amongst a lot of Illegitimacy in Trump’s Campaign. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

Clinto speaking at Planned Parenthood

Image from: DemocraticDiva.com

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This episode features politics professor Jason Brownlee on the US election. This is a continuation of our discussion with Jason from episode 146. This time we discuss: will Clinton’s policies move to the left as a result of the popularity of Sanders? Or is she just pandering (or Sandering :p)? Clinton versus Trump on abortion rights; gender bias against Clinton; the importance of alternative ideas from minor parties; third party candidates and dividing the progressive vote; problems with the US electoral system; and anarchism and voting.

We also discuss the fallout from the (likely) Trump loss and this episode of BBC radio, where you can hear Trump supporters make some bizarre claims.

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Clips:

Pokemon go to the polls (remix), Reverend William Barber at DNC 2016, Full Frontal with Samantha BeeMaine’s Personal Trump’, Rap NewsPresidential Rap Debates: HILLARY vs TRUMP + Jill Stein & Gary Johnson’, Full Frontal with Samantha BeeRIGGED!!!’, Leftover CrackThe War at Home’.

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on the election and abortion rights, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

wall-is-better

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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.

on bullshit jobs

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Nick is joined by sustainable transport advocate Jeremy Mendelson from Critical Transit and Transit Matters podcasts for the entire episode. We discuss: national politics, Bernie Sanders, Jeremy’s experience with 9-5 work, trying to escape the 9-5, anthropologist David Graeber on bullshit jobs, The Happy Movie, living vegan on a low income, the new four (vegan) food groups and basic income.

You can hear Nick on Critical Transit podcast discussing sustainable transport and how it relates to issues such as class, justice and animals. You can also hear Nick and Katie on episodes 7 and 8 of Jeremy’s other podcast, Politicized.

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Clips:

Derrick Jensen ‘Selling Fingers’ from the CD – The Other Side of DarknessIntro5pect ‘No More Time’, Rise Against ‘401 Kill’, The Smith Street BandPostcodes (for People who will not Arrest me)’, Jeffery Lewis and Helen SchreinerDo They Owe Us a Living?’, Colour Me Wednesday and PerkieDon’t Waste Your Breath’.

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick and Jeremy’s discussion on bullshit jobs, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.