Posts Tagged ‘workers rights’

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Amnesty International has recently announced that decriminalisation is their official human rights policy on sex work – they explain why here. We discuss this development, partially drawing on and critiquing an episode of ‘The Minefield’ on ABC radio.

Some of the points we cover are: decriminalisation is for sex workers NOT for sex buyers, sex work as work, “First World” versus “Third World” sex work, and sex work and capitalism.

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Anti-FlagYou’ll Scream Tonight’, Meghan TrainorAll About That Bass’.

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This episode features an interview with Jane Green and Cameron Cox. Jane Green is a sex worker who is on the Executive Committee of the Scarlet Alliance and Cameron Cox is a sex worker who is involved in a sex worker outreach organisation. They discuss: the links between homophobia and whorephobia, sex work as work, why they are #NotYourRescueProject, Amnesty International’s AGM where different approaches to sex work were debated, and they make the case that decriminalisation is the model that leads to the best outcomes for sex workers.

You can hear part 1 of our interview with Jane and Cameron on episode 64 (sorry for the delay!). Also be sure to follow Cameron on Twitter @CamCoxSyd and check out Jane’s website Sexliesductape.me, follow her on Twitter @Sexliesductape and read her Guardian article ‘Listen to Sex Workers – You’ll Realise we have a lot to say about Labour Rights’.

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Clips:

High DiveTennessee’, Interview with Jane Green and Cameron Cox, Aretha Franklin ‘Respect’.

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*This is a quote from Cameron Cox from the interview featured on this episode.

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On this episode we’re joined by Dr Tim Dymond who speaks about Unionists for Refugees and APHEDA – the Australian Council of Trade Union’s overseas humanitarian aid program.

We also discuss the recent racially-motived terrorist attack in South Carolina and link the language used by the shooter to the racist Reclaim Australia movement in Australia. We also take on Reclaim Australia’s hijacking of progressive causes and their fake “concern” for feminism, animal rights and queer rights – you can share our meme on this (below) on Facebook and Twitter.

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Other stuff covered on the episode is: call in culture versus call out culture, who is to blame for animal exploitation?, and we read out a tweet (embedded below) which debunks the idea of being socially progressive but economically conservative.

We also promote our very first Progressive Podcast Australia meet up. This will be on Wednesday 8th of July at 6.30pm at the vegan restaurant Smith & Daughters – 175 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne. RSVP by the 3rd of July through the Facebook event page or by emailing us at progressivepodcast@gmail.com.

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Mr GrevisThe Refugee Song’, Interview with Dr Tim Dymond, The Awful TruthStrikebreakers’, Colour Me Wednesday(I’m Not Coming to Your) BBQ’, Less than JakeHopeless Case’, PropagandhiThe Only Good Fascist Is A Very Dead Fascist’.

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Advocates for the Nordic Model for sex work argue that this approach does not target sex workers themselves, only their clients. However, Jane Green and Cameron Cox dispute these claims and argue that it is decriminalisation that leads to the best outcomes for sex workers. Jane Green is a sex worker who is on the Executive Committee of the Scarlet Alliance. Cameron Cox is a sex worker who is involved in a sex worker outreach organisation. Beyond the Nordic model and decriminalisation, Jane and Cameron also discuss the “rescue industry”, transphobia, unions for sex workers, and sex work phobia/whorephobia – follow @AnarchaSxworker for more on whorephobia. Part two of our interview with Jane and Cameron is featured on episode 105 (sorry for the delay!). For more on sex work, you can listen to our 44th episode: Rethinking Porn and Sex Work.

We also give some updates on Israel/Palestine, which we covered on episodes 62 and 63. We mention that Israeli products have a barcode of 729, for those looking to boycott Israeli products as part of the BDS movement. We also mention other actions being taken beyond BDS, such as an Israeli arms factory being shut down in the UK – update: these activists have since been arrested. Other updates include: Israel admits Hamas was not responsible for the kidnapping and killing of Israeli teens, Amnesty International challenges Israel’s claims about Hamas using civilians as “human shields”, BBC bias over Israel leading to a BBC journalist resigning (a journalist from the Sydney Morning Herald has also resigned for similar reasons), the use of social media by Palestinians – see here and here for examples of tweets, the Israeli government paying uni students to circulate pro-Israeli information on social media networks, and cartoons portraying Hamas and Israeli’s spark outrage. For more on Israel/Palestine, check out our last two episodes and also the article ‘Busting Israeli Occupation One Liners’ by Sara Saleh, Amnesty International Australia’s spokesperson. You can also read Nick’s article on Israel/Palestine, the first on our new blog!, here: ‘A Response to Sam Harris Blaming Muslims for the “Careful” and “Compassionate” Killing of Palestinian Civilians‘.

Also covered on the episode is our new “studio”comments from our listeners on the story ‘Church of England Votes to Allow Women to Become Bishops’, new “counter-terrorism” measures proposed by the Australian government, the Girls on Film Festival, and really important issues such as the upcoming David Brent movie and Nick turning 30. Shout outs to the Queer Punx Podcast!

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Clips:

Frank Turner ‘Photosynthesise’, Green DayThe Grouch’, Dead Prez ‘Scar Strangled Banner’, Part 1 of our interview with Jane Green and Cameron CoxAustin PowersSubhumans ‘No’ (live).

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our interview with Jane and Cameron on the Nordic Model, here: Nordic Model is Nor Good for Sex Workers. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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This time we’re joined by “China Ben” who informs us on a wide range of political and environmental issues in China. Some of the topics we discuss with Ben are: repression of activists in China, inequality in China including the urban/rural divide, taking action on behalf of workers, corruption, creative ways of getting around censorship online, the West’s role in China’s environmental problems and the One Child Policy.

To find out more about these issues and China, Ben recommends: the documentary iRevolution which was censored by CNN, Amnesty International, the New Citizens Movement, Blockedonweibo.tumblr.com on Chinese internet censorship, danwei.com on Chinese media, Chinageeks.org on injustice and censorship, and Sinica podcast on everything China-related.

This episode is brought to you by Taylor (the Sailor?). You can hear Taylor speaking out against body shaming at the Animal Activists Forum on episode 102 of Team Earthling. Thanks a lot to Taylor for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

Book Recommendation:

They Did Nothing: Why the Truth doesn’t always come out when the UN goes in by Linda Polman.

Clips:

Aceyalone & RJD2Moore’, The IT Crowd (final special), Part one of our interview with Ben, Austin PowersFlight of the Conchords ‘Song for Sally’, Part two of our interview with Ben, The VandalsOi to the world!’.

*This is a quote from the interview with Ben.

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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.

This episode is brought to you by “Boy” – or “Bhoy”?. We encourage people to follow Danny on Twitter and also follow his vegan Twitter account! Thanks a lot to “Boy” for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too!

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’.