Posts Tagged ‘working class’

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We’re joined by our friend Lottie to break down the Australian federal election, going from major parties to minors to micro-parties to Independents. More specifically, we discuss Labor failing to challenge the Liberal party’s trickle-down economics, positive changes from the Greens regarding an increased focus on addressing cost of living issues and Indigenous representation, how the Teal Independents stack up on climate change and other issues, differences between the socialist parties, the Animal Justice Party and human social justice issues, plus compulsory voting and spanking.

Lottie has looked into some of the minor and micro-parties and will be voting as follows:

Lower House

Lottie is still working out her top 4 but it will be between: Leah Horsfall – Animal Justice Party, Emma Black – Vic Socialists, Sue Bolton – Socialist Alliance and Sarah Jefford – Greens.

5. Peter Khalil (Labor) 6. Tom Wright (Liberals) 7. Sam Sergi (Australian Federation) 8. Irene Zivkovic (United Australia) 9. Jill Tindal (One Nation).

(Vic Socialists, Socialist Alliance and Greens all agree with numbering 5-9).

Senate

Lottie is still working out her top 4 but it will be between: Animal Justice Party, Victorian Socialists, Socialist Alliance and Greens.

5. Reason 6. Australian Progressives 7. Fusion: Science, Pirate, Secualr, Climate Emergency (?) 8. Australian Democrats (?) 9. Labor 10. Sustainable Australia (?) 11. Legalise Cannabis Australia 12. LNP.

AJP how to vote: Reason, Greens, Socialist Alliance, Legalise cannabis.

Victorian Socialists how to vote: Socialist Alliance, Greens, Aus Progressives, AJP, Labor.

Socialist Alliance how to vote: Victorian Socialists, Greens, Reason, Animal Justice, Labor.

Greens how to vote: Vic Socialists, AJP, Legalise Cannabis, Reason, Labor.

Websites comparing parties and candidates on climate change and other issues:

  • Vote Climate One. Vote Climate One how to vote: AJP, Australian Democrats, Australian Greens, Australian Progressives, Fusion: Science, Pirate, Secular, Climate Emergency, Reason, Socialist Alliance, Sustainable Australia, Victorian Socialists.
  • Vote Earth Now.
  • They Vote For You.

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Clips:

Johnson Over For Dinner from Peep Show; McConnell by Proper; The Apocalypse from That Mitchell and Webb Look – Season 2 Episode 5; Credit Card Roulette sketch from I Think You Should Leave (season 2) – Netflix; Blackadder season 4; Ludapalooza – Senator Scott Ludlam DJs at Capitol; Aran Mylvaganam on Radical Australia podcast; Power Down Sound effect; Danger, Danger from My Little Pony.

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Image based on page 4 of the Wynes and Nicholas article linked to below.

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Nick is joined by Adam Cardilini to discuss the movie Don’t Look Up (Netflix) and compare individual actions for the climate commonly promoted in the environmental movement with scientific research on the most effective actions. We do this by discussing the actions promoted on the website https://www.count-us-in.org/en-gb/project/ and the following scientific article: Wynes, S. and Nicholas, K. A. 2017. The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions. Environ. Res. Lett., 12(7), 1-9.

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Music and other clips:

Animal liberation by Los Fastidios, Clip from Don’t Look Up (Netflix), Union speaker Luke on just transitions for fossil fuel workers – from the Climate Crisis National Day of Action event in Melbourne, The Voracious March of Godliness by Bad Religion, Work-Rest-Play-Die (live) by Subhumans.

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We look beyond individual ethics to explore the role of various positions in society and how these different positions shape the worldview of those who hold them. We mainly focus on the role of landlords, or as they are now known in Victoria, “rental providers”. We also cover the roles of the police, military and the employing class.

We finish the show by discussing our recent trip to Queensland and Trump supporters, cancel culture, Monopoly and the catchphrase for the pandemic.

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Clips:

Ariana GrandePositions’, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged MeSILENCE!!’, Peep Show ‘Sophie Leaves Mark’, Bill Hicks ‘Sleep and the Message’ – from the album ‘Salvation’, WeezerIsland In The Sun’, Stella DonnellyU Owe Me’, Songbird.

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Image from: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

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During the election campaign, Trump argued that “Republicans have become the party of the American worker”. Nick is joined by Nic (previously of Bitchy Shitshow and Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack, now doing the new show Pynk Spots) to discuss this claim and break down the US election result and a lack of focus on class and economic inequality from the Democrats.

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Clips:

NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, BaseketballPlayoff Tiebreaker’, The Simpsons ‘“Recount” scene from “The Simpsons”’, LowkeyDaily Duppy’.

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