Animal advocacy on the airwaves, hosted by a team of local animal advocates.
Moving Beyond Vegan Combat Boots: Making Veganism Political Again
Our guest is total liberation activist Betty Melon and we play a section of Betty's speech from the 2019 Animal Rights Forum in Naarm/Melbourne that specifically covered racism and animalisation. The speech was entitled Forming Alliances with Other Movemements and focuses on how we can building solidarity with other social justice movements and doing so through a lens of consistent anti-oppression. We discuss how animalisation and speciesism relate to the occupation and genocide in Gaza, and delve into the use of vegan washing and pink washing as tools of propaganda in Israel. We acknowledge that today, December 10 is both the International Animal Rights Day and also the International Human Rights Day. Links: Betty's full speech from the 2019 forum can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItkAhRrj10g&t=88s Plant the Land Team is a vegan food justice and community projects volunteer team based in Gaza, co-founded by Anas Arafat, a lawyer and longtime humanitarian aid activist based in Gaza, and Laura Schleifer, a Jewish American vegan, Free Palestine solidarity activist and overall activist for human, animal and earth liberation. Plant the Land Team buys and distributes vegan food, plants food forests on public land, and provides Gazan farmers with seeds and planting tools. Previous fundraising projects have also included providing plant-based insulin to children with diabetes, providing medical treatment, raising the money for a village water well to be built, and our yearly vegan food fundraiser for Ramadan. http://www.planttheland.org/ Palestinian Animal League (PAL) was formed in 2011 and is the only locally-run animal protection organisation operating within the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Those who run the organisation are local Palestinians who realise that the plight of non-human animals is inextricably linked with the position of Palestinian people living under occupation. https://www.facebook.com/pal.legue/ Vegans for Palestine statement of solidarity can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/vegansforpalestine/ Music played on the show: Palestine will never die by Lowkey and Mai Khalil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LliKxwn2KDw Christmas is in the air by the Tuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqVT2pKQYF8 Thank you for listening to Freedom of Species. We welcome your feedback and invite you to contact us via email: email@example.com or via social media - Facebook, Instagram or X/Twitter.
Vegans in Solidarity with Palestine, with Laura Schleifer and Leila Dehghan
This show covers why vegans should show solidarity with Palestine, understanding the oppression of Palestinian people today and historically, and actions for solidarity. These issues are covered in a discussion between Leila Dehghan and Laura Schleifer, who is an American Jew and lifelong activist. You can watch a video of this discussion on Leila Dehgan’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmouaqxCAOk&t=4s Additional links referred to in the discussion: Laura Schleifer on Facebook: / laura.schleifer Plant the Land: http://www.planttheland.org Boycott, Divest, Sanctions movement: https://bdsmovement.net Vegans for BDS: https://www.vegansforbds.com/about/ Jewish Voices for Peace: https://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org Plant-based Health Justice: https://plantbasedhealthjustice.org/ Vegans for Palestine: https://www.instagram.com/vegansforpalestine/ Music: Animal liberation by Los Fastidios: https://www.losfastidios.net/ Long Live Palestine 3 by Lowkey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhEFrv-Xwtw A heads up to listeners that there will be no Freedom of Species show next week, Sunday December 3 due to the Disability Day broadcast. We encourage everyone to listen this broadcast on Sunday 3 December from 7am-7pm live on 3CR via 855AM or 3cr.org.au – for more information about this broadcast, see here: https://www.3cr.org.au/disabilityday2023 We’ll be back to normal programming on Sunday December 10.
Palestinian Animal League
Davita and Trev present the audio of Harley McDonald-Eckersall's presentation on the Palestinian Animal League, an organisation that operates in occupied Palestine. This talk is from a conference in 2019, where Harley shares what she learnt by visiting the Palestine Animal League and doing their tour. She discusses some of the aspects of their work, how it can be relevant to our local campaigns, and what key things can be take aways for our own advocacy efforts. Links: Palestinian Animal League Website: https://pal.ps/ The video of Harley's presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6UjjVcN_28 (part 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xsc7Qz0VFw (part 2) The accompanying PowerPoint, including links to resources mentioned in the talk: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10ZtYDjrBy4FGWs43qcobPAQNzIqjcIsl8J5MBz6NaV4/edit Music Played: Marcel Khalife 'Ahmad Emerges from the Ancient Wounds' - https://marcelkhalife.bandcamp.com/album/ahmad-al-arabi Barkaa 'Division' - https://barkaa.lnk.to/Division
All about Veganuary!
This week's episode is all about the Veganuary campaign which has inspired and supported millions of people all over the world to try vegan since 2014. Our guest is Jacqui, Veganuary campaign coordinator in Australia. We talk to her about the concept of Veganuary, it's origins and impacts, and how to sign up and be supported in your new year's resolution to try a vegan lifestyle! Helpful Links Recipes, shopping guide, nutrition and support information www.vegkit.com International Veganuary website www.veganuary.com Plant Based News youtube channel (documentary on Veganuary to launch on Friday 17th of November) https://www.youtube.com/@PLANTBASEDNEWS Music What Was I made for? - Billie Eilish https://youtu.be/cW8VLC9nnTo?si=30cAZzmBWgkZtoPV Didn't cha know - Eryka Badu https://youtu.be/Np21rH7Ldto?si=CRM2SIwDK4EN0RRp It ain't over til it's over - Lenny Kravitz https://youtu.be/TmENMZFUU_0?si=15Jx55mFZpIwzCw6
Pollution is Colonialism book discussion
Our episode this week Claire is joined by Caroline for a discussion of the book Pollution is Colonialism by Red River Métis/Michif Associate Professor of Geography at Memorial University Max Liboiron (they/them). Topics discussed: What really stood out for us from this book and why was it of interest. What challenged us most from this book.Useful links:https://maxliboiron.comCivic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR) https://civiclaboratory.nlQ&A with Max Liboiron, Author of Pollution is Colonialism https://dukeupress.wordpress.com/2021/05/14/qa-with-max-liboiron-author-of-pollution-is-colonialism/Pollution is Colonialism audiobook https://open.spotify.com/show/0EgGf7mdkuhdPK8fTAlam1?si=6c857e57b0144aacDecolonization is not a metaphor by Eve Tuck and K Wayne Yang https://clas.osu.edu/sites/clas.osu.edu/files/Tuck%20and%20Yang%202012%20Decolonization%20is%20not%20a%20metaphor.pdfVegans in solidarity with Palestine statement - sign here: forms.gle/ADKNhSzao5atb9iP8Music played: Land Back by the Halluci Nation Long Live Palestine by Lowkey
Content warning: we discuss genocide, violence and oppression in this show. We express our deep sorrow and grief as events unolding in Palestine, and our unwavering solidarity. In this show we talk about total liberation and why we think it's very important to stand against colonalism and genocide whenever and wherever it appears. We discuss the connections between forms of oppression such as racism and speciesism, and refer to The Vegan Bill of Consistent Anti-Oppression. Free Palestine Melbourne have held weekly Palestinian Solidarity rallies in Narrm/Melbourne and we play the powerful and moving speeches that were recorded from the rally on Sunday October 22, 2023. Some links to read and organisations & people to follow: The Anarchist Library: Total Liberation https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/total-liberation-anonymous-english The Vegan Bill of Consistent Anti-Oppression https://www.consistentantioppression.com/?page_id=218 Dr Angela Davis on Palestine https://www.aljazeera.com/program/upfront/2023/10/27/angela-davis-palestine-is-a-moral-litmus-test-for-the-world Free Palestine Melbourne https://www.freepalestinevic.org/ Eye on Palestine https://www.instagram.com/eye.on.palestine/ Palestinian Animal League https://pal.ps/ Sulala Animal Rescue https://sulalaanimalrescue.com/ Baladi-Palestine Animal Rescue https://www.instagram.com/baladi.palestineanimalrescue/ Vegan in Palestine https://veganinpalestine.com/ Aoetearoa Liberation League https://www.all.org.nz/ Yara Eid: Palestinian war journalist and human rights advocate https://www.instagram.com/eid_yara/?hl=en A Myth Busting Report Back from Palestine (from Progressive Podcast Australia, 2019) Dilan Fernando and Harley McDonald-Eckersall discuss their trip to Palestine where they spoke with local activists about life under Occupation and the history of Palestine.- For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2019/04/29/226/ https://sites.libsyn.com/451227/226-a-myth-busting-report-back-from-palestine Music played: Rasha Nahas - Wrood [from "Amrat", 2023] Terez Sliman - When Tables Will Turn [from "When the Waves", 2020] Ana Tijoux - Somos Sur (feat Shadia Mansour) [from "Vengo", 2014] Thank you for listening. We welcome feedback from listeners on our shows. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom of Species
A radio show and podcast from Melbourne, Australia dedicated to animal protecion.
Each show includes local and international news, interviews with activists, and community announcements from the Melbournne animal protection scene.
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