April 1, 2017
In this episode of Living the Dream Dave (@withsobersenses) chats with Godfrey Moase (@gemoase) the General Branch Assistant Secretary of the National Union of Workers. Godfrey had a number of criticisms of our last show . We talk about these and Godfrey also addresses the broader strategic and tactical possibilities for anticapitalist struggle and how they relate to trade unions.
You can find some of Godfrey’s writings here:
Other things we mention include:
Music by The Sweatshop Union
January 27, 2017
In this episode of Living The Dream Jon (@jonpiccini ) and Dave (@withsobersenses) go through the entrails with an inverted periscope to try to see what we should expect for 2017. We chat about Invasion Day and the rising tide of Indigenous struggles, the Centrelink debacle, anti-Road protests and more. We are pretty optimistic about the year ahead and look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Articles, people and groups we mentioned or are relevant:
Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance –WAR
Police Clash With Flag-Burning Protesters At Invasion Day March In Sydney
The Safety Pin and the Swastika
How the Centrelink debt debacle failure rate is much worse than we all thought
Adani coalmine activists gear up to fight: ‘This will dwarf the Franklin blockade’
Cottle, A. (2011), 'The Colour-line and the Third Period: A Comparative Analysis of American and Australian Communism and the Question of Race, 1928-1934', American Communist History, vol 10, no 2 , pp 119 - 131.
Working for the Class: The Praxis of the Wollongong Out of Workers’ Union
Anti Poverty Network SA
We play music from A.B. Original and DISPOSSESSED They are rad – support them.
December 11, 2016
In this episode of Living The Dream, Dave (@withsobersenses ) chats with Carmen about the Workplace Organising 101 training she recently provided in Brisbane. Carmen talks about the purpose and structure of this training, its relationship to anarcho-syndicalism and reflects critically on the contribution it can play to developing our collective power and overcoming capitalism.
Organisations mentioned include:
Freie Arbeiterinnen- und Arbeiter-Union (FAU)
Music by Dolly Parton and Marianne Faithful
September 20, 2016
In this episode of Living the Dream Dave (@withsobersenses) chats with Angus from the Queer Liberation Front. Angus lets us know what the QLF are all about, what they have been doing and what they are up to. Angus talks about the QLF's praxis and how this collective of young queer people are attempting to generate a radical anticapitalist politics, how hegemony and aesthetics fit together and how this all relates to the current "Brisbane Moment' that is going on. And then we finish it all off with a track from Los Crudos