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
June 16, 2016
In this episode of Living the Dream Jon (@JonPiccini ) andDave (@withsobersenses) chat with Anna – all-round good egg and comrade pivotalto Radio Reversal and Brisbane Free University –about the successful Brisbane City Council election campaign of Jonathan Sri , the opposition to the WestVillage development and the emergence of struggles around the Right to theCity. What’s going on, how do all these pieces fit together and what do theytell us about struggles within-against-and-beyond capitalism for lives ofdignity?
David Harvey – The Rightto The City
The Economics ofWest Village
February 9, 2016
episode of Living the Dream Dave (@withsobersenses) chats with
Camilla and Eliza from Sovereignty Solidarity.
describes their Facebook page as follows:
‘We aim to
support First Nations(FN) initiatives for self determination, sovereignty,
treaties, and moving forward. We take action based on our understanding of
these perspectives and aim to concretely support FN initiatives. We are a
non-FN specific page because we believe non-FN peoples have specific
de-colonisation work that we need to do, and that the burden for this should be
placed on FN peoples. We welcome input, criticism and support from FN people’
Eliza have provided the following relevant links:
brisbane aboriginal-sovereign embassy
of the 3
our call facebook
like the following qualification added to the title and the podcast: ‘sometimes
dominant society needs a slap in the face, like on the 26th January, but
sometimes dominant society needs a more gentle-gentle approach. Learning about
the history of this country, the legacy of colonialism and our transplanted
this land can be a hard journey and if people need empathy through this process
it is other non FN people who should do this work.’