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Orders in Decay
25 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
#40 ACT UP, Fight Back
Producer Eva Djukic explains that it’s difficult to imagine a world in which AIDS isn’t normalised. This podcast tells the untold struggle that non-hegemonic classes went through to thrust AIDS onto the political agenda. Not everyone can remain anaesthetised to public order – for the suspect population it becomes a matter of life and death. This podcast explores the social and political pedagogies that defined and confined early AIDS activism and looks at the changing momentum in 1987 that led to the formation of ACT UP. It uses Resource Mobilisation and Collective Identity Theory to establish how the movement arose and how its tactics and ideologies were shaped. The podcast challenges the dominant discourse which confines the movement’s legacies as catalysts for gay and lesbian rights. It seeks to establish that ACT UP’s greatest achievement was the deconstruction of the knowledge-power dichotomy which helped change global health policy, gave rise to ‘AIDS exceptionalism’ and led to the largest international commitment of resources to a health crisis in history. Special Thanks to Dr Illan Wall, Associate Professor at the School of Law, Warwick University: For his consistent extensive support throughout the production of the podcast. And to Professor Patricia Siplon, Professor of Political Science and Director of Public Health, Saint Michael’s College Vermont: For participating as an interviewee and sharing her valuable expertise. BBC Sounds < https://sound-effects.bbcrewind.co.uk/ > • Eurostar – Eurostar train arrives (Credit to: BBC Sound Effects) • Traffic – Night traffic – Trafalgar Square, London- 1972 (1R2, reprocessed) (Credit to: BBC Sound Effects) • Vocal & Heart Effects – Heart beating, 18 year old male’s heart (Credit to: BBC Sound Effects) • Crowds, Children & Footsteps – Industrial Dispute, chanting among marchers (Credit to: BBC Sound Effects) • Electrical Radiation – Radio Interference (Credit to: BBC Sound Effects) • Betting Shop – Atmosphere with public address (Credit to: BBC Sound Effects) • German Crowds- German crowd, exterior, mixed angry crowd (Credit to: BBC Sound Effects) • Manual Typewriter (Close Perspective) – Manual Typewriter: Close Perspective, fast typing (Credit to: BBC Sound Effects) • Exterior Crowds 1 – Crowd shouting, screaming, laughing – close perspective – 1972 (2C1, reprocessed) (Credit to: BBC Sound Effects) • Gongs & Cymbals – Gong rolls (Credit to: BBC Sound Effects) • Motor horns – American Police Siren being sounded (Credit to: BBC Sound Effects) • Skids – Car approach & skid (Credit to: BBC Sound Effects) • Motor Horns (electric) – Multitone Motor Horn, impatient blasts sounded (Electrical motor horn) (Credit to: BBC Sound Effects) • Pulleys, Winches & Chains – Chains rattling (Credit to: BBC Sound Effects) Other • Car Horn Doppler by PE865405 https://www.videvo.net/sound-effect/car-horn-doppler-by-pe865405/238691/ Music Free music archive < https://freemusicarchive.org/home > • O Fortuna – MIT Concert Choir • Patience – Sergey Cheremisinov • Songs for a Sad Guitar – Rest you Sleeping giant • Acoustic Mediation – Jason Shaw • To live – Sergey Cheremisinov • Breakthrough – Pictures of the Floating world Icons8 • https://audionautix.com/Music/AcousticMeditation2.mp3 • The last Guardian – Dream Machine • There is no way back – Ilya Marfin • Circadian – Anatu • The world light – Les Temps Modernes • Radiant – Dream Machine • Perfect Time – Svyat Ilin
20 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
#39 Riots - Who Dunnit?
Sacha Houghton: One murder victim. Two detectives. Three suspects.... Except, this time, there’s no murder victim. In this unconventional and dry-humoured podcast, you will determine the cause of riots the only way you know how - via a murder mystery. In order to solve the puzzle, the impact of the police, crowd psychology, and grievance shall all be considered, leading to a startling conclusion as to who the true culprit is. Sacha Houghton
25 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
#38 American Chains and Prison Cells
Catherine Nkuo: Racism continues to play a significant role in the arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment of black citizens. This podcast explores the question of whether there is systematic racism in US law enforcement, and how this facilitates mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex in America. It analyses the emergence of the US carceral state and how policing has become an ongoing concern for black people during anti-police movements in the 1960s to the Black Live Matter movements today. Acknowledgements: Special thanks to Interviewees: Dr Lydia Plath Associate Professor of US History at the University of Warwick Dr Eduardo Mendieta Professor of Philosophy at Penn State University Dr Max Felker Kantor Assistant Professor of History at Ball State University Producer: Catherine Nkuo
20 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
#37 Al-Thawra; The Lebanese Revolution is a Woman
Celine Dib: This podcast will centre around the protests that began in October 2019 in Beirut, Lebanon. The aim of the protests, or ‘Al-Thawra’ in arabic, is the decentralisation and uprooting of Lebanon’s corrupt government. Women have been an essential part of the revolution. Mothers, daughters and even grandmothers have been seen on the frontlines. As the protests grew in size, photographs spread on social media of young women and girls forming barriers between the army and their people. The podcast will focus on the protective nature of women, their ability to organise and lead protests and how a woman's revolution emanated within the Lebanese one. I would like to specially thank Mona Fawaz, a professor of urban studies and planning at the American University of Beirut. Her knowledge as both an academic and Lebanese woman was a great help with putting in perspective the true role and effect of women during the protests. Celine Dib
21 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
#36 Remnants Of Apartheid
Zahra Abdul-Malik: Apartheid remains. Even decades after its formal end, it is still interwoven in South African politics. This podcast explores the spatial politics of South Africa's transition from apartheid. It explores the history of land dispossession to establish the strong relationship between geographic space and inequality. It analyses how promises from the post-apartheid government and constitutional provisions contributed to enabling the continuance of the socio-spatial legacy of Apartheid. Special thanks to Dr. Zachary Levenson, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg. Dr. Illan rua Wall, Reader, University of Warwick School of Law Zahra Abdul-Malik
20 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
#35 Behind the Curtains a Revolution - Romania
Andrada Tudose: After nine days of violent protests and over one thousand deaths, the Romanian Revolution finally ended with the execution of the dictator, on 25th December 1989. Many years after the fall of the regime, evidence has come to the surface that manipulation techniques have been used on the population in order to achieve chaos during the revolution. So, were the events as simple as presented? Or were the people made to fight in a revolution that was used by politicians to achieve political power? Until this day there is much uncertainty surrounding the days of December 1989. This podcast will explore the events of the 1989 Romanian Revolution and the role of its live broadcasting. Special thanks to Viorel Domenico for agreeing to participate in this podcast and to Eduard Voinea for voicing the English translation of the interview. Producer: Andrada Tudose
24 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
#34 Mourning Interrupted: Lebanon's Deep Wounds
Alaa Fawaz: The remnants of the Lebanese Civil War and its wounds remain visible in Lebanon today. In August 2020, the devastating Beirut port explosion caused the death of over 200 hundred people in the capital city and shook the nation to its core. Yet, the process of mourning has been interrupted by the spread of the pandemic, unprecedented economic crisis and social injustice. Alaa Hatim Fawaz explores the changing nature of the protests prior and following the explosion, reflecting the ever-increasing public discontent. We will examine the roles of various political actors, not limited to the Lebanese government, who are involved in the very structures which enabled the explosion to occur. To the Lebanese people, all of them, means all of them.
24 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
#33 Argentina: The Birth of Legal Abortion
Emma Baker produces a podcast on legal abortion in Argentina and the social movements which lead to this change. From colonial influences on gender norms and the strong Catholic Church that came with the Spanish colonisers, to women’s rights developments post-WW2 suddenly brought to a halt by the military dictatorship, this podcast episode explores the long way that Argentinian women had to come to achieve the legalisation of abortion in 2020. Abortion openly counters the traditional family values that have played such a deep-rooted role in Argentinian society for centuries. The Madres de la Plaza de Mayo during the dictatorship years were the first group of women to ask for justice and stand up for their rights, and the everydayness of activism and protesting that grew since then is something that the Ni Una Menos developed even further since 2015. They united Argentinian women and fought towards the final success in 2020. Many thanks to the experts I had the honor of interviewing: - Dr. Silvana Tapia Tapia, assistant professor of socio-legal studies at the University of Azuay in Ecuador. - Dr. Cora Fernandez Anderson, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and author of ‘Fighting for Abortion rights in Latin America – Social Movements, State Allies and Institutions.’ And to Illan Wall for the continued support, advice, and lecture material provided throughout the module.
20 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
#32 Conflicts of the Niger Delta
Producer: Esther Ofulue. The negative consequences that flow from the abundance of crude oil in this region has been popularly termed as “The Niger Delta Conflict”. However, what this podcast aims to show is that whilst oil is a key component of this conflict, it over simplifies what is in effect a multi-layered conflict. There is not just a singular conflict in the Delta, there are conflicts. From the environmental devastation, to the destruction of livelihoods, the rise of armed insurgency and corrupt governance. My thanks to Dr Elias Courson for offering his time to be part of this podcast.
22 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
#30 No Dam About Nam
Producer: Linzi Bandtock: Not your average war story. An expose of the racial, class and gendered inequity that was shrouded within the Vietnam wars anti-war movement. Through the exploration of civil disobedience and the student movement, I uncover the history of the social struggles of those not fighting in the war; but fighting to get out of fighting.
31 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
#30 No Man's Land - The London Riots
Producer: Hubbab Nasir: Criminals, lazy looters and the mindless underclass; this was the narrative pushed by numerous politicians and academics after the 2011 UK riots. For many, the riots simply boiled down to greed. However, the problem with this perspective is that the spacial dynamics, reactions, and aftermath of the riots reveal a struggle for control between the people and state. The riots were about more than looting and violence, essentially they became a dispute over the streets - territory which belongs to no man.
22 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
#29 Chaos on the High Seas: The Sea Shepherd
Ben Potgieter: The Sea Shepherds are a grey area phenomenon. Operating on the high seas their direct action challenges states on the international stage, an arena traditionally off-limits for non-state actors. This podcast looks at the Sea Shepherds through the lens of their iconic anti-whaling campaigns against Japanese whalers, hoping to make sense of their unique form of international disorder.
25 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
#28 Troubles: Escalation & Militarisation
Ria Dogra: On the 14th August, 1969, British soldiers took to the streets of Northern Ireland to de-escalate ongoing tensions between Catholics and Protestants. With their arrival came a new glimmer of hope. However, this sentiment did not last long. This podcast explores how the British state wrestled carelessly and negligently with the predicament of how to combat a violent and resilient campaign of domestic insurgency. In doing so, it seeks to demonstrate the vast extent to which the British State intensified, rather than de-escalated, violence and division. A very special thanks to Professor Niall Ó Dochartaigh from the National University of Ireland Galway for his contributions to this podcast.
23 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
#27 The Cracks of Impunity
Producer: Kush Popat. In 1965, Indonesia underwent a seismic period of societal upheaval following a genocide which culled the population by more than 500,000. Freemen roamed freely as gangsters, enlisted by the government to commit incomprehensibly horrific crimes, to murder without repercussion on an industrial scale. Without a doubt, such banal crimes cast a bleak comment on the whole of society. How can openly acknowledged crimes go unpunished, and a regime of impunity prevail, placing the actors in positions of privilege, benefit and veneration? How can punishment for such grave crimes, and by extension feelings of guilt, culpability and responsibility, be evaded? These are the harsh questions this podcast explores, particularly through the lens of Joshua Oppenheimer’s ‘The Act of Killing’ and with an analysis into the human psyche. Having explored such morbidity, what does this hold for the future? What sort of message is portrayed about the world as a whole?
18 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
#26 The Great Betrayal - The Lawyer's Movement
Producer: Drakhshandae Badar. The lawyer’s movement of 2007 in Pakistan managed to revive a judiciary whose independence had been quashed by the military dictator General Pervez Musharraf and it fought to restore democracy in a country plagued by martial law for nearly a decade. But soon after it achieved its two main goals, the movement turned on its head becoming the source of unprecedented levels of unchecked power for the judiciary who now used this power to threaten a newly restored democratic government. So how did this great reversal come to be? This podcast traces the chronology of events that led to the movement itself and the events that led to its unravelling. SPECIAL THANKS TO Dr Illan Wall Reader, School of Law, University of Warwick for his support throughout the production process. Dr Hassan Javid Associate Professor, Lahore University of Management Sciences, and Dr Qalandar Memon Assistant Professor, Forman Christian College Lahore for participating as an interviewee and reflecting on his experiences and invaluable information regarding movement of 2007. More info on ordersindecay.com
21 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
#25 A Force: The Black Panther Women
Producer: Victoria Fayemi. This podcast explores the work of Black Panther Women in the 1970s and 80s. To showcase how they organised to liberate the Black community from social, economic and political state oppression. Whilst placing women gendered related issues on the Black Power agenda. The episode analyses the distorted public image of these revolutionary women. Revealing how they managed to produce new models of black womanhood during the Black Power era, using art and methods of resistance. Special thanks to: Dr. Mary Phillips: Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Lehman College, City University of New York. With interests in Black Power Studies, Black Feminism. For her contribution, breadth of knowledge and enthusiasm. Dr. Ashley D. Farmer, Assistant Professor in the Departments of History and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Historian of black women's history. For her participation, invaluable experience and beautiful modern insight. Dr Illan Wall, Associate Professor at the School of Law, Warwick University: For his extensive support, resources and attention throughout the construction of this podcast.
22 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
#24: (Un)American: Racial Infrastructures
Producer: Adaugo Uko. This podcast explores the hyper-normalisation of inequality and injustice through the racial infrastructure established in the US after the abolishment of Slavery. We see the death of Emmett Till, and the extraordinary actions of his mother (Mamie) as a shattering of this hyper-normalisation. With Professor George Lewis and Professor Lydia Plath, we explore how Mamie Till used the physicality of Emmett's mutilated body to breach the hyper-normalisation of the racial infrastructure.
22 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
#23 Colombia- A Gendered Reintegration?
Producer: Chloe Smallwood. On November 24th 2016, a Peace Deal was signed between the FARC and the Colombian State. The agreement sought to disarm combatants and reintegrate ex-guerilla soldiers back into society. But up to 40% of these soldiers were women. The podcast explores the gendered nature of reintegration, examining how traditional gender norms broken or re-inscribed in conflict and transitional justice processes.
20 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
#22: Cuéntalo - The Feminist Anti-Violence Anthem
Producer: Olivia Stanek. On 18th November 2019, in the city of Valparaíso, the women of Chile used their voices and dancing bodies to speak the truth of their fate. The Chilean anti-rape anthem, ‘Un Violador En Tu Camino’/ ‘A Rapist in Your Path’, sought to speak for the women whose voices have been silenced by violence. In this podcast, Olivia Stanek explores how a variety of factors such as deeply-embedded cultural values, low conviction rates for femicide, female sexual abuse, and presidential responses have contributed to the creation of the performance by Chilean theatre collective, Lastesis. These elements connected to ignite the anthem’s spread across all continents and for women to come to a collective effort to fight against this brutality. Content warning: descriptions of graphic violence
20 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
#21: Rape and Rebellion
Producer: Payal Shah. In 2012 a horrific gang rape in Delhi lead silenced women all over the country to raise their voices against cultural oppression and gender-based violence. Massive protests spread across the country, demanding justice, protections against sexual violence and igniting a new wave of feminism in India. The protests challenged the cultural stigmatisation of rape, perceptions of male dominance and patriarchal social power structures. The podcast explores the effects of these protests on Indian feminism.
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