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Pride in Protest
33 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
The Religious Freedom Bill and attacks on worker rights
Long time organiser with CARR and Pride in Protest Evan Van Zijl joins Pride in Protest and Mardi Gras board member Charlie Murphy and Lachlan Good from the Labor Party to discuss the Religious Freedoms Bill and the attack on workers rights in the queer and trans community.
39 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
Sex Work: The Nordic Model, The "Rescue" Industry, and Unionising
In this episode, Charlie, Cleo and Evan talk about all things discussed in the Pride in Protest Sex Work Reading Group. This summary looks at The Nordic Model, the so-called "rescue" industry, and some attempts to unionise sex workers in Australia and what a union could do.
21 minutes | Aug 7, 2021
Dee's Story feat. Dee Picton
Content warning: violenceIn this episode, Dee Picton talks to Charlie about her experience of police violence as a trans woman. Both Dee and Charlie talk more widely about the place of trans women in society and police oppression of them, and the need to get the police out of community.Dee will be speaking at the upcoming Pride in Protest forum Cops Out of Pride! Cops out of Community! on Monday August 9, 6pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/965645617590521
49 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
The Fight for Transition Leave feat. Dani and Tilde
This episode we talk to Dani, from the NTEU casuals network, and Tilde, an organiser with RAFFWU about how transphobia is union business, the importance of transition leave, and the broader fight for equality as working class trans people.
24 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Episode 26 Sex Work Reading Group Summary
Charlie and Evan summarise our past two sex work reading group sessions - covering the history of decriminalisation of sex work in New South Wales, breaking down why sex work politics should be abolitionist and making the case for unionization as a necessary future for sex work.
37 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Art and Mental Health ft. Womb For Improvement Pod
In this episode, Bridget talks to Malaika and Saria, the hosts of a new podcast called Womb For Improvement. They discuss the impact of capitalism and oppression on mental health, the opportunity of art and healing, and more! Trigger warning, this episode discusses mental illness and suicide.
52 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Radical Mardi Gras 2021
In this episode, we reflect on Saturday's successful takeover of Oxford Street, the Department of Homo affairs protest at the SCG and what lessons we can take from this.
34 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Mardi Gras 2020 AGM Wrap Up
In this episode we discuss the events of the recent Mardi Gras AGM. We discuss our political analysis, the board election results, our own Mardi Gras event and most importantly... Where to from here?
32 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Refugee Rights and Queerness in the Sri Lankan Tamil Community feat. Madhuraa
In this episode of Pride in Protest: The Podcast, we chat to Madhuraa, a Queer Sri Lankan Tamil about the context of the Tamil community in Australia, Queer identity as a person of colour and the influence of TikTok on young people interested in social justice.
37 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Motions for the 2020 Mardi Gras AGM
On this weeks episode of Pride in Protest: The Podcast, Alex, Bridget, and Evan discuss the motions that we will be presenting at the upcoming 2020 Mardi Gras AGM.You can read our motions here: https://prideinprotest.medium.com/our-motions-for-the-2020-mardi-gras-agm-cb821fbc0957
46 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Police Violence at Mardi Gras 2013 feat. Bryn Hutchinson
CW: Police brutality, and detailed descriptions of assaultIn this weeks episode of Pride in Protest: The Podcast, Alex Bouchet sits down with Bryn Hutchinson, who was brutally assaulted by the NSW police at the 2013 Mardi Gras Parade.In this episode, Bryn speaks about the experience, the court cases that followed, and how to hold power to account.
30 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Cops Out of Mardi Gras feat. Alex Bouchet
In this weeks episode of Pride in Protest: The Podcast, Charlie Murphy sits down with our lead candidate for the 2020 Mardi Gras AGM, Alex Bouchet. This conversation covers a huge range of topics including the police, the corporatisation of Mardi Gras, the artists and community open letter, our philosophy of activism, and much more. To sign the open letter: https://prideinprotest.medium.com/open-letter-from-the-lgbtq-community-regarding-mardi-gras-relationship-with-the-police-and-b375bfe41a22 To sign up as a member for Mardi Gras: https://sydneygayandlesbianmardigras.wildapricot.org/join-us
32 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Building a Better (Federal) Budget feat. Dani Cotton
In this episode of Pride in Protest: The Podcast, Alex speaks with Dani Cotton, who is currently doing their PhD in political economy, about the 2020-2021 Australian Federal Budget. With a conversation ranging from the tax cuts and the JobMaker program to the racist immigration laws and education policy, Dani discusses the flaws, and the solutions to this very bad, incredibly terrible budget. If you would like to get involved with the rallies that are occurring in response to the government’s cuts to tertiary education funding, check out these pages: Staff and Students Say No Cuts - https://www.facebook.com/StaffAndStudentsNoCuts/ Sydney University Education Action Group - https://www.facebook.com/SydneyUniversityEducationActionGroup/ NTEU NSW - https://www.facebook.com/nteunsw/Please note - in this episode we refer to John Hewson as the former PM, he is in fact the former leader of the Liberal Party
38 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
The Right to Protest- Protect Trans Kids Rally
In this episode of Pride in Protest: The Podcast, we discuss the recent rally to protect trans kids on the 10th of October. This episode includes description of assault and arrests that took place at this rally, so please listen with care. We also discuss the crackdown on the right to protest, the next rally in Sydney for #BlackLivesMatter is on October 26. Details here: https://fb.me/e/3uq0lrHqM
26 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
The Story of Refugees in Indonesia feat. Alfred Pek
In this episode of Pride in Protest: The Podcast, Bridget talks to Alfred Pek, a Queer Indonesian filmmaker whose documentary feature film Freedom Street explores the story of three refugees: Joniad, Ashfaq and Azizah. Trapped in limbo for years on end due to Australia's Operation Sovereign Border and the Indonesian government, Freedom Street explores how 14,000 refugees became trapped in Indonesia, living in despicable conditions, without any rights, very little money and no hope for resettlement.Please donate to production costs here: https://documentaryaustralia.com.au/project/freedom-street/
47 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Interview with Esther Montgomery
In this episode of the podcast, Charlie speaks with independent social justice activist Esther Montgomery across a whole range of issues, from the rot of corruption and lack of accountability in mining corporations, to what Indigenous communities in Western Australia need, and controversies in the Pride Parade in Perth.
27 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Bi+ Community feat. Elly from Sydney Bi+ Network
In this episode, Amber talks to Elly from Sydney Bi+ Network about bi+ community, the importance of bi+ specific spaces and the Stand Bi Us Conference. The Stand Bi Us Conference runs virtually from 18-27 September. For more information visit: https://www.standbius.com/
44 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
The Win at Auckland Pride feat. Ti
This episode Bridget talks to Ti from People Against Prisons Aotearoa. They talk about how a police and prison abolitionist queer group went from humble protests, to being instrumental in having cops and corporates removed from Auckland Pride, to expanding to working on many campaigns to bring about the goal of police and prison abolition in Aotearoa.Follow PAPA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peopleagainstprisonsaotearoa/
52 minutes | Sep 6, 2020
Experiences in and out of Prison as a Gay Aboriginal Man feat. Keith Quayle
In this episode of the podcast, Keith shares with us the experience of being a gay Aboriginal man in prison. From his first contact with the police to being incarcerated four times, Keith gives us insight into all of the toxic, harmful and punitive systems that have affected his life. This episode discusses violence and trauma both inside and outside the prison system. Keith and Charlie also discuss how police and corrections officers marching in Mardi Gras shows how out of touch the parade is, and the need for diversity and less corporate influence to achieve real community involvement and respect for Indigenous people and LGBTQIA+ people affected by incarceration.
34 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
What is the Prison System? feat. Danika
This week, Pride in Protest is tackling the prison system - who is incarcerated, how the system is deeply rooted in racism and the case for abolition. Our guest Danika gives insight into the experience of trans people in binary sex-segregated prisons and how prison is a revolving door for many working class communities. We encourage you to follow Australia's leading prison abolition organisation Sisters Inside and their conference Imagining Abolition here: https://sistersinside.com.au/
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