Welcome to this week's iteration of Monday Breakfast, bringing you current affairs from a range of radical topics.
First up we hear part 2 of Claudia Craig's interview with Francesca Albanese, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian territories. You can listen to the full interview here.
Then Grace speaks with Samantha Floreani, Program lead at Digital Rights Watch, discussing AI, advocacy, and the impact of billionaires and policymakers on our privacy rights. The conversation mentions this article penned by Samantha.
We then hear from Dr Lisa Anderson, an Honorary Professor at the Federation University of Australia and a past Fellow of the Australian Museum and the University of Technology in Sydney. She has developed work which delves into hidden stories, remote expeditions and climate change through traces and markings of the environment, geography, people and animals.
Her latest exhibition, Beguiling, is a multimedia exhibition, including both images and videos, exploring the parallel elements of beauty and destruction through the Anthropocene. The Beguiling exhibition is open from Wednesday 8 November 2023 to Thursday 4 Jan 2024. Hosted by Victorian Pride Centre, 79-81 Fitzroy Street St Kilda, VIC 3182 For more info, go to https://pridecentre.org.au/visual-art/beguiling/
Saturday the 25th of November marked the first of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. As such from then until the 10th of December 3CR will be playing segments about gender-based violence and other relevant subjects every day. Today though we will be playing excerpts from Saturday’s Slutwalk. Slutwalk is an international movement calling for abusers to be held accountable as well as an end to slut-shaming and victim-blaming. It began in Toronto, Canada back in 2011 when a Toronto City police officer responded to campus rape at a York University by saying ‘women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized’. First up we will hear from Hoda of a naarm-based art collective Feminista Melbourne (@feminista.melbourne on instagram) which is a grassroots collective of artists and activists who found each other during the women life freedom protests late last year. Following that you’ll hear from Sherele Moody (@sherelemoodyfemicidewatch on Instagram), an Australian femicide and child death researcher. She is the creator of the world’s only online memorial to women and children lost to violence and the ground-breaking Australian femicide and child death map. Her speech includes the names of the 66 women lost to violence in Australia this year. I’m putting a content warning for these next two segments as they do include mentions of violence and harassment towards women and children, including their deaths as well. Before each speech you hear music from Riff Raff Radical Marching band, you can find them on instagram as @riffraffradicalmarchingband.
You can listen to all of the speeches from Saturday’s Slutwalk rally at https://www.3cr.org.au/slutwalk2023.