VIP’s 5 podcasts are all here. These podcasts feature tina cubberely talking to Roger Yates about themes that emerged when they facilitated a number of workshops for VIP as part of our mini-course on social movements which began during World Vegan Month 2013 and ran well into 2014.
These podcasts were recorded between July and September 2014.
We have included the original “blurb” for each one…
At the end of the VIP “mini-course” on social movements which began during World Vegan Month 2013, xavi finix gave a number of talks with Q&As and workshops on a number of subjects such alliance politics, intersectionality, direct action, the “great refusal” (an idea from political theorist Herbert Marcuse) and media.
We filmed tina’s talks but not the workshops, so this podcast series is designed to explore ideas that arose in the cubberley workshops.
This first podcast tries to outline the basics of the theory of intersectionality/pro-intersectionality.
To get the full picture, you can watch the film HERE as well as listen to this podcast.
In VIP Podcast 1, tina cubberely explained their vision of intersectionality and their concept of “we are each other.”
In this follow-up, we further try to expound on the importance of intersectionality within the vegan movement.
We explore the idea that capitalism is violent and the idea that we cannot get to where we want to be “one issue at a time.”
Toward the end of the VIP “mini-course” on social movements, straight-edge vegan anarchist tina cubberley organised and ran a number of talks, discussions, and workshops on a series of issues.
This series of podcasts is designed to explore in some detail some of the themes that emerged during the workshops, which we did not record. tina’s talks, however, were recorded and can be found on the VIP’s YouTube channel.
In this podcast, tina discusses the concept of “the great refusal,” as developed by political theorist and philosopher, Herbert Marcuse, in two of his books, Eros & Civilsation and One Dimensional Man.
In this, the third VIP podcast, we continue to explore the themes that cropped up during talks and workshops facilitated by tina cubberley towards the end of the VIP’s “mini-course” on social movements.
See here for the blog entry about the initial talk – also see the YouTube video of tina’s talk below.
In the podcast, we look at categories like “the public,” the under use of independent media, how mainstream journalists can keep their integrity, the inevitability of our messages being “translated” by the mass media, and the role of “the spokesperson.”
In this podcast, tina and Roger discuss issues that arose during a VIP workshop on rights. On the agenda: what’s the confusion between moral and legal rights? What are the objections to rights from feminism and anarchist positions? What about the ethos of care -v- the “cold” formulation of rights?
This is the final podcast that arose from the workshops tina cubberley facilitated at the end of the VIP “mini-course” on social movements which began during World Vegan Month, November 2013.
So, what is “direct action” – what isn’t direct action? Why “banning” this and that is not direct action.