Episode 5: Leandros, Angela and anti-racism

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This episode I talk to Leandros Fischer, political scientist, and an activist in and expert on the German left. We talk about how to beat the far right, Angela Merkel perhaps not being our great liberal hope, historical analyses of Nazism, how Palestine figures in German politics and how to combine anti-racism and anti-capitalism.

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Leandros’ most recent article in Jacobin : Why Wagenknecht Will Fail

More from Leandros: The German Left’s Palestine Problem

Interview with Oskar Lafontaine 

Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising by Marcus Barnett

Episode 4: Jordy and Multiculturalism, Zionism, the Holocaust and Turnbull

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This episode I talk to Jordy Silverstein, an activist with the Australian Jewish Democratic Society, and a historian at the University of Melbourne. We talk about the government’s attempts to weaken the Racial Discrimination act, multiculturalism- its limits and potentials, Aboriginal sovereignty, Holocaust narratives, Zionism and more.

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Ghassan Hage on 18c changes

Malcom Turnbull’s speech at the Sydney Jewish Museum

Small portion of #freedomofspeech tweets

Jordy’s recent piece for Overland Magazine ‘When the aim is to dismantle all walls: on liberal Zionism and the Women’s Strike’

Jordy’s book ‘Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century’

The Colors of Jews by Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz

The story of Migrants for Refugees is partially told in Kevin Cook and Heather Goodall’s book ‘Making Change Happen: Black and White Activists talk to Kevin Cook about Aboriginal, Union and Liberation Politics’

Notes on Late Fascism by Alberto Toscano

Episode 3: Christian and Left Renewal

 

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This episode I talk to Christian from Left Renewal , the new anti-capitalist radical tendency within the Australian Greens party. We talk about the history of the Greens, the contradictions between pro-environment and pro-worker politics and the possibilities for left populism.

Check out Di Natale’s Press Club address here

Read ‘The Laugherators’ here

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Episode 2: Faisal and the insecurity archipelago

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In this second episode of the Mazel Tov Cocktail podcast I talk to Faisal Al-Asaad about settler colonialism, the limits of Muslim hyphenated identities, the global rise of the far right, the possibilities of developing non-nationally bounded relationships of solidarity and more!

Read Faisal’s Overland article here

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