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


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.

Podcast links:

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Show notes:

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


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