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International Women’s Day in Brisbane by all reports was an absolute clusterfuck. It is disappointing that so much effort has been put into building up the event, but the organisers chose to ignore the feelings of a section of the community.

Women who do not recognise the existence of transgender women (trans exclusionary radical feminists) were welcomed – and even invited – to the event.

This caused conflict during the event which could have been avoided by ensuring all women were comfortable at the event.

Some chose to protest the event, some chose to try to find a peaceful resolution by mediating between the two groups.

There has been some unfortunate targeting of individuals since the event which I have been thinking about a lot and even since this show show recorded my thoughts have changed a bit.

Now thinking about it I think the clashes here are partly due to a difference in tactics. The main conflict has been between people who don’t want TERFs involved but chose different actions on the day.

I read a beautiful statement from Kurdish women to the world.

Let us turn the 21st century into the era of women’s freedom!

From the mountains of Kurdistan, in the lands where society developed with the leadership of women, we salute you with our great freedom, passion, ambition, and unbreakable struggle. From Rojava’s neighborhoods to South America’s forests, from Europe’s streets to Africa’s plains, from the Middle East’s valleys to North America’s plazas, from Asia’s mountains to Australia’s plateaus; with our love which knows no borders and with our most revolutionary feelings, we embrace all women who intensify the struggle for freedom and equality.

And in Bad Cop No Donut the police have been pretty busy fucking things up this week. And fucking vegetables

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Music

TEAM PLASTIQUE             ………………….         Superstar

GEOFF BERNER                              ……………………..               Daloy Polizei

ROB HUSTLE          …………………………..                                          Good Cop

KAH-LO                               …………………………..                            Fasta

BIG SHAQ                  …………………………………………                 Mans Not Hot

ROB HUSTLE                              …………………………..         Good Cops

CHUMBAWAMBA          ………………….                  Give the Anarchist a Cigarette

Bedding music – Les Rosevere (music for podcasts), Yassem Kurdish Folk Instrumental

Psychadelicatesson, Boy and Dove (Dragonflight 1999)

 

 

 

 

 

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