168 – Jon Piccini

Jon Piccini is an historian at Australian Catholic University and co-host of the anti-capitalist podcast Living the Dream. He’s written books about human rights and the Australian far left in the 60s and 70s and is partial to putting out some spicy tweets on @JonPiccini

Here Jon and I discuss his critique of human rights discourse and how it’s seen Australia forget about economic rights, just how “radical” we can say Australia is politically and how our history might suggest that the Green New Deal isn’t impossible at all.

I’m doing LIASYO live at the 2020 Melbourne Comedy Festival with special guest ANDREW FREAKING DENTON. Tickets are on sale now!

I’m performing at Laugh Out Proud at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Thursday February 27th

I’m bringing my show ENOUGH to the 2020 Adelaide Fringe in March, tickets on sale now

My new show GRANDILOQUENT is coming to the 2020 Brisbane Comedy Festival and the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Join the LIASYO Facebook group here please and thank you

If you’ve got the means please support this show by becoming a Patron

Jessie Whyte’s The Morals of the Market on Verso Books

The Far Left in Australia since 1945, edited by Jon Piccini, Evan Smith & Matthew Worley

How Labour Built Neoliberalism: Australia’s Accord, the Labour Movement and the Neoliberal Project by Elizabeth Humphreys

ARTICLE: Old left, new left and Australia in the ‘long 1968’ by Jon Piccini & Evan Smith

ARTICLE: A White Working Man’s Country by Jon Piccini

ARTICLE: We need a political vision by Alison Pennington

ARTICLE: Australia Needs a Green New Deal, Not More Centrism by Jon Piccini, Jeremy Poxon & Tash Neenan

ARTICLE: Australia Needs a Green New Deal by Adam Bandt

Cause of the Week: Save Deebing Creek Association (on Facebook here)

Direct download          iTunes          libsyn