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Progressive Podcast Australia

Feb 15, 2023

On episode 288 Nick and Lottie play speeches from the Melbourne Invasion Day rally, discuss factions within social movements and the radical flank effect, and finish by clearing up some misinformation spreading around social media regarding why January 26 is celebrated in Australia.

 The audio of the speeches from the rally is from 3CR Community Radio, we encourage everyone to listen to the full recording of the speeches via the 3CR site:

 The speakers you hear from include: Gary Foley (a Gumbainggir man), Robbie Thorpe (from the Krautungalung people of the Gunnai Nation), Meriki Onus (Gunai and Gunditjmara woman) and Lydia Thorpe (DjabWurrung Gunnai Gunditjmara woman).

 For more on the issues raised here, in addition to checking out the full rally recording from 3CR, Lottie recommends the episode Will the Voice to Parliament change anything? By The Sound of Solidarity podcast:

 AAP Factcheck on social media claims that January 26 is NOT celebrated for colonial reasons:

 Clips: King Billy Cokebottle by AB Original, Invasion Day Melbourne speeches recorded by 3CR, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber on the vote on Amendment One.

 For more in-depth show notes, including additional links, go to:

 If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy’!