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OccupySydneyZine PodCast Transcript eBook

OccupySydneyZine PodCast Transcript eBook

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PodcastEpisode2:RobberywithViolence
OCCUPY SYDNEY 
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Welcome to the Pod Cast issue of our Occupy Sydney Zine! This is aspecial issue of the transcript for Robbery with Violence There will be morespecial issues to come.There is a Free School this Saturday 4 August 20121.30pm Sewing with RohanAnother part of occupy's appeal is sharing practical skills. Don'tstare at the tear in your clothing anymore, mend, repair, re-use,recycle: bring your over-loved clothes and sew with Rohan.Needles, thread and some patches for repairs will be provided2.30pm eating sharing chatting3.30pm looking at cops surveillance of protesters with Dalenote re Future legals workshops: We face cops and courts toomuch as occupy. There are many aspects we could be more preparedand know where we stand legally – email or facebook message orwrite on the facebook wall to Dale with suggestions for legalaspects you are interested in learning more about
Please feel welcome to contribute & add
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voice & views.Online version & back issues http://www.scribd.com/occupysydneyzine
A big thank you to Hugo, for his amazing initiative with the Pod Cast,please see Hugo to help with future Pod Casts. Much Love xx Bern
Pleaseput“Submission”,“Feedback”or“Subscription”inthesubjectheading&submityourcontributionsbyWednesdaystoOccupySydneyZine@gmail.comsoitcanbereadyforprintingbyOccupyFridays
 
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(note: this transcript may contain errors – please reference with audio)“They were conquerors, and for that you want only brute force–nothing to boastof, when you have it, since your strength is just an accident arising from the weak-ness of others. They grabbed what they could get for the sake of what was to be got.It was just robbery with violence, aggravated murder on a great scale, and men go-ing at it blind–as is very proper for those who tackle a darkness. The conquest of theearth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different com-plexion or slightly flaƩer noses than ourselves, is not a preƩy thing when you lookinto it too much.”Hello and welcome to the Occupy Sydney podcast series on resource exploitaƟon.That was an extract from Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” first published in1899.Conrad based his novella on the atrociƟes he witnessed while serving as the captainof a Congo steamer – during the Ɵme of King Leopold the 2nd’s brutal colonial rule.People oŌen say that this period in Ɵme and history was merely a phase. We wouldlike to consign it to our past, to think that that the West has moved beyond itsshameful colonial brutality. But the truth is far from that.On the 24th November last year, over a century since Conrad sailed the Congo Riveron the Roi des Belges, a small group gathered in front of NSW parliament to protestwhat is happening in The DemocraƟc Republic of Congo.“The stakes are very high in Congo for the mulƟnaƟonals. Children are dying, theyare raping women. Congo is one of the richest countries in mineral resources… Wewant to pass the message through, because some people are living in a comfort zoneof ignorance. Nobody talks about it. Nobody cares.”
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