Celeste Liddle is an Arrente woman, a trade unionist and Leftist who's written for Eureka Street, The Guardian and SBS. Celeste Zoom'ed me from her couch to discuss how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting First Nations people, over-policing and deaths in custody, culture warring about Captain Cook and the "Indigenous alt-right". If you’ve got the means please support this show by becoming a Patron Join the LIASYO Facebook group here please and thank you Ads-Up are doing great work helping out refugees from Nauru and Manus Island who have been resettled in the US and are struggling during COVID-19 You can see me on Stan Australia's Lockdown Comedy Festival from this Saturday @Utopiana Celeste's blog Black Feminist Ranter ARTICLE: Vulnerable Indigenous man jailed over locked up by police in 'string of errors' during coronavirus pandemic (ABC) ARTICLE: Tanya Day inquest: coroner refers death in custody of Aboriginal woman for possible protection (Guardian Australia) ARTICLE: Social responsibility means care for all of the vulnerable by Celeste Liddle ARTICLE: Why the term "Australian" can be an imposition on Aboriginal people by Celeste Liddle ARTICLE: Cook wanted to introduce British justice to Indigenous people. Instead, he became increasingly cruel and violent by Shino Konishi endeavour250.gov.au Cause of the Week: Djirra (djirra.org.au)
Big ep 002! I welcome on Celeste Liddle of Black Feminist Ranter fame on to talk about all matters Invasion Day 2020, which she's helping to organise, and the rallies' increasing importance in the context of an Australia on fire. (Literal bushfires, that is. Not a metaphorical 'on fire' like the MSM all complained about someone saying after the 2019 rally.) Also, some idiot interrupts with some feeries from the YouTubes.Find Celeste Liddle on Facebook or Twitter.---Also, the first RALLY GIG GUIDE!Invasion Day rally 2020 deets: https://tellthetruth.org.au/Upcoming climate/bushfires rallies: https://www.facebook.com/unistudentsforclimatejustice/ ---OH FFS WHY DON'T YOU MARRY ME BY SUPPORTING ME ON PATREON IF YOU LOVE ME SO MUCH?: patreon.com/tomtanukiOH FFS WHY DON'T YOU MARRY ME BY FOLLOWING ME ONLINE IF YOU LOVE ME SO MUCH?: Facebook or Twitter or tomtanuki.net
Hella Ibrahim, Ruby Hamad and Celeste Liddle at the Wheeler Centre
In 2018, Sydney journalist Ruby Hamad wrote an article for the Guardian that touched a nerve with readers around the world. The article, ‘How white women use strategic tears to silence women of colour,’ was about the special and dangerous claims white women make to victimhood – in the workplace, in public debate, and in private interactions – and how these adversely affect and are wielded against women of colour.
The ‘damsel in distress’ tactic, Hamad wrote, is employed ‘to muster sympathy and avoid accountability, by turning the tables and accusing the accuser.’
She has since adapted the article into a new book, White Tears/Brown Scars. Hosted by Hella Ibrahim, Hamad is joined at the Wheeler Centre by Arrernte activist and social commentator Celeste Liddle for a discussion about what happens when racism and sexism collide.