Yeah Nah Pasaran! #167 w Elise Thomas on anti-drag activism, Putin & Prigozhin : June 29, 2023

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This week on Yeah Nah Pasaran! we talk to Elise Thomas [Twitter]. Elise is a senior OSINT analyst at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), an investigator at the Centre for Information Resilience and in June 2020 was a previous guest of the show (on QAnon and conspiracy). On this episode we spoke to Elise about a new ISD report, A Year of Hate: Understanding Threats and Harassment Targeting Drag Shows and the LGBTQ+ Community, which ‘analyses the narratives, themes, actors and tactics involved in anti-drag activism in the US, UK, Australia and France’ between May 2022 and May 2023. We also spoke to her about Prigozhin versus Putin. (The report includes an interesting definition of ‘extremism’: ‘the advocacy of a system of belief that claims the superiority and dominance of one identity-based ‘in-group’ over all ‘out-groups.’ It propagates a dehumanising ‘othering’ mind-set that is antithetical to pluralism and the universal application of human rights.’)

See also : Illawarra community rallies in support of Rainbow Storytime event amid far-right protests, Ainslie Drewitt-Smith and Nick McLaren, ABC, June 25, 2023 | ‘Wall of gay’ defends drag story time, Petrina Harley, Green Left Weekly, June 13, 2023 | Why Prigozhin’s march on Moscow was not a coup, William Partlett, University of Melbourne, June 26, 2023 | ‘Putin needed to do this’: ‘Aussie Cossack’ finds method in Russia’s madness, Perry Duffin, The Age, June 25, 2023.

4.30pm, Thursday, June 29, 2023 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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