Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
May 17, 2020 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
"Four hours of spirited examination of warmaking, empire, corrupt justice, engineered poverty, lying politicians, jingoism, corporate criminality, media disinformation, and orchestrated chaos."
Phil Ochs (singing/playing) I Ain't Marching Anymore
A Single (Elektra) among many, many albums 1966
Ochs wrote "I Ain't Marching Any More" as American involvement in the Vietnam War was beginning to grow. The song criticizes all of American military history from the perspective of a weary soldier who has been present at every single war since the War of 1812. The chorus notes that "it's always the old who lead us to the war, always the young to fall" and asks whether the price of military victory has been too high. Ochs said of the song that it "borders between pacifism and treason, combining the best qualities of both." He also wrote "the fact that you won't be hearing this song on the radio is more than enough justification for the writing of it."
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 5-13-2020
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2020
Deborah Berger: Nurses Fight for Personal Protective Equipment and Sane COVID-19 Public Health Policies; Harold Frazier: South Dakota Sioux Tribe Defies Governor’s Order to Remove Coronavirus Checkpoints; Amanda Starbuck: Pandemic Exposes Failings of U.S. Food Supply Chain; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 5-13-2020: Ari Berman on Voter Suppression and Coronavirus
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2020
Election Focus 2020: No amount of ponderous, prize-winning books written in the aftermath will substitute for tough reporting done now to protect the integrity of the vote going into one of the most monumental presidential elections in the country’s history.
Host John Roberts Ilan Pappé and Maha Rod of KinderUSA on Gaza/West Bank COVID-19; Tufts SJC's response to "antisemitism" smear
This Week In Palestine (award-winning exclusive weekly feature of TJR) For a description or download of this or any week's edition of T.W.I.P., go to TJR's website truthandjusticeradio.org 2020
Our feature presentation today is a conversation between Israeli historian Ilan Pappé and Maha Rod of KinderUSA. They discuss the current situation in Gaza and throughout the West Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic, a matter of elevated concern, to say the least. Before this, we introduce the ongoing story of the Tufts University administration’s attack on Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Once again, the Zionist forces are exploiting the ignorance and cowardice of typical administrator types in an effort to smear and impede organizations that campaign for justice for Palestinians.
Producer Stan Robinson (reading/commenting) Chapter 4: The Arrests (first part)
Miko Peled's recent book: Injustice, the story of the Holy Land Foundation Five 2020
This stunning chapter reports the second round of our own government's vicious, sadistic treatment of five of the finest men on earth. The accusation: raising money to help Palestinian children, all within the tight rules imposed by U.S. agencies! With the help of corrupt judges, they are now in prison with long sentences.
Hosts Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg Postal Union Fights Trump Privatization Plan
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report (WBAI, NYC) Available now at radio4all.net and soon at BB's website buildingbridgesradio.blogspot.com 2020
We cannot allow Trump to use this horrific pandemic as an opportunity to bankrupt and privatize the Postal Service. Now, more than ever, we need a strong and vibrant postal system to deliver mail 6-days a week. Congress must act now to save it. Attacks on this institution are an attack on one of the most reliable public sector employers in the United States and with a unionized work force.
Host David Swanson Saving a Native American Capital (5-12-2020)
Talk Nation Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2020
Greg Werkheiser is a founding partner of Cultural Heritage Partners. He’s an attorney and educator and is working on a campaign to save Rassawek, the site of the historic capital of the Monacan Indian Nation in what is now Virginia.