Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Jun 7, 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 Marchin' Anymore
Single (Elektra), also released on many albums 1966 Soul
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 6-3-2020
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2020
Rev. Graylan Hagler: Minneapolis Police Murder of George Floyd Triggers Nationwide Week of Massive, Sustained Protests; Jessica González: Flagged for Lies and Glorification of Violence, Trump Attempts to Punish Twitter, Social Media; Giulia Gouge: COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group Grows Crops, Distributes to Food Insecure Neighbors; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 6-5-2020: Alicia Bell on Police Attacks on Journalists, Elliot Mincberg on Trump’s Judges
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2020
Will police attacks on journalists lead reporters to back off, covering racial injustice from a safe distance? Or will they encourage them to work more deeply and consistently to amplify precisely those voices that the “forces of order,” as CNN called them, so vehemently want to silence? Also on the show: It’s hard not to fixate on the end of the nightmare that is the Donald Trump presidency. But we do need to remember that just as there was a lead-up to Trump, there will be a legacy—one powerful part of which will be the judicial appointments, nearly 200 so far, he has made to federal courts around the country.
Unnamed host of RCPT Should Twitter be Regulated, and Sharyl Atkisson on Trump's Communication Style: How Will It Fare in the 2020 Campaign? (5-29-2020)
Real Clear Politics Takeaway Available at RCPT's web page realclearpolitics.com/video/original/ 2020
Never let it be said that right-wing Trump-supporting propagandists' voices have been excluded from Truth and Justice Radio! These guys are telling us that Trump is right to go after Twitter for flagging his lies!
Host Alex Wise (interviewing) Barbara Freese: Industrial Strength Denial
Sea Change Radio, San Francisco (occasional source for TJR) Available at SCh's website cchange.net 2020
The next time you hear the White House assert that up is down and down is up, consider what paved the way for this template of mendacity. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with environmental attorney and author Barbara Freese about her new book, “Industrial Strength Denial.” Freese takes us on a historical tour of the havoc that big business has wreaked on the planet and on truth itself. We discuss the climate change denial movement and how it relates to the Trump Administration’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the pernicious legacy of leaded gasoline.
TJR Producer Stan Robinson (reading/commenting) RadiationDangers.com's Report on Study: Correlation Between 5G Networks and COVID-19 Outbreaks
Article is posted at gumshoenews.com/2020/05/04/study-shows-direct-correlation-between-5g-networks-and-coronavirus-outbreaks/ For the actual study report (in Spanish) tomeulamo.com/fitxers/264_CORONA-5G-d.pdf 2020
The first study demonstrating a relationship between COVID-19 outbreaks and the presence of 5G networks has emerged from Spain and is by Bartomeu Payeras i Cifre. Bartomeu is a biologist specializing in microbiology and is working at the University of Barcelona.
Host John Roberts Diana Buttu on a "one-state solution," plus some heartbreak about Biden
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
Diana Buttu is a Palestinian-Canadian lawyer and a former spokesperson for the PLO in negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian organizations. She has since been associated with Stanford University, Harvard University, and the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU). She currently lives in Ramallah. Here is Diana Buttu speaking at Harvard Law School on a "one-state solution." Before this, we begin with comments from Phil Weiss writing in Mondoweiss concerning Joe Biden’s recent statements which give us a heartbreaking indication of what we can expect concerning his leadership on the Palestine/Israel issue if he is elected President.
Host David Swanson Helena Cobban on the State of the U.S. Empire
Talk Nation Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2020
Helena Cobban is a veteran analyst of international affairs and an anti-imperialist activist who campaigns for human equality at all levels. Her company, Just World Books, has helped midwife the work of writers like Miko Peled, Laila El-Haddad, Leila Abdelrazaq, and David Swanson. She’s the head of the non-profit Just World Educational, which has some great web-based programming, most recently on Syria. She has also resumed blogging on her blog Just World News, where her major current preoccupation is the ways the coronavirus crisis affects the hegemonic role the United States has played in world affairs since 1945. See: justworldnews.org .
Hosts Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg Deportation Contagions in the Age of COVID-19
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report (WBAI, NYC), a trusted TJR source Available now at radio4all.net and soon at BB's website buildingbridgesradio.blogspot.com 2020
Anything Other than Ending Deportations is Disastrous. With Jorge Cullar professor of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at Dartmouth College reporting from San Salvador. Deportations have been shown to put people in situations of danger and existential risk. Deportees leaving U.S. detention for their home countries face significant challenges as they return to the contexts that prompted their outmigration. Now, with COVID-19 affecting Central American countries and expected to worsen, there exists an immediate viral risk associated with return, to both deportees themselves and to Central American societies as they haphazardly maneuver through the developing pandemic.
Host Bob Funke (looking forward to a better time) We Need Live Voices on the Air!
Since the COVID-19 shutdowns, none of us has had access to a bona fide live mike. We've had to prerecord every word we've uttered. Bob speaks to this issue. Every show we've aired has required laborious prerecording, editing, and cutting and pasting of audio to meet the WZBC robot's strict requirement: upload exactly one hour minus 10 seconds for each hour of broadcast.