Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Jun 14, 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 6-10-2020
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2020
Darius Charney: Protests Build Momentum for Police Accountability, Reforms to Address U.S. Structural Racism; Cas Mudde: Trump Endangers Democracy with Militarized Response to Nationwide Nonviolent Protests Against Police Violence; Helen Yaffe: Cuba Contains the Coronavirus Pandemic at Home, Shares Their Knowledge Around the World; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition 6-12-2020: Maritza Perez on Overpolicing & Drugs, Remington Gregg on Corporate Immunity
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2020
The big story continues to be the historic public demonstrations against police racism and violence. Hopefully some of what’s being learned is how much overpolicing and violent policing have to do with the so-called war on drugs, which serves as a pretext for much of the harassment of individuals and entire communities of black and brown people. As the federal and many state governments push to force a reopening of the economy—despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic is far from under control—corporations and Senate Republicans are pushing to ensure that if anyone forced to work or live in conditions made unsafe gets sick, they have no recourse for accountability.
Host Alex Smith interviewing Julian Dowdeswell Rapid Antarctic Ice Shelf Melt and Sea Level Rise
Radio Ecoshock (one of TJR's trusted sources) Available at RE's website ecoshock.org 2020
This is the first half of RE's full-hour show "The Third Rail: Radical Climate Change During It All." The clock of climate change is running, but how fast? Now from the far reaches of the world, we have evidence that vast ice shelves in Antarctica can retreat ten times faster than anything we see today. This is credible new science from the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University. It follows discoveries made from an ice-breaker on the far frozen side of Antarctica. There, advanced drones revealed a record of rapid ice retreat and not that long ago.
Host David Swanson interviewing author Peadar King War, Suffering, and the Struggle for Human Rights (his new book)
Talk Nation Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2020
Peadar King is director of KMF Productions and presenter / producer of the RTÉ documentary series What in the World? We discuss his latest book.
Producer Stan Robinson (reading article) Erasing 30 Years of Progress, Covid-19 Pandemic Could Lead to More Than One Billion People Living in Poverty
Article 6-12-20 by Julia Conley, posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/06/12/erasing-30-years-progress-covid-19-pandemic-could-lead-more-one-billion-people 2020
The number of people living in poverty around the globe could eventually top one billion as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to researchers at Kings College London and Australian National University. Those findings were reported in a study released Friday warning that the pandemic is already reducing the total income of the poorest people in the world by about $500 million per day, provoking fears from experts that the planet will face what The Economist called "The Great Reversal" in which progress on ending poverty is set back by 20 to 30 years.
Host John Roberts Rashid Khalidi on his latest book, The Hundred Years' War on Palestine
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
The full name of the book is The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017. Khalidi, a Palestinian-American, is the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, and director of the Middle East Institute of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. His past books include Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East; The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood; Under Siege: PLO Decisionmaking During the 1982 War; Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East; and numerous others.
Host Josh del Sol interviewing David Greenfield, MD Tech Addiction and 5G
the recent 5G Summit: Worldwide Call to Action For more, go to the summit's website the5gsummit.com 2020
You may have heard of 5G. It stands for 5th-generation cellular wireless. In a February 2019 US Senate hearing, the wireless industry was forced to admit they have no safety studies on 5G, and don’t plan to do any. Meanwhile, there are thousands of independent studies concluding that wireless radiation causes biological harm. Despite this, the wireless industry is working with government to deploy 5G. It’s a global, for-profit, human experiment… without our consent. What does it mean? Millions of “small” cell towers will be added to every block (which is a serious privacy concern). Each tower emitting radiation at levels known to cause weakened immunity, cancer, sterility, DNA damage and other harm… especially to our children, who are most at risk.