Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Jun 28, 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 6-24-2020
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2020
Samuel Garrett-Pate: Supreme Court’s LGBTQ+ Nondiscrimination Ruling Not a Substitute for Amending Civil Rights Act; Remington A. Gregg: Opponents Rally to Stop GOP Push for COVID-19 Corporate Immunity; Juan Mancias: The Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of South Texas Struggles for Sovereignty and Environmental Justice; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 6-26-2020: Jim Naureckas on Covid’s Preventable Nightmare, Clare Garvie on Police Facial Recognition
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2020
Trump’s bizarre delusions on Covid-19 aren’t just bats in his attic; they’ve driven a response that is nothing short of disastrous. He’s backing up the no test/no disease fallacy, for instance, by cutting funding for testing sites around the country, a move that, Talking Points Memo reports, local officials met with a “mixture of frustration, resignation and horror.” Also: As public protests against racist police violence grow, so too does law enforcement’s capacity to criminalize that protest—including with the use of tools like facial recognition technology, which is almost certainly more prevalent and more meaningful to you than you realize.
Host Maria Gilardin Reclaiming Native American History: The Yuki of Thule Valley
TUC Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TUC's website tucradio.org 2020
The State Historic Marker at the entrance to the Round Valley Indian Reservation in Northern CA read: “This valley was discovered by Frank M. Asbill arriving from Eden Valley, on May 15, 1854. During the same year, Charles Kelsey from Clear Lake also visited it, and George E White sighted it from Blue Nose” There is another account of the history of that day that is undisputed fact but forgotten. On May 15, 1854, the Yuki, inhabitants of the valley for over 12000 years, discovered six white men on their land. Led by Pierce Asbill the men opened fire and killed 40 of them. ...
Host Bob Funke (reading) How to Be an Antifascist From Your Couch
Article in The Nation 6-6-2020 by Talia Lavin posted at https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/antifa-online/ 2020
"This week I started joining right-wing militias again. It’s easy to find a variety of far-right “patriot” groups on Facebook, and most don’t screen their membership. I joined as many pages as I could, and monitored them for one thing: Was anyone planning to show up armed to Black Lives Matter protests? ..."
Producer Stan Robinson (reading/commenting) What You Should Know About 5G Satellites—How Musk’s Sci-Fi Dreams Are Becoming Our Living Nightmare
Article 4-1-2020 by By Dafna Tachover, Director, CHD’s Stop 5G and Wireless Harms Project, posted at https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/what-you-should-know-about-5g-satellites-how-musks-sci-fi-dreams-are-becoming-our-living-nightmare/ 2020
Companies and governments have plans to launch approximately 50,000 satellites to provide 5G and Wi-Fi services everywhere on Earth. Elon Musk’s SpaceX is leading these efforts with its planned deployment of 42,000 Starlink satellites and its goal of establishing a global network. To provide service, SpaceX states that it requires an infrastructure of one million on-the-ground antennas to connect its satellites with the ground user. In March 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved SpaceX’s ground antenna application, with the flick of a finger. ...
Deborah Holland I Am A Union Woman (Join The CIO)
Classic recording from the album The Panic Is On: Songs From The Great Depression (songs from the 1930s, this CD 1997)
We obtained this from an archive a year ago of Victor Robert Venckus's then weekly show, Songs Of Dissent.
Host John Roberts The Israelization of US Police, and a BBC interview with a Hamas spokesman
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
How did we get where we are and who is fueling the militarized, discriminatory policing of America? Jeff Halper has meticulously researched the issue, and in particular the role Israel is playing in arming the security state. His book, War Against the People, serves as the basis for an article he recently wrote on the intersection of Israel and policing in America. We lead this morning by reading that article, posted at Mondoweiss. Following that: a remarkable conversation between British journalist Steven Sacker (behaving like most "liberals") and Hamas spokesman, Ghazi Hamad, speaking from Gaza.
Local activist Cece Doucette Protecting Our Children: Getting wireless tech out of our schools and homes
the recent 5G Summit: Worldwide Call to Action 2020
Health effects of sub-thermal wireless emissions (e.g. cellphones, wifi, GPS, etc.): some extremely inconvenient facts (begun last week; this is the remaining 15 minutes). Cece has labored for several years to educate administrators, legislators, and parents on the huge health effects of wireless radiation.
Karl Maret, MD, keynote speaker Biological and health effects of man-made electromagnetic waves from wireless technologies
Recorded 1-12-2020 in Concord, MA, at the forum "Wireless Technology in Our Midst: How Wi-Fi, Smart Meters, Cell Antennas and 4G/5G 'Antenna Densification' Present Risks to Health, Privacy, Security and the Planet" 2020
Replay from our original broadcast 2-2-2020: In this intensely informative lecture, Maret describes the current health challenges of non-thermal electromagnetic fields, the mechanisms of their biological effects, and the lack of bona fide studies by the industry. We will learn how wireless radiation has been leading to increasing levels of neurodegeneration in our population and why new safety guidelines must be implemented. He warns of the wireless industry's aggressive push for 4G/5G 'antenna densification', totally ignoring health consequences. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like an electronic copy of his slides.
Producer Stan Robinson (reading/commenting) 'Big Banks Couldn't Be Happier': Stocks Surge as Trump Regulators Gut Restrictions on Risky Wall St Gambling
Article 6-26-2020 by Jake Johnson posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/06/26/big-banks-couldnt-be-happier-stocks-surge-trump-regulators-gut-restrictions-risky 2020
Bank stocks jumped and lobbyists rejoiced Thursday after U.S. regulators voted to gut the so-called Volcker Rule, a set of regulations imposed in the wake of the 2008 Wall Street collapse limiting the ability of financial institutions to engage in high-risk behavior that threatens the systemic health of the economy.
Musician/activist Pete Seeger (1919-2014) What Did You Learn in School Today?
Seeger's unforgettable classic, applicable to not only schools but also standard corporate media 1964