Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Jul 12, 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 7-8-2020
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2020
Ramzy Baroud: Netanyahu Rushes Plan to Illegally Annex Palestinian West Bank Land Before U.S. Election; Lorne Stockman: U.S. Fossil Fuel Pipeline Opponents Win Three Major Victories; Peter Maybarduk: Gilead Called Out for Price Gouging Coronavirus Drug Remdesivir; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition 7-10-2020: ‘Hate Speech and Disinformation Flow on Facebook’
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2020
“There’s a real question over whether Facebook is just too damn powerful, and whether we need further regulatory and legislative interventions to hold this company accountable to the people.”
Host Mickey Huff with Special Guest Nolan Higdon The Anatomy of Fake News (55 min.)
The Project Censored Show Available at PC's website projectcensored.org 2020
We apologize for the self-promotion in this lengthy piece, repeating the two men's book and film names over and over while scrimping on actual content. Higdon's forthcoming book is “The Anatomy of Fake News: A Critical News Literacy Education.” The discussion includes a look at the long history of fake news, as well as Higdon’s proposed fake news detection kit and the importance of critical media literacy education. The two are also authors of “United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (and what we can do about it)" and involved in the recent Project Censored documentary, “United States of Distraction: Fighting the Fake News Invasion.”
Tom Paxton Daily News
Ramblin' Boy Rhino/Elektra 1966 Classical
This classic cut was spun for a mid-show music break. "Civil rights leaders are a pain in the neck; Can't hold a candle to Chang Kai Shek; How do I know? I read it in the Daily News. Ban the bombers are afraid of a fight; Peace hurts business and that ain't right; How do I know? I read it in the Daily News. Daily News, daily blues; Pick up a copy any time you choose. Seven little pennies in the newsboy's hand; And you ride right along to never, never land. ..."
Hardy & Massengill - The Folk Brothers The Worst President Ever
Partners in Crime Great Divide thefolkbrothers.com 2008
'Stuck in traffic at stop and go speed I like to entertain myself With all of the bumper stickers I can read, humor's hidden wealth There's "nuke the gay whales" and "whirled peas" but by far the one most clever. Gave no name, laid no blame, just said THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER. ... (chorus 1:) THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER, THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER. Don't forget you bumbling fools you're the ones who pulled the lever. If you just can't wait till 2008* to say NO, NAY, NEVER. It ain't a reach, we can still impeach THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER.' [* Original target was Bush Jr.]
Host John Roberts Palestinian-American comedian Amer Zahr in conversation with Palestinian podcast producer Salem Barameh
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
It's a difficult time for Palestinians, but under occupation, it's always a difficult time for Palestinians. That is why we continue to marvel at the resiliency and passion for their land that seems to buoy them to continue their resistance against great odds. We certainly see that in Amer Zahr, our presenter this week, who gives voice to that resiliency and resistance.
TJR Producer Stan Robinson (reading) Parallels Between Black and Palestinian Struggles
Article 5-29-2019 by Dr. Johnny E. Williams posted at https://blackagendareport.com/parallels-between-black-and-palestinian-struggles 2019
This article is old but clearly not outdated. Professor Williams teaches Sociology at Trinity College. He writes, "My recent visit to Palestine clarified how Palestinian and black oppression is an integral part of an integrated global politico-economic structure of white racism that shares similar subjugating techniques such as criminalization, extrajudicial killings, and mass imprisonment. Black folks and Palestinians are struggling against the same systems of “interlocking oppression” in what sociologist Patricia Hill Collins terms the 'matrix of domination.'" ...
Host David Swanson Greg Mitchell on the Origins of Myths About Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Talk Nation Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2020
Why is much of what many people believe about the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki not true? And how did Hollywood help get various myths started? Our guest is Greg Mitchell, author of numerous books, whose latest is called The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood — and America — Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
Host Maria Gilardin Edward Said: Palestine and the Universality of Human Rights (Part 2 of 2)
TUC Radio (longtime treasured source for TJR) Available at TUC's website tucradio.org 2020
This is the remainder of Edward Said’s last major speech on Palestine, the war on Iraq and the Bush administration.