Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Jul 26, 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 7-22-2020
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2020
Ken Klippenstein: Trump’s Secret Federal Police Repress Racial Justice Protesters in Portland; Sarah Deer: Supreme Court Upholds Treaty Obligations, a Landmark Victory for Native Americans; Andrew Lawrence: Fox News Continues to Promote Lethal Coronavirus Disinformation; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition 7-24-2020: Marjorie Cohn on Portland Secret Police
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2020
Some corporate media appear agog that militarized federal agents—deployed with a mission reflected in Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s comment that city streets are a “battlespace,” filled with what acting Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf called “violent mobs”—would go ahead and tear gas protesters in Portland, Oregon, even though Portland’s Democratic mayor, Tom Wheeler, was among them. Outrageous, sure, but we’re a bit beyond outrage now, aren’t we? Our guest is Marjorie Cohn, past president of the National Lawyers Guild, and much more.
Host Maria Gilardin Yanis Varoufakis: The Combination That Changed Capitalism Forever
TUC Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TUC's website tucradio.org 2020
On July second, 2020, the economist and former Finance Minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, gave a webinar on how the current collapse of the world economy might change capitalism forever by challenging the survival of private banking and the functioning of the stock exchange. Varoufakis’ thesis reminded me of a headline in the Sept. 2019 New Yorker from Bill McKibbens divestment campaign. It said: Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns. What would it be like to abandon not just a particular investment by a bank but the whole banking system?
Host David Swanson Heidi Peltier on the Camo Economy: Massive, shameless, and endlessly expanding war profiteering by weapons dealers
Talk Nation Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2020
Our guest is Heidi Peltier, author of a new report called “The Growth of the ‘Camo Economy’ and the Commercialization of the Post 9/11 Wars.” Heidi Peltier is the Director of the “20 Years of War” project at Boston University and part of the Costs of War Project at Brown University. She has written reports and articles on various costs of war, including the hidden costs of financing war through debt, as well as the opportunity costs of spending federal dollars on the war economy instead of on other domestic priorities such as healthcare, education, or clean energy.
Producer Stan Robinson (announcing) The United Nations official database showing 112 business enterprises that earn or extract profit from activities in Israel's illegal settlements
Download this list for yourself at the URL shown above. In one united, shameful voice, corporate media dismiss or condemn this list and its makers at the United Nations. Google searches are optimized to return the condemnations but make it hard to access the original source. Note also: this list does not include all targets on JVP's BDS list. That's because some of them, for example HP and Caterpillar, do their dirt throughout Palestine but not in or from settlements.
Host John Roberts Could annexation help achieve one democratic state? Josh Ruebner in conversation with Michael Spath
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
Josh Ruebner, who currently teaches at Georgetown University, for many years worked in the trenches of Washington, DC lobbying Congress on behalf of the Palestinian People for The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, a national coalition of hundreds of groups working to advocate for Palestinian rights and a shift in US policy. Given this Congress, can you imagine a more difficult mission? He is also author of Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace (Verso, 2013) and Israel: Democracy or Apartheid State? (Olive Branch Press, 2018). This week we hear Ruebner in conversation with Michael Spath of the Indiana Center for Peace in the Middle East.
Professor Gar Alperowitz Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Why we must reject mainstream media's mythology
One of the three distinguished speakers at the July 13 webinar, "75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings – Deconstructing the Myths and Promoting a Nuclear Weapons-Free and Just World." Watch the entire webinar yourself. Its URL facebook.com/watch/live/?v=759820474820059 2020
There were three presenters at this very special webinar. Two spoke in English, one in Japanese, untranslated. Alperowitz was keynote. He wrote the definitive book on the cynically constructed, outrageous, myth that bombing and eviscerating Hiroshima's population was "necessary" to "save Americans' lives" and to achieve the end of WW2. Alperowitz was near the center of power at that time, so he knows the real story and shares it with us.
Rev. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair, Poor People’s Campaign,and more Why and how we need to proceed
One of the three distinguished speakers at the July 13 webinar, "75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings – Deconstructing the Myths and Promoting a Nuclear Weapons-Free and Just World." Watch the entire webinar yourself. Its URL facebook.com/rosaluxnyc/videos/759820474820059/ 2020
Theoharis is Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, and Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary.
Host Brendan Stone interviewing investigative journalist Rick Sterling Fraudulent "Caesar Act" Aims to Suffocate 17 Million Syrians
Unusual Sources (one of our occasional sources) Listen at UnSrc's web page soundcloud.com/unusualsources 2020
Human Rights Watch is involved in this scandalous attempt, quickly endorsed by Congress, to drive Assad out of office. It's based on 5000 questionable photos, presented by an anonymous underground agent with code name "Caesar," supposedly implicating Assad in mass torture of his own people.