Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Aug 2, 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 7-29-2020
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2020
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard: Federal Forces Deployed to Portland Provoke Violence & Rebellion Against Illegitimate Authority; Amber Kelly and Barbara Fair: Re-imagining Policing, Public Safety and the Role of Social Workers; Peter Hepburn: Only Federal Intervention Can Prevent the Looming Eviction Crisis; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 7-31-2020: Alex Main on Bolivia Coup, Carol Anderson on Voter Suppression
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2020
US corporate media were in vocal support of last year’s coup against Bolivia’s Evo Morales. But they’re rather quiet now that Jeanine Añez—who, in a legislative session without a quorum, due to the fact that many lawmakers were in hiding, jumped the line of succession and declared herself president—is putting off holding elections, again; and has said she is running, despite previous promises to the contrary. US media were frictionless transmitters for assertions of fraud in Morales’ re-election coming from the Organization of American States, assertions that, some now quietly acknowledge, were groundless.
Host Emily Levy Scrutineers Series, Part II – Bennie Smith
Who What Why Available, including full transcript, at WWW's podcast archive whowhatwhy.org/category/podcast/ 2020
Bennie Smith discovered "fraction magic," a tampering mechanism built into all US election vote counting systems. Smith explains what he found, its implications, and how election officials and members of the public can detect this “feature” that belies the principle of “one person, one vote.”
Author Niko Peled (Stan reading aloud) Remainder of Chapter 4, "The Arrests"
INJUSTICE: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five 2018
Host John Roberts Hanan Ashwari, the voice of the PLO for decades, in conversation with 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
Hanan Ashwari has been on the PLO Executive Committee and has often served as the voice of the PLO for decades and she is the featured Palestinian voice this morning, in conversation with Podcast producer Salem Barameh. Unfortunately the entire conversation is longer than the time we have, but you will hear most of it.
Host Maria Gilardin Richard Wolff: The Crash IS Coming! What To Watch For
TUC Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TUC's website tucradio.org 2020
Economists are warning Americans that the long-term consequences of the pandemic could be severe joblessness for millions of Americans faced with permanent unemployment. Prof. Richard Wolff says that, along with climate change and covid, we are going through an economic trauma like the Great Depression and this trauma will shape the 21st century just as profoundly as the Depression of the 1930s did. He lists in detail solutions of the New Deal that would be of great benefit today but are not implemented. Richard Wolff is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Host Brendan Stone interviewing Stephen Gowans Israel: A Beachhead in the Middle East
Unusual Sources (one of our occasional sources) Available at UnSrc's web page soundcloud.com/unusualsources 2019
Gowans describes how Israel was first created as an extension of 19th century European colonialism and functions today as a means of power projection for the United States. THE RADIO STATION WENT SILENT NEAR THE START OF THIS PIECE. WE WILL RESCHEDULE.