Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Nov 29, 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
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 11-25-2020
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2020
Caroline Fredrickson: After Trump, Reforms Urgently Needed to Protect Democracy from Future Autocrats; Christopher Vials: Trump Voters Confirm Disturbing Fact Millions of Americans will Support Authoritarianism; Winona LaDuke: Opponents Organize to Resist Minnesota Approval of Line 3 Pipeline Project; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 11-27-2020: Ricardo Salvador on US’s Dysfunctional Food System
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2020
2020 has crystallized how farm work and meat factory work couldn’t be more crucial or more deeply disrespected. In the field, grievously underpaid farmworkers are now getting a wage freeze, celebrated as “delivering lower costs” to farmers—to those who bring the food to your door. What systemic dysfunction could more clearly indict a society that declares workers essential and treats them as expendable? Plus Janine Jackson takes a quick look back at false balance, bad faith claims of electoral fraud, and coverage of violence against trans people.
Host Kenneth Dowst The Politics of Cultural Despair, part 1 of 2 (#664)
New World Notes: both a blog and a weekly radio program at WWUH, Hartford, CT (a trusted TJR source) Available at NWN's website newworldnotes.blogspot.com 2020
In Part 1, Hedges surveys the misery in which tens of millions of Americans now find themselves--jobless, without savings, without health insurance, facing eviction, coping with a pandemic, and more. He denounces both major political parties--with special focus on the Democratic Party (including Joe Biden), which has faithfully served the oligarchy and worked to disempower the citizens for many decades.
Host David Swanson Daniel Selwyn on Martial Mining
Talk Nation Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2020
This week on Talk Nation Radio: Martial Mining, or Militarism and Extraction. Our guest is Daniel Selwyn, a researcher and educator with the London Mining Network, an alliance of 21 organisations working to expose human rights abuses and environmental crimes committed by mining companies based in London, and campaigning for social justice and the ecological integrity of the planet. Daniel Selwyn recently authored a report called Martial Mining: Resisting Extractivism and War Together.
Stan (reading) The Assange trial begins in London, looks like a "show trial"
Consortium News Editorial 9/7/20, posted at https://consortiumnews.com/2020/09/07/editorial-a-trial-begins-in-london/ 2020
"Judging by the first week of hearings in February, it doesn’t seem to be important whatever the prosecution says or does, or how the defense responds. The decision already appears to have been made." The piece goes on to explain why the US espionage charges are so flimsy as to be laughable, if the consequences weren't so frightening. Yet it doesn't seem to matter.
Host John Roberts Indiana Pharmacist Ahmed Abdulmadgeed, Son of 1948 Nakba refugees
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 Palestinian narrative is most genuine and most powerful when Palestinians tell their stories of resilience following the ethnic cleansing of their land by Israel in 1948. The love of their land and the hold that that love has over their lives resonates generation after generation, even for those who now, years later, live the diaspora. We came across an interview of Dr. Ahmed Abdulmadgeed who now lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is the son of refugees who were driven out of their Palestinian village during the Nakba in 1948 and fled to Gaza. Ahmed is now a Pharmacist. His story is so typical, even though he has been in the diaspora most of his life. Here is how he handles his identity as a Palestinian and a Muslim. The interview takes place at the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, and is conducted by its director, Dr. Michael Spath.
Stan (reading) Former CIA Director John Brennan Whitewashes History in Shameless Self-serving Memoir
Article 11-22-2020 by Jeremy Kuzmarov posted at https://covertactionmagazine.com/2020/11/22/former-cia-director-john-brennan-whitewashes-history-in-shameless-self-serving-memoir/ 2020
During the Vietnam War era, peace activists compared American war planners like Robert S. McNamara and Henry Kissinger to Albert Speer, Hitler’s Minister of War Production and Armaments who stood out for his lack of ideological zeal in supporting the Nazi cause. What motivated Speer, rather, was a cold and calculating careerism which was combined with a lack of regard for his country’s victims. Brennan’s new memoir reveals a man who displays some of the same qualities as Speer—and other American contemporaries. Particularly striking is the pride that he takes in helping to coordinate better bureaucratic procedure for carrying out drone strikes, which terrorized whole communities.
Host Alex Wise (interviewing Ellen Reese and Jake Wilson) The High Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy
Sea Change Radio Available at SC's website cchange.net 2020
Many of us are about to embark on our first COVID-19 holiday shopping season. With so many of our favorite stores closed or out of business, a logical alternative is to buy online. But before you log into Amazon to fill your shopping cart, you might want to listen to this week’s episode. ... We talk about the impact that this e-commerce giant’s exponential growth has on vulnerable populations, how the is public subsidizing the modern-day robber baron, and whether there may be ways to curb some of the company’s more predatory practices.
Host Michael Welch Conspiracy and Class Power: A Talk by Michael Parenti (part 2 of 2)
Global Research News Hour (produced at CKUW, Winnipeg; a treasured TJR source) Available at GRNH's podcast website globalresearch.ca/theme/global-research-news-hour 1993
"Conspiracy theory." The term is in frequent use today. It is abundant during present day discourse over the coronavirus pandemic, as voices are rising to raise questions around some of extra-ordinary moves being made by governments to enforce the main narrative. Our government's secret operations and coverups are conspiracies by their very nature. Yet, when truth-seekers learn about them, they are labeled "conspiracy theorists" as a thought-stopper. As soon as you are labelled a ‘conspiracy theorist,’ even before you have a chance to muster an argument, the public by and large will immediately develop a distrustful attitude toward you. This is the remainder of Parenti's talk, begun last week.