Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA
Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA
Jan 10, 2021 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
"Four hours of spirited examination of warmaking, empire, corrupted 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 1-6-2021
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2021
Jeannie Suk Gersen: Trump’s Georgia Phone Call Was Likely a Crime, But Prosecution is Uncertain; James Goodale: British Judge Blocks U.S. Attempt to Extradite Julian Assange from U.K.; Kenneth Surin: EU-UK Brexit Deal No Victory for Britain; Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition 1-8-2020: Dorothee Benz on January 6 Insurrection, Mara Verheyden-Hilliard on Police Responsibility
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2021
Media who egged on Trump’s candidacy, trivialized his venality and normalized as extreme-but-within-range his and his party’s every anti-democratic outrage, are poorly placed to take principled umbrage when that juggernaut takes the course that everyone and their mother said it would. Plus, a quick look at media coverage of Julian Assange’s extradition denial and Trump’s Blackwater pardons.
Host Kenneth Dowst Advertising At the Edge of the Apocalypse (Part 2 of 3) (#671)
New World Notes (one of our occasional sources) Available soon at NWN's website newworldnotes.blogspot.com 2021
Part 2 explores the failure of "the Marketplace"--and of capitalism--to provide what people consider to be the real sources of happiness: good social relationships, love and romance, meaningful work, and the like. Capitalism--especially through advertising--quite falsely promises that buying consumer goods will lead to those sources of happiness. ... Then Part 2 examines the devastating ecological and environmental effects of our culture's binge of consumption.
Host Maria Gilardin In Honor of Western Shoshone Elder Carrie Dann – She passed on January 2, 2021
TUC Radio (longtime treasured source for TJR) Available at TUC's website tucradio.org 2021
"For over 40 years the Dann Sisters were keeping Shoshone tradition and land rights alive against formidable opposition: Expanding gold mines, confiscation of their horses and cattle by armed federal agents and nuclear testing and waste storage. In honor and in memory of Carrie Dann I’m returning to recordings I made on Shoshone land. In June 2003 we came in support of the Danns against the recent violent armed raids by federal agents on their horses and cattle. The traditional Shoshone held council in a camp at the base of Mount Tenabo, the sacred mountain. The first speaker in this recording is Shoshone elder Corbin Harney. He is credited with having inspired the creation of the anti-nuclear Shundahai Network – and the last speaker you will hear is Carrie Dann."
Host John Roberts Will US Palestine Policy Improve Under Biden? Abunimah and Hixson Weigh In
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 2021
Many of us wonder what improvement (if any) of our government’s Israel-Palestine policy might happen as a result of Biden’s election. Listening to a clip of Biden speaking as a Senator some years back yields a first guess of “none.” Abunimah and Hixson discuss pertinent policy change questions in great detail. Abunimah is the co-founder and executive director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada (https://electronicintifada.net/), a nonprofit, independent online publication focusing on Palestine. Hixson is author of numerous studies, including most recently Israel’s Armor: The Israel Lobby and the First Generation of the Palestine Conflict (https://www.wrmea.org/2019-may/israels-armor-the-israel-lobby-and-the-first-generation-of-the-palestine-conflict.html). This extended interview is sponsored by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs in Washington, DC.
Author/activist Ralph Nader (read aloud by Stan) Can Justice Finally Overtake Trump, Its Most Defiant Fugitive?
Ralph Nader's blog Available at Ralph Nader's very own website nader.org 2021
Nader is the ultimate in articulate observation of painful facts, about not only Trump's criminality but also the uselessness of our Congressional Democrats' lame opposition. He begins: "Despite the many crimes Donald Trump regularly committed over four years, it took his blatant incitement of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, to put him on the road to prison." He concludes: "If there is anything Trump dislikes more than being a loser (the election), it is being a two-time loser. Perhaps he will back down, play the victim again, and with the help of a stable of defense attorneys, hope that he can wear a pin-striped suit instead of an orange jumpsuit while wistfully watching Fox News behind bars."
Host David Swanson Where Did Coronavirus Come From?
Talk Nation Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2021
Where did Coronavirus come from? What do we know? What do we not know? What is it crazy to ask? What is it crazy not to ask? And why aren’t more people interested? Our guest is Sam Husseini, independent journalist (and artist) living in Maryland. His website: husseini.org. Husseini discusses the various sources and opinions, concluding that it had to be a BSL4 lab leak.
Host Amad Ahmad interviewing Izzy award winning journalist Aaron Maté Russiagate, Syriagate, and the Jan. 6 Trump-instigated violent insurrection (first half-hour)
Mass. Peace Action virtual presentation 2021
Maté is an award winning journalist, producer, and host of the show Pushback. He is also a contributor to The Nation magazine. As we all know, the corporate media does a poor job of informing the public about US foreign policy regarding Russia, Syria and elsewhere. We can only stay informed by also engaging with independent media. Full video of this 1hr48min event is currently available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9kbENb9PI8 .