WZBC 90.3 FM Newton

Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA

Student-run radio station at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. USA

WZBC 90.3 FM Newton

Truth and Justice Radio

Apr 15, 2018 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."

Truth and Justice Radio
6:00 AM
Squeaky Wheel Productions (squeakywheel.net, Trumbull, CT) Weekly edition posted 4-11-2018: "Immediately after Palestinians announced [their peaceful event], Israel pre-positioned more than 100 snipers along the fence with Gaza, announcing its intentions to shoot to kill anyone who came within 300 meters ..."
Between The Lines (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at BTL's website btlonline.org 2018
World Condemns Israeli Snipers Killing More Than 30 Palestinians in Gaza Protests; Examining Complex Links Between Human Population Growth and Climate Change, Environment; Broadcast of Right-Wing Propaganda Script Strengthens Opposition to Sinclair-Tribune TV Merger; and under-reported news summary.
6:30 AM
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) Weekly edition posted 4-13-2018: Peter Bibring on recent gutting of US "Excessive Force" law; Peggy Case on Flint, Michigan, Nestle, and Right to Water
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2018
The Supreme Court has just ruled that a woman shot four times by a police officer, though she posed no threat to him or anyone else, has no grounds to sue the officer, because he has a kind of immunity that means if he didn’t understand that he was violating her Constitutional rights, he wasn’t! and Flint residents will no longer receive free bottled water from the state, whether their tap water is safe or not. But wait, there’s more: Michigan also decided to let Nestle extract more spring water from the state, to sell for profit.
7:00 AM
Host Maria Gilardin presenting Dr. Virginia Tilley Does the U.S. Support an Apartheid State in Israel?
TUC Radio (one of TJR's treasured sources) The entirety is available at TUC's website tucradio.org 2018
Israeli soldiers killed 17 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,500 others in the first few days of Gazans' nonviolent rally at its electric border fence. Analysts on US media such as Democracy Now, as well as noted Israeli journalists call the country an Apartheid state. The same analysis had been made just a month earlier by Dr. Virginia Tilley. She spoke on March 2 ,2018, at the National Press Club in Washington DC at the annual conference organized by the Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
7:30 AM
Host Marie Choi with voices of Lee Yoon Jung (May Women’s Association), Ahn Sung Rye (nurse), and others The Ghosts of the Gwangju Uprising in Korea
Making Contact (one of TJR's occasional sources, sometimes also heard on WZBC's Sounds Of Dissent)) Available, with full transcript, at MC's website radioproject.org 2017
On May 18, 1980, the people of Gwangju, South Korea came together for reunification and an end to an era of martial law imposed by U.S.-backed military dictators. Over the course of ten days, they staged mass protests, battled riot police and soldiers, and were met with brutal repression. Together, they successfully drove the military out Gwangju and governed the city together. Their actions changed the course of Korean history. This show includes LOTS of irritating distractions, including irrelevant music and untranslated Korean talking.
8:00 AM
Host John Roberts The passionate voice of the PLO’s Ambassador to the United States, Sam Zumlot
This Week In Palestine (award-winning exclusive weekly feature of Truth and Justice Radio) For a description or download of this or any week's edition of T.W.I.P., go to TJR's website truthandjusticeradio.org 2018
Today we feature a presentation by the PLO’s Ambassador to the United States, Sam Zumlot. Ambassador Zumlot spoke at a conference sponsored by the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center. Zumlot decries Trump's reckless decision to move the US embassy to Palestine. Notwithstanding different views by others we feature on this program, Zumlot insists that two-state is going to be the only feasible "solution."
8:55 AM
Pink, featuring The Indigo Girls "Dear Mr. President" (Come take a walk with me, Let's pretend we're just two people, and you're not better than me, I'd like to ask you some questions...)
I'm Not Dead (their 4th album) Available to play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eDJ3cuXKV4 2005
The song is an open letter to then President of the United States, George W. Bush. The song criticizes several areas of Bush’s administration and terms in office, including the Iraq War, No Child Left Behind Act, disapproval of equal rights for homosexuals, lack of empathy for poor and middle class citizens, Bush’s strong religious beliefs, and Bush’s drinking and drug usage in college. Pink felt that it was one of the most important songs she had ever written.
9:00 AM
Host David Swanson interviewing author Norman Finkelstein Gaza Finds Nonviolence: a conversation
Talk Nation Radio (a treasured resource for TJR) Available at TNR's website talknationradio.org 2018
Finkelstein is author of ten books that have been translated into 50 foreign editions, including The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering and, most recently, Gaza: An inquest into its martyrdom. Today's show predates Israel's recent heartless slaughter of peaceful Gazan protesters gathered at its border, but the situation, and options, remain the same.
9:30 AM
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (New York City) CounterSpin interview with Pam Vogel on Sinclair propaganda (extra feature posted 4-13-2018)
Counterspin (regular weekly feature of TJR) Available at FAIR's website fair.org/counterspin 2018
The viral video of dozens of local newscasters from around the country, reciting identical scripts about “fake news,” is the definition of painful irony. But what Sinclair Broadcast Group, the parent company that forced the broadcasters to parrot the words, is doing, and wants to do, is no laughing matter. Sinclair‘s been largely under the radar til now, though known to some as the owner that forced its stations to run a pseudo-documentary hit piece on John Kerry days before the 2004 election. The chain’s Washington bureau chief resisted, told the Baltimore Sun, “I couldn’t be part of this special and call it news, when what it is is political propaganda,” and was promptly fired.
9:40 AM
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) Environmentalists and Farmers Seek Court Decision Halting Use of Dow’s “Agent Orange” Pesticide
Unsigned article 4-12-2018 posted at https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2018/04/12/environmentalists-and-farmers-seek-court-decision-halting-use-dows-agent-orange 2018
Also posted at https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/5300/environmentalists-and-farmers-seek-court-decision-halting-use-of-dows-agent-orange-pesticide. Dow markets Enlist Duo and its companion Enlist crops as a quick fix for the “superweeds” epidemic created by prior genetically engineered “Roundup Ready” crops, genetically engineered to withstand what would otherwise be a toxic dose of the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup. Repeated use of Roundup on these crops has resulted in the proliferation of glyphosate-resistant superweeds which now infest over a hundred million acres of U.S. farmland.
9:50 AM
Host Bob Funke (reading/commenting) Sitting In Starbucks While Black
Article 4-14-2018 by Abby Zimet posted at https://www.commondreams.org/further/2018/04/14/sitting-starbucks-while-black 2018
In this once-reasonably-fair democracy in the year of our ostensible Lord 2018, two African-American guys sitting peaceably in a Philadelphia Starbucks waiting for a friend to show up for a meeting were charged with "trespassing" by Starbucks staff, asked "politely" three times to leave, and then arrested by a swarm of six cops when they declined to do so. The shop's manager reportedly called police after the men asked to use the bathroom but didn't buy anything while they waited - a practice evidently common enough among Starbucks users that most of the almost four million outraged people who've now viewed video of the scene noted that huh, actually, they do that all the time. (Many are white.)