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New World Notes: #555 -- Human Resources, Part 2, Segment 1

15 hours 5 minutes ago
Scott Noble's wide-ranging and fine documentary film of 2010. It's about the many attempts--some fairly successful--to reduce human beings to mere "cogs in the machine"--in order to further increase the wealth and power of the elite. This week's installment begins with public schools. Schools were never designed to educate children--still less to empower them--but to turn them into obedient, docile workers. So argue both John Taylor Gatto and Alfie Kohn. (Continued under "Credits.")
Kenneth Dowst

New World Notes: #555 -- Human Resources, Part 2, Segment 1

15 hours 5 minutes ago
Scott Noble's wide-ranging and fine documentary film of 2010. It's about the many attempts--some fairly successful--to reduce human beings to mere "cogs in the machine"--in order to further increase the wealth and power of the elite. This week's installment begins with public schools. Schools were never designed to educate children--still less to empower them--but to turn them into obedient, docile workers. So argue both John Taylor Gatto and Alfie Kohn. (Continued under "Credits.")
Kenneth Dowst

The Mind's Ear: Regret This Very Day, Vol. I, "A Long Way From Dead", Segment 1

1 day ago
On November 18th, 1978, 918 people perished in Guyana in what has come to be known as the Jonestown Tragedy. The vast majority of those who perished were American citizens, and the Jonestown Tragedy remained the greatest loss of American life in a single deliberate act until the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11th, 2001. “Regret this very Day” is a multi-part, nonlinear experimental radio documentary about the Peoples Temple and its charismatic founder Jim Jones produced by Ernestus Jiminy Chald. Unlike more traditional documentaries, “Regret this very Day” has no narrator or explanatory notes to fill the listener in on the particularities of what occurred within the Peoples Temple. Instead, Ernestus Jiminy Chald laboriously examined hundreds of hours of recorded tapes left behind by the Peoples Temple and selected material directly from these tapes to give the listener an insider glimpse into the world that Jim Jones and his followers inhabited. People often wonder how this sort of event could have happened. Why would nearly 1,000 people become so devoted to a single man and his revolutionary cause that they would literally give up their lives for him when ordered to do so? To many, such a notion seems absurd and unfathomable. But when one listens to these tapes, and considers the circumstances surrounding what happened in Jonestown on that fateful day and the events that led up to it, a portrait begins to emerge of a community that simply wanted to create a better world for their children than the racist, hateful world that American society offered them, and of the captivating leader who promised to create that world for them.
The Mind's Ear

Radio Ecoshock Show: Big Trouble on a Small Planet, Segment 1

1 day 16 hours ago
Welcome to a stormy world. Canadian climate scientist Paul Beckwith and I cover the breaking science news behind the big storms and strange times. It's not just you: the record weather on the outside, with a climate shift behind it all. From a hot Arctic to the hurricanes we investigate the big picture, while billionaires tell us to get used to it.
Alex Smith

Radio Ecoshock Show: Big Trouble on a Small Planet, Segment 1

1 day 16 hours ago
Welcome to a stormy world. Canadian climate scientist Paul Beckwith and I cover the breaking science news behind the big storms and strange times. It's not just you: the record weather on the outside, with a climate shift behind it all. From a hot Arctic to the hurricanes we investigate the big picture, while billionaires tell us to get used to it.
Alex Smith

Radio Ecoshock Show: Big Trouble on a Small Planet, Segment 1

1 day 16 hours ago
Welcome to a stormy world. Canadian climate scientist Paul Beckwith and I cover the breaking science news behind the big storms and strange times. It's not just you: the record weather on the outside, with a climate shift behind it all. From a hot Arctic to the hurricanes we investigate the big picture, while billionaires tell us to get used to it.
Alex Smith

the berkeley signal 15, Segment 1

1 day 20 hours ago
Spoken word from twit wit radio, democracy now, rising up with sonali, and full frontal. Music by hugh masekela, rob dougan, morrissey, wailing souls, articola 31, thelonius monk, stevie wonder and the boyoyo boys.
Captain Fred

Building Bridges: Philippine President Duterte's War on the Workers , Segment 1

1 day 21 hours ago
Philippine President Duterte's War on the Workers with Elmer Labog, Chairperson, Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), labor federation Labog is on a US tour to build support for Philippine workers under attack by the Duterte regime by pressuring the US to cut off military aid for the Philipines. Thirty.labor leaders have been killed since Duterte became president. Others have been jailed on trumped-up charges. as the conditions for workers deteriorate. Masses of workers hve been forced to strike because public and private employers are only giving workers temporary employment that last less than six months and they are terminated short being eligibe for regular benerfits.Strike picket lines have been busted up by the police who beat workers and round them up to jail
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

Building Bridges: Philippine President Duterte's War on the Workers , Segment 1

1 day 21 hours ago
Philippine President Duterte's War on the Workers with Elmer Labog, Chairperson, Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), labor federation Labog is on a US tour to build support for Philippine workers under attack by the Duterte regime by pressuring the US to cut off military aid for the Philipines. Thirty.labor leaders have been killed since Duterte became president. Others have been jailed on trumped-up charges. as the conditions for workers deteriorate. Masses of workers hve been forced to strike because public and private employers are only giving workers temporary employment that last less than six months and they are terminated short being eligibe for regular benerfits.Strike picket lines have been busted up by the police who beat workers and round them up to jail
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

Global Research News Hour: Venezuela under Siege: The West's Ongoing Campaign against President Maduro, Segment 1

1 day 22 hours ago
This week's Global Research News Hour attempts to deconstruct some of the messaging around the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and the allegations of undemocratic behaviour on the part of the Maduro government. Our first guest, author and foreign affairs critic Yves Engler examines what he believes to be the true motives behind the humanitarian and rights based rhetoric. Our next guest, Steve Ellner, provides more context around the humanitarian situation, details efforts by the Maduro government to address these difficulties, and exposes the opposition forces internally and abroad that are undermining the government, and not in the interests of the Venezuelan public.
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