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Takes on the World: Jeff Blankfort/NewsOp:Israeli Censors from Rand Paul to GHW Bush, Segment 1

6 days 18 hours ago
Noting that I devote an inordinate amount of time to criticizing the Israel Lobby I point out that I do so because negative news about the lobby is censored by the US media, including Democracy Now! I begin with the case of Sen. Rand Paul who for more than two weeks has placed a “hold” on two pieces of legislation favoring Israel, preventing them being voted on by the Senate where they would be approved overwhelmingly: the act putting into law the $38 billion arms package to Israel and a bill making it a crime punishable with a fine for businesses to boycott Israel. Outside of the Israeli and US Jewish press there has not been a word about this. Closer to home I report that my local city council rejected my attempt to prevent it from purchasing a Caterpillar back hoe/loader in respect for the international boycott. My casting its decision as a moral one was rejected by a 4-1 vote. I then review the case of Prof. Marc Lamont Hill who was fired by CNN for mentioning the Palestinian right to use armed struggle against the Israeli occupiers and that “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” at a UN event on the 71st anniversary if the UNGA vote partitioning Palestine and the response of the Lobby's watchdogs. I go from there to another forgotten story (discredit for that goes to Chomsky) about George Herbert Walker Bush standing up to the lobby in 1991 which may have cost him the election when he refused to support Israel's request for $10 billion in loan guarantees. I finish with a report that the upper house of the Irish legislature had approved a bill, to a standing ovation, making it a crime, punishable by a heavy fine, to import into Ireland, anything from the West Bank's Jewish settlements.
Jeff Blankfort

Fourth World Radyo: Mulled Politics: When the Personal Become a Political Crutch, Segment 2

6 days 20 hours ago
4thWorldRadyo host @TheAngryindian looks deeper at why African and Indigenous Peoples and European Leftists within North America may not organising politically and unifying against the institutionalism of White Nationalism and racialist terrorism developing inside the Anglophone World and the European Union. EXTRAS: The usual collection of pro-Progressive, anti-violence political PSAs; forgotten archived news reports; soothing Sounds of Resistance; Femenist poetry from Pat Parker: 'Woman Slaughter' and an archived anti-fascist broadcast from the Novara Media Podcast, ‘Fascism, Anti-Fascism and the State’ (2013). All this and much more on, 4WR. The official Internet radio broadcast of the Aboriginal Press News Service
Aboriginal Press News Service Public Radio (APNSPR)

Fourth World Radyo: Mulled Politics: When the Personal Become a Political Crutch, Segment 1

6 days 20 hours ago
4thWorldRadyo host @TheAngryindian looks deeper at why African and Indigenous Peoples and European Leftists within North America may not organising politically and unifying against the institutionalism of White Nationalism and racialist terrorism developing inside the Anglophone World and the European Union. EXTRAS: The usual collection of pro-Progressive, anti-violence political PSAs; forgotten archived news reports; soothing Sounds of Resistance; Femenist poetry from Pat Parker: 'Woman Slaughter' and an archived anti-fascist broadcast from the Novara Media Podcast, ‘Fascism, Anti-Fascism and the State’ (2013). All this and much more on, 4WR. The official Internet radio broadcast of the Aboriginal Press News Service
Aboriginal Press News Service Public Radio (APNSPR)

The Jazz Scene: The Jazz Scene 1814, Segment 1

1 week ago
Segment One So What? by Miles Davis CD: Kind of Blue (Columbia) Freddie Freeloader by The Dave Askren Trio CD: Re: Bill Evans (String Jazz) All Blues by Ron Carter CD: All Blues (CTI) Segment Two Winter Sleeves by Holly Hoffmann CD: Take Note! (Capri) I Know That You Know by Nat King Cole CD: After Midnight: The Complete Session (Capitol) It's You or No One by Gianni Basso CD: In Bari (You're My Everything) (YVP Music) Segment Three Friendly Persuasion by Lem Winchester CD: Lem's Beat (New Jazz/OJC) You Stepped Out of a Dream by Dorothy Ashby Double CD: Four Classic Albums Plus (Avid) King of the Hill by The Jim Rotondi Quintet CD: Jim's Bop (Criss Cross)
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TUC Radio: Governor Jerry Brown. Last chance to do the right thing for Death Row, Segment 2

1 week ago
Mike Farrell, activist, humanitarian, actor, author, and president of Death Penalty Focus is appealing to Jerry Brown as he is getting ready to leave office at the end of December 2018. Farrell's petition asks Brown to declare a moratorium on executions and to commute all death sentences to life in prison. Today California has the largest population on death row of any US State. Of 747 condemned, 60% are people of color. Twenty US states have already abandoned the death penalty - why not California? I heard Mike Farrell's appeal on Thom Hartmann's program on December 4 and got permission to quote from their conversation. I explained to the Hartmann's that I had a rare recording of Jerry Brown from 1998, when he was presenting himself as a recovering politician, that I wanted to run along side the appeal to remove California from the list of Killing States. In his critique of politicians in 1998 Brown even chided his own father, Pat Brown, when he used being tough on crime to get elected in 1943. Brown spoke to organic farmers at their annual Eco-Farm conference in Asilomar, CA on Jan. 21, 1998. A few months after this talk, when Brown began his campaign for mayor of Oakland, he followed his father's lead and took a tough on crime position. After holding political office from 1999 to 2018 - as mayor and Attorney General of CA, ending on a third and fourth term as governor of CA, Jerry Brown has termed and timed out of politics and has an opportunity to take action on principles he clearly once held. This program includes part of Jerry Brown's keynote to organic farmers in January 1998 - which then earned him a standing ovation. The petition to Jerry Brown is posted on the web site of deathpenalty.org -
Maria Gilardin

TUC Radio: Governor Jerry Brown. Last chance to do the right thing for Death Row, Segment 1

1 week ago
Mike Farrell, activist, humanitarian, actor, author, and president of Death Penalty Focus is appealing to Jerry Brown as he is getting ready to leave office at the end of December 2018. Farrell's petition asks Brown to declare a moratorium on executions and to commute all death sentences to life in prison. Today California has the largest population on death row of any US State. Of 747 condemned, 60% are people of color. Twenty US states have already abandoned the death penalty - why not California? I heard Mike Farrell's appeal on Thom Hartmann's program on December 4 and got permission to quote from their conversation. I explained to the Hartmann's that I had a rare recording of Jerry Brown from 1998, when he was presenting himself as a recovering politician, that I wanted to run along side the appeal to remove California from the list of Killing States. In his critique of politicians in 1998 Brown even chided his own father, Pat Brown, when he used being tough on crime to get elected in 1943. Brown spoke to organic farmers at their annual Eco-Farm conference in Asilomar, CA on Jan. 21, 1998. A few months after this talk, when Brown began his campaign for mayor of Oakland, he followed his father's lead and took a tough on crime position. After holding political office from 1999 to 2018 - as mayor and Attorney General of CA, ending on a third and fourth term as governor of CA, Jerry Brown has termed and timed out of politics and has an opportunity to take action on principles he clearly once held. This program includes part of Jerry Brown's keynote to organic farmers in January 1998 - which then earned him a standing ovation. The petition to Jerry Brown is posted on the web site of deathpenalty.org -
Maria Gilardin

The Michael Slate Show: Ilan Pappe on the True History of Zionism and the State of Israel. Laying Bare the Reality of the Historical and Current Ethnic Cleansing and Incremental Genocide of the Palestinian People , Segment 1

1 week ago
We'll hear an interview with Israeli author and historian Ilan Pappe, who has labeled Israeli policy "incremental genocide." We also dig deeply into the nature of the state of Israel, and its history and foundation in ethnic cleansing.
Michael Slate

Radio Curious: The Galapagos Islands and Charles Darwin, Segment 1

1 week ago
Who was Charles Darwin and what led him to describe what we now call the theory of evolution? These curious questions are ones that I have been following since I was about ten years old. In 1978 I had the good fortune of visiting the Galapagos Islands, 600 miles west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands in 1831 for month as part of a five-year voyage around the world. There he saw birds and animals that helped him formulate some of his ideas about evolution he published The Origin of the Species, 22 years later in 1853. Since then the world, science and religion has not been the same. Now, at a time when concepts of evolution and natural selection are attacked from certain theological and political perspectives, “The Darwin Conspiracy,” a novel has been written by John Darnton, a writer and editor for the New York Times. “The Darwin Conspiracy,” although fiction, is said by John Darnton to be 90% accurate. It covers Darwin’s life and thinking before and after his publication of “The Origin of the Species.” I spoke with John Darnton from his home in New York City at the end of October 2005. He began by describing who Charles Darwin was, in his time and place. The book John Darnton recommends is “Snow,” by Orhan Pamuk.
Radio Curious - Barry Vogel

Sea Change Radio: Put A Cork In It, Segment 1

1 week ago
What do cork, coffee cups, lettuce, and excessive travel have in common? They are all areas of personal choice that have an environmental impact, and they are all things we will be discussing with our guest today on Sea Change Radio. Lloyd Alter is a design professor as well as an editor at TreeHugger.com. This week he joins us and expounds on the virtues of cork, a surprisingly sustainable alternative to fossil-fuel-based products for sound-proofing, insulation, home-building, and, of course, bottling wine. We also talk about the waste generated by ubiquitous coffee-to-go, the diminishing need for travel in the era of electronic communication, and what Alter posits to be the idiocy of lettuce. As many of us think about making New Year’s resolutions for 2019, Alter gives us some ideas as to what we might put on our lists.
Sea Change Radio