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Paul Le Blanc on Socialism and Democracy 2.9

June 27, 2010

Fresh from the new site WeAreMany.org, we feature Paul Le Blanc speaking on the topic, “What does Socialism have to say about Democracy?” He gave this talk in Chicago, IL, last weekend at Socialism 2010.

Music:
Democracy – Albino!
Democracy Is… – Mad Professor
Demo Crazy – Femi Kuti (Earthrise Soundsystem Remix)
Demokracy – Abjeez feat. MC Talka
Demokrassy – CivilianSlave
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy – David Rovics
People’s Choice – Derrick Harriot
Democrazy – Kokolo

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Original version broadcast on Thursday, June 24, 2010 8 PM EST on WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA

Program length: 1:00:32

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June’s Archive Release: Noam Chomsky on Arizona’s SB 1070 2.8

June 10, 2010


June’s release is a show nearly a month old which features Professor Noam Chomsky speaking on the history of American neo-liberalism in Mexico and Central America, how it drives migrants to the United States and the role of immigrant scapegoating in diverting blame for workers’ economic hardships from the ruling class. Also, US is not leaving Iraq, the Rachel Corrie set off on its way to Gaza, and a Spanish court seeks the arrest of 13 CIA agents for illegal rendition.

Noam Chomsky speaks at Brown University Fllmed by Robert Malin; additional camera Paul Hubbard
That Iraq Withdrawal We Elected in 2008? by emptywheel
Rachel Corey Solidarity ship sailed towards Gaza yesterday by Omar Ghraieb
Arrest of 13 CIA Agents Sought in Spain

Music:
Back to Arizona – DJ John Blaze, Tajji Sharp, Yung Face, Mr. Miranda, Ocean, Da’aron Anthony, Atllas, Chino D, Nyhtee, Pennywise, Rich Rico, and Da Beast
Rise Against – For What It’s Worth
No One Is Illegal – David Rovics
Afrodizz – Propaganda
A Change Is Gonna Come – Lauryn Hill w/ The Fugees

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Original version broadcast on Thursday, May 15, 2010 8 PM EST on WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA

Program length: 57:09

Gaza Freedom Flotilla Attack 2.7

June 8, 2010


In honor of the fallen comrades of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, who were attacked by armed Israeli commandos while attempting to deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged populace of Gaza, we present an hour of news coverage, protest speeches and music condemning this murderous act. Boycott, Divest and Sanction!

audio excerpts from Al Jazeera coverage, including an interview with Free Gaza Movement member and Flotilla participant Huwaida Arraff
Israel’s Lie Machine Goes into Overdrive by Alan Maass
excerpts from speeches at recent rallies in London, UK and Washington DC given by Tariq Ali, Lowkey, Medea Benjamin and John Rees
Glenn Greenwald of Salon.com interviewed by Elliot Spitzer on MSNBC
“Waiting for the Names of the Dead” poem by Mark Clinton

Music:
Song for Gaza – Michael Heart
Emperor’s Clothes – Invincible
Free Palestine – Genocide
Long Live Palestine – Lowkey
Cyborgs for a Free Palestine
Olive Trees – Iron Sheik

Background Music – Dream Sequence by Amon Tobin

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Original version broadcast on Thursday, June 3, 2010 8 PM EST on WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA

Program length: 59:57

May Day 09 Returns 2.6

April 20, 2010

In anticipation of this year’s May Day, we present an adaptation of last year’s hour of radical and celebratory music and audio.

Music:
Freddie Ain’t Dead – Rollingcalf (Seeing Red Radio Mix)
Kalakuta Republic – MixMaster Mike, Lateef and Gift of Gab of Blackilicious
Fiffteen – Family Values
Katrina, Tookie, and Illegal Immigrants – Son of Nun
Let Them Eat War – Bad Religion
Got to Fight Back – Civilianslave
Join the Union Tonight – John Handcox
Minimum Wage Strike – David Rovics
Stab Them or Shoot Them – Utah Phillips with Ani DiFranco
Which Side Are You On – Pete Seeger
Use Your Cobra Skulls – Cobra Skulls
There is Power in the Union – Billy Bragg
Homefront – Tree
Understanding Marx – Red Shadow
All You Fascists Bound to Lose – Woody Guthrie
One Day More – Elaine Purkey
You Ain’t Been Doing Nothing If You Ain’t Been Called a Red – Faith Petric
The Internationale – Billy Bragg

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Original version broadcast on Thursday, April 30, 2009 8 PM EST on WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA

Program length: 58:51

April Archive Release: Continuous War 2.5

April 17, 2010

This archival edition of SRR is a collage of sound samples collected from four years of propagandist radio production, so attribution is nearly impossible as in most cases, these are remixes of re-remixes, but this week’s show relies heavily on the influence and work of Skidmark Bob of Pop Defect Radio, and many other radical musician/remixers who contributed their songs to the media collage page of the DIYMedia website. Soldier testimonials are from the Winter Soldier Project in 2008. More information on the events to be held this weekend in Amherst and Northampton, MA, can be found at the Alliance for Peace and Justice website.

Music:
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra – War Hero
David Rovics – When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Chumbawamba – Bella Ciao
Lauryn Hill with the Fugees – A Change is Gonna Come

Background Music by Duke Ellington, Utah Phillips and Ani DiFranco

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Original version broadcast on Thursday, March 18th, 2010 8 PM EST on WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA

Program length: 58:13

Wikileaks Video, Vile Massey CEO Blankenship, Obama Orders Assassination of US Citizen 2.4

April 14, 2010

This week, Wikileaks.org released graphic video of the cold-blooded slaughter of Iraqi civilians in 2007, including the two Reuters journalists picture above, Saeed Chmagh and Namir Noor-Eldeen. While confirming the authenticity of the video, the Pentagon’s response is effectively “So what?”, which leads one to imagine that the indiscriminate massacre of non-combatants is rather commonplace. This week’s dirty rotten boss, Don Blankenship of Massey Energy was busy updating his twitter page while his workers’ mourn the loss of their fellow miners, assuring that when his time comes, he’s reserved his first-class express trip to Hell. Hey maggots, Bon appetit! Without historical precedent, a standing US President orders the extra-judicial assassination of a US citizen! Now, that’s change you can believe in! Finally, we wrap it up with this day in Revolutionary history.

Reuters Chief Spikes Story on Killing of His Own Staffers In Baghdad by John Cook
Mourners stage vigils for miners; Blankenship updates Twitter page by Tim Wheeler
14 American workers die on the job every day by Chris Bowers
Mayday Amidst Global Mayhem by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Music:
David Rovics – International Terrorists
Fela Kuti – Zombie
General Strike – Dirty Rotten Bosses
Jackie Bernard – We a Socialist
Anna Marly – Le Chant des Partisans
Street Dogs – There is Power in a Union
Sam Cooke – A Change is Gonna Come

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Original version broadcast on Thursday, April 8th, 2010 8 PM EST on WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA

Program length: 56:43

Health Care & Financial “Reform”, Stop-Loss Hip-Hop, E. Jerusalem Building Boom and Arizona 2.3

March 30, 2010

Obama’s recently passed Health Care “Reform” Bill, and Christopher Dodd’s proposed Financial “Reform” legislation most recently exemplify the pro-corporate credentials of the Democratic party, solidifying their place as the US ruling class’ Team B. We then offer the hip-hop song that got Spc. Marc Hall imprisoned and facing a court martial, when he dared to call out the US Army’s disingenuous “stop-loss” policy, which forces members of the US Army to remain in the service beyond their contracted enlistments. We expose the the full extent of Israel’s plans for East Jerusalem, which seeks to effectively alter “facts on the ground”, and displace any hope of the “Peace Process”. We highlight the proposed legislation in Arizona which if passed will make every undocumented worker in the state a criminal “trespasser”. Lastly, we feature a day in Revolutionary History, March 25th, and remember the horror of one of America’s worst industrial disasters, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
Clunker Healthcare Bill Protects Private Insurers, Damages Democracy by Billy Wharton
Dems Might Pass Financial Reform That Does Nothing to Protect from Big Threats to Our Economy by Simon Johnson
Israel planning 50,000 housing units in East Jerusalem by Nir Hasson
Tough Bill Advances in Arizona on Undocumented Immigrants by Randal C. Archibold


Music:
Henry Geddes – Waiting for a State of Siege
Destroy Babylon feat. DXA – Shadow Army
Marc Hall – Stop Loss
David Rovics – Building a Wall
Ska P – Intifada
Immortal Technique – The Poverty of Philosophy

Background Music by T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou

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Original version broadcast on Thursday, March 25th, 2010 8 PM EST on WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA

Program length: 1:00:10