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Jazz Progressions: Jazz Progressions 1906, Segment 1

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Segment One Acoustic Image by Perigeo CD: Non e Poi Cosi Lontano (RCA) Associations by Jasper Van't Hof LP: The Selfkicker (MPS) Sister Matic by Volker Krigel CD: Topical Harvest (MPS) Segment Two Yellow Fields by The Gary Burton Quartet With Eberhard Weber CD: Passengers (ECM) The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dogs by The Contact Trio LP: New Marks (Japo) The Dain Curse by Terje Rypdal CD: Waves (ECM) Segment Three Bad Manners by Valdo Williams LP: New Advanced Jazz (Savoy) Petal by the Bob Degen Trio LP: Celebrations (Calig)
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The Alembic Files: Phantasms of Freedom, Part 5, Segment 1

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How well do we know the history of our nation? As for our Founders, what is fact? What is myth? While we have been told we are free, we face an increasing onslaught of laws, edicts, and proclamations governing our lives as American citizens. We have been told that “we need to get our Constitution back.” Do we truly need to do that? We are, during every election cycle, given a “choice.” But is it a real choice? Or a Hobson’s choice? Were our Founders the godlike, towering figures we were taught? Were they above reproach? Or were they human beings, subject to the same avarice, temptations and lust we all are? What were their motivations in starting this country? Were they benign in nature, inspired to offer their fellow countrymen “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?” Or were there other instincts at play? Was the Constitution truly designed to be the bulwark of freedom? Why were the Articles of Confederation jettisoned? Who were the Anti-Federalists? Why did they get such short shrift by history? What was the worth of the Founders? Were they Everymen? Or rich elites? The answers, when explored from an “unofficial” vantage point, may surprise you. Listen along as Eric the Blacksmith discusses American history with Al Aric and Theo. Explore the nooks and crannies of suppressed information as the book “Hologram of Liberty” by Kenneth Royce is reviewed and its bibliography examined.
Anonymous

The Alembic Files: Your Life is Their Toy - Part 24, Segment 1

3 weeks 2 days ago
Health and life are man's most precious possessions; and anxiety to preserve them is natural. It is not surprising, therefore, that they have been exploited since time immemorial. Every age has had its charlatans, quacks and medicine men. Much in the same measure as social organization has attained its highest pitch in the present era, the exploitation of health and life today has reached its zenith. Never before in history has there arisen such an extensive conspiracy about the problem of public health of entire nations, involving well-organized, opposing political and commercial groups. The consequence of this welter of exploitation is the sacrifice of human comfort, happiness, health and life. --Emanuel Josephson, 1941, "Your Life is Their Toy."
Anonymous

The Michael Slate Show: Estee Chandler, Jewish Voice for Peace, The Combating BDS Act, 2019; Ilan Pappe, The Idea of Israel; Bob Avakian, How Do We Hasten A Revolutionary Situation?, Segment 1

3 weeks 2 days ago
Estee Chandler, the Combating BDS Act of 2019 which encourages local laws that infringe on the right to boycott companies that profit from Israel’s human rights abuses. Ilan Pappe on, "The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge." Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, How Do We Hasten A Revolutionary Situation And How Do Newer And More Experienced People Take Responsibility For That? From Why We Need An Actual Revolution, And How We Can Really Make Revolution.
Michael Slate

TUC Radio: Kevin Anderson: Talk to the Oxford Climate Society, ONE of TWO, Segment 2

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On Jan 25, 2019, Professor Kevin Anderson, the chair of energy and climate change at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) at the University of Manchester spoke at the Oxford Climate Society. He is one of the rare academics with a background in mechanical engineering even worked on oil platforms as a young man. I addition to producing peer reviewed research he engages with European governments on issues ranging from shale gas, aviation and shipping. He also brings a strong sense of justice and equity into his recommendations on how to prevent climate chaos. He said that it's twenty-eight years since the IPCC’s first report on climate change and over a quarter of a century since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. Now, in 2019, and with the benefit of hindsight, we can trace our voyage of abject failure – and with humility learn lessons for charting an alternative low-carbon course. Kevin Anderson also said we need to explore how academia has abdicated its responsibility to hold government to account, choosing instead to be complicit in maintaining a facade of mitigation
Maria Gilardin

TUC Radio: Kevin Anderson: Talk to the Oxford Climate Society, ONE of TWO, Segment 1

3 weeks 2 days ago
On Jan 25, 2019, Professor Kevin Anderson, the chair of energy and climate change at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) at the University of Manchester spoke at the Oxford Climate Society. He is one of the rare academics with a background in mechanical engineering even worked on oil platforms as a young man. I addition to producing peer reviewed research he engages with European governments on issues ranging from shale gas, aviation and shipping. He also brings a strong sense of justice and equity into his recommendations on how to prevent climate chaos. He said that it's twenty-eight years since the IPCC’s first report on climate change and over a quarter of a century since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. Now, in 2019, and with the benefit of hindsight, we can trace our voyage of abject failure – and with humility learn lessons for charting an alternative low-carbon course. Kevin Anderson also said we need to explore how academia has abdicated its responsibility to hold government to account, choosing instead to be complicit in maintaining a facade of mitigation
Maria Gilardin