This week's show is drawn from an interview with Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, on many of the questions of the revolution, questions that are now being asked and debated: What's the nature of society? Who's responsible for all the horrors in the world? How do we change it? And what are we going to do in the new world?
"What Future for Our Youth - A Dialogue Between Carl Dix and Cornel West"
Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party and Cornel West, Public Intellectual, Princeton University, New York Theological Seminary, two of the most radical public intellectuals in the US today discuss "In the Age of Obama...Police Terror, Incarceration, No Jobs, Mis-education: What Future for Our Youth" to an audience of almost two thousand at UC Berkeley. Program consists of excerpts from the speeches delivered by both Dix and West as well as a sampling of the question and answer period with the audience.
EXCELLENT talk on China with historical summary and instructive vignettes, some humour and a Q&A session, 1 hour 15 minutes, edited, compressed and adapted for radio by (please appreciate the work by donating for a non-profit, political-educational and lectures FM radio station)
In anticipation of this year’s May Day, we present an adaptation of last year’s hour of radical and celebratory music and audio.
This week we look at the hidden history of Haiti and the devastation exacted by global capital long before the earthquake struck, juxtaposing Pat Robertson’s hateful words with the “curse” inflicted by the World Bank and others. Also, horrific video is released of a white Springfield, MA police officer beating an African-American man while he was subdued by other officers, we’ll examine the racist legacy of the officer in question and the city’s infamously brutal police department.
Alex Callinicos of the Socialist Workers Party at Marxism 2007 spoke on “From Marx’s Capital to Capitalism in the 21st Century”. This talk and many others can be found on the Resistance MP3 site. Hopefully, this will inspire you to pick up Marx’s master work, and if so, please check out David Harvey’s excellent online resource.
This edition we feature a talk by Alison Smith of the Socialist Workers Party and summarize the latest from COP 15 in Copenhagen.
The summit that was designed to fail by Nicole Colson
Mr. Lif – Earthcrusher
Jimi Hendrix – Earth Blues
J.B.’s Internationals – Nature
Rahsaan Roland Kirk – What’s Goin’ On/ Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Bjork – Earth Intruders
David Rovics – Everything Looks the Same
Background music by Tabla Beat Science – Biotech
May Day Solidarity, Comrades! This is the first musical installment of our two-part series celebrating this Day of International Workers’ Solidarity.
A member of the editorial board of the International Socialist Review, Sherry Wolf spoke at Marxism Today 2007 in Melbourne, Australia and we feature excerpts of her talk, “The Case for Revolution”. Also, we cover the plight of Afghan children forced to survive on garbage heaps, Afghani reconstruction monies pilfered by corrupt aid agencies, and the continuing efforts to boycott, divest and sanction the Apartheid regime of Israel. Finally, Noam Chomsky gives his take on Obama’s pro-Israel hawk appointments and his unprecedented “obsequiousness” to AIPAC.