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The Michael Slate Show: Break the Silence! Bring the Noise! "The Red Dress," Standing Against Nazism; Defend J20 Resistance; BA on Trump/Pence Must Go! , Segment 1

4 days 17 hours ago
Playwright Tania Wisbar and actor Laura Liguori join us to talk about Wisbar's play, The Red Dress. Sam Menefee-Libey from the Dead City Legal Posse with an update on the upcoming trials of Inauguration Day (J20) protesters. Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party. From The Trump/Pence Regime Must go! In The Name Of Humanity, We Refuse To Accept A Fascist America! A Better World Is Possible - “How is it possible to maintain a movement of that scale for a long period of time?”
Michael Slate

TUC Radio: Dr. Helen Caldicott: North Korea, Donald Trump and the Threat of Nuclear War, Segment 2

4 days 20 hours ago
Helen Caldicott is an Australian physician author, and anti nuclear activist. She led campaigns against nuclear power and nuclear weapons, nuclear testing and radiation from uranium weapons and mining to nuclear waste. The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War invited Dr. Helen Caldicott to speak at their September 2017 conference in Basel, Switzerland. At that conference she expressed her grave concern about Donald Trump's extraordinary messages against North Korea, threatening fire and fury and total annihilation. And she is not alone with her concern. As I am recording this introduction on November 14, 2017, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding a public hearing on President Trump’s unlimited authority to deploy nuclear weapons. It’s the first time the Senate has examined the nuclear launch process in more than 40 years. In August of this year listeners to NPR asked if Donald Trump can just launch nuclear weapons via the nuclear code that he has access to at all times. Here is a quote from the answer by Senior News Analyst Cokie Roberts. (Thanks to NPR - the clip aired on August 8, 2017.) And thanks to The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in Basel, Switzerland for the audio recording of this talk, made on September 14, 2017.
Maria Gilardin

TUC Radio: Dr. Helen Caldicott: North Korea, Donald Trump and the Threat of Nuclear War, Segment 1

4 days 20 hours ago
Helen Caldicott is an Australian physician author, and anti nuclear activist. She led campaigns against nuclear power and nuclear weapons, nuclear testing and radiation from uranium weapons and mining to nuclear waste. The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War invited Dr. Helen Caldicott to speak at their September 2017 conference in Basel, Switzerland. At that conference she expressed her grave concern about Donald Trump's extraordinary messages against North Korea, threatening fire and fury and total annihilation. And she is not alone with her concern. As I am recording this introduction on November 14, 2017, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding a public hearing on President Trump’s unlimited authority to deploy nuclear weapons. It’s the first time the Senate has examined the nuclear launch process in more than 40 years. In August of this year listeners to NPR asked if Donald Trump can just launch nuclear weapons via the nuclear code that he has access to at all times. Here is a quote from the answer by Senior News Analyst Cokie Roberts. (Thanks to NPR - the clip aired on August 8, 2017.) And thanks to The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in Basel, Switzerland for the audio recording of this talk, made on September 14, 2017.
Maria Gilardin

Why Chicago's Leaders Hate the Homeless, Segment 1

4 days 23 hours ago
Chicago has had an ugly history in its treatment of minorities, the working poor and the homeless (see Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago 1940-1960 by Arnold R. Hirsch). Its ruling families and real estate interests pay lip service to the plight of the most vulnerable of the Chicago's residents. Yet Public Housing and low cost Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units continue to be lost to high end developers (gentrification) cashing out the market increase of the existing land value, and for which there is no shortage of Public subsidies from the current Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, who doles out TIF funds to friends like billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker and other contributors to his political campaign. Andy Thayer speaks about the "Tent City" community in Uptown on Chicago's north-side, some 70 people, many working but still unable to afford rent in their gentrifying community, who were forced from their location under several viaducts of Chicago's Lake Shore Drive by the Mayor, the Ward's Alderman and police who act as enforcers for Capital and than refused an alternative location to maintain their visible community. Thayer references the book, "How to Kill a City " by Peter Moskowitz for his understanding of the neoliberal logic and means used to displace humans in the interest of profit and the cultural destruction that attends the mono-culture of finance that colonizes the community to exploit the existing location and culture as "development" and "progress".. From the program: In recent weeks City leaders have dramatically escalated their ongoing battle against Chicago’s homeless population, repeatedly evicting Uptown’s Tent City — the most visible symbol of the city’s failure to house its own residents. The evictions are an attempt to set new precedents in guaranteeing even fewer rights to those who already have the least in our city. The goal of guaranteeing profits for the real estate industry has long dominated decision-making in city politics. It determines City Hall policies towards the homeless, the near-homeless, and housing for all the other residents who also do the work that makes Chicago work. However, lack of affordable housing and homelessness cannot be properly understood if viewed in isolation from other issues. Policies on policing, race, jobs, education, transportation and healthcare are all inextricably linked to housing policies. Homelessness is but one of the more brutal aspects of an ongoing war vs. the non-wealthy by those who run our city. Join long-time activist Andy Thayer of Uptown Tent City Organizers as he examines how homelessness relates to other issues, why homelessness is a human-manufactured crisis, and what we can do to solve it. Andy Thayer has also worked on such other issues as 1st Amendment rights and ending U.S. wars. A protest organizer, Andy is a co-founder of the Gay Liberation Network, a multi-issue LGBT rights direct action group which helped win equal marriage rights in Illinois. He’s been arrested in various protests, not only locally, but twice in Moscow, Russia for protesting against the government’s bans on gay rights demonstrations.
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Sea Change Radio: Joel Solomon: The Dirt On Clean Money, Segment 1

4 days 23 hours ago
Are people’s investment and buying decisions fueled by beneficence or are they simply selfish acts? This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, Joel Solomon, believes that the future of our economic well-being hinges upon our ability to recognize, develop, and reward inherent altruism. We discuss Solomon’s new book, “The clean money revolution: reinventing power, purpose, and capitalism,” including a view of current markets and Solomon’s vision for 2050. Then, we dig into the Sea Change Radio archives and listen to an interview with an anonymous engineer who has worked in the Russian gold mining industry. He shares his experiences and talks about mining industry practices and sustainability efforts.
Sea Change Radio

The Sonic Cafe: Sonic Cafe #62/The Truth Is Out There: Alien Abductions, Segment 1

5 days 3 hours ago
Sonic Café, where we feature a mix of intelligent, eclectic music, comedy and pop culture… welcome to episode 62. I’m your host Scott Clark and I’ve got a question for you. Are alien abductions real? I mean really … real? We’ve been waiting for first contact from extraterrestrial beings for generations now … and yet, not a single verified contact. The government denies it… and Stephen Hawking thinks if aliens ever do find us, we’ll all be toast. Yet we keep scouring the skies and broadcasting messages into the cosmos to help aliens find us. Kind of like ringing the dinner bell if you ask me. Listen as the Sonic Café presents four first person accounts from people who claim to have experienced alien abductions and lived to tell the tale. See if you believe their stories… or not. All that plus a music mix designed to welcome alien life forms with open arms, covering 36 years including tunes from Greenwalk, 4 Non Blondes, Genesis, Dr. John, Alpha and more… plus… stand-up comedy from Eddie Izzard. The Truth IS Out There … Alien Abductions… this time on the Sonic Café.
Scott Clark

This Week In Palestine: Two courageous women describe two Nakbas, one in Israel and the other here in the USA, Segment 1

5 days 7 hours ago
Today we feature the linking of voices from two different cultures, each representing a people who have faced ethnic cleansing, colonial occupation, and military exploitation: the Palestinians and the Native Americans. There are similarities to their struggles, which is why intersectionality is becoming a dominant theme of activist organizers working for human rights throughout the world. First you will hear Farouz Sharqawi, representing Grassroots Jerusalem, and then Madonna Thunder Hawk from the Lakota Nation. These two women have been traveling the Northeast as part of the Tree of Life Tour, and these presentations were recorded when they spoke recently at the Public Library in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Farouz Sharqawi explains why the most difficult question you can ask a Palestinian is “What’s your vision for Jerusalem?” The day-to-day continuation of the Nakba (“catastrophe”) ever since 1948 makes it hard to focus on this bigger question about “our beloved city.” Israel has a very clear plan of displacing Palestinians out of Jerusalem. Farouz cannot find any trace of the homes there where her grandparents lived. Lakota Sioux elder Donna Thunder Hawk makes it clear that Native Americans have faced, and continue to face, a United States-style Nakba, begun around 1492 and growing fiercer in each succeeding generation. Its most recent manifestation has been the racist, military-backed, Trump-propelled, corporate invasion of Standing Rock, where an oil pipeline was forced in despite its inevitable deadly effect on the water source for millions of people. Edging toward 80 years of age, Thunder Hawk spent many months camping and defending the water at Standing Rock before this crushing defeat. There’s so much to say, and accordingly, this edition of This Week In Palestine runs almost a full hour.
Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)