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Resistance Radio – Dahr Jamail – 07.05.15

Dahr Jamail is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. His work is currently focusing on Anthropogenic Climate Disruption. We discuss the harm caused by massive military maneuvers off of Alaska.

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Economic Update – Class and Socialism – 07.05.15

We begin our 3-week experiment with a new format: two in-depth analyses, one in each half of the show. We begin by considering the different meanings of class, class analysis and class struggle across human history and why those differences matter so much now. Today’s second half explores how socialism evolved from a basic alternative to capitalism into a state capitalism not so different from private capitalism.

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Expat Files – 07.05.15

-What’s the story on property taxes in Latin America? Maybe you’ve heard they’re ridiculously low- and they are. Note that by Latin standards, even when property taxes are considered quite high, you can bet they’d be 4 times as much up in the first world. Remember, nothing is standard down here. Things are infinitely flexible- including property valuations for tax …

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Alternative Visions – Greece’s Challenge to Euro Neoliberalism – 07.04.15

Jack Rasmus explains the northern Europe Neoliberal origins of the current Greek Debt crisis, and why the Troika cannot and will not accept Greece’s proposals which would upset the Euro-wide Neoliberal consensus. Greece’s proposals represent a return to traditional, pre-Neoliberal, European social democracy—which has been replaced with a new Neoliberal regime Europe-wide since 2000 with the creation of the Euro …

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A Bowl of Soul – Have A Happy and Soulful 4th of July – 07.03.15

I Shall Not Be Moved – Rev. F.C. Barnes & Company – Gospel – 2005
Woman of the Ghetto – Marlena Shaw – R&B – 1969
War – Bob Marley – Reggae – 1976
Better Must Come – Delroy Wilson – Reggae – 1972
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get – The Dramatics – R&B – 1971
See Saw – Moonglows – Doo Wop/R&B – 1956
Open The Door To Your Heart – Darrell Banks – R&B – 1966
Night Fo’ Last – Shorty Long – (Mosotogam Extended Version) – R&B – 1968
Spirits Vibing – Kase Sounds – Gospel – 2015
Burn To Cry – Moody Black & Kimbi – Alternative Soul – 2015
What Is Love – Cardell – R&B – 2015

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Vinyl Experience – July 4 weekend special “Fare Thee Well” Songs That Inspired The Grateful Dead – 07.03.15

Bobby “Blue” Bland: Turn On Your Love Light Henry Thomas: Don’t Ease Me In Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away Cliff Carlsile: Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad Bonnie Dobson: Morning Dew Peter Paul & Mary: Early Morning Rain Reverend Gary Davis: Samson & Delilah Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode Everly Brothers: Wake Up Little Suzie Dixie Cups: Iko Iko Merle …

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Leid Stories – 07.03.15

Whose Independence?: The Fourth of July and What It Really Means

Leid Stories wraps up its series on systems of white supremacy and their centrality to practically all aspects of life in the United States with two history lessons.

Dr. Gerald Horne, the John J. and Rebecca Moores chair of history and African American studies and professor of diplomatic history at the University of Houston and author of The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, explains the War of Independence as a counterrevolution by the power elite against the inevitability of the abolition of slavery by Britain.

The prescient words of Frederick Douglass still ring true. The late actor and activist Ossie Davis gives voice to “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro,” Douglass’s speech to the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852.