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Deepak Tripathi: This is Hell
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Mitchell S: From The Trenches Radio: June 2012

  ON THE SHOW IN JUNE 2011: * EXCERPT FROM THE PEOPLE'S SUMMIT We'll hear an excerpt from the recent People's Summit convened by Occupy Chicago as a counterpoint to the recent NATO summit, from antiwar activist Ann Wright. * CORNEL WEST AND TAVIS SMILEY DISCUSS POVERTY IN AMERICA And we'll hear a presentation in Read more…

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Vandana Shiva: The Practice of Sustainability

Indian author, activist and philosopher Vandana Shiva is one of many people in Rio this week calling for a paradigm shift in how countries practice sustainability, one that puts the rights of mother earth and future generations above profit and corporate control of the planet’s resources. In a recent article published in The Asian Age, Read more…

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Mitchell S: From The Trenches Radio: May 2012

ON THE SHOW IN MAY 2011: * ACTIVISTS EXPLAIN WHY THEY OPPOSE NATO We'll hear from the opening press conference organized by NATO protest participants who explain in detail their reasons to protest the Chicago 2012 NATO Summit. * EXCERPTS FROM A DEBATE ON NATO And we'll hear excerpts from a debate on NATO featuring Read more…

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Mitchell S: From The Trenches Radio: April 2012

ON THE SHOW IN APRIL 2011: * FROM DISNEY TO DRONE WARS: A CRITICAL SETTLER PERSPECTIVE Longtime political activist and Indymedia contributor Jimmy Johnson gives a wide-ranging lecture about history and colonization in the United States and Palestine. * Plus, headlines from the worldwide Indymedia network.

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Mitchell S: From The Trenches Radio: February 2012

In this episode, we'll hear excerpts from a presentation by Chicago activist Bob Simpson, talking about Occupy Chicago, Occupy Wall Street, and the history and possible future of the movement.  Plus, Normal Finkelstein, noted scholar and activist, returns to DePaul for the first time since his famous fight for tenure nearly four years ago. We'll hear Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: Net Neutrality – Hands off the Internet (with Anitek)

Net Neutrality – Hands off the Internet (with Anitek) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Vocals: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Music Track: Instrumental (The Absolute) by Anitek This is a tune about net neutrality. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding your own music (or better vocals) Read more…

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Michael Dawson: Carmaggedon or Rational Discourse?

Neither ecological disasters, oil wars, nor tens of thousands of annual auto fatalities  have so far dampened our enthusiasm for the car.   Sociologist and author Michael Dawson explores the how this enthusiasm is rooted in a capitalist business model that's "intractably addicted to selling us cars in crazy-huge numbers, forever, no matter the ecological Read more…

: Honduras: The Most Dangerous Country

In 2011 the Republic of Honduras became the most dangerous country in the world. With the murder rate rising and wages plummeting, the military have now been granted extraordinary police powers. Multinational mining, agribusness, and textile corporations pay poverty wages while the government cooperates closely with the objectives of the US military. The result is Read more…

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Mitchell S: From The Trenches Radio: October 2011

The October 2011 episode of From The Trenches features excerpts from the March for Peace and Justice on the 10th Anniversary of the War in Afghanistan, and voices from Occupy Chicago, Chicago's contribution to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Plus, headlines from the worldwide Indymedia network.

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Lonnie Atk: How we gonna make Wall Street pay (with Anitek)

How we gonna make Wall Street pay (with Anitek) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Vocals: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Music Track: 3 Instrumentals (Windmills, Sunrise, and Gray Area) by Anitek This is a song for all those present or in solidarity with OccupyWallStreet. It is under the Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0. Lyrics: verse one: Read more…

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Matthew Br: The Failure of Liberal Democracy

Gáspár Miklós Tamás is one of Hungary’s preeminent public intellectuals and social critics. His is a significant voice of the Hungarian democratic opposition. He co-founded in 1988 the Network of Free Initiatives, a dissident movement under the communist regime of Janos Kadar, and subsequently served as Member of Parliament between 1989 and 1994 under the Read more…

Matthew Brett: The Failure of Liberal Democracy

How would you define yourself politically? Well I think I’m a man on the left and I would call myself a Marxist. Your lecture is titled, “The Failure of Liberal Democracy in Eastern Europe…and Everywhere Else.” For this interview, I’d really like to focus on the nature and content of that lecture, perhaps just beginning Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: Traffic’s got to stop (twobit rEMIX)

Traffic's got to stop (twobit rEMIX) (add your flavor/ remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Vocals: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Instrumental Track: twobit This is a political dance track. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding your own music (or better vocals) to the Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: Standing Up (twobit rEMIX)

Standing Up (twobit rEMIX) (add your flavor/ remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Vocals: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Instrumental Track: twobit This is a song about non-violent resistance. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding your own music (or better vocals) to the mix, Read more…

Christian Alexander: Bakunin on Marxism: Introduction
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Joel Chaffee: can’t tell my soul
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Joel Chaffee: love not war
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Joel Chaffee: dazzling
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Joel Chaffee: apostate
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Joel Chaffee: quotidian hipster
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Joel Chaffee: rocket usa
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Joel Chaffee: quickstop
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Joel Chaffee: our town
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Joel Chaffee: north carolina
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Joel Chaffee: i would i were a wave
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Joel Chaffee: country
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Joel Chaffee: she’s a palestinian
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Deepak Tripathi: Wars and the Arab Spring
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Lonnie Atk: Begging For Your Life (Admiral Bob rEMIX)

Begging For Your Life (Admiral Bob rEMIX) (add your flavor/ remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Vocals: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Instrumental Track: ccMixter artist Admiral Bob Comment: This version does not include the bridge or end chorus (see lyrics below). This is a song about courage and trying. If you are interested Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: Worth It Then (Benjamin Orth rEMIX)

Worth It Then (Benjamin Orth rEMIX) (add your flavor/ remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Vocals: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Instrumental Track and Vocal Effects: ccMixter artist Benjamin Orth This is a song about looming environmental catastrophe. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding Read more…

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Geraldo Giordano: Another Jarrol
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Lonnie Atk: Fuck ‘em

Fuck 'em (add your flavor/ remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Vocals: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Background Vocals: ccMixter artist snowflake Instrumental Track: ccMixter artists Alex and Admiral Bob This is a song about the translation/consequences of free market rhetoric. Please pay attention to the intro narration. The rhymes are meant to be Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: HR676: We want health justice

HR676: We want health justice (add your flavor/ remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson (shout out to Ray Stever for the catchphrase "One Plan, One Nation" and Dr. Quentin Young for the catchphrase "Everybody in, Nobody out") Vocals: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Instrumental Track: ccMixter artist DJ.E-State For more information on Single Payer Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: Barack Obama is the prez, but I voted for Shirley Chisholm

Barack Obama is the prez, but I voted for Shirley Chisholm (add your flavor/ remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Vocals: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Sample: 1972 Presidential Campaign of Shirley Chisholm Instrumental Track: ccMixter artist Alex In the third verse of Biz Markie’s 1988 track Nobody Beats the Biz, there’s a really Read more…

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Yotam Marom: Take it Back
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Devinder Sharma: Talk By Devinder Sharma in March 2011

Talk at an international meeting in New Delhi in March 2011.

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Lonnie Atk: Traffic’s got to stop (a capella)

Traffic's got to stop (add your flavor/remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson This is a political dance track.  Yes, a political dance track. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding some music/tracks/beats (or better vocals) to the mix, you can download the raw Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: You don’t want… (a capella)

You don't want… (add your flavor/remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson This is a song about resistance and choices under extreme (often absurd) levels of oppression. I was thinking maybe something world beat. The vocals are quite raw with no effects (and because I do not have the voice for this kind Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: Equality – Give it to us (a capella)

Equality – Give it to us (add your flavor/remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson This is a song about resistance and choices under extreme (often absurd) levels of oppression. I was thinking maybe something world beat. The vocals are quite raw with no effects (and because I do not have the voice Read more…

Mark Barrett: March for the Alternative – Peoples Assemblies

Mark Barrett shares his assessment of the massive anti-cuts “March for the Alternative,” a demonstration that took place on Saturday March 26, and which brought out a high-end estimate of 500,000 people onto the street of London. Harpreet K Paul of Project for a Participatory Society UK (PPS UK) interviewed him for ZNet. Mark is Read more…

Liam Davies: March for the Alternative – UK Uncut

Liam Davies shares his assessment of the massive anti-cuts “March for the Alternative,” a demonstration that took place on Saturday March 26, and which brought out a high-end estimate of 500,000 people onto the street of London. Harpreet K Paul of Project for a Participatory Society UK (PPS UK) interviewed him for ZNet. Liam is Read more…

Jonny Jones: March for the Alternative – SWP

Jonny Jones shares his assessment of the massive anti-cuts “March for the Alternative,” a demonstration that took place on Saturday March 26, and which brought out a high-end estimate of 500,000 people onto the street of London. Harpreet K Paul of Project for a Participatory Society UK (PPS UK) interviewed him for ZNet. Jonny is deputy Read more…

Andrew Burgin: March for the Alternative – Coalition of Resistance

Andrew Burgin shares his assessment of the massive anti-cuts “March for the Alternative,” a demonstration that took place on Saturday March 26, and which brought out a high-end estimate of 500,000 people onto the street of London. Harpreet K Paul of Project for a Participatory Society UK (PPS UK) interviewed him for ZNet. Andrew is Read more…

Bill Bowring: March for the Alternative

Bill Bowring shares his assessment of the massive anti-cuts “March for the Alternative,” a demonstration that took place on Saturday March 26, and which brought out a high-end estimate of 500,000 people onto the street of London. Harpreet K Paul of Project for a Participatory Society UK (PPS UK) interviewed him for ZNet. Bill is Professor of Read more…

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Alex Callinicos: March for the Alternative

Alex Callinicos shares his assessment of the massive anti-cuts “March for the Alternative,” a demonstration that took place on Saturday March 26, and which brought out a high-end estimate of 500,000 people onto the street of London. Chris Spannos of ZNet interviewed him. Alex is a political theorist, member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and its Read more…

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: March for the Alternative – Project for a Participatory Society UK

Jason Chrysostomou and Joe Henson, members of the Project for a Participatory Society UK (PPS UK), share their participation in, and assessment of, the massive anti-cuts “March for the Alternative” demonstration that took place on Saturday March 26, and which brought out a high-end estimate of 500,000 people onto the street of London. Chris Spannos of ZNet interviewed them both. Read more…

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