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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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Gilbert Achcar: Libya Debate & Background

Gilbert Achcar interviewed on Left Business Observer…

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Gilbert Achcar: BBC Libya Interview

Gilbert Achcar, on BBC Scotland, discusses the complexities of UN resolution 1973 imposed upon Libya.

Claire Armitstead: Rosa Luxemburg

In International Women's Week, the Guardian asks 'who are the heroines of literature?' The Books podcast 'Heroines and feminists' profiles Rosa Luxemburg.  Claire Armitstead, literary editor of the Guardian, spoke to self-confessed Rosa Luxemburg “fanette” Susie Orbach, David Edgar and Dr Lea Haro at the launch at the Swedenborg Society about why Luxemburg's work is so personally inspirational for them and its Read more…

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Vandana Shiva: The Rights of Mother Earth

Dr.Vandana Shiva, India’s preeminent environmentalist, eco feminist, author, and winner of the Wright Lively Award, joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund for an International Women’s Day Special. She will talk about The Universal Rights of Mother Earth, Gaia, and the struggles of indigenous peoples to stay on the land. Founder of Navdanya, an organization and movement.

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Gilbert Achcar: Egypt’s Brotherhood, ready for the political arena?

In this month’s podcast for Le Monde diplomatique, George Miller talks to Gilbert Achcar of the School of Oriental and African Studies in London about his article in the latest issue of the paper on the Muslim Brotherhood and the role they might play in Egypt’s “orderly transition” to a new order.

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Lonnie Atk: Standing Up (a capella)

Standing Up (add your flavor/remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson This is a song about non-violent resistance. I was thinking maybe something Rage Against The Machine-ish. The rhyme vocals are quite raw with no effects. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding some Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: Check Your Tags (with Anitek)

Check Your Tags (add your flavor/remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Vocals: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Music Track: Instrumental (Cradle Militia) by Anitek This is a song about sweatshop labor, export processing zones, and the economy. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding your Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: Fuck ‘em (a capella)

Fuck 'em (add your flavor/remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson 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 political/economic satire (sorry about the language). The rhyme vocals are quite raw with no effects. If you are Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: Begging For Your Life (a capella)

Begging For Your Life (add your flavor/remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson This is a song about courage and trying. For music, I was thinking something Bruce Springsteen-ish. The vocals are quite raw with no effects. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: Economic Hitmen (a capella)

Economic Hitmen (add your flavor/remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson (shout out to John Perkins for the title) This song is about Economic Hitmen and the global finance racket. For music, I was thinking something world based. The vocals are quite raw with no effects. If you are interested (or you think Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: Worth It Then (a capella)

Worth It Then (add your flavor/remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson This is a song about looming environmental catastrophe. For music, I was thinking something piano based. The vocals are quite raw with no effects. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding some Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: Waiting for a Hero, Waiting for the Draft (a capella)

Wait for a Hero, Waiting for the Draft (add your flavor/remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson This is a song againt apathy. For music, I was thinking something bluegrass (really cookin'). The vocals are quite raw with no effects. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: Shame on Me (If I Die Before I Wake) (a capella)

Shame on Me (If I Die Before I Wake) (add your flavor/remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson This is another song againt apathy. For music, I was thinking maybe a cross between Elliott Smith and modern Brit rock. The vocals are quite raw with no effects. If you are interested (or you Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: No One’s Gonna Do It For Us (a capella)

No One's Gonna Do It For Us (add your flavor/remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson This is another song againt apathy. For music, I was thinking maybe something 80's sounding with a bass lead. If you are interested (or you think you know someone that might be interested) in adding some music Read more…

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Lonnie Atk: Time A Long Time Ago (a capella)

Time A Long Time Ago (add your flavor/remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson By no means a radical anti-war song (it is reform-minded on purpose), this tune is meant to be a simple appeal to bring all troops home now. The vocals are quite raw with no effects, and it is meant Read more…

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Christopher Hellman: Who Picks Up the Tab?

Christopher Hellman, a budget analyst and communications liaison for the National Priorities Project, explains how he arrived at the staggering numbers that make up the US national security budget.

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Nancy Folbre: The Socialist Feminist Imaginary

NANCY FOLBRE is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research explores the interface between political economy and feminist theory, with a particular emphasis on the value of unpaid care work. In addition to numerous articles published in academic journals, she is the author of Greed, Lust, and Gender: A History of Read more…

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Hossam el-Hamalawy: Egypt Post-Mubarak

An update from Egypt, just hours after the resignation of Mubarak. Hossam el-Hamalawy  is a socialist journalist. He posts the blog 3Arabawy. He was interviewed by Chris Spannos of ZNet, Feb 11, 2011, between 7:00-7:15: PM in Egypt (1:00-1:15 PM Eastern Standard time in the U.S.).

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Lonnie Atk: Waiting for a Hero, Waiting for the Draft

Waiting for a Hero, Waiting for the Draft (add your flavor/ remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Vocals: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Instrumental Track and Vocal Effects: ccMixter artist Elijah Lucian 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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Lonnie Atk: Economic Hitmen

Economic Hitmen (add your flavor / remix this tune) Melody and Lyrics: Lonnie Ray Atkinson (shout out to John Perkins for the title) Vocals: Lonnie Ray Atkinson Instrumental track: ccMixter artist The Spirit of Light This song is about Economic Hitmen and the global finance racket. If you are interested (or you think you know Read more…

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Many Authors: Building a Powerful Left in the United States

Guests: Norman Solomon, Ralph Nader, Cornel West, and Noam Chomsky   Norman Solomon, a leading progressive voice who just may be Congressman Solomon in the near future – here why he’s working within a Democratic Party that seems so adrift.   Ralph Nader brings to bear the wisdom of six decades of fighting the good Read more…

Bashir Abu-Manneh: What’s Happening in Egypt?

What's happening in Egypt these days — and in Tunisia — is huge.  What are the forces that are rising up, and what kind of new government will emerge?  Palestinian scholar Bashir Abu-Manneh of Barnard College, who has written on Middle Eastern issues in Z-Space and elsewhere, clarifies matters in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.

Tighe Barry: Egypt Interview

Tighe Barry, a US activist with Code Pink, who has been in Cairo, Egypt, all week. Here is the audio. Tighe describes a different situation from what we get through the US media.

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Samir Amin: Capitalism In Crisis: An Obsolete System

PAMBAZUKA NEWS: Can you tell me very briefly what your book, ‘Ending the Crisis of Capitalism or Ending Capitalism?’, what is it about?  SAMIR AMIN: The title of my book is indicative of the intention. The title, in a provocative way, is ‘Ending the Crisis of Capitalism or Ending Capitalism in Crisis?’ As you can Read more…

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John Pilger: Support for Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been remanded in custody by a British court over allegations of sex crimes in Sweden.   He appeared at the Westminster Magistrates Court overnight where he was supported by a number of high profile figures, including veteran investigative journalist John Pilger, who offered surety of $32,000 for Mr Assange.   "This case Read more…

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John Pilger: Wikileaks

John Pilger discusses CableGate…

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Paul Street: Tea Party & Democrats

Paul Street on the Tea Party, the dismalness of the Dems, and Obama’s elegant personal fit with that dismalness. 

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: Pakistan 3.0: The “CIA Jihad” and the Whirlwind Today

Physicist, film-maker and leading public citizen in Pakistan, Pervez Hoodboy is recounting how Pakistanis, “across the board,” came to hate intrusive America long before today’s drone missiles. 1979 was a turning point when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan and then American arms and Saudi money constructed a counterforce in Pakistan:   You had the CIA bringing in the Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: American Socrates on an Upbeat

Noam Chomsky, after all these years, retains the power to shock — in the bright title of his new collection, Hopes and Prospects, and with what sounds like good news in this conversation. It’s Professor Chomsky’s cheerful conviction, drawing on his own trials in the Vietnam War resistance, that anti-war understanding and feeling run much Read more…

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Tariq Ali: Palestine & President Obama

British historian, author, essayist, filmmaker and political commentator Tariq Ali discusses the question of Palestine and the performance of US President Barack Obama.

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Richard D. Wolff: Housing & the Economy

This interview explores the specifics of the US housing industry and how it both (1) helped to cause the current economic crisis and (2) was so damaged by the crisis that its crippled state now undermines efforts to escape from the crisis.

Loren Goldner: The Making of the South Korean Working Class

Last May, workers facing mass layoffs at the Ssanyong Motor company in South Korea took over their factory. The occupation lasted 77 days and ended after pitched battles with police commandos, who dropped tear gas on them from helicopters; the workers responded with home made catapults and fire bombs. Radical writer Loren Goldner talks about Read more…

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Jeremy M M: Et leurs baisers au loin les suivent

"Ton père c’était un frigolin." "C’est un gitan qui a niqué ta mère" Au lendemain de la Seconde guerre mondiale, de très nombreux enfants ont eu entendu ça. Ont connu ce doute du père. Parce que leurs parents se sont aimées, c’était interdit. Des amours pourchassées. D’autant plus en Allemagne. Le 25 mai 2010, Jean Read more…

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Phyllis Bennis: Afghanistan after the Wikileaks War Logs

Interview about the impact of the Wikileaks documents and the new financial input for the American troops in Afghanistan – hosted by Eric Mann. Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of both TNI and the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC where she directs IPS’s New Internationalism Project. Phyllis specializes in U.S. foreign policy issues, Read more…

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Stuart Bramhall: Gorilla Radio – Chris Cook

Chris and I discuss how I was first targeted, following my decision to support the occupation (of an abandoned school)  that led to the formation of Seattle’s first African American Heritage Museum – as an alternative to the crack cocaine epidemic among the city’s African American teenagers. We also talk about my research into HIV Read more…

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Alexis Alexism: 21st century schizoid man
Jordan Reilly Stock: Back To Conscienceness
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Marie Trigona: Plan Condor on Trial

A human rights trial in Argentina is looking into a US-backed program that engaged in torture, assassination and disappearance. The program, called Plan Condor, was a shared strategy in Latin America’s Southern Region during the 1970s and 80s and had Washington involvement. The current trial focuses on one Buenos Aires location that served as a Read more…

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Y. Brody: Noam Chomsky talks with French unions

Noam Chomsky discusses labor history, union organizing, and anarchosyndicalism with French union members, 30 May 2010, Paris   Un enregistrement en public d’une émission radiophonique spéciale de Là bas si j’y suis, de Daniel Mermet, réunira Noam Chomsky à des syndicalistes invités pour le questionner sur son œuvre. (La Maison des Metallos)

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Noam Chomsky: Théatre de la Mutualité

Talk at Théatre de la Mutualité hosted by Le Monde Diplomatique.

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