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Reggae Explorations: Reggae Explorations #088, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 19 April 2017 - 11:19pm
Hosted by Mike Roots, “Reggae Explorations” on Wednesdays from 1:00p to 3:00 PM, is WAPJ’s longest running show, having its start (as “Positive Vibrations”) at the station’s inception in March of 1997. On “Reggae Explorations” you’ll hear a mix of tracks from newer and lesser known artists, classic tunes, and deeper cuts than you would normally hear elsewhere. In addition, you’ll be treated to the “Motherland Track of the Week”, a “Lovers Rock Set” and even the occasional “surprise” selection. Mike Roots is a reggae artist and reviewer, and brings an inside perspective with interesting facts to enhance the listening experience. Tune in to “Reggae Explorations” for your weekly excursion into the world of strictly conscious, roots and culture, reggae music.

Classics and Beyond: Classics and Beyond 1707, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 19 April 2017 - 11:01pm
An eclectic hour of Classical music. http://qualityradioproductions.blogspot.com

Premier Rachel Notley's NDP wins Alberta's first-quarter fundraising sweepstakes, continuing trend from 2016

Rabble.ca/ - 19 April 2017 - 9:30pm
David J.Climenhaga

Alberta's New Democratic Party outraised each of the province's other political parties in the first quarter of 2017, ended March 31.

This is not the first time this has happened since the New Democrat government led by Premier Rachel Notley was elected in May 2015 and, promising to take corporate and union money out of electoral politics, swiftly passed tough political financing legislation that allowed donations only from individuals.

Nevertheless, the latest numbers from Elections Alberta do suggest the law is working essentially as advertised -- although, of course, we don't know how much corporate money is flowing into political slush funds for right-wing parties proudly labelled political action committees by their operators.

According to the reports published yesterday by the provincial elections agency, the NDP raised $373,060.23 in the quarter, compared to consolidated donations of $281,606.85 for the Wildrose Party and $226,572.21 for the PCs. (Consolidated reports count donations to constituency associations as well as the party. In the case of the NDP, all donations go to the party.)

We can only speculate on whether a unified right-wing party could collect the same level of support from former supporters of both conservative parties, although, given their traditional differences and the discomfort of many PCs with the direction their party is likely to take under the leadership of social conservative Jason Kenney, this seems unlikely.

The Alberta Liberal Party, with a leadership contest in its near future, raised $47,959.83 in the quarter, the Alberta Party took in a consolidated $14,070.49, which must have been a disappointment for leader Greg Clark, and the Green Party of Alberta was given consolidated donations of $5,192.50.

Revenue totals for all of 2016 lined up in the same order:

NDP – $2.3 million
WRP – $1.5 million
PC – $1 million
ALP – $184,700
AP – $90,100
Greens – $28,000

It would probably be reading too much into these latest numbers to suggest that they mean Wildrose Leader Brian Jean is a little more popular than his rival Kenney, or that the PCs still haven't really figured out how to raise money after thriving on huge corporate donations for generations.

The reasons people make political contributions are more nuanced and complicated than such calculations suggest.

If the latest numbers show anything it's how much support there is for the NDP, notwithstanding the prevailing narratives of both the opposition parties and the mainstream media.

To repeat an old line from past reports of this sort, readers and watchers of various far-right social media sites who see Communists hiding under almost every bed and park bench in Alberta will be disappointed to learn the Communist Party brought in no donations at all once again in the first quarter of 2017. Nor did the Alberta First Party, Alberta Social Credit and the Reform Party of Alberta.

Meanwhile, on either side of Alberta, the conservative party in British Columbia that is known as the Liberals and the conservative party in Saskatchewan called the Saskatchewan Party continue to raise huge amounts of corporate cash by selling access to their leaders.

My blog at AlbertaPolitics.ca remains inaccessible as we continue to work to get it back on line. Bear with us! It will return one of these days.

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Global A Go-Go: April 19, 2017, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 19 April 2017 - 9:30pm
The varied sounds of Cabo Verde; summer weather means it's time for Congolese music; rural music from Brazil, including the new second album by 79 year old Dona Onete; Girma Beyene sings it twice, 48 years apart

Donald Drumpf Theatre: Donald Drumpf Theatre Vol. 14, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 19 April 2017 - 7:42pm
Donald Drumpf Theatre Vol. 14 Goodbye, Farewell, Amen. The show is a make-believe listen to what might happen if a reality television star became the leader of the free world. The show features news clips and songs cut in a way similar to Dickie Goodman, with a Richard Foreman-meets-mashup style. Contributions are welcome to info@wgxc.org. It's a fake news show that's actually radio theatre, so the news is true.

The World Labor Hour: Severence for OUtsourced Printers; "Black Jacobins" pt2, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 19 April 2017 - 7:19pm
David Lewis one of 12 News-Gazette employees whose job is being outsourced after the union rejected a 30% wage reduction. They had previously accepted a 15% cut in an earlier contract as well as reductions in hours. Graphic Communications Conference Teamsters local #560M. They are currently negotiating a severence package. Discussion of the historical origins of Late Capitalism in the US with Bill, David and Gus. Gus reports on UAW leadership pay raises. The removal of UAW militancy. Google gender-based wage discrimination. LA Mayday protest. War! MOAB drop! Celebratory media coverage. Inhumanity. Gus' discussion of CLR James' "Black Jacobins" continues.

Cheeze Pleeze with Snarfdude and Daffodil: Cheeze Pleeze # 669, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 19 April 2017 - 5:21pm
Apparently, gregorian chant choirs like to sing songs made famous by Celine Dion...that's just the way it is. Some goofy kid songs also this week making you pray for more mini pops albums, and speaking of kids, the Brady Bunch drops by with a well known song where sing about not being able to sing...go figure.

RURAL WAR ROOM RADIO: April '17 Vault Show Pt 1, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 19 April 2017 - 1:37pm
The opening hour of Rural War Room's four-hour weekly radio broadcast 10pm-2am central time from KABF 88.3 FM Little Rock, Arkansas; KAOS Radio Austin, Texas. Details on the international works of Rural War Room - Instagram, Facebook, Blogspot, Youtube, Twitter, Soundcloud, Google+, Tumblr, http://www.RuralWarRoom.com @ruralwarroom - click Series above for full archive

RURAL WAR ROOM RADIO: April '17 Vault Show Pt 2, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 19 April 2017 - 12:58pm
The second hour of Rural War Room's four-hour weekly radio broadcast 10pm-2am central time from KABF 88.3 FM Little Rock, Arkansas; KAOS Radio Austin, Texas. Details on the international works of Rural War Room - Instagram, Facebook, Blogspot, Youtube, Twitter, Soundcloud, Google+, Tumblr, http://www.RuralWarRoom.com @ruralwarroom - click Series above for full archive

Ausência de ideologia de câmbio e a base para a guinada à direita

Anarkismo.net - 19 April 2017 - 12:41pm
o pacto de classes do lulismo e a guinada à direita da população desorganizada
É lugar comum ouvir em análises e expressões vindas de todas as camadas da esquerda e da centro-esquerda, algo como “quando este povo vai se levantar indignado”? Além do sentimento de revolta e frustração – totalmente compartilhado por este que escreve – a afirmação também traz elementos de certa condescendência com o governo deposto e algo da perigosa inocência politica. Neste breve texto, tento demonstrar como a categoria ideologia foi desprezada e, por óbvia consequência, a relação com o oligopólio da mídia – em especial com a empresa líder – foi reificada.

RURAL WAR ROOM RADIO: April '17 Vault Show Pt 3, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 19 April 2017 - 12:20pm
The third hour of Rural War Room's four-hour weekly radio broadcast 10pm-2am central time from KABF 88.3 FM Little Rock, Arkansas; KAOS Radio Austin, Texas. Details on the international works of Rural War Room - Instagram, Facebook, Blogspot, Youtube, Twitter, Soundcloud, Google+, Tumblr, http://www.RuralWarRoom.com @ruralwarroom - click Series above for full archive

RURAL WAR ROOM RADIO: April '17 Vault Show Pt 4, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 19 April 2017 - 12:00pm
The closing hour of Rural War Room's four-hour weekly radio broadcast 10pm-2am central time from KABF 88.3 FM Little Rock, Arkansas; KAOS Radio Austin, Texas. Details on the international works of Rural War Room - Instagram, Facebook, Blogspot, Youtube, Twitter, Soundcloud, Google+, Tumblr, http://www.RuralWarRoom.com @ruralwarroom - click Series above for full archive

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine: Between The Lines Week Ending 4/28/17, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 19 April 2017 - 9:01am
Institute for Policy Studies's John Feffer: Trump & Kim Jong Un Trade Threats Risk Triggering Deadly Conflict in Korean Peninsula; 350.org's Sara Shor: Opponents Vow to Stop Keystone XL Pipeline After Trump Grants Construction Permit; Public Banking Institute's Walt McRee: Leading Democratic Candidate for New Jersey Governor a Public Banking Advocate

Martin Himel on family, isolation, identity and loneliness

Rabble.ca/ - 19 April 2017 - 6:01am
Face2FaceApril 19, 2017face2faceArts & Culture

Martin Himel and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film Secrets of Survival, family, isolation, identity and loneliness -- and the secrets we all keep.

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Synopsis:

Malka Rosenbaum remembers that moment as if it happened yesterday.  A Toronto University student, she had been complaining about the difficulties of being an only child. Her Mother then told her there was once another child who had died in the Second World War. Malka had a sister and her name was Esther. Forty-five years later, Malka's 93-year-old Aunt Franiya told her that Esther may have survived. Malka is compelled to find out what happened.

Juergen Ulloth can never forget the moment his life changed forever. Excited about getting married, he went to the Kassel Municipality in Germany to retrieve his birth certificate for a marriage license. The clerk told Juergen that his family name was not originally Ulloth, it was Raenold, his mother's maiden name. Juergen's Father, a German Second World War veteran, was not his biological parent.  Who is his father? Juergen must find him. The search leads him to America and transforms his identity.

Biography

Martin Himel has worked as a foreign correspondent and war correspondent for 25 years for CTV, Global TV and FOX, and a producer for ABC news. His television series, documentaries and news coverage have exposed major issues throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Americas, and have appeared on PBS, Bloomberg TV, NBC, SKY, BBC, CNN, Vision Television Canada, CBC, CTV, Global Television Canada, Fox News USA, and HD NET, among others.

He directs and produces his projects through his production companies, Elsash Productions Ltd. and Vigilance Productions. Himel's most recent documentary was the explosive exposé Undercover in ISIS, broadcast on documentary Channel in 2016.

Other productions include the documentary specials Keys To Paradise; North Korea: Desperate or Deceptive; and Jenin – Massacring Truth; as well as two four-part series, Infidelity and Global  Anti-Semitism; and the 13-part series Twist of Faith. For more information: www.martin-himel.com

SECRETS OF SURIVAL is written, directed and produced by Martin Himel. Videography is by Ken Ng, Martin Himel and Ellai Himel. Sound recordist is Inna Shapiro. Lead Picture Editor is Yasmine Novak. Music is by Adam White & David Wall. Field Coordinator is Lisa Sanders. For documentary Channel, Bruce Cowley is Creative Head; Jordana Ross is Production Executive; and Susan Baker handles Business & Rights.

For more information about my podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit my site here.

With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

Image Copyright: Martin Himel. Used with permission. 

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Na jornada de luta camponesa Pequenos Agricultores e Sem Terra retomam as terras do Açu

Anarkismo.net - 19 April 2017 - 5:40am
Os pequenos agricultores do Açu, 5º distrito de São João da Barra, Norte do Estado do Rio de Janeiro junto com o Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST) reocuparam na manhã desta quarta-feira (19/04), às 5h da manhã, suas terras., após oito anos afastados por força do decreto do governo estadual Nº 41.195, de 19 de junho de 2009.

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