Protest and topical music including comedy. We're interested in the history of protest music, for instance labor songs, civil rights songs, anti war songs. We also feature contemporary protest music and we particularly want to hear your protest songs.
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The Justice Department on Netroots Radio Presents: "The Streets of His Soldier Mind"
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I'm Special Agent DJ Justice; Radio Host and Program Director for Netroots Radio; and I'm manning the dials, spinning the discs, warbling the woofers, putting a slip in your hip and a trip to your hop.The playlist for Sunday 24 May 15 8pm to 9pm Pacific Edition of The Justice Department: Musique sans FrontieresWho luvs ya, baby?
~~ "The Streets of His Soldier Mind" ~~
1 - War -- "Slippin' Into Darkness"
2 - Sly and The Family Stone -- "Family Affair"
3 - Counting Crows -- "Colorblind"
4 - Living Colour -- "Burned Bridges"
5 - Nina Simone -- "Wild is the Wind"
6 - Michael Franti and Spearhead -- "Soulshine"
7 - Alison Krauss -- "Can't Find My Way Home"
8 - Santana -- "Europa"
9 - Miriam Makeba -- "Mbube"
10 - Mamadou Diabaté -- "Tunga"
11 - Red Hot Chili Peppers -- "Castles Made Of Sand"
12 - Dengue Fever -- "Uku"
We're bought and sold for corporate gold- Such a parcel of rogues in a nation!
Change one word from the Robert Burns poem "Parcel o’ Rogues" and it is moved from 18th century Scotland to today. The Scottish nobles are now our congress critters.
Just a thought while listening to Steeleye Span yesterday.Fareweel to a' our Scottish fame,
Fareweel our ancient glory;
Fareweel ev'n to the Scottish name,
Sae fam'd in martial story.
Now Sark rins over Solway sands,
An' Tweed rins to the ocean,
To mark where England's province stands-
Such a parcel of rogues in a nation!
What force or guile could not subdue,
Thro' many warlike ages,
Is wrought now by a coward few,
For hireling traitor's wages.
The English steel we could disdain,
Secure in valour's station;
But English gold has been our bane -
Such a parcel of rogues in a nation!
O would, ere I had seen the day
That Treason thus could sell us,
My auld grey head had lien in clay,
Wi' Bruce and loyal Wallace!
But pith and power, till my last hour,
I'll mak this declaration;
We're bought and sold for English gold-
Such a parcel of rogues in a nation![
Hellraisers Journal: Joe Hill is "a true soldier in the army of labor," ready to die for the cause.
He's in their dungeon, dark and grim;
He stood by us, we'll stand by him!
Sunday May 23, 1915
From Solidarity: "A Visit to Joe Hill" by Elizabeth Gurley FlynnOn the front page of yesterday's edition of Solidarity we find an account authored by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn of her visit with FW Joe Hill who is now buried alive in the Salt Lake County Jail. The Rebel Song writer has been convicted of murder on purely circumstantial evidence and is under sentence of death. Miss Flynn stopped over in Salt Lake City on her way to California. She was allowed a one hour visit with Hill on May 6th.
Miss Flynn describes meeting Joe Hill:When he came to us he was guarded on all sides by deputies, he came with a smile and a cheery greeting, with the clear eyed look of one who cannot be crushed. He is tall, good looking, but naturally thin after sixteen months in a dark narrow cell, with a corridor and another row of cells between him and daylight, and nourished by the soup and bean diet of a prison.
A Prisoner of the Class War
Miss Flynn further states:He's a true soldier in the army of labor, philosophically accepting the status of a prisoner of war and the possibility of death.And she asks of us:
Shall we fellow workers accept it with him so lightly?Funds for the Defense Campaign are low, and Gurley Flynn urges that donations be made and made quickly in order to save the life of Fellow Worker Joe Hill.
Buckwheat Zydeco is the stage name of Stanley Dural, Jr., an American accordionist and zydeco musician. He is one of the few zydeco artists to achieve mainstream success.
There's Crazy - Then There's Texas Crazy
Jade Helm conspiracy theorists and gun nuts are just the latest proof that everything is bigger in Texas, including right-wing nuttiness:
#Shell No - Happening Now in Seattle
Right now all entranceways to Terminal 5 in the Port of Seattle are blocked in protest of Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic. Hundred of people converged on the terminal around 7:am this morning. It is the top news event on local TV channels.From King 5 news
“Everyone is out here today, we have scientists, teachers and city councilmembers risking arrest because they understand the severity of this moment,” said Sarra Tekola a student with Divest University of Washington who recently won a vote to divest their school’s endowment from Coal. “Climate change isn't a polar bear issue it's a human rights issue, climate change displaces people from their countries, 40 years ago desertification kicked my father out of his country in Ethiopia and it's going to get worse. This is our lunch counter to sit on, this is our history to be made, we hold the world in our hands.”A loose network of several dozen groups calling themselves the sHell No! Action Council (SNAC) organized today’s action. SNAC has focused their opposition to Arctic Drilling on the impacts of Global Warming on the impacts on peoples in the Global South and indigenous communities.
The latest fromKing 5 news in Seattle.
Update: 10:22 am
Food, music, toilets and people calling friends to join from their smart phones. Terminal shut down. City Councilperson Kshama Sawant, a political maverick in our midst spoke to the crowd.
From all indications looks like this will be going on for a while.
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I'm Not Laughing At Him, I'm laughing with him. It's complicated.
If you knew him, you'd laugh at some of his antics too! The King of Drama!
Yes, You, Joe Brennan. I am making fun of you. But in a good way. Where the heck are you?
Vietnam Veterans Of America Legislative Issues
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A Home For The Homeless
The Brothers of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated at the campus of Kean University have started an initiative to build a home for a homeless family currently residing at the Sierra House Homeless Shelter in East Orange, NJ.
Supportive Housing And Shelters-By State And Town List of housing resources Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Housing for Low Income, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Cost Housing.
The Healing Properties Of Cannabis-Needs To Be Legalized Nationally And Federally
Research Findings on Medicinal Properties of Marijuana by Kevin B. Zeese, Esq
They say, write what you know! So here I am.
When Smoking Marijuana, (or other smoke-able herbs)-Please Do Not Use a butane lighter. They're for cigarettes.
Butane lighters are not meant to be used with a fine, light, easy to combust smoke-able like cannabis. You're sucking in a ton of butane gas, by lighting up with it. Use Matches! (Whether your using, a pipe or joint and even some vaporizer pens).
Better Yet, Electrically, Vaporize!
Cannabinoids are what give you that strong feeling like you can walk 40 blocks.
Although the THC is an important ingredient too, imo, Cannabinoids are the best part of the plant.
Medical Marijuana Should Be Legalized Nationally, and Federally, Now!
"Politics is the art of controlling your environment. " ~ Hunter S.Thompson
Vaping Tobacco Is Much Less Harmful Than Combusting And Smoking It!
Burning tobacco generates a smoke that is a toxic cocktail of chemicals that affect not only the smoker, but others as well.
Chemicals in tobacco cigarette smoke
Acetaldehyde: suspected carcinogen.
Acetone: irritant: can cause kidney and liver damage.
Acrolein: extremely toxic.
Acrylonitrile: suspected human carcinogen.
1-aminonaphthalene: causes cancer.
2-aminonaphthalene: causes bladder cancer.
Ammonia: raises blood pressure.
Benzo[a]pyrene: mutagenic and highly carcinogenic
1,3-Butadiene: suspected carcinogen.
Butyraldehyde: damages the lining of nose and lungs.
Cadmium: a heavy metal and highly toxic
Carbon Monoxide: decreases heart and muscle function.
Catechol: causes respiratory tract irritation and dermatitis.
Chromium: heavy metal and carcinogen.
Cresol: causes upper respiratory, nasal and throat irritation.
Crotonaldehyde: thought to interfere with immune function.
Hydrogen Cyanide: lethal poison
Hydroquinone: affects central nervous system effects.
Isoprene: irritates skin,eyes and mucous membranes.
Lead: causes brain damage
Methyl Ethyl Ketone: depresses the central nervous system.
Nickel: causes bronchial asthma and is a known carcinogen.
Nicotine: increases in heart rate and blood pressure, addictive element
Nitric Oxide: linked to Asthma,Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
NNN, NNK, and NAT: known or possible carcinogens
Polonium - radioactive*
Propionaldehyde: skin, eye and respiratory system irritant
Pyridine: causes eye and upper respiratory tract irritation
Quinoline: causes genetic damage and is a possible carcinogen
Resorcinol: skin and eye irritant
Toluene: linked to permanent brain damage.
Peace, Love, And Justice
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B.B. King 1925 - 2015
From AP, via The Washington Post:VEGAS — ‘King of the Blues’ legend B.B. King dead in Las Vegas at age 89, his attorney says.http://www.washingtonpost.com/...
It was made public on May 2 that the blues guitar virtuoso was receiving hospice care at his home in Las Vegas.
Condolences to his family, friends and fans.
Miley Cyrus? Really?
Perhaps I should start off with a personal note. When I was living in Arkansas after my transition, I used to run a LGBT group out of my home: Conway Prism. Although the group was mainly advertised as a gay-friendly atmosphere, we were open to anyone who wanted to attend and respect everyone else who was there. Someone once ask me what the point of it was. My response was that I wanted everyone to become a member.
It appears that philosophy may undergo some testing.
A week ago, Cyrus announced the beginning of her Happy Hippie Foundation, which is designed to help homeless and other at risk LGBT youth.
At the event, Cyrus also announced that not all of her past relationships have been heterosexual...and that she sees herself as being "gender fluid."