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LUMPENPROLETARIAT[Wednesday, 08 MAR 2023]  Here are some of today’s media/press notes to help us track and make sense of this plandemic dystopia we all find ourselves living through in the 2020s, including inverted totalitarianism, medical authoritarianism, medical apartheid, police state, post-COVID-19 controlled demolition of the global economy, looming food crisis, the rise of neo-feudalism, houseless encampments of the neo-peasantry, nuclear danger, creeping WWIII provoked by US/NATO/AUKUS imperialism against the BRICS nations and the global south, military pollution, petrol pollution, corporate pollution, chemical pollution, geoengineering, chemical cloud seeding, endocrine disrupting chemicals in the food and water, a worsening global fertility crisis, and industry-induced climate change leading to a climate crisis of melting ice caps, record heatwaves, tornadoes, floods, drought, drying rivers, and other extreme weather events, which threaten life on Earth. 

Let’s learn together and find solutions together. Let’s build working class solidarity.  Let’s build human solidarity.  Let’s form groups and “act for justice”.  “[There’s] power anywhere where there’s people, as Fred Hampton said.  Siempre hay esperanza.  (Please see below for samples of today’s news cycle.)

I think our priority should not be electoral politics. I think our priority should be building disciplined, organized militant popular movements. And electoral politics can be part of that movement, but shouldn’t be the primary focus. We have to rebuild those organizations because the only strength we have is in our numbers. And, if we use those numbers correctly, we can pit power against power. But that requires organization.

Chris Hedges (quoted from a 2021 talk at Brooklyn College)

Today is International Women’s Day.  Your author is sending his love, compassion, empathy and light to all the women of the world. 

As Elton John said in his recent music podcast dedicated to women (paraphrasing):  ‘You take a lot of shit from the world; and you don’t deserve it…’ 

I thought that was well-said…

James Brown sang, ‘This is a man’s world…but it wouldn’t be nothin’ without a woman or a girl…’


May it one day be not a man’s world, but a world of compassion and empathy, a world of peace and humanity.


  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on the Origins of COVID-19” by NowThis News [via YouTube], 8 MAR 2023. [6hrs 45min 20sec] | NOTES: [L9] … (c. 9min 00sec) Dr. Ruiz’s line of questioning is implausible; he appears to be engaging in sophistry, gaslighting. (Additional notes on this hearing below.)
  • Germany prosecutes citizen for condemning aid to Ukrainian Nazis” by The Grayzone [via YouTube], 8 MAR 2023. [44min 51sec] | [transcript-worthy (TW)] [c. 19:04 PST]
  • Ukraine puts NBC reporter on kill list” by The Grayzone [via YouTube], 8 MAR 2023. [12min 07sec] [18:52 PST] [L0]
  • “The End Of America’s Empire Is HERE” | Chris Hedges Interview” by Russell Brand [via YouTube], 8 MAR 2023. [10min 05sec] [TW]

@LumpenProles, last modified/edited/updated on 15 MAR 2023 at 08:03 PDT.


[Ideally, your author would have included links to all programs listed below. Programs listed without an embeded link or listener notes are based on past scheduling and have not yet been verified. Please check relevant websites for actual programming. / Notes will be modified/edited/updated as time and labor constraints allow.  Working class solidarity. ✊🏽✊🏼✊🏿✊]

Wednesday, 8 March 2023

*The opinions expressed by the hosts, guests, journalists, authors, and other speakers in today’s sampling of news and information are not necessarily the views of Lumpenproletariat.

The free speech Pacifica Radio Network, perhaps the world’s oldest listener-sponsored, definitely the world’s first and only listener-owned radio network, includes KPFA (the first Pacifica Radio station; Berkeley, CA), WBAI (NYC), KPFK (Los Angeles), WPFW (D.C.), and KPFT (Houston), and has many other affiliate stations. The U.S. government, having undergone a corporate coup d’état in slow motion (if not a military coup on 22 NOV 1963), and being inimical to the Bill of Rights, is opposed to free speech radio. After the 1999 KPFA Lockouts, listeners won democratic governance of the Pacifica Radio Network. Unfortunately, since then, a liberal (i.e., pro-capitalist or non-anti-capitalist) faction, including KPFA news bosses (Aileen Alfandary, Mark Mericle, et al.), have colluded to undermine democratic governance and to NPR-ize Pacifica Radio. Free speech Pacifica Radio is your radio network, built to broadcast news and information, which the establishment tries to distort or hide from you. We cannot hope for a democratic society without an informed citizenry. Please support free speech Pacifica Radio.  Become a member with full voting rights for as little as $25 per year.  Then, hold your Pacifica Radio stations accountable and keep Pacifica Radio true to the Pacifica Mission Statement.  Then, help expand free speech radio and digital media. Most media/press is state-corporate propaganda. The airwaves belong to the people. Don’t let Democrat partisans colonize free speech radio. Don’t let Democrat partisans keep the working-class imaginary confined within the false left-right paradigm, within the false opposition party that is the Democrat Party, within the corporate two-party dictatorship.  The working-class needs institutional power to build political power, not just cultural awareness or cultural celebration, not just “identity politics”, which are mostly cultural, not political, concerns.  Political education is as necessary for working-class liberation, as it is central to the Pacifica Mission Statement.  Unfortunately, the Democrat Party, the two-party system, the establishment is dumbing down America.  And this process of depoliticization and demobilization is being advanced within Pacifica Radio by certain people, apparently connected to the Democrat Party and/or the U.S. government.  Please support free speech Pacifica Radio; then, hold it accountable to its Mission Statement.  Oust the sophists.  Lift up the truth-seekers.  This daily column is dedicated to the Pacifica Mission Statement, dedicated to exposing sophistry and deception, dedicated to the liberation of the working-class through communication, dia logos, encouraging mindful action within and between wisdom-cultivating communities.  As Einstein suggested, like Socrates before him, the important thing is to not stop questioning.

02:00 PST / 05:00 EST, WBAI [NYC] > Sojourner Truth

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04:00 PST / 07:00 EST, WBAI [NYC] > What’s Going On! Wednesday with Linda Sarsour >

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

05:00 PST / 08:00 EDT, WBAI [NYC] > Democracy Now!

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

COMMENTS:  I’m not looking forward to listening to another hour of this reformist gaslighting, Democrat Party apologia, and mealy-mouthed critique of the status quo. [ 1 ]

06:00 PST / 09:00 EDT, WBAI [NYC] > Covert Action Bulletin with Chris Garaffa, Rachel Hu

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

COMMENTS:  I’m not looking forward to listening to another hour of this reformist gaslighting, Democrat Party apologia, and mealy-mouthed critique of the status quo.  |  PROS:  It’s useful to gather information relevant to the covert actions of intelligence agencies and the deep state.  CONS:  Revolutionaries in search of honest radio will likely be disappointed by each broadcast.  As liberals discussing covert actions or deep politics, the discussions are usually confined to the safely-removed past.  The disappointing liberal tendency is to avoid covert action and deep politics in the present day, with regard to current events.

07:00 PST / 10:00 EDT, WBAI [NYC] > Project Censored with Mickey Huff and Eleanor Goldfield

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

07:00 PST / 10:00 EDT, WBAI [NYC] > First Voices Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Founder, Host and Executive Producer), Liz Hill (Producer)

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

Panama” by Van Halen (1984)

My Dark Star” by Suede (1994)

Pocket Calculator” by Kraftwerk (1981)

Over the Hills and Far Away (1973)

09:00 PST / 12:00 EDT, WBAI [NYC] & PRN.Live [NYC] > The Gary Null Show

NOTES (re: Gary Null Show for x date):  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet]

COMMENTS: This program, The Gary Null Show, is one of the most honest, compassionate, and hard-hitting shows on Pacifica Radio, or anywhere for that matter. This program is easily as important, as the best of them: Flashpoints; Project Censored; On The Ground: Voices of Resistance From the Nation’s Capitol; Covid, Race & DemocracyGuns and Butteret al.

10:00 PST / 13:00 EST, PRN.Live > Leid Stories with Utrice Leid

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet]

COMMENTS: This program, Leid Stories, is dedicated to free speech, but free speech with common sense, courtesy, and focus. Listeners are invited to call in to speak freely about a particular question posed by the host, Utrice Leid. Unlike other call-in shows, like Thom Hartmann, Kris Welch, Mitch Jeserich, and many others on free speech Pacifica Radio, callers aren’t screened or filtered, dissonant voices aren’t cut short, or otherwise handled to control the narrative. Instead, the host, Utrice Leid, helps callers make their point, as long as it’s a cogent argument. Utrice Leid encourages critical thinking. On Fridays, the discussion theme is “Free Your Mind Fridays”, where listeners are invited to call in to articulate an opinion on any topic they wish. KPFA listeners deserve a radio host, like Utrice Leid, during weekdays, instead of Democrat Party apologist hosts, such as Kris Welch, who perpetuate phony establishment narratives, and stifle call-ins. | Leid Stories is one of the most honest, hard-hitting, yet compassionate, programs on the free speech Progressive Radio Network, or anywhere for that matter. This program is easily as important, as the best of them:  Project Censored; Flashpoints; The Gary Null Show; On The Ground: Voices of Resistance From the Nation’s Capitol; Guns and Butter; Clearing the FOG; Covid, Race & Democracy; et al.

11:00 PST / 14:00 EST, PRN.Live > Global Alert News with Dane Wigington

QUOTATION FROM RADIO ARCHIVE DESCRIPTION: “The manufactured snowpocalypse is wreaking havoc on countless communities and crop producing regions, welcome to winter weather warfare. Many of the locations that are now buried under snow saw temperatures of 80 degrees or more in the days just prior to the commencement of the climate engineering winter weather warfare operations. Matrix media propagandists are pushing the narrative that winter weather whiplash is now normal, natural and something we should expect. How toxic is this chemically frozen material? What are it’s characteristics compared to naturally nucleated snow? How will it affect runoff waters, soils, crops and forest health? And all of this taking place against the background of global ecological collapse. What’s next? The latest installment of Global Alert News is below.”

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet]  | cf. GeoengineeringWatch.org “Dane Wigington is the executive producer for the ground breaking climate engineering documentary, “The Dimming“. He has a background in solar energy and was a former employee of Bechtel Power Corporation. Dane was also a licensed contractor in California and Arizona. | His personal residence was featured in a cover article on the world’s largest renewable energy magazine, Home Power. He owns and manages a wildlife preserve next to Lake Shasta in Northern California. | Dane made the decision to focus all of his efforts, energy and resources on full time investigation of the geoengineering / solar radiation management issue when he began to lose very significant amounts of solar uptake due to ever-increasing solar obscuration / global dimming. This scenario was being caused from highly visible and ongoing jet aircraft spraying / aerosol dispersions. Dane also noted a significant and accelerating decline in overall forest health along with rapidly increasing UV radiation levels. These factors and others were catalysts that triggered Dane’s testing and research into the geoengineering issue for the last two decades. | As the lead researcher for GeoengineeringWatch.org, Dane has investigated all levels of geoengineering, solar radiation management and global ionosphere heater facilities like HAARP. Dane has appeared on an extensive number of interviews and films to explain the environmental dangers we face on a global level from the ongoing climate engineering assault.”

11:00 PST / 14:00 EDT, WBAI [NYC] > Mind Field with Dr. James C. McIntosh and Richardeanea Theodore

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

11:30 PST / 14:30 EST, WBAI [NYC] > Interpersonal Update USA with Dr. Harriet Fraad

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

12:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley, CA] > Against the Grain

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

12:00 PST / 15:00 EST, WBAI [NYC] > Katie Halper Show

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

12:00 PST, PRN.Live [NYC] > It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

13:00 PST / 16:00 EST, WBAI [NYC] > Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

13:00 PST / 16:00 EST, PRN.Live > Dr. Peter Breggin Hour

QUOTATIONS FROM RADIO ARCHIVE DESCRIPTION: “The Hope is Fuel Online Summit | This week’s ReFounding America show features Dr. Peter Breggin with a roundup of news and current issues. Then Patrick Coffin, host of The Patrick Coffin Show podcast stops in to announce his new event and project: Hope is Fuel. The Hope is Fuel Online Summit airs March 18th, 2023. World class mental health experts are coming together to offer time-tested solutions for depression, anxiety and despair beyond the dangerous drugs, outdated theories and New age platitudes. | WHO ARE THE “THEY” – THESE GLOBAL PREDATORS? | WHAT ARE THEIR MOTIVES AND THEIR PLANS FOR US? | HOW CAN WE DEFEND AGAINST THEM? | Covid-19 and the Global Predators: We are the Prey | Get a copy: https://www.wearetheprey.com/ | “No other book so comprehensively covers the details of COVID-19 criminal conduct as well as its origins in a network of global predators seeking wealth and power at the expense of human freedom and prosperity, under cover of false public health policies.” ~ Robert F Kennedy, Jr | Author of #1 bestseller The Real Anthony Fauci and Founder, Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Def”

NOTES: [L16] [length: 49min 23sec] Dr. Breggin commentary: … On concerns about mRNA crossing blood-brain barrier and affecting personality, citing Dr. Naomi Wolf and Reiner Fuellmich(sp?), and more… [TW]

13:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley, CA] > East Bay Yesterday with Liam O’Donohue(sp?)

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

COMMENTS: East Bay Yesterday is usually a disappointing program for leftists, as it functions as a synthetic left shill for the establishment by perpetuating the false left-right paradigm whereby the Republican Party and the ‘far-right’ are usually framed as the bogeymen, of which listeners must be wary. Meanwhile, the Democrat Party is usually let off the hook, usually not critiqued as sharply as the Republican Party. And that is the case, if the program delves into politics. This program can be filed under ‘CULTURAL’, as it steers clear of politics, not to mention deep politics, and, as its name suggests, steers clear of current events. | Like Letters and Politics with Mitch Jeserich, East Bay Yesterday functions as a form of distraction away from current events, current social ills, and what the working class can do about them. Instead of dealing with material conditions and connecting the past to current-day power structures, which must be resisted, East Bay Yesterday focuses on fuzzy feelings and nostalgia, with Pollyannaish narration, which seeks to pander to liberals (i.e., pro-capitalists and non-anti-capitalists) and left-leaning listeners with loads of identity politics. From listening to fund drive banter and program content, the host, Liam O-Donohue(sp?) is apparently a minion of the liberal faction colonizing KPFA, led by Brian Edwards-Tiekert, Kris Welch, Aileen Alfandary, and Mark Mericle, et al. So, if you’re in the mood for some depoliticizing, immobilizing liberal entertainment, East Bay Yesterday might entertain you. If you want hard-hitting, provocative, compelling critical analysis and truth-seeking, you will likely be disappointed by East Bay Yesterday.

16:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley, CA] > Hard Knock Radio with  Davey D

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

17:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley, CA] > Flashpoints with Dennis Bernstein

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

18:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley, CA] > The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

COMMENTS:  Usually, honest on basic social justice issues, but KPFA newscast bosses tend to gaslight listeners on COVID-19 (never mention VAERS data, VAERS deaths, assaults on informed consent, assaults on parental consent, no mention of litigation in India against the World Health Organization, etc.) and also gaslight listeners regarding establishment Democrat Party politics (i.e., usually engaging in Democrat Party apologia and perception management to keep people within the Democrat Party imaginary and away from the third-party politics imaginary, in the sociology sense of the term, ‘imaginary’).  I.e., in other words, ‘it’s all good, just don’t question 9/11, COVID-19, nor establishment electoral politics.’  Having said all that, this is still a better nightly newscast than most.  I’m hard-pressed to think of a better one, especially since the demise of Free Speech Radio News (FSRN), particularly regarding local news coverage.  But that doesn’t excuse the KPFA news bosses’ intellectual dishonesty, lying by omission, and other deficiencies of journalistic integrity.  WION is pretty good on global news; but there, too, one can detect the liberal bias, which Dr. Noam Chomsky has warned about since at least the 1990s.

19:00 PST,  KPFA [Berkeley, CA] > Bay Native Circle

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

20:00 PST, KPFA [Berkeley, CA] > Dead to the World

NOTES:  [notes pending; scribe hasn’t listened yet] 

COMMENTS:  Jeez, this show’s still going?  They ain’t even got David Gans no more.  [ 2 ]

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on the Origins of COVID-19” by NowThis News [via YouTube], 8 MAR 2023. [6hrs 45min 20sec] 

NOTES[L9]  …  (c. 9min 00sec)  Dr. Ruiz’s line of questioning is implausible; he appears to be engaging in sophistry, gaslighting.

[ 1 ]  Truth be told, as corrupt as DN! has become, it’s better than nothing.  I still listen to DN!, but when I do so I know they’re lying to me half the time, like Lewis Lapham said about reading The New York Times.  The problem with liberals (i.e., pro-capitalists or non-anti-capitalists) at Pacifica Radio is that they believe everything they read in the NYT. Or they want to believe.  And, you know they do, because they quote it uncritically, amplify establishment narratives on the air.  Most Pacifica Radio liberals interview their pundits, along with others from equally deceptive state rags, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.  But all we, listeners, get are softball questions and shallow politics.  The job of the journalist is to challenge the power structures and institutions of society. Instead of finding the sound experts, who make sense, Pacifica Radio’s liberal pundits confuse us, listeners, with conflicting conclusions, that don’t conclude.  One day, Mitch Jeserich seems to understand how the monetary system works, when he’s on air with Prof. Richard Wolff.  Later, when Mr. Jeserich is on air with a non-economist from The Wall Street Journal, we’re backsliding, speaking as if we’re still on a gold standard, or if money is a finite resource, which the U.S. must borrow from other nations.  It’s bizarre.  From Letters and Politics to UpFront to Democracy Now!, there appears to be a willful ignorance, a determination to forget all past lessons, to force KPFA and Pacifica Radio listeners, who are seeking truth and socioeconomic justice and legal justice and political justice toward the goal of peace on Earth, to perpetually reinvent the wheel, to perpetually have to re-establish basic truths, such as the fundamental contradictions of capitalism, such as the fact that capitalism and democracy are incompatible.  The goal of liberals is to stifle all ideas, information, and perspectives of everyone to the left of them, which is to say to stifle anti-capitalist tactics and strategies for a non-capitalist economy, or an economy without corporations, which are not democratically operated by the workers.  |  Instead of finding the sound experts, who make sense, Pacifica Radio’s liberal pundits confuse us with conflicting conclusions from day to day, even hour to hour.  There is no cohesion, no collaboration.  One hour, Dr. Gary Null airs respected world-class doctors dissenting before Congress on the state-corporate COVID-19 policies.  And the next hour, Leonard Lopate will gaslight everyone by uncritically repeating and amplifying the state-corporate COVID-19 policies and narratives, as if there is nothing wrong.  |  Why is it that Mr. Lopate, Mr. Jeserich, Mr. Edwards-Tiekert, et al are allowed to gaslight everyone, to distort reality, for example, to operate under the false presupposition that the PCR test is a valid diagnostic test, when its inventor Dr. Kary Mullis said it is not, when the PCR test was never intended to be a diagnostic test, and when the PCR test is used as a diagnostic test, results are prone to error.  This error rate increases as the magnification cycle threshold is increased.  None of this is explained to the listeners, who are kept in the dark by the establishment narrative-pushers.  For some reason, establishment ideologues have taken power of editorial news boss positions, which seems to force other, more honest, Pacifica Radio broadcasters to bite their tongue about the COVID-19 issue.  It’s a pity.  (A few notable exceptions, Pacifica Radio programs, which dare to be honest about COVID-19, are The Gary Null Show (WBAI), Mindfield (WBAI), Covid, Race & Democracy (WPFW, WBAI).)

[ 2 ] Jeez, this show’s still going?  They ain’t even got David Gans no more. He’s a made man in KPFA terms, a loyal partisan.  I remember Mr. Gans writing partisan propaganda in favor of the reformist Democrat faction at KPFA, with money, and their patronage system, against all grassroots people trying to participate on the free speech airwaves.  But when other shows, which serve black and brown people or working class people, low income people, not just boozhie liberals, they get cut quick, even banned, like JR Valrey, on bogus charges.  Pa’ que veas, lo que de ‘veras les importa.  Ellos nunca van a quitar este programa.  Ellos pueden poner esto en un canal en la pagina de internet.  Alli pueden poner cien canales de musica, si quieren.  Prefieren que los escuchadores se la pásen todos atarantados, que bien informados.  Si tuviéran buenos programas, no fuera tan gacho.  Pero despues de desperdiciar todo el  dia, luego salen con esta madre. No mámes.  …

[08 MAR 2023]

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