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LUMPENPROLETARIAT—[Friday, 5 FEB 2021] In order to avoid bullshit, we must be honest. To be honest, we must engage in a ruthless critique of everything. Fellow Pacifica Radio participant Dr. Gary Null did that yesterday during his broadcast, as he has done. He expressed concern over Pacifica soon being taken off the air by Emperor Biden’s upcoming fascist ‘reality tzar’. Perhaps, the title of emperor is offensive. Perhaps, U.S./NATO imperialism is offensive. Which is worse?
A few hours later, on the west coast, Dr. Gary Null’s Pacifica colleague, Kris Welch reported on KPFA [Berkeley] that there is a pending lawsuit against the Pacifica Radio Foundation because Pacifica’s hard-won democratic governance structure after the 1999 lockout, which garnered national and international attention, is dysfunctional. It was not lost on us that she spent airtime to bash democratic process, as if a group of ivory tower elites can govern better than the unwashed masses. It was also not lost on us, at the bottom of society, that Ms. Welch deemed it important to bemoan “factions”. “There’s always factions,” she said. Oh, really? We suppose you’re right, in one sense. There’s bound to be factionalism when solidarity is lacking. And we contend that Welch’s faction, since at least the mid-2000s has lacked grassroots solidarity, and has acted in bad faith. This is not intended to be an ad hominem attack towards anyone. We have nothing but loving kindness for all of our Pacifica Radio Network extended family. But we always gotta call it how we see it. What did you see?
This is what we saw. Kris Welch, Philip Maldari, Aileen Alfandary, Mark Mericle, et al.’s faction at KPFA is the primary culprit for the obstructionism on KPFA’s Local Station Board and Pacifica’s National Board. Your author, and friends, have attended countless board meetings and witnessed it with our own eyes, all of the long hours and minutes and public comment, all except what was concealed in executive sessions.
“A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke, 1963
Granted, your author has been away from the Pacifica Radio scene and the Berkeley scene. Some of us went away to university or to DC or elsewhere, to care for our families and duties, moving on after the 9/11 Truth years, the Global Financial Crisis years, which exposed the sham of Wall Street and neoclassical economic theories of the 1%, the Occupy Wall Street years, which empowered the 99%, and now the Global COVID-19 Pandemic, or the Global COVID-1984 Plandemic, which threatens to subjugate and punish the 100%, since we understand the best indicator of future behavior is past behavior, and we also understand that abuse always escalates in an abusive relationship, such as the one which currently exists between the state and the American people.
There are more questions than time. But we have people power. And time is on the side of truth and socioeconomic justice. Solidarity.
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05:00 PST, WPFW [DC] & WBAI [NYC] > Democracy Now! > […] dir fir Africa center for disease control > 6th “insurrection”, ‘lawmakers speak out’ AOC, Rashida Taleed(sp?) > 0541 PST, emperor Biden promises to end the US-backed war against Yemen. ‘Bizdn Says hea ending yemen qar, but its too soon to celebrate’ cf. Saudi Arabia + UAE alliance supply rebel groups, do assassinations, secret prison, if …, in the south. […] “I am hopeful,” said the professor from Michigan. Why? “It will be very dangerous “Trauma bond? The best indicator of future behavior is past behavior. > Blinken. AFP reporter asked […] 05:53 PST, “Abraham Accords” […] Prof Steven Zunes, Univ SF
06:00 PST, WPFW > Climate Friday > Emperor Biden’s climate crisis policies [TW] 0604 “the security implications’
06:00 PST, KPFA > Democracy Now! > [TP] 6th […] 06:19 PST, “COVID-19”
07:00 PST, KPFA > [TW] UpFront with Janine Edder(sp?) > News Headlines with Max Pringle […] Is Max Pringle’s report pathologizing civic engagement, citizen journalism, and dissent? […] > Dr. Amina Morris(sp?) on “school closures”. ‘She works with parents on, among other things, developing “cultural humility” […] 07:11 PST,
08:00 PST, KPFA > A Rude Awakening with Sabrina Jacobs > Dr. Katey Walter Anthony > CA Dems betray the people, again 0840, “They assume no one will look,” said the investigative journalist Steve Warren on AB345. Indeed. Dems count on that, just as the GOP counts on the Dems to run defense for them in their political theater. […] 0843 ‘Lorena Gonzalez sold out her people in the California Central Valley? […] the evils of Newsom… [TW]
09:00 PST, WBAI > The Gary Null Show > [TW] ivermectin cf. Dr ken berry cf. Dr. Bikman, Why We Get Sick […] ‘the old man in the chair’, brilliant. > News Headlines with Sue Goodwin
WBAI > Leonard Lopate at Large [tw] on land rights
10:00 PST, WPFW [TW] […] 1020 on the toxic working conditions and lack of COVID-19 info for Florida formworkers. […] 10:25 PST
1000 kpfa [TW] Economic Update with RichardWolff > […]
1030 El Show de Andres Soto interesting, he’s usually not on at this time. How long has this been the Friday line-up. […] “¡si se puede! All power to the people!” All we need is Gavilan and Mr. Chuch and El Tecolote. […] El Trio Los Panchos, music from our childhood, of our parents. […] Romantic Chorus Filmmaker from Yucatan, Mexico. Your author has relatives down there in Veracruz. […] 10:45 PST, “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin. […] 10:50 PST,
10:00 PST, KPFK [L.A.] > The Michael Slate Show > […] 10:51 PST, “Bring people the truth.” PLEASE SUPPORT FREE SPEECH RADIO.
1100 kpfk breaks beats and rhymes
1100 PST, KPFA > VOMENA [TW]
1100 kpft talk the written word. “It was very cathartic. “
1100 kpfk global village
1100 KPFT [HD2] [TW] […] 1107 real talk: topic: values
11:30 PST, KPFT [HD2] > […] sounds like Resistance Radio > real talk. topic: Indigenous/Native American rights. “settler colonialism” […] 11:39 PST, ‘gaslighting by settler colonialists’
12:00 PST, KPFA > KPFA News Headlines with Mark Mericle […] talk. 12:04, ‘military stepping in to vaccinate?’ Sounds ominous. > It’s Going Down topic(s): ‘anarchist podcasters’, and more. Sounds good, Rebel Steps podcast. The problem is we’re unclear on the correct action. We are still on the self-educate phase. As Carl Dix, Sunsara Taylor, Dr. Cornel West, Dr. M.L. King, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, et al have told us: We must be clear in our thinking. […] 1215, NYC COVID-19, etc politics
Kpft 1224 real talk DetentionWatchNetwork. Org > 1225,”Justice Forward non-profit
12:00 PST, WBAI > Sojourner Truth […] 12:30 PST, “the slave market” […] “the story of John Parker” > 12:55 news [TW]
13:00 PST, KPFA > Project Censored > Host: Mickey Huff Topic: Dr. Peter Phillips on his book, Giants. […] 1320 PST, 31 men and two women’ ‘the Group of 30’ […] 1329, Yes! Utah Phillips! There’s a name we haven’t heard on KPFA in a long time. […] 1338. WTF?! Lybian lynch mob, Hillary bloodlust, was a sidebust against China’s investment in Lybia? Wow. […] 1341, we salute Project Censored. The only pieces missing are the two-party dictatorship and the white supremacy morphing into white nationalism as we see a resurgence of antisemitism. Cf. Southern Poverty Law Center, et al
1400 KPFT, music; revolutionary. electronic. world. […] 14:32 PST, “Happy Birthday, Rick James. ‘Dance With Me’ […] 14:45 PST, “Happy Birthday, Joe Sample.” […] 14:50 PST
“Dance Wit’ Me” by Rick James
“Black and White (Simple As) by Joe Sample
16:00 PST, KPFA > Hard Knock Radio with Davey D > ‘go electric, save the planet’ hip hop song […] ‘I got a grant from Oakland.’ […] ‘I just wanna show that Oakland cares about saving the planet, too.’ […] 16:17 PST, ‘I have never been allowed to do a free show, or presentation, at an Oakland public school. Yet, all the private schools are paying $350 to $700. But the public schools won’t even allow me to do a free one. And they wonder why schools aren’t performing well.’ […] ‘Hit(?) learning’ […] Learning through music.
“Breezin’” by George Benson
16:00 PST, KPFK > Rising Up with Sonali Kolhatkar > […] 16:24 PST, On Emperor Biden’s upcoming foreign policy. […] 16:26 PST, ‘What do you think is gonna happen with Afghanistan?’ […] SK asked about Biden; but the speaker deflected to Trump, then Bush. That’s disappointing. “This did not start with Trump. It goes back to Obama.” Indeed. Thank you. Let’s learn more about the ‘continuity of government’. […] ‘The U.S. has been training death squads.” But the speaker side-stepped any serious critique of Mr. Biden.
16:00 PST, KPFT > […] 16:38 PST, ‘We have a brand new general manager, and a new theme.’ […] ‘Dr. Alexandra’ on health topics. “Of course, this is for informational purposes only.” THIS IS A FUND DRIVE. PLEASE SUPPORT FREE SPEECH RADIO.
16:00 PST, KPFT [HD2] > […] talk. activism: anti-nuclear […] “This has been Nuclear Hot Seat for Tuesday, February 2, 2021. […] NuclearHotSeat.com. ‘Nuclear weapons are illegal everywhere in the world, according to international treaty'(?)
17:00 PST, KPFT [HD2] > With Good Reason > talk: human interest. ‘the embrace of non-monogamy’
17:00 PST, WBAI > […] 17:04 PST, talk: journalism, writing. “Herb Boyd” […] ‘The Apollo documentary, a nice history of the Apollo Theater.’ […] “Amsterdam News” […] ‘The history of Harlem’ [TW] ‘Three centuries of black history by people, who lived it.’ [….] Black Detroit: A People’s History History. […] 17:09 PST, music break
17:00 PST, WPFW > […] 17:10 PST, “Someday We’ll All Be Free” by Donnie Hathaway […] We played Lalah Hathaway. My mother, “she texted me from California”. So, we played “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” Oni Aduni, my mother. So, please listen to the words of my mother—’cos I do—and take a moment to share some love.” […] 17:38 PST,
“Someday We’ll All Be Free” by Donnie Hathaway
17:00 PST, KPFA > Flashpoints with Dennis Bernstein > […] 17:40 PST, ‘Malik was acting as the editor of The SF Bayview before the retaliation.’ […] ‘He was subjected to a brutal beating. [….] ‘Send federal agents to Birmingham now” […] 17:41 PST, music break: revolutionary music […] 17:43 PST, ‘Title 42’ and ‘the Biden administration hasn’t done anything to stop it’ […] ‘trying to restrain this racist, bigoted terror, i.e., Green’ Meanwhile, harsh deportations of Haitians is going on each day; flights are leaving each Nicole Phillips, Legal Director, Haitian Bridge Alliance. […] 17:45 PST, “Give us a thumbnail sketch. […] ‘Remind us what’s going on.’ […] ‘Back in March 2020, Title 42, anyone aprehended at the border would be immediately deported under the pretext that immigrants could be bringing the coronavirus’ […] ‘Steven Miller and Mike Pence pressured for this Title 42.’ […] ‘It was about 60,000 people per month.’ […] 17:48 PST, ‘Most of them have not had access to legal counsel.’ [TW] […] 17:52 PST, ‘And, so, what happens with immigrants is they are used, and then abused. When the job is done, they are left high and dry.’ […] ‘And, then, they are just summarily deported to Haiti.’ […] 17:53 PST, “that the country is on lockdown. And he can’t leave, or go anywhere, for fear of being kidnapped. So, it is very dangerous.’ […] ‘They have not had an election […] and this one president is ruling almost entirely by decree in a quasi-dictatorship government.’ […] “We have not heard any word from” ‘the Biden administration.’ […] ‘They need time to adjust, they say. But they haven’t made any announcements. And they haven’t shown any support.’ @HaitianBridge. @BuddhistLawyer. ‘We need to get the Black Congressional Caucus involved’ […] ‘to stop these deportations.’ […] 17:57 PST, ‘they had President Aristide,’ but US imperialism put in a puppet government.
1800 WBAI NY African film festival […] 18:27 PST,
1800 WPFW > music: “jass”
1800 KPFA & KPFK > Pacifica Evening News with Mark Mericle > [….] 1808. Mr. Trump is still receiving “intelligence briefings”?! What!? Why!? Please, explain the logic, people. […] 18:14 PST, ‘the so-called QAnon Shaman went on a nine-day food strike, rejecting the toxic jail food, until he was granted “organic food”. Chansley claimed religious exemption in order to demand special treatment. We contend some degree of white privilege must also be taken into account in his win. […] 18:18 PST, ‘Bundy Ranch circa 2014’ […] 18:19 PST, GOP passes rash of new bills, including “the nuclear option” (in Arizona), to suppress voting rights. For example, one bill is starting to require black and brown people to have their ballots notarized before submitting. > 18:21 PST,
18:00 PST, KPFT [HD2] > […] 18:25 PST, “gender-transcendent”
“Yanis Varoufakis on Anti-Semitism, Israel, and Palestine” by DiEMD25, 5 FEB 2021.
“Night Flight” by Joe Sample, 1997
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