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Talkin' About My Revolutions
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Is There An Islamic Problem?
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May Day, May Day
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Still Not Free After All These Years
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There are over 263 tracks on Do The Independence, a five-disc indie music compilation. The box set comes with a silver disc DVD (which contains 203 songs but no video); four CD-Rs (TDK or Sony discs) of 60 tracks; and printed artwork. All together there are over 175 acts.
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DEJA VU...

Ten years ago, in 1998, Malaysians took to the streets and braved water cannons when they stood up for Anwar Ibrahim and reformasi. With what's happening in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysians might have to take to the streets again in 2008. Click here to read or buy Sabri Zain's first-person account of those early reformasi days in Face Off.

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Why must Julian Assange be freed? Because he is innocent. By John Pilger.

On Saturday (February 22), there will be a march from Australia House in London to Parliament Square, the centre of British democracy. People will carry pictures of the Australian publisher and journalist Julian Assange who, 24 February 24 (Monday), faces a court that will decide whether or not he is to be extradited to the United States and a living death.

I know Australia House well. As an Australian myself, I used to go there in my early days in London to read the newspapers from home. Opened by King George V over a century ago, its vastness of marble and stone, chandeliers and solemn portraits, imported from Australia when Australian soldiers were dying in the slaughter of the First World War, have ensured its landmark as an imperial pile of monumental servility.

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Free Downloads: This Week's New MP3s
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Latest: Aretha Franklin
Montreux 1971
Latest: Green Day
Burbank 2020
Latest: Nazareth
London 1973/1972
Latest: Van Morrison
Denmark 1987
Latest: Keren Ann
Paris 2019
The Beatles
Let It Be OST
Jen Cloher
Oregon 2018
Eve Risser
Sant'Anna Arresi 2019
Rachel Grimes
Knoxville 2019
PP Arnold
Cardiff 2019
Sheryl Crow
Washington 2019
Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Stockholm 1974
The Beatles
The Black Album
King Princess
Chicago 2019
Ambrose Akinmusire
Origami Harvest - Berlin 2019
Harry "Sweets" Edison and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Paris 1977
Little Feat
San Francisco 1976
Lou Reed with Don Cherry
New York 1979
Robin Trower
Infiltrating Your Subconscious [CD8/9 of 9]
The Beatles
Meet The Threetles! [Purple Chick]
Mercury Rev's Clear Light Ensemble
Knoxville 2019 [Carnival Of Souls live]
Christian Lillinger/Open Form For Society
Berlin 2019
Billie Eilish
Inglewood 2020
U2 with BB King
Dublin 1989
Sarah Jane Morris
Bremen 2019
Robin Trower
Infiltrating Your Subconscious [CD5/6/7 of 9]
The Beatles
Strong Before Our Birth [Purple Chick]
Martyn Joseph
Southwold 2020
Aziza Brahim
Germany 2019
Modern Jazz Quartet
Berlin 1983
Ten Years After
Cleveland 1972
Jethro Tull
Berlin 1972
Robin Trower
Infiltrating Your Subconscious [CD3/4 of 9]
Gentle Giant
Berlin 1972
Robert Forster
San Francisco 2019
Peter Brotzmann, Keiji Haino, Heather Leigh
Vienna 2018
Everly Brothers
Devon 1993
Rush [Neil Peart R.I.P. 1952 - 2020]
Anaheim 1981
Roger Waters
Desert Trip, Indio 2016
Robin Trower
Infiltrating Your Subconscious [CD1/2 of 9]
America
Hamburg 1995
Greta Van Fleet / Yola
Munich 2019
Grut
Atlanta 2018
Rush [Neil Peart R.I.P. 1952 - 2020]
Offenbach 1979
Eric Clapton
Palo Alto 1975
Chrissie Hynde
Hollywood 2019
Jackson Browne
Long Beach 1978
Various
Tribute to Robert Wyatt, Paris 2019
Patti Smith
Charleston 2018
Neneh Cherry
Belfast 2018
Joe Henderson Quartet
France 1978
U2
South Africa 1998
Soft Machine
London 2018 [Benefit For Keith Tippett]
Phoebe Bridgers
KCRW, Santa Monica, Christmas 2017/Camden 2018
Neil Innes [R.I.P. 1944 - 2019]
Chicago 2004
Eric Clapton
Shanghai 2007
Aimee Mann and Ted Leo
Los Angeles, Christmas 2019
Various
WFUV Holiday Cheer 2019
Yo La Tengo
New York 2019
Bill Evans
Iowa 1977
Horace Silver Quintet
BBC TV 1966
Carole King
New York 2019
Anthrax
Rock in Rio, Rio De Janeiro 2019
Kate Rusby
Leeds, Christmas 2019
Bob Dylan
Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?
Beck
KCRW, Santa Monica 2019
Roxette [Marie Fredriksson R.I.P. 1958 - 2019]
Zurich 1991
Bill Evans and Mary Lou Williams
France 1978
Terje Rypdal
Bremen 1975
John Denver
Schwenksville 1968 / Aspen 1980
Iggy Pop
London 2019
U2
Israel 1997
Iron Maiden
Rock in Rio, Rio De Janeiro 2019

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Long Live Rock! [BigO Audio Archive]

New ROIOs*
Lucinda Williams w Buddy Miller & Jason Isbell - Nashville 2016, audience
Todd Rundgren - Agoura Hills, CA 2016, audience
Gregory Porter - Dusseldorf 2013, FM
Freda Payne - Boston 2016, HD-FM
Alan Parsons with Todd Rundgren, John Entwhistle and Friends - Fukuoka 2001
Rickie Lee Jones & The Stockholm Art Orchestra - Stockholm Sweden, 2015, FM
Shawn Colvin - Palo Alto, CA 1994, SBD
Guy Clark and Michelle Shocked (opening act) - San Francisco, CA 1988, FM
The Church - Fairfield 2016
Os Mutantes - 1970 Rehearsals in Sao Paulo, soundboard
Harriet Tubman (the band) & Cassandra Wilson - Present Black Sun, Moers Festival, Germany 2016, FM
Alabama Shakes - Weekender Festival, Germany 2015, FM
The Beatles - John, Paul, George, Ringo & Me, Tony Barrow
Jeff Beck - Blue Wind Over Yokohama 1980, Audience MR PEACH RECORDING
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - Köln, Germany 2016, FM
Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop - Live In Session, Morning Becomes Eclectic KCRW FM 2016, FM
Syd Barrett - Tattooed
Neil Young + Promise of The Real - Rebel Content Tour 2015 Compilation, audience
Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Earth album: Naked
Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Texas 2016, Audience
Neil Young - Collector's Heartland
Lucinda Williams and Buick 6 - Ann Arbor, Michigan 2016, audience mp3
The Who - This Old Lifehouse: The Bootleg Reconstruction Project VERSION 2
Joe Walsh - Watsonville, CA 1987
The The - Amsterdam 2000, FM speed corrected
The The (Matt Johnson) - Parkpop Festival, The Netherlands 1990, FM
Paul Simon - Oklahoma 2016, audience
Prince - Work It Version 2, UPDATED
Prince - Rehearsal 1984, soundboard
Prince and the New Power Generation - Live at the BBC 1993, FM
Prince - City Lights Vol 4, Purple Rain Tour 1984-1985, Soundboard
Prince - City Lights Volume 6, The Sign O' The Times Tour 1987, soundboard, FM Remastered And Extended
The Rolling Stones - El Libertador, Chile 2016, IEM+audience
Santana - Allentown 2016, two-source mix audience
"Pickin' on Hippies" - Denver CO 2013, Soundboard, audience matrix
Van Morrison - Boston 2016, A Belfrank Audience Recording
Van Morrison featuring the Caledonia Soul Orchestra - Live at The Troubadour, Hollywood 1973, audience
King Crimson - Tokyo, Japan 2015, Audience
Jimi Hendrix - European (Radio) Broadcasts Collection 1966-1967, FM


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New DVD Archive Of Rare Films
Jack Bruce - "Swing In", Germany 1972, HDTV
James Booker and Memphis Piano Red - Molde, Norway 1978, webstream mp4 720p
Gary Burton Quartet - Oslo, Norway 1970, webstream mp4 720p
Harriet Tubman (the band) & Cassandra Wilson - Present Black Sun, Moers Festival, Germany 2016, webcast 720p
Ben Folds - The Fillmore, Detroit 2016, webcast 720p
Art Farmer - Oslo, Norway 1968, webstream flv 720p
Laila Dalseth & Totti Bergh - "Laila + Totti = Jazz" show, Oslo, Norway 1973, webstream flv 720p
Laila Dalseth and Roy Hellvins Orchestra -  Oslo, Norway 1971, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Jazz At The White House 2016, HDTV 720p
VARIOUS - Jazz At The White House 2016 Complete show, Youtube 720p
VARIOUS - Molde Jazz Festival Pt 1, Norway 1968, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Molde Jazz Festival Pt 2, Norway 1968, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Highlights from Norwegian TV Jazz Archives 1963-1970 Pt 1, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Highlights from Norwegian TV Jazz Archives 1970-1984 Pt 2, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Kalvoya Festival, Norway 1971-1990, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - Kalvoya Festival, Norway 1985, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - 30 Years of Molde Jazz Festival 1990, webstream mp4 720p
VARIOUS - BBC Shakespeare Live From The RSC 2016
Neil Young - An Evening With Neil Young Q&A, Los Angeles 2016 webcast 1080p
Wolfmother - Cologne, Germany 2016, webcast 720p
Steps Ahead Meets WDR Big Band - Leverkusen, Germany 2016, webstream 720p
Maxine Nightingale - Oslo, Norway 1977, webstream mp4 720p
The Nice - Oslo, Norway 1969, webstream flv 720p
My Morning Jacket  - Austin City Limits Live 2016, webcast 720p
Minafric Orchestra & Faraualla - Jazzahead, Bremen, Germany 2016, webstream 720p
Sarah McKenzie + Stéphane Belmondo - Jazz sous les pommiers, France 2016, webcast 720p
Herbie Mann Quartet - Kongsberg, Norway 1983, webstream flv 720p
Charles Lloyd + Jason Moran Duo - Jazz sous les pommiers, France 2016, webcast 720p
Natalia Lafourcade - Mexico City 2016, webcast 720p
Verdi's Rigoletto, Paris 2016 HDTV 1080p opera
Peter Frampton - Tiny Desk Concert, NPR, Washington, DC 2016, webcast 1080p
John Fogerty - Stagecoach Festival, Indio, California 2016, webcast 1080p


Audio

ROIO Of The Week
Keren Ann - Paris 2019 [no label, 1CD] Live at the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France; April 1, 2019. Very good FM broadcast. Darkness in a material world.
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Features

People Are More Frightened Of Coronavirus Than They Need To Be, But The Culprit Is Not Who You Think

Panic is an inescapable part of epidemics that cannot be dealt with simply by making authoritative facts more easily available. By Patrick Cockburn.

If I was sitting in a restaurant and said in a loud voice that I had probably contracted coronavirus, many other customers might get up and leave. But I would be telling the literal truth: I have had a persistent sniffle for weeks and coronaviruses cause the common cold.

What I do not have is nCoV2019, the novel coronavirus from Wuhan that has so far killed over 600 people and infected 32,000 more. [Ed: By February 19, the virus, now officially named Corvid-19, has killed 2,010 and infected 75,213 people.] “Coronavirus” has swiftly joined AIDS, polio, syphilis, scarlet fever, bubonic plague and other devastating diseases, whose very names provoke, or used to provoke, a strong jolt of fear.

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Between The Quarantine And Quakes: Coronavirus Life In China

A western viewpoint from behind the Bamboo Curtain. About hysteria, misinformation and xenophobia. And we're not talking about a medical condition. By Emily Jane O’Dell.

I was not planning to end up in the middle of a coronavirus outbreak here in the People’s Republic of China for my long winter break. I had been planning on increasing my one-on-one language classes to five times a week for a few weeks, then jetting off to the beaches of Da Nang in Vietnam to rest up before teaching my spring courses. Instead, I am quarantined in my home in western China, barricaded on all sides, and watching coronavirus panic sweep the globe from the comfort of my wheelchair and screen.

When the news broke about the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan in the final days of January, I could not believe that I found myself thrust into an unfolding global drama. I had lived in Lebanon through two dozen bombings, been tortured in Oman (rescued by the US Embassy), and attacked by a rabid dog in remote Mongolia.

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Shakin' All Over [the noize]
Dangerous Music?
The appeal of censorship is the slippery slope to intolerance and dictatorship. By David Yearsley.
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My Favorite Albums Of 2019
Another year with more unlistenable, corporate crap. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of good music out there. Here are the albums that were on heavy rotation in my home this year. By Joshua Frank.
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Do You Have Time For ‘New’ Music?
If you take 1948 as the year Rock and Roll was born, it's now 71 years old. Can two generations, of 30 years each, share the same taste in music? By Paul Sinclair of Super Deluxe Edition.
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I Can't Explain [world affairs]
Can Roger Federer Beat Greta?
Instead of using talent to build only a mountain of riches, talented individuals can make the world a better place. By Daniel Warner.
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Why The New Silk Roads Are A ‘Threat’ To US Bloc
The Middle East is the key to wide-ranging, economic, interlinked integration, and peace. By Pepe Escobar.
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China’s Coronavirus Outbreak Reminds Me Of The Irish Polio Epidemic I Survived
Don't let fear rule you. Think clearly. By Patrick Cockburn.
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Boeing Mocked Lion Air "Idiots" For Requesting Extra Training For 737 MAX
Internal communications at Boeing indicate a penny wise and pound foolish approach to safety. But with two of its 737 MAX airliners already crashed within five months of each other, the manufacturer must be feeling like 'idiots'. By Tyler Durden.
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What The US Wants In The Near East: The Saker Interview Michael Hudson
Trump the taxi driver is bringing the Neocons to wherever they want to go. But Trump the reality TV star is actually breaking up the US Empire. Whether he knows it or not. The Saker interviews Michael Hudson.
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The Deeper Story Behind The Assassination Of Soleimani
Days after the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani on January 3, new and important information is coming to light from a speech given by the Iraqi prime minister. The story behind Soleimani’s assassination seems to go much deeper than what has thus far been reported, involving Saudi Arabia and China as well the US dollar’s role as the global reserve currency. By Federico Pieraccini.
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I Can See For Miles [cinelife]
Charlie Chaplin And Truly Modern Times
When it came to politics and human rights, Charles Chaplin was dead serious. By Daniel Warner.
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Cinema On The Little Road
There are many unsung heroes in the history of Asian cinema. They are the Kagemusha, the infamous shadow warriors of Kurosawa’s classic. They have fought the battles for Asian cinema many times over without being known. Yet when you examine the evidence of history they are ALWAYS there. One such shadow warrior for Korean Cinema is Park Kiyong. Philip Cheah tells you why.
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Scorsese’s Lament
It is time to reclaim cinema as an art form and not a money-making machine. By Louis Proyect.
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Movie Reviews
The Best Films Of 2019
With the streaming of music and movies now a reality, you can watch some of the best and obscure films for the US$5 you pay to subscribe to any streaming service. By Louis Proyect.
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Praying The Gay Away
Imagine that? A couple of sentences in the book of Leviticus in the Old Testament is the motivation for Christians to condemn lesbians, gays, bi and trans (LGBT). By Louis Proyect.
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The Advocates
A film review of French director Rémi Kessler’s documentary The Advocates or how did Los Angeles grow a homeless problem. By Ed Rampell.
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Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9: Entertaining Film, Crappy Politics
Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” 'is a blunderbuss attack on Trump' and American politics but fails to offer insight to an alternative
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The Secrets Of Katyn
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Never has this ancient proverb sounded so true as in the Katyn Massacre of 1940. By Louis Proyect.
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