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This Week on Talk Nation Radio

Meike Capps-Schubert is the co-founder and current manager of The Clearing Barrel GI-Coffeehouse in Kaiserslautern next to Ramstein Airbase, Germany, the only GI-coffeehouse outside the United States. A long-time peace and justice activist in Germany, Meike is a counselor with the Military Counseling Network e.V. — the German branch of the GI-rights-hotline, which provides free, confidential, and accurate information on U.S. military regulations and practices to members of the U.S. military, veterans, and their families. She has also helped build critical support for U.S. war resisters in Germany since 2003.

Talk Nation Radio can be heard on 103.9 FM on Thursday at 8:30 AM.

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This Week on Between The Lines

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“He already announced several cuts in social programs: in health care and education, and he appointed radical, evangelical, right-wing new ministers. For instance, the minister of science and technology is a religious fundamentalist who doesn’t believe in science.”

– Maria Luisa Mendonça, director of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil, on the nation’s Vice President Michel Temer, who has taken the reins of power for up to six months during Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment.

Between The Lines can be heard on 103.9 FM on Thursday at 8:00 AM, Friday at 12:00 PM, and Monday at 6:30 AM.

For more information, or to listen to the program right now, go to http://www.btlonline.org/2016/160527-btl.html

The Bicameral Headbanger Episode 35 (16 May 2016)

Episode 35 was

Skaphe – “V” from Skaphe2

Carcass – “Exhume to Consume”

Nightbringer – “Rite of the Slaying Tongue”

Phobocosm – “Knives In the Senate House”

LVTHN – “Into Death Reborn”

Plebeian Grandstand – “Flail in the Bliss”

Ulcerate – “We Are Nil”

Squint your eyes to see clearly, blur reality to make it real
Let focus go from your deceiving eyes to know what’s been concealed
We’ve all been blinded, subjects to visual misinformation
A systematic denial of the crystalline

To see the fine grain, to read the hidden words
The context of parallel truth devoid of fragmentation

Our light induced image of truth, filtered blank of its substance
As our eyes won’t adhere to telltale lies
Everything examined, separated, one thing at a time
The harder we stare the more complete the disintegration

Rational gaze, eyes re-opened
Reasoning focalized, receptors activated

Perspectives distorted, the ladder beyond our grasp
The twin-headed serpent forever hidden
Where’s the true knowledge?
Where engines of the sane and insanity merge?
The clarity, the unity

Reality untouchable, transparent
Invisible to our fixed, restricted fields of vision
Existence taken for granted, absolute
Possessed, owned, controlled by the common sense infected rational gaze
Onward forever we walk among the ignorant
Never stray from the common lines

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Local News Show with UCW-CWA’s Diana Moyer and Josh Smyser (19 Feb 2016)

The day I finally got my Mike Wallace on! Actually I stumbled and stuttered a lot as usual, but my guests, Diana Moyer and Josh Smyser of the local UCW-CWA, were completely fantastic as we discussed Governor Bill Haslam’s privatization plan and the Tennessee Is Not For Sale! movement that has arisen to oppose it. Few things are worth pre-empting Amy Goodman, but this is one of them!  Click here for an audio recording of our entire hour-long interview.

Originally aired Friday, 19 Feb 2016 on WOZO-LP 103.9 FM Knoxville.

#TNisNotForSale


 

The Bicameral Headbanger, Episode 34 – Jeffrey Perry and Naomi Klein (9 May 2016)

Business majors of the world, unite!  And watch these videos!  Naomi Klein on disaster capitalism and Jeffrey Perry on the 300-year-old capitalist origins of white supremacy.  Everybody check out the Perry video – I’ve only recently discovered him and I would love to hear y’all’s thoughts on his projects, positive or negative.  The Bicameral Headbanger, every Monday 9-11 PM on WOZO-LP 103.9 FM Knoxville Community Radio.

Not Naomi Klein

Jeffrey Perry’s Website

The Bicameral Headbanger, Episode 33 – Arundhati Roy’s “The Doctor and the Saint” (2 May 2016)

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This week we dedicated our entire show to this mind-blowing re-examination of the conflict between two towering figures in the history of India, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (an advocate for the oppressed Dalit and “Untouchable” classes in India, a man forgotten or simply unknown to most of the world), and Mohandas Gandhi (the “Father of Modern India,” saint of nonviolence movements worldwide and considered by many to be the greatest man of the 20th Century).  Roy’s stories and perspectives on Indian Untouchability also suggest some fascinating parallels to American racism and white supremacy and how discrimination and segregationism can take similar forms worldwide.

Absolutely shattering and not to be missed.

Youtube: “The Doctor and the Saint”

If you are unfamiliar with the Indian Caste system and the massive systematic violence against Dalit populations in South Asia, here are some links to check out.

Dalit Camera Youtube Channel

Youtube: End Caste Discrimination Now!

India’s “Untouchables” Face Violence, Discrimination

How India’s “Untouchable” Women Are Fighting Back Against Sexual Violence

Youtube: Dalit Women: We Are Not Untouchable