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Why So Quiet $ingapore?
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You Kept Silent
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Welcome To $heep City
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Singapore Democrats
Tak Boleh Tahan ['cannot take it anymore']
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Far King Bus Turd
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$ingapore Is Burma's Biggest Investor
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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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Honey, I Shrunk The News
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How Many $ingaporeans?
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August 1, 2018

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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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New Year's Eve 2011 (data)

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Basel 2011 (data)

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Prince's Trust Rock Gala 2011 (data)

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How to start a wealth dynasty? Nurture a government that's friendly to the rich and who won't use taxes to redistribute wealth. By Josh Hoxie.

This year’s stock market saw high returns for month after month, as retirees and stock runners alike saw their portfolios rise. Then one day this fall, the market took a turn, and all of the increases of the past several months vanished. That’s how it goes for the market. Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down.

For the three wealthiest families in the country, however, the market only ever shoots skyward. The Waltons of Wal-Mart, the Kochs of Koch Industries, and the Mars of Mars chocolate own a combined $348.7 billion. Since 1982, their wealth has skyrocketed nearly 6,000 per cent.

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Free Downloads: This Week's New MP3s
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Latest: Don McLean
Belgium 2018
Latest: Procol Harum
Paris 1975
Latest: Greta Van Fleet
Austin 2018
Latest: Frank Sinatra
Minneapolis 1988
Latest: Bob Dylan
Outside The Law 1973-1975
Margo Price
Melbourne 2018
Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra
Berlin 1982
Soft Machine
New York 2018
Bonnie Raitt
New Haven 1972
Jeff Beck Group
Chicago 1972
David Bromberg
Hempstead 1972
Bob Dylan
Pastures Of Plenty 1969-1971 [Unreleased Recordings]
Frank Sinatra
Milan 1986
Joe Henry
Bremen 2018
Atilla Zoller
Hamburg 1968
Camberwell Now
Amsterdam 1986
Albert Hammond
Offenburg 2015
The Incredible String Band
God's Holiday CD15/16 of 16
The Incredible String Band
God's Holiday CD13/14 of 16
Elvis Costello
Port Chester 2018
Lou Reed
Stockholm 1974 [Upgrade]
Tony Joe White [R.I.P. 1943-2018]
Texas 1969
Antonio Farao Quartet
Munich 2018
Tony Joe White [R.I.P. 1943-2018]
BBC Sessions 1991-2006
Roger Waters
Sao Paulo 2018
Steve Hackett [Genesis]
Birmingham 2018
The Incredible String Band
God's Holiday CD11/12 of 16
The Incredible String Band
God's Holiday CD9/10 of 16
Tom Waits
Cleveland 1975
Jeff Tweedy
San Francisco 2018
Miles Davis
Vienna 1971
David Byrne
Queens 2018
Linda Ronstadt
KSAN, Sausalito 1973 [Upgrade]
The Incredible String Band
God's Holiday CD7/8 of 16
The Incredible String Band
God's Holiday CD5/6 of 16
Paul Simon
Flushing 2018 [Final Show, Farewell Tour]
Joan As Police Woman
Bremen 2018
Peter Brotzmann and Friends
Saxophone Special - East Berlin 1978
Jeanne Lee Ensemble
New York 1988
Les Dudek and Polar Bear
KSAN, Sausalito 1974
Neil Young
Osaka March 4, 1976
The Incredible String Band
God's Holiday CD3/4 of 16
Frank Sinatra
Sao Paulo 1981
The Incredible String Band
God's Holiday CD1/2 of 16
Django Django
KCRW Santa Monica 2018
Nina Simone
London 1977 (Upgrade)
Louis Armstrong
Chapel Hill 1954
Link Wray
KSAN, Sausalito 1974 / Jam Session 1976
Pink Floyd
The Complete Rainbow Tapes - London 1972 [CD5-8 of 8]
Pink Floyd
The Complete Rainbow Tapes - London 1972 [CD1-4 of 8]
The Rolling Stones
Gorgeous Girls Redux 1978
Iron And Wine
Switzerland/Manchester 2018
Paul McCartney
Secret Gig - New York 2018
Jefferson Starship [Marty Balin R.I.P. 1942 - 2018]
Fukuoka 1994
Makiko Hirabayashi Trio
London 2017
Tom Petty
KSAN, Sausalito 1977
David Bowie
Time May Change Me [CD7 of 7] - Boston 1974
The Kinks
New York 1980
The Rolling Stones
Montreal 1989
Band Of Love
London 2018
Frank Sinatra
Atlantic City, November 20, 1979
Embryo
Karlsruhe, Germany 1980
Bob Dylan
Christchurch, New Zealand 2018
Peter Frampton
KSAN, Sausalito 1975
David Bowie
Time May Change Me [CD5 and 6 of 7] - Boston 1974
Country Joe McDonald
Rotterdam 1971
Johnny Winter
Roslyn 1979
Calexico
KCRW, Santa Monica 2018
Maia Barouh
Bremen 2018
Bob Dylan
Melbourne 2018
Robin Trower
KSAN, Sausalito 1973

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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
David Bromberg - God's Holiday [Hempstead 1972 [Goody Pitch-Corrected Remaster, 1CD] Live at the Ultrasonic Studios, Hempstead, NY; December 12, 1972. Very good WLIR-FM broadcast.A great sounding intimate set. Click here.

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Features

The Dystopian Future Of Facebook

With the beachhead established, Facebook and the tech oligopoly stand ready for the invasion into private space. By Mark Kernan.

This year Facebook filed two very interesting patents in the US. One was a patent for emotion recognition technology; which recognises human emotions through facial expressions and so can therefore assess what mood we are in at any given time - happy or anxious, for example. This can be done either by a webcam or through a phone cam.

The technology is relatively straight forward. Artificially intelligent driven algorithms analyses and then deciphers facial expressions, it then matches the duration and intensity of the expression with a corresponding emotion.

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Rebellious Scientists Issue Urgent Appeal

Nearly 100 British scientists, academics, and writers are willing to go to jail to make their point that anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change will decimate ecosystems. The 'rebels' are calling for mass civil disobedience to force governments to take climate change seriously. By Robert Hunziker.

On October 31, 2018, a select group of UK scientists launched a Declaration of Rebellion against the UK government at the Houses of Parliament: “For criminal inaction in the face of climate change catastrophe and ecological collapse.”

According to the scientists, now is the time to act as a planetary emergency is already upon us.

Nearly 100 British scientists, academics, and writers are willing to go to jail to make their point that anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change is a surefire provocateur that’s already starting to decimate ecosystems.

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Shakin' All Over [the noize]
Gimme Some Truth: John Lennon Tells It Like It Is
A fresh look at Lennon and Yoko's Woman Is The Nigger Of The World and the still existing wide gap between the people and power. By John W Whitehead.
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Love And Revolution: An Appreciation Of Marty Balin
Pop culture is fickle. If you are not in the limelight with a hit, you are not newsworthy. Yet long after the songs, voice and albums have all faded, the artist who never sold out will have retained his integrity and dignity. His works will then shine on. By Rich Whitney.
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Palestinian Rock vs Euro Thrash: Roger Waters vs Bono
What is rock 'n' roll? To be different. To be defiant. Certainly not to be a corporate shill. Or a soldier for the status quo. How long will Palestine continue to be a magnet for our attention? Roger Waters is determined to defend Palestinian rights. By Aidan O'Brien.
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I Can't Explain [world affairs]
They Thought They Were Free
It was the very gradual encroachment of citizen's rights that eventually swallows a country whole. Not with a loud bang but by nibbling away, bit by little bit of a citizen's rights. By Milton Mayer.
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The Legacy Of Emmett Till
America still "shit-scared". And it ain't about Halloween. By Kenn Orphan.
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Bhutan: Heaven Is Still Far Away For The Himalayan Kingdom At 7,000 Feet Above Sea Level
Bhutan held its general election last week. Here's a summary of what's going on in the Kingdom and why it may lean towards China soon. By Gerry Brown.
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The Rats Revolt
Corporations are the enemy of the people. Veteran social activist Ralph Nader has penned a modern fable, “How the Rats Re-Formed the Congress” about how people can fight back. By Chris Hedges.
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Smear And Shekels
Just whose side are you on? Well, if you are a totalitarian, you take all sides and inch by inch move the debate to the outcome you want. For totalitarians, control not debate, is the name of the game. By Gilad Atzmon.
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The Rise Of The Intellectual Pornstar
With money comes power. Porn today is a multi-billion dollar industry valued at about US$97 billion. Now some of its players are thinking aloud about social issues. They are philosophers of the flesh and some of society’s most serious thinkers on human sexuality. By Camilo Gómez.
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I Can See For Miles [cinelife]
Doi Moi And Beyond: The Waves Of Vietnam
Kfc, the first ultra-shock gore-fest film by Le Binh Giang, would seem an aberration in a country where Nationalist cinema dominated from 1953 till 1986, the year when the Doi Moi (Renewal) Period ushered in new freedoms. For example, when the state opened cinema exhibition to the private sector in 1995, the first cineplexes were built and, along with it, came commercial films. For the first time, Vietnam fans saw horror movies. By Philip Cheah.
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The 2018 Socially Relevant Film Festival
The festival may be over but the films resonate. In an age of conflict, manipulation and control, an open mind is crucial to navigate the half-truths and outright lies. Find and watch these films. By Louis Proyect.
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The Marwaris In Satyajit Ray’s Films: ‘Outsiders’ In Bengali Psyche
The representation of the Marwari in Bengali literature or cinema has mostly been as corrupt businessmen. It is therefore interesting that some of Satyajit Ray's best films, including Mahanagar (1963), Charulata (1964), Kapurush o Mahapurush (1965) and Nayak (1966), were produced by RD Bansal, a Marwari film producer who predominantly produced Bengali films. It has to do with history and how the Marwari businessmen were perceived by the Bengalis in social life. Film critic Amitava Nag explains.
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Movie Reviews
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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Capitalism: A Horror Movie
Capitalism is all about making money, nevermind the how and why. It is a clever system that will make you rich if done wisely. Too bad it is so lacking in compassion for its fellow man who are exploited for the huge profit to be made. By Louis Proyect.
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The Young Karl Marx: A Film For Our Time?
Portrait of a handsome, young and skinny Marx before weight issues set in. Or Marxism as a simple idea of people helping people to counter what the capitalists had caught on to - that you could stick people in a factory, pay them low salaries and earn a fortune off their labor. By Al Markowitz.
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