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Why So Quiet $ingapore?
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You Kept Silent
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Singapore Democrats
Tak Boleh Tahan ['cannot take it anymore']
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Far King Bus Turd
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$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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By Louis Proyect.

When it comes to warding off COVID-19, I’ve been ahead of the curve. Last October, after a bout with acute bronchitis that lasted most of the month, I resolved never to go through such an ordeal again. I started using hand sanitizer and avoided touching my face. Like my glaucoma, it is a geriatric illness. When I checked the New York Times archives for tips on dealing with bronchitis, I was shocked to discover how many well-known and powerful geezers came down with it: Konrad Adenauer, Boris Yeltsin, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Paul Robeson. None died from bronchitis, but around half were hospitalized, a routine treatment for powerful heads of state (except for Robeson.)

While bronchitis is not life-threatening, COVID-19 certainly is. As a septuagenarian, I am vulnerable. On top of that, the illness indicated that my immune system was compromised, just as you’d expect. Getting through this pandemic is a matter of life and death for me, especially since I live in New York City, the epicenter.

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Free Downloads: This Week's New MP3s
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Latest: Joanna Newsom
Austin 2020
Restarted: Wallace Roney [R.I.P. 1960 - 2020]
New York 2001
Latest: The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 6, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD1/2/3 of 5]
Latest: Allan Holdsworth Quartet
London 1978
Updated: Bob Dylan, The Knack, Do-Re-Mi [Added March 29, 2020]
Coronavirus Songs
Kim Gordon
London 2020
Esther Phillips
France 1972
Shirley Horn
France 1991
Linda Ronstadt
Costa Mesa 1990
Agnes Obel
KCRW, Santa Monica 2020
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 3, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD3/4 of 4]
Manu Dibango R.I.P. 1933 - 2020
Marseilles 1982 [with Don Cherry]
Bob Dylan
Alternate New Morning Acetate
Deep Purple
Detroit 2019
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Helsinki 1963
Nancy Wilson
Monterey 2008
Gilbert O'Sullivan
London 1978
Bob Dylan
John Wesley Harding Live
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 3, 1969 [Purple Chick, CD1/2 of 4]
James Taylor
IHeartRadio, New York 2020
Led Zeppelin
Osaka, September 28, 1971
Julia Hülsmann Quintet
Plays Beatles - Hamburg 2019
Norah Jones
Anchorage 2019
Michael Kiwanuka
KCRW, Santa Monica 2020
Queen
Inglewood 1977
The Beatles
A/B Road Sessions, January 2, 1969 [Purple Chick]
Sting
Burbank 2020
Brandi Carlile
Tennessee 2018
McCoy Tyner R.I.P. 1938 - 2020
Germany 1974 / Tokyo 1972
Various [featuring Gilad Atzmon]
The Wyatt Variations, Frankfurt 2008
John Coltrane Sextet [McCoy Tyner R.I.P. 1938 - 2020]
Seattle 1965
Santana
Honululu 1970
Joan Armatrading
London 2018
Eric Burdon & The Animals
Bologna 1967
Arlo Guthrie and Joni Mitchell
Mississippi River Festival, Edwardsville 1969
Janis Joplin
Amsterdam 1969
King Princess
Coachella, Indio 2019
Makoto Ozone Trio
Bonn 2018
Various
Frank Zappa's 200 Motels: The Suites - Strasbourg 2018
Joe Cocker
London 1986
Bob Dylan
Infidels: Live First And Last
Richard Thompson
Shrewsbury 2018
The Beatles
The Forgotten Abbey Road Sessions
St Vincent
KCRW, Santa Monica 2018
Aretha Franklin
Montreux 1971
Green Day
Burbank 2020
Nazareth
London 1973/1972
Van Morrison
Denmark 1987
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]
Martyn Joseph
Southwold 2020

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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
A/B Road Sessions, January 6, 1969 [Purple Chick PC PC 06-1,2,3, CD1/2/3 of 5] Complete Purple Chick Set v1.1 (Nagra Reels); "A/B Road" session tapes; Also known as The Nagra Reels; Twickenham Studios (Part 1); Apple Studios (Part 2). Very good soundboard. 83 CDs, 2,187 tracks, 97 hours, 44 mins, 7 seconds. If you are a Beatles fan, you'd likely have this already.
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Features

No, Italy Is Not Consigning 80-Year-Olds To Death

Reporters, get your facts right. By Masturah Alatas.

Fake News Alert.

Many people around the world are circulating this Telegraph article and it appears that the main source of this news seems to be the Telegraph, not the Italian media.

The Italian media, based on accounts and projections from doctors, medical practitioners, family members and analysts, speak, instead, in terms of doctors already being faced with the horrible decision of who to treat first as the number of those infected with the Coronavirus continues to rise in Italy beyond the capacity of Italian hospitals to provide equal treatment for all.

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12 Ways The US Invasion Of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

Yes there was an American president worst than Donald Trump. By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas JS Davies.

While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq by ramping up the conflict there. After an Iran-aligned militia allegedly struck a US base near Baghdad on March 11, the US military carried out retaliatory strikes against five of the militia’s weapons factories and announced it is sending two more aircraft carriers to the region, as well as new Patriot missile systems and hundreds more troops to operate them.

This contradicts the January vote of the Iraqi Parliament that called for US troops to leave the country. It also goes against the sentiment of most Americans, who think the Iraq war was not worth fighting, and against the campaign promise of Donald Trump to end the endless wars.

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Shakin' All Over [the noize]
Mountains Of Sound: The Music Of McCoy Tyner
'Great musicians are great listeners'. By David Yearsley.
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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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I Can't Explain [world affairs]
Toilet Paper Blues: Coronavirus and Pandemic Pantries
What happened to fearlessness? By Binoy Kampmark.
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Fighting Modi With A Poem
By L Ali Khan.
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Gilad Atzmon: My Struggle
A horse is a horse, of course. But what is a Jew? By Gilad Atzmon.
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The Democrats’ Quandary: In A Struggle Between Oligarchy And Democracy, Something Must Give
People have the power or money makes the world? Are you still in Disneyland or do you want your spine back? By Michael Hudson.
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With WikiLeaks, Julian Assange Did What All Journalists Should Aspire To Do
Julian Assange has been the target of repeated official attempts to discredit him or, at the very least, to muddy the waters in a case that should be all about freedom of speech. By Patrick Cockburn.
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Sliding Toward Authoritarianism
Whose rule of law? The people's or the government's? Does your government represent the people? By Daniel Lazare.
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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
Ken Loach’s Stirring Exposure Of Capitalist Speed And Consumers’ Greed
Online shopping has moved up. From a week to delivery, to same day delivery, we are now in the realm of delivering within a few hours. But for that faster service, there must be a price. Is it worth all that effort to receive your purchases so quickly? Will you suffer any loss if it took a bit more time? By Eric Mann.
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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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