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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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Who will the US target first and why? Chandra Muzaffar explains.

A dangerous flashpoint has emerged in world politics at the moment. There is widespread fear that the United States and its allies might launch a military operation against Iran at any time. A US aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers are already deployed in the region. The alleged sabotage of four oil tankers, two of them Saudi, and the attack on a major oil pipeline are being linked in certain circles without an iota of evidence to Tehran. There is no need to repeat that scenarios of this sort are often manufactured to justify military aggression.

For more than a year now since unilaterally repudiating the 2015 Iran nuclear deal forged between Iran and six world powers, the US has not only re-imposed economic sanctions upon Iran but has also forced other states that trade with Iran to reduce drastically their interaction with Tehran.

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Free Downloads: This Week's New MP3s
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Latest: Chris Difford and Boo Hewerdine
Glasgow 2019
Latest: Mal Waldron
Berlin 1975
Latest: Bob Dylan
Big Pink
Latest: Diana Ross
Las Vegas 1992
Latest: Rick Wakeman
Sheffield 1981
Talk Talk
Paris 1984
A-Ha
Nurburg 2001
Billie Eilish
Sydney 2019
Mal Waldron
Freiburg 1976
Alice Cooper
London 1971
Bob Dylan
Warfield Theater, San Francisco 1979
The Rolling Stones
Kansas City 1981
Yes
Koln/Sussex 1970
Doris Day R.I.P. 1922 - 2019
Young At Heart Sessions
Mott The Hoople
Gateshead 2019
St Vincent
Austin 2018
Bill Evans
Nice 1978
Rita Ora
Swansea 2018
Jenny Lewis
Los Angeles 2019
The Rolling Stones
Chicago 1981
Blackpink
Coachella 2019
Liam Gallagher
Coventry 2018
U2
Amsterdam 1981
Hal Willner's Neil Young Project
Brooklyn 2004
Wolfgang Reisinger
Austria 2018
James Carter with Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston 2019
Roy Harper
Edinburgh 2019
Peter Frampton
London 1972
Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead
Dylan & The Dead 1987: Jerry Garcia’s Original Mix
The Rolling Stones
Dallas 1981
10,000 Maniacs
Amsterdam 1987
Kamasi Washington
Chile 2019
Nels Cline, Jamie Saft & Bobby Previte
Millheim, PA 2019
Lou Reed
London 1972
The Rolling Stones
Seattle 1981
New Order
San Diego 1987
MC5
Westfield, NJ 1969
Sonic Youth
Amsterdam 1986
Jeanne Lee/Mal Waldron
France 1998
The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar)
Los Angeles 2019
Beck, Bogert & Appice
Seattle 1973
Steve Forbert
Lancaster 1979
Elvis Costello
Kansas City, MO 1978
Joni Mitchell
London 1972
UFO [Paul Raymond R.I.P. 1945 - 2019]
Milwaukee 1986
Brad [Shawn Smith R.I.P. 1965 - 2019]
Amsterdam 1985
R.E.M.
Amsterdam 1985
Evan Parker / Derek Bailey
London 1980
Mott The Hoople
Glenside 2019
Melanie De Biasio
Paris 2018
Stevie Wonder
Atlanta 1988
The Rolling Stones
Kentucky 1981
Mott The Hoople
Milwaukee 2019
The Jam
Amsterdam 1981
Dan Auerbach
Austin 2017
The Monkees
Unsurpassed Masters Vol 9 of 9
Keith Jarrett
Boston 1974
Keith Jarrett
Hannover 1974
Ben Folds
Hobart 2018
Jethro Tull
Days Of Giving - Los Angeles 1976
Pearl Jam
The 5 Musketeers
Marley Family and Others
Kingston 2017
The Monkees
Unsurpassed Masters Vol 8 of 9
Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
Germany 2018
Various
Country 2 Country, London 2018
Michael Hurley
New York 1976
Budgie
Northampton, PA 1977
Tin Machine
Amsterdam 1989
Neil Young
Winnipeg 2019
Various [Scott Walker R.I.P. 1943 - 2019]
BBC Proms - The Songs Of Scott Walker 2017

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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
Talk Talk - Paris 1984 [no label, 1CD] It's My Life Tour. Live at Le Palace, Paris, France; September 24, 1984. Very good radio broadcast. What's in a name? Post-rock? Cyborg rock?
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Features

Propaganda Intensifies Trade War With China

If you don't understand what's going on it's because your nation-building press has fed you manure and kept you in the dark. The job of journalists is to turn on the light. By Moon Of Alabama.

The dwindling empires' main propaganda outlet, the New York Times, continues its anti-China campaign. It is now blaming China's president for the failure of trade negotiations with the United States.

How Xi’s Last-Minute Switch on US-China Trade Deal Upended It:

China’s leader, Xi Jinping, seemed confident three weeks ago that a yearlong trade war with the United States could soon subside, handing him a potent political victory.

He even made a speech saying China would protect intellectual property, encourage foreign investment, and buy more goods and services from abroad - all changes the United States had been demanding as the countries tried to negotiate a deal.


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The Lies That Form Our Consciousness And False Historical Awareness

Today, the journalist Julian Assange is undergoing the same kind of state terror and torture as any Soviet dissident, if not worse. The Western media is as controlled as the Soviet media, with print, TV, and public radio serving as a propaganda. By Paul Craig Roberts.

My generation associated dystopias, such as George Orwell’s 1984, with the Soviet Union, a country in which explanations were controlled and criticism of Stalin would land a person in the Gulag. We thought of the United States and our life here much differently.

But with the passage of time the difference between life in the Soviet Union in the 20th century and life in the Western world today is disappearing. Today, the journalist Julian Assange is undergoing the same kind of state terror and torture as any Soviet dissident, if not worse.

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Shakin' All Over [the noize]
Lou Reed: That Which Does Not Kill Us Can Radicalize Us
"You belong in Creedmore" was the insult teens in New York hurled at each other back in Lou Reed's time. But for Reed, it became a badge of defiance. By Bruce E Levine.
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People Music: Malignant Phallic Narcissism vs Being Ordinary
The phrase 'people first' has become an irritating platitude. Powerful people are just as ugly today as they were yesterday. Profit-driven music corporations have ruined the people's music. Now, only size matters. By Judith Deutsch.
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Mott The Hoople’s Magnificent Return: Good for The Body, It's Good For The Soul
Bill Glahn finds himself at the back of the room, next to the soundboard, just to witness Mott The Hoople's first tour of the United States in 45 years.
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I Can't Explain [world affairs]
Meritocracy Is A Lie
The old boy network, connections, influence peddling, relationships for mutual benefit. These are the realities for getting ahead. Meritocracy is just a myth for the masses. By Gary Olson.
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Big Tech And The Rise Of Surveillance Capitalism
This is how they strip away your private life. With every new smart device you add to your life, you are giving away information about what you watch, where you go, what you eat, what you read, what you like. Everything. By Mark Kernan.
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Google Tracks Your Location And Shares It With Police, Even When Your Phone Is Off
You are never alone. By Derrick Broze.
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Allen Ginsberg’s 1956 Poem 'America': A Lost Ending
Part II of Allen Ginsberg's America shows the poet at his most humanistic, and his most sentimental. By Jonah Raskin.
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Avoiding Assange
So now you know all that blather about bringing democracy to the barbarians was not true. The corporations just want your money and your servitude. Nevermind the collateral damage. And those of you waiting to see China kick ass, well, they (the Chinese) will also kick yours. So best to build a better society. Let the truth come out. By Jim Kavanagh.
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The Assange Arrest Is A Warning From History
With the rise and spread of the internet came the rise and spread of internet blogs and news sites that reached far and wide to spread what was once whispered and spoken in hushed tones. Now, once again, an attempt is being made to push back into dark corners 'news and information' branded as 'fake news'. And the biggest, brightest example of an icon for the truth is Julian Assange, finally arrested after seeking refuge inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London for the past seven years. By John Pilger.
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I Can See For Miles [cinelife]
From Pontianak To Konpaku
Remi M Sali was one of the pioneers of the modern $ingapore Malay independent film scene, together with his long-time collaborator, Dzul Sungit (Konpaku’s cinematographer). Their short film, eddy, was Special Jury Prize co-winner at the $ingapore International Film Festival 1994. Their short, INfluence, won the Best Director Award at the same festival in 1995. In 1998, they made their debut feature, OffCentre, an adaptation of an acclaimed $ingapore play. Remi went on to direct popular dramas, telemovies and arts series for local television. Konpaku (Soul, 2018) marks his return to filmmaking after 20 years. By Philip Cheah.
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Pirate 'Aquaman' Release Suggests iTunes 4K May Be Breached
A high quality pirated copy of the movie Aquaman appeared online on March 3, 2019. The 4K release is believed to come from iTunes, which would make this the first 2160p movie to be directly downloaded from Apple's movie store. It's unclear how the file was obtained. By Ernesto of TorrentFreak.
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The Best Films Of 2018
Forget the popcorn. These films require your full attention. By Louis Proyect.
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Movie Reviews
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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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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