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Is your country helping the military junta in Myanmar arm itself? By Binoy Kampmark.

International relations remains the sum game of vast hypocrisies, a patchwork of compromises and the compromised. Every moral condemnation of a regime’s conduct is bound to be shown up as an exercise in double standards, often implicating the accusers. In the case of the military regime in Myanmar, double standards are not only modish but expected.

A number of international declarations and measures have targeted Myanmar’s regime for its blood-soaked brutality, its genocidal practices against the Rohingya, and its general contempt for the human rights of its citizenry.

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Free Downloads: This Week's New MP3s
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Latest: Eric Clapton And Friends
Ginger Baker Tribute - London 2020
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London 2002
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Germany 2022
Latest: Elvis Costello
The Neil Young Connection
Latest: Jeff Beck [R.I.P. 1944 - 2023]
San Jose 2022 [with Johnny Depp]
Germany 2018
Television [Tom Verlaine R.I.P. 1949 - 2023]
London 2004
Lisa Morgenstern
Munich 2019
Led Zeppelin
Madison Square Garden 1977
Arlo Guthrie
13 Versions Of Alice's Restaurant
Jerry Jeff Walker
San Francisco 1981
Jackson Browne
Walking Slow 1976
The Velvet Underground
I'm Set Free
Steely Dan
The London Boys 2000
Sessions 1973
Fleetwood Mac
Wallingford 1975 [Upgrade]
The Byrds [David Crosby R.I.P. 1941 - 2023]
San Francisco 1978
CSNY [David Crosby R.I.P. 1941 - 2023]
Fillmore East 1970
Peter Frampton
London 2022
My Morning Jacket
Bloomfield 2007
Phoebe Bridgers
Mexico City 2022
Patti Smith
New Mexico 2022
Paul Westerberg
Seattle 2005
YMO [Yukihiro Takahashi R.I.P. 1952 - 2023]
Tokyo 1980
Gerry Mulligan Quartet
France 1971
Steve Hillage
London 1974
Father John Misty
Cardiff 2022
The Rascals [Dino Danelli R.I.P. 1944 - 2022]
Port Chester 2012
Dead Kennedys [DH Peligro R.I.P. 1959 - 2022]
Munich 1982
John Fogerty
New York 1997
Jeff Beck [R.I.P. 1944 - 2023]
Chicago 1972
Beck, Bogert & Appice [Jeff Beck R.I.P. 1944 - 2023]
Seattle 1973
Cover Version 2004-2009
Shocking Blue
Holland 1984
Yo La Tengo
Seattle 2006
Bill Evans Trio
San Francisco 1977
Bruce Springsteen
Portland 1978
Tom Waits
West Hollywood 1975
Everything But The Girl
Paris 1993
George Michael
The Archives, The Classic FM Broadcasts
Van Morrison
San Francisco 1971
Modest Mouse [Jeremiah Green R.I.P. 1977 - 2022]
Seattle 2002
Simon and Garfunkel
BBC Session 1965
Switzerland 2022
Christine McVie [R.I.P. 1943 - 2022]
The Perfect Mix – Live 1971-1997
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Let It Be - The Last Sessions
Christmas Around Europe 2021 - Bulgaria
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Festival Of Nine Lessons And Carols 2019
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Primal Scream [Martin Duffy R.I.P. 1967 - 2022]
Holland 2019
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Tokyo 1980
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Fleetwood Mac - Japanese Rumours 1977 pro-shot compilation
Elton John - Farewell Tour 2022, Los Angeles HDTV 720p
Loretta Lynn and Friends - A Celebration of the Life and Music of Loretta Lynn 2022 HDTV 1080p
Lisa Morgenstern & The Munich Radio Orchestra - PULS Festival 2019, Munich, Germany HDTV 720p
Olivia Newton-John - At The BBC 2022 HDTV 1080i
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Living In A Ghost Town: The Decline Of Western Liberalism

So the rich are getting richer. But in neo-liberal thinking whofivesaguck? By Susan Roberts.

When I was growing up everyone was engaged in politics and, generally, people felt that they had some say in what happened to them. That has diminished significantly. And we now find ourselves living in an era in which power has been severed from politics, with disastrous consequences.

The vast discrepancies in wealth we now witness is but one by-product of the diminished vision of human existence that now constitutes Liberal society. And it is the diminished nature of that vision that tellingly reveals that Western Liberalism is in its terminal phase.

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Liberty For Julian Assange

His wrongful detention in the United Kingdom has gone on since 2012 when he avoided arrest by staying in the Eucadorian Embassy. Since 2019, he has been inside a British jail. Hasn't he been imprisoned for long enough and for none other than telling the truth? By B Nimri Aziz.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s vindication seems - maybe, perhaps, imaginably - achievable. It’s enough for me to publish my singular New Year resolution - not a wish, but a firm resolution - to more actively contribute to growing pressure to free Julian Assange, the mistreated, vilified and imprisoned, brave and brilliant founder of WikiLeaks.

It’s a finite issue, unlike negotiations to end a raging war or a global agreement on climate controls. Yet freeing Assange had appeared almost insurmountable not long ago. Whereas, given the painstaking pursuit to free Assange by a pitifully small coterie of determined supporters, some success may be at hand.

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Shakin' All Over [the noize]
Bob Dylan's The Philosophy Of Modern Song
All that glitters is not gold. By John Kendall Hawkins.
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Taylor Swift’s Anti-Heroics
Not anymore is it for art's sake. By David Yearsley.
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Bob Dylan Lives (And Greil Marcus Is Still Writing About Him)
Do old rock stars ever fade away? By Ron Jacobs.
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Passing The Bucks And The Baton
The history of classical music and regimentation. By David Yearsley.
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Movement Music After The Movement Fades: Reflections On Phil Ochs
The protest singer is a singular occupation that paid well to Bob Dylan but to no other. Movements come and movements disappear. How does the protest singer survive? By David Rovics.
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I Can't Explain [world affairs]
We Need To Talk About Why Russia Invaded Ukraine
Without this debate, there can be no understanding of what will be needed for a lasting peace. By Mary Dejevsky.
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Sam Bankman-Fried’s Truly Effective Philanthropy: Teaching
He taught small investors that you can make money out of nothing. Financialization! He used his wealth to support worthy issues. Philanthropy! But what he really showed was... read the commentary. By Dean Baker.
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Bringing A Bit Of Light To The Fog Of War
It is timely to tell of Ukraine’s history since 1990 to understand the reasons for today's conflict with Russia. By Ron Jacobs.
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Anwar's Road To Putrajaya
A brief overview of what lies ahead for the 10th prime minister of Malaysia, by Stephen Tan. Also a look back at the years 1998-99 through Sabri Zain's Face Off: A Malaysian Reformasi Diary, Sabri's eye-witness account of the winds of social and political change that swept the country in the wake of the Anwar Saga. Interview by Dayaneetha De Silva, with pictures by Colin Nicholas.
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China’s Path To Socialist Modernization
Economic growth for the people's benefit. By Vijay Prashad and Tings Chak.
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Westerners Live In Denial, Convinced They’re The Good Guys
No one took responsibility for the explosion over the weekend that ripped through a section of the Kerch Bridge that links Russia to Crimea and was built by Moscow after it annexed the peninsula back in 2014. By Jonathan Cook.
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The Big Fools Say To Push On
Will you stand and protest against the last war? By Ron Jacobs.
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I Can See For Miles [cinelife]
Going Down The Rabbit Hole
As we hurtle into 2023, it’s ironic to realise how we are spinning round and around. As Fleetwood Mac once sang: “Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone but don’t stop thinking about tomorrow.” A brief attempt at memory and South-east Asian film history by Philip Cheah.
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Does Netflix’s The Sandman Give Fans Their Dream?
It was a dream come true when comic books became 'graphic novels'. By Andrew Stewart.
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Satyajit, Ritwik And The Renegade ‘Father’ Figure
In a brief critique, Silhouette editor Amitava Nag looks at how Satyajit Ray [1921-1992] and Ritwik Ghatak [1925-1976] with their different socio-psychological conditionings deal with the ‘father’ figure in their very last film.
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The Shock Of The New
What a wonderful world... the Kazakh New Wave. By Philip Cheah.
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My Favorites Of 2021
I’m really not a big fan of these “best of” lists, but of all the new arts entertainment (or edutainment as KRS-One would say) I consumed this past year, here’s what helped me most in wading through the muddied waters of 2021. By Joshua Frank.
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Movie Reviews
Inside Tár
An LBGTQ-friendly film that doesn't shy away from human failings whatever your label. By David Yearsley.
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Miranda Writes: Encanto’s Chart-Topping Enchantments
Another magic kingdom movie reviewed. And it's dripping with sarcasm... By David Yearsley.
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Listening Up To 'Don’t Look Up!'
Don't look. This is entertainment. By David Yearsley.
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Don’t Look Up: See It
By Manuel García, Jr.
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Decolonizing James Bond
'So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye'. Fawzia Afzal-Khan reviews No Time To Die, the 25th James Bond movie in the franchise.
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