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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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Basel 2011 (data)

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"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." By Paul Craig Roberts.

The “Dancing Israelis” who turned out to be Israeli Mossad agents caught filming and celebrating the destruction of the twin towers. Arrested by police and released without investigation, they were not mentioned in the 911 Commission Report. Later on Israeli TV they said they were sent to New York to film the destruction of the twin towers. Allegedly, there was no advance warning of the event, but obviously the Israelis knew. 

The alleged fundamentalist orthodox fanatical Muslims who were prepared to die to be martyrs, but who drank, drugged, and lived with strippers and prostitutes in Florida.

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Free Downloads: This Week's New MP3s
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Latest: The Beatles
Rubber Soul [Purple Chick Deluxe Edition]
Latest: X
Minneapolis 2019
Latest: Liz Phair
Cambridge, MA 2018
Latest: Gilbert O'Sullivan
Wickham 2019
Re-Start: The Cars [Ric Ocasek R.I.P. 1944 - 2019]
Toronto 1978
Gorillaz
Rock am Ring, Nurburg 2018
Norah Jones
Anchorage, AK 2019
Fire!
Barcelona 2018
David Bowie & Stevie Ray Vaughan
Dallas 1983
The Beatles
Help! [Purple Chick Deluxe Edition]
Bob Dylan & The Hawks
New York 1967
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Summer Sonic, Japan 2019
Moby
KCRW, Santa Monica 2018
The Breeders
NPR Tiny Desk Concert 2018
New Barbarians
Barb Wired Tour Vol 2 [CD3/4 of 4]
Children Of The Light [Perez/Patitucci/Blade]
Basel 2018
Bruce Springsteen
Bottom Line, New York 1975 [Huge Upgrade]
The Beatles
For Sale [Purple Chick Deluxe Edition CD3 only]
Jackson Browne
Tokyo 2017
Van Morrison
Knebworth 1974
Elvis Costello
Boston 1979
New Barbarians
Barb Wired Tour Vol 2 [CD1/2 of 4]
Rhiannon Giddens
Boston 2019
Bee Gees
Tokyo 1973
Gram Parsons
A Song For You [CD6/7]
The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night [Purple Chick Deluxe Edition]
Billie Eilish
Glastonbury 2019
Little Feat
Kansas 1974
The National
Belgium 2019
Jordan Rakei
KCRW, Santa Monica 2019
Bill Evans Trio + Friends
France 1978
Fanny
Germany 1971
The Smashing Pumpkins
Portugal 2019
Gram Parsons
A Song For You [CD4/5]
Derek & The Dominos
Fillmore Outtakes 1976
Dan Fogelberg
KBFH Santa Monica 1976
Neneh Cherry
Glastonbury 2019
The Doors
New York 1967
The Good, The Bad & The Queen
France 2019
Bob Dylan
Hyde Park, London 2019
Erroll Garner Trio
Paris 1962
Bob Dylan
Desire Sessions Remastered
Gram Parsons
A Song For You [CD2/3]
The Beatles
With The Beatles [Purple Chick Deluxe Edition]
Lily Allen
Sydney 2009
Mavis Staples
Glastonbury 2019
The Rolling Stones
Sydney 1966
The Comet Is Coming
Glastonbury 2019
Fatoumata Diawara
Glastonbury 2019
Buffalo Springfield
Dallas 1968
Liam Gallagher
Glastonbury 2019
Miley Cyrus
Glastonbury 2019
Bob Dylan
Norway 1981
Babymetal
Glastonbury 2019
The Killers
Glastonbury 2019
Sharon Van Etten
Glastonbury 2019
Jeanne Lee
Germany 1963 / France 1998
Neil Young
Hyde Park 2019
Rod Stewart/Faces
Inglewood 1975
Various
Mulholland Tomorrow Benefit 1985 [Don Henley & Guests]
Three Days Grace
Rock am Ring - Nurburg 2019
Grateful Dead
Alternative Terrapin
Greta Van Fleet
Lollapalooza, Sao Paulo 2019
Stormzy
Glastonbury 2019
Charles Mingus Quintet
Palermo 1976
The Beatles
Please Please Me [Purple Chick Deluxe Edition CD2 Only]
Phil Woods
Heidelberg 1971
Jethro Tull
Los Angeles 1977
Elton John
Saturday Sun Sessions 1970
Halestorm
Rock am Ring - Nurburg 2019
The Cure
Glastonbury 2019

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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
Neneh Cherry - Glastonbury 2019 [no label, 1CD] Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.West Holts Stage, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK; June 29, 2019. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast. "A refresher, a breather in a day of high-octane energy."
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Features

Are We Headed Toward A Techno-Eugenic Future?

Increasingly biotechnology is making Eugenics, the controlled breeding of humans, a reality. And when the Capitalists get into the picture, it will all be about making money. Mohsen Abdelmoumen interviews Stuart Newman, professor of cell biology and anatomy.

Dr Stuart A Newman, PhD, is professor of cell biology and anatomy. He has been a visiting professor at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, the Centre à l’Energie Atomique-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, the University of Tokyo, and was a Fogarty Senior International Fellow at Monash University, Australia. He was a founding member of the Council for Responsible Genetics in Cambridge, MA and is a director of the Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, Nixon, NV and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Biosciences (Bangalore). He also writes about social and cultural aspects of biological research and technology.

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Concealing The Truth

When lies are propagated so frequently and the truth sacrificed so easily, very likely it is because the powerful want to protect their power at all costs. By Chandra Muzaffar.

Concealing the truth from the people is not unusual in politics. It is perhaps more pronounced in global politics partly because it is more difficult to hold powerful global actors accountable. That might is right is an adage that rings true at the international level more than in the domestic arena.

There are currently a number of international issues where the truth is concealed or camouflaged. The demonstrations in Hong Kong for instance which have gone on for weeks are perceived by a lot of people as a struggle for freedom and democracy against an authoritarian government in Beijing.

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Shakin' All Over [the noize]
Kind Of Blue At 60
Kind Of Blue, Miles Davis' iconic cool jazz album, has sold five million copies to date. But did you know that the sidemen were paid hourly union wages? Or US$48.50 per session. By David Yearsley.
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Woodstock Nation Revisited: Abbie Hoffman, Joan Baez And The Culture Vultures Of Capitalism
"We were stardust." The Woodstock generation was largely fun-loving but there was a serious side. You had to pay your dues to move ahead. By Jonah Raskin.
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Orchestral Shooting
On a road trip through gun-loving America in the middle of mass shootings. By David Yearsley.
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I Can't Explain [world affairs]
Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport
The New Yorker wrote: "Can one sentence capture all of life? That's the ambition of Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport." The Irish novelist's eighth novel, which has been described as stream of consciousness style unfettered by paragraphs or full stops, was one of the books shortlisted for Booker Prize 2019. By Charles R Larson.
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Beyond Protest
Aric McBay's Full Spectrum Resistance (Vol 1) is a guide to direct action for those disillusioned with the posturing of liberal “activism.” By Ron Jacobs.
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‘Slowbalization’: Is The Slowing Global Economy A Boon Or Bane?
Since that Slow Food call, the movement has spread to other branches of culture: slow cinema, slow education, slow medicine, slow design, even slow travel, perhaps slowbalization is exactly what the planet needs right now. By John Feffer.
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Is Hong Kong Important? For Whom?
The Hong Kong protest has been framed as an economic problem by China; the widening gap between the elites and the rest. The protesters themselves claim it is about freedom and democracy and independence from authoritarian China. You can't solve a problem till you know what it is. By Daniel Warner.
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Global Warming and U.S. National Security Diplomacy
Why oil is part of America's foreign and defence policy. By Michael Hudson.
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America’s Collapse: An Economy Based On Plunder
Mr Businessman is making big bucks in the for-profit model of business while neglecting to pay for the cost of environmental damage. But someone has to pay for it. Is unrestrained Capitalism good for you? By Paul Craig Roberts.
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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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