The Smoke Signal : No Thanks, No Giving

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Annette Joy returns to with this  edition of The Smoke Signal, Native Voices on Air.

In this episode we do touch on the false holiday that is known as Thanksgiving. But we don’t stop there.

We share lots of great spoken word and music from a Native perspective.

We’ll hear spoken word from John Truedell, a commentary from Mumia Abu Jamal and music from artists Thunder Hill, Blackfire, Quese IMC and more. So while everyone seems to be taken in by the hyper consumerism of the “holiday season”, join us for 34 minutes of Clarity.

Ground Zero: Industrial Protest / the NSA

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DJ Bwahaha from the Detroit Industrial DJ circuit, and online radio pioneer presents this podcast as a protest against government surveillance. It was the first published mix in nearly a decade from the once prolific DJ. -BW

The following are his own words:
This mix was created in response to the recent news of the NSA’s domestic spying, and the persecution of whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning. It’s mostly Old School Industrial – nothing beats OSI for anti-totalitarian themed music (wow, it’s like they saw this coming…) with some synthpop, a bit of 80s, plus a couple other tracks that fit the theme.

The playlist is roughly organized around the five stages of grief, plus a section on the consequences for the whistleblowers.

0:00:00 Part 1: Denial (the state of the world)
0:27:04 Part 2: Persecution of the whistleblowers
0:44:08 Part 3: Anger (this one’s pretty much self-explanatory!)
1:09:16 Part 4: Bargaining (Not Here, Not Now, Not Me…)
1:32:53 Part 5: Depression
1:57:11 Part 6: Acceptance/Call to Action
2:33:07 Part 7: Postscript. More shameless editorializing on my part ;-)

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