This week, Wikileaks.org released graphic video of the cold-blooded slaughter of Iraqi civilians in 2007, including the two Reuters journalists picture above, Saeed Chmagh and Namir Noor-Eldeen. While confirming the authenticity of the video, the Pentagon’s response is effectively “So what?”, which leads one to imagine that the indiscriminate massacre of non-combatants is rather commonplace. This week’s dirty rotten boss, Don Blankenship of Massey Energy was busy updating his twitter page while his workers’ mourn the loss of their fellow miners, assuring that when his time comes, he’s reserved his first-class express trip to Hell. Hey maggots, Bon appetit! Without historical precedent, a standing US President orders the extra-judicial assassination of a US citizen! Now, that’s change you can believe in! Finally, we wrap it up with this day in Revolutionary history.
Reuters Chief Spikes Story on Killing of His Own Staffers In Baghdad by John Cook Mourners stage vigils for miners; Blankenship updates Twitter page by Tim Wheeler 14 American workers die on the job every day by Chris Bowers Mayday Amidst Global Mayhem by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Music: David Rovics – International Terrorists Fela Kuti – Zombie General Strike – Dirty Rotten Bosses Jackie Bernard – We a Socialist Anna Marly – Le Chant des Partisans Street Dogs – There is Power in a Union Sam Cooke – A Change is Gonna Come
Original version broadcast on Thursday, April 8th, 2010 8 PM EST on WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA
Program length: 56:43