to be clear PBPA (people before profit ALLIANCE) and AAA (anti austerity ALLIANCE) have formed an ALLIANCE.
This is a good thing. They will be known as AAA/PBPA
I am trying to come up with a pronunciation for AAA/PBPA
don’t say it sing it – There is something a little Oliver Twist about AAA/PBPA. Anti child labour – anti exploitation of the workers -highlighting the crimes of the financial capital and how the working class must arise and steal back the wealth they created in the Great Anti Theft Movement. Do NOT expect to see this performed in Panto on the stage at Liberty hall any Christmas soon. ICTU they’re behind you – Oh no they’re not.
Low power mediumwave in the Netherlands. After switching off a number of high power transmitters in 2015, at the end of December the Dutch government has launched a public consultation on ‘opening up’ the mediumwave band for radio and non-radio applications with ‘low power’ and with limited government regulation. When referring to ‘low power’ this means both a power in the range of 1 – 5 watts (site coverage) and 50 – 100 watts (municipal coverage). The idea is that the same frequencies will be re-used across the country. They will be handed out on the basis of a first-come, first served basis. Deadline for comments is 14 February 2016.
Radio Ulster @ 40 – Filmed as part of the BBC Radio Ulster 40th Anniversary Gala Concert in the Ulster Hall, this film features BBC Radio Ulster presenters and contributors reciting an extract from the poem “The Dane Tree” by Alfred Noyes, a celebration of airwaves and the power of radio. The poem was originally read at the official opening of the Daventry Transmitting Station in 1925 – the transmitter allowed the BBC to broadcast radio content across the world, with what was then called The Empire Service. Today it is known as The World Service.
Voice of Peace (Hebrew: קול השלום, Kol HaShalom) was an offshore radio station that served the Middle East for 20 years from the former Dutch cargo vessel MV Peace (formally MV Cito), anchored off Tel Aviv. Founded by Abie Nathan and the New York-based Peace Ship Foundation, the station broadcast almost continuously between 19 May 1973 and November 1993. The station was relaunched but solely as an online station in August 2009. A second online channel was added in 2014 called The Voice of Peace Classics.
Join artist Caroline Devine as she discusses her long term residency and collaboration with the Solar and Stellar Physics Group at the University of Birmingham. Chaired by Professor Bill Chaplin, School of Physics and Astronomy, this talk is part of the University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival.
I took a (non exclusive) break from facebook Jan 1 to 11. the up shot was 29 blog posts I own on my blog in 20 days.
I also started another radio show on a new station. I understand how social media sucks you in. Its feedback loop. The validation. But I am me. If I get less reads or comments or likes by publishing under my own site, I can live with that.
I’m not leaving social media, but I am returning more to platforms that were core to me from 2003 to 2011.
I also now read better stuff on Medium.com and may write there too. I am posting more on soundcloud, audioboom, and qued,tv.
Refocusing away from facebook has done little to curb my enthusiasm for writing, thinking, sharing or making, but it has allowed be to make stuff for me not the validation cycle. Some of it is shared back on facebook but most of it not.
hat tip to Colman Noctor Study who will find this of interest.
In 1964, Marshal McLuhan, Canadian philosopher of communication theory, wrote of the incident, The Irish Rebels used a ship’s radio to make, not a point-to-point message, but a diffused broadcast in hope of getting word to any ship that would relay their story to the American press. This is widely accepted as the world’s first radio broadcast.
On Wednesday another message was sent which read: British troops have been repulsed with great slaughter in the attempt to take the Irish position. The people are wildly enthusiastic for the new government.
Imagine the surprise when one of the ships that received this message was the British warship HMS Adventure anchored at Dun Laoghaire, just south of Dublin. Sadly, by Friday the broadcasts ceased and the Rising was all over.
**If youth won't listen to the radio - then we need to change the radio we make**
"So don't become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don't know or just don't care
And just complain when you're not there
You had your time, you had the power
You've yet to have your finest hour
I'm back in Liverpool
And everything seems the same
But I worked something out last night
That changed this little boy's brain.
A small piece of advice
That took 22 years in the make
And I will break it for you now
Please learn from my mistakes
Please learn from my mistakes
Let's dance to joy division
And celebrate the irony
Everything is going wrong
But we're so happy
ODE to ICTU
ICTU like a post-it note, something to stick to, support them & they'll support you, if they're forced to, encourage the rank and file to begin to, take back the unions, build something true, out with the old and in with the new, brothers and sisters I urge you.