Welcome to Gorilla Radio, recorded February 25th, 2023
Last weekend saw mass anti-war demonstrations around the United States and Europe. In Washington, DC ‘Rage Against the War Machine‘ manifested in the very heart – if not the soul – of the nation with speakers and activists from a variety of pursuits and political persuasions agreeing to forego their disagreements on other issue for the moment to focus on the rolling disaster that is the global war machine.
Jeremy Kuzmarov is a journalist and author who also serves as Managing Editor at CovertActionMagazine.com and he was there.
Jeremy Kuzmarov and dispatch from DC in the first half.
And; On February 9th, a train derailed outside East Palestine, Ohio. The toxic cargo, purposefully ignited in a disastrously ill-advised attempt at environmental remediation. David Rovics‘ new song, East Palestine is a modern ballad of an old American story of the venality and base corruption culminating in the Ohio catastrophe.
David’s recent article too, ‘Communications for Indy Musicians, Then and Now‘ is a reflection not only on his quarter century making a living as a touring musician, but of living and working in our mediated times. His new album, Killing the Messenger is due out any day, telling the stories of East Palestine, and the other on.
David Rovics on Killing the Messenger in these end days of media in the second half.
But first, Jeremy Kuzmarov and raging for peace in America.
Artist: David Rovics
Song: East Palestine from the album, Killing the Messenger
Artist: Robert Hoyt
Song: This Star from the album, Mind’s Eye