Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Show #71, April 30, 2010

This week on the Revolution...we celebrate May Day, International Workers Day with Joe Carolan of Unite and get you ready Saturday's festivities in Dunedin.

Also Green MP David Clendon on Gerry Brownlee's committee to turn New Zealand and a financial services hub. What kind of banking utopia is this and what does it mean for the rest of us?


Public Enemy - By the time I get to Arizona
Jackie Bernard - Jah Jah Way
King Curtis - Memphis Soul Stew
KRS One - Sound of the Police
Curtis - Move on Up
Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle
Scotty - Johnny Too Bad
Jay Z - American Dreamin'
Black Ivory - I keep Asking You Questions
Mr Lif - Live From the PLantation
Nas - Sly Fox

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Show #70, April 23, 2010

This week on the Revolution...Dr Brendan Hokowhitu of Te Tumu joins us to discuss the government's signing on to the UN Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Surely its been a good news for all non-reactionary New Zealanders. The attempts to contain the significance of this document to mere symbolism and aspirations don't sound convincing. Surely this will help frame and reaffirm all future struggles for self-determination. We put these issues to Brendan.

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Also this week...Suzette Jackson from Greenpeace on the quiet war being waged on tropical rain forests. What has developed country's demand for bio-fuels done to bio-diversity, indigenous peoples and Orangutans? Are consumer boycotts enough or should we push for new international investment guidelines around the environment and agro-food production?

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Three the Hard Way - Hop Hop Holiday
Lisandro Mez - Shacalo
Milton Howard - Shingaling
Sizzla - Black Woman & Child
Fondle 'em Fossils - Farewell Fondle 'em
Cappadonna - Love is the Message
Oh No - Wildchild
Dudley Perkins - Testing Me
Aesop Rock - Kill 'm All
Joni Haastrup - Greetings
Funkadelic - You can't miss what you can't measure
Camu Tao - Wireless
Dam Native - Horrified One
Sir Victor Uwaifo _agho

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Show #69, April 16th 2010

This week on The Revolution...Odalys Lopez on the Cuban relief effort in Haiti. 'Doctors not Guns', what a crazy idea! While the US/UN/NGO imperial complex prioritized security over immediacy, Cuba and Venezuela sent in urgently needed medical support teams. How are these events reflective of the imperial legacy and what is the impact on the Bolivarian resurgence?

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Cage - Grand Ol' Party
Cyril Neville - Gossip
Gil Scott Heron - The Klan
Zoot Sims - Small Garden
Lee Dorsey - Give it up
Latryx - Lady Don't Tek No
Mr Lif - Earthcrusher
Basa Basa Soundz - Dr Solutsu
The Emotions - If you think it
Mos Def - Crime & Medicine
Black Uhuru - Happiness
Eddie Bo - Hey Bo
The Saints - Sleeping Trees
Wu Tang - The City
Donny Hathaway - Ghetto
Chi-Lites - Power to the people
Jadakiss - Why
Dennis Alcapone - Run Run Run
Black Nasty - Party on 4th St

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Show #68, March 26th, 2010

This week on The Revolution...REVOLUTION! IN NEPAL!. Ben Peterson Joins us for a first hand account of revolutionary transformation in Nepal. An inspirational account of how a people with nothing transformed their lives to embrace radical egalitarianism and universality.

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Also Greens co-leader Metiria Turei will be in the studio to discuss National's mining policy and the turning mood of the country. Also why does Phill Goff get to monopolize this issue? Are the Greens being marginalized even as we embrace conservationist values?

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Willie Bobo - Spanish Grease
Slum Village - I Don't Know
Cal Tjader - Soul Sauce
Menelik - Nightwork
Fela Kuti - Mr Follow Follow
PB Wolf & Encore - Run the line
Cornell Campbell - Never Change
Rae & Ghost - Crimonology
Dramatics - Get Up Get Down
Milton Wright - Keep it Up
Group Home - Tear Shit Down
MHZ - Widespread
Grover Washington Jr - Knucklehead

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Show #67, March 19th 2010

This week on The Revolution...we welcome a man with his own 'nomics', Act MP Roger Douglas the neo-liberal boogey man himself! Douglas has two private member bills before parliament, one abolishing compulsory student union membership (VSM), the other reinstating discriminatory youth wages. At the tender age of 73 what is behind Roger's new found passion for youth issues?


Also this week...Kerem Blumberg Israeli peace activist joins us to talk 'Occupation and Resistance' a photo exhibition being held at 5b Buller st on the 21th-22nd & 26th-27th (12-3pm, opening party Friday night from 9). While the Gaza blockade drags on, the political peace process stagnates, we get a sense of what's been going on at ground level. Visit

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Also on Friday night Quixotic opening at 5:30 Fringe Fest Goodness at None Gallery 24 Stafford st.


Syl Johnson - Is it because i'm black
Black Sheep - The choice is yours
Sir Victor Uwaifo - Ekassa 40
Sadat X - Daily News
Lisandro Meza - Shacalao
Leroy Huston - Ghetto 74
Alton Ellis - Blackish White
Bill Cosby - Hicky Burr
Mr Lif - Arise
Fela Kuti - Chop & Quench
Rod Taylor - Them top ranking
Ill Bill - American History X
Cappadonna - Run
24 Carat Gold - Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth
Talib Kweli - Get By
Ramsey Lewis - Living for the city
Lootpack - crate diggin'

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Show #66, March 5, 2010

This week on The Revolution...Dr Leonore Tiefer of NYU joins us to talk on the medicalization of life by the pharmaceutical industry. Are you Shy? You must suffer from 'general anxiety disorder'. Hey ladies are you not a raging nympho? You have what's called 'female sexual dysfunction'. Ask your doctor about our newest drug that we trialled as an antipressant but didn't work so we've created a new disease just for you!

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Check Dr Tiefer's activist work on the New View Campaign


Biggie - Sky's The Limit
Ronnie Lewis - Always There
Ernie & The Dap Notes - Dap Walk
Grover Washington Jr - Inner City Blues
Outkast - 2 dope boys in a cadillac
Tiken Jah Fakoly - Foly
Curtis Mayfield - Little Child
Common - The People
Ike & Tina - Whole Lotta Love
Brass Construction - Movin'
Lonnie D - Dream On
Mumia - The Haiti Response
Slyvania East Side Symphony - Egbe Mi O
Dave & Ansel Collins - Monkey Spanner
King Geedorah - Take Me To Your Leader
De La Soul - Breakadawn
The Propositions - Africana
Wu Tang - Uzi
Antibalas - Talkatif

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Show #65 February 26, 2010

This week on The Revolution...Labour MP Pete Hodgson, what does he make of National's new class war (are we allowed to call it that?), the anti-democratic assault on MMP and the plans to open DOC land to mining?

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Also 'My Name Is Rachel Corrie' is being put on over the next two weeks, we are joined by director Stuart Young and lead actor Nadya Shaw Bennett. Listen in for a chance to win two double passes.

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Steele Beautah - Africa
Stevie Wonder - Golden Lady
Ghostface Killah - I'll Die For You
Howard Scott Band - Slippin' Into Darkness
Soul Searchers - Blow Your Whistle
Gil Scott Heron - Must Be Something
Juggaknots - Liar, Liar
The TSU Tornados
The Upsetters - Tighten Up
Bahamadia - Uknowhowwedu
The Itals - Run Baldhead Run
Outkast - BOB
MC Solaar - Superstar
The Coup - We Are The Ones
Jimmy McGriff - Blue Juice
BDP - You Must Learn
Freestyle Fellowship - Inner City Boundaries
Doom - Superfrendz

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Show #64 Febraury 19, 2010

This week on The Revolution...Frances Nelson of the NZEI the national union for primary school teachers. As teachers and parents across the country try to put the breaks on standardized testing for kids we ask what is really going on. ACT's Heather Roy is talking about choice and vouchers, sounds like privitization. Appealing to the reactionary sentiments of disengaged parents National wants to create a new managerial level of bureaucracy to do some bean counting and make it look like they are doing something. Oh has anyone mentioned that public spending on education has been frozen if not cut over the last 10 years? This looks alot like the 4th season of The Wire.

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Check out the Hands Up For Learning Campaign.


Donald Byrd - Change
MC Solaar - Les Tempes Changent
War - The World is a Ghetto
Erykah Badu - Twinkle
Company Flow - Krazy Kings Too
BT Express - Do it
Boot Camp Click - I Need More
Earth, Wind & Fire - Sweet Sweetback's Theme
Blach Uhuru - Sponji Reggae
Blackalicious - Shallow Days
Funkadelic - I'll Bet You
Weathermen - Same As It Never Was
Peter King - Shango
Mf Doom - Red and Gold
Gil Scott Heron - Me and the Devil
Bobby Hutcherson - Oyo Como Va
Bobby Franklin - Hit and Quit It
Kaze - For The Record
Erykah - Window Seat

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Show #63, February 12, 2010

The Revolution is back...
Last year our holiday break was marked by the Gaza massacre, this year Haiti. The injustice is staggering. And before your right off the Haitian catastrophe as an act of god or nature, check the history. The remarkable people of Haiti have staged two of the greatest emancipatory acts of our collective history. From its inception through the slave revolution to the 1991 election of Aristide, Haitians have been bleed dry for their indomitable political will. This is as much a natural disaster as Hurricane Katrina. If you want some background check out Zizek's reveiw of Peter Hallward's book.

On the home front we get you started in proper fashion as nation wide demos are planned to protest the lack of a real living wage. Unite's Mike Treen will join us at 10:30 to talk about the paltry 25c increase in the minimum wage, Jon Key's raising of GST to 15% and the campaign for a 15$ minimum wage. For more info visit

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Philadelphia International All Stars - Lets Clean Up The Ghetto
Kool G Rap - The Streets of New York
Mr Lif - Live from the Plantation
Marvin Gaye - Got to Give it Up
Sahara All Star Band Jos - Enjoy Yourself
El-P & Camu Tao - Jukie Skate Rock
Gil Scott Heron - NY is Killing Me
Tupac & Scarface - Smile
William DeVaughn - Diamond in the Back
Players Association - Turn the Music Up
Juggaknots - Smile
Slick Rick - Sleazy Gynecologist
Ray Charles - The Right Time
Sir Victor Uwaifo - Kirikisi

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Show #62 December 11, 2009

This week on The Revolution... Professor Jim Flynn world leading scholar and debunker of right-wing charlatanism helps us deal with the new myths of 'the underclass'. How have liberals of good conscience let talk of sterilization go unchallenged? Why is such essentialist pseudo-science being revived and what does this portend to Rosa Luxemburg's axiom of 'socialism or barbarism'.
Also check Professor Annemarie Jutel's piece in the Sydney Morning Herald about the latest medicalization of life by big pharma. It turns out ladies that if your not a raging nympho you suffer from FEMALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION :(


Jay-Z - Excuse Me Miss
Gregory - Inner City Lady
Bootsy - Rather Be With you
Quincy Jones - Summertime
Al Campbell - Free up Rasta
King Geedorah - Fastlane
Alpha Blondy - Bloodshed in Africa
The Roots - Proceed
Billy Paul - Black Enough for you?
Stevie Wonder - Love is in the Need of Love
Gil Scott Heron - Guerilla
Public Enemy - No. 1
Ill Bill - Yae Yo
Joe Thomas - Thank You
Fela Kuti - Shenshema
Cornell Campbell - I'll Never Change
The Coup - 5 Million Ways

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Show #61 December 4th, 2009

This week strictly banging hip-hop shit.

Jay Z - You Don't Know
Revolution Compared to What - Go to Work
Ike Turner - Getting Nasty
Benie Seigel - I Can't Go On
Funky Four Plus - It's The Joint
Notorious BIG - Juicy
Mumia - Another Vietnam
Mos Def - Dollar Day
Lakeside - Rock, Skate Roll Bounce
Stevie Wonder - Jammin'
Ghost - Underwater
Slick Rick - Women Lose Weight
Marvin Gaye - Your the Man
The Roots - Esaywahtman
Last Emperor - Secret Wars
Outkast - Skew on the Bar-b
Lakim Shabazz - No Justice No Peace
Treacherous Three - Heartbeat
King Geedorah - Fazers
Barrington Levy - Englishmen
Lancelot Layne - Yo Tink it Sorf

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Show #60, November 20, 2009

This week on The Revolution...Tim Duvall Smith on the Stupidity of Television and Drug Prohibition.

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Check out Tim's podcasts on Toroa Radio

Also check out the latest lecture from Slavoj Zizek 'First as Tragedy, Then as Farce'


Fela - Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo
The Coup - Dig It!
Roy Ayers - Everybody
Cornell Campbell - Blessed Are They
Lakim Shabazz - Africa
Burning Spear - Old Marcus Garvey
James Brown - Even a Blind Man Can See
Slick Rick - A Letter
Bill Withers - I Can't Write Left Handed
Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For it
Gil Scott Heron - Vild (Dumb, Deaf & Blind)
Reflection Eternal & Mos - Fortified Live
Mitchell Blue - Dorado
The Itals - Rastafari Chariot
Mitchell Blue - Dorado
Alpha Blondy - Coup D'etat
Scarface - It Ain't Shit
Badu - On & On
Aesop Rock - Blue In The Face
Funkadelic - Wake Up

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Show #59, November 13th 2009

This week on The Revolution...Greens co-leader Metiria Turei on the right wing backlash and the police power grab that is the Gangs and Organized Crime Bill. When we last caught up with Metiria we were discussing the looming crisis of prison privitization, know it seems we have the punitive measures and incentives to fill these prisons up. Solidarity or Barbarism? Has compassionate conservatism become soft fascism?

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Funkadelic - Everybody's Gonna Make It
Guilty Simpson - Clap Your Hands
Isley Brothers - Who's The Lady
ALpha Blondy - Apartheid is Nazism
Gregory Issacs - If You See My Mary
Ahmad Jamal - The World is a Ghetto
STevie Wonder - Do I Do
Lootpack - Wanna Test
Cannonball Adderley - Walk Tall
William DeVaugh - Diamond in the back...
Wu Tang Clan - Can it be...
Gil Scott Heron - Shut Em Down
Sam Cooke - Trouble Blues
Jeru - Your Playin' Yo Self
The Meters - Just Kissed my Baby
Common - Rich Man vs Poor Man
Mos Def - Audioturium

Friday, October 30, 2009


The 'Glen Beck' of New Zealand Michael Laws has done it again. Not content with the standard facist line of hate, bigotry, jingoism and neo-colonialism this angry white male has called for 'The Final Solution', sterilize the underclass. Check out the Post story at Stuff. This is intolerable and all NZers of conscious need to put a stop to it. That's why I'm calling for a letter campaign to Radio Live and Sunday Star Times to demand he resign.

This kind of open unabashed vile hatred has no place within a society of liberal principles of universality, equality and freedom. We should not only reject his ideas but reject the idea that we should even have this conversation. This has no place in the public discourse, would you like to hear someone debating whether rape should be legal, or sodomites be flogged. This is the level at which Laws is operating.

Particularly shameful in this case is the support of Radio Live for this 'man'. Trying to get some of that Jon Stewart edgyness, they claim to facilitate interesting ideas and debates. There is no debate to be had unless we wish to fundamentally undermine the core substance of democracy and subject the vulnerable to further maliciousness and debasement.

I urge you to write a sincere letter the good old fashioned way to the following:

Radio Live
PO Box 8880
Symonds St
New Zealand

Sunday Star Times
attn: the Editor
PO Box 1327
Auckland 1140

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Show #58, October 30, 2009

The struggle continues. This week on The Revolution... we are pleased to welcome onto the program veteran campaigner Mike Treen of Unite to talk about the continuing battle for equity, a living wage and pushing back the right wing surge.

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Also, check out Bill Moyers Journal for a superb interview with Judge Richard Goldstein, head of the UN Human RIghts Council inquiry into the Gaza massacre.


Fela - Lady
Dead Prez - Revolution
Curtis - Get Down
Jay-Z - Hello
Dizzy Gillespie - The Matrix
Erykah Badu - The Healer
BDP - The Racist
Mumia - The People Say Ow
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign
The Coup - SHo Yo Ass
Mos Def - Universal Magnetic
Boris Gardiner - Negril
Prince Far I - Prison Discipline

Friday, October 23, 2009

Show #57 October 23, 2009

This week On The Revolution...we get you prepped for the Labour Day Rally at the Octagon (2pm). David Harvey at Marxism 2009 offers a dialectical conception of the assemblage of values necessary for an emancipatory socialist project. Check our post for Andrew Tait's (ISOs) take on the present political moment.


Moody Scott - Gotta Bust Out the Ghetto
Organized Konfusion - Black Sunday
The Coup - Ass Breath Killers
Stevie - Higher Ground
Black Uhuru - solidarity
Erykah Badu - Honey
Curtis Mayfield - Keep on Keeping On
Highlanders Group - Funky 16 Corners
Gil Scott Heron - Pieces of a Man
The Itals - Run Bald Head Run
Mos Def - There's Only One
Jimmy McGriff - Blue Juice
Tekitha - Walking Through the Darkness
Eddie Bo - Funky Yeah
Common - Real People
The Roots - Mellow my Man
Ramsey Lewis - Spring too High

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Show #56, October 16, 2009

This week on The Revolution... we welcome back Prof Will Harris, a tremendous local resource and expert on the middle east. Last year he told me that one thing you can expect in the middle east is that things can always get worse. Boy was he right. As the Goldstone report has been released we've seen a total lack of willingness to condemn Israel for clear atrocities, cynical manipulation from the US and Israel, and a total crisis of leadership for the Palestinians. Prof Harris will assess the current crisis.

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Also this week, we catch up with Chris Matahaere, local Unite Union organizer, as we get pumped for the labour day festivities and the drive for the living wage. Visit the Unite website for information on activism across the country and download a petition for the 15$ minimum wage campaign:


Eddie Henderson - Kumquat Kids
Ill Bill - American History X
Rod Taylor - Them Top Ranking
MC Soolar - Doin Fine
Donald Byrd - Stepping into Tomorrow
Mos Def - Dollar Day
Chub Rock, Jeru, O.C. - Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers
Bobby Hutcherson - Ummh!
Jimmy Cliff - Struggling Man
Immortal Technique - Peruvian Cocaine
Quasimoto - Low Class Conspiracy
Gil Scott Heron - Inner City Blues
Nina Simone - I Shall Be Released
Heribe Hancock - Gentle Thoughts

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Show #55, October 9, 2009

This week on The Revolution...Slavoj Zizek at Marxism 2009 with the lecture 'What Does it Mean to be a Revolutionary Today?'

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Also check out Zizek in The Guardian on Israel-Palestine


MC Solaar - Solaar Power
Marvin Gaye - Time to get it Together
Reflection Eternal - Eternalists
Eddie Bo - We Like Mambo
Donald - Wind Parade
Marlena Shaw - California Soul
Wu Tang Clan - Can't Go To Sleep
Over Night Low - Witch Doctor
Ike Turner - Thinking Black
Bob Andy - Unchained
Del - The Wacky World of Rapid Transit
The Coup - Kill My Landlord
Gil Scott Heron - Hello Sunday, Hello Road
Herbie Hancock - Hang Up Your Hang Ups
Mr Lif - Arise
Orlando Julius - Psychedelic Afro Shop
Barrington Levy - Black Heart Man
Bobby Hutcherson - Going Down South

Friday, October 2, 2009

Show #54, October 2, 2009

Sue Bradford, we take the time to reflect on the laundry list of accomplishments Sue achieved as a parliamentarian. Does she feel its time to head back to the community to start the struggle again in these times of dislocation?

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Fela Kuti - Suffering & Smiliing
The TSU Tornados - The TSU Tornados
Pharoe Monch - Let's Go
Organized Konfusion - 3-2-1
Wadladi Experience - We See Jah
Black Brothers - School Children
Aesop Rock - Battery
JBs - The Grunt
Gil Scott Heron - The Guerilla
Peter Tosh - Stand Firm
the Itals - Truth Must Reveal
Rob - Make it Fast, Make it slow
Parliament - Children of Production
Goodie Mob - Cell Therapy
Sadat X - Wild Cowboy

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Show #53, September 25th 2009

As the NZ SAS deploys to Afghanistan we invite back on to the program Greens Foreign Affairs and Defense spokesperson Keith Locke. Is John Key star-struck by Obama? Is the right realizing its fantasy for a re-constitution of ANZUS? How does the war mentality effect our domestic politics?

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Fela Kuti - Everything Scatter
Ice Cube - Bird In the Hand
Stevie Wonder - You Got it Bad
Bob Dylan - Masters of War
Sage Francis - Makeshift Patriot
Gregory Issacs - Sinner Man
Eazy E & co - We Are All in the Same Gang
Michigan & Smiley - Compliments to Studio One
Last Poets - White Man's Got a God Complex
Mos Def - Right Now
Culture - Natty Dread
Bob Marley - War
Antibalas - something
The Skatalites - Man of The Street
Curtis Mayfield - Little Child RUnning WIld

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Show #52, September 18th, 2009

The Revolution is back from sabbatical. What better what to get things on and popping than to air an extended interview with Revolutionary extraordinaire Emory Douglas. Former Culture Minister for the Black Panther Party and indefatigable revolutionary artist and activist, we catch up for a drink and a bite along with Andrew Tait and Fiona Jack. From recalling the great contributions of the Panther party to analysis of today's struggles, Emory lets us know what time it is.

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Grant Green - Aint it Funky
Mos Def - What it is
The Itals - Liberation
Lancelot Layne - Yo Think it Sorf
BDP - The Racist
Mumia Abu Jamal - Circle of Sameness
Gil Scott Heron - Winter in America
Admiral's Trinidad Cavaliers - 90% of me is you
Jeremy Steig - Howling for Judy
Talib Kweli - Listen
Stevie WOnder - Pastime Paradise
Alpha Blondy - Election Koutche
Erykah Badu - Soldier
Eddie Bo - Can You Handle it
Nina Simone - Revolution
The Coup - Fat Cats Bigger Fish

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Show #51, July 24, 2009

This week on The Revolution...'Banks Behaving Badly'. Greens co-leader Russel Norman joins us to talk about the Opposition's inquiry into exorbitant short term interests rate charges. Why is National backing away from oversight of the banking sector? Is Jon Key using his banking expertise for the good of the nation or to help out his buddies? Will working NZers finally get mad as hell over their strangulation at the hands of the financial sector?

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Also check out Democracy Now for an interesting take on Obama's NAACP speech with Carl Dix and Cornel West.


Fela Kuti - Sorrow Tears and Blood
Common - The Corner
Gil Scott Heron - Whitey on the Moon
Dennis Brown - Judge Not
Bobby Hutcherson - Yuyo
Donald Byrd - Weasil
Lakeside - Bounce, Rock, Skate & Roll
The Coup - Me Jesus the Pimp in a 79 Grenada
Fire Fox - Give Them Reggae
Cappa & Ghost - '97 Mentality
Curtis - Now Your Gone
Outkast - Return of the G

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Show #50, July 10, 2009

The Revolution goes for fitty...Ain't no stopping it!

This week on the Revo...some thoughts on Iran. Is the first guy on the right Ahmadenijad? For remarkable lecture on the emancipatory potential of Iran democratic struggle, visit:

Also we caught up with acclaimed author Prof. Jules Pretty of Essex at the Otago Foreign Policy School and had a chat about sustainable agriculture. (Cuban urban agriculture pictured) Visit:

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Sly & The Family Stone - It's a Family Affair
NWA - Express Yo' Self
Bobby Hutcherson - Yuyo
Biz Markie - Goin' Off
Banbara - Shack Up
Bob Dylan - Masters of War
Geto Boys - The World is a Ghetto
Eddie Henderson - Kumquat Kids
Erykah Badu - Honey
Gil Scott Heron - Guerilla
Horace Andy - Oh Lord
Johnny Clarke - Them Never Love Poor Marcus
BDP - Beef
Gregory Issacs - My Religion
The Coup - Ghetto Manifesto
Marvin Gaye - Flyin' High
Jimmy McGriff - The Bird
Marvin & Erick - Music
Wailing Souls - Back Out With it
Roger Troutman - More Bounce
Kool G Rap - My Life
Herbie Hancock - Chameleon

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Show #49 June 26, 2009

This week on The Revolution...Democratic activist, Unite Union organizer and national treasure John Minto on reactionary populism and the smacking referendum. Is this really what the workers of New Zealand should be riled up about at a time of unprecedented economic catastrophe.

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Mos Def - Mr Nigga
Yusef Latif - Like It Is
Stevie Wonder - Another Star
Ghostface Killah - Whip Me With a Strap
Peter Tosh - You Can't Blame the Youth
Gil Scott Heron - Must Be Something
Bim Sherman - Dispensation
Madlib - Loopdigga
Alpha Blondy - Afriki
SOUL - Express Your Self
Tony Allen - Progress
African Brothers - School Children
The Coup - Repo Man
O'Donel Levy - People Make The World Go Round
Sunz of Man - Israeli News
James Brown - Talkin Loud Sayin' Nuthin

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Show #48 June 19, 2009

This week on The Revolution...Gayaal Iddamalgoda on ethnic violence and genocide in Sri Lanka.

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Tony Allen - Hustler
Gil Scott Heron - Ain't No Such Thing As a Superman
Mos Def - Know That
Parliament - Funk for Fun
Rick James - Give it to me Baby
Mumia - Obama in Cairo
Unbound All Stars - Mumia 911
Alpha Blondy - Super Powers
Jimmy McGriff - The Worm
3rd Generation - Because of Money
Junior Murvin - STop The Crime
Grandmaster Flash - WWIII
Johnny Clarke - Be Holy
Curtis Mayfield - We Got to Have Peace
Jimmy Spicer - Money (Dollar Bill Y'all)
Wu Tang - Tearz
Chuck Brooks - Behind Closed Doors
Aesop Rock - No Jumper Cables
Erykah Badu - Master Teacher

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Show #47, June 12, 2009

This week on The Revolution...The Food Movement with Assoc Prof Hugh Campbell. What is the importance of the battle over food production, distribution and consumption? To what extent does our alienation from our dinner plate reflect our socio-political condition? Also, we build to the Otago Foreign Policy School Conference 'Dimensions of the Global Food Crisis'. Tune in for a chance to attend/help and find out about sustainable agriculture research grants.

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Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit
Parliament - Children of Production
Culture - Natty Dread Taking Over
Grandmaster & Melle Mel - It's Nasty
Stevie Wonder - Big Brother
Organized Konfusion - Invetro
Kool G Rap - Streets of Rap
Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage
Gregory Issacs - Sweeter the Victory
Carleen & The Groovers - Can We Rap
Funkadelic - Biological Speculation
Common - Tihsisme
Badu - On and On
La Brigade - Operation Coup de Poignt
Johnny Clarke - Declaration of Rights
King Geedorah - Fazors
Meters - Just Kissed my baby
Johnny Cash - Man in Black

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Show #46, May 29, 2009

A day of student protest, we get you primed for the joint Young Labour and EAG action decrying the student financial crisis.


Gil Scott Heron - The Bottle (live)
Bobby Hutcherson - Montara
James Reese and the Progressions - Let's Go
Malcolm X - No Such Thing as a Non Violent Revolution
Al Campbell - Bad Boy
Master Killah - Street Corner
Anitbalas - Talkatif
Juggaknots - Loosifa
Ethiopiques - Unknown
Medina Green - Full Court Press
Tapper Zukie - Revolution
Harry J Allstars - Liquidator
Stevie Wonder - Living for the City
Jeru - The Bullshit
Bill Withers - Use Me
Cornell Campbell - Natty Dread Don't Go
Slavoj Zizek on Israel
Organized Konfusion - 3-2-1
Delfonics - Trying to make a fool of me
Marvin Gaye - Anger

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Show #45, May 22, 2009

This week on The Revolution...Dr Geoffrey Craig speaks on the media's crisis of legitimacy, the death of the newspaper and the reactionary populist tenor of our news today.

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Also, one year on from the dramatic action taken at Waihopai we catch up with Ploughshare activist Adi Leason. Has the cause for peace taken a hit with National's military emphasis.

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New Zealand Music Week in EFIZZ-ECT BOY!


Katchafire - Get Away
Holy Sheep - Foxton
Tama Iti - I'm Not a Terrorist
Herbs - Nuclear Waste
Feelstyle - Savage Feel
Barnaby - Bag of Money
Katchafie - This World
Dam Native - Horrified One
Koilie - Holomio
Jeff Simmonds - Lets Shut Down Waihopai
Jeff Simmonds - Say You So
Open Souls - In Your Hands
IMC - Wooo!
Dubwize - Fire I Blaze
Feelstyle - Going Home

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Show #44, May 15th 2009

Dr Najibullah Lafraie, former Afghan foreign minister (1992-1996) joins us to talk about the civil strife in Pakistan with global consequences. As America rains death from above with dystopian killing machines, will Pakistani civil society remain vibrant, does America want to restore the military's role in Pakistani political life, will Central Asia be Obama's Indo-China? Who better to consult than Najib.

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James Brown - It's A New Day
Public Enemy - Fight The Power
Tiken Jah Fakoly - Soldier
Rail Band - Fankante
The Coup - Head of State
DJ Green Lantern - Impeach the President
Tapper Zukie - Revolution
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Gil Scott Heron - Delta Man
Antibalas - Pay back Africa
K-Rob vs Ramelzee - Beat Bop
Erykah Badu - Penitentiary Philosophy
Outkast - Liberation
Marivn Gaye - What's Going On (Al Fingers Revolution Remix)
Peter Tosh - Let Jah be Praised
Ghost, Rae & Slick Rick - The Sun
African Brothers - Self REliance

Friday, May 8, 2009

Show #43, May 8th, 2009

The death of carbon trading? Good or Bad? We ask Greens co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimmons.

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Pete Seeger, folk legend, the oracle of class consciousness, turned 90 this week, we celbrate.

Finally David Harvey on the future of capitalism and the necessity of Marx.

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SOUL - Can You Feel It
Erykah Badu - On & On
Jeru The Damaja - Ain't The Devil Happy
Al Campbell - Free Up Rasta
Mos Def- New World Water
Gil Scott Heron - South Carolina
Junior Murvin - Champagne and Wine
Aesop Rock - Easy
Eddie Bo - Getting to the Middle
Gary Burtz - Celestial Blues
BDP - Who are The Pimps
Mystic One - Forward with Jah Orthodox
The Highlanders Group - Funky 16 Corners
JBs - Doing it to the Death
Killah Priest - one Step

Friday, May 1, 2009

Show #42, MAY DAY! 2009

Workers of the World Unite!

This week on the Revolution... We marinate on the badness that is Curtis Mayfield and Superfly, a discussion with the MC Rhymefest and Princeton Professor Cornel West.

Also, we relive the best moment of the W. Bush years, an oxymoron like no other. Shouts to Colbert at the White House Press Dinner 2006.


Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
The Coup - Piss on Your Grave
Fela Kuti - Black Man's Cry
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
Moody Scott - Gotta Bust Out of the Ghetto
Junior Reid - One Blood
Sage Francis - Hot to Write a Political Poem
GIl Scott Heron - Madison Avenue
Stevie Wonder - We Can Work it Out
Gregory Issacs - Mr Cop
Geto Boys - Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangster
Michigan & Smiley - Studio One Compliment
Nina Simone - Revolution
Tribe - Check the Rhyme
Fat Boys - Liez
Leo Fadaka & The Heros - Blak Sound

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Show #41, April 24, 2009

This week on the Revolution...India and Neo-liberalism with Dr Gautam Ghosh. What are the political implications of rapid capitalist development in Asia? Slums, skyscrapers, religious violence, revolution? What do are brave captains of industry have in mind for us when they praise the productive worker from the East and lambast the 'fat' and 'lazy' Western worker? I know slums and stadiums!

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Jeru - Your Playin Yourself
Cannonball - Walk Tall
Tribe - Vibes and Stuff
Bobby Humphries - Harlem River Drive
Jbs - More Peas
Pharcyde - Y?
Curtis MAyfield - Darker Than Blue
Gregory Issacs - Sinner Man
Fela - Zombie
Nas - One Love
The COup - Sho Yo Ass!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Show #40, April 3, 2009

This week on The Revolution... Dunedin North Labour MP Pete Hodgson joins us in studio to talk about the future of his party. With its electoral defeat and association with last two decades of ruinous financializaiton is it time for a return to the party's class roots?

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Also The Revolution was at Sunday's Stop the Stadium town hall meeting. 'Aaaugh Sookie Sookie Now!' Visit stop the stadium online for information on the rates revolt.

Jadakiss - Why
Gregory Issacs - Help us Get Over
Tiken Jah Fakoly - Foly
BDP - Beef
Gil Scott Heron - Gun
Stevie Wonder - Living for the City
Fresstyle Fellowship - Inner City Boundaries
Roy Ayers - Red, Black and Green
Common - Nutin to do
Fela Kuti - VIP
RA Rugged Man - CHains
Gloria Walker - Papa Got The Wagon
Alton Ellis - Blackish White
Junior Murvin - Strikes and Demonstrations
The Anambra Beats - Ayamma
Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay
Crooklyn Dodgers Part 3

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Show #39, March 27, 2009

This week on The Revolution... we catch up with local politics and activism.

Dr Rob Hamlin will be joining us to build up to the upcoming town hall meeting which hopes to give shot in the arm to the anti-stadium movement. Hamlin has been a outspoken critic of the local fiscal crisis entailed by stadium construction but if this is the case then it begs the question, "what corporate interests are served by the stadium?"

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Also, we'll be catching up with our friends at NORML as at looks like being another year of battling the University for the right to political protest.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Show #38, March 20, 2009

As our National government has decided to slash aid and intensify its politicization, we call upon an expert opinion in the field of poverty reduction Professor Tony Binns. As John Key tells us to spend tax cuts on charity what about the 20% of the world that live on less than a dollar a day? Somebody better tell them that we're having a financial crisis and they'll have to hang in there. Oh wait Madagascar! What are you doing? You can't depose your corrupt president!

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Check out in Counter Punch this week: David Harvey "Is This The End of Neo-Liberalism"


Fela Kuti - Gentleman
Gil Scott Heron - Vild (deaf, dumb & blind)
Rakka Irriscience - The Revolution...
Organized Konfusion - Stray Bullet
Lionel Hampton - Where were You
Wooden Glass - In The Rain
Mr Lif - Success
Funky Four+One - That's The Joint
Wailing Souls - Back Out With It
Roy Ayers - We Live In Brooklyn
Quasimoto - Tommorrow Never Knows
Opotopo - Belema
Heath Brothers - Smilin Billy Suite
Rod Taylor - Where Is Your Love Mankind
Blackstar - What's Beef?
The Coup - Ghetto Manifesto
Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues
Roy AYers - Proceed II

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Show #37, March 7, 2009

This week on The Revolution... we welcome Green party MP from Dunedin Metiria Turei, into the studio to talk on the growing 'Prison Industrial Complex' in NZ. As we face an unprecedented down turn what are we to do with a population surplus to requirements? I get it, impose draconian laws and privatize the prisons. Now if only we can instill the proper fear and reactionary fervor within the middle classes then we'll be set.

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Fela Kuti - Observation is no Crime
Black Uhuru - General Penitentiary
Nas - One Love
Gil Scott Heron - Possum SLim
Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
Richard Pryor - Just Us
Irriscience - Caution
Gregory Issacs - Jailer Bring Me Water
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour
Erykah Badu - Penitentiary Philosophy
Common - A Song for Assata
Jimmy Cliff - No Justice
BDP - 30 Cops
Junior Murvin - Police and Theives
Marlena Shaw - Woman of the Ghetto
The Coup - DrugWarz

Friday, February 27, 2009

Show #36, February 28, 2009

This week we turn to psychoanalyst and academic superstar Slavoj Zizek to unravel the inner-workings of Otago student culture. What does orientation and the carnivalesque Toga party have to do with fascism? You'll get a satisfying answer I assure you.

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Also, check out this link to David Harvey's lecture on the 'Neoliberal City', it provides a crucial insight into our stadium fiasco and how city governments are on the frontline of neo-liberal globalization.


Fela Kuti - VIP
Killah Priest - One Step
Gregor Issacs - Payroll
Mos Def & Cornell West
Stevie Wonder - You Ain't Done Nuthin'
Gil Scott Heron - H20gate Blues
Sage Francis - How to Write a Political Poem
Ice Cube - I Wanna Kill Sam
Zizek on Israel
The Coup - 5 Million Ways to Kill a CEO
The Abyssians - Declaration of Rights
George Akaeze - Business Before Pleasure
Curtis Mayfield - Other Side of Town
Richard Pryor on the Cops
Junior Murvin - Strikes And Demonstrations
Gil Scott Heron - Madison Avenue
JBs - Watergate
Sunz of Man - Israeli News
Capleton - Wings of the Morning
Dead Prez & Talib Kweli - Suffering & Smiling
AntiBalas - Small Man Big Man