Nights at the Roundtable with former Captain Beefheart drummer and solo experimental artist Robert Williams and two tracks from his 1981 ep "Buy My Record" for A&M.
February 28, 1981 - The continuing Thatcher-Reagan romance. Pravda claims state department lying about arms shipments to El Salvador. Reagan asks for fund to reactivate WW2 Battleships. Budget cuts. Islamic Peace Mission in Tehran, trying to end Iran-Iraq War. Basque Separatists release hostages. Iran releases British Missionaries. Threats of violence between Vietnamese and U.S. Fishermen over Shrimp in Texas Gulf Coast.
Familiar images, as always. With the Solidarity Movement in Poland considered a government overthrow, the move towards more severe repression was underway. This time the target for Jaruzelski's wrath was the Catholic Church, with news of priests
Protests in Warsaw, spreading throughout the country. December 19, 1981 and the news was almost entirely about the Solidarity protests in Warsaw and spreading throughout the country, prompting the Moscow backed government of Wojciech Jaruzelski to declare martial law.
Busy part of the world on this day. A lot of hijacking of airlines going on this day in 1981. Three Venezuelan planes alone were hijacked and had all landed in Havana. And if that weren't enough, a Libyan Airliner was hijacked and had landed in
At least you don't have Mo to kick around anymore. The big news of this day in 1981 was the discovery of an alleged Libyan plot to assassinate President Reagan and key members of Reagan's White House team, including Caspar Weinberger and Philip
News of the day for December 1, 1981 - air crash in Corsica of Yugoslavian jet. Arms talks in Geneva. Student strike in Warsaw. Texas Immigration bill struck down. Congress to vote on Defense spending. The Economy. Same old - same old.
Nights At The Roundtable with Heaven 17, featuring their debut single (and the one to get banned from the BBC) - "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang".
Nights At The Roundtable with a mini-set from The Teardrop Explodes, recorded live in Concert at Guildford Civic Hall in 1981.
London 1981 - the 13 day riots that swept England from July 2-15th and the eerie similarities between then and now.
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