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 New World Notes 
 Taking On the Scoundrels
 Weekly Program
 Kenneth Dowst  
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In separate talks, two fine journalists discuss current affairs--ROBERT FISK and CHRIS HEDGES. Different in style, they are alike in their hatred of lies and propaganda, their command of recent history--and their disdain for Trump's presidency.

Fisk discusses the war in Syria, Iran, Putin, Trump, and the flood of propaganda in the media. Hedges discusses how social justice requires economic justice and also effective means of nonviolently overturning established power.

Plus a song by Yikes McGee.
Many thanks to Jeff Blankfort, host of "Takes on the World," for these selections from his interview with Robert Fisk (June 13, 2018). Hedges' remarks are from the Q&A following his talk, "America: The Farewell Tour" (New York City, December 8, 2018), broadcast in NWN #571-572. Thanks again to Wilton Vought, of "Other Voices, Other Choices," for re-engineering and making available the audio of Fisk's talk.

"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "nihil obstat") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
Chris Hedges's most recent book is America: The Farewell Tour (2018).

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