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 New World Notes 
 The Roots of 9-11 and Guantanamo
 Weekly Program
 Naomi Klein; intro by Kenneth Dowst
 Kenneth Dowst  
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For two decades or more the CIA conducted secret experiments in torture and mind-control as Project MK-ULTRA. As subjects they used American and Canadian citizens who were unaware of what was happening to them. Klein tells the story of Gail Kastner, who discovered decades later that the CIA (via her psychiatrist) had permanently damaged her mind with drugs, sensory deprivation, and electroshock.
Klein reads from her recent book, *The Shock Doctrine.* The recording--here slightly condensed by me--had previously been broadcast on "Unwelcome Guests." Thanks to Lyn Gerry and the Unwelcome Guests Collective. "New World Notes" is produced for WWUH-FM, "Public Alternative Radio," at the University of Hartford. Feedback to kdowst at hotmail dot com.
Photographs and commentary complement the story. See them in the newsletter or on the blog--http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com . Weekly email newsletter free on request.

SONG--Midnight Oil, "Short Memory"

I chose the song because of its theme--Americans' (and the American government's) habit of making the same mistakes over and over again. Later it dawned to me that my choice of song might be seen as mocking the memory loss that Kastner and other victims of MK-ULTRA had experienced. No such mockery is intended. --K.D.

SERIES OVERVIEW -- Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want ... and what they're trying to make us settle for. "Date recorded" = date of first scheduled broadcast.


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