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The antiwar/antinuke activist shows how militarism is detroying the American economy and our lives. In Part 2, he discusses the bad effects of (a) NATO expansion & (b) our encircling Russia and China with "missile defense" installations.
He also discusses universities' increasing dependence on Pentagon funding (for war research); ... the allegiance of both parties to capitalism, oligarchy, & military empire; ... & how spending on infrastructure creates many more jobs than "defense" spending.
Recorded live by me in West Hartford, Connecticut, on April 16, 2010. Gagnon's talk was sponsored by the West Hartford Citizens for Peace and Justice (www.westhartfordpeace.org).
This instalment was originally broadcast, as NWN #116, in May 2010.
Bruce Gagnon is Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space (www.space4peace.org).
New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "Freedom of Information Act") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
This installment includes also a short section of Gagnon's Q&A and a topical song ("After the Revolution") by David.Rovics.
The unedited Q&A session is available. You'll find the download link on the original program information page: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/43033 . To download Part 2 of Gagnon's talk, though, please use the current page, not page 43033. (You should get a faster download from the current page.)
This installment of New World Notes is available also on The Internet Archive (www.archive.org).
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