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Program Information
 New World Notes 
 Weekly Program
 Dave Zirin
 Kenneth Dowst  
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The Progressive sports commentator explains the upper-class origins of American football, its connections with "muscular Christanity" and with 19th century US imperialism. The game has always been violent and has caused countless player injuries and deaths--but Zirin argues against those who would ban the sport. Zirin's solution: for all jobs--including NFL football--is: support the workers in their struggle to control workplace rules and working conditions. A witty and interesting talk.
I have condensed Zirin's talk, which he delivered at the "Socialism 2012" conference, in the Chcago area, in September 2012.

This program was previously broadcast, as NWN #240, in October 2012.

"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "unisex bathroom") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
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