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 New World Notes 
 
 Weekly Program
 Noam Chomsky (speaks); Christian Sorensen (read), Kenneth Dowst
 Kenneth Dowst  
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Nuclear weapons and climate change pose existential threats to life on earth, says Noam Chomsky. Democratic institutions would be able and inclined to deal with these threats, But since the 1970s, capitalism has succeeded in undermining democracy and democratic institutions, in Europe and the U,S, Thus we have a "perfect storm" of crises.

By undermining democracy, capitalists have also greatly increased their own wealth and reduced the prosperity of the 99%.

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The week's program plays Chomsky's 13-minute talk and reads a related article, "We've Let Capitalism Kill the Planet," by Christian Sorensen. Plus brief introductions and commentary by KD and a song by Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Noam Chomsky spoke in Cambridge, MA, on April 24, 2017, in response to questions posed by Amy Goodman. Chuck Rosina, recorded the talk live. (Thanks again.) His complete recording is available on radio4all.net.

"We've Let Capitalism Kill the Planet"--here lightly edited for radio by me--originally appeared on Counterpunch.org, March 28, 2017.

New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "gun") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
You can download this installment--in MP3 and other formats--also from The Internet Archive (www.archive.org). The page with the download links is here: https://archive.org/download/NewWorldNotes480-CapitalismVs.DemocracyProsperityEcology

More details, photos, nice links, & other good stuff on the show's Web site: http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com

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