Saturday, December 17, 2011

This Is Where We Take Our Stand

New World Notes News
Vol. 4, No. 51 -- December 17, 2011

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This fortnight in New World Notes, radio program #198, December 20, 2011

'This Is Where We Take Our Stand'

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In brief

A handful of U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars--now opposed to such wars--meet, talk, and organize. Then, at the Winter Soldier 2 hearings in 2008, they testify publicly to what they saw and did, including the atrocities and war crimes they witnessed. They reveal, touchingly, the psychological burdens veterans now carry.

This week, New World Notes plays selections from the gripping and ultimately hopeful video documentary--scheduled for broadcast in January on PBS stations that choose to air it.

Two photos by Marmot06 (Flickr)

Notes, credits, & links

Our program is adapted from the Web series, This Is Where We Take Our Stand (6 videos), produced by David Zeiger, Bestor Cram, and Mike Majoros. 

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

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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.

Above: From the film. Below: Drawing by Carlos Latuff.

Coming soon (Tuesday air debut date shown)
  • December 27 -- Propaganda Then and Now
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