Friday, July 6, 2012


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New World Notes News
Vol. 5, No. 27-28 -- July 6, 2012

This fortnight in New World Notes, radio program #227-228, July 10 & 17, 2012

(in two parts)

In brief

A quirky and interesting film by Pete McGrain on the character of our time. Includes good commentary by Norman Solomon, Noam Chomsky, former MP Tony Benn, the late Chalmers Johnson, and others. And some comments by me too. Narrated by McGrain and Woody Harrelson.

It's about democracy, and national policies, and why the policies are so anti-democratic. It's about how politicians and corporate elites have declared war on democracy, and how they use the corporate news media as powerful weapons to control public opinion. And it's about how these people give us perpetual real warfare for the sake of its high profits.

Familiar points but (mostly) made well.

Above (l to r): Ethos director Pete McGrain, host Woody
Harrelson, co-executive producer Isabella Michelle Marles

Notes, credits, & links

Ethos was adapted to radio by Robin Upton and originally broadcast on Unwelcome Guests. The adaptation is available complete at I have condensed this adaptation for broadcast on New World Notes. Many thanks to Robin and Unwelcome Guests.

New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "false promises") 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.

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  • July 24 -- Nothing New Under the Sun
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