Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pink Slime, Meat Glue, Local Blueberries, and the Constitution

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New World Notes News
Vol. 5, No. 26 -- July 1, 2012

This week in New World Notes, radio program #226, July 3, 2012

Pink Slime, Meat Glue,
Local Blueberries,
and the Constitution

In brief

Getting less out-of-touch with nature through local produce and Papua New Guinea coffee. Recent petty scandals in the meat industry (Pink Slime, "meat glue") get exposed in the corporate news media ... but not the industry's real crimes and scandals. New product at the supermarket: "water enhancer."

Summing it all up, Alexander Cockburn argues that our U.S. form of government is best described as "fascism."

Above: Meat glue. Below: Pink Slime.

Notes, credits, & links

Music added: from Leonard Cohen, "Democracy"

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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: No comment.
Below: Shades of 1968: Chicago peace officers clubbing peaceful
protesters at the NATO summit meeting, May 30, 2012

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