Friday, July 20, 2012

Nothing New Under the Sun

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New World Notes News
Vol. 5, No. 29 -- July 20, 2012

This week in New World Notes, radio program #229, July 24, 2012

Nothing New Under the Sun

In brief

History is taught so as to (1) instill patriotism and submission to the rulers and (2) make people hate the real study of history. Real history shows that events in the news are but the latest examples in a long pattern.

Noam Chomsky shows that "Arab Spring" pro-democracy rebellions have been occurring for 100 years (usually suppressed by dictators, with US backing). Chris Hedges shows how the 1% has waged war against the 99% for 200 years, with examples from the US, Russia, Germany, Yugoslavia, & elsewhere.

Above: Chris Hedges, manning the barricades in
Washington, D.C.
  Below: Noam Chomsky.

Notes, credits, & links

Chomsky's remarks were recorded at the "Russell Tribunal" in March 2011.

Chris Hedges' remarks are from an interview with Mike McCormick on Mike's show, Mind Over Matters

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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.

On orders from General J.H. Smith, U.S. troops massacre the civilian inhabitants of the island of Samar during our war of conquest of the Philippines, 1902.

Coming soon (Tuesday air debut date shown)
  • July 24 -- Language, War, and the Media
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