Sunday, February 24, 2019

Robert Fisk and Chris Hedges

New World Notes #573, 27:23 (February 26)
Broadcast quality MP3 (38 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

Robert Fisk

In separate talks, two fine journalists discuss current affairs--Robert Fisk and Chris Hedges. Different in style, they are alike in their hatred of lies and propaganda, their command of recent history--and their disdain for Trump's presidency.

Fisk discusses Iran, the war in Syria, Putin, Trump, and the flood of propaganda in the media. Hedges discusses how social justice requires economic justice and also effective means of nonviolently overturning established power.

Plus a relevant song ("Propagandy") by Yikes McGee.

Chris Hedges

Many thanks to Jeff Blankfort, host of "Takes on the World," for these selections from his interview with Robert Fisk (June 13, 2018). Hedges' remarks are from the Q&A following his talk, "America: The Farewell Tour" (New York City, December 8, 2018), broadcast in NWN #571-572. Thanks again to Wilton Vought, of "Other Voices, Other Choices," for re-engineering and making available the audio.

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