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Program Information
New World Notes
includes Part 2 of "The Long Blue Line"
Weekly Program
Jordan Brown, Derek Jensen; Jill Lepore (read)
 Kenneth Dowst  Contact Contributor
April 16, 2021, 7:19 p.m.
Two features connected by the belief that we need to organize, confront Authority, and radically change (not just "reform") the system.

First we'll hear Jordan Brown's short movie, "Forget Shorter Showers." The film features a reading of a good essay by radical environmental activist Derek Jensen.

Then part 2 of Jill Lepore's article on the history of police forces, "The Long Blue Line." Lepore shows the police's roots in the control of Black slaves and in the military's imperial adventures abroad.
Jill Lepores article appears in The New Yorker magazine, July 20, 2020.

Jordan Browns "Forget Shorter Showers" was released in 2015
Part 1 of "The Long Blue Line" is read in NWN #683 (April 4, 2021).

You can download this installment of New World Notes--in MP3 and other formats--also from The Internet Archive ( The page with the download links is here:

Details, photos, links, & other good stuff on New World Notes's Web site:

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