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Worldview 10.5.11

With army defections and reports of armed protesters on the rise, Syria appears to be on the brink of civil war. Opposition leaders are trying to better coordinate their efforts to bring down the brutal regime of President Bashar al-Assad. We get analysis from Yaser Tabbara, a Chicago lawyer and executive director of the Syrian American Council. And on this week’s Global Notes, Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia check out “Life is Dance!”: Plugged-in Sounds of Wonder at the Pakistani Picture House, a new compilation of the eclectic, pulsating music produced by 1970s Lollywood, the movie industry in Lahore, Pakistan.

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