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Chris Hedges: Our Only Hope Will Come Through Rebellion

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with Chris Hedges

strugglevideomedia on Mar 30, 2014

One Nation under CCTV

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Chris Hedges speaks on 3/29/2014 at the “One Nation Under Surveillance” civil liberties conference at CCSU in CT. He’s introduced by Mongi Dhaouadi, Executive Director of CAIR-CT. Hedges was one of he plaintiffs in a suit against the government “indefinite detention” policy.

He’s a former Middle East bureau chief of the New York Times

He’s written “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”, “What Every Person Should Know About War”, “War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning”, and other books.

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Chris Hedges Interviews Lynne Stewart: Fight, Fight Never Give Up (Full Video)

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with Chris Hedges

truthdig on Feb 12, 2014

The Truthdig Columnist sits down with the recently-freed civil rights attorney to discuss prison, freedom and the issues raised by her detention.

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80,000+ Moral Monday Protesters Fight For Justice Regardless of What Party Is In Power

February 2014 Moral March On Raleigh 70

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TheRealNews on Feb 11, 2014

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Legalize Democracy

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Move to Amend on Jan 23, 2014

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Glen Ford: Direct Action Must Be Remembered As Part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy + Dayvon Love: King’s Teachings on US Imperialism Opened My Eyes to Radical Thought

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TheRealNews on Jan 19, 2014

Glen Ford: The Civil Rights Movement ended official racial discrimination in the U.S., but many of its leaders broke with grassroots organizing and direct action and instead chose to become business leaders or members of the Democratic party. Continue reading

In case you missed it: A Christmas Journey to Freedom

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Merry Christmas to all! A beautiful and sad story, a little music and inspiration along with a history lesson. Please enjoy. ~ DS

Merry Christmas!!!!

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Day of Discovery

A Christmas journey unlike any you have ever taken before—the first in a series of special holiday presentations with soloist Wintley Phipps, author and professor Dr. Allen Callahan, and actress Gwendolyn Briley-Strand as Harriet Tubman in the dramatic presentation, A Christmas Journey to Freedom.

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8 Reasons to Abolish the Death Penalty by Rocket Kirchner

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
November 17, 2013

When the Supreme Court passed Gregg verse Georgia in 1976 it gave the states the right to have the death penalty back again. At first just a few states adopted it. Then many more did. Capital punishment was back in vogue. Here are 8 reasons why it is ethically, constitutionally, spiritually, and practically a disaster, and why it must be abolished.

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The Man From the North: Liberty and Strategy for All by Rivera Sun

The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
November 3, 2013

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The Man From the North is a fictional writer in Rivera Sun’s novel, The Dandelion Insurrection. The novel takes place in the near future, in “a time that looms around the corner of today”, when a rising police state controlled by the corporate-political elite have plunged the nation into the grip of a hidden dictatorship. In spite of severe surveillance and repression, the Man From the North’s banned articles circulate through the American populace, reporting on resistance and fomenting nonviolent revolution. This article is one of a series written by The Man From the North, which are not included in the novel, but can be read here. (The novel can also be ordered from this link.)

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Ralph Nader: Why Shake ‘em Up Harvard Law School?

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with Ralph Nader

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ShakeEmUp HLS on Oct 30, 2013

In this groundbreaking conference, Ralph Nader moderates conversations with twelve leading scholars, practitioners, and advocates about transforming America’s broken legal system. Speakers from former Attorney General Ramsey Clark to the founder of the National Legal Services program Edgar Cahn will explore topics ranging from corporate capture of government and the courts, mass incarceration, campaign finance reform, access to justice, and the excesses of executive power.

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Stop Watching Us Rally: Americans Demand End To NSA Spying Program + Dennis Kucinich’s Speech

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Americans demand end to NSA spying program

PressTV on Oct 26, 2013

The United States’ massive spying program which was leaked by National Security Agency whistle blower Edward Snowden has prompted Americans to take to the streets . The protest was one of the largest in the country since the revelations were made.  Continue reading

Chris Hedges: NDAA, Al Qaeda and the American Police State

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with Chris Hedges

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TheLipTV on Oct 18, 2013

Chris Hedges speaks about suing the Obama administration for the NDAA, the conspiracy to use Al Qaeda to strip civil liberties and make a police state, the death of Osama Bin Laden, attack on journalists and more in this Buzzsaw interview hosted by Sean Stone. Hedges investigation of Osama Bin Laden, Mohamed Atta, the Iran-Contra Scandal and War on Terror all come into play in this discussion, leading to the realization that massive change is a necessity in America.

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Lee Camp: What You Don’t Know About The #NSA Spying Scandal (with Chris Hedges) #NDAA

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with Chris Hedges

LeeCamp2 on Sep 26, 2013

Are we living in a time of inverted totalitarianism? Pulitzer prize-winning author Chris Hedges tells me we are in this first episode of the Moment of Clarity Show – SEASON TWO! This episode was made possible by Coalition Films and our generous Kickstarter supporters!

1) For more on Chris Hedges’s books, go here – http://amzn.to/19KiNRB

2) For more on Coalition Films, go here – http://coalitionfilms.com/

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The Biggest Assault on Our Democracy Is Coming from the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government by Fred Branfman

by Fred Branfman
Writer, Dandelion Salad
originally published on Alternet, September 4, 2013
September 7, 2013

Democracy is Dead

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The Executive justifies its actions, like all authoritarian institutions, on the grounds that it is protecting us. We must reverse the tide.

“America no longer has a functioning democracy. This invasion of privacy has been excessive, so bringing it to public notice has probably been beneficial —President Jimmy Carter

Millions of Americans will face a basic question in the coming decade: how much loyalty do we owe a U.S. Executive Branch which extracts huge sums from us to spy upon and lie to us, on the false grounds that doing so is protecting us? Or do we owe our moral allegiance to the ideal of democracy, which requires us to fight the Executive which is its enemy?

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Chris Hedges: Obama Has Carried Out A More Egregious Assault On Civil Liberties Than Bush But Also Expanded War (#NDAA)

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breakingtheset on Sep 6, 2013

Abby Martin speaks to journalist, Chris Hedges about all updates about the lawsuit against the federal government regarding the National Defense Authorization Act’s indefinite detention clause, remarking on the California Senate’s rejection of the measure.

They also discuss war on Syria and Hedges’ views on NSA revelations.

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California Senate Says No to NDAA + Supreme Court May Rule on Fate of Indefinite Detention for Americans Under NDAA

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Resolution opposing indefinite detention under NDAA introduced at San Francisco Board of Supervisors

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RTAmerica on Sep 4, 2013

This week the California State Senate unanimously shot down the federal government’s indefinite detention powers in a 37-0 vote. Lawmakers are refusing to provide material support for the National Defense Authorization Act, and if the measure becomes law it will be difficult for the government to enforce indefinite detention in the state. Tangerine Bolen, founder and director for RevolutionTruth, has more on the NDAA.  Continue reading