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Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress by Howard Zinn

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It’s that time of the year again. In case you missed reading this, here it is again.

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Writer, Dandelion Salad
October 12, 2009

An excerpt from A People’s History of the United States.

Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts. He later wrote of this in his log:

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via Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress by Howard Zinn

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Hong Kong Protests: Why Imperialists Support ‘Democracy’ Movement by Sara Flounders + Pepe Escobar: Operation ‘Occupy Central’

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by Sara Flounders
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October 7, 2014

Demonstrations in Hong Kong, China, raising demands on the procedures to be followed in city elections in 2017, have become an international issue and a source of political confusion.

The protests, called Occupy Central, have received enormous and very favorable U.S. media coverage. Every news report describes with great enthusiasm the occupation of central business parts of Hong Kong as “pro-democracy” protests. The demonstrations, which began on Sept. 22, gained momentum after Hong Kong police used tear gas to open roads and government buildings. Continue reading

Black Prophetic Fire: Cornel West on the Revolutionary Legacy of Leading African-American Voices

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Updated: Oct. 12, 2014

democracynow  on Oct 6, 2014

democracynow – The renowned scholar, author and activist Dr. Cornel West, joins us to discuss his latest book, “Black Prophetic Fire.” West engages in conversation with the German scholar and thinker Christa Buschendorf about six revolutionary African-American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X and Ida B. Wells. Even as the United States is led by its first black president, West says he is fearful that we may be “witnessing the death of black prophetic fire in our time.”

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The Radicalization of Phil Donahue, Parts 1-3 + Transcripts

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The Radicalization of Phil Donahue – Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)

TheRealNews on Sep 29, 2014

Mr. Donahue says he believed he was blessed, living in the greatest country on earth – but through hosting his show, speaking to people like Chomsky and the Black Panthers, he came to question what he had thought was true.

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Chris Hedges: The Global Culture of Violence: What Is The Path to Peace and Justice?

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with Chris Hedges

Brookly Society for Ethical Culture on Oct 1, 2014

Chris Hedges speaking at the Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture Charley Horwitz Platform. “The Global Culture of Violence: What Is The Path to Peace and Justice?” Sept. 28, 2014. http:/bsec.org

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (2014)

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George Moore Films on May 28, 2014

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This film was shot mostly in four days, on zero-budget, by (at the time) 16 year old director George Moore.

More details on the production at georgemoorefilms.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists tells the story of a group of impoverished working men who are joined one day by Frank Owen, a journeyman-prophet with a vision of a just society.

Adapted from the celebrated political drama novel by Robert Tressell.

Directed/Produced/Shot/Edited/Screenplay by George Moore.
Starring Basil Marples, David Norfolk, Chris Trueman, Andy Turner, Chris Beale, Martin Moore.
Music by Lau, Chris Wood, Pete Cooper, Tom Moore, Kevin MacLeod.

All rights reserved George Moore Films 2014.

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Alison Weir: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel (must-see)

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talkingsticktv on Aug 1, 2014

Talk by Alison Weir, Executive Director of If Americans Knew and author of the book Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel recorded July 30, 2014 at the Common Good Cafe at University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle, WA.

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