Chris Hedges: Our Liberal Class failed us

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
March 25, 2011

on Mar 24, 2011

Chris Hedges

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Chris Hedges, author of Death of the Liberal Class, talking with Ethical Culture Society of NY Leader Joe Chuman about how {blurb from publisher, The Nation: } “for decades the liberal class defended all Americans against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of this class — the press, the universities, trade unions, the Democrats, and the liberal church — have collapsed. In its absence the needs of the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer have a champion. Death of the Liberal Class takes an excoriating look at the liberals who have abdicated responsibility and formulates a clarion call for reform.”

Chris gets personal, like with his decision to leave the NY Times, another about his prep school scholarship that enabled him to behold the advantage rich kids have over particularly the poor, and tells stories he’s told earlier, in talks on this JoeFriendy Channel, the most memorable his revenge for repeatedly being falsely called “faggot.” Joe Friendly, Audio: Ethical Culture Staff Continue reading

Libyan War And Control Of The Mediterranean by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
March 25, 2011

A year after assuming the post of president of the French Republic in 2007, and while his nation held the rotating European Union presidency, Nicolas Sarkozy invited the heads of state of the EU’s 27 members and those of 17 non-EU Mediterranean countries to attend a conference in Paris to launch a Mediterranean Union.

In the words of Britain’s Daily Telegraph regarding the subsequent summit held for the purpose on July 13, 2008, “Sarkozy’s big idea is to use imperial Rome’s centre of the world as a unifying factor linking 44 countries that are home to 800 million people.”

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, however, announced that his nation would boycott the gathering, denouncing the initiative as one aimed at dividing both Africa and the Arab world, and stating:

“We shall have another Roman empire and imperialist design. There are imperialist maps and designs that we have already rolled up. We should not have them again.” [1]

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The Nuclear Nightmare Continues – Helen Caldicott interviewed by Alex Smith

by Alex Smith
crossposted from
March 25, 2011

In this Radio Ecoshock program you get:

#1 a major interview with world-famous anti-nuclear campaigner Dr. Helen Caldicott after the Fukushima Japan nuclear accident. Red hot. Covering nuclear power threats in Japan, the United States, Canada, France, and Europe generally.

#2. I talk with the “Peak Oil Shrink” psychologist Dr. Kathy McMahon about how we handle the wave of bad news lately. She has an old nuke plant 35 miles away, and will fight that license renewal.

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Get Your (Tongue) Twist On With Noam Chomsky! + Chomsky answers questions from Chris Hedges, others

English: A portrait of Noam Chomsky that I too...

English: A portrait of Noam Chomsky that I took in Vancouver Canada. Français : Noam Chomsky à Vancouver au Canada en 2004. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Updated: May 3, 2011 Added a link to the transcript of the video.

on Mar 20, 201

Frank Barat asks Noam Chomsky a question sent by well known Glaswegian, Paul Laverty.

Filmed and Edited by Martin Ginestie. […]

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