Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (must-see)

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talkingsticktv on Sep 30, 2014

Talk by Naomi Klein author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate given September 28, 2014 at Town Hall Seattle.

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Chris Hedges: The Future Collapse + Perpetual Imperialistic War = Bombs on Subways in the West

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Chris Hedges: Building Different Relationships Before It’s Too Late

ontheearthproduction on Sep 29, 2014

Journalist, author and activist Chris Hedges took time during his September 13, 2014 appearance at Fighting Bob Fest in Baraboo, Wisconsin, to talk about the human race’s sustainability or potential collapse in the age of unstoppable climate change, corporate domination, and perpetual war.

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Once Upon a Time in the US of A: An Unfairness Tale by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 28, 2014

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Once upon a time in the US of A, the Plundering Class told their lackeys in the White House and Congress that huge war budgets would be necessary to provide the hundreds of thousands of unquestioning, expendable bodies to act as security guards to national (corporate) “interests” (as they called them) all over the planet, because those “national interests” would regularly be extracting precious natural resources which should have belonged to the people of all those countries, instead of to corporations and Wall Street; and those extractions would be exploiting local labor at slave wages with no workers’ rights and health protections, while polluting the water, ground and air of the very workers being exploited. And, of course, those ungrateful, anti-American workers would irrationally hate the US of A and its corporations which had gone to so much trouble to give them jobs. And so those corporate “interests” would need protection. Lots of protection. Continue reading

Chris Hedges at Flood Wall Street: The System Itself Is Dead + NYPD Arrest Protesting Polar Bear

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with Chris Hedges

ItsTheFree on Sep 25, 2014

Chis Hedges speaks to the crowd at #FloodWallStreet, the direct action joined by over 1000 people at Broadway and Wall Street to shut down the leading polluters and the biggest profiteers of activities and policies causing climate change.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s Speech at the United Nations Assembly September 25, 2014 + Transcript

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RT on Sep 25, 2014

Hassan Rouhani’s Speech at United Nations
25 September 2014

The rise of violent extremism around the world is the fault of “certain states” and “intelligence agencies” that have helped to create it and are failing to withstand it, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in an address to the UN General Assembly.

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Body of War (must-see) + Iraq veteran, activist Tomas Young dies at 34

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Updated: Nov. 11, 2014

TheRealNews on Sep 24, 2014

Body of War, a film by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue. It is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today.

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Chris Hedges on Willful Blindness, Climate Corporatism and the Underground Revolt + Vijay Prashad on Obama’s UN Speech

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RT on Sep 23, 2014

Abby Martin speaks with journalist and author, Chris Hedges, going over where the recent mass climate change demonstrations in New York fall short, as well as why he believes revolt is the only solution to restoring a functioning American democracy.

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US Launches Airstrikes on ISIS Targets in Syria + Stop the Bombing: Bravery in an Evil Cause Is Evil by David Swanson

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RT on Sep 22, 2014

The US military and partner nations from the anti-ISIS coalition have launched the first attacks on Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon has confirmed.

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Chris Hedges Calls Van Jones a Whore + Capitalism Exploits Humans + Mass Arrests (#FloodWallSt)

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Updated: Sept. 23, 2014 added videos

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[Note: replaced video Sept. 23; The Real News Network edited out the statement in the title of this blog post, probably by Hedges’ request, although I do not know that for certain.]

Thousands #FloodWallStreet To Target Institutions Profiting from Climate Change

TheRealNews on Sep 22, 2014

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor reports from #FloodWallStreet and speaks to activists committing civil disobedience and author Chris Hedges on why financial institutions must be stopped from fueling.

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The Talk before the Walk: Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Kshama Sawant, Chris Hedges, Brian Lehrer + Immortal Technique: Live for Revolution, Instead of Always Dying for It

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Joe Friendly on Sep 21, 2014

The Talk before the Walk: Among issues raised: elected socialist Kshama Sawant declares saving the planet requires the public taking ownership of the public corporations, especially oil, so they actually served the public and the planet! Plus: Will Bernie please run against Hillary?

The night before the 9/21 climate change march in NYC, Bill MiKibben, Bernie Sanders, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges, Kshama Sawant, on a panel moderated by Brian Lehrer with a huge crowd at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Manhattan.

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Julian Assange: Google has Revolving Doors with State Department

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RT on Sep 20, 2014

Afshin Rattansi goes underground about the time WikiLeaks met Google. Julian Assange discusses the meeting he had in 2011 with Eric Schmidt and three others. Schmidt, now chairman of Google, was then a top executive. Assange maintains Google is in bed with the state department and also reveals the false allegations the US military made against WikiLeaks, which surfaced during the Chelsea Manning trial. Assange talks about Guardian gaffs, Glenn Greenwald, FinFisher spyware and the NSA’s rampant antics. The interview reveals ‘an extremely alarming phenomenon’: how more and more security-cleared Americans are joining the ranks of the ‘state within a state’ – 6 million to date. The interview wraps up with a discussion about the likely consequences for Scotland after the ‘No’ vote in their historic referendum.

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We Need System Change to Stop Climate Change by Chris Williams + Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

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by Chris Williams
socialistworker.org, Sept. 15, 2014
September 18, 2014

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World leaders are coming to New York City this week for another United Nations-sponsored summit on climate change. This time, though, they’ll be greeted by the largest climate justice march in history. What are we fighting for in New York City? Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, looks at what our side needs to do to successfully confront the challenges ahead.

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ISIS Beheadings on Cue from Washington and London? by Finian Cunningham + Codepink Protests + Is There a Diplomatic Solution to ISIS Crisis?

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
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Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Sept. 16, 2014
Sept. 17, 2014

The gruesome beheading of a British aid worker by the ISIS terror group in Syria over the weekend provoked a stern warning from Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron who vowed to “hunt down the murderers” for their “act of pure evil”.

The British victim was named as David Haines, a 44-year-old aid worker, who had been held hostage in Syria for many months. A graphic video released by his killers shows Haines kneeling on the ground dressed in an orange jumpsuit as a masked executioner severs his throat with a knife. The dead man’s prone body is then filmed with a decapitated, bloody head placed on the corpse’s back. Continue reading