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

People's Climate March NYC

Image by Elizabeth Stilwell via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

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.


Chris Hedges at #FloodWallStreet

ItsTheFree on Sep 25, 2014


Updated: Sept. 24, 2014

Turkish-Syrian Border “A Gaping Hole” in Obama’s UN Speech

TheRealNews on Sep 24, 2014

Vijay Prashad says Obama’s comments on enforcing international norms have no currency with most people around the world and are aimed at appeasing liberal Democrats.


UNSC unanimously adopts resolution on foreign terrorist fighters

RT on Sep 24, 2014

In the wake of the rise of the Islamic State the UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution demanding all member states to make it a serious criminal offense for their citizens to travel abroad to fight with extremists or support them.


‘US can’t defeat ISIS without Syrian government’

RT on Sep 24, 2014

The United Nations’ most-powerful body has unanimously approved a resolution aimed against jihadist volunteers who join the ranks of extremist groups. Brian Becker from the anti-war Answer coalition says that to defeat Islamic State Washington must cooperate with Damascus.


US Bombs Syria Without Congressional Approval

with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Sept. 24, 2014

TheRealNews on Sep 24, 2014

After the House passes a rule banning calls for a debate or vote on war authorization, critics say Obama and Congressional leadership are curbing dissent within their ranks


see also

Video: David Swanson on Ed Schultz Show on MSNBC

from the archives:

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

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

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

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

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

Chris Hedges, Gaza Rally in NYC: God’s Covenant in the Promised Land + #GazaDayofRage Protests

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

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  6. David Swanson is right, a weapons embargo should be the first priority!

    Hmmm, Israel is suspiciously silent, very quiet, why? Seems like their future is secured so long as other peoples’ chaos rules. So no liability or possible engagement there. Besides this “new barbarism” conveniently renders the never-ending agony of Gaza as merely a necessary “historical” blip. That’s yesterday’s news, so why care about the enduring suffering, pain and horror of “subhumans?”

    Everyone knows, the last thing US energy tycoons, imperial war-hawks, corporate death-cult franchises & the armchair peddlers of prohibitively costly ordnance need is more (congressional) war business…so, I guess it’s just another moral crusade.

    Well done Obama. Yes you can, buddy! Feels so good…

    What a holy man.

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  8. Listening to Obama’s insipid, pompous histrionics today was one of the most nauseating public examples of hypocritical “presidential” drivel I can recall.

    • I’m sure it was nauseating. I haven’t the stomach to listen to it myself. Read a few of the titles on videos and that was enough.

      Truly in so many ways the US/world would have been better off if McCain (2008) or Romney (2012) had been elected instead of Obama. At least there would have been an antiwar movement (in contrast to the little one that we do have).

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