Abby Martin: The Censored Reality Of The Refugee Crisis

Spielfeld

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Oct 30, 2015

Today 60 million human beings are displaced by war and extreme poverty. Many European countries are responding to the crisis with racist hysteria and polices, backed by police measures.

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Shaker Aamer Released from Guantanamo Bay Prison

2015 DC Rally And March To Protest The 14th Year Of Guantanamo Torture And Indefinite Detention 20 with Andy Worthington

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Democracy Now! on Oct 30, 2015

Democracynow.org – British resident Shaker Aamer has been freed from Guantánamo after more than 13 years behind bars. Aamer had been cleared for release since 2007, but the Pentagon kept him locked up without charge. During his time in captivity, Aamer claims he was subjected to abuses including torture, beatings and sleep deprivation. At one point, he lost half his body weight while on a hunger strike. Aamer is en route to London where he’ll rejoin his wife and four children. “If you think about how much our world has changed, it is like they’re dropping them into a completely different place with very little support, and there’s no right to a remedy for the allegations of torture—which are absolutely credible—for the prolonged arbitrary detention and for any other violations that happened,” says our guest Widney Brown, director of programs at Physicians for Human Rights.

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“Brigands of the World, They Create Desolation and Call it Peace” by Clive Hambidge

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by Clive Hambidge
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
October 28, 2015

Sitting in Committee room G in the Houses of Parliament on 23rd October from 6 to 7.30 pm was a sobering affair. While hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues and chaired by Lord Alderdice, the event’s speaker was Professor Padraig O’Malley who had recently published The Two State Delusion which the New York Times described as both “impressive and frustrating”. It is indeed impressive in its observations.

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Chris Hedges Calls Out Corporate America for Their Complicity in Neoslavery + Quentin Tarantino, Cornel West, Victims’ Families Decry Police Violence

Don't Shoot

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

Democracy Now! on Oct 26, 2015

Democracynow.org – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, activist and Presbyterian minister Chris Hedges, whose latest book is “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle,” spoke Saturday at New York’s “Rise Up October” rally and march to end police violence. In his address, Hedges spoke about the effects that police violence and mass incarceration has on families. “There are husbands and wives severed, sometimes forever, from their spouses,” said Hedges. “There are sisters and brothers that have been torn apart, but this morning we remember most the children, those whose mothers and fathers are locked behind bars or whose parents will never come home again, whose tiny lives have been shattered, whose childhoods have been stolen, who endure the painful stigma of loss or of having a mother or father in prison and cannot comprehend the cruelty of this world.”

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Chris Hedges: We Will Overthrow This Capitalist System + Q&A

Make Capitalism Extinct

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

Hedges: Calling All Rebels, part 1 of 4

GVFJ on Sep 29, 2015

Chris Hedges gave a talk about the true meaning of socialism and challenged Bernie Sanders on this topic.

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Abby Martin and Noam Chomsky: Electing The President of an Empire

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with Noam Chomsky

teleSUR English on Oct 24, 2015

At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., Abby Martin interviews world-renowned philosopher and linguist Professor Noam Chomsky.

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Kill Them All – US Strike on Afghan Hospital by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
October 24, 2015

The deadly US airstrike on an Afghan hospital has been downplayed by Washington as a “tragic mistake” committed in the “fog of war”. But recently disclosed documents on the secret policy of drone assassinations by the Pentagon reveals a cold-blooded calculus to “kill all” within a designated strike zone, even resulting in 90 per cent “collateral damage” of “unintended targets”.

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The Downsides of Cheap Abundance by Ralph Nader

Never Let Me Go

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
October 22, 2015

In college, Economics 101 is often described as the social science discipline that deals with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. MIT Economist Paul Samuelson liked to focus on scarcity, or more specifically, the allocation of scarce resources. “Abundance” was always a pretty word with an idyllic connotation for Professor Samuelson. I often wonder why there weren’t a few classes about the real-life consequences of abundance, along with scarcity and people’s material welfare.

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Killing Off Community Banks — Intended Consequence of Dodd-Frank? by Ellen Brown

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
October 21, 2015

The Dodd-Frank regulations are so lethal to community banks that some say the intent was to force them to sell out to the megabanks. Community banks are rapidly disappearing — except in North Dakota, where they are thriving.

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Noam Chomsky: Knowledge and Power (featuring Norman Finkelstein)

Conferencia magistral de Noam Chomsky - - Foro Internacional por la Emancipación y la Igualdad

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with Noam Chomsky

Al Jazeera English on Oct 15, 2015

An in-depth look at the work and views of the man described as ‘one of the greatest minds in human history’.

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Norman Finkelstein: Stabbings in West Bank Mean Despair + Third Intifada Goal is to End Illegal Gaza Siege

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Finkelstein: Stabbings in West Bank mean despair, First Intifada started same way (P.1)

RT on Oct 18, 2015

RT discusses the new outbreak of violence in the West Bank with American political scientist Norman Finkelstein.

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Jeremy Scahill: Drone War Exposed + Secret “Kill Chain” + Afghanistan: The Longest U.S. War

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Drone War Exposed: Jeremy Scahill on U.S. Kill Program’s Secrets & the Whistleblower Who Leaked Them

Democracy Now! on Oct 16, 2015

Democracynow.org – One of the most secretive military campaigns in U.S. history is under the microscope like never before. In a major exposé based on leaked government documents, The Intercept has published the most in-depth look at the U.S. drone assassination program to date. “The Drone Papers” exposes the inner workings of the U.S. military’s assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia, revealing a number of flaws and far more casualties than the intended targets. The documents were leaked to The Intercept by an unnamed U.S. intelligence source who says he wanted to alert Americans to wrongdoing. We are joined by The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill, lead author of “The Drone Papers” exposé.

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Abby Martin: Debate the Debate + Democratic Party Debate 10.13.15

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teleSUR English on Oct. 13, 2015

On Oct. 13, Abby Martin hosted a live analysis of the Democratic Party debate. She was joined by politician Jill P. Carter, who represents Maryland’s 41st legislative district of Baltimore City; Jared Ball, assistant professor of communication studies at Morgan State University; Kamau K. Franklin, Southern Regional Director of the American Friends Service Committee; Bhaskar Sunkara, the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin Magazine; and journalist Sarah Jaffe, who co-hosts Dissent magazine’s “Belabored” podcast. TeleSUR

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Regulation of Political, Electoral and Other Behaviors of Americans by the Devil-God of Capital by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

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by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published on imperialismandthethirdworld
October 15, 2015

Hypothesis of its epigenetic and mass psychological role inside the mass mental apparatus

Elections for the political offices in the US are incomparably worse than any horror movies, as they repeatedly and inevitably reproduce the basic politico-economic structures and institutions of class divisions, inequality, injustice, vast deprivations, crime, mental illness, selfishness, aggressions, wars, and severe damages to the ecology of nature and human nature-within the context of the most advanced capitalist political economy and the most developed scientifico-technological forces of production and destruction-which, among other things, invariably cause destruction of tens of millions of lives globally, as well as, to a lesser extent, domestically, through wars and invasions, impoverishment and deprivations that cause severe multidimensional damages to human lives, diabolical expenditures of financial and human resources on the military war machine and production of ever more destructive and advanced weapons and systems of mass destruction, and great damages to the biosphere and all the life-supporting systems of the planet. No horror movie can come even close to the reality produced by these “democratic” elections.

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Chris Hedges and Max Blumenthal: The 51 Day War

UN School in Gaza Attacked

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Oct 13, 2015

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges discusses Israeli military policy in the Gaza Strip with author and journalist Max Blumenthal. Together they recount Palestinian testimonies about Israeli military aggression during Operation Protective Edge as described in Blumenthal’s latest book, and detail the brutal tactics used by the Israeli state in attempt to suppress Palestinian resistance. teleSUR

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