with Chris Hedges
On Contact Archive on Apr 5, 2022
Originally from RT America on Jun 12, 2016
In the first episode of ‘On Contact’, host Chris Hedges discusses the global revolt against corporate capitalism with radical intellectual and author Tariq Ali. Ali talks about how the world banking system got Greece and other European countries in trouble, and how big capital may be behind the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil joins the show with a report on global inequality.
From the archives:
Injustice by Design by Graham Peebles + Noam Chomsky: Requiem for the American Dream
Secret Guilt, Secret Wealth by Dariel Garner
Exiled on Main Street: Urban Utopian Insurrection by Mark Mason and Susan Cain
Michael Parenti: The 1% Pathology and the Myth of Capitalism
Noam Chomsky and Yanis Varoufakis: The Neoliberalism Assault on the World
Chris Hedges: The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Emergence of Fascism
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RT at white heat…fortunately, once we get to the real grist, sanity reasserts itself. The calm and rational insight of Tariq Ali, is most welcome.
We must face the de facto consequences of what will occur at the inverted apex of the heartless bunkered lair of dollar hegemony.
Either presidential outcome is terrifyingly bleak ~ social upheaval and mayhem with Trump, or a reactionary wave of aggressive offshore fembot-orchestrated wars, that may easily spiral out of control.
It is a grim prospect. There may be an outside chance that a positive referendum result in the UK next week, will inaugurate dramatic and urgent EU reform to counter the imminent odds of a dollar collapse, but this must powerfully buffer against and defang heavily weaponized US extremist desperation, and its drastic implications for all of ‘Eurasia.’
Just consider one grave speculative possibility, the likelihood of a ‘caliphate’ coup in nuclear-armed Pakistan, for example. This level of risk does not bode well for a planetary ecosystem already stressed beyond the point of resilient stasis and rapid proactive recovery. We are at an alarmingly fragile moment.
I’ve said this before during US Presidential elections, the entire world should be able to vote for the US President.
A lot can happen between now and November, but yes, it does look very grim at the moment.
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