Trump and the End of NATO? by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, July 26, 2016
July 31, 2016

If Donald Trump is elected US president it will spell the end of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. At least, that’s how a phalanx of US foreign policy pundits and establishment figures see it. Trump once again caused uproar recently with comments that were viewed as undermining a “cornerstone” of US foreign policy since the Second World War.

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Chris Hedges and Jill Stein: Clinton Will Only Fan the Flames of Right-Wing Extremism

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Updated: July 31, 2016

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 30, 2016

Now that the two major political parties have officially selected their nominees for president, Chris Hedges sits down with Green Party candidate for president, Dr. Jill Stein, to discuss an alternative way forward. Bernie Sanders might be out of the race, but Stein says the Green Party is leading the revolutionary charge. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at third parties that have renewed the political vibrancy of American society.

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Abby Martin Interviews Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa

INFORME A LA NACIÓN 2016

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jul 29, 2016

Abby Martin sits down with the President of Ecuador to talk about different issues impacting the country and region. One of the more important questions Abby has for the president is finding out how he feels about devastating damage that oil giant Chevron caused in the Amazon rainforest. The president also talks about how tax havens are affecting developing economies and, how giving me the environment legal rights is important.

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The DNC Protests You Didn’t See on TV

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The DNC Protests You Didn’t See on TV: Sanders Delegates Chant and Walk Out on Clinton Speech

Democracy Now! on Jul 29, 2016

http://democracynow.org – Protests continued on the floor of the convention, as chants of “No more war” could be heard throughout the evening. Some delegates walked off the floor of the DNC in protest. Democracy Now! was on the floor when protests began as retired four-star Marine General John Allen took the stage.

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Chris Hedges: Sanders Gave Up His Historical Moment + No More War Protesters Disrupt Panetta’s Speech + Jill Stein at Socialist Convergence

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Sanders will not have ‘outsized influence’ in Clinton administration – FishTank

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 27, 2016

What is the Republican take on the Democratic National Convention (DNC) thus far? RT America’s Lindsay France is at the DNC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and speaks to Republican strategist Adam Goodman, who observes “there is no real unity yet” among Democrats at the convention. Then, Chris Hedges, host of On Contact, joins FishTank and argues that, despite Bernie Sanders endorsement of Hillary Clinton, he would have not have an “outsized influence” in a potential Clinton presidential administration.

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Peter Schweizer: Clinton Cash Documentary–A History of Corruption

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RT on Jul 27, 2016

RT spoke to the author and executive producer of the documentary ‘Clinton Cash’ – Peter Schweizer, who believes Hillary Clinton needs power to keep the money coming in.

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Rev. Chris Hedges: We Do Not Live In A Functioning Democracy + Jill Stein’s Speech

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Reverend Chris Hedges speaks about our corrupt system

with Chris Hedges

Political RevolutionTV on Jul 2, 2016

Chris Hedges is an American journalist, activist, author, and Presbyterian minister.

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Rev. Chris Hedges: Take Down This Discredited System! + Bernie Booed + Thousands Protesting at DNC

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with Chris Hedges and

American Babylon on Jul 25, 2016

Dr. Cornel West with American Babylon – Dr. West reveals why he is not voting for Bernie Sanders. We also speak with Pulitzer Prize winning writer and activist Chris Hedges about why he is done with the Bernie bus and what needs to happen next. This was shot a couple of hours ago in Philadelphia at the Democratic Party Convention in Philadelphia. Forgive the spelling and editing and other errors, this was done on the fly…

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Abby Martin: Bringing Corporations to Justice

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jul 24, 2016

For the first time ever, progress is being made at the United Nations for a binding legal instrument that would hold corporations accountable for human rights violations. Transnational corporations–many with larger economies than the countries they operate in–have enjoyed immunity from charges for destroying the environment and taking human lives. But Ecuador is leading a fight in the UN to create an international treaty and standards that can change this equation.

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Hillary Clinton: A Threat to All Humanity

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GlobalResearchTV on Jul 24, 2016

The world looks on in horror as Hillary Clinton heads to Philadelphia to be nominated as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the presidency. Yet still the leading lights of the so-called “progressive” movement argue that it is the left’s duty to vote for this neocon warmonger. But the consequences of this strategy may well lead directly to nuclear war. This is the GRTV Backgrounder on GRTV.ca.

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Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff: Capitalism in Crisis

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RT America on Jul 23, 2016

In this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores capitalism in crisis with Richard Wolff, professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. From Brexit, to labor protests in France, to Italy’s financial woes, they discuss the effects of austerity on the working class. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the fallout of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

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Michael Hudson: Trump Policy Will Unravel Traditional Neocons

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with Michael Hudson
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michael-hudson.com
July 23, 2016

TheRealNews on Jul 23, 2016

Economist Michael Hudson says Trump’s divergence from the conventional Republican platform is generating indignant punditry from neocons and neoliberals alike.

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Dear Pres. Obama: Domestic Catastrophic Risk Demands Action by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
July 22, 2016

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
July 22, 2016

Dear President Obama:

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Top 10 Reasons Why It’s Just Fine for U.S. to Blow Up Children by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
July 20, 2016

Is it really necessary for me to explain to you why it’s acceptable, necessary, and admirable for the United States and its minor allies to be blowing up houses, families, men, women, and children in Syria?

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