Abby Martin: The Demolition of Palestinian Homes for Israeli Settlements Reached a 10-year High in 2016

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Oct 31, 2016

The demolition of Palestinian homes for Israeli settlements reached a ten-year high in 2016. While this activity led by the fanatical settler movement is illegal under international law, it is completely aided and abetted by the Israeli government.

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AT&T Has Been Spying On Americans For Profit With A Secret Plan Called Project Hemisphere

Big Brother

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Democracy Now! on Oct 28, 2016

http://democracynow.org – New details are emerging about how AT&T has been spying on Americans for profit with a secret plan called Project Hemisphere.

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Chris Hedges: Saudi Arabia–The Number One Purchaser of US Weapons

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Oct 29, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores why Saudi Arabia remains one of the U.S.’ closest allies in the Middle East with Medea Benjamin, author of Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection. They examine why the U.S. overlooks the Saudi’s treatment of women, public executions and promotion of a fundamentalist religion that sanctifies violence. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the long alliance between the two countries.

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Inside the Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton and Trump by John Pilger

Unfortunately...the debate

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by John Pilger
johnpilger.com, October 17, 2016
October 28, 2016

The American journalist, Edward Bernays, is often described as the man who invented modern propaganda.

The nephew of Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psycho-analysis, it was Bernays who coined the term “public relations” as a euphemism for spin and its deceptions.

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Michael Moore Owes Me $4.99 by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
October 28, 2016

Michael Moore has made some terrific movies in the past, and Where to Invade Next may be the best of them, but I expected Trumpland to be (1) about Trump, (2) funny, (3) honest, (4) at least relatively free of jokes glorifying mass murder. I was wrong on all counts and would like my $4.99 back, Michael.

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The U.S. National Bird Is Now a Killer Drone by David Swanson

Death from Above / Drones

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
October 27, 2016

Officially, of course, the national bird of the United States is that half-a-peace-sign that Philadelphia sports fans like to hold up at opposing teams. But unofficially, the film National Bird has it right: the national bird is a killer drone.

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Abby Martin and Ralph Nader: The Rigged Corporate Two-Party Dictatorship

Clinton is a war criminal

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Previously posted on Dec. 19, 2015

with Abby Martin and Ralph Nader

teleSUR English on Dec 19, 2015

On this week’s episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin interviews American political figure Ralph Nader about the 2016 presidential race—from the “Brown Shirt” Trump movement to “corporate criminal” Hillary Clinton—and the reality of who has power in America.

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Time to Boycott the Democrats by Mara Ahmed

A Day in New York

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by Mara Ahmed
socialistworker.org
October 24, 2016

IT’S LIKE clockwork–every four years, the U.S. presidential elections kick in and unleash a spate of summary unfriendings on social media. This year in particular, the country is seized with a paroxysm of fear, and any sign that a so-called leftist is implicitly supporting Donald Trump by not voting for Hillary Clinton leads to colorful displays of righteousness by keyboard warriors.

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Chris Hedges: Political Passivity + Costas Lapavitsas: Transforming Capital

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with Chris Hedges

Citizens Connect on Oct 22, 2016

Linking existential anxiety to naive optimism and political passivity, Chris Hedges urges us to confront reality in order to escape illusion.

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Chris Hedges: The Perversion of Islam

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Oct 22, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores Islam and the Muslim world with Hamza Yusuf, President of Zaytuna College. Yusuf, one of the most prominent Islamic scholars in the U.S., discusses the disenfranchisement of Muslim youths and the perversion of Islam by terror groups. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil examines the wave of Islamophobia in the U.S. after 9/11.

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Sibel Edmonds: Turkey’s Never-Admitted-to Nuclear Capabilities

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Updated: Nov. 2, 2016

with Sibel Edmonds
Writer, Dandelion Salad
October 21, 2016

Boiling Frogs Post on Oct 21, 2016

In this special sneak peak, we share a highlight from a brand new episode of Newsbud’s Roundtable that hasn’t even aired yet. This episode features Sibel Edmonds and Professor Filip Kovacevic. The topic of discussion is the heightened tensions between the US and Russia, specifically Turkey’s role. In this must see episode which will air in its entirety very soon, Sibel Edmonds unexpectedly reveals info that to this day has not been admitted to officially.

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Our International Relations Are Built Upon Lies by Dennis Kucinich

Parliament Square sit-in against Syria airstrikes.

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by Dennis Kucinich
World Beyond War, Oct. 20, 2016
October 21, 2016

The most consequential statement by Secretary Clinton in last night’s debate was her pronouncement that a no-fly zone over Syria could “save lives and hasten the end of the conflict,” that a no-fly zone would provide “safe zones on the ground” was in “the best interests of the people on the ground in Syria” and would “help us with our fight against ISIS.”

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Chris Hedges: We Have To Step Outside This Corporate, Two-Party Duopoly + Jill Stein on Donald Trump’s Psychosis and Hillary Clinton’s Distortions

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

Democracy Now! on Oct 20, 2016

http://democracynow.org – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and Eddie Glaude, chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, debate the issue of strategic voting and the role of third-party candidates.

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Michael Hudson: It’s Not That They Are Too Big To Jail, But They Give Too Much Money To Hillary Clinton To Go To Jail

Jail the bankers

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
michael-hudson.com
October 20, 2016

RT on Oct 20, 2016

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss friends of Bill (Clinton) and the remarkable fortunes they’ve made landing lucrative aid contracts. In the second half, Max interviews Dr. Michael Hudson about his new book, J is for Junk Economics and about the US presidential candidates’ economic plans.

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Rigged by David Swanson + Ecuador Cuts Off Internet for Assange Over Impacting US Election

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
October 19, 2016

The 2016 Republican presidential primary was rigged. It wasn’t rigged by the Republicans, the Democrats, Russians, space aliens, or voters. It was rigged by the owners of television networks who believed that giving one candidate far more coverage than others was good for their ratings. The CEO of CBS Leslie Moonves said of this decision: “It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS.” Justifying that choice based on polling gets the chronology backwards, ignores Moonves’ actual motivation, and avoids the problem, which is that there ought to be fair coverage for all qualified candidates (and a democratic way to determine who is qualified).

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