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Part I originally published Jan. 2, 2016
by Scott Noble
December 31, 2015
Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on the the ways in which the American people have historically been divided on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex and skill level.
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with Chris Hedges
Originally published January 27, 2013
NashvillePress on Jan 25, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges speaks at the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center banquet Jan. 19, 2013. Hedges and others have sued President Obama and the Department of Defense to squash the National Defense Authorization Act, which permits the government to pick up anybody they wish at any time and hold him however long they want—without charging the alleged offender with a crime and without notifying family members of his or her whereabouts. A federal court agreed and ruled the law unconstitutional; however, Pentagon lawyers immediately made an “emergency” plea to the appellate court, which stayed the law and set a hearing date for Feb. 6. Hedges retraced the history of the corporate takeover of democracy and the U.S. government, and he said the only remedy is massive civil disobedience. Hedges’ latest book is Days of Destruction; Days of Revolt.
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Originally published May 27, 2012
This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
December 27, 2016
The Trumpsters are coming to town—led by a failed gambling czar, corporate welfare king and major tax escapee—and they are hell bent on unmaking Washington, D.C.
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TheRealNews on Dec 26, 2016
Professor Henry Giroux says the appointments signal a future of more war and violent military interventions, and an embrace of Islamophobia.
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by Henry Hagins
Workers World, Dec. 16, 2014
Originally published Dec. 24, 2015
December 25, 2016
The “Christmas Truce of 1914” was a short-lived, unofficial lull in combat between two antagonistic rival forces, determined to exercise military, political and economic supremacy over each other in Europe and in the colonized world, to which these imperial powers lay arrogant false claim. One of the bloodiest episodes in human history, World War I was largely played out on the battle-scarred lands of France and Belgium, starting in August of 1914.
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Six13Sings on Dec 11, 2014
CHAG SAMEACH! Life got you down? You should be thinking about the miracle of light. Just shake it off… it’s Chanukah! Continue reading
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with Chris Hedges
RT America on Dec 24, 2016
On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores the rise of a new McCarthyism with Professor Ellen Schrecker, author of “Many are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America”. They examine the role of President Elect Donald Trump and the impact the suppression of dissent has had on higher education. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at a few recent examples of targets of this new McCarthyism.
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with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 23, 2016
TheRealNews on Dec 23, 2016
The President-elect’s off-the-cuff, ignorant and inconsistent remarks suggests he’s either a cynical war profiteer or a true believer in the American myth that more militarism leads to fewer wars, says Noble Prize nominee David Swanson.
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with John Pilger
teleSUR English on Dec 16, 2016
Tariq Ali talks to the award winning Journalist and Filmmaker John Pilger about the state of the world.
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replaced video and link to the transcript, Jan. 10, 2017
leftymathprof on Jan 1, 2017
Ecosystem collapse would kill us all. To avert that requires measures that are blocked by plutocracy. Ending plutocracy requires ending property and hierarchy, replacing them with a culture of sharing, caring, and networking that we all learned in kindergarten. It can’t be imposed by force. The first step is to talk about it.
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The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 19, 2016
When truth and reality are shattered into a thousand shards of deception, skewed and slanted into vicious weapons for power and control, how can we in the Dandelion Insurrection move forward?