Chris Hedges: RT Targeted for Giving Platform to Anti-Imperialist, Anti-Capitalist Critics

Chris Hedges: RT Targeted for Giving Platform to Anti-Imperialist, Anti-Capitalist Critics

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RT America on Nov 13, 2017

The Department of Justice has required RT America to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), an anti-propaganda law from the 1930s. “On Contact” host Chris Hedges discusses whether such a requirement will have a chilling effect on the First Amendment’s freedom of the press with RT America’s Ashlee Banks.

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Updated: Nov. 14, 2017

‘US govt attacks freedom of speech by forcing RT to register as foreign agent’

RT on Nov 14, 2017

RT has filed for registration as a ‘foreign agent’ in the US, as November 13 is the deadline, Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan has announced. The broadcaster has been threatened with legal action should it refuse to comply.

RT America crackdown ‘narrows range of acceptable discourse’ ‒ fmr Green Party VP candidate

RT America on Nov 14, 2017

RT America was forced to register as a foreign agent in the US on Monday, a demand that has been criticized as a direct violation of the First Amendment’s protections for free speech and press. Former Green Party vice presidential candidate Ajamu Baraka is one of those speaking out against the move. He speaks with RT America’s Anya Parampil about why RT is facing such unprecedented pressure from the US government.

from the archives:

John Pilger: Media On Trial

Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer: The Silencing of the Left

John Pilger: Propaganda and Censorship Is the Real Problem in the US

Chris Hedges: A New McCarthyism

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19 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: RT Targeted for Giving Platform to Anti-Imperialist, Anti-Capitalist Critics

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  4. In the Land of the Free, people must be protected from free speech, in case it’s really a covert, cryptic message disguised as the oracular utterance of fiendish architects of disruption, cunningly insinuated by the fakers-in-chief at the Kremlin.

    This state of affairs is simply crazy, especially given the ambiguity of the US establishment these days. Even more so, therefore definitely mad ~ when we consider just how conservative Vladimir Putin actually is! After all, he’s not even a communist. They only speak Mandarin these days.

    Even Theresa May is at it now, all on cue. The Tsar is meddling with our business. Influencing elections! As though Rupert Murdoch never did anything but faithfully report the ‘real news!’

    My theory is that this is a gigantic precipitous flashback to the Great Schism of a thousand years ago ~ one of those epoch changing confusions that nobody really understands or ever will, because it was entirely due to cultural differences over speculative metaphysical hypotheticals, like the ‘authentic’ meaning of the trinity, or unleavened eucharistic bread, and the jurisdictional relevance of ‘universal’ papal authority versus the parochialism of the pentarchy and so on.

    It is as if today’s Loop Quantum Gravity devotees were to foment an irreconcilable dispute with the Cosmological Constant adherents, and trigger an infinitely unbreachable & paradoxical seismic singularity within the virtual core of the Large Hadron Collider….etc.

    Just nuts.

  5. What we are witnessing in the United States is chilling. The US ruling class is consciously reviving McCarthyism as part of a literal Cold War 2.0 operation to censor journalists and bloggers like ourselves. The psychiatric inquiry as to whether or not many US figures actually believe the nonsense of Russian hacking is a valid one: for a while now, US empire has been unable to resolve its crisis of decline. This is clearly engendering insanity within an elite whose sheer opulence has engendered a dangerous estrangement from reality. Watch Nato encircle Russia with war games, and ask yourself how many Americans even remember what the Cuban Missile Crisis was.

      • Why only resort to money as a fix?

        My suggestion is to visit independent media websites/blogs, and watch RT and RT America either on their website or on their Youtube channels. Doesn’t cost a thing to do that.

        • Well, certainly watch them. But if you stop there, that’s like thinking revolutionary thoughts — it doesn’t accomplish much. Encourage other people to watch them too. Tell other people what you saw there.

        • That is exactly what I do here on Dandelion Salad almost every day. The links to the Youtube channels are on every post for readers to visit their channel(s) for more videos to watch.

        • Thank you, Lefty. I wasn’t looking for a compliment, though. My point is that any of us could do the same thing. Sharing articles and videos from RT and RT America, and other independent media websites. And of course, I always appreciate the shares on FB and other social media sites for the Dandelion Salad posts.

        • “… any of us could do the same thing.” You’re being too modest, Lo. We all have different sills and gifts. You have developed some skill in finding and choosing the articles that you showcase. To do that, you had to educate yourself, in ways that took both aptitude and effort. You can deny credit for the aptitude if you like — perhaps that was given to you, unearned; you can call yourself a channel for it. Developing the aptitude into skill took effort, and the opportunity to make that effort. Perhaps the opportunity (e.g., time) was given to you too. But still, the effort came from you.

          I may be an atheist, but still I find emotional truth in some prayers, and right now I am reminded of the one from Francis of Assisi that begins, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.”

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