Chris Hedges: Exploitation


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with Chris Hedges

John N. Campbell on Nov. 25, 2021

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, Chris Hedges discusses the defining characteristic of capitalism: exploitation. He explains how capitalism elevates sociopathic values, destroys the environment, degrades human life, and how the internal logic of capitalism ultimately destroys itself.

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Seasonal Insomniacs In Times of Climate Chaos, by Rivera Sun

New Mexico - Desert Snow 1, January 1, 2020

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 30, 2021

It snowed, finally. We’ve been waiting for months, restless and agitated. Have you ever seen your child settle more deeply into slumber after you tuck them under the blanket? That’s how it feels here. I live in the high-altitude desert of Northern New Mexico. Deserts often invoke images of Saharan sands, but this desert sprawls atop black, volcanic basalt. Perched at 7,000 feet, it snows here in the winter. Or, it used to.

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Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Interviewed by Chris Hedges

Capitalism killed democracy

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Posted previously Oct 22, 2014

Journalist Chris Hedges interviews political philosopher Sheldon Wolin, who says democracy cannot exist without continuous opposition and vigilance on the part of the citizenry.

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What If U.S., NATO Talks Are Cover for More Aggression Towards Russia? by Finian Cunningham

No New Wars No to NATO - August 30, 2014

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Dec. 27, 2021
December 28, 2021

If there are no prompt responses to Russia’s legitimate security concerns, then the next phase entails a more robust military-technical realm.

It is quite clear that the clock is ticking on how the United States and its NATO allies respond to Russia’s urgent security proposals.

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Beyond Passive Resistance: Against Democratic Surrender in a Time of Fascitization, by Paul Street

Keep Your Theology Off My Biology and other abortion rights signs at a Stop Abortion Bans Rally in St Paul, Minnesota, May 22, 2019

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, Dec. 16, 2021
December 27, 2021

Sixty percent of the U.S. populace backs Roe v. Wade and just 27 percent back its undoing even as the nation’s right-wing Supreme Court is strongly predisposed to reverse the decision by next summer. Where is the call for millions in the streets to defend women’s right to control their bodies over and against this anti-democratic outrage? Where is the uprising against a government structure and social order that permits this and numerous other forms of authoritarian insanity? It’s shocking to hear liberal talking heads say (basically) “oh well there goes Roe v. Wade for a generation, until we can get the votes and a better court back some day.” Are these shrugging accommodationists aware that the nation’s right-wing Minority Rule party is actively and effectively working (in the name of “stop the steal”) to permanently suppress and nullify votes and elections and policies that don’t go their patriarchal, white-nationalist way? How do they not understand that, as the leading feminist and communist Sunsara Taylor notes:
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Chris Hedges and John Shipton: Slow-motion Execution of Julian Assange

Julian Assange

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 25, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the torture of Julian Assange with his father, John Shipton.

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Chris Hedges and Mark Rudd: SDS, The Weather Underground and Political Violence

Hey, Hey, LBJ; How many kids did you kill today?: 1967 ca.

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 23, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses political violence with Mark Rudd, author, and former leader of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

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Christmas 1914: When Rank and File Imposed Truce During Imperialist War, by Henry Hagins + John McCutcheon: Christmas in the Trenches + Balls To War

Christmas 1914: When Rank and File Imposed Truce During Imperialist War by Henry Hagins + Balls To War

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by Henry Hagins
Workers World, Dec. 16, 2014
Originally published Dec. 24, 2015
December 23, 2021

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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Christians as Dangerous Good Samaritans, by Gary Olson

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793-1865) - The Good Samaritan - RCIN 408935 - Royal Collection

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by Gary Olson
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 22, 2021

Lately, I’ve been musing about religion and politics. And more specifically, the thought that keeps recurring to me is the following: Is the idea of born agains and other Christians becoming political radicals, a far-fetched one? Or, should the question be, how could they not become politically radical Christians?

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Journey Through Snow and Dreams, an excerpt from The Crown of Light, by Rivera Sun

Jere I. and Josiah with Rivera Sun's book, The Crown of Light

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 21, 2021

This is an excerpt from The Crown of Light, the fourth novel in the award-winning Ari Ara Series.

You can get the book here.

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The Growing U.S. Military and Intelligence Worries of Civil War, Part III, by Rainer Shea

Minneapolis Police, May 27, 2020

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Nov. 26, 2021
December 20, 2021

This is part three in a series on U.S. collapse and the potential for civil war. Read part one for how I think propaganda factors into this instability, and part two for the role that I think neoliberalism has.

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The U.S. Military Is Registering 15-Year-Olds for the Draft, by David Swanson

Repeal the U.S. Military Selective Service Act

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by David Swanson
Writers, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
December 19, 2021

Most U.S. states still have excuses when asked to make voter registration automatic, but in various states — including here in Virginia — draft registration is automatic even for 15-year-olds who want a learner’s permit to drive a car. (This is still only for males, as Congress did not, in the end, extend draft registration to females, at least until next year — once in a while Democrats’ obeisance to Republicans works out well.) The application for the learner’s permit in Virginia, for which you must be 15-and-a-half-years-old, says:
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Chris Hedges and Nils Melzer: The Trial of Julian Assange: A Story of Persecution

graffiti, Leake Street

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 17, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges discusses The Trial of Julian Assange, a new book by Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.

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