Chris Hedges: Ukraine, Iran, Palestine, Twitter Files, Media Censorship and Assange

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acTVism Munich on Dec 16, 2022

In this episode of The Source, we interview Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Chris Hedges about the war in Ukraine. We also examine recent developments in Iran, Israel and Palestine. And finally, we look at freedom of speech issues such as the Twitter Files and the Julian Assange case.

Interview topics:
0:00 Introduction
0:30 Is Russia’s justification for the war legitimate?
8:10 Would NATO expansion in Ukraine really pose an existential threat to Russia?
10:38 Ukraine winning the war?
12:53 Does the West want peace in Ukraine?
14:49 Who attacked Nord Stream pipeline?
16:17 “Justifying” vs. “understanding” the Ukraine war
18:50 Militarisation versus Social Spending
21:06 Why has the left abandoned its anti-war stance?
28:31 Solutions to ending the war in Ukraine
30:11 The situation in Iran
35:39 Recent developments in Israel-Palestine
41:37 Twitter Files
43:46 Julian Assange
49:00 Supporting Independent Media

From the archives:

Chris Hedges and Dennis Kucinich: How The Military-Industrial-Complex Has Become The Enemy From Within

Vijay Prashad and Lee Camp: The United States Is Opening The Jaws Of Hell As Wide As Possible

John Pilger: The State of the UK Media, and The Resilience of Julian Assange

Dancing on the Edge of Hell, by Robert C. Koehler

David Swanson: Ukraine and the Anti-Communications System

“Subpoenas” Served On U.S. Weapons Manufacturers, by Brad Wolf

Chris Hedges and Medea Benjamin: War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict

Dennis Kucinich: Where Are The Pro-Peace Democrats?

Kucinich Says Call for Diplomacy to End Ukraine-Russia War Must be Heard; Silencing of Congressional Progressive Caucus Casts Dems as the “War Party”

Roger Waters: The Occupation of the American Mind

The World Should be Forever Grateful to Shireen Abu Aqleh, by Kenn Orphan + What Shireen Abu Akleh Meant to Arab News Audiences

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