Chris Hedges and Stefania Maurizi: The Dark Truths WikiLeaks Revealed

Wi*i*eaks Truck

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Feb 3, 2023

From backroom deals between Hillary Clinton and Goldman Sachs to US covert operations in Haiti, Tunisia, Italy and beyond, WikiLeaks revealed the dark underbelly of US power.

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Uh Oh, Here Comes the Occupying Army, by Robert C. Koehler + Goodbye, Tyre, by Leslie D. Gregory

"Am I next?" - Justice for Philando Castile

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by Robert C. Koehler
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 2, 2023

America, America … God kicks thee in the head.

The twisted irony here — the irony of the brutal murder of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee last month — is that his killers were the ones hired and trained to keep the city safe. Instead, they created half an hour of hell for the young man, kicking and beating and tasing him to death a short distance away from his mother’s house, after a random, and perhaps unjustified, traffic stop.

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Finian Cunningham and Pepe Escobar: Ukraine War is Desperate Bid by US to Preserve Hegemony and Prevent Multipolar World

22-02-05 No War with Russia Code Pink

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
February 1, 2023

Finian Cunningham on Jan 28, 2023

The war in Ukraine is not just about Ukraine and Russia with the US and NATO acting as seemingly benevolent supporters of Ukraine, as the Western media portray.

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Chris Hedges and Richard D. Wolff: It’s Just Another Debacle By The War Profiteers

22-02-05 13 No War with Russia

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with Chris Hedges

Democracy At Work on Jan 30, 2023

In this week’s show, Prof. Wolff explains why capitalism does not deserve credit for improved living conditions, Home Depot billionaire blames US capitalism’s problems on US workers being “lazy, fat, and stupid,” Southwest Airlines as example of failures by both corporations and their gov’t “regulators,” George Santos as creature of capitalist advertising.

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Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay: US Navy Puts Climate Change at Top of Threat List

US Military Largest consumer of Oil -- 2014 People's Climate March NYC 89

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theAnalysis-news on Jan 24, 2023

Larry Wilkerson reports on a webinar where the U.S. Navy described climate change as an existential risk. Will the civilian leadership finally take urgent action?

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Why You Should Be A Socialist In 2023

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Second Thought on Dec 23, 2022

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about socialism becoming more popular over the past few years. There’s a reason for that! The capitalist system has shown itself to be incapable of solving the problems it creates, and more and more people are living a worse life than their parents or grandparents. What’s going on here, and is socialism the way forward?

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Kevin Gosztola and John Kiriakou: Every Official Everywhere With Classified Documents All At Once

Top Secret

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Shadowproof on Jan 27, 2023

Shadowproof’s Kevin Gosztola is joined by former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou to discuss the escalating absurdity around former US presidents and vice presidents finding classified documents in their possession.

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Chris Hedges and Gabriel Shipton: Will Julian Assange Ever Be Free?

Free Assange street art, Shoreditch

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jan 27, 2023

Chris Hedges speaks with film producer and brother of Julian Assange, Gabriel Shipton, on his new film about his family’s journey to get Julian free.

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Kill Capitalism Before It Kills Us, by Paul Street

Capitalism Kills

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Paul Street Report, Jan. 24, 2023
January 26, 2023

“It seems to be easier for us today to imagine the thoroughgoing deterioration of the earth and then of nature than the breakdown of late capitalism.” — Fredric Jameson, The Seeds of Time, 1994

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Michael Hudson and Radhika Desai: Multipolarity and the Decline of US Hegemony

Smash US Empire

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 25, 2023

Geopolitical Economy Report on Jan 13, 2023

Introducing Geopolitical Economy Hour: This is the first episode of a show being hosted every two weeks by economists Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson. They present the program and discuss the rise of the multipolar world and decline of US hegemony.

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Cop City Is The Future They Want, Unwavering Resistance Must Be Our Answer, by Kenn Orphan

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
January 24, 2023

Over this past weekend I went to see the new Avatar movie. I had seen the first one and, although it had flaws, I saw the overall message as compelling. Fair warning, here is a small spoiler: Simply put, the plot is one where humans in the future, with the help of gargantuan and lethal military might, attempt to colonize a planet called Pandora. It is another solar system many light years from earth, and it possesses many extraordinary and rare minerals and resources, as well as incredible biodiversity and Indigenous societies. In the sequel, the humans of earth have returned, and their goal is nothing less than total colonization of the planet for the purpose of resettlement. Earth, as one cold hearted military general says, is dying.

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Finian Cunningham and Scott Ritter: This is a Proxy War Between NATO and Russia

22-02-05 08 Say No War

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
January 23, 2023

Finian Cunningham on Jan 22, 2023

Former Marine Corps officer Scott Ritter says the US-led NATO military alliance is driving the war in Ukraine with the ultimate objective of defeating Russia.

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Chris Hedges and Kevin Gosztola: Julian Assange and the End of Press Freedom + The Belmarsh Tribunal on Julian Assange, Press Freedom

Free Julian Assange

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Updated: Jan. 21, 2023

with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jan 20, 2023

The long persecution of Julian Assange, the publisher of Wikileaks, is set to culminate in its final act – a trial in the United States this year.

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