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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Chris Hedges and Boyah J. Farah: America Made Me a Black Man

Racism is a Disease

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jan 13, 2023

Boyah J. Farah fled the war in Somalia arriving in the United States as a refugee with his mother and siblings when he was fifteen. His romantic dreams of America quickly ran into the dark undercurrents of American racism.

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Chris Hedges: The Dangerous Bifurcation of the United States

Disagree to Agree

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jan 6, 2023

Democratic debate and dialogue have all but vanished in the United States. There is widespread censorship imposed by social media platforms, private corporations about which we know nothing, while they know everything about us. Mainstream news outlets champion censorship and deplatforming in the name of democracy.

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Chris Hedges: Political Revolution, War, Incarceration in America and More

The Greatest Evil is War by Chris Hedges

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with Chris Hedges

C-SPAN
In Depth/BookTV
Jan. 1, 2023

Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joined Book TV to talk and take calls about political revolution, war, incarceration in America and other topics. His books include America: The Farewell Tour and The Greatest Evil Is War.

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Chris Hedges: Europe’s War on Refugees

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 30, 2022

In their book, Map of Hope and Sorrow, co-authors Helen Benedict and Eyad Awwadawnan trace the stories of five refugees trapped in Greece’s brutal refugee camps.

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ICBM: Incubating Catastrophe Beyond Measure, by David Swanson

Nuclear Nightmare - Open Your Eyes And Awake !

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
December 29, 2022

There’s a simple idea, advanced most effectively by Daniel Ellsberg. Whether you love nuclear weapons, believe they’re unfortunately necessary, or think they’re the stupidest thing ever to spend a cent — much less trillions of dollars — on, you ought never to imagine a need for more than the nukes on submarines and airplanes. Having them on land as well, whether you call it a Holy Triad of nuclear weapon types or not, ought to be understood as really, really dumb, no matter what you think of loading up subs and planes with enough weapons to end all life on Earth many times over. You may, as I do, believe that almost nothing could be crazier than nukes on subs and planes; or you may swear that such deployments amount to the wisest action ever taken by the human species, or by the 4% of humanity that you give a damn about, or anything in between. But there is something crazier, that we should all be able to come together and recognize as the single craziest thing ever: nukes on land, ICBMs, Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles.

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Chris Hedges and Roy Bourgeois: The Catholic Church Expelled Me For Supporting Women Joining The Priesthood

Lerner, Mckinney, Bourgeois, and Kucinich

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 23, 2022

When one makes a commitment to become a Christian, he, or she, if they are serious, are required to lift and bear the cross. This is not a rhetorical feign.

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

On the walls of the former American embassy

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MintPress News on Dec 14, 2022

We’ll be talking about Ukraine, Peru, China, and how to gain power in the struggle for a better world.

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Ralph Nader, Medea Benjamin and David Swanson: Ukraine: Senseless Conflict

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with Ralph Nader, Medea Benjamin and David Swanson

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on Nov 26, 2022

On this week of Thanksgiving, Ralph welcomes two distinguished anti-war activists and Nobel Peace Prize nominees, Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODE Pink to discuss her book War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict and David Swanson of World Beyond War to not only put the conflict in Ukraine in context but also to reveal the financial incentives that drive endless war.

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Chris Hedges: Marcel Proust’s Masterpiece: In Search of Lost Time

ALL LIFE ...

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Nov 18, 2022

A century ago, on November 18, 1922, Marcel Proust died. He worked feverishly in his final hours on his masterpiece À la recherche du temps perdu, In Search of Lost Time.

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Chris Hedges and Andrew Bacevich: After the Apocalypse and the Folly of Endless War

Apocalypse Then (DPG Aug 2011)

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Nov 11, 2022

In the months of July and September 1940 the French historian and future resistance fighter Marc Bloch, who fought in World War I and World War II, wrote a short book called L’Étrange Défaite or Strange Defeat.

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Tell the Truth: Veterans Day Is A National Day of Lying, by David Swanson

LIES

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Nov. 2, 2018
Originally published Nov. 12, 2018
November 10, 2022

Some are inclined to recognize that Trumpies are dwelling in an alternative universe in which neither climate collapse nor nuclear apocalypse is a concern but terrifying wild hoards of Muslim Hondurans are skipping and dancing into the Fatherland armed with gang symbols, deadly rocks, and socialistic tendencies.

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Chris Hedges and Lee Camp: War—That’s How Empires Die

The Greatest Evil is War by Chris Hedges

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“They going to have to negotiate in the end. It’s not about Ukraine, it’s not about democracy, it’s not about freedom, it’s about degrading Russia.” — Chris Hedges

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

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Nov 4, 2022

No one, including the most bullish supporters of Ukraine, expect the nation’s war with Russia to end soon. The fighting has been reduced to artillery duels across hundreds of miles of front lines and creeping advances and retreats.

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Read Glen Ford, by David Swanson

Glen Ford and The Radical Black Press

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Jan. 12, 2022
October 23, 2022

Someone asked me the other day for advice on collecting the best essays of the past 20 years. I recommended the new collection of Glen Ford’s called The Black Agenda. I recommend it to everyone — including people who are not black. I’m not black.

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