The Chris Hedges Report: The Dirty War in Argentina, with Robert Cox

The grandmothers protesting the lost generation from the dirty war - August 3, 2010

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jun 24, 2022

Chris Hedges speaks with Robert Cox, the former editor of the Buenos Aires Herald, about his campaign during the Dirty War in Argentina to report on the disappeared and the essence of journalism.

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Federal Bureau of Intimidation, by Howard Zinn

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

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by Howard Zinn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Previously published August 2, 2010
April 2, 2022

I thought it would be good to talk about the FBI because they talk about us. They don’t like to be talked about. They don’t even like the fact that you’re listening to them being talked about. They are very sensitive people. If you look into the history of the FBI and Martin Luther King—which now has become notorious in that totally notorious history of the FBI—the FBI attempted to neutralize, perhaps kill him, perhaps get him to commit suicide, certainly to destroy him as a leader of black people in the United States. And if you follow the progression of that treatment of King, it starts, not even with the Montgomery Bus Boycott; it starts when King begins to criticize the FBI. You see, then suddenly Hoover’s ears, all four of them, perk up. And he says, okay, we have to start working on King.

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Assange’s Persecution and the Killing of Hope Throughout the West, by Rainer Shea

Acte en suport a Julian Assange. 24-F

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea’s Newsletter
February 3, 2022

This is a reblog of an article from last year.

The slow-motion execution that the U.S. empire is subjecting Julian Assange to, where Washington’s satellite state the U.K. is depriving him of the conditions necessary for a sound physical and mental state, is an external version of how the empire’s internal settler state creates political prisoners. Within the borders of the U.S. occupier regime, African liberation fighter Kevin Rashid Johnson and indigenous liberation fighter Leonard Peltier continue to be unjustly imprisoned. Should Assange be convicted, the empire will expand the arbitrary incarceration powers it exercises upon its internal subjects to a global scale, with the added effect of making war crimes journalism criminally prosecutable throughout this expanded range of tyranny.

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Neoliberal Misery and Its Destabilizing Consequences, Part II, by Rainer Shea

Washington DC Lockdown 27 - National Guard Troops and Capitol

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Nov. 23, 2021
December 12, 2021

This article is Part Two in a series on American collapse and the potential for a U.S. civil war. Read part one for a detailed explanation of the ideas I’ll mention here about the U.S. empire’s internal cognitive warfare.

The imperialists are the architects of their own demise. Through reacting to the decline of U.S. hegemony by domestically applying Washington’s tactics abroad—highly militarized policing, exploitative policies, covert CIA propaganda, clampdowns on journalism, paramilitarism—the imperialists are ultimately accelerating this unraveling. This is because when these and other imperialist tactics are used abroad, they have the effect of making the places they target more unstable.

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U.S. Doesn’t Fear “Foreign Meddling,” It Fears Internal Revolt, Part I, by Rainer Shea

_____ Revolt

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Nov. 20, 2021
December 2, 2021

This article is Part One in a series I’m doing on American collapse, and on how this has the potential to lead to a civil war within U.S. borders.

The “imperial boomerang” effect—where the types of violence an empire commits abroad inevitably become directed at that empire’s own people—is caused by the fact that actions have consequences. When a country subjugates other peoples, this has repercussions for those within that country. A society built on exploitation and violence can’t last. Whether that society wants to face it or not, its greed comes at a cost.

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How U.S. Interference in Cuba Creates a False Picture of its Society, by Manolo De Los Santos and Vijay Prashad + The U.S. Has An Unhealthy Obsession With Cuba by Rosa Miriam Elizalde

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by Manolo De Los Santos and Vijay Prashad
Struggle ★ La Lucha
October 27, 2021

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) appears to be obsessed with Cuba. Every few days he takes to social media or makes remarks to the press about his desire to overthrow the Cuban Revolution. In recent months, Rubio has played a key role in drumming up support for anti-government protests in Cuba. On September 23, 2021, for instance, Rubio tweeted, “The brave people of Cuba lost their fear of protesting against the dictatorship that represses them. Holguín raises its voice against tyranny.” Rubio included an article about the Cuban town of Holguín in his tweet, where “a group of Cuban citizens” are planning to hold a “march against violence” on November 20. This article appeared in Diario de Cuba, a news site based in Miami, Florida, which received substantial funding from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) from 2016 to 2019, an independent nonprofit that is largely funded by “the U.S. Congress.”

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Kevin Gosztola: US Government’s Appeal Hearing In Assange Extradition Case: Day 2 + Daniel Ellsberg on Assange Extradition Hearing + Chris Hedges: It Strikes Me As Particularly Weak On All Counts

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Shadowproof on Oct 28, 2021

Kevin Gosztola followed the second day of proceedings at the High Court of Justice in the extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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Chris Hedges and John Pilger: The Appeals Hearing of Julian Assange

Free Assange

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with Chris Hedges and John Pilger

RT America on Oct 23, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges talks to documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist John Pilger about the upcoming appeals hearing in London for the Julian Assange case.

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Kristinn Hrafnsson: The US Govt Contemplated Killing Julian Assange With UK Complicity

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goingundergroundRT on Sep 29, 2021

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Wikileaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson about the shocking revelations that the Trump Administration and CIA considered assassinating or kidnapping Julian Assange, with planned shootouts with Russian agents on Britain’s streets, a car crash kidnapping and an assault on a passenger jet should Julian Assange decide to leave for Russia.

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Abby Martin and Paul Jay: Afghanistan and 9/11 + Return to Kandahar

9-11: Lies!

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theAnalysis-news on Sept 27, 2021

In an episode of the Empire Files podcast, Abby interviews Paul about his investigation into the 9/11 attacks, and his experiences in Afghanistan.

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Kabul has Fallen, by Kenn Orphan + U.S.-backed Afghan Government Surrenders to the Taliban

Protest against U.S military interventions and endless U.S. wars, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 8, 2016

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by Kenn Orphan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Halifax, Nova Scotia
August 16, 2021

“The Taliban is not the North Vietnamese army. There’s gonna be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy of the United States from Afghanistan.” — US President Biden, July 2021

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Abby Martin: CIA Stories: The Cuban Who Conned the CIA

Cuba

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Aug 14, 2021

Amidst Biden’s new regime change operation in Cuba, Abby Martin brings you an exclusive interview with the Cuban double agent who infiltrated the CIA and revealed the US plots we are seeing play out today.

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Abby Martin: CIA Stories: The CIA is Born

Abolish the CIA

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Jun 20, 2021

Abby Martin introduces the first installment of a new Empire Files series about the CIA explaining why the agency was created, and how it became the most nefarious criminal organization in the world, with CIA expert Douglas Valentine.

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