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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
September 24, 2015
I lack patience. I admit it.
There’s my confession.
I couldn’t sit through the Pope’s slow and plodding and polite speech to Congress, waiting for him to say something against the primary thing that body does and spends our money on. But finally he got there:
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Tagged David Swanson, Pope Francis
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with Chris Hedges
TheRealNews on Aug 24, 2015
In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with former Black Panther Eddie Conway and former member of the Black Liberation Army Ojore Lutalo to discuss their roles in the radical movements in the 1960s and early 1970s, and the state’s use of violence to crush them.
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Tagged Agent Provocateur, Black Liberation Army, Black Panthers, Chris Hedges, Eddie Conway, Ojore Lutalo
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with Chris Hedges and Cornel West
TheRealNews on Aug 11, 2015
In this episode of Days of Revolt host Chris Hedges continues his conversation with Dr. Cornel West to discuss the way in which the black prophetic tradition has been supplanted by black elitism and individualism.
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Tagged Barack Obama, Chris Hedges, Cornel West, inequality, Meet the new boss the same as the old boss
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editor, Dandelion Salad
July 11, 2015
To anyone working on Bernie Sanders‘ campaign. These questions need answers:
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with Chris Hedges
TheRealNews on May 18, 2015
Chris Hedges and Bob Scheer discuss the centrality of violence to U.S. American culture.
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Tagged Chris Hedges, class warfare, indigenous, Robert Scheer
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by Rev. John Dear
originally published on Common Dreams
May 14, 2015
The death of unarmed Freddie Gray in police custody and the subsequent riots in Baltimore demonstrate the profound systemic injustice in our country, as well as the complete misunderstanding and widespread hypocrisy about nonviolence.
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Tagged Activism, Barack Obama, Freddie Gray, John Dear, Martin Luther King, Meet the new boss the same as the old boss, non-violence
I highly recommend listening to the entire speech on the audio player below or reading the entire transcript. ~ DS
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Democracy Now! on Jan 19, 2015
On Dec. 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, King gave a major address in London on segregation, the fight for civil rights and his support for Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. The speech was recorded by Saul Bernstein, who was working as the European correspondent for Pacifica Radio. Bernstein’s recording was recently discovered by Brian DeShazor, director of the Pacifica Radio Archives. Today is the federal holiday that honors King.
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Tagged apartheid, Boycott Divestment and Sanctions, Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King on Dandelion Salad, South Africa, Very Important or Must-Read Posts
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Tagged Chris Hedges, Daniel Sheehan, Keith McHenry, NDAA, permanent war
Introduction by Chris Hedges
LeighaCohen on Nov 15, 2014
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[…] In his new book, Cornel West, together with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells. He examines the impact of these men and women on their own eras and across the decades. He not only rediscovers the integrity and commitment within these passionate advocates but also their fault lines.
West describes Douglass as a complex man who is both “the towering Black freedom fighter of the nineteenth century” and a product of his time who lost sight of the fight for civil rights after the emancipation. He calls Du Bois “undeniably the most important Black intellectual of the twentieth century” and explores the more radical aspects of his thinking in order to understand his uncompromising critique of the United States, which has been omitted from the American collective memory. West argues that our selective memory has sanitized and even “Santaclausified” Martin Luther King Jr., rendering him less radical, and has marginalized Ella Baker, who embodies the grassroots organizing of the civil rights movement. The controversial Malcolm X, who is often seen as a proponent of reverse racism, hatred, and violence, has been demonized in a false opposition with King, while the appeal of his rhetoric and sincerity to students has been sidelined. Ida B. Wells, West argues, shares Malcolm X’s radical spirit and fearless speech, but has “often become the victim of public amnesia.” […]
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Ferguson police arrest Cornel West, religious leaders protesting police shootings
RT America on Oct 13, 2014
Ferguson, MO police on Monday arrested Dr. Cornel West and several religious leaders participating in a march to bring awareness to the widespread nature of police shootings. After a weekend of protests throughout the St. Louis area, the group that included West faced off with riot gear clad law enforcement officers in front of the Ferguson Police Department. RT’s Lindsay France is on the ground and has more details on the marches and arrests.
with Chris Hedges
Amendment Gazette on Sep 14, 2014
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Interview with award-winning journalist and best-selling author Chris Hedges. Hedges spent fifteen years as a foreign correspondent for the NY Times, has written several books, including the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction finalist War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. His most recent book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012) was written with cartoonist Joe Sacco.
The Amendment Gazette spoke with Chris about the state of corporate dominance in the world, the amendment movement, the burgeoning American populism and what, if anything, can be predicted about the future of the American experiment.
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Tagged broad based coalitions, Chris Hedges, Fascism on Dandelion Salad