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 and Ralph Nader: A Postmortem on the 2022 Midterm Elections

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Nov 25, 2022

The midterm elections are over, and two more years of Congressional gridlock are likely in store. Republicans have taken a narrow majority in the House, while Democrats have held the Senate. What do we make of the current political landscape, where rhetoric runs so hot but so little gets done? And what can we expect from the 2024 presidential elections?

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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: Truth Is the First Casualty of War

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“You saw it under the a whole, ridiculous Russiagate stuff where the idea that Trump was elected by Russia is absurd, but the Liberals suddenly became the best friends with the FBI and everyone else. I mean Mueller became an icon in the liberal establishment. You see it now, this kind of warmongering on the part of liberals over Ukraine without any kind of real understanding of the conflict.” — Chris Hedges

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Dennis Kucinich: Where Are The Pro-Peace Democrats?

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The Grayzone on Oct 29, 2022

Dennis Kucinich, who led Congressional opposition to the Iraq war, reacts to the Congressional Progressive Caucus retracting a letter calling for diplomacy with Russia. “If we don’t believe in diplomacy,” Kucinich asks, “then where do we go as a country?”

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Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader: Unchecked Militarism is Cancerous to a Civilization + Hedges: The Greatest Evil is War

The Greatest Evil is War by Chris Hedges

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with Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on Oct 29, 2022

Ralph invites back award-winning war correspondent and author, Chris Hedges, to discuss his new book The Greatest Evil Is War in which he points out that war is not only a racket but – no matter what its causes – a moral obscenity.

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Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: The Rise of Neo-Fascism and the Bankruptcy of the Liberal Class, Part 2

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Oct 28, 2022

Noam Chomsky delves into how half a century of neoliberalism set the stage for contemporary fascist movements from Hungary to India and the US. This is the second part of a two-part interview.

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

Rep. Dennis Kucinich

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Updated Oct. 28, 2022: added video interview with Kucinich

Republished with permission from David Swanson at World Beyond War

by Dennis Kucinich
World Beyond War, Oct. 26, 2022
October 27, 2022

CLEVELAND (Oct. 26) Weds — Dennis J. Kucinich, former Congressman and former Democratic Presidential candidate today called upon Congressional Democrats to “rethink their opposition to diplomacy” as a means to end the war between Russia and Ukraine.

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If We Can Find Just 238 More Congress Members Who Don’t Want Us All to Die…, by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
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Let’s Try Democracy, Oct. 24, 2022
October 25, 2022

When an election has been very close, many factors can be pointed to as each having been enough to make the difference. One of those in 2016 was very suggestive and very much ignored by, as far as I know, every single major media outlet except this one. I mean the phenomenon of military families voting against Hillary Clinton, believing her more likely than Donald Trump to get their loved ones killed. It seems this factor decided the election.

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Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: The Rise of Neo-Fascism and the Bankruptcy of the Liberal Class, Part 1

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Oct 21, 2022

In a wide-ranging discussion, Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges discuss the war in Ukraine, the rising tide of global fascism, the climate catastrophe, and the role left to public intellectuals in an increasingly restrictive and censored media environment.

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Ralph Nader: How to Fix Democracy

Democracy Is For People, Not Corporations

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With Ralph Nader

Bertelsmann Foundation on Oct 25, 2019

Consumer advocate, lawyer, and former U.S. presidential candidate Ralph Nader believes that democracy is about civic organization, not just public opinion.

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PSL Editorial: Democrats Deepen Embrace of the Cops with Police Funding Bills

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by Liberation Staff
LiberationNews.org, Sept. 22, 2022
September 25, 2022

Democrats in the House of Representatives today passed a police funding bill aimed at further distancing themselves from the movement against racist brutality that burst onto the scene in 2020. While many Democratic Party politicians cynically attempted to position themselves as supporters of the movement when it first emerged, now they are showing their true selves – loyal supporters of the cops.

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The Chris Hedges Report: The Bankrupt Liberalism and Gilded Absurdities of the Democratic Party, with Paul Street

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with Chris Hedges and Paul Street

TheRealNews on Sep 9, 2022

What are we to make of a Democratic Party that has embraces an election strategy that includes demobilizing the majority working-class non-Republican electorate; legitimizing right-wing agendas and narratives; seeks bipartisan cooperation with right-wing politicians such as Liz Cheney; refuses to attack archaic minority rule institutions including the Electoral College and the Senate filibuster; repeatedly backs down from hauling Donald Trump into court and funds far-right Republican candidates in this year’s primary elections, repeating the disastrous Hillary Clinton campaign’s “Pied Piper” ploy of promoting the supposedly “more beatable” Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries?

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Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer: Gorbachev, Russia and Ukraine

Please No More War, Love

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Katie Halper on Sep 1, 2022

Journalists Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer discuss Mikhail Gorbachev, his life, his role in the end of the Cold War and his legacy today. How does he relate to Vladimir Putin, the state of Russia today and the war in Ukraine.

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PSL Editorial: Reject Biden’s Plan For 100,000 More Cops On The Streets

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by Liberation Staff
LiberationNews.org, Aug. 30, 2022
August 31, 2022

President Biden gave a major speech in Pennsylvania Tuesday on crime and policing as part of the roll out of his “Safer America Plan” – and his ongoing effort to slander and distance himself from the historic 2020 mass movement that shook the racist foundations of this country. “When it comes to public safety in this nation, the answer is not defund the police, it’s fund the police” Biden proclaimed in his speech, positioning himself in opposition to a core demand of the movement for Black lives.

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