John Pilger: Propaganda and Censorship Is the Real Problem in the US

John Pilger: Propaganda and Censorship Is the Real Problem in the US

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with John Pilger

Watching the Hawks RT on Sept 18, 2017

With all eyes on the nuclear standoff with North Korea, what is the over-arching agenda in play behind the politics of crisis? Tyrel Ventura sits down with documentary filmmaker and journalist John Pilger to learn more about the unfolding behind-the-scenes power play, and to discuss his latest documentary, “The Coming War on China.”

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Abby Martin: The Birth of Chavismo and Its Fight to Survive in Venezuela

Hugo Chávez saludando al pueblo

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Sep 20, 2017

More threats against the Maduro government from Trump at the United Nations follows nearly 20 years of the US Empire’s insistence that the popular Bolivarian movement should have no voice.

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David Swanson: This Criminal Enterprise Is The Number One Destroyer Of The Environment (#NoWar2017)

David Swanson: This Criminal Enterprise Is The Number One Destroyer Of The Environment #NoWar2017

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with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
September 19, 2017

RT America on Sept 18, 2017

About 50 protesters kayaked to the Pentagon with a banner saying “No oil for wars, no wars for oil.” David Swanson, author and director of World Beyond War, discusses why his group is raising the issue of pollution by the military.

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Chris Hedges and Eric Foner: Not Just the History That Those in Power Want Us to Remember

Chris Hedges: Not Just the History That Those in Power Want Us to Remember

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Sept 18, 2017

Eric Foner, historian and author of Battles for Freedom: The Use and Abuse of American History discusses confederate monuments, the role of the historian and the lie of omission with Chris Hedges.

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Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science

Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science

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Updated: Sept. 19, 2017

The Real News Network on September 14, 2017

A documentary special reveals how climate change science has been under systematic attack; the multi-million dollar campaign allowed a climate change denier to be elected president (a new version with updated content and music).

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Michael Parenti: The Threat of US Imperialism (2013) + Capitalism’s Self-Inflicted Apocalypse by Michael Parenti (2009)

Fight Racism Fight Imperialism - Anti-Trump protesters start to gather in London's Trafalgar Square.

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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
September 16, 2017

SNC Political Education on Dec 14, 2014

Here’s the long-awaited video of Michael Parenti’s speech on the threat of US imperialism which he gave at the Revolution Banquet held in Vancouver in November 2013.

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David Swanson: Senate Refuses to Stop Endless War

No War

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with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
September 15, 2017

TheRealNews on Sep 14, 2017

Sixteen years after its passage, the Senate has rejected an effort to repeal the Congressional authorization that has been used as a blank check for military action around the globe, says David Swanson of World Beyond War.

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Caleb Maupin: Anti-war Amendment Killed: “Endless” War in Iraq and Afghanistan Will Continue

Caleb Maupin: Anti-war Amendment Killed: "Endless" War in Iraq and Afghanistan Will Continue

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with Caleb Maupin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Caleb Maupin (website)
Caleb Maupin (Facebook Page)
September 14, 2017

Caleb Maupin on Sep 14, 2017

The US Senate has voted 61-36 to kill the amendment, proposed by Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) which would repeal the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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John Pilger: The Problem is Not North Korea, Not Russia, Not China, The Problem is The United States

John Pilger: The Problem is Not North Korea, Not Russia, Not China, The Problem is The United States

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RT America on Sept 12, 2017

Investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger tells RT America that US is to blame for putting the world on the brink of nuclear war. The rest of the world is mostly alarmed by the US, not North Korea. Sanctions will never work in deescalating the situation, he adds.

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A Different Vision by Eric Schechter

End Capitalism

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by Eric Schechter aka LeftyMathProf
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Eric’s Rants and Videos blog
September 11, 2017

“The world is facing terrible problems, but it’s not too late for us to solve them if we work together.”

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Thomas Drake: From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much (must-see)

2013 DC Rally Against Mass Surveillance 14

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Previously posted Aug. 7, 2015 (good discussion in the comment section)

with Thomas Drake

Part 1

TheRealNews on Aug 2, 2015

On Reality Asserts Itself, former NSA senior executive Mr. Drake and host Paul Jay talk about the “dark state” and how 9/11 opens up disturbing questions about power, who we are, who’s in charge and the secret subversion of the U.S. constitution.

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Global Capitalism’s Reckless Greenhouse-Gassing of the Planet by Paul Street + Are Irma-like Super Storms the ‘New Normal’? + ‘Hurricane Chevron’

2014 People's Climate March NYC 7-Capitalism Is Killing Our Planet

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, Sept. 9, 2017
Previously published at ZNet, Sept. 9, 2017
September 10, 2017

In the late summer of 2017, the United States was hit by two epic hurricanes, each of which took lives and caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage. Record-setting wildfires raged on the nation’s West coast and a devastating drought plagued much of the nation’s northern Great Plains.

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Chris Hedges: Out of Print

Chris Hedges: Out of Print

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Sept 10, 2017

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by former writers for The Village Voice, Tom Robbins and Michael Musto. The New York City alternative weekly newspaper announced recently it is ending its free print edition. Robbins, now an investigative journalist in residence at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Musto, a columnist at NewNowNext, reminisce about the muckraking journalism and unrestrained commentary that appeared in the pages of the Voice. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the decline of print newspapers.

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Abby Martin: From 1776 to Trump: White Mobs, Racist Heroes and Hidden History

Abby Martin: From 1776 to Trump: White Mobs, Racist Heroes and Hidden History

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Sep 9, 2017

Trump hit his lowest moment when he blamed “both sides” for the murder of anti-racist protester Heather Heyer in Charlottesville. But understanding how a neo-Nazi sympathizer got into the White House requires breaking apart the myth underneath it all, the glorified story of the creation of the United States in 1776.

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You Can’t Have a Progressive Movement Without Peace by David Swanson + Desmond Tutu on #NoWar

Veterans for Peace Banner Drop: "How is the War Economy Working for You?" (Pittsburgh, PA)

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
September 9, 2017

Remarks at People’s Convergence Conference, Sept. 8, 2017

Here’s my five-minute case for why you can’t have an effective progressive movement in the United States that doesn’t include working for peace. War and militarism and bases and ships and missiles and sanctions and nuclear threats and hostility make up the filter through which much of the other 96% of humanity experiences this 4%. The U.S. Congress chooses how to spend a great deal of money each year, and chooses to put 54% of it into war and preparations for war. The wars demonstrably increase rather than reduce or eliminate anti-U.S. sentiment and violence. They endanger us rather than protect us. The wars are a top cause of death and injury in the world, and a top cause of famines and disease epidemics and refugee crises that cause massive additional suffering. But war kills most by diverting resources. Small fractions of U.S. military spending could end starvation, provide clean water, end diseases, even end the use of fossil fuels worldwide. Military spending also reduces jobs in comparison to other spending or not taxing working people in the first place.

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