Christopher Hitchens and Michael Parenti Debate: Iraq and the Future of US Foreign Policy (2005)

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
originally published Dec. 23, 2011
June 24, 2017

Here is a debate held at Wesleyan University in 2005 between Christopher Hitchens and me. Hitchens went to his grave as a supporter of the Bush/Cheney venture. He supported Bush in 2004. His turn to the right (from weak leftish/center) won him the attention of all the mass media, especially Fox and the like, and lecture invitations at fat fees. Others of us were less enthralled about his anti-Islam warrior politics.

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Ralph Nader Interviews Jill Stein: We Need To Cut The Military Budget By 50% + Transcript

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein spoke Sept. 21 at Penn State.

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williambrighenticpa on Sep 18, 2016

Ralph Nader interviewed Jill Stein on September 17, 2016. Ralph and Jill discuss the corporate ownership of the media and the duopoly of the Democratic and Republican parties, preventing public disclosure of third-party candidates and their proposals for a better America.

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Ralph Nader on Two-Party Tyranny, Trump Cheating, Bernie Sanders, and Corporations Kill

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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Democracy Now! on Sep 19, 2016

http://democracynow.org – It’s official: When the first presidential debate takes place next Monday, a week from today, it will exclude third-party candidates from the debate stage. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday that both Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party and Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party failed to qualify by polling at 15 percent or higher. This comes as polls show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are among the least popular major-party candidates to ever run for the White House. We get reaction from four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader, who has previously been excluded from debates. He has a new book titled “Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think.”

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The Devastating Cost of Monetized Elections by Ralph Nader

Corporate States of America

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
January 21, 2016

Corporatized and commercialized elections reach a point where they stand outside and erode our democracy. Every four years the presidential and Congressional elections become more of a marketplace where the wealthy paymasters turn a civic process into a spectacle of vacuous rhetorical contests, distraction and stupefaction.

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Gareth Porter: Democratic Primary Candidates Defining Moment on Foreign Policy + Democratic Primary Debate 1.17.16

Spring Rising Anti War Rally

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with Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 20, 2016

TheRealNews on Jan 20, 2016

Gareth Porter says Hillary wants to support the Syrian opposition and overthrow Assad, Bernie’s priority is to defeat of ISIS.

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Bernie Sanders Mentioned the Military Budget by David Swanson + Democratic Party Debate 11.14.15

Top Three 2016 Democratic Candidates - Caricatures

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
World Beyond War
November 16, 2015

If U.S. President were not a mythical position but a serious job, the job interview would include asking the candidates their basic plans of action. This would start with, “What will you encourage Congress to spend a couple of trillion dollars on each year?”

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Abby Martin: Debate the Debate + Democratic Party Debate 10.13.15

2016 Democratic Candidates - Caricatures

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teleSUR English on Oct. 13, 2015

On Oct. 13, Abby Martin hosted a live analysis of the Democratic Party debate. She was joined by politician Jill P. Carter, who represents Maryland’s 41st legislative district of Baltimore City; Jared Ball, assistant professor of communication studies at Morgan State University; Kamau K. Franklin, Southern Regional Director of the American Friends Service Committee; Bhaskar Sunkara, the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin Magazine; and journalist Sarah Jaffe, who co-hosts Dissent magazine’s “Belabored” podcast. TeleSUR

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David Swanson VS Danny Postel: TRNN Debate: Is Humanitarian Intervention in Syria Justified?

by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
March 5, 2014

I’ve never debated anyone who wants limited child abuse or small-scale slavery or carefully circumscribed rape. It’s always war. It’s always the worst crime, the crime least susceptible to control once begun, and the crime that includes all the others, the crime defined at Nuremberg as the greatest of them all because it includes all the others.  And it’s always in blatant violation of the law.

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Richard Wolff VS Joseph Minarik: Debate on Social Security

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TheRealNews – Apr 13, 2013

Joseph Minarik (former chief economist of the Office of Management and Budget for eight years during the Clinton Administration) and economist Richard Wolff take on President Obama’s proposed changes to Social Security.

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Third Party Presidential Debate Moderated by Ralph Nader

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Third-party! Stein, Johnson, Anderson and Goode: four more choices.

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Vote your conscience, vote for a third party candidate.

Updated: Nov. 5, 2012

Here is another video of the  debate.

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http://vimeo.com/52932562

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, Libertarian Gary Johnson (former New Mexico governor), the Justice Party’s Rocky Anderson (former mayor of Salt Lake City) and Virgil Goode, the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned Constitution Party.

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US Presidential Third Party Debate with Jill Stein and Gary Johnson

Millea Kenin, Bob Meola @BhaktiBob & Jill Stein @JillStein2012 #GreenParty #POTUS Candidate in #Berkeley #CA 9/22/12 #VOTEGREEN

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Vote your conscience, vote for a third party candidate.

Nov 5, 2012 by

Libertarian Party candidate Gov. Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein sound off once more before Election Day, debating live from RT’s Washington, DC studio on November 5.

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Third Party Presidential Debate Moderated by Larry King

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Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson all squared off Tuesday night from Chicago, Illinois as RT hosted the 2012 Third-Party Presidential Debate. Thom Hartmann, host of RT’s The Big Picture, weighed in on the event live from the scene and interviewed the evening’s stars while Breaking the Set host Abby Martin and RT America producer Adriana Usero shared their thoughts about why third parties need a platform before Election Day with Liz Wahl.

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Green Party candidates Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala Arrested for trying to enter the Presidential debate

Occupy Wall Street 1 Year Anniversary. September 17, 2012

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Updated Oct.18, 2012

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While President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney will get the red carpets rolled out for them at Hofstra University Tuesday night, Green Party candidate Jill Stein got a far chillier reception when she and her running mate were arrested near the debate site.

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The Rumble 2012 – Bill O’Reilly vs Jon Stewart (no longer available)

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Note: video is no longer available.

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The Rumble 2012 – “Daily Show” funnyman Jon Stewart and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly faced off in a debate Saturday tonight at the Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

Glen Ford vs. Michael Eric Dyson: Debate on Obama’s Presidency + Glen Ford: Obama is not the lesser evil

Obama in Oakland-14

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Updated: Sept. 9, 2012 added a video report

Sep 7, 2012 by democracynow

DemocracyNow.org – As President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination to seek four more years in the White House, we host a debate on his presidency with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report and Michael Eric Dyson, professor at Georgetown University and author of numerous books. Ford calls Obama the “more effective evil” for embracing right-wing policies and neutralizing effective opposition, while Dyson argues Obama provides the best and obvious choice for progressive change within the confines of the U.S. political system.

Click here to watch the entire debate: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/7/effective_evil_or_progressives_best_hope

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