Chris Hedges: The Radical Transformation of Jackson, MS

Chris Hedges: The Radical Transformation of Jackson, Mississippi

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Originally posted March 4, 2018; updated below

“Self-determination is not possible within the capitalist social framework, because the endless pursuit of profits that drives this system only empowers private ownership and the individual appropriation of wealth by design. The end result of this system is massive inequality and inequity.” — Kali Akuno, Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi

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Chris Hedges and Nils Melzer: The Psychological Torture of Julian Assange

Julian Assange US Extradition Hearing: It Raises Massive Concerns About Free Speech

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jun 8, 2019

Chris Hedges discusses with Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, the conditions of Julian Assange’s detention, his psychological and physical health as well as the judicial proceedings against Assange.

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Swedish Sex Pistol Aimed at Assange by Jim Kavanagh + John Pilger: US Charges Against Julian Assange Are Ridiculous!

Swedish Sex Pistol Aimed at Assange by Jim Kavanagh + John Pilger: US Charges Against Julian Assange Are Ridiculous!

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by Jim Kavanagh
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Polemicist
May 31, 2019

In my article, Avoiding Assange, a month ago, right after the first US indictment was issued, I addressed two diversionary arguments that I knew would be used by those who want to hide their complicity with American imperialism under leftish cover—that is, those who don’t want to be seen as endorsing the United States government’s prosecution of Assange for, and intimidation of every journalist in the world from, reporting the embarrassing truth about American war crimes, but who also don’t really want to stand in the way of Assange’s extradition to the United States.

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Showdown At The Venezuelan Embassy: Federal Authorities Back Down After Threatening To Evict Peace Activists Inside By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers + Activists Arrested! (updated)

Showdown At The Venezuelan Embassy: Federal Authorities Back Down After Threatening To Evict Peace Activists Inside By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, From Inside the Venezuelan Embassy

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Updated: May 15-17, 2019

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, from inside the Venezuelan embassy
Popular Resistance
May 15, 2019

Writing on Day 36 of the campaign to prevent a US-sponsored coup by protecting the Venezuelan Embassy from illegal takeover.

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Embassy Protection Collective Activists Face Eviction From Venezuela Embassy (updated)

Embassy Protection Collective Activists Face Eviction From Venezuela Embassy

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Updated: May 13-14, 2019

RT America on May 13, 2019

Rick Sanchez breaks the news of the departure of the pro-Maduro Embassy Protection Collective from Venezuela’s embassy in Washington, DC following a trespassing notice from authorities stating that opposition leader Guaido’s “ambassadors” have legal right to the building and ordering its occupants to evacuate. Pro-Guaido protestors chant and cheer as the US Secret Service seems poised to evict the handful of activists who remain inside.

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Humanitarian Aid Blocked from Entering Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C. by David Swanson + Medea Benjamin: Venezuelan Embassy’s Power Cut

Embassy Protection Collective Activists Occupying the Venezuela Embassy in Washington, DC

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by David Swanson
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Let’s Try Democracy
May 10, 2019

Two months ago, I heard a story. You heard it too, if you went anywhere near a television or a newspaper in the United States. The government of Venezuela needed to be overthrown because it wouldn’t allow in humanitarian aid.

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Julian Assange US Extradition Hearing: It Raises Massive Concerns About Free Speech + Imperialism on Trial: Free Assange

Julian Assange US Extradition Hearing: It Raises Massive Concerns About Free Speech

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RT on May 2, 2019

The case regarding the possible extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has been adjourned until May 30, Reuters reports. It comes after Assange was given 50 weeks in jail for skipping bail in the UK.

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Chris Hedges: From the Bolivarian Revolution and Hugo Chavez to US sanctions and the Overt Attempt to Overthrow Venezuela

Will Griffin: The History of U.S. Imperialism in Venezuela + Max Blumenthal: How US trained Juan Guaido for Regime Change

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Apr 27, 2019

Chris Hedges discusses Venezuela with reporter Ben Norton, from the history of the Bolivarian Revolution and legacy of Hugo Chavez to US sanctions and the overt attempt to overthrow the leadership in Caracas.

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Avoiding Assange by Jim Kavanagh

Julian Assange Arrested + Wikileaks Claims Discovery of Extensive Spying Operation Against Assange

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by Jim Kavanagh
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The Polemicist
April 25, 2019

The United States government is seeking to extradite and prosecute Julian Assange for one reason: to punish him for publishing true and embarrassing information about US crimes and intimidate every journalist in the world from doing so again.

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Chris Hedges and Vijay Prashad: The Arrest of Julian Assange Eviscerates All Pretense of the Rule of Law and the Rights of a Free Press

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Apr 12, 2019

The arrest of Julian Assange eviscerates all pretense of the rule of law and the rights of a free press. Joining Chris Hedges to discuss the arrest and pending extradition of Julian Assange is the historian Vijay Prashad.

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John Pilger: This Is An Assault On Journalism and Citizenship + Assange’s Arrest Is A Message To Journalists All Over The World

John Pilger: This Is An Assault On Journalism and Citizenship + Assange’s Arrest Is A Message To Journalists All Over The World

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with John Pilger

goingundergroundRT on Apr 13, 2019

We speak to legendary journalist and film-maker John Pilger who discusses the arrest of Julian Assange after his asylum status was revoked by Lenin Moreno of Ecuador and subsequent removal from the Ecuadorian Embassy. He discusses the importance of Wikileaks’ work, why it is a threat to the United States, the danger the arrest poses to journalists everywhere and the possibility of extradition to the US.

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Julian Assange Arrested + WikiLeaks Claims Discovery of Extensive Spying Operation Against Assange

Julian Assange Arrested + Wikileaks Claims Discovery of Extensive Spying Operation Against Assange

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RT on Apr 11, 2019

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been evicted from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last six years. Ecuador’s president has announced that the country has withdrawn asylum from Assange.

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Greg Palast: Koch Brothers Behind US Coup In Venezuela

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March 27, 2019

RT America on Mar 26, 2019

For more on the role oil plays as well as the racial dynamic of the US attempt at a coup in Venezuela, we turn to investigative journalist Greg Palast. He discusses the latest developments with RT America’s Manila Chan.

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Chris Hedges and Andy Worthington: Over 17 Years of Detention and Torture at Guantanamo Bay Prison

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with Chris Hedges and Andy Worthington

RT America on Mar 23, 2019

The most notorious U.S. detention site in the world, Guantanamo Bay, still holds 40 prisoners. Most of the 800 men shipped to Guantanamo Bay since it was opened under George W. Bush in 2002 were sold to U.S. forces for bounty by Pakistani and Afghan officials, militia and warlords. They were stripped of their legal rights, held for years without being charged or given a fair and open trial. Not only is the detention center a recruiting dream for radical jihadists, it costs American taxpayers $0.5 billion a year, roughly $11 million dollars for each detainee.

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UN Commission Report Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza

Norman Finkelstein: Israel's Murderous Assault on Nonviolent Protesters in Gaza + Israeli Forces Kill 44 as Palestinians Protest US Embassy Opening

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Updated: Mar. 8, 2019

TheRealNews on Mar 7, 2019

International law professor Kevin Jon Heller discusses the report of the UN Human Rights Council, which says Israel must be held accountable for war crimes committed against unarmed civilians and that Israeli courts do not hold them accountable.

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