Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader: Liberals Are Not Progressives–They Are Into Empire and Corporate Welfare

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with Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader

RT America on June 23, 2018

Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate and former Presidential Candidate, discusses American Mythology with Chris Hedges.

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Adding Lying Insult To Traumatic Injury by Elizabeth Terzakis + A Once Silent Crisis is Now a Deafening Cry + US Locks Up Central American Refugees That It’s Helped Displace

Adding Lying Insult To Traumatic Injury by Elizabeth Terzakis

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by Elizabeth Terzakis
Socialist Worker, June 21, 2018
June 23, 2018

IT IS difficult to decide which of the Trump administration’s lackeys involved in the sickening new “zero tolerance” policy for the is the most hypocritical and deserves the most ire.

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All Disquiet On The Western Front by Finian Cunningham + Political Disagreements Could Lead to Breakdown of NATO

All Disquiet On The Western Front by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
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East Africa
Crossposted from Sputnik
June 22, 2018

The US-led NATO military alliance earlier this month committed to a major escalation in force buildup on Russia’s western flank. The development underscores Russia’s long-held concern that the 29-member alliance is inevitably moving dangerously on a war footing.

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Why Are the Poor Patriotic? by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
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Let’s Try Democracy, June 15, 2018
June 20, 2018

We should be very grateful to Francesco Duina for his new book, Broke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country. He begins with the following dilemma. The poor in the United States are in many ways worse off than in other wealthy countries, but they are more patriotic than are the poor in those other countries and even more patriotic than are wealthier people in their own country. Their country is (among wealthy countries) tops in inequality, and bottoms in social support, and yet they overwhelmingly believe that the United States is “fundamentally better than other countries.” Why?

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Max Blumenthal: US Interference in Nicaragua + Nicaraguan Opposition Suspends Negotiations: A Return to Violence?

Max Blumenthal: US Interference in Nicaragua

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teleSUR English on Jun 19, 2016

US journalist Max Blumenthal has just published an in-depth look at US interference in Nicaragua – a particularly important development of which has been a recent meeting between Nicaraguan student opposition leaders and right-wing neoconservative figures in Washington.

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Chris Hedges: 80% of the Yemen Population Needs Humanitarian Aid + Catastrophic US-Saudi-UAE Attack on Yemen Port City Could Trigger Mass Famine

Chris Hedges: 80% of the Yemen Population Needs Humanitarian Aid

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RT America on June 18, 2018

The UN envoy for Yemen held emergency talks in the rebel-controlled capital Sanaa on Saturday over the key aid port of Hodeidah, where a Saudi-led coalition battles Houthi rebel fighters. More than 80 percent of Yemeni imports pass through Hodeidah’s docks and the fighting has raised UN concerns of humanitarian catastrophe in a country already teetering on the brink of famine. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte is joined by Pulitzer prize winning journalist and host of ‘On Contact’ Chris Hedges.

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John Pilger: The Persecution of Julian Assange Must End + Transcript

John Pilger: The Persecution of Julian Assange Must End + Transcript

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Updated: June 18, 2018

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WSWS on Jun 18, 2018

Hundreds of people participated in Sunday’s demonstration in Sydney Town Hall Square to demand Julian Assange’s safe return to Australia. The rally, organized by the Socialist Equality Party, featured speeches from SEP Australia national secretary James Cogan and independent journalist and filmmaker John Pilger.

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John Pilger, et al: Australia’s Guns: Control, Culture, Bias

John Pilger, et al: Australia’s Guns: Control, Culture, Bias

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with John Pilger

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Co-hosts Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace venture down under to Australia to interview a number of experts, including Pulitzer Prize winner John Pilger, on gun violence, gun culture, and the differences between gun ownership in the US and Australia.

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Abby Martin: The Neo-Liberal Plan To Bring Down Venezuela + Mike Prysner Debunks John Oliver’s Venezuela Episode

Abby Martin: Dictatorship or Democracy in Venezuela?

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with Abby Martin

Redacted Tonight on June 14, 2018

Lee Camp speaks with Abby Martin journalist and host of The Empire Files, who exposes the profit-driven bias of corporate media reporting on Venezuela.

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Why Does The US Support Nigeria But Not Venezuela? A Socialist Perspective by The Anti-Social Socialist

A U.S. Guide: 7 Steps to Kill a Revolution

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“We’ve detected activity, and we have captured some U.S. citizens in undercover activities, in hidden activities, espionage, trying to win over people in towns along the Venezuelan coast, trying to win over people in some neighborhoods. In Táchira, we captured a pilot of a U.S. plane of Latin origin with all sorts of documentation.” — Nicolás Maduro, Democracy Now! March 3, 2015

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Let’s Continue Progress Toward Peace in Korea by David Swanson + Can North Korea Believe Trump’s Promises?

Let’s Continue Progress Toward Peace in Korea by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
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Let’s Try Democracy
June 13, 2018

Less than a year ago, President Donald Trump was threatening North Korea with “fire and fury.”

Today such threats are completely absent from his remarks and tweets.

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Howard Zinn: The Myth of American Exceptionalism

American Exceptionalism Exceptions

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by Howard Zinn
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Originally posted June 9, 2010
June 11, 2018

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Americans have long embraced a notion of superiority, claims Howard Zinn. Governor Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony described establishing “a city on a hill,” to serve the world as a beacon of liberty. So far, so good. But driving this sense of destiny, says Zinn, was an assumption of divine agency—“an association between what the government does and what God approves of.” And too frequently, continues Zinn, Americans have invoked God to expand “into someone else’s territory, occupying and dealing harshly with people who resist occupation.”

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“Google Should Not Be In The Business of War”: Understanding the Weaponization of Artificial Intelligence by Marc Eliot Stein

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Republished with permission from David Swanson at World Beyond War

by Marc Eliot Stein
World Beyond War
June 9, 2018

In early April, more than 3100 Google employees signed a letter that begins with the words “Google should not be in the business of war”. The letter is a response to the company’s participation in a new US Department of Defense artificial intelligence program called Project Maven, which it describes as a “customized AI surveillance engine” designed to interpret visual images from drones, and concludes with a powerful request from Google employees to their management:
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Chris Hedges, Richard D. Wolff and C. Jama Adams: W.E.B. DuBois: What His Life and Work Can Teach Us Today (Left Forum 2018)

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OpenUnivoftheLeft on June 4, 2018

Left Forum 2018, “W.E.B. DuBois: What His Life and Work Can Teach Us Today“. Left Forum, Democracy at Work, John Jay College, CUNY, 6-1-2018, New York City, NY, Richard Wolff, New School, Democracy at Work, Left Forum, Chris Hedges, C. Jama Adams, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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Chris Hedges: The Development and Nature of ISIS

Chris Hedges: The Development and Nature of ISIS

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on June 2, 2018

Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, author of A Theory of ISIS: Political Violence and the Transformation of the Global Order, discusses the development and nature of ISIS.

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