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America - We're Number One! Mass incarceration

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Netflix on Apr 17, 2020

Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay’s examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.

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Chris Hedges and Glen Ford: Analysis of the George Floyd Protests

Defund the Police

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jun 13, 2020

On the show today, Chris Hedges discusses the George Floyd protests, erupting in over 140 American cities, with Glen Ford, executive editor, Black Agenda Report.

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Over the Rainbow: Paths of Resistance After George Floyd, by Jim Kavanagh

Protest for Justice, March for Peace

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by Jim Kavanagh
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Polemicist
June 8, 2020

“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” — Aristotle

It has been an extraordinary week. On the heels of a pandemic and months-long lockdown, a nationwide uprising erupted in response to the brutal killing of George Floyd. In some 75 cities across at least 16 states, and around the world, militant, multiracial gatherings of thousands of rightfully-enraged people overwhelmed police forces, prevented arrests, forced the evacuation of, and burned, a police precinct, and damaged and burned dozens of buildings. Mainstream news reporters from around the world were arrested and fired upon with rubber bullets on live television. Police SUVs drove into crowds of people. It has been the most extensive, and the most threatening, explosion of popular rage against the machine since the uprisings of 1967-8.

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A Long Time For Killing by Michael Parenti

May 2, 2015 Justice For Freddie Gray Baltimore Victory Rally 4

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by Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published, Sept. 22, 2015
June 1, 2020

Today, across the nation, we witness homicidal violence delivered against unarmed people by law enforcement officers. These beatings and killings are carried out with something close to impunity. The cops almost always get away with murder. Moreover, these crimes are nothing new; they are longstanding in practice.

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US Lectures World on Human Rights as Cops Kill Blacks With Impunity, by Finian Cunningham + Rebellion Against Police Murder Tears Through the US, by Sophie Squire + Margaret Kimberley: The US is the World’s Worst Abuser of Human Rights

DC George Floyd Protest (II)

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, May 30, 2020
May 31, 2020

“Being black in America should not be a death sentence” – so said Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey following the shocking, gruesome killing of George Floyd by a police officer on the streets of Saint Paul.

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John Pilger, Stefania Maurizi and Charles Glass: Journalists Speak Out For Julian Assange

Free Assange

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with John Pilger

Consortium News on Apr 18, 2020

With imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange facing the twin dangers of extradition to the U.S. and Coronavirus in Belmarsh prison, watch a panel discussion on the state of Assange’s legal process, the state of his health and the health of press freedom with John Pilger, Italian reporter and WikiLeaks partner Stefania Maurizi and journalist and author Charles Glass.

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NATO: From Covert Sponsor to Artillery for Terrorists in Syria + Assange Rips the Matrix by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
March 1, 2020

NATO member Turkey was recently caught out providing artillery support for terror groups in Syria’s Idlib province; now leader of the NATO alliance, the United States, is hinting at Russia and Syria holding dialogue with the terrorists to curb the upsurge in conflict.

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Chris Hedges and Joe Lauria: The Julian Assange Extradition Trial

Chris Hedges and Joe Lauria: The Julian Assange Extradition Trial

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RT America on Feb 29, 2020

On the show this week Chris Hedges talks to Joe Lauria, editor of Consortium News, about his coverage of US prosecutors in London attempting to extradite Julian Assange to the United States to face trial for allegations of espionage.

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Assange Hearing Day 1 by Craig Murray + USA v Julian Assange: Extradition Day 2 + The Assange Story: Wikileaks Founder’s Journey From Whistleblowing Hero To Exile

Free Assange

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by Craig Murray
Craig Murray
February 25, 2020

Woolwich Crown Court is designed to impose the power of the state. Normal courts in this country are public buildings, deliberately placed by our ancestors right in the centre of towns, almost always just up a few steps from a main street. The major purpose of their positioning and of their architecture was to facilitate public access in the belief that it is vital that justice can be seen by the public.

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John Pilger: Julian Assange Must Be Freed, Not Betrayed + The Prosecution of Julian Assange

John Pilger: Julian Assange Must Be Freed, Not Betrayed + The Prosecution of Julian Assange

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by John Pilger
John Pilger
February 18, 2020

On Saturday, there will be a march from Australia House in London to Parliament Square, the centre of British democracy. People will carry pictures of the Australian publisher and journalist Julian Assange who, on 24 February, faces a court that will decide whether or not he is to be extradited to the United States and a living death.

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Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi: The Killing of Eric Garner and The Criminalization of Poverty and Institutional Racism

Eric Garner Protest Union Square to Rockefeller Center

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Nov 30, 2019

Chris Hedges talks to journalist Matt Taibbi about the killing of Eric Garner, the criminalization of poverty, and institutional racism. Taibbi’s book is titled I Can’t Breathe – A Killing on Bay Street.

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The Lies About Assange Must Stop Now by John Pilger + Jennifer Robinson: What’s Really Happening to Julian Assange?

Free Assange

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Dandelion Salad

by John Pilger
John Pilger
November 25, 2019

Newspapers and other media in the United States, Britain and Australia have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially their right to publish freely. They are worried by the “Assange effect”.

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John Pilger: Julian Assange’s Extradition Process Is A Charade

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

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with John Pilger

TheRealNews on Nov 5, 2019

Filmmaker John Pilger attended Julian Assange’s last court hearing and observed not only that Assange is visibly suffering from prison mistreatment, but his defense is not being given a fair chance to make its case against his extradition to the US.

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Chris Hedges: The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 — Putting the Nuclear Arsenal on Trial

Chris Hedges: The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 -- Putting the Nuclear Arsenal on Trial

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Oct 26, 2019

Chris Hedges talks to New York Catholic Workers Martha Hennessy and Carmen Trotta about breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base to charge the US government with crimes against peace on April 4, 2018. The peace activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, were arrested and went on trial this week in Georgia, following allegations of trespass and damage to government property, among others.

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