Category Archives: Media

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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John Pilger: Corporate Media Blackout on Yemen and the Encirclement of China

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with John Pilger

goingundergroundRT on Dec 19, 2015

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with John Pilger on 2016. Award winning Journalist and film maker, John Pilger talks about media silence on Yemen, media attacks on Corbyn and the importance of the Spanish election. Plus what to expect from the Chilcot report.

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Socrates Meets Donald Trump by Rocket Kirchner

Donald Trump's Gaudy White-House

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
December 13, 2015

Socrates: Excuse me, Mr. Trump, but could you spare a moment?

Trump: Sure.

Socrates: Allow me to introduce myself. I am Socrates.

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John Pilger: It is the West that Created this Monster

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with John Pilger

goingundergroundRT on Nov 25, 2015

Afshin goes underground with one of NATO imperialism’s greatest chroniclers, John Pilger. The award-winning journalist and filmmaker tells us how Washington, London and Paris gave birth to ISIS, and why he can’t imagine Labour Party changing.

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Abby Martin: The Distortion and Death Behind the Israel-Palestine Coverage

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Nov 6, 2015

A crisis in Palestine is again all over the headlines. From stabbings and molotov cocktails, to killing of protesters and anti-Arab lynch mobs–how much of the mass media coverage can we really trust?

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The Downsides of Cheap Abundance by Ralph Nader

Never Let Me Go

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
October 22, 2015

In college, Economics 101 is often described as the social science discipline that deals with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. MIT Economist Paul Samuelson liked to focus on scarcity, or more specifically, the allocation of scarce resources. “Abundance” was always a pretty word with an idyllic connotation for Professor Samuelson. I often wonder why there weren’t a few classes about the real-life consequences of abundance, along with scarcity and people’s material welfare.

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Sanctioned Terrorism by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Terrorism definition

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by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Saker
September 7, 2015

Who is a terrorist? Undoubtedly, what comes to mind is Daesh (ISIL), al-Qaeda, MKO, Boko Haram, etc. What is terrorism? The events of 9/11 and the gruesome beheadings carried out by Daesh shape our visual perception of terrorism. What is left unmentioned and unrecognized in our collective psyche is the kind of terrorism that has been deliberately obfuscated: sanctioned terrorism or terrorism with a license – sanctions.

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Noam Chomsky, Paul Jay, Annie Machon and Zain Raza: Whistleblowers, Activism and the Alternative Media

Chicago Bradley Manning verdict protest march Brad-20

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acTVism Munich on Apr 19, 2015

(ENG) An informational event was hosted by acTVism Munich at the Muffatwerk in Munich in which the significance and role of whistleblowers, the alternative media, activism and a host of other related issues were discussed.

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Bob Koehler: Abolish the CIA, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

Stop Wars

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by Cindy Sheehan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Jan. 4, 2015

Welcome to 2015 and to the beginning of the 7th year of Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox!

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If Hope Remains Dormant, Freedom Remains Elusive by ashiftinconsciousness

by ashiftinconsciousness
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
ashiftinconsciousness
December 26, 2014

Look at the things we teach our children: that it’s OK to do horrible things – just don’t get caught.

a frame from Gone? - a 3D short film about freedom, hope and beauty

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Imagine someone was caught teaching their children it’s acceptable to torture, but not acceptable to talk about it because people would then hate you. That person’s children would be taken away. Continue reading

John Pilger: Ukraine Crisis Could Start World War III + WWIII – The Calm Before The Storm

Nuclear Extinction

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Updated: Dec. 21, 2014

with John Pilger

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Chris Hedges: We’ve Decapitated More Civilians Than ISIS Ever Has

Prensa mercenaria y coorporativismo en la NATO del Nuevo Siglo.

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Updated: Dec. 3, 2014

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Nov 28, 2014

Many journalists have been speaking out against the mainstream media, including former New York Times columnist Chris Hedges. He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent, and claims that an unfettered press corps is a myth. RT producer Tyrel Ventura sat down with Hedges to uncover the truth about freedom of the press.

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America’s Surveillance State, Part 3: The Press Versus The NSA

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PressTV Documentaries on Oct 26, 2014

DC Rally Against Mass Surveillance

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We live in the United States of Surveillance — with cameras increasingly positioned on street corners and with much more invisible spying online and on the phone. Anyone who is paying attention knows that privacy could be out the window. All of this is not happening by accident -well funded powerful agencies and companies are engaged in the business of keeping tabs on what we do, what we say, and what we think.

To many in the world, today, the face of America also has A BIG NOSE for sniffing and sifting mountains of data—phone calls, emails and texts. And with many mouths silenced by paranoia to keep what they decide is secret, secret. America has become a Surveillance-Industrial State where everyone’s business has become its business, and where one huge US intelligence Agency has been given the sanction and unlimited amounts of money to spy on the whole world.

Mass Surveillance is the focus of this new 6 part investigative documentary series examining who is watching whom and why.

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The Radicalization of Phil Donahue, Parts 1-3 + Transcripts

TV Guide #1313

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The Radicalization of Phil Donahue – Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)

TheRealNews on Sep 29, 2014

Mr. Donahue says he believed he was blessed, living in the greatest country on earth – but through hosting his show, speaking to people like Chomsky and the Black Panthers, he came to question what he had thought was true.

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Conditioned Consciousness: How The .01% Gets Away With Trillions by David DeGraw + The Economics of Revolution

I own you.

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by David DeGraw
daviddegraw.org
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