The Empire Files: They Need To Shut Down Red Hill Immediately

Abby Martin: Hawaii Emergency: Navy Poisons Drinking Water

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Empire Files on Jan 14, 2022

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro rakes in defense contractor cash while leaving victims of Navy fuel spill to fend for themselves on Christmas.

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David Swanson and Charles Lenchner: Refusing Military “Service”

resist don't enlist

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Jan. 4, 2022
January 5, 2022

This week on Talk World Radio we’re talking about refusing military “service.” Our guest Charles Lenchner is a veteran peace activist, organizer, and political campaigner. Born in the United States, he grew up in Israel where he became an anti-occupation activist at a young age. In 1987, he was drafted into the Israeli Army and subsequently refused orders and spent time in military prison. More recently he was a co-founder of People for Bernie Sanders and today is part of the RootsAction team that publishes ProgressiveHub. I also work for RootsAction.

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Mike Prysner: Native Hawaiians Fight US Navy for Polluting Island’s Water

Mike Prysner: Native Hawaiians Fight US Navy for Polluting Island’s Water

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with Mike Prysner

Empire Files on Dec 30, 2021

Under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, Native Hawaiians surprised the gates of the US Navy Command with a civil disobedience action over the #RedHill fuel leak. Empire Files producer Mike Prysner was on the ground.

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Christmas 1914: When Rank and File Imposed Truce During Imperialist War, by Henry Hagins + John McCutcheon: Christmas in the Trenches + Balls To War

Christmas 1914: When Rank and File Imposed Truce During Imperialist War by Henry Hagins + Balls To War

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by Henry Hagins
Workers World, Dec. 16, 2014
Originally published Dec. 24, 2015
December 23, 2021

The “Christmas Truce of 1914” was a short-lived, unofficial lull in combat between two antagonistic rival forces, determined to exercise military, political and economic supremacy over each other in Europe and in the colonized world, to which these imperial powers lay arrogant false claim. One of the bloodiest episodes in human history, World War I was largely played out on the battle-scarred lands of France and Belgium, starting in August of 1914.

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The U.S. Military Is Registering 15-Year-Olds for the Draft, by David Swanson

Repeal the U.S. Military Selective Service Act

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by David Swanson
Writers, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
December 19, 2021

Most U.S. states still have excuses when asked to make voter registration automatic, but in various states — including here in Virginia — draft registration is automatic even for 15-year-olds who want a learner’s permit to drive a car. (This is still only for males, as Congress did not, in the end, extend draft registration to females, at least until next year — once in a while Democrats’ obeisance to Republicans works out well.) The application for the learner’s permit in Virginia, for which you must be 15-and-a-half-years-old, says:
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Chris Hedges: The Spoils of War – Power, Profit and the American War Machine

War is Money (Encourage people to consider how our socio-economic-cultural system incentivizes and rewards aggressions and other harmful behaviors/activities.)

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 16, 2021

Chris Hedges discusses with Andrew Cockburn his new book, The Spoils of War – Power, Profit and the American War Machine.

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Abby Martin: Hawaii Emergency: Navy Poisons Drinking Water + Mike Prysner: Navy Abandons Victims of Red Hill Fuel Leak

Abby Martin: Hawaii Emergency: Navy Poisons Drinking Water

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Updated: Dec. 20, 2021

with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Dec 7, 2021

The US Navy has poisoned the largest water supply in Hawaii. Nobody knows how long residents have been drinking toxic water, how big the chemical leak is, or how many it will impact. But instead of urgent action to save lives, the Navy is engaging in a cover up.

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Tell the Truth: Veterans Day Is A National Day of Lying, by David Swanson

LIES

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Nov. 2, 2018
Originally published Nov. 12, 2018
November 11, 2021

Some are inclined to recognize that Trumpies are dwelling in an alternative universe in which neither climate collapse nor nuclear apocalypse is a concern but terrifying wild hoards of Muslim Hondurans are skipping and dancing into the Fatherland armed with gang symbols, deadly rocks, and socialistic tendencies.

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Abby Martin Confronts Nancy Pelosi Over Pentagon Spending at COP26

US Military Largest consumer of Oil -- 2014 People's Climate March NYC 89

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Nov 9, 2021

Abby Martin confronts Speaker Nancy Pelosi about why she presided over a massive increase to the Pentagon budget, a larger polluter than 140 countries combined and exempt from climate negotiations, while touting “historic” progress on climate change at Glasgow’s COP26.

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MFTN: The War On Terror Is A Typo

The Intensity of PTSD

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The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published Nov. 17, 2013
November 2, 2021

In the political arena of double-speak, outright lies, serpents’ tongues, appalling misnomers, and sins of omission, time alone stands up to champion truth. Time will tell, they say … so listen close to this report:

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David Swanson and Daniel Ellsberg: The Most Dangerous Missiles

Nuclear Nightmare - Open Your Eyes And Awake !

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Oct. 24, 2021
October 26, 2021

Daniel Ellsberg is a former U.S. military analyst employed by the RAND Corporation who precipitated a national uproar in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, the U.S. military’s account of activities during the Vietnam War, to The New York Times.

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Abby Martin and Paul Jay: Afghanistan, 9/11 and Climate Change, Part 2 + Current Climate Extremes Double at 2 Degrees Warming and Quadruple at 3

US Military Largest consumer of Oil -- 2014 People's Climate March NYC 89

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with Abby Martin

theAnalysis-news on Oct 1, 2021

In an episode of the Empire Files podcast, Abby interviews Paul about his investigation into the 9/11 attacks, his experiences in Afghanistan, and his interviews with climate scientists.

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How the “Polarized” Political Parties Work Together Against the Public Interest, by Ralph Nader

How the “Polarized” Political Parties Work Together Against the Public Interest, by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page, Oct. 1, 2021
October 3, 2021

“Polarization” is the word most associated with the positions of the Republicans and Democrats in Congress. The mass media and the commentators never tire of this focus, in part because such clashes create the flashes conducive to daily coverage.

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Chris Hedges: The Legacy of the Obama-Biden Administration

Political Art

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Sep 30, 2021

On the show, Chris Hedges speaks with the author Robert Eisenberg, about the legacy of the Obama/Biden administration and how it lead to the election of Donald Trump.

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Mike Prysner: George Bush, You Need to Apologize + Statement by Mike Prysner

Mike Prysner: George Bush, You Need to Apologize + Statement by Mike Prysner

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with Mike Prysner

Empire Files on Sep 20, 2021

Iraq War veteran and Empire Files producer Mike Prysner disrupted a speech by George W. Bush in Beverly Hills on Sept. 19, 2021.

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