Chris Hedges and George Galloway: The State of Politics in the UK and USA

Chris Hedges and George Galloway: The State of Politics in the UK and USA

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jul 13, 2019

Chris Hedges discusses with George Galloway, former UK Member of Parliament, the state of politics in the UK and USA, racism, Islamophobia and antisemitism.

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Aviva Chomsky: Are Immigration Detention Centers Concentration Camps?

Aviva Chomsky: Are Immigration Detention Centers Concentration Camps?

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TheRealNews on Jun 23, 2019

Aviva Chomsky discusses the reality of refugees coming to the U.S in light of the controversial statement of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that refugees are kept in concentration camps.

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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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Plutocracy V: Subterranean Fire (must-see)

Diego Rivera mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts

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“If you think by hanging us you can stamp out the labor movement … the movement from which the down-trodden millions, the millions who toil in want and misery, expect salvation — if this is your opinion, then hang us!

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Exceptionally Innocent by David Swanson

American Exceptionalism Exceptions

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
May 3, 2019

Go right now and get yourself and the nearest house with a flag in front of it a copy of Roberto Sirvent’s and Danny Haiphong’s American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News — From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror.

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Glen Ford: History of Black Radicalism, Social Justice, and Antiwar

no justice no peace die-in

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Peace Report
April 16, 2019

The Peace Report on Apr 8, 2019

Glen Ford from Black Agenda Report was the keynote speaker at the No Compromise No Retreat campaign launch event organized by Black Alliance For Peace.

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Greg Palast: Koch Brothers Behind US Coup In Venezuela

US Hands Off Venezuela Protest Gather58.LafayettePark.WDC.16March2019

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with Greg Palast
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Greg Palast’s website
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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Socialism Curiously Trumps Fascism in U.S. Political Threat Reporting by Paul Street

Donald Trump, Loretto street art

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
March 19, 2019

“I Have the Tough People”

Recently Donald Trump, the orange mother of all assholes, said this in an interview with the proto-fascistic alt-right Website Breitbart News:
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Jews Stand Against the Smearing of Ilhan Omar + Phyllis Bennis: Ilhan Omar’s Denunciation of Israel Lobby is Not Anti-Semitism

Jews Stand Against the Smearing of Ilhan Omar + Phyllis Bennis: Ilhan Omar’s Denunciation of Israel Lobby is Not Anti-Semitism

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Socialist Worker
March 6, 2019

Congressional Democrats are attempting to discipline Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar for speaking critically about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) — and more generally in defense of Palestinian rights — after smearing her as “anti-Semitic.” This comes at the same time that Omar, one of the only Muslim representatives in Congress, has been targeted for death threats and Islamophobic propaganda likening her to those who carried out the 9/11 attacks.

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Chris Hedges: Origins of USA Gun Rights

Chris Hedges: Origins of USA Gun Rights

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Mar 2, 2019

In the USA, right-wing groups such as the National Rifle Association interpret the Second Amendment of the US Constitution as permitting any individual to own weapons. In this week’s episode of On Contact, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortriz, in her new book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, and in her conversation with Chris Hedges, argues the amendment has more to do with white supremacy and the subjugation of Indigenous peoples, African-Americans and immigrants than the individual right to have a gun.

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Michael Parenti: Capitalism vs. Reality (2015) + Michael Parenti on Bernie Sanders

MURDER CAPITALISM

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with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published November 20, 2017
February 28, 2019

“Capitalism has given us neither democracy nor prosperity.” — Michael Parenti

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Abby Martin: US Sanctions are Crimes Against Humanity + The War On Venezuela Is Built On Lies by John Pilger

Hands Off Venezuela - NYC Feb 4 2019

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Feb 22, 2019

On the eve of another US war for oil, Abby Martin debunks the most repeated myths about Venezuela and uncovers how US sanctions are crimes against humanity with UN investigator and human rights Rapporteur Alfred De Zayas.

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Thirty-One Actual National Emergencies by Paul Street

Capitalism is a war on the poor sign at Spring street - Melbourne May Day is May 1, 2012

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
February 18, 2019

A Wannabe Strongman’s Brown Menace Straw Man

Everyone with five functioning gray cells knows that the aspiring fascist strongman Donald Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border is absurd.

There is no “national security crisis” of illegal immigration on the southern United States border.

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The Siege of Venezuela and The Travails of Empire by Jim Kavanagh (must-read)

Eva Golinger: Venezuela is in the Center of a Geopolitical Battlefield

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by Jim Kavanagh
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Polemicist
February 14, 2019

Here’s the bullet-point version:

  • It’s imperialism.
  • It’s American imperialism, a bipartisan national project.
  • American imperialism is the global management of capitalist class power.
  • It’s a binary situation in which one side or the other will win via the use and threat of armed force.
  • It’s trouble for Venezuela and for imperialism.
  • There’s no such thing as Progressive Except Imperialism.

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