The Stimulator: Sink the Rich!

NYC - West Village: Whers My F*ckin BAILOUT???

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stimulator on Jan 25, 2016

This week we examine the contradictory notion of “Anarcho-Capitalism” and dismantle this illogical concept by illustrating current examples of why free markets have nothing to do with freedom. On the music break, San Diego based MC Odessa Kane with “GPT”

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Chris Hedges: The Death of the American City

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with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Jan 25, 2016

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges speaks with two esteemed labor activists from Detroit: Darryl “Waistline” Mitchell and Roshaun Harris. They speak of the desperation caused by industrial decline and deregulation in Detroit, especially among Black people. The three also attest to the necessity and inevitability of revolt under such conditions.

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Where Is Cicero When We Need Him? by Rocket Kirchner

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
January 25, 2016

With Gore Vidal the last man of letters gone, there is a huge vacuum in a great scope of understanding of just exactly what kind of danger American history is really in and where it is going. Cicero was the last great oratorical gasp against Caesar crossing the Rubicon taking Rome from a Republic to an Empire. What Demosthenes was to Athens speaking out about overstepping bounds, Cicero was to Rome, as Plutarch in his great work Parallel Lives writes about in detail.

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Chris Hedges and Cornel West: Faux Liberalism Serves the Oligarchic Cabal

Madison, Wisc. March 12, 2011

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with Chris Hedges and Cornel West

The New School on Oct 15, 2015

Sponsored by The Nation Institute and The New School, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and acclaimed author Chris Hedges sits down for a one-to-one interview with public intellectual, academic and activist Cornel West.

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Abby Martin and Vijay Prashad: Examining the Syria War Chessboard

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jan 22, 2016

The war in Syria is an unparalleled crisis. It has gone far beyond an internal political struggle, and is marked by a complex array of forces that the U.S. Empire hopes to command: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kurdistan, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and more. To simplify this web of enemies and friends, Abby Martin interviews Dr. Vijay Prashad, professor of International Studies at Trinity College and author of several books.

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The 1% Economy: A Global Inequality Crisis

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The Debate – 1% (Greater than) 99%

PressTV News Videos on Jan 19, 2016

The financial inequality across the globe has reached new extremes. The international charity -Oxfam- in its latest report “An Economy for the 1%” has a shocking revelation: “Runaway inequality has created a world where 62 people own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population.” Imagine that. Only five years earlier it took 388 of the world’s richest to reach that mark. Extreme inequality: that is the topic for this edition of the debate.

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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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Gareth Porter: Democratic Primary Candidates Defining Moment on Foreign Policy + Democratic Primary Debate 1.17.16

Spring Rising Anti War Rally

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with Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 20, 2016

TheRealNews on Jan 20, 2016

Gareth Porter says Hillary wants to support the Syrian opposition and overthrow Assad, Bernie’s priority is to defeat of ISIS.

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Mind Control and the Liberating Counter-Language of William S. Burroughs by Rocket Kirchner

William S. Burroughs

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
January 19, 2016

From the beginning of time, the human race has been buried under an avalanche of a graveyard of definitions, immersed from birth till death.

Language is the number one form of mind control, framing issues barraging us day and night with government propaganda, corporate agendas, images, simulations, you name it. What is one to do?

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Chris Hedges: Is Animal Life Sacred?

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with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Jan 18, 2016

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with legal scholar, animal rights activist and longtime vegan, Gary Francione. Francione begins by unpacking criticisms of the vegan movement, specifically addressing the structures of power that control the means of food production and access. He defends veganism from a moral standpoint, and explains how violence against animals is merely one form of violence inflicted by humans.

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Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence By Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Previously published April 4, 2008

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

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Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.: The Three Evils of Society: Racism, Militarism and Capitalism (must-see)

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What they truly advocate is Socialism for the rich and Capitalism for the poor.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., Address Delivered at the National Conference on New Politics, August 31, 1967

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The Citadel Is Breached by Ellen Brown

Minneapolis I-35W Bridge Collapse (Trusses)

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
January 16, 2016

In a landmark infrastructure bill passed in December, Congress finally penetrated the Fed’s “independence” by tapping its reserves and bank dividends for infrastructure funding.

The bill was a start. But some experts, including Congressional candidate Tim Canova, say Congress should go further and authorize funds to be issued for infrastructure directly.

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Abby Martin: The Tyranny of Big Oil

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with Abby Martin and Greg Palast

teleSUR English on Jan 15, 2016

The oil industry is a powerhouse with control over land, resources, politics and more. In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin uncovers big oil’s strong-arm reach–its growth, its crimes, its power and its impunity.

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An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind by Rev. John Dear

War is terrorism with a bigger budget

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by Rev. John Dear
originally published on Common Dreams, Nov. 28, 2015
January 15, 2016

Millions of Americans believe that war doesn’t work, that war cannot end terrorism because war is terrorism, and that U.S. war-making is breeding a new generation of terrorists around the world. Millions also want the senseless killing to stop and they realize we must begin with ending our own military’s killing sprees. Americans want a new nonviolent response to the violence in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen. We don’t want to keep on inspiring millions of oppressed people to join ISIS or Al Qaeda. We want to stop the killing, make reparations, and start healing our world.

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