Edward Snowden on CIA #TortureReport: US Committed Inexcusable Crimes + Mark Udall: Torture Didn’t Keep Us Safer At All + The CIA And The U.S President by Clive Hambidge

Torture - America's Shame

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Updated: Dec. 14, 2014

RT on Dec 10, 2014

Speaking via videolink at a Paris conference organised by pressure group Amnesty International, Snowden, who exposed secret NSA documents. said he was “deeply saddened and to a great extent angered’ by what he read.

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David Remes: Why the Senate Torture Report Doesn’t Matter + Redacted: What does the CIA #torturereport leave out?

The Torture Team: Yoo, Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld

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Why the Senate Torture Report Doesn’t Matter | Interview with David Remes

breakingtheset  on Dec 9, 2014

Abby Martin speaks with human rights lawyer, David Remes, about the contents of the newly released Senate torture report summary and how it will impact the future of the “war on terror”.

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Richard D. Wolff: Employment Upswing Not Here to Stay + The State of Workers’ Wages around the World

Black Friday Chicagoland 2013!

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Last updated: Dec. 9, 2014

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TheRealNews on Dec 7, 2014

Economist Richard Wolff says workers are returning to jobs with lower wages, fewer benefits, and less job security than they had before the financial crisis hit.  Continue reading

#NDAA 2015 Passes In House of Representatives + It Allows Obama To Expand War Against ISIS

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Witness Against Torture: National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Cements Indefinite Detention

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Act of Faith? Congressmen admit to not reading NDAA before voting

RT on Dec 6, 2014

US House members admitted they had not read the entire $585 billion, 1,648-page National Defense Authorization Act, which predominantly specifies budgeting for the Defense Department, before it was voted on Thursday in Congress.

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Noam Chomsky: Can We Save Our Democracy and History?

Unions Behind Labor Day

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Antonio M. Rosario on Nov 25, 2014

On the occasion of Brooklyn for Peace’s 30th Anniversary Gala honoring Noam Chomsky, recipient of the Pathmakers to Peace Award. Interview by Dr. Partha Banerjee, labor educator and human rights activist. November 15th, 2014

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Chris Hedges and Loretta Napoleoni: The Islamic State and the Crisis in US Foreign Policy

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LeighaCohen on Dec 4, 2014

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Chris Hedges and Loretta Napoleoni, author of The Islamic Phoenix spoke on December 2, 2014 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture and co-sponsored the event along with Seven Stories Press, New York Society for Ethical Culture, and AlterNet. Ted Rall was the moderator of the event.

Much of the evening gives one a brilliant clarification of how world policy starting after World War 1 carved up the Islamic State. The discussion then goes into how US foreign policy has interfered and created Islamic Fundamentalist Groups such as the Taliban and now a more state Islamic State driven group such as ISIL as a continuing reaction to outside interference within the region.

The video has opening statements by Chris Hedges and Loretta Napoleoni, then a dialogue between the two speakers. After 15 minutes Ted Rall asks audience questions to both speakers on topics including the history of ISIS, what the Caliphate is, and is ISIS accepted by other Islamic States?

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No Indictment For #NYC Cop Who Killed Eric Garner + Almost Impossible to Indict a Cop

Eric Garner Protest Union Square to Rockefeller Center

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NYPD killer of Eric Garner to go free

RT on Dec 3, 2014

A New York City grand jury has decided not to indict the New York Police Department officer accused of killing the 43-year-old unarmed Eric Garner by putting him in a prohibited chokehold. The NYPD is now preparing for more protests stemming from the decision. RT’s Ameera David and Alexey Yaroshevsky have the latest details.

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Rocket Kirchner: Greensleeves

Rocket's New Christmas Scarf

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December 1, 2014

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Propping Up the Derivatives Casino: Don’t Count on the FDIC by Ellen Brown

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December 1, 2014

FDIC sticker, former bank drive up, Casa Grande, AZ

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On the weekend of November 16th, the G20 leaders whisked into Brisbane, posed for their photo ops, approved some proposals, made a show of roundly disapproving of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and whisked out again. It was all so fast, they may not have known what they were endorsing when they rubber-stamped the Financial Stability Board’s “Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution,” which completely changes the rules of banking. Continue reading

Edward Snowden Receives The Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize)

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RT on Dec 1, 2014

US whistleblower Edward Snowden has been awarded The Right Livelihood Award, commonly known as the Alternative Nobel Prize in Stockholm. His call was met with standing ovation of those present.

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Chris Hedges: Time To Dismantle Industrialized Civilization + Guy McPherson, Derrick Jensen and Richard Manning at the Earth at Risk Conference 2014 + #TPP: The Dirtiest Deal

Climate March 21/09/14 - 11

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Last updated: Dec. 6, 2014

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The Syndicate.Info on Nov 24, 2014

Interview with Chris Hedges at The Earth at Risk 2014 Conference and the moral imperative of resistance thru non-violent direct action and mass movements of sustained civil disobedience to dismantle industrialized civilization.

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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

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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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Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)

Walmart Sucks NIMBY

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Helena Norberg-Hodge: The Right to Fresh, Healthy Food is a Fundamental Human Right

Buy Fresh, Buy Local (lomo)

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Last updated: Dec. 13, 2014

More videos from the conference: Chris Hedges: Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis, it’s been updated several times and includes talks by Chris Hedges, Bayo Akomolafe, Camila Moreno and Michael Shuman.

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This is Helena’s talk at the Voices of Hope symposium, which also included the launch of the International Alliance for Localization (IAL). Both the symposium and the IAL are projects of Local Futures, a small international NGO. For more information about Local Futures’ work or to listen to other talks from the symposium, go to localfutures.org.

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Chris Hedges: Defending Our Civil Liberties (#NDAA)

Witness Against Torture: Captive Hands

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