Black Prophetic Fire: Cornel West on the Revolutionary Legacy of Leading African-American Voices

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Updated: Oct. 12, 2014

democracynow on Oct 6, 2014

democracynow – The renowned scholar, author and activist Dr. Cornel West, joins us to discuss his latest book, “Black Prophetic Fire.” West engages in conversation with the German scholar and thinker Christa Buschendorf about six revolutionary African-American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X and Ida B. Wells. Even as the United States is led by its first black president, West says he is fearful that we may be “witnessing the death of black prophetic fire in our time.”

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Chris Hedges, Gaza Rally in NYC: God’s Covenant in the Promised Land + #GazaDayofRage Protests

Palestine Solidarity Rally

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with Chris Hedges

LeighaCohen on Aug 9, 2014

[…] Prior to the rally starting, I was approached by Chris Hedges who mentioned that he had written an 8 minute speech that he wanted to deliver to the thousands of people attending the rally. However, he was told that all of the speakers where being limited to 2 minutes speaking time at the rally.

This is that special speech that Chris Hedges wanted to deliver that day that talked about the historical and religious background to what is the re-occurring violence in the area that the Israelis and Palestinians presently live in. […]

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Chris Hedges, Cornel West, Richard D. Wolff Respond to Thomas Paine’s Question: What Is To Be Done? by Jill Dalton

Cornel West, Chris Hedges, Richard D. Wolff: The Anatomy of Revolution: Thomas Paine by Jill Dalton

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by Jill Dalton
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June 5, 2014

A Report from the Left Forum (6-1-14) with: Chris Hedges, Dr. Cornel West, and Richard Wolff

Moderated by: Laura Flanders

This seminar was part of the Left Forum’s three day symposium, Reform and/or Revolution: Imagining a World with Transformative Justice, held at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City (May 30 – June 1). The turn out at this conference was their largest to date, which I consider a very good sign. Continue reading

Chris Hedges, Cornel West, Richard D. Wolff: The Anatomy of Revolution: Thomas Paine

Start Over

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with Chris Hedges

Left Forum 2014
June 1, 2014

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Cornel West: We are Calling for Fundamental Transformation of U.S. Capitalist Society (Must-see)

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strugglevideomedia on May 30, 2014

Full remarks of Cornel West at the Left Forum 5/30/2014. Cornel West is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. He has taught at Harvard and Princeton and teaches at the Union Theological Seminary.

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Cornel West, Chris Hedges, Ann Wright on the Sentencing of Bradley Manning + Ralph Nader’s Remarks + I Am Chelsea Manning

Rally for Bradley Manning

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TheRealNews on Aug 21, 2013

Advocates say sentence is a serious blow to whistleblowers and investigative journalism, Manning plans to appeal and request President Obama for a pardon. Continue reading

Chris Hedges and Cornel West Speak Out For Whistleblower Bradley Manning + Q&A

Mass demonstration for Bradley Manning at Fort Meade. June 1, 2013.

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with Chris Hedges
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August 9, 2013

SaveBradley on Aug 8, 2013

Army whistleblower Bradley Manning was acquitted of ‘Aiding the enemy,’ on July 30, 2013, while convicted of 20 other charges. On August 4 Cornel West was joined by former NYT correspondent Chris Hedges and members of the Bradley Manning Support Network for a discussion of the threat to whistleblowers and government transparency posed by Bradley Manning’s trial.

Visit http://www.bradleymanning.org for more information. The event took place at the Friends Meeting of Washington D.C.

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“Justice for Trayvon” rallies in 100 cities across USA

Rally in response to the George Zimmerman verdict

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TheRealNews on Jul 21, 2013

Marches across the country demands civil right charges against ZImmerman. Continue reading

Mumia Abu-Jamal: The Meeting of the Nerds: Cornel West, James Cone and Chris Hedges

Mumia Abu-Jamal

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mumiathemovie on Jun 19, 2013

Stephen Vittoria, director of “Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary”, speaks with Mumia Abu-Jamal on: Edward Snowden; Mumia’s recent visit w/Chris Hedges, James Cone, and Cornel West; the release of “Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary” on DVD; and the forthcoming book “Murder Incorporated: Empire, Genocide, and Manifest Destiny” currently being written by Vittoria and Mumia.

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Cornel West: Obama is a War Criminal + Julian Assange: What Makes Us Civil is Education

Julian ASSANGE arrested, painted portrait - Wikileaks

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ignoredvoices on May 9, 2013

Influential philosopher and historian West is disappointed with Obama.

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Tavis Smiley: Vision for a New America: A Future without Poverty + Cornel West: You Don’t Play With Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Tavis Smiley and Cornel West: We ended up with a Republican, a Rockefeller Republican in blackface, with Barack Obama

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Nov 9, 2012 by

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As the most expensive presidential election in U.S. history comes to an end, broadcaster Tavis Smiley and professor, activist Dr. Cornel West join us to discuss President Obama’s re-election and their hopes for a national political agenda in and outside of the White House during Obama’s second term. Continue reading

Tavis Smiley: Remaking America: From Poverty To Prosperity, with Cornel West, Michael Moore

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C-SPAN
Washington, DC

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Panelists discuss a recent report from Indiana University on how poverty is changing in America. Participants include Princeton professor Cornel West, TV host Suze Orman, filmmaker Michael Moore, and author Barbara Ehrenreich. Tavis Smiley moderates the discussion.

Mr. Smiley also hosts “The Tavis Smiley Show” on PBS and co-hosts “Smiley & West” on Public Radio International.

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Cornel West: As a Nation, We Have the Blues (2003)

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on Nov 7, 2011

Dr. West has written and co-authored numerous books on philosophy, race and sociology. His Race Matters won a Critics Choice Award and was listed as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1992. Other works included Keeping the Faith: Philosophy and Race in American and Jews and Blacks: Let the Healing Begin, co-authored with Michael Lerner.

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OWS: Chris Hedges, Rev. Billy and other protesters arrested at Goldman Sachs + Hedges’ statement: A return to the rule of law

Updated: Nov. 10, 2011: added video of the mock trial of Goldman Sachs. Nov. 3, 2011: added videos of the march and arrests.

with Chris Hedges
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Nov. 3, 2011

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Occupy Wall Street: Goldman Sachs Protest Ends in 16 Arrests

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