Chris Hedges: The Wreckage of Neoliberalism

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 11, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the damage done to Europe by neoliberal policies with Philipp Ther, author of “Europe Since 1989: A History”. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the current rise of the far right in Europe spawned by neoliberalism.

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Must We Adore Vaclav Havel? by Michael Parenti (1997)

by Michael Parenti
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Dandelion Salad
Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
Dec. 18, 2011

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From Michael Parenti’s Blackshirts and Reds (1997) pp. 97-99.

No figure among the capitalist restorationists in the East has won more adulation from U.S. officials, media pundits, and academics than Vaclav Havel, a playwright who became the first president of post-Communist Czechoslovakia and later president of the Czech Republic. The many left-leaning people who also admire Havel seem to have overlooked some things about him: his reactionary religious obscurantism, his undemocratic suppression of leftist opponents, and his profound dedication to economic inequality and unrestrained free-market capitalism.

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No Act of Rebellion Is Wasted by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig
December 13, 2010

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I stood with hundreds of thousands of rebellious Czechoslovakians in 1989 on a cold winter night in Prague’s Wenceslas Square as the singer Marta Kubišová approached the balcony of the Melantrich building. Kubišová had been banished from the airwaves in 1968 after the Soviet invasion for her anthem of defiance, “Prayer for Marta.” Her entire catalog, including more than 200 singles, had been confiscated and destroyed by the state. She had disappeared from public view. Continue reading