Chris Hedges: We are Trapped Within this Death Spiral of Violence + Iraq War Tribunal

13th Anniversary of the Iraq War

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with Chris Hedges

CODE PINK on Dec 1, 2016

After 14 years of costly war based on lies, it’s time for truth and accountability. The People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War brings the lies that created the war on Iraq into public awareness, while demanding Obama act on them. It inspires the anti-war movement that we will need after the inauguration of the next administration in 2017.

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War on Whistleblowers (featuring Edward Snowden and David Carr) 2015

I want you to blow the whistle

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Brave New Films on Feb 23, 2015

War on Whistleblowers highlights recent cases where American government employees and contractors took to the media to expose fraud and abuse. In all cases the whistle-blowing was to the detriment of their professional and personal lives.

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Edward Snowden to EU: No Legal Means Exist To Challenge Mass Surveillance

HERO

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RT on Apr 9, 2014

No legal means exist to challenge mass surveillance, said NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, testifying to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. A former NSA contractor, Snowden was speaking to the PACE session in Strasbourg via a video link-up from Moscow.

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Daniel Ellsberg: NSA Has Your Entire Digital Record. That’s The Infrastructure of A Police State + Enemy Of The State

Domestic Spying

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TheRevealingNews on Aug 23, 2013

August 22, 2013 Russia Today News

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Daniel Ellsberg, Mike Gravel and Robert West: How the Pentagon Papers Came to be Published (must-see; 2007)

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Daniel Ellsberg, painted portrait DDC_8328002

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democracynow on Jul 24, 2013

www.democracynow.org – Forty-one years ago, Beacon Press lost a Supreme Court case brought against it by the U.S. government for publishing the first full edition of the Pentagon Papers. It is now well known how The New York Times first published excerpts of the top-secret documents in June 1971, but less well known is how the Beacon Press, a small nonprofit publisher affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association, came to publish the complete 7,000 pages that exposed the true history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Their publication led the Beacon press into a spiral of two-and-a-half years of harassment, intimidation, near bankruptcy and the possibility of criminal prosecution. This is a story that has rarely been told in its entirety.

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Leaked Bradley Manning Audio Recording + Daniel Ellsberg: Secret Tape Refutes Media Slander

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Hero, Bradley Manning

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freepressfoundation·Mar 12, 2013

Leaked audio recording of Bradley Manning describing his response to the July 12, 2007 Baghdad Apache airstrike video that documented the killing of two Reuters journalists.

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Hearts and Minds (1974)

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Danger U.S. war crimes ahead

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Chris Hedges, Michael Moore on Challenging NDAA Indefinite Detention and the “Corporate Coup d’etat” + Daniel Ellsberg: We Are A Part of A Death Squad Country

Note: this video is an excerpt from the Full Panel Discussion that you can watch here: Chris Hedges: NDAA: This Is The Final Battle Between The Restoration Of Due Process and The Imposition Of A Military State (updated) This short video below may be a good one to pass on to others less familiar with the NDAA court case. ~DS

Updated: Feb. 12 and 14, 2013

Witness Against Torture: Supreme Court Banner

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with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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February 11, 2013

democracynow·Feb 11, 2013

DemocracyNow.org – The ability of the U.S. government to jail people without charge or trial is now back in court. A group of reporters, scholars and activists are suing the Obama administration over the controversial provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, saying it could allow for the indefinite detention of journalists and others who interact with certain groups. On Wednesday, the Justice Department asked an appeals court to reverse a judge’s earlier decision blocking indefinite detention, saying the ruling would hamper its ability to fight terrorism. On the same day, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and activist Michael Moore and the case’s lead plaintiff, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, took part in a panel featuring some of those who were in the courtroom opposing the NDAA. We air excerpts of their remarks.

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The NDAA and the Death of the Democratic State by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Chris Hedges: NDAA: This Is The Final Battle Between The Restoration Of Due Process and The Imposition Of A Military State (updated)

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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February 6, 2013

In two weeks civil liberty in America is threatened. Will you stand up for your rights? #stopndaa

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Chris Hedges: NDAA May Already Be Detaining Americans 2/6/13

Kenny Steven Fuentes·Feb 6, 2013

Chris Hedges speaks at the 2/6/13 press conference following oral arguments made at Federal Courthouse in New York City. Hedges v. Obama challenges key provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that legalize indefinite detention of American citizens. Learn more at www.StopNDAA.org

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Daniel Ellsberg: NDAA Indefinite Detention Provision is Part of Systematic Assault on Constitution + Kill List Exposed

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

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democracynow·Feb 5, 2013

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A lawsuit challenging a law that gives the government the power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens is back in federal court this week. On Wednesday, a group of academics, journalists, and activists will present oral arguments in court against a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, authorizing the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial. Continue reading

Chris Hedges: When Empires Emplode + Update on the NDAA Lawsuit

NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act)

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with Chris Hedges
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August 9, 2012

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Guest host Sam Sacks discusses the world food crisis and corporate capitalism with journalist and author Chris Hedges.

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Supreme Court Likely to Endorse Obama’s War on Whistle-Blowers by Chris Hedges

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Daniel Ellsberg, Ann Wright and others arrested at Free Bradley Manning Protest

Protect Free Speech Wikileaks = Pentagon Paper...

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on Mar 20, 2011

Police brutality at Free Bradley Manning protest as Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright and Daniel Ellsberg become victims of targeted assault

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Hedges: War is a Soulless Void + Nader: End the Foreign Aid to Israel + Ellsberg and Others Arrested

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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March 20, 2011

Updated: added another speech

on Mar 19, 2011

(3-19-2011) Chris Hedges is a journalist and columnist for Truthdig. This took place at Lafayette Park in front of the White House.

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