Chris Hedges: There are No Winners When People Don’t Know the Truth

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RT on Apr 28, 2014

The crisis in Ukraine and the steadily dropping temperature in relations between Moscow and Washington made many talk about a new Cold War; and many others are worried it may turn ‘hot’. But there’s another war going on right now: the information war. US Secretary of State Kerry has already attacked RT, calling it “Putin’s propaganda machine.” But Washington itself uses dubious evidence and fake facts. What is the information war? What methods is America using? Sophie talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and veteran correspondent Chris Hedges.

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Ralph Nader: The U.S. is Teetering on the Verge of Being a Police State

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with Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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strugglevideomedia on Apr 18, 2014

Ralph Nader speaks at a meeting about whistleblowers in Yale Law School, April 1, 2014.

As Jim Shelton reported in the New Haven Register, “Political firebrand Ralph Nader tore into the Obama administration’s claims of transparency Tuesday at Yale University, saying government spying and unchecked executive authority leaves the U.S. teetering on the verge of being a police state.” Continue reading

Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras: This Award Is For Snowden + We Won’t Succumb to Threats + Snowden’s NSA Leaks Earn Pulitzer Prize

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“This Award Is For Snowden”: Greenwald, Poitras Accept Polk Honor for Exposing NSA Surveillance

Jornalista Glenn Greenwald, do The Guardian, participa de audiência pública

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democracynow on Apr 14, 2014

democracynow – In their first return to the United States since exposing the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance operations, journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras were honored in New York City on Friday with the George Polk Award for National Security Reporting. Over the past 10 months, Poitras and Greenwald have played key roles in reporting the massive trove of documents leaked by Edward Snowden. They were joined by colleagues Ewen MacAskill of The Guardian and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post, with whom they shared the award. In their acceptance speeches, Poitras and Greenwald paid tribute to their source. Continue reading

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

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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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Chris Hedges: Our Only Hope Will Come Through Rebellion

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with Chris Hedges

strugglevideomedia on Mar 30, 2014

One Nation under CCTV

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Chris Hedges speaks on 3/29/2014 at the “One Nation Under Surveillance” civil liberties conference at CCSU in CT. He’s introduced by Mongi Dhaouadi, Executive Director of CAIR-CT. Hedges was one of he plaintiffs in a suit against the government “indefinite detention” policy.

He’s a former Middle East bureau chief of the New York Times

He’s written “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”, “What Every Person Should Know About War”, “War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning”, and other books.

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Oxford Union Snowden Debate with Chris Hedges: Moral Courage and Disobedience To Higher Authority Even At The Risk Of Persecution

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with Chris Hedges

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02/20/2014

The Oxford Union’s 6th debate was a passionate affair, with speeches focusing on whether whistleblowing constitutes treason or a call for justice, and whether Edward Snowden, the now-famous source of the files that revealed the National Security Agency global data-tapping programme, merits the title “hero.”

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Edward Snowden: Here’s How We Take Back The Internet

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TED on Mar 18, 2014

Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he say, “because you never know when you’re going to need them.” Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.

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Edward Snowden and Julian Assange at SXSW

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acluvideos on Mar 10, 2014

Edward Snowden speaks about privacy and technology with the ACLU’s Ben Wizner and Christopher Soghoian at SXSW Interactive. Continue reading

The Day We Fight Back: The Hacker Wars (featuring Chris Hedges) + Omnipotent #WaveOfAction: Be The Change

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Updated: July 10, 2016

with Chris Hedges

OfficialAnonymousTV1 on Feb 15, 2014

YOU SHOULD NOT BE WATCHING THIS VIDEO.

YOU SHOULD BE OUT DEMONSTRATING.

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#NSA Whistleblower Kirk Wiebe: Global Mass Surveilance Protesters Demand Too Little + The Day We Fight Back: Activism Sweeps the Internet

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TheRealNews on Feb 10, 2014

Former NSA intelligence analyst and whistleblower Kirk Wiebe warns that those rallying for the passage of USA Freedom Act will not receive verifiable change.

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Edward Snowden: There’s no saving an intelligence community that believes it can lie to the public and the legislators + Transcript

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January 27, 2014

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Only the American People Have the Power to Stop The Imperial Machine by William Blum

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by William Blum
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www.killinghope.org
January 9, 2014

At last the world knows America as the savior of the world! – President Woodrow Wilson, Paris Peace Conference, 1919

The horrors reported each day from Syria and Iraq are enough to make one cry; in particular, the atrocities carried out by the al-Qaeda types: floggings; Continue reading

Julian Assange: Surveillance is New Strategic Weapon Owned by Single Power + Mediastan: WikiLeaks ‘Road Movie’

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RT on Dec 29, 2013

RT discusses WikiLeaks’ road movie ‘Mediastan’ with a special panel of guests, including film creator Julian Assange, journalist and director Johannes Wahlstrom, and Enayat Najafizada – a young Afghan journalist and one of the heroes of the movie.

Our guests raise many questions about the film, including Snowden’s revelations, Glenn Greenwald’s role in the story, and the NSA’s global surveillance program. Continue reading

Glenn Greenwald’s Keynote on 30c3: The Goal and Duty of a Journalist is to be Adversarial to Those People in Power

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Albert Veli on Dec 27, 2013

Hamburg. 27 December 2013.

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Julian Assange’s Christmas Address from the Ecuador Embassy in London (2012) + Snowden delivers Christmas message

Free #Snowden Free #Assange #FreeBrad @RestoreThe4thSF #RestoreThe4th #R4SF #bradleymanning #wikileaks  #nsa #july4th

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LeakSourceTV on Dec 20, 2012

“True democracy is the resistance of people armed with the truth against lies. From people in Tahrir to right here in London.”

The man on the frontline of the information battle, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange, has given a Christmas address. He has delivered his speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he’s been ensconced for six months, after being granted political asylum.

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