The Chris Hedges Report: How to Defeat the Billionaire Class, with Kshama Sawant

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on May 27, 2022

In December Socialist Alternative leader and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant defeated a well-funded campaign by the city’s business community to remove her in a recall vote.

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The Chris Hedges Report: The Proxy War in Ukraine and the Danger of American Militarism, with Andrew Bacevich

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on May 13, 2022

In this episode Chris Hedges speaks with historian, retired Army Colonel and Vietnam veteran Andrew Bacevich about the proxy war in Ukraine and the danger of American militarism.

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Vijay Prashad: Ukraine a Pawn in a Larger Struggle

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theAnalysis-news on Mar 31, 2022

The U.S. wants to remain a dominant force in Europe, and sees the Russian invasion of Ukraine as strengthening NATO, weakening Russia and pushing back China. Russian aggression and U.S provocation are risking nuclear war. Vijay Prashad joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.

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Chris Hedges: The Steady Decay That Is Not Going To End Well For Any Of Us

"FREE SPEECH*"

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with Chris Hedges

The Jimmy Dore Show on Mar 31, 2022

Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Chris Hedges has been effectively silenced by YouTube, with six years’ worth of Hedges’ show, ​​”On Contact,” deleted from the platform simply because the program appeared on the Russian-affiliated network RT [America]. As a result, hundreds of episodes featuring interviews with a wide range of guests, the vast majority of which had nothing to do with Russia, have been removed from public view.

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U.S. Spends Billions on War in Ukraine and the Working Class Pays the Price, by Natalia Marques

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by Natalia Marques
Struggle ★ La Lucha
March 28, 2022

The largest national defense budget in the world just got larger. Earlier this month, the United States Congress passed $728.5 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Defense for the 2022 fiscal year, a sharp 5% increase from the previous year. The budget contains a plan for $13.6 billion in aid to Ukraine for the Russia–Ukraine war.

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Biden Squawks Amid Headless Chickens, by Finian Cunningham + PSL Statement on Russia’s Military Intervention in Ukraine

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Feb. 24, 2022
February 25, 2022

There’s a whole lot of theatrical squawking and feathers in the surreal world of Western politicians.

U.S. President Joe Biden put on his best disdainful face to tell the American nation how unacceptable it was for Russia to recognize Ukraine’s breakaway republics.

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Spinning Victory From Fiasco as the U.S. Tries to Avoid Peace With Russia, by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Feb. 22, 2022
February 23, 2022

The real danger is that the Ukrainian regime has been emboldened by Washington and NATO’s reckless indulgence. Its offensive against the Russian people of southeast Ukraine is becoming more frenzied in recent days.

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Chris Hedges: There is a Stoking of this Fear and Demonization of Russia by the Biden Administration

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Note: replaced video Feb. 26, 2022

with Chris Hedges

The Big Picture RT on Feb 18, 2022

While mainstream news outlets insist the situation in Ukraine is about to boil over, are war-hungry pundits to blame for stirring the pot? And just what is to be gained from escalating tensions in the region?

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American Overlord Demands Europe Sign Suicide Note, by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Feb. 12, 2022
February 13, 2022

The infernal danger is that Washington and London are pushing Europe and the world towards the abyss of a nuclear war with Russia.

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A Communist Intervention: Reflections on Crisis, Revolution, and Personal Responsibility, by Paul Street

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by Paul Street
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The Official Website of Paul Street, Feb. 4, 2022
February 9, 2022

The End of Bourgeois Democracy

This is a communist intervention. It’s time to pull our heads out of our asses. Along with an ongoing fascisation process, capitalism-imperialism has brought the related and ever more imminent collapse of livable ecology and thus all prospects for a decent future. It is clear now that there are no meaningful or lasting solutions to the great problems of our time – economic/class inequality, patriarchy, racial oppression, nativism, war, oligarchy/plutocracy, authoritarian white nationalist fascism, and literal ecocide (the biggest issue of our or any time) – under the nation’s unelected and interrelated dictatorships of capital and empire. Nothing less than a popular eco-socialist revolution can begin to tackle these problems in a meaningful way.

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Greg Butterfield: No War! U.S./NATO hands off Russia and Donbass

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with Greg Butterfield

Struggle – La Lucha for Socialism por el Socialismo on Jan 29, 2022

Special Briefing from www.Struggle-La-Lucha.org

Tell Biden: No war! U.S./NATO hands off Russia and Donbass!

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Cracks Open Up In America’s Fragile Leadership Over Ukraine Crisis, by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
January 27, 2022

The world is realizing the price for American hegemony and vanity is criminally insane as the Ukraine debacle demonstrates amply.

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Eugene Puryear: US in 2021: Crisis at Home, Chaos Warriors Abroad

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Peoples Dispatch on Jan 1, 2022

Eugene Puryear of BreakThrough News analyzes 2021 for the United States as Joe Biden took over after an uprising by Trump supporters. Hopes of a turnaround were soon to be belied as political gridlock and corporate agenda slowed down and even derailed chances of government spending for the poor.

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What If U.S., NATO Talks Are Cover for More Aggression Towards Russia? by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Dec. 27, 2021
December 28, 2021

If there are no prompt responses to Russia’s legitimate security concerns, then the next phase entails a more robust military-technical realm.

It is quite clear that the clock is ticking on how the United States and its NATO allies respond to Russia’s urgent security proposals.

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Beyond Passive Resistance: Against Democratic Surrender in a Time of Fascitization, by Paul Street

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, Dec. 16, 2021
December 27, 2021

Sixty percent of the U.S. populace backs Roe v. Wade and just 27 percent back its undoing even as the nation’s right-wing Supreme Court is strongly predisposed to reverse the decision by next summer. Where is the call for millions in the streets to defend women’s right to control their bodies over and against this anti-democratic outrage? Where is the uprising against a government structure and social order that permits this and numerous other forms of authoritarian insanity? It’s shocking to hear liberal talking heads say (basically) “oh well there goes Roe v. Wade for a generation, until we can get the votes and a better court back some day.” Are these shrugging accommodationists aware that the nation’s right-wing Minority Rule party is actively and effectively working (in the name of “stop the steal”) to permanently suppress and nullify votes and elections and policies that don’t go their patriarchal, white-nationalist way? How do they not understand that, as the leading feminist and communist Sunsara Taylor notes:
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