“We have to come to terms with the fact that these transnational corporations globally and the empire for which the U.S is the capital of corporate Empire—they’re literally going to destroy the planet if we do not stop, interrupt, and transition. And to be clear, the window to do that is literally closing before our very eyes.” — David Cobb
“One way to undermine this lionization of violence and guns would be to downsize policing in as many ways as we possibly can and undermine these kind of cultural myths of people with guns as the solvers of all our problems.” — Alex Vitale
“It’s incredible the extent to which people still fantasize about a nuclear war in one part of the globe as if the scientists haven’t told us it impacts the entire Earth and the cloud of dust renders agriculture impossible and everybody starves and the living envy the dead.” — David Swanson.
I spent the hour with Julian Assange’s wife Stella Assange. We talked about whether the rumors he’ll be released soon are true, how she finds the strength to keep fighting, and whether she was stunned to hear the CIA had planned to assassinate her husband.
“If Americans were dying like they were in Vietnam or in Iraq, we’d have a giant anti-war movement, but if you can get other people to do all the bleeding, if you can get Ukrainians to die, if you can get them to do all the suffering or the Russians, there’s no political blowback at home so the warmakers have all the advantages of war without the disadvantage of an anti-war movement.” — Brian Becker
“But when you get into the details of it, it’s pretty goddamn mind-blowing. I mean, not that most people watching us right now, you were like, yeah, I knew Saudi Arabia was involved in shit but for you to see the evidence, to see the proof, to see literally drawings of planes hitting buildings is still mind-blowing.” — Lee Camp
“My show, dedicated primarily to authors and their books, should have been, if we had a functioning system of public broadcasting, on PBS or NPR. But public broadcasting is as captive to corporations and the wealthy as the commercial media, indeed PBS and NPR run commercials in the guise of sponsorship acknowledgements.” — Chris Hedges
As U.S. media reports a narrow narrative on the war in Ukraine, social media platforms are increasingly censoring critical voices for peace. Join us this Monday, March 21st at 5pm PT/8pm ET for a discussion between Abby Martin, Lee Camp, Chris Hedges, and Jodie Evans on the impacts and implications of this censorship.
“Because we’re calling out these elites for their hypocrisy, their cynicism, their mendacity, their corruption, that’s why. So this gave the deep state the excuse to shut it down. It’s kind of ridiculous because RT had a very tiny media footprint, it’s not like we were reaching particularly large numbers of the American public.” — Chris Hedges
Pulitzer-winning journalist and “On Contact” host Chris Hedges, comedian and “Redacted Tonight” host Lee Camp, “Boom Bust” producer and co-host Brent Jabbour and RT America sports correspondent Steve Christakos join Rick Sanchez to discuss the intensifying COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
It’s often hard to report on U.S. politics and government with a straight face. It’s even harder to report on the usual reporting on U.S. politics and government with a straight face. So much of it is beyond the reach of parody. Yet it also opens up opportunities to shock people with basic facts.
I wrote six articles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) about the Bernie Sanders campaign during the 2016 primary. As everyone keeps saying, Bernie is a paragon of consistency, so my understanding of him stands unchanged. The political situation in 2020 is, however, significantly different, and has opened up new possibilities for the Sanders campaign. On the eve of the first primary vote in Iowa, let’s consider what those possibilities are and where this campaign is taking its constituents and the Democratic Party.