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with Ray McGovern, Nafeez Ahmed, Russ Baker, John Stockwell, Glenn Greenwald, Michael Ratner, Bill Christison, Daniel Ellsberg, Abby Martin, Peter Dale Scott, Michael Parenti, John Perkins, James Bamford, John Pilger, William Blum and Peter Phillips

Part 1: The Company

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The Shaping of American Character by Arthur D. Robbins

Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Allegory of Good Government. Detail. 1338-40. Fresco. Palazzo Publico, Siena, Italy

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by Arthur D. Robbins
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained
December 10, 2015

Have you ever thought that who you are as a person is determined in part by the government you live under? Political philosophers have been considering such a possibility going all the way back to the early Greeks. Government shapes us either by engaging and empowering us through participation or by assuming all power unto itself and leaving us to go our separate ways alone and isolated.

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Chris Hedges: Nobody Wants the Wars in Iraq or Afghanistan Except Raytheon, Halliburton, Northrop Grumman

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Dandelion Salad

Updated: June 12, 2015

with Chris Hedges

talkingsticktv on Jun 9, 2015

Talk by Chris Hedges author of “The Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt” recorded June 8, 2015 at Town Hall Seattle.

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Chris Hedges on Book TV: Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt


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Updated: June 2, 2015

with Chris Hedges


BookTV on May 31, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges discusses the causes of revolution and resistences by looking at stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history. He examines what it takes to be a rebel in modern times.

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Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 4

2013 DC Rally Against Mass Surveillance 38

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on May 15, 2015

A debate emerges between Bob Scheer and Chris Hedges on whether the state can reform its own surveillance practices and whether it can be held accountable by appealing to constitutional principles.

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#NDAA 2015 Passes In House of Representatives + It Allows Obama To Expand War Against ISIS

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

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Act of Faith? Congressmen admit to not reading NDAA before voting

RT on Dec 6, 2014

US House members admitted they had not read the entire $585 billion, 1,648-page National Defense Authorization Act, which predominantly specifies budgeting for the Defense Department, before it was voted on Thursday in Congress.

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Chris Hedges: Wages of Rebellion

"joyful REBELLION"

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with Chris Hedges

PeaceActionMaine on Jun 19, 2014

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Chris Hedges: Our Only Hope Will Come Through Rebellion

Dandelion Salad

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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Exclusive: What’s Right with Kansas by Rocket Kirchner

Still Hot...Missed the Rain

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
January 27, 2014

The State of Kansas has been the whipping boy from so-called progressives for decades. It has been treated as a backward Bogeyman State. The Square State. The Motionless State. The State stuck in time. Continue reading

Carry the Banner of Truth by Tangerine Bolen, Spoken by Rivera Sun

StopNDAA NYC 2-6-2013-862

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With Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 25, 2014

RSDanceTheater on Jan 25, 2014

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Chris Hedges: The Psychosis of Permanent War “Effectively Gets the Masses To Call For Their Own Enslavement”

StopNDAA NYC 2-6-2013-862

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with Chris Hedges

by Michael Welch
Global Research
December 27, 2013

On this, the holiday edition of the Global Research News Hour, we present a talk by Chris Hedges.


He is also the best-selling author of several books including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, Continue reading

Pres. Barack Obama Signs H.R. 3304, #NDAA for 2014 + Ratner: Gitmo: 12 Years of US War Crimes


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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 26, 2013

Statement by the President on H.R. 3304

Today I have signed into law H.R. 3304, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.” I have signed this annual defense authorization legislation because it will provide pay and bonuses for our service members, enhance counterterrorism initiatives abroad, build the security capacity of key partners, and expand efforts to prevent sexual assault and strengthen protections for victims.

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Chris Hedges, Kade Crockford and Michael Ratner: National Security Overload (#NDAA)

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with Chris Hedges

RFLS NYU on Nov 9, 2013

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, is a senior fellow at the Nation Institute. He writes a regular column for TruthDig every Monday. This is Hedges speaking at an event hosted by the NYU Radical Film & Lecture Series entitled “National Security Overload: The War on Whistle-blowers, Journalism, and Privacy, and its Implications for Democracy”. Continue reading

Chris Hedges: The Country is Decaying at an Alarming Rate

Veterans for Peace Protest

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

ArushaCentre Calgary on Dec 2, 2013

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