Abby Martin: Trump Expands Police-State Crackdown on the Left

Riot police and protestors at Trump inauguration in Washington DC

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Nov 2, 2017

At Trump’s inauguration, around 200 protesters and journalists were mass arrested and now face up to 70 years in prison on baseless charges. Many other legal assaults on civil liberties are in the works around the country, from treating anti-fascists as “domestic terrorists”, to legislation protecting drivers who run over peaceful marchers.

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Abby Martin and Rosa Clemente: Electoral Politics Never Saved Anyone

Abby Martin and Rosa Clemente: Electoral Politics Never Saved Anyone

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Oct 11, 2017

Renowned Afro-Latinx activist and scholar Rosa Clemente sits down with Abby Martin to discuss her experiences running for Vice President, organizing under Obama versus under Trump, advice for new activists, identity politics and more.

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Chris Hedges: Restrained Resistance with Bill Ayers

U.S. Out Of Everywhere

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Nov 7, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses building successful non-violent mass movements with Bill Ayers, author of “Demand the Impossible”. Ayers reflects on his experience as one of the co-founders of the Weather Underground, a communist revolutionary group from the late 1960s that was dedicated to the violent overthrow of the U.S. government. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the rise and demise of the Weather Underground.

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Exiled on Main Street: Urban Utopian Insurrection by Mark Mason and Susan Cain

Defeat Capitalism!

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by Mark Mason and Susan Cain
Guest Writers, Dandelion Salad
Mark Mason, PhD
crossposted from Dissident Voice, May 18, 2016
May 23, 2016

The dynamics of capitalism is postponement of enjoyment to the constantly postponed future.
— Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History, 1959

Is There No Alternative? Thinking Outside the Ballot Box

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The 1% Economy: A Global Inequality Crisis

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The Debate – 1% (Greater than) 99%

PressTV News Videos on Jan 19, 2016

The financial inequality across the globe has reached new extremes. The international charity -Oxfam- in its latest report “An Economy for the 1%” has a shocking revelation: “Runaway inequality has created a world where 62 people own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population.” Imagine that. Only five years earlier it took 388 of the world’s richest to reach that mark. Extreme inequality: that is the topic for this edition of the debate.

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Russell Brand: The Revolution Can Begin As Soon As You Decide It Does In Yourself

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I highly recommend watching the entire interview on Democracy Now!.

Democracy Now!
Nov. 14, 2014

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For years Russell Brand has been one of Britain’s most popular comedians, but over the past 12 months he has also emerged as a leading voice of Britain’s political left. He has taken part in anti-austerity protests, spoken at Occupy Wall Street protests and marched with the hacker collective Anonymous. A recovering addict himself, Brand has also become a leading critic of Britain’s drug laws. He has just come out with a new book expanding on his critique of the political system. It is simply titled Revolution. Continue reading

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 7, interviewed by Chris Hedges

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TheRealNews on Nov 6, 2014

Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin continue their discussion of the threats faced by democratic institutions.

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Rise Up America, Rise Up! by Mohammed Mesbahi

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by Mohammed Mesbahi
Share the World’s Resources
October 30, 2014

A letter to an American activist

The time has come when America must rapidly transform its values through a more inclusive and spiritual vision, based upon a just sharing of the world’s resources. It is up to you, the youth of America, to lead the way by organising a non-stop demonstration in every state, until that nationwide wave of peaceful protest eventually catches on globally.


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Chris Hedges: The Future Collapse + Perpetual Imperialistic War = Bombs on Subways in the West

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with Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges: Building Different Relationships Before It’s Too Late

ontheearthproduction on Sep 29, 2014

Journalist, author and activist Chris Hedges took time during his September 13, 2014 appearance at Fighting Bob Fest in Baraboo, Wisconsin, to talk about the human race’s sustainability or potential collapse in the age of unstoppable climate change, corporate domination, and perpetual war.

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Chris Hedges at Flood Wall Street: The System Itself Is Dead + NYPD Arrest Protesting Polar Bear

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with Chris Hedges

ItsTheFree on Sep 25, 2014

Chis Hedges speaks to the crowd at #FloodWallStreet, the direct action joined by over 1000 people at Broadway and Wall Street to shut down the leading polluters and the biggest profiteers of activities and policies causing climate change.

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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: Occupy Wall Street Protestors VS Cliven Bundy’s Ranch Protesters

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Updated: May 6, 2014

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The Big Picture RT on Apr 30, 2014

Chris Hedges, Truthdig, joins Thom Hartmann. The government has treated Occupy Wall Street protestors harsher than its treated actually dangerous people like the militia members who’ve taken over the land surrounding Cliven Bundy’s ranch. Why is that – and what does it say about the state of dissent in America? Continue reading

Chris Hedges: The New Global Neo-feudalism Society (Q&A)

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with Chris Hedges

Capitalism Isn't Working

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LeighaCohen on Apr 10, 2014

The Q&A questions included: The difficulties in US media to gain funding for progressive films and the films present distribution especially in US Prisons, the history of how the US became the leading country in the world in mass incarceration, the US two tier legal system and society, how the US Democratic system is broken, the decrease and destruction of traditional progressive organizations movements in the US, a blistering attack by Chris Hedges of the Clinton Presidency, how the drug war has had severe negative consequences within the US and also in Mexico and South America, the creation of what Chris Hedges calls a new global neo-feudalism society and the need for the re-creation of progressive mass movements for social change.

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There Is A Deeper Wave Than This by David Swanson

by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
March 26, 2014

"Stop Bitching - Start a Revolution"

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A wave of action is coming on April 4th, the date they killed MLK, the date Cindy Sheehan lost her son, the date cherry blossoms and resisters to fascism begin to show after an endless winter of many, many years. Take a look at waveofaction.org.

Electing a different president six years ago was not a partial step, a failed attempt, a warm-up round. It was a halftime show of circus clowns and cheerleaders. The partial step, the failed attempt, the warm up, the ground work, the base of experience and training and testing was Occupy. Continue reading

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

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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.

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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