John Pilger: Media On Trial

State of the Union

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with John Pilger

Frome Stop War on Nov 1, 2017

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
235 Shaftesbury Ave, WC2H 8EP London, United Kingdom

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John Pilger: The Coming War On China (must-see)

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

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RT on Dec. 9, 2016

A nuclear war between the United States and China is not only imaginable but a current ‘contingency’, says the Pentagon. This film by acclaimed filmmaker John Pilger is both a warning and an inspiring story of resistance.

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Chris Hedges: The Global Culture of Violence: What Is The Path to Peace and Justice?

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with Chris Hedges

Brookly Society for Ethical Culture on Oct 1, 2014

Chris Hedges speaking at the Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture Charley Horwitz Platform. “The Global Culture of Violence: What Is The Path to Peace and Justice?” Sept. 28, 2014. http:/bsec.org

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

2014 People's Climate March NYC 20

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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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Recipe for Endless Profits to War Profiteers and Their Legally-Bribed Politicians by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
February 10, 2013

War profiteers not welcome

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Ingredients (or should it be Ingreedients?):

Imperialist ideologues of all political parties

Arms manufacturers (war profiteers)

Politicians with no conscience nor regard for international laws or the Constitution

Corporate media

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What Will We Do Now Without The Fearless Leader? by Daniel N. White

by Daniel N. White
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
December 29, 2011

Legs!!!

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I mean the United States, not North Korea, of course. The Koreans will get along if not fine, at least no worse than before Kim Jong Il’s recent departure from the scene. No, the United States faces a crisis it is completely unprepared for. We have had entirely too much invested in demonizing Kim and his nation and what with the recent exit of Gadaffi from the scene, and Saddam’s and Osama’s too, all the leading bugbears of the US’ national security (read: permanent war fear and of late permanent war) state are gone, and we must ask ourselves what are we to do now, with them all gone? Who can replace them? How can we replace them in time to keep people from asking embarrassing questions about our gross overexpenditures on our transparently incompetent and incapable military? Continue reading

Eva Golinger: The Goal is Regime Change

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on Dec 23, 2011

On Friday in Syria’s capital, Damascus, two suicide car bombs shook the city. The attacks are in the midst of the arrival of the Arab League’s advanced team and claimed the lives of 40 people. Protesters in the country are rising up against the Basher al-Assad regime, and the Arab League team was deployed to assure the Syrian government had stopped cracking down on protesters. Are these bombings an isolated incident? Eva Golinger, lawyer and author, joins us to discuss what is going on.

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Kucinich on Defense Authorization Act: It “Authorizes Permanent Warfare Anywhere In the World” + Lee Camp: Life, Liberty & Indefinite Detention Without A Trial

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by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, Dec 14, 2011

Indefinite Detention

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today outlined his opposition to H.R. 1540, the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in a speech on the House floor. The NDAA contains unprecedented language that would authorize the military to indefinitely detain individuals without charge or trial – including U.S. citizens and those captured on U.S. soil. It also “affirms” that the U.S. is in an armed conflict with Al Qaeda, the Taliban and “associated forces” (that are undefined), setting the stage for permanent global warfare.

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Michael Parenti: Welfare for the Wealthy (2005)

Corporate Greed

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with Michael Parenti
Featured Writer
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Michael Parenti Blog
www.michaelparenti.org
Nov. 27, 2011

on Jan 3, 2008

How corporate America feeds out of the public trough while preaching virtues of self-reliance to the rest of us.

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The crime of making Americans aware of their own history by William Blum

by William Blum
Featured Writer
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www.killinghope.org
Oct. 4, 2011

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: V...

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The crime of making Americans aware of their own history

Is history getting too close for comfort for the fragile little American heart and mind? Their schools and their favorite media have done an excellent job of keeping them ignorant of what their favorite country has done to the rest of the world, but lately some discomforting points of view have managed to find their way into this well-defended American consciousness.

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Laying the Groundwork for the Next War: Yemen by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
September 13, 2011

Last Tuesday, following his visit to ground zero, Obama’s New Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned the public of upcoming 9/11-like terrorist attacks. After a decade of war with Al Qaeda, the potential for another devastating terrorist assault “remains very real,” Panetta said, and added that the nature of the terrorist threat has evolved to the point that Al Qaeda “nodes” outside Afghanistan and Pakistan are now the most dangerous, before delivering the most significant part of his fear mongering propaganda-speech: “Yemen has risen to the top of the list.”

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9/11 Paved the Way for America’s Permanent Wars of Aggression by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
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11 September 2011

Bahrain pro-democracy demo in the capital Manama

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Whether 9/11 was an inside job or an amazing terrorist success, the fact is that either way the atrocity is intimately linked with US state terrorism.

The attacks on the Twin Towers in 2001 were a seminal event that paved the way for permanent wars of aggression by the US and its puppet allies – wars that have made a travesty of international law, taking state criminality to new heights and resulting in mass murder of innocents. That is state terrorism, by any definition, that is out of control, which no alleged original crime can justify.

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Twisted up by a super coup d’etat by Bruce Gagnon

by Bruce Gagnon
featured writer
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Organizing Notes
August 27, 2011

Protest against US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

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The Boston Globe had a blaring headline on August 14: ‘Doomsday’ defense cuts directly affect panel members – Large military contractors are in their states.

Put your ear to the railroad tracks and you can hear the train coming. Now that the new 12-member Congressional “Super Committee” has essentially been given the power of God (and the Devil) the military industrial complex, and their appendage called the corporate media, are swinging into action. Continue reading

Massive Perpetual Wars against Fantastical Dwarfed Terrorists by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
August 5, 2011

Destroyed Village

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For almost 10 years we have been engaged in a massive and many-fronted war advertised as a war on terror-war on Al Qaeda. Recent reports put the total cost to America of this war on terror at around $3 trillion. This is not counting un-countable covert operations with secret budgets, and it does not include the war in Libya or covert wars elsewhere.

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The Strange Silencing of Liberal America by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
www.globalresearch.ca
www.johnpilger.com
July 7, 2011

Protect Free Speech Wikileaks = Pentagon Paper...

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How does political censorship work in liberal societies? When my film, Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia, was banned in the United States in 1980, the broadcaster PBS cut all contact. Negotiations were ended abruptly; phone calls were not returned. Something had happened. But what? Year Zero had already alerted much of the world to the horrors of Pol Pot, but it also investigated the critical role of the Nixon administration in the tyrant’s rise to power and the devastation of Cambodia.

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